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Welcome to Amplify, your source for interactive content, artist news and everything related to the world of Shure listening. Whether you’re an audiophile or someone who simply enjoys music, we’re sure you’ll find something here to help you get the most out of your audio.

KSE1500 versus KSE1200: Know Your Electrostatic Earphones

Sean Sullivan | May 22, 2018
When the KSE1500 was introduced in 2015, Shure made portable high fidelity a reality. Sean Sullivan explains how the new KSE1200 makes it more affordable.

Seven Ways to Make Your Earphones Last

Linda Hansen | December 19, 2017
There's no expiration date on your earphones and Shure builds them to withstand a beating. Here are some simple steps that will make yours last for years.

Top 8 Earphone and Headphone Myths Exposed

Sean Sullivan | June 29, 2016
Product Manager Sean Sullivan debunks eight of the most popular myths and legends surrounding headphones and earphones.

What's the Difference Between Shure's KSE1500 & SE846 Earphones?

Paul Crognale | November 20, 2015
Depending on your requirements the KSE1500 may or may not be the right earphone for you. In this post we'll highlight some differences between our current top of line earphones with balanced armature drivers (the SE846), and the KSE1500.

PSM 101: Earphones and Safe Listening Practices

Davida Rochman | April 1, 2015
The third installment in the Shure PSM 101 video series explains the important role that earphones play in personal monitor systems.

Earphone & Headphone Specifications Explained

Marc Henshall | November 11, 2014
Earphones and headphones often come with some fairly intimidating spec sheets. This can make choosing the right model for you a little daunting. Thankfully, we've put together a list of the most commonly seen specs to help you make an informed decision.

How to Properly Fit and Wear Shure Earphones

Davida Rochman | October 2, 2014
This brief video will demonstrate how to get the best sound isolation and the most comfortable fit from every Shure earphone.

High-Resolution Audio - Are You Creating a Sonic Bottle-neck?

Marc Henshall | April 17, 2014
In light of Neil Young's PonoMusic, we look at high-res audio, the importance of headphones, and how you're only as good as the weakest link in your signal chain.

Why Do My Earphones Lack Bass? How to Fit Shure Earphones Correctly

Marc Henshall | February 23, 2014
It's a common misconception that Shure earphones "lack bass". In reality, less than 1% of earphones returned to Shure service for "lack of bass" are defective. In almost all cases, the cause is due to how they're fitted, and here's why.

The Making of the SE846: An Interview with Sean Sullivan

Allison Wolcott | August 12, 2013
In anticipation of the SE846 making its way into ears and hearts worldwide, I sat down with Shure earphone guy Sean Sullivan to get the scoop on what's so great about these earphones, the challenges of the earphone form factor, the pitfalls of audiophilia, and what makes it all worthwhile.