Shure Incorporated was founded by S.N. Shure in 1925, who sold kits to build radios. In the 1930s, after the Great Depression and when factory-made radios became available, the company began to manufacture microphones.
In 2003, Shure was awarded the Technical GRAMMY by the National Academy of the Recording Arts and Sciences for outstanding contributions of technical significance to the recording industry. Shure has had a great relationship with the Grammys, with its products being used on stage for three consecutive shows. Legendary artists like Sir Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay relied on Shure earphones to deliver performances of a lifetime.
In the 1940s, Shure was contracted by the U.S. government to make specialized microphones for military tanks, ships, and aircraft. To meet their strict standards & specifications, rigorous manufacturing and testing procedures were adopted. This was to ensure that the products could stand the test of functioning in extreme battle conditions. These practices are still in place today, making Shure's offerings legendary for their ruggedness and dependability.
After the end of the second world war, Shure returned to manufacturing civilian products. They expanded their product lines to serve the growing demands of live sound reinforcement, broadcast, and recording.
Did you know, that The White House Communications Agency has used Shure microphones for every U.S. President since 1965? The Presidential lectern is equipped with two SM57 microphones on a custom mount.
In 1966, the Shure SM58 (“SM” for “Studio Microphone”) was adopted by rock-and-roll musicians, who found that it offered the right combination of rugged reliability and excellent sound quality. It quickly goes on to become the standard for live performance vocals. The SM58 remains the most popular vocal microphone in the world, to date.
Shure has continued developing breakthrough technologies in wireless, audio networking, and personal listening products since then.
A noteworthy moment in Shure's history was when Elvis stepped into Sun Studios with his Shure microphone. In fact, the 55SH microphone was featured on the 1992 ‘Elvis’ U.S. postage stamp!
Their greatest honour - when S.N. Shure’s handprints were imprinted on the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame for all eternity.
Having established itself as the go-to brand for professionals, Shure’s legacy is indeed legendary. Shure headphones enjoy being favourites of recording and mixing producers. It’s this great and reliable quality and performance that transcends fields and also allows Shure to have a staunch fan base among casual music listeners too. From the humble Shure SE215 to the iconic SE846, this is a brand that delivers faithfully.
Shure was founded on April '25 by Sidney N. Shure. From a one-man company selling radio component kits to marking the 50th Anniversary of its iconic SM58® Vocal Microphone in 2016, Shure has become the most loved brand selling micro-phones and In-ear Monitors.