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Shure SE425-V Sound Isolating Earphones with Dual High Definition MicroDrivers
- Shure CBL-M-+K Music Phone Cable with Remote + Mic for iPone, iPod and iPad available as an additional accessory..Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Accurate and Balanced Sound
- Speaker Type: Dual High-Definition MicroDrivers
- Available in clear or metallic silver;Frequency Range : 20Hz – 19kHz
- Formable wire ensures secure placement over the ear
- Shure CBL-M-+K Music Phone Cable with Remote + Mic for iPone, iPod and iPad works with Shure's SE425 earphones.
- Accurate and Balanced Sound
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With a history of audio innovation spanning over 90 years, Shure has turned a passion for making great microphones and audio electronics into an obsession. No wonder Shure continues to set the worldwide industry standard for superior microphones and audio electronics.
Sound Isolating Earphones
The SE425 uses a dedicated tweeter and woofer for an accurate and balanced sound. Detachable cable with formable wire enables easy replacement and secure, comfortable fit. Sound Isolating sleeves in multiple sizes provide up to 37 dB of isolation.
Evolved from personal monitor technology that's been road-tested by pro musicians, the SE425 is engineered to provide reference quality audio for live performances or personal listening.
- Dual High-Definition MicroDrivers
- Detachable cables with formable wire
- Available in clear and metallic silver
- Includes SE425, sleeve fit kit, adapter, cleaning tool, carrying case, and user guide
Sound Isolating Design
Comfortable sound isolating sleeves block up to 37 dB of ambient noise. Sound isolation technology prevents outside noise from interfering with your listening experience, whether onstage or on-the-go. Shure Sound Isolating Earphones require a proper fit to achieve the best sound.
|Speaker Type||Single Dynamic MicroDriver||Single Dynamic MicroDriver||Single High-Definition MicroDriver + Tuned BassPort||Dual High Definition MicroDrivers||Triple High Definition MicroDrivers||Quad High Definition MicroDrivers with True Subwoofer|
|Sound Signiture||Detailed Sound with Enhanced Bass + The Freedom of Wireless||Detailed Sound with Enhanced Bass||Full Range Sound||Accurate and Balanced Sound||Spacious Sound with Rich Bass||Extended High-End Clarity and Unparalleled Low-End Performance|
|Sensitivity (1kHz)||107 dB SPL/mW||107 dB SPL/mW||107 dB SPL/mW||107 dB SPL/mW||107 dB SPL/mW||107 dB SPL/mW|
|Impedance (1kHz)||17 Ω||17 Ω||27 Ω||22 Ω||36 Ω||9 Ω|
|Noise Attenuation||Up to 37 dB||Up to 37 dB||Up to 37 dB||Up to 37 dB||Up to 37 dB||Up to 37 dB|
|Frequency Range||22Hz – 17.5kHz||22Hz – 17.5kHz||22Hz – 18.5kHz||20Hz – 19kHz||18Hz – 19kHz||15Hz – 20kHz|
|Input Connector||N/A||Gold-plated 3.5 mm (1/8”)||Gold-plated 3.5 mm (1/8”)||Gold-plated 3.5 mm (1/8”)||Gold-plated 3.5 mm (1/8”)||Gold-plated 3.5 mm (1/8”)|
|Cable||Bluetooth Enabled Communication Cable with 3-Button Remote and Mic||64” Detachable with wireform fit||64” Detachable with wireform fit||64” Detachable with wireform fit||64” Detachable with wireform fit||64”and 45” Detachable with wireform fit cable|
|Color||Clear, Translucent Black, Special Edition White or Special Edition Translucent Blue||Clear or Black||Clear or Black||Clear or Metallic Silver||Clear, Metallic Bronze, or Limited Edition Red||Crystal Clear or Metallic Bronze|
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|Item Dimensions||2.2 x 7 x 6.2 in||7 x 3 x 2 in||6.2 x 2.2 x 7 in||2.6 x 9.1 x 5.7 in||2.25 x 4.25 x 7.25 in||9 x 8 x 5 in|
|Item Weight||0.5 lb||4.58 ounces||0.5 lb||2 lbs||0.45 ounces||—|
|Additional Features||lightweight||lightweight||lightweight||lightweight||lightweight||Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 16 kHz, Impedance: 25 ohms @ 1 kHz|
Designed for the demanding audio specifications of live performance, the SE425 is engineered to provide reference quality audio. Hear all the details of your music with Dual High-Definition MicroDrivers that deliver an incredibly accurate and balanced listening experience. Featuring Dual High-Definition MicroDrivers, the SE425 uses a dedicated tweeter and woofer for an accurate and balanced sound. Detachable cable with formable wire enables easy replacement and secure, comfortable fit. Sound Isolating sleeves in multiple sizes provide up to 37 dB of isolation.
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I'm not really an audiophile, but I did a lot of research on IEMs (earbuds that sit deep in the ear), and I thoroughly tested a few of my finalists. So, in this review I'm going to compare the Shure SE215's ($99), Shure SE425's ($299), and Etymotic Research ER-4PT's ($299). My main selection criteria were comfort, sound quality, and ability to block out outside noise (note that for this reason I first tried the Bose QuietComfort 20i's, but the active noise canceling pressure made my ears hurt).
SHORT SUMMARY: I easily recommend the SE215's in terms of price-performance; but, if you have more to spend then get the SE425's. The ER-4PT's are very crisp, but they have some significant physical downsides.
First of all, I hear that it's important to choose headphones based on the kind of music that you listen to. So, for my tests, I used ten songs representing my favorite genres of EDM (house/trance), synthpop, and pop rock. Songs included Instant Crush (Daft Punk), Good Morning Kaia (BT), Crush (Dave Matthews Band), and A Sky Full of Stars (Coldplay).
Overall, the SE215's are excellent, especially for the price. When switching back and forth between them and the 425's, I could notice a clear difference, but not necessarily a $200 difference. If $200 isn't a huge deal to you, definitely get the 425's; but, I think you'd have to be a very discerning listener to really appreciate the increase in quality.
So what's better about them? Everything is clearer. After listening to the 425's, the 215's feel almost like a light blanket was thrown over the speaker -- everything is just a little muddier and the individual instruments are less clear. There's less separation between the layers. But again, this wasn't a dramatic difference, so you'd still be very safe with the 215's (and I understand that $300 is an insane amount of money for most people to spend on earbuds).
What about the ER-4PT's? They were even clearer, but almost clinically so. It felt a bit like I was in a perfectly empty room listening to every little nuance of the sound, but that sound was less warm than that of the Shures. To be honest, though, this difference was minimal -- in most cases, there wasn't a hugely noticeable difference between the ER-4PT's and the SE425's. I most preferred the Etymotics in songs involving crisp cymbals and complex background noises; but again, it wasn't a huge difference, and overall I slightly preferred the warmer bass of the Shures.
More importantly, I found two dealbreakers that meant I couldn't keep the Etymotics: (1) That crisp clarity of sound sadly translated to the wire as well; every time I moved my head I could powerfully feel/hear the wire moving, to the point that it was quite distracting. I believe that this is called microphonics. (2) The plastic piece connecting the wire going to each ear was surprisingly heavy, to the point that its weight very quickly became annoying compared to the other earbuds.
The other nice thing about the Shures is how easily they slip into your ears. Fair warning that it took me a while to figure out how to get them in right -- I was about to return them because it was so confusing at first, but I watched a youtube video and realized you have to actually significantly bend the rubbery part. Once you get the hang of it, it's extremely fast and easy to fit them in compared to the Etymotics that I really had to work in every time while holding my ear open with my other hand.
So, like I said, I recommend either one of the Shures depending on how much money you can spare on headphones. One other tip, by the way: Be very careful about trying all the different types of tips that are included. I noticed a dramatic difference when I finally found the right set that made a truly tight seal in my ear canal -- the bass became significantly stronger and the overall sound became tighter and cleaner.
Overall, I definitely recommend IEMs over regular earbuds (unless you're riding a bike or something that demands attention), but keep in mind that none of these will fully block out nearby voices on their own -- I needed to play white noise or music to achieve the true isolation I was looking for.
UPDATE AFTER ANOTHER WEEK:
After going back and forth some more between these and the 215's, I can safely say that the 425's are clearly better for anything but casual background listening. For certain songs especially, the 215's now sound like they're covered in a blanket when immediately compared to the 425's -- they're just much duller, muted, and bass-heavy. I'd still certainly recommend them for the price, but I've decided to spend a little more and keep the 425's.
Yesterday when I went to remove the earbuds from my ear, the plastic at the base of the sleeve where it connects to the main body broke. This happened a few months ago, to the left side. I was able to send it in to be repaired, and I expect to be able to do so again under the 2-year warantee. However, this seems to be a weakness in the design that causes it to wear out after a bit over a year.
UPDATE: Original purchase: 12/2014 ; Left side sent for repair: 11/2015 ; Right side sent for repair: 9/2016
For $300, I expect the ear buds themselves to last for many years even if I have to replace the cables. So I would not buy these again.
That said, the 315 sounds great and is all-day comfortable. I wore them for 8+ hours a day on multiple weekends last summer while working on a project in the backyard. I was running a table, mitre or circular saw all day long, and not only did they effectively block the noise from my saws, I could clearly hear the music above the noise of those saws without ever having to increase the volume of my music beyond what was comfortable without the saws running.
In short, the 425 is a nice earbud, but I can't say it's a dramatic leap in build or sound quality over the 315. As a tip, the black cable is less durable than the clear cable. Go for the clear.
The replaceable cord is an awesome idea. In reality I found my left earbud in particular would disconnect quite easily. I could easily slide the right one in but about half the time on the left one the cord would pop out. A couple times while quickly wrapping the cord up after work a bud would fling off. For this reason I ended up returning them- I suspect my pair was defective because of how much easier the left bud came disconnected, but even still I found it a nuisance.
Verdict: If you are not worried about the price tag, and are looking for fantastic ear buds for the home or use with an instrument, I would definitely recommend these. If you are looking for earbuds to wear daily on the go, I would avoid. I bought them hoping to do double duty, but I was hoping for too much, will buy separate piano headphones and music earbuds :)