Excerpt: I use these for music listening and for field monitoring.I bought them, in part, based on the Shure reputation for design, ruggedness, and accuracy.When I first received and tried these I did not like them. They fit poorly and the sound was very thin and lacking in bass and definition.
Pros: Accurate Open Sound, Durable, Fits Well, High Ambient Isolation, Replaceable Cable
Summary: Absolutely phenomenal reproduction that broadens the sound in all directions The expansiveness that the Shure SE425 gives the music must truly be experienced. In exhibiting perfect depth for my eclectic musical repertoire, they proved they can offer the accuracy, range and detail for any musical...
Pros: Magnificent range and clarity with excellent bottom. It took about three good sessions with the Shure SE425's to get use to wearing them, molding the behind the ear wire and adjusting the earphones properly. But on the 3rd session, incredible!! The sound was so expansive, the bass so rich, I kept...
Cons: Very appealing packaging with a front cover that has a magnetic seal. However, a little difficult opening it, nearly ripped the top off in doing so.
Summary: This is my second bad experience with Schure earbuds. I use my earbuds for approximately one hour per week whilst out walking. Within 15 months of purchase the wires forming the cable round my ears snapped in 2 places making the earbuds unstable in my ears.
Pros: Looked good in the review
Cons: Cables failed both sides and sound failed right side.
Excerpt: I have been in search of quality, noise-canceling, in-ear headphones for a long time. In truth, I have delayed investing in a really good pair of headphones because it was always a tough cost-benefit analysis for me.
Excerpt: The sound quality is amazing, and the sound isolation is fantastic. Initially, as many have reported, they can be slightly painful, but I believe the material softens up over time, I've had them a few weeks now and they don't hurt at all.
Summary: First of all, I don't think we should be comparing these to anything else but in ear monitors (IEMs), and generally in the price range. However, my only experience is with Sure SE 110s that I used for over 5 years. Those were about $99, and I got the 425s for about $270.
Pros: Balance, imaging, speed from top to bottom, mids