When comparing Shure SE215 vs Sennheiser GAME ONE PC Gaming Headset, the Slant community recommends Shure SE215 for most people. In the question“What are the best headphones?” Shure SE215 is ranked 31st while Sennheiser GAME ONE PC Gaming Headset is ranked 38th. The most important reason people chose Shure SE215 is:
Bass is emphasized so there is a good bit of thump while staying controlled. Mids are rich, highs avoid sibilance, though they're a bit rolled off. Soundstage is okay--instruments are separated out enough for them to not sound like they're all coming from the same place, but it's not particularly wide.
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Pro Rich, full sound
Bass is emphasized so there is a good bit of thump while staying controlled. Mids are rich, highs avoid sibilance, though they're a bit rolled off.
Soundstage is okay--instruments are separated out enough for them to not sound like they're all coming from the same place, but it's not particularly wide.
Pro Fantastic sound isolation to block out unwanted noise
The memory foam eartips mold to your ear to provide amazing sound isolation, though there's a bit of a learning curve to using them. You have to press them together before putting them in and then allow them to expand in your ear. Once expanded they will take the shape of your ear and that way provide excellent noise isolation.
The earphones also come with silicon tips which are easier to use than the foam ones and also last longer.
Pro Comfortable once you get used to them
The SE215 earphones have a negative profile, optimized nozzle angle, over-ear fit and memory eartips that ensure the earphones stay in place comfortably regardless of situation. You can even lie on your side with them.
Pro A lot of equipment
6 types of plugs (silicon/ foam: S/M/L).
Pro Outstanding build quality makes them long lasting
SE215 earbuds use tough plastic earpiece shells, have a robust kevlar-reinforced cable, a sturdy Y-splitter that's difficult to bend and an L-shaped plug that adds additional strain relief. They won't break if you snag them, drop them or sit on them. They're also completely sweat proof so you can use them while working out without having to worry about damaging them. They're durable enough for professional stage use for which they were specifically designed for.
Pro Thick, replaceable cable
The SE215's 6.4-ft. cable is very thick, and further reinforced at the left/right split point. Reviews confirm the durability benefits of its heavy-duty design. If it ever does break, the cable is built to detach safely from the earpieces, allowing replacement.
Pro Will stay in place in the ears
The optimized angle of the earbuds, over-ear fit, and memory ear tips ensure that the earphones stay in place comfortably regardless of situation. These are also sweat-proof, so they're a great option for active use.
Pro Two year limited warranty
Shure provides a warranty against defects in materials or manufacturing for two years.
Pro Excellent product for the price.
You get a lot of quality for the price you pay. Sennheiser is by far the best.
Pro Very good microphone and noise canceling
The microphone ranks among the best and features excellent noise canceling which does a great job at eliminating background noises.
Pro Great soundstage width
The open back design gives a feeling of width to the sound, which is great for movies and games. This effect is achieved without having to rely on virtual surround sound software techniques.
Pro Tight and punchy bass, meaty and warm mids as well as clear and airy highs
The GAME ONE has excellent sound quality and offers good balance between the different sound frequencies. The bass is tight and punchy instead of the overpowering and bloated low-end that most gaming headsets have.
Mids have good presence and fullness, so game dialogue should be easily heard. The highs are crisp and airy so a lot of detail can be enjoyed from games, yet the headset is not fatiguing to listen to, even with long gaming sessions.
Pro Comfortable to wear
Inside the ear pads, reasonably thick memory foam is used so they feel really soft. On the surface is high quality velour which not only feels really smooth but also allows for some airflow to the ears, minimizing heat build-up.
Con Need some time getting used to
It may take some getting used to memory cables and there's a bit of a learning curve to putting the earphones in with memory eartips. At, first memory cables may seem a bit stiff, but after they're broken in, they're generally more comfortable than typical wires. There's even a wire sleeve that helps form the wire bundled with the earphones to help combat this issue. As for memory eartips--every time before putting them in your ear you have to press them together and then allow them to expand in your ear.
Con Inline mic and volume controls cost an extra $50
The supplied detachable cable does not have a mic or inline volume controls. They can be added by upgrading to the M+ cable.
Con Large mic has limited adjustment
The mic is quite large and while it can be bent further away from the face, its bulk means that it is still quite visible and can hit your head should you remove or put on the headset. Also, the mic can only swing up and is not removable or retractable, adding to the size of the headset.
Con Long cable is non-removable
Cable tangles can be a problem with this headset as the attached cable is non-removable and is also quite long.
Con Feels cheap
The headset feels a little flimsy and cheap due to the mostly plastic build materials.