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Like all the more expensive SE series earphones, the SE210s feature heavy duty cabling that instils confidence in the user. The earphones themselves have a short cable, which then plugs into a supplied 91cm extension cable – all the connections are gold plated and have a very solid feel to them. Like the SE310s, the SE210s ship with Shure’s Deluxe Fit Kit comprising three sets of foam sleeves in small, medium and large sizes, along with three sets of soft flex sleeves, also in small, medium and large sizes. You also get a pair of triple flange sleeves for anyone with very strange ears, a tool to clean any errant wax from the earphones and a zip up case.
There are optional accessories available like the inline volume control, a shorter 23cm extension cable, an airline adapter and the Push To Hear module that comes with the E500PTHs. Hopefully Shure will bring a smaller PTH module to market soon, because it really is a great concept, but a little bulky in its current guise.
With an RRP of £99.99 Shure has placed the SE210s well within the reach of the average consumer. In fact, even though these earphones aren’t actually available yet I have already found one retailer offering them for under £90! At that kind of price, anyone who’s even semi-serious about their music should think hard about buying a set of SE210s.
The SE210s can’t compete with Shure’s more expensive dual and triple driver models, but they’re indiscernibly close to the SE310s while costing considerably less. With a street price of under £90 the SE210s should be a tempting proposition for anyone that encodes their music at a decent bit rate. If you want great sound quality from your player without breaking the bank, the Sure SE210s should be top of your shopping list.
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