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 genre.
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 them on for 3 hours. Songs I had heard numerous times sounded brand new, parts I never knew existed were brought to light. Meticulous attention was paid to the design and qua...
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.
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. However, I am also a professional vocalist and have been considering investing in a really good set of earphones that can serve as in-ear stage monitors as well. I am now so glad I purchased these headphones...
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. I had owned a set of similar Shure earbuds for years, they were great! They had survivied a severe rain storm (I figured that'd be the end of them, but no), and I accidentally ran over the with my motorcycle, yet they kept going strong.
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
Summary: I've been holding off the write this review because I wanted to give myself a good long time with these headphones before I broke them down. Starting off with look and comfort these are above par, the clear models give you the sense of technology added to the already quality given by them.
Pros: Sound Stage is very wide, Dual Driver separates tones, Comfortable Fit
Summary: I'm not as experienced as other members here in headfi, but I can assure you that you won't be disappointed a single bit if you are coming from sub 200 dollars price range. I've been using earphones all the way from Apple's stock earphones, Audiotechnica sub 100 dollars, to Sennheiser sub 150. This SE425 just rocks.
Pros: Excellent sound quality, fit, and soundstage
Summary: Shure SE425 - Highly Impressed - Great Build, Great Sound
I received these as a replacement for my SE420 - which unfortunately had to be replaced due to the cable splitting at the relief (luckily inside warranty). Kudos to the fantastic team at Now Sound in NZ for their prompt work replacing them.
The biggest change from the older model has been the addition of a detachable cable - and the design for this is wonderful.
Pros: Great fit, wonderful isolation, superb mids, good clarity
Cons: Could use a little more treble extension, hard to remove the olive tips
Summary: This has been a great investment for playing music at church, a world of differance from the old MP3 ear buds to the SE425's. Glad I spent the money
Pros: The comfort of the fit and the sound of the music is out of this world. Once in the ears no out side noise work very well with our church My Mix system
Cons: Still getting use to the way they have to go in tne ear, not bad just different