RHA, the premium Scottish brand has never ceased to amaze us with it a consistent presentation of stunning in-ears. Well-known for offering a 3-year warranty, the brands in-ears are engineered to last. Coming to Shure SE112m+, the American audio corporation has grown in length. From merely testing waters, the brand has gone on to build a strong reputation among budget restrained audio enthusiast.
Today, we have two offerings that come from these two brands. The S500 from RHA and the SE112m+ from Shure. The in-ears come with their own share of flaws and strengths.
Here is a detailed comparison between the two in-ears.
"The RHA S500i are sturdily constructed in-ears that sound brilliantly good. An entry level earphone from the premium Scotish brand, the plethora of accesories make this pair a great value for money.
The Shure SE112m+ are not a very good looking pair of earphones, and you may want to choose them purely for their tonal accuracy and super low frequency response. "
HIGH-QUALITY AND SOPHISTICATED RHA DESIGN OR 115 CM FLAT CABLE FOR ANTI-TANGLING?
The Shure SE112m+ earphones are the entry-level set in the company's highly respected line-up. These latest earphones include a three-button remote, which has bee lacking in the SE112s that have been around since 2014.
On the downside, the SE112m+s are a little ugly and, while they offer above-average isolation, the fact that they burrow far into your ears means their fit may not suit everyone. The somewhat harsh, separated treble is an issue too.
The Shure SE112m+ earphones are similar to the SE series, in that they’re big and care about style not one jot. We’re okay with that, but those concerned about design may be disappointed.
So while we wouldn't describe the big, bulbous earpieces as pretty, they do at least provide some practical features.
Of note is the surface of earphones. The grey parts of the SE112m+ are made of hard plastic, while the black bits are rubber. Together they provide a high-friction surface to grip onto when placing them in and out of your ears.
The RHA S500i comes in a heavy duty metal construction and we did expect these to be heavy on the ear canal. However, you will be surprised that the aluminium body has no influence on the weight of these earphones. It has an ultra-lightweight structure and can you can jam with for hours, without feeling strain or fatigue. The fit is excellent and it truly as if RHA has scanned your ear canals to design an earphone that just slides in.
Perhaps the best part of the RHA S500i is that it comes packed with various pairs of ear tips further aids in achieving a perfect fit and good noise isolation. The in-line three-button mic and remote lets you answer calls and control your music volume. You might want to consider its non-mic version, the RHA-S500 if you do not need a mic and remote.
ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURE VS SLIM AND DISCREET IN-EAR FIT?
The Shure SE112m+ in-ears have an in-line three-button remote & mic that allows you to adjust the volume, control music and video playback, and answer or end calls on your Apple iOS devices.
The monitors have to be worn in an over-the-ear fashion, and this is a process. However, after you have worn these, they stay put. They bend over your ears for a more secure fit. Moreover, they do endure accidental tugs of the wire.
The mic and remote lets you answer calls and control other functions. Since the M6 Pro is an on-stage monitor, it also packs with it an extra 6.6mm adaptor letting you connect to other music output devices.
When talked about warranty, RHA S500i comes with an astounding warranty of 2 years whereas Shure SE112m+ comes with 1.
BEST IN CASUAL LISTENING VS FLAT AUDIO RESPONSE?
Moving to the sound, from the very first moment, SE112 pumps out distortion free sound that’s pleasant to the ears. The lows in the SE112 are solid, though not overly emphasized, and are slightly warm. They even excel at bringing out rich vocals. The highs are crisp with plenty of detail. The wide-open sound-stage offers clean and clear instrumental separation.
Overall, the slightly bass focused sound is a crowd pleaser. There’s no denying that these modestly designed Shure headphones wind up with pleasant audio and quality parts in an affordable package that is hard to look over, is the reason why critics have raved about them. If the iconic SE215s are out of your league for budget constraints, these are the closest you can get to such full bodied audio delivery.
RHA S500 is known for its design and the vast range of accessories that it comes along with, whereas JAYS-a-JAYS-One can be appreciated for its consideration for tangle free cables and comfort. Both have different sound signatures and will impress a different set of audiophiles.
Whatever your choice may be, we assure you that these earphones will surely make you fall in love with them. What might also impress you are the warranties which are as long as 3 and 2 years respectively.
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