Founded in Chicago in 1925 by Sidney N. Shure, Shure Inc. is one of the world's largest, most respected manufacturers of microphones, headphones, and other audio gear. Shure's microphones have been used by the world's leading performers and public speakers for over seventy years. The company's broad range of sound equipment includes mixers, conferencing systems, phonograph cartridges, signal processors, and personal monitor systems. Shure products are endorsed by over 240 of the world's best-known performers in the entertainment industry. Shure Incorporated has been owned by the Shure family since its founding.