39points

Fostex TH-5

48points

Shure SE215

Fostex TH-5
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Fostex TH-5 vs Shure SE215

Fostex TH-5
Shure SE215
Fostex TH-5
Shure SE215
39
points
48
points

Why is Fostex TH-5 better than Shure SE215?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    20Hzvs22Hz
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Shure SE215 better than Fostex TH-5?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 24 Ohms lower impedance
    20 Ohmsvs44 Ohms
  • 11dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    107dB/mWvs96dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an in-ear form
  • 0.42m longer cable
    1.62mvs1.2m

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Fostex TH-5
Shure SE215

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
Fostex TH-5
Shure SE215

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an in-ear form
Fostex TH-5
Shure SE215

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

4.travel bag is included
Fostex TH-5
Shure SE215

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

5.has an on-ear form
Fostex TH-5
Shure SE215

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.

6.has a straight plug
Fostex TH-5
Shure SE215

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

17500Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

22Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Fostex TH-5
Shure SE215

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

96dB/mW

107dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

44 Ohms

20 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Fostex TH-5
Shure SE215

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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