KSE1200 Electrostatic Earphones


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The premium KSE1200 Electrostatic Earphone System is an electrostatic earphone and amplifier system for use in‐line with portable media players.

These single‐driver electrostatic Sound Isolating™ earphones provide an astounding level of clarity and detail for the most discerning audio aficionados.

The KSE1200 Electrostatic Earphone System is a premium Sound Isolating electrostatic earphone system for use in‐line with portable media players. Featuring a pair of single‐driver electrostatic Sound Isolating™ earphones and matched, high voltage amplifier. The input stage of the System is designed for seamless integration with premium audio players common in today’s high quality portable audio market.

Providing an unrivaled level of clarity and detail, the KSE1200 system brings the award winning performance of Shure’s electrostatic technology into a more compact, efficient, and affordable solution.

Both the Shure KSE1500 and KSE1200 systems make portable high fidelity audio a reality.

Built for those who want to experience the best possible sound without sacrificing mobility, the KSE1200 is designed for seamless integration with portable media players common in today’s high-quality audio market. The new model is based on the KSE1500—the world’s-first Sound Isolating™ electrostatic earphone system previously released by Shure—and continues the Company’s commitment to innovation in today’s ever-changing portable listening market.

Audiophiles everywhere have enjoyed the incomparable listening experience of the KSE1500 since its introduction three years ago. The KSE1200 system leverages the unmatched performance and technology of the KSE1500, but bypasses the DSP and digital inputs already built into many of today’s high-quality players. The result is an even more compact, efficient and affordable solution achieved by the circuitry in the electrostatic portion the amplifier. Providing the most transparent listening experience available from today’s portable players, the KSE1200 offers high-fidelity listening where portability is a requirement (e.g., critical listening, business travel, and within streaming environments via a computer, smartphone or tablet).

“We understand what it takes to design, develop, and manufacture audio products of the highest caliber. With over 20 years of experience in the earphone business we can confidently say that our electrostatic earphones are the pinnacle of our achievements,” said Matt Engstrom, Senior Category Director, Product Management at Shure. “The new KSE1200 system was developed for those who prefer the electrostatic sound signature using their own DAC. Like the KSE1500, the KSE1200 system produces the absolute highest level of detail and isolation available in a portable design and we are thrilled to now offer electrostatic sound at a more affordable price.”

The KSE1200 is the result of Shure’s decades of research and design experience in Sound Isolating Earphone development. The benefits of technological excellence and sound quality are enhanced with comfort, and the new earphone system boasts the same sleek and incredibly comfortable fit that Shure customers have come to expect from its SE Earphone line. A fit kit, including a selection of earphone sleeves, is included for secure and comfortable listening.

What's in the box?

  • 1 - 3.5mm (1/8” ) Cable 15.2 cm (6")
  • 1 - 3.5mm (1/8” ) Cable 92 cm (36")
  • 1 - 6.3mm (¼”) adapter
  • 1 - Cable Clip
  • 2 - Security Bands

Press and Reviews

Shure Review Moon Audio
Moon Audio

by Sara Schweiger
Aug. 2021

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Guides & Advice
by Moon Audio

HiFi Plus Review

by Steven Stone
Apr. 2020

KSE1200 Analog Electrostatic Amplifier Specs

  • Single‐driver electrostatic Sound Isolating™ technology
  • Includes Micro B charging cable
  • Seamless integration with premium audio players
  • delivers a constant 200V DC Bias and +/‐ 200V signal
  • 4‐band Parametric (available only when used in conjunction with ShurePlus™ Play App, due Summer 2018)
  • Analog signal path via standard 1/8” (3.5 mm) “Line In” input/switch for pure analog audio
  • Control functions with LED detecting input level and main power/volume knob
  • Integrated USB rechargeable battery can conveniently charge from standard USB wall charger or computer (Battery life of up to 12 hours)
  • Premium Shure construction featuring an elegantly machined black aluminium housing, manufactured to exacting Shure quality standards
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty (Warranty Information | Service & Repair)