These are in-ear headphones. While spectacular, they are no longer available.
Old store page was http://store.shure.com/store/shure/en_US/DisplayProductDetailsPage/productID.105181400
A while back I did research on ear buds, looking for something with impedance appropriate for my Zaurus SL-C1000. I wanted this because I despise the subtle buzz on some headphones. I went to an audio specialist store, and was able to test out multiple headphones. This included some very expensive variations.
I ended up going with the SE210s because they were excellent and not as bass-heavy as the others. I'm VERY bass sensitive and there's no way I'm plugging subwoofers into my head.
The original set that I bought came with multiple types of the rubbery ear pieces which can be swapped out for the best comfort and fit. I went with the flanged ones.
For my replacement, I had to buy these separately. I ended up buying third-party universal/knockoffs but don't regret it. Why they come in a six-pack is beyond me.
My original pair lasted me a good while, but the cable and one ear bud detached a little. This was probably because I had the line over one shoulder then looped over my ears. This was one of the suggested wearing styles.
Now I'm wearing them the old fashioned way -- the line in front, split below my neck and up to my ears.
They are of such high quality that at the minimum volume setting they are loud and clear. Not only that, but they so block out outside sound that I could not hear my oven preheat beep while standing next to it.
With such good isolation, the ear buds themselves make noise in the ear when they jiggle, as does your movement and even joints. If you ever wanted to develop nearly-supranatural hearing and silent movement, this is how. I'm not exaggerating either.
|Transducer type||Balanced-armature drivers|
|Sensitivity (at 1kHz)||114 dB SPL/mW|
|Impedance (at 1kHz)||26 W|
|DC Resistance||19 W|
|Frequency Range||25Hz - 18.5kHz|
|Input connector||3.5 mm (1/8 in.) gold-plated stereo plug|
|Net weight||29g (1 oz)|
|Operational temperature||-18 - 57C (0 - 135°F)|
|Storage temperature||-29 - 74C (-20 - 165°F)|
Absolutely FANTASTIC audio. I don't think I'll use another headphone again.
This particular model is particularly good at very low volumes. With a good setup, there is no hiss at all. On my Zaurus SL-C1000 I can set the volume at 1 out of 100. Absolutely unbelievable.
I use the large white flanged ear pieces. They seem to fit the best. But after a long while of use, they don't sit as well and they tend to loosen and I get a pop from the air flow.