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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.

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.

What You Need To Know About Hearing Conservation: Behind the Scenes with Sensaphonics

Brooke Giddens | April 7, 2015
An interview with Sensaphonics audiologist Heather Malyuk about hearing loss among music industry professionals and ways to prevent it.

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.

Music On The Go: Where Do You Listen?

Brooke Giddens | November 6, 2014
Shure Associates share what they like about hearing certain genres of music in certain places with certain technologies. Tell us about your listening habits!

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.

The Shure $50 SE112 Earphones: What You Can Expect

Cheryl DaProza | June 4, 2014
There isn't one of us who doesn't have a tangled pair of low-end earphones in a gym bag, coat pocket or buried next to the I-PASS tollway transponder somewhere in the glove compartment under a crumpled pile of fast food napkins. The chances are pretty good, too, that at least one pair hasn't worked for months and will eventually end up in the trash bin just like all the others that came packaged with various MP3 players over the years.

TIME Ranks Shure Listening Products On Top

Allison Wolcott | April 29, 2014
Recently, the editorial staff at TIME evaluated nearly 3,000 listening products. Partnering with a third-party research service, TIME combed through archives of expert reviews, product specs and media coverage to determine which brand offered the "true audio experience."

Making the Right Earphone Choice: What You Need to Know

Davida Rochman | April 22, 2014
When Apple began packaging earbuds with their iPods in 2001, music lovers abandoned their Walkman® and Discman® portable music players along with whatever headphones they were using at the time, and a new consumer market was born.

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.

Open-Back vs Closed-Back Headphones

Marc Henshall | March 21, 2014
There are two distinct varieties of headphones available: closed back and open back. Each type has specific advantages or disadvantages depending on your application. Decide which type is right for you.