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Numberoneq
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Dec 16, 2017
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Newbie here, how do these compare to shure 215se?
Dec 16, 2017
WarningSpooky
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Dec 19, 2017
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Short answer: they're far better.
Dec 19, 2017
jaydunndiddit
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Dec 20, 2017
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They're better but that heavily depends on what you're looking for. The 215's definitely have them beat in the low range and I find them more comfortable during my 8-hour workday. The PX is very light on the low-end, but the mids and highs come through nicely (no sibilance on the latter). However, I don't find them near as comfortable as the 215 for extended periods as they are much heavier and the nozzles are quite thick. I also find that the only tip that works well for me is the triple flange as the others are just too shallow for my ear canals.
The PX also requires quite a bit more power and really need to be amped where as the 215's do not. The 215's will play on anything and get very loud. I have to max my player un-amped for the PX to get where I like it and I still feel like that's not enough to really wake it up.
Beyond that, the PX has a wider soundstage and is able to pick up more details in the music. However, the 215 is plainly just a lot more fun. I use the PX more for blues/acoustic/soul/bluegrass/folk and the 215 for hip-hop/RnB/pop/EDM/trap. The bass of the 215 really adds a feeling to music that the PX lacks but the PX brings out more details and imaging. I enjoy both since I listen to all genres and just keep them on rotation depending on my playlist for the day.
Dec 20, 2017
gemmoglock
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Jan 26, 2018
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Not perfect but to me they are way better. SE is warmer and nicer tone but is less detailed and can sound muddy after you have heard better. PX is clearer and more resolving, and is to me a gateway to better IEMs. You do need a powerful enough source to drive the PX decently, like a V20/V30 or DAP.
Jan 26, 2018
Numberoneq
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Jan 26, 2018
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Thank you
Jan 26, 2018
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