Shure E500-PHT earphones launched at CES

Posted on Tuesday, January 10 2006 @ 7:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Shure launched the E500 Sound Isolating Earphones at CES 2006, these earphones are precision-engineered for audiophiles and include an innovative "Push-to-Hear" option that lets you alternate between complete isolation and your connection with the outside world.

What HDTV has done to the experience of watching television, the E500's Triple Hi-Definition Drivers will do for audio. Utilizing three miniature speakers-one tweeter and two woofers-the E500 lets you experience precise highs and the richest lows that are true to live performance. Delivered in a tiny "in-ear" package with a sleek and comfortable new bronze metallic design, these earphones represent the ultimate audio experience at home or on the go.

An industry first for sound-isolating earphones, the E500 is available packaged with Shure's new modular Push-to-Hear (PTH) accessory. Designed to allow consumers to alternate between complete immersion in their music or a connection with outside ambient sounds, the Push-to-Hear Control activates an external microphone and mutes the music. Perfect for brief conversations at work or when traveling, Shure's PTH is also sold separately and can be used with any sound isolating earphones.

  • Unparalleled Acoustic Accuracy: The E500 is the first in Shure's earphone line to utilize 3 miniature precision-engineered drivers -- one tweeter and two woofers -- to offer the most accurate audio reproduction for the ultimate in precision highs and the richest lows.
  • Sound Isolating Design/Personalized Fit and Comfort: Proven more effective than noise-cancellation, Shure's sound isolating earphones block 30-37dB of outside noise with a good seal. Leveraging soft, flexible sleeves that contour to the inside of the ear for the best possible fit and maximum comfort during wear, the E500 blocks outside noise to prevent it from interfering with the audio experience.
  • Low-Profile Industrial Design: This is miniature technology at its best with sleek styling, bronze metallic casing, and a unique over-the-ear design to keep cables out of the way.
  • Premium Accessories Kit: With 8 pair of sleeve options for a personalized fit, the E500 also offers modular cables for portable and home stereo listening.
  • The E500-PHT will ship in May for $499.

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