Shure earphones are not worn in the same style as headphones or standard earbuds. To enjoy the superior sound isolation and audio quality of your earphones, it is very important to get a proper fit!

Situating the cables

  • Note the difference between the right (R) and left (L) earphones and insert earphone into each ea
  • Wrap the earphone cord over the top and down the back of the ear -- the earphone cord can also be worn hanging straight down
  • Use the adjustment tube to secure the cables either behind your head or in front

Inserting the Earphones

To insert the earphone, gently compress the foam with your fingers and insert the earphone into your ear.

Creating Your Personal Fit

The quality of the frequency response and sound isolation depends on how well the sleeves seal. If the earphone seems to be lacking in bass, check the tightness of the seal between the earphone and your ear, or try one of the other sleeve options. Each earphone comes with a selection of sleeve options. Sleeves options vary by earphone model.

We recommend taking some time to experiment with your fit kit to find the sleeve and style of wear that works best for you

Foam Sleeves

Compress the foam sleeve at the end of the earphone by rolling it between your thumb and forefinger before inserting it. Hold the earphone in place for about 10 seconds while the foam expands and creates a tight seal. 

Flex and soft flex sleeves

Try the different sizes to determine the best fit for comfort and isolation

Triple Flange sleeves

The sleeve tube or flange can be trimmed for customisation and greater comfort


How to clean your Earphones

How to Clean Earphones

Chris Lyons and Sean Sullivan from Shure talk about proper care and cleaning of your earphones.