$ 299.99 $ 349.99
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.Fit is everything with IEMs so be sure to check out this handy 'Fit Guide'. Sorry, Shure products can only ship within the USA due to manufacturer restrictions!
What We Think:
Musicians have known about Shure quality products for decades but it was only with their big splash into the headphone world in the late 1990s that audiophiles got wind of the superior audio performance and great product durability that's made Shure famous for 85 years. Shure's high-end 'SE' series of in-ear monitors have become the defacto standard for serious listeners and music lovers demanding galvanizing sonics, an extra-comfortable wearing experience, and accurate response at all frequencies. The SE 425 is designed with discreet dual drivers -- just like many big room speakers -- with separate tweeter / woofer arrays delivering precise timbral detail, fast dynamics and smoothly rendered voicing with a rich tonal palette that synergizes well with most music genres. Expect a tasty but controlled emphasis on the bottom-end buttressing a clearly defined vocal mid-range and spacious, open-toned upper treble response. The overall sound quality differences between this SE425 and three-driver Shure SE535 design remain somewhat nuanced, making this model the obvious 'bang-for-the-buck' favorite for listeners watching the budget. The earplug-like fit of the SE425 provides thorough noise-blocking and excellent listening privacy even in the noisiest environments, like during airline flights or whilst commuting. Highly HeadRoom-recommended product for audiophile mobile/portable listeners and music lovers on the move who demand the best in sound wherever they travel.
Shure's proprietary 'sound isolating' eartip sleeves deliver up to a claimed -37dB of isolation, meaning almost total blocking of ambient noise intrusion. The wide array of accessories and eartip shapes & sizes included with the SE425 ensures a comfortable wearing experience without the overly fastidious fit procedures of some deeper-inserting IEM brands. Remember to try all the various SE425 tip sets for the very best fit and, thus, the best sound quality performance. You can then (eventually) purchase a pack of your favored Shure tips separately and you're good to go for years. The SE425's cool detachable cable with 'wire-flex' routing enables easy cord replacement if ever needed, extending the life of your sonic investment while also offering a comfortable fit. Another of the SE425's big design advancements is their lightweight low-profile earpiece/ergonomics with an optimized earpiece nozzle angle specially designed by Shure engineers to rest comfortably within the ear. A handy over-the-ear cord routing style keeps cables out of the way and the user-detachable cable features a unique 'wire-form' flexible fit with durable Kevlar-reinforced sheathing, which allows for quick replacement or -- even better -- some serious high-end cable customization down the road. Gold-plated MMCX connector into the SE425 earpieces has a solid lock-snap mechanism for full 360 degree rotation ensuring comfortable fit and long-life product durability without worries.
NOTE: The free Shure 2-year manufacturer's product warranty on the SE425 remains in effect ONLY when proof-purchased (keep that receipt!) from verified Shure-authorized dealers, like HeadRoom.
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