Our Verdict Not the most promising looks, but the Shures are assured music-makers For Open, balanced and engaging Against Not the greatest lookers Reviewed on 27th July 2009 ‘Chunky' is the word we'll be using here. A chunky cord and chunky driver enclosures distinguish the Shure SE102s, but they're comfortable enough and not all that heavy. Sound is chunky too – to an extent. Low frequencies are robust but not overblown, and there's excellent detail retrieved, in the midrange particularly. Open, balanced and poised, the SE102s are a composed and engaging listen – they're expressive and involving enough to make the best of whatever you choose to play through them. More after the break On balance, in fact, ‘poised' is the word that best applies Related News The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the month - March Fri, 24 Feb 2017, 03:28pm The AH-C160Ws are Denon's sporty new wireless earphones Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 12:00am Headroom show returns to Metropolis in March Thu, 09 Feb 2017, 10:55am The best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Mon, 06 Feb 2017, 12:05pm The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 01 Feb 2017, 01:07pm Headphones SE102 Shure Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.