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Sound Is Our Business

Good sound is fine for some people. But at Shure, we’re only interested in delivering sound experiences that immerse and inspire you.

The company tagline “Sound Extraordinary” tells you everything you need to know about Shure, in our products and in our enduring legacy across the world’s stage. But, the real story of Shure is the countless number of lives that have been touched by our technology.

From World War II soldiers who relied on Shure microphones to save lives and win battles, to the droves of concert-goers and music fans who draw inspiration from the power of music, Shure’s impact has been wide-reaching since the company’s inception in 1925 in downtown Chicago.  Shure products deliver brilliant performances for legendary artists and musicians as well as audio professionals worldwide.

We serve customers involved in every aspect of audio, whether as a business or as a hobby, with hundreds of products for a variety of applications, including:

• Live sound and recording
• Broadcast and media production
• Videography and filmmaking
• Audio Visual and Information Technology
• Podcasting and digital content creation
• Installed sound
• Personal listening

Our customers include the people in the spotlight, as well as the technicians and engineers behind the scenes.  Here is a sampling of places where you are likely to hear our products in action:

On Stage – Shure microphones are used on virtually all major concert tours. Our wireless mics and personal monitor systems are standard equipment for performers.

In Command – The White House Communications Agency has used Shure SM57 microphones for the presidential lectern since 1965.

On the Air – Shure products are used by every major broadcast network to produce special events like the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the GRAMMY’s, and the Academy Awards, as well as news and entertainment shows.

On the Job – Shure audio equipment for meeting rooms and conferencing are present in corporate boardrooms, large and small.

On the Go – Shure products enable people to consume and create content from anywhere with premium listening offerings and portable digital microphones.

HONORS, AWARDS, AND ENDORSEMENTS: Shure has received numerous honors and awards and has a large artist endorser family.

  • Shure artist endorsers include Jennifer Lopez, Maroon 5, The Who, Luke Bryan, TobyMac, and Shinedown, among other reputable musicians.
  • The Shure Unidyne received the IEEE Milestone Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers in 2014.
  • In 2003, Shure received a special GRAMMY® award for our technical contributions to the music industry.
  •  The Unidyne II microphone was featured on the 1992 ‘Elvis’ U.S. postage stamp.
  • Shure received the Frost & Sullivan 2016 North America Company of the Year Award for Professional and Commercial Microphones.

From our humble beginnings as a small operation in Chicago in 1925 to a global leader with various products sold in 120 countries, Shure has made a significant impact on the world. Whether our customer is a musician, audio engineer, lecturer, broadcaster, videographer, AV integrator, content creator, or simply a music lover, Shure has an innovative audio product to exceed their expectations.

With whatever stage users step onto—be it conference room or concert hall—Shure empowers them with the proven audio innovation and engineering they need to make extraordinary happen.

In every market segment and product category, Shure has consistently produced innovative products that have become industry benchmarks.

Here are just a few of the many Shure innovations:

  • The Model 55 Unidyne was the first unidirectional microphone with a single dynamic element. The unique styling of the 55 Series has been featured in countless videos, movies, and ads.
  • The Vagabond 88 was the first wireless microphone system for performers.
  • The M3D brought stereophonic into the home, at a time when millions of people were discovering high-fidelity sound.
  • Offering the right combination of rugged reliability and excellent sound quality, the SM58® microphone was adopted by rock and roll musicians and became the industry standard for live vocal performance. The SM58 celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016 and remains the most popular vocal microphone in the world.
  • The Vocal Master combined a mixer and power amplifier in one portable unit, greatly simplifying P.A. system setup and operation.
  • PSM® Personal Monitor Systems dominate the market for “in-ear” monitoring systems.
  • SE Earphones defined the market for premium, “in-ear” earphones with Sound Isolating™ technology, a variety of cable configurations, and unique sound signatures.
  • The Axient Digital Wireless Management Network is the world’s leading wireless system with intelligent hardware and software to detect and avoid interference.
  • The KSM8 Dualdyne™ is a dual-diaphragm dynamic handheld microphone featuring a patented cartridge design with ultra-thin diaphragms and groundbreaking reverse airflow technology.
  • MOTIV™ Digital microphones and recording solutions deliver great sound quality anywhere.
  • KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System features the world’s first electrostatic Sound Isolating™ earphones.
  • Microflex® Advance™ is a revolutionary ceiling and table array microphone system for AV conferencing.
  • AONIC Wireless Noise-Cancelling headphones and True Wireless Sound Isolating™ earphones offer music lovers, audiophiles, and musicians a premium listening experience.

Shure Incorporated

5800 West Touhy Avenue
Niles, Illinois
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