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With Shure's cable, it doesn't matter if your phone ditches the headphone jack

Go from wired to wireless, and back to wired with Shure's Bluetooth 5.0 cable.
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October 25, 2018
Shure BT2 Hi-Res cable worn by a woman.
Shure The BT2 Hi-Res cable supports all Qualcomm aptX codecs and AAC.
TL;DR
  • The Shure BT2 cable provides aptX, aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and AAC codec support.
  • It features a 30-foot range, operates on Bluetooth 5.0, and allows for 10 hours of playback.
  • The BT2 cable is available now for $149.

Shure is keenly aware of the headphone jack’s ensuing obsolescence and is reacting accordingly with its BT2 Hi-Res cable. This allows listeners to take their Shure earbuds — say the SE215 wired — and make them wireless by replacing the wired cable with the wireless one.

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The BT2 operates via Bluetooth 5.0 and features an in-line mic and remote, a cable management slider, and a pendant that houses the battery and integrated amplifier, which mitigates harmonic distortion. Plus, the cable supports a slew of high-quality codecs: aptX, aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and AAC. While the validity of the streaming quality may be dubious for both aptX and AAC, the support is appreciated nonetheless.

Shure RMCE BT2 cable on white background.
Shure The pendant design of the RMCE BT2 cable allows for a large battery, affording 10 hours of Hi-Res playback.

With a 10-hour playback time and 350-hour standby time, the cable provides enough juice to get through a handful of commutes, and if it runs out, you can always pop the earbuds from the BT2 and back onto the original RMCE cable.

Shure’s modular design goes against the grain by empowering consumers to choose how they want to listen to their music. Its adaptive imperative respects and sustains customer choice, an increasingly rare — yet appreciated — gesture.

The Shure BT2 Hi-Res cable is available now for $149.