New Shure KSE1500 Electrostatic Headphone System

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New Shure KSE1500 Electrostatic Headphone System

The world’s first electrostatic sound-isolating headphones are now among us. They are the Shure KSE1500.


The KSE1500 is based on the latest electrostatic technology. Each sound-isolating microtransducer headphone features a diaphragm that weighs almost nothing and takes up virtually nothing, surrounded by an electrostatic field generated by back plates that manage charge oscillation. This technology offers the fastest and most accurate transient response available, resulting in unparalleled audio clarity and detail.

The KSE1500 is capable of processing digital audio via micro-USB, as well as analog audio via direct line input. You can also completely bypass purely analog signals, without applying conversion. The included USB digital-analog converter (DAC) converts digital or analog audio from portable sources or computers.

High Resolution Audio LogoThe product with this logo has been designed to maximize the sound performance of high resolution audio.

The first application of electrostatic technology for sound-isolating headphones featuring a single transducer design.
Extremely high correlation with the sound source, offering unparalleled clarity and detail in sound. Electrostatic technology offers the fastest and most accurate transient response available.
The built-in USB rechargeable battery can be conveniently charged with the supplied wall charger or from a computer, even when outputting audio via USB from the computer.
The headset’s lightweight, ergonomic shape minimizes listening fatigue, while comfortable sound-isolating ear cushions block out up to 37dB of ambient noise.
The headset’s custom-designed cable specifically insulates each conductor.
Compatible with Mac, PC, Android and iOS devices through the included accessory assortment, which includes Micro-B to Ligthning and Micro-B OTG cables.
Enhanced audio control offers additional control options to maximize the fidelity of audio playback.
Selectable analog or digital input signal processing, digital audio input via USB, analog signal path via standard 3.5mm (1/8″) line input/switch.
Quantization for digital audio input signal processing: 16 bits or 24 bits. 24-bit/96KHz meets the high-resolution audio standards verified by the Japan Audio Society.
Premium Shure fit and construction, including a machined black aluminum housing, manufactured to exact Shure quality standards.

Frequency range: 10Hz – 50kHz
Weight: 44g headphones & 182g g amp
Color: Black
Pad kit of different shapes and sizes:
Elastic safety bands.
3.5mm (1/8″) Cable, 92cm (36″)
3.5mm (1/8″) Cable, 15.2cm (6″)
20.3cm (8″) Micro-B to Lightning Cable
20.3cm (8″) micro-B OTG cable
Leather amplifier case
Wall charger with USB cable
6.3mm (1/4″) adapter
Inline dimmer.
airplane adapter
Microfiber cleaning cloth

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