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SHURE - KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System


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Peerless Accuracy, Clarity, Detail, Speed: Electrostatic Technology, 24-Bit/96kHz USB DAC, Purpose-Built Amplifier, and Limitless User Customization Options Turn the Shure KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System Into a Portable-Audio Powerhouse

Featuring the world's first application of electrostatic technology for Sound Isolating earphones with a single MicroDriver, the KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System matches premium Shure single-driver 'phones to a high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz USB DAC and purpose-built KSE1500 amplifier to give you supreme sound quality no matter where – or from what device – you listen. Tailor-made for portable media players, smartphones, laptops, and computers, KSE1500 delivers fast, accurate, ultra-clear transient response and phenomenal correlation to the source for staggering musical detail. Recognizing everyone has individual preferences, KSE1500 is set up for seemingly limitless personalization. It includes an analog-to-digital converter for direct-in analog sources and analog bypass mode. A customizable four-band parametric EQ with five standard and four user-selectable settings combines with ergonomic controls, input-level meters, and an USB-rechargeable battery to allow modern convenience and generous flexibility. With KSE1500, you'll never listen the same way again.

Without Peer in the Industry: The World's First Electrostatic Sound Isolating Earphones
Electrostatic technology provides the fastest, most accurate transient response available. Until now, it has never been applied to Sound Isolating earphones. Each earphone features a virtually weightless, massless diaphragm surrounded by an electrostatic field generated by back plates that manage charge oscillation. The result is unmatched clarity and detail with an extremely high correlation to the source audio.

Tailored for Customization: Easy Monitoring of Settings, Multiple EQ Choices, and Bypass Mode
Clearly and easily view input source, input level meter, battery level, output volume, and EQ setting from the home screen. Meanwhile, a host of EQ settings offer fine-tuning. Flat, Low Boost, Vocal Boost, Loudness, and De-ess presets offer easy access to the EQ settings you'll most likely want to tweak. Or, enjoy pure analog audio in Bypass Mode, which bypasses digital processing. You can also further refine your listening experiences with four customizable EQ settings that allow you to shape and tune your music to suit your tone preferences.

Loaded With Accessories
The KSE1500 comes with a variety of cables, protective cases, adapters, and earphone sleeves for a customized listening experience as well as a wall charger, polishing cloth, and durable bands to secure the amplifier to your mobile device.

  • Superb detail, clarity, and transient response
  • Earphones block up to 37db of outside noise
  • Abundant customizability and streamlined controls
  • Integrated battery lasts up to 10 hours
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Bias Voltage: 200 V DC
Output Voltage: ±200 V, max.
Output Current: <1 mA
Noise Attenuation: <37 dB
Operating Temperature Range: 0 to 45 °C (32 to 113 °F)
Storage Temperature: -18 to 57 °C (0 to 135 °F)

Transducer Type: Electrostatic
Connector Type: LEMO Connector
Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 50 kHz
Maximum SPL (1 kHz at 3% THD): 113 dB SPL
Weight: 1.55 oz.

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
Adjustable Gain Range: -40 dB to +60 dB
Limiter: Selectable Analog RMS Limiter
Equalizer: 4-band Parametric
USB Input: USB Micro-B Receptacle
Line-In Input: 3.5 mm (1/8")
Charging Requirements: USB-powered 5 V/0.5 A to 1 A
Housing: Black Anodized Aluminum
Weight: 6.42 oz.

Battery Type: Rechargeable Li-Ion
Nominal Voltage: 3.6 V DC
Battery Life:
Analog in (BYPASS EQ mode) up to 10 hours
USB Input Analog in (EQ mode) up to 7 hours

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