Shure SE425 Product Reviews
Shure's audiophile earphones offer a distinctly rich sound with accurate musical detail at all frequencies, along with a comfortable in-ear fit suitable even for newcomers. The SE425 balanced armature contains tweeter/woofer micro-driver transducers arrayed within each earpiece for the ultimate in clear music reproduction and spacious instrumental separation. The choice for listeners wanting to bring true "listening room" sound quality on the road with their portable player of choice. Add a Shure smartphone or iPhone mic'd cable for full telecommunications. Choose Metallic Silver or Clear color.
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Posted by ekillians from Boulder CO on 2011-02-22
Warm sounding, virtually zero bass distortion, clean mids and highs too.
Cord may need to be replaced. Price.
I purchased 4 in ear headphones, two of them being the Shure 315 and Shure 425. Overall I enjoyed the warmer sounding Shures over all the other pairs without a doubt. The Etymotic ER-6i were entirely too high with no mid and no existent bass. I would, on this trial alone, never buy a pair of Etymotic's. The Denon's were lackluster, but the price-point I choice for the Denon's DENON AH-C710 was a lower quality model around $130. I had a pair of $80 sony's before that out performed the Denon's.
The Shure 315 (see full review under Shure 315) have slight bass distortion at medium-high to high volume. The mids and highs came through clear. I think we need to remember these are in-ear headphones - not large cans - as that would be an unfair comparison.
The 315s were good, but after hearing the 425s there's no way I could go back. The bass was tight, very slight distortion at high levels (and I mean VERY slight for an in ear). The mids and highs were clean and crisp. Overall I would recommend these. While pricey (IMO), they definitely provide the value for the dollar. At $100 more than the Shure 315 its no question the 425s are worth it. Even if they last just 3-5 years that's only $20-$33 extra per year.
For the extra money, if you've got it, def buy them.
Side note on the 325s: The cord broke after just 2 days. I might have wrapped the cord around my ipod 5x before they went. Very frustrating. I know they would be honored under warranty - just be prepared to buy a new cord.
On that note, the 425 does appear to use the same cord. It also gets kinked up easily. Unlike the 315, the 425s had ZERO steroeophonics when the cord rubs against stuff. The 315 has slight issues with that but almost negligible.
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