Summary: I originally bought them for £86 in 2011. The isolation is amazing, the soundstage feels unexpectedly large and definitely out of head. They bring out a great amount of detail, can be driven easily (though do benefit in treble detail and bass oomph with amplification).
Summary: In my spare time I am a musician and I think I have fairly well tuned ears. I own a pair of Shure 535's with custom moulds. The 535's are stunning. So much so that I have ended up "keeping them for best." I bought the 425's to use as my everyday set.
Summary: I mislaid my earlier set and upgraded to these. No regrets. They keep external noise out, work at low volume and save my ears with a full frequency response. I have always made sure that my hearing is not overloaded so that I continue to hear the slightest whisper.
Summary: Found it difficult to justify the cost but now are my go to phones (just wish the 535s weren't so pricey else I'd upgrade). To get the best of these phones three things you really must do 1. be patient and run them in for a while 2.
Summary: As my 425's have just passed the 2 year mark i thought id write a review to feedback on long term use and warranty cover. These come with 2 year warranty and i've had my original pair replaced twice under warranty- both with cable/connection faults.
Summary: I had used Etymotic earphones for a number of years but when my second set failed the same way as the first I realised I needed something else. The Shure ones seemed to be a very good set with little chance of failing in the way the Etymotics did, so I bought them.
Summary: These are an absolutely outstanding pair of IEMs. Sound quality is unlike anything I've previously heard with superb highs and mids however may be slightly lacking in bass depending on your personal preferences, however this is easily overcome with the aid of a small headphone amplifier which I...
Summary: Before getting these ones I read many reviews until I got convince of paying 249...which I think it's a lot of money for a pair of earphones. The most I've ever paid was 180 for a pair of beyerdynamic dt 770 pro 32 ohms limited edition and 130 for the bose ae2.
Summary: This is the second pair of Shure in ear headphones I've owned over the years and to be honest I'm very underwhelmed. I bought these for one main reason - the self proclaimed sound isolation which is idea for flying.
Summary: I bought SE215 2 yrs ago and they developed faults 3 times, Shure were really good and replaced them every time. I had a driver fail twice and the cable once. The cable is very strong and i am heavy user, but still they managed to develop a fault.