Shure just announced the Bluetooth version of Shure SE215, one of company’s best earphones under $100. Since the earbuds are removeable from the cable, so I think they just sell the Bluetooth cable of Shure SE215 and additional earpieces. However they also do sell the Bluetooth adapter cable separately for $99 – Shure SE215 owners who want to upgrade their to Bluetooth would appreciate.
I haven’t yet done teardown test to see which Bluetooth module and Bluetooth chip this wireless adapter cable use. There is other cable for Shure SE215 popping up on the martket earlier – these cables seem to use CSR8645 with AptX.
The Bluetooth cable features remote control and a compartment to hold the Bluetooth module and battery. The compartment sits behind your neck and the control is on the right. The battery is decent that can last up to 8 hours according to the company and the working range of Bluetooth is around 10 meters (30 feet).
The earpieces are exactly the same as “wire version”, giving user a perfect fit with over-ear wear. With unique, ergonomic design of earpieces and foam tips they offer a great noise isolation – up to 37dB subtraction from the ambient noise.
The Shure SE215-CL-BT1 delivers deep bass, rich detailed sound, but being Bluetooth the sound becomes somewhat less dynamic. I will update this post after comparing these 2 models – with cable and Bluetooth adapter cable please check back. But considering how good the SE215 sounds this could be the best sound Bluetooth earbuds you could find among other competiors like Bose SoundSport Wireless, BeatsX, Jaybird X3, LG Tone and more.