KSE1500

Electrostatic Sound Isolating™ Earphone System

KSE1500 explained

DEVELOPMENT STORY

After 8 years of rigorous development, Shure presents The World's First Electrostatic Sound Isolating™ Earphone System.
An experience so unbelievably real.

WORLD'S FIRST

The first application of electrostatic technology for sound isolating earphones with a single MicroDriver (patented). The design features a virtually weightless, massless diaphragm, surrounded by an electrostatic field generated by back plates that manage charge oscillation.

Extreme Source Audio Correlation

Unbeatable audio clarity and precision detail with the fastest and most accurate transient response in the market.

Ultimate Listening

Electrostatic technology is typically found in large stereo speaker systems. Now with our miniature driver and simplistic, lightweight design, every detail down to the ergonomic shape to minimize ear fatigue. The KSE1500 is truly crafted for the greatest user experience and portability.

Masterpiece in Every Detail

The custom designed cable specifically isolates each conductor, allowing for low capacitance and high dielectric properties necessary for an electrostatic system. The Kevlar™ reinforced cable with formable wire makes it extremely durable and secure, while custom fitted for over the ear wearing.
  • WORLD'S FIRST


    The first application of electrostatic technology for sound isolating earphones with a single MicroDriver(patented). The design features a virtually weightless, massless diaphragm, surrounded by an electrostatic field generated by back plates that manage charge oscillation.

  • Extreme Source Audio Correlation


    Unbeatable audio clarity and precision detail with the fastest and most accurate transient response in the market.

  • Ultimate Listening


    Electrostatic technology is typically found in large stereo speaker systems. Now with our miniature driver and simplistic, lightweight design, every detail down to the ergonomic shape to minimize ear fatigue. The KSE1500 is truly crafted for the greatest user experience and portability.

  • Masterpiece in Every Detail


    The custom designed cable specifically isolates each conductor, allowing for low capacitance and high dielectric properties necessary for an electrostatic system. The Kevlar™ reinforced cable with formable wire makes it extremely durable and secure, while custom fitted for over the ear wearing.

AMPLIFIER

Customize your EQ settings with advanced audio control

  • EXCLUSIVE PAIRING

    Designed exclusively for the KSE1500 electrostatic earphone, this amplifier features a unique electrical circuit that delivers specific bias voltages required by the single-driver electrostatic earphones.

  • 4-BAND PARAMETRIC EQ

    Featuring five preset settings, and four customizable settings to suit your unique taste with detailed personal control.

  • ENHANCED AUDIO CONTROL

    Designed exclusively for the KSE1500 electrostatic earphone system, the DAC amplifier has a 6-pin LEMO connection and electrical circuit customized completely for single-driver electrostatic earphones.

  • EMI (ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE) FILTER

    Specially designed circuitry filters out Electromagnetic interference from mobile phones without sacrifycing the audio quality.

EXCLUSIVE PAIRING

Designed exclusively for the KSE1500 electrostatic earphone, this amplifier features a unique electrical circuit that delivers specific bias voltages required by the single-driver electrostatic earphones.

4-BAND PARAMETRIC EQ

Featuring five preset settings, and four customizable settings to suit your unique taste with detailed personal control.

ENHANCED AUDIO CONTROL

Designed exclusively for the KSE1500 electrostatic earphone system, the DAC amplifier has a 6-pin LEMO connection and electrical circuit customized completely for single-driver electrostatic earphones.

EMI (ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE) FILTER

Specially designed circuitry filters out Electromagnetic interference from mobile phones without sacrifycing the audio quality.

THE SPECIFICATIONS

EARPHONE SPECIFICATION
Transducer Type Electrostatic
Frequency Response 10 Hz to 50 kHz
Maximum SPL (1 kHz at 3% THD) 113 dB SPL
Connector Type LEMO Connector
Cable length 140cm (55”)
AMPLIFIER SPECIFICATION
Equalizer 4-band Parametric
Bit Depth 16-bit / 24-bit
Sampling Rate 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio up to 107 dB A-weighted
USB Input USB Micro-B Receptacle
Line-in Input 3.5mm (1/8”)
Battery Life Line-in Input (BYPASS EQ mode) up to 10 hours
USB Input (EQ mode) up to 7 hours

THE SPECIFICATIONS

EARPHONE SPECIFICATION:
Transducer Type Electrostatic
Frequency Response 10 Hz to 50 kHz
Maximum SPL (1 kHz at 3% THD) 113 dB SPL
Connector Type LEMO Connector
Cable length 140cm (55”)
AMPLIFIER SPECIFICATION:
Equalizer 4-band Parametric
Bit Depth 16-bit / 24-bit
Sampling Rate 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio up to 107 dB A-weighted
USB Input USB Micro-B Receptacle
Line-in Input 3.5mm (1/8”)
Battery Life Analog in (BYPASS EQ mode) up to 10 hours
USB Input Analog in (EQ mode) up to 7 hours

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

The KSE1500 comes complete with…

  • • Micro-USB-to-Lightning Cable
  • • Micro-USB OTG Cable
  • • Micro-USB to USB Cable
  • • 3.5mm Cable (6”)
  • • 3.5mm Cable (36”)
  • • Leather Case for Amplifier
  • • Earphone Carrying Case
  • • Earphone Sleeves
  • • Airline Adapter
  • • 1/4” Adapter
  • • Volume Attenuator
  • • Cable Clip
  • • Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • • Rubber Retention Bands (2x)
  • • Country-specific USB Power Plug