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 Fri, 20 Oct 2017, 04:44pm Best Amazon Black Friday deals Wed, 18 Oct 2017, 05:13pm The best Argos Black Friday deals Wed, 18 Oct 2017, 05:06pm When is Black Friday 2017? Where are the best UK deals? Wed, 18 Oct 2017, 03:53pm 14 brilliant pairs of headphones comprise What Hi-Fi? Awards 2017 winners Tue, 10 Oct 2017, 03:07pm 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.