Electrostatic Sound-Isolating Earphones, Custom Earphone Cable
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The KSE1500 - Electrostatic Earphone System from Shure is a premium electrostatic sound-isolating earphone and amplifier system designed to deliver the high-resolution audio to "on-the-go" audiophiles and audio enthusiasts. The electrostatic earphones feature a single driver that is matched to a USB digital-to-analogue-convertor (DAC) that converts analogue or digital audio from portable digital audio sources or computers at resolutions up to 24-bit / 96 kHz. Streamlined controls allow for quick and easy navigation, while the enhanced audio control features an on-board four-band parametric AEQ with five presets and four customisable setting to maximise audio playback fidelity. The amplifier can process digital audio via micro-USB, analogue via direct line in, or bypass entirely for a pure analogue signal without conversion.

The front-panel display provides easy monitoring of input source, input level metre, battery level, output volume and AEQ settings. The premium housing is constructed from elegantly machined black anodised aluminium, while power is provided from an integrated rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery that can be conveniently charged from the included wall charger, or via USB while streaming audio from a computer. Compatible with iOS and Android devices, the KSE1500 ships with Lightning and OTG cables, as well as two 1/8" / 3.5 mm cables, an airline adapter, an attenuator, a 1/4" / 6.35mm adapter, two security bands, a microfiber cleaning cloth, and a leather carrying case.

Key Features

  • The first application of electrostatic technology for Sound-Isolating Earphones (patent pending) featuring a single MicroDriver design
  • Extremely high correlation to the source audio provides unmatched audio clarity and detail
  • 4-band parametric AEQ features five preset settings and four customisable settings to manage audio playback preferences
  • Integrated USB-rechargeable battery can conveniently charge from provided wall charger or computer, even when streaming USB audio from computer
  • Lightweight, ergonomic earphone shape minimises ear fatigue while comfortable sound-isolating sleeves block up to 37 dB of ambient noise
  • Custom-designed earphone cable specifically isolates each conductor
  • Streamlined controls for quick and simple, user-friendly navigation throughout the KSE1500 settings
  • Compatible with Mac, PC, iOS and Android devices via included accessory assortment, featuring Micro-B to Lightning and Micro-B OTG cables
  • Premium Shure fit and finish and construction featuring an elegantly machined black aluminium housing, manufactured to exacting Shure quality standards


CompatibilityMade for iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPod touch (5th generation)

Also compatible with Android devices that support USB Audio Class 2.0 and Micro-B OTG (On-The-Go) connectivity
Bias Voltage(s)200 VDC
Output Voltage±200 V max
Output Current=1 mA
Noise Attenuation=37 dB
TemperatureBattery Charging Temperature Range: 32 to 113°F / 0 to 45°C
Operating Temperature Range: 0 to 135°F / -18 to 57°C
Connector TypeLEMO
Frequency Response10 Hz to 50 kHz
Maximum SPL113 dB SPL (1 kHz at 3% THD)
Bit Depth16 / 24-bit
Sample Rate44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
Frequency Response10 Hz to 50 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR)Up to 107 dB (A-weighted)
Gain Range-40 to +60 dB
LimiterSelectable analogue RMS limiter
Equaliser4-band parametric
USB InputUSB Micro-B Receptacle
Line Input1/8" / 3.5 mm
ChargingUSB-Powered: 5 V / 0.5 A to 1 A
Battery TypeRechargeable Li-Ion
Nominal Voltage3.6 VDC
Battery LifeAnalogue In (BYPASS AEQ mode): Up to 10 hours
USB Input (AEQ mode): up to 7 hours
HousingBlack anodised aluminium
Dimensions (H x W x D)4.4 x 2.3 x 0.8" / 11.1 x 5.9 x 2.1 cm
WeightAmplifier: 6.4 oz / 182.0 g
Earphones: 1.6 oz / 44.0 g
Shure KSE1500 - Electrostatic Earphone System
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