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Shure KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System

Shure’s KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System—the world’s first Sound Isolating electrostatic earphone and amplifier rig.

New York, NY (November 25, 2015)—Shure’s latest is the premium KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System—reportedly the world’s first Sound Isolating electrostatic earphone and amplifier system, for use with portable and traditional media players, retailing for $2,999. The SHA900 Portable Listening Amplifier is a standalone amplifier designed for use with premium-quality headphones and earphones. Rounding out Shure’s newest product introductions is the SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones in three new colors—blue, bronze, and black.

The KSE1500 system features single-driver electrostatic Sound Isolating earphones matched to a USB DAC/ADC that processes audio from portable digital (Mac, Windows, iOS and Android OS) or analog audio sources. The system’s amplifier DSP is able to process (EQ) digital audio directly via micro-USB as well as analog via a direct line in. An analog signal can completely bypass the DSP for full analog audio amplification.

The KSE1500 system features a high-resolution conversion rate of up to 24 bit/96 kHz and has been submitted to and verified by the Japan Audio Society (JAS) as qualified for the organization’s “High-Resolution Audio” rating. Hosting five preset settings—flat, low boost, vocal boost, loudness, and de-ess— as well as four customizable user-defined equalizer settings, the KSE1500’s four-band Parametric EQ provides the ability to customize frequency response based on user preferences.