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Shure se215 or Audio-Technica ATH-E40's

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I want to buy a new pair of earphones. My choice has come down to the Audio-Technica ATH- E40's or Shure se215. What should I get? And if you have other recommendations can you please tell me. Thanks
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phoenixsong
1010
Nov 29, 2017
The Vsonic GR07 37 Anniversary Edition sounds way better than both. I used to own the E40 and hear the SE215 often.
Brandon123
167
Sep 10, 2017
Quoting lachlan fit go for Shure but sound go for audio technica
Munnybear
259
Sep 10, 2017
Go and try the Westone w60 in a shop and none of these would matter.
Jefffa
185
Sep 10, 2017
I haven't tried the E40's, but I've tried the SE215's. My lord, the fit and sound isolation alone were almost enough for me to buy them. It's incredibly snug although a little cumbersome to put on because I wasn't used to it yet. They're quite bass heavy and in general, it's very muddy. This muddiness stopped me from buying it.
I agree with phoenixsong with the Philips Fidelio S2 recommendation. I felt there was a good balance of everything with them and I loooved them however one earbud stopped working after a few months.
phoenixsong
1010
Sep 7, 2017
I've heard both, and owned the e40 at one point in time. You can get better! I acquired the 1More 1M301 for abt USD$25 and the Philips Fidelio S2 for $37, both of which are far more balanced. The SE215's bass is a tad too strong- aggravated by its slightly loose nature. The e40 just sounds off.
HolyClark
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Apr 30, 2017
Hello, Both of se215 and ATH-E40 are good Entry-level earphones. se215 has a better performance on bass. Its good at most of pop music. But if you like ACG, especially female voice parts, ATH-E40 is your better choice. Thanks