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Shure-se425.33364488
9.3 out of 10

Shure SE425

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Reviews and Problems with Shure SE425

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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

jdpark, head-fi.org
11 February 2014
  • 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.  I've now had them for about four months, and have gone through the slightly disappointed stage which seems to occur for a lot of people with a lot of headphones.
  • Pros: Balance, imaging, speed from top to bottom, mids
  • Cons: High roll-off, no air in the bass
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Overall quality 10
10

Shure Headphones

Steeln, americanmusical.com
5 January 2014
Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 10
10
Sound 10
10
Overall quality 10
10
Customer support 10
10

"Shure SE-425 Earphones"

By Ray Diaz in Chicago, IL, zzounds.com
27 December 2013
Overall 9
9.0

User Review

MrAvenger, head-fi.org
10 December 2013
  • Summary: These are my second pair of Shure IEMs. I had enjoyed the SE210s for a long time before taking the plunge on these. Since these are meant to be worn up only and the cable rotates freely where it attaches to the monitor, it took some getting used to the new cable design. Sound quality is definitely leaps and bounds above the SE210s. The bass is IMO much more substantial on the 425s but very fitting to the music I listen to (all shades of rock).
  • Pros: New modular cable design feels very solid and well executed, relatively flat sound signature, Bass is present but not obtrusive.
  • Cons: Getting a proper fit is difficult at first.
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

svyr, head-fi.org
10 December 2013
  • Summary: These are great with comply tips. They look a bit flimsy build quality wise, and a couple of people on amazon have broken off the stems, while replacing the tips - which is a bit of a worry if you buy them used as I did. The bass is nice and deep but not boomy, but the mids are relatively emphasized and the highs are somewhat recessed (again relatively). This makes them sound somewhat thick and congested compared to say SM3v1/2 or UM mage or aero.
  • Pros: inexpensive and great mids and deep bass without the usual bass hump. work ok with higher impedance amps
  • Cons: strange build quality, comfort and sound sig is not as refined as higher end iems.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

ericpeters, head-fi.org
10 December 2013
  • Summary: I bought these at an online music store for a price much lower than elsewhere. This is my 3rd pair of Shure In ear monitors. The first pair where E2's which broke the tip when replacing the foam cushion, I tried to repair them but they lacked bass after this. The second pair where E310 in black, I loved these but unfortunately left them on a plane.
  • Pros: Neutral correct sound, extremely deep bass when fitted properly
  • Cons: More difficult to fit correctly than previous Shure IEM, neutral sound might not be liked by the average loudness and boom bass lover
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Overall 10
10

User Review

jz9chen, head-fi.org
10 December 2013
  • Summary: Value I got mine open-box off of ebay for 249.99 compared to other prices of 299.99. Couldn't tell the box was opened.   Audio Quality Initial/Pre-burn-in My other and only "high end" headphone was the bass heavy Turbines. Initially, I was disappointed by the 425's as they were really flat and lacked that bass punch.   "Burn-in" My friend suggested I burn them in, though I doubt it would do any difference.
  • Pros: Flat sound, over ear design, eartips hard to get off
  • Cons: Eartips hard to get off, hard for audio newbies to put on
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

HollandKampioen, head-fi.org
10 December 2013
  • Summary: I was looking at some high-end in-ear monitors when I stumbled upon these, I directly pre-ordered them for 235 euro, only going by what I heard about the SE420s and having no idea what to expect.    Design The design is great and very intuitive. When selecting the right tips, the IEMs fit very snugly in your ears. However, they start to get uncomfortable to me after an hour or so.
  • Pros: Very honest sound signature, great design and isolation, very comfortable,
  • Cons: No artificial enhancements that make for 'exiting' sound
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Overall 3
3.0

User Review

absk, head-fi.org
10 December 2013
  • Summary: play music professionally. these sound great. been through 3 of them in 90 days. buy the insurance from guitar center - if you're on tour with these and the left side goes out (it will) you'll be screwed for a week. seriously - buy these - but DO NOT hit the road with out replacement cables. and don't use them for anything other than rehearsals or shows - if they crap out on you mid-set, that's on them...  if you lose a side to WTF you're gonna be even more pissed.
  • Pros: great solid flat sound, comfortable, isolating
  • Cons: the cables are the worst things in world
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

reeltime, head-fi.org
10 December 2013
  • Summary: I got my pairs (plural) because my last pair of tried and trusty EC-4s bit the dust.. losing the left channel as they tend to do over 3 or 4 years.  In the past, I'd send $100 dollars and the EC-4s to Shure, who'd fix them and send them back.  Good to go.   Unfortunately, Shure has end-of-lifed the EC-4s.  Boo!  So rather than fixing them, they replaced them with two brand new pairs of SE425's-- right off the store shelves.
  • Pros: Great sound, Great brand and customer service
  • Cons: The fit will give you fits. Lacks comfort.
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