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This symbol indicates that there are important operating and maintenance instructions in the literature accompanying this unit.
WARNING: Voltages in this equipment are hazardous to life. No user-serviceable parts inside. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. The safety certifications do not apply when the operating voltage is changed from the factory setting.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Shure Incorporated could void your authority to operate this equipment.
WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
For safe and correct use of earphones, read this manual before use. Keep the manual and safety information in a convenient place for future reference.
LISTENING TO AUDIO AT EXCESSIVE VOLUMES CAN CAUSE PERMANENT HEARING DAMAGE. USE AS LOW A VOLUME AS POSSIBLE. Over exposure to excessive sound levels can damage your ears resulting in permanent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Please use the following guidelines established by the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) on maximum time exposure to sound pressure levels before hearing damage occurs.
90 dB SPL
at 8 hours
95 dB SPL
at 4 hours
100 dB SPL
at 2 hours
105 dB SPL
at 1 hour
110 dB SPL
at ½ hour
115 dB SPL
at 15 minutes
120 dB SPL
Avoid or damage may occur
Note: Use only with the included power supply or a Shure-approved equivalent.
Note: Battery replacement to be performed only by Shure authorized service personnel.
Please follow your regional recycling scheme for batteries, packaging, and electronic waste.
Powering on / off: Long press the power button ②
Adjusting volume: Turn the control knob ①
Accessing the menu: Double-click the control knob ①
Scroll through the menu: Turn the control knob ①
Select an item: Press the control knob button ①
Return to previous screen: Press the power button ②
Lock / unlock the controls: Slide the hold switch ③ to lock and unlock the power button and control knob. When switch displays red background, hold is enabled.
Plug into the amplifier with the amplifier powered off.
Note: Align the earphone cable connector with the red dot towards the front of the amplifier.
Set the INPUT switch to LINE for analog 3.5 mm sources or USB for digital sources.
3.5 mm input (analog audio)
|Plug the audio device into the LINE IN input and set the INPUT switch to LINE.
To charge the battery while using an analog source, connect the amplifier to a computer or external battery
Connecting to an Analog Source
USB (digital audio and power)
|Use the USB cable when listening to music from a computer or other USB-equipped device and set the INPUT switch to USB. When connected to a computer, USB simultaneously streams digital audio and charges the amplifier battery.
Note: You have the option to disable automatic charging in the Utilities menu.
Connecting to a USB Source
The driver automatically installs when the amplifier is first plugged into a device. The KSE1500 should take over as the default audio device.
Note: Volume controls are disabled on Windows, Mac, and iOS. Volume should be adjusted only by using the amp volume knob for best performance. Ensure that volume is maximized in iTunes or the Windows Media Player.
Firmware is embedded software in each component that controls functionality. Periodically, new versions of firmware are developed to incorporate additional features and enhancements. To take advantage of design improvements, new versions of the firmware can be downloaded and installed using the Shure Update Utility tool.
Software is available for download from http://www.shure.com/update-utility.
Connect to the amplifier: Align the red dot on the earphone cable connector with the red dot on the amplifier earphone output.
Disconnect from the amplifier: Pull the knurled connector collar up to safely release the lock on the earphone cable.
Select an earphone sleeve that provides the best fit and sound isolation. It should be easy to insert, fit comfortably, and easy to remove.
|Soft Flex Sleeves: In small, medium, and large sizes. Made from pliable rubber.|
|Soft Foam Sleeves: Compress the foam sleeve between your fingers and insert into the ear canal. Hold in place for about ten seconds while the foam expands.|
|Triple-Flange Sleeves: If desired, use scissors to trim the stem on the sleeve.|
Important: If there is a lack of low frequency response (bass), the earphone sleeve may not be forming a proper seal. Gently push the earphone deeper into the ear canal or try using a a different sleeve.
Warning: Do not push the earphone sleeve beyond the ear canal opening.
The fit of the earphone can greatly affect sound quality.
Caution: If the barb or any of the nozzle is exposed, the sleeve is not properly installed. Replace sleeves if they do not tightly grip the nozzle. To ensure proper fit and performance, use only sleeves supplied by Shure (unless using custom molded sleeves).
Grasp the body of earphone and gently twist to remove.
Note: Do not pull on cable to remove earphone.
Careful maintenance ensures a tight seal between the sleeve and nozzle, improving sound quality and product safety.
If you notice a change in sound quality, remove the sleeve and check the nozzle of your earphone. If nozzle is blocked, clear obstruction by using wire loop end of cleaning tool.
If no obstruction is found or if sound quality does not improve, replace the sleeve with a new sleeve.
Caution: When cleaning, do not force any object through the earphone nozzle! This will damage the earphone sound filter.
Warning: The cleaning tool is only to be used to clean the earphones. Any other use, such as using the tool to clean ears or foam sleeve, could result in injury.
The cable connectors to the earphones may collect debris or other deposits that can affect audio quality. If this happens, disconnect the cables and clean them using a dry cotton swab.
200 V DC
±200 V, max.
≤ 1 mA
≤ 37 dB
-18 to 57 °C (0 to 135 °F)
10 Hz to 50 kHz
1 kHz at 3% THD
113 dB SPL
44.0 g (1.55 oz.)
16-bit / 24-bit
44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
up to 107 dB A-weighted
-40 dB to +60 dB
Selectable Analog RMS Limiter
USB Micro-B Receptacle
3.5 mm (1/8")
USB-powered: 5 V/0.5 A to 1 A
Black Anodized Aluminum
182.0 g (6.42oz.)
111 x 59 x 21 mm H x W x D
3.6 V DC
|Analog in (BYPASS EQ mode)||up to 10 hours|
|USB Input (EQ mode)||up to 7 hours|
0 to 45 °C (32 to 113 °F)
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Industry Canada ICES-003 Compliance Label: CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B)
Note: Testing is based on the use of supplied and recommended cable types. The use of other than shielded (screened) cable types may degrade EMC performance.
This product meets the Essential Requirements of all relevant European directives and is eligible for CE marking.
The CE Declaration of Conformity can be obtained from: www.shure.com/europe/compliance
Authorized European representative:
Shure Europe GmbH
Headquarters Europe, Middle East & Africa
Department: EMEA Approval
75031 Eppingen, Germany
Phone: 49-7262-92 49 0
Fax: 49-7262-92 49 11 4
U.S. patent number
The Portable Listening Amplifier is compatible with Android devices that support USB Audio Class 2.0 and Micro-B OTG (On-The-Go) connectivity. Not all Android devices are compatible. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
"Made for iPod," "Made for iPhone," and "Made for iPad" mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.
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