Continuing our cheap in-ears journey, today I’ll be talking about the Shure SE112, the Se215 little brother. At the time of this writing, this model is costing less than $50, so this is a cheap option for those just entering the headphone world with a desire to experience something new. Let’s see if this is the right option for your needs…
I always say and have to repeat here, we always take the price into consideration when evaluating the sound, not that they are highly correlated, but because there is a limit on what a $50 in-ear headphone can offer. With that in mind, the Shure SE112 does a great job and delivers an above average music experience, featuring deep bass with a good punch, forward and clear mids, crisp and detailed highs and an impressively wide soundstage that does a great job of separating instruments in the music.
Overall, the sound that the Shure SE112 offers is great and impressive, for those unfamiliar with high-end headphones. If you are just looking for an earbud to listen to your music with details, you will be satisfied with the Sound the SE112 delivers.
If you want a better sound for almost the same price, make sure to check out the SoundMAGIC E80.
Featuring a solid construction with a hard plastic housing, the Shure SE112 isn’t what I would call a premium in-ear, but if you take good care of them, they will last for a long time. One positive feature is the strong cable with reinforced points and the clip for cord management.
Overall the SE112 isn’t a fragile earbud only because it is made of plastic. They have a solid construction and as I said, take good care of them, and they will be around for a long time.
Comfort and Fit
Just like the SE215, the 112 is designed to be worn “over the ear” for you to achieve a better fit. Personally, I really enjoy this style and found it to be comfortable while providing a great isolation with the right ear tip. If you have any doubts on how to use them, here’s the Shure’s official Fit Guide.
Extra tip: If you have trouble with the standard silicone S,M,L tips I strongly recommend that you test the Comply foam ear tips, great fit and comfort better than any silicone tips out there, give it a try and you will never go back to the standard ones.
Styles, Accessories, and Extras
There are two versions of the Shure SE112, with and without the microphone and remote. You will receive in the package: The standard 3 pairs of silicone ear tips (S,M,L), an unusual nozzle cleaning tool and a drawstring pouch. Shure offers 1 year of warranty on this product.
- Speaker type: Single Dynamic MicroDriver
- Sensitivity: 105 dB SPL/mW
- Impedance: 16 Ω
- Noise Attenuation: Up to 37 dB
- Input Connector: Gold-plated 3.5 mm (1/8”)
- Frequency Range from 25 Hz
- Frequency Range to 17 KHz
- Cable length: 127 cm
- Color: Gray
Pros and Cons
- Deep bass
- Crisp and clear highs
- Wide Soundstage
- Strong cables
- Over the ear design
- No mic/remote on the standard version
My Rating: 9.0 out of 10
The Shure SE112 is a good replacement for those running away from the apple ear pods, and entering the world of good sound. If you enjoy bass, clear sound, and wide soundstage go for it with no concerns.
If you are interested, you can check it right now at Amazon.
However, if you want what I consider a better sound for a similar price, check our review on the SoundMAGIC E80.
Hope you enjoyed, if you have any doubts make sure to drop them below,