Earbuds are both the best and worst invention of all time. They allow us to listen to music while on the bus, on a plane or jogging. But they simultaneously fill me with the rage of 1000 gods when they get caught on cupboard doors or get tangled in their own cords while floating around my backpack. Because of the wear and tear that earbuds go through on a daily basis, they really can’t be considered “buy if for life” (BIFL) in any real sense of the term. However, there are some options that really increase the likelihood that you will be using these earbuds for a long time. The Shure SE315 sound isolating earphonesnot only sound great, but they have the unique draw of having detachable cables. You see, cables are generally the weak link in most headphones. Especially ones that tend to be wrapped around your iPhone or jumbled up in a ball in your pocket. Because of the replaceable cable, you could feasibly order a set of replacement cables and extend the life of these earbuds substantially. It’s not perfect, but it’s about as good as you’re going to get in this grade of headphone. If you’re willing to spend a bit more and lug around a bigger set, check out the Sennheiser HD25.
Shure SE315-K Sound Isolating Earphones with Single High Definition MicroDriver and Tuned BassPort
11 used from $ 145.78
- SE315 Sound Isolating Earphones feature full-range sound and optimized low-end performance
- Single High-Definition MicroDriver
- Detachable cable with formable wire
- Includes SE315, sleeve fit kit, cleaning tool, carrying case, and user guide
- Available in clear and black: "-K" designates the product's color variation (black)