Shure SE425 Review

Verdict

The SE 425s may not be the best listening earphones in the starting lineup, but they are almost certainly the best value. The audio quality offered by the dual-driver design is nothing short of astonishing, and coupled with the great build quality makes the SE255 an almost impeccable set of earphones.

Pros

  • Robustly built
  • Replaceable parts
  • Sound great

Cons

  • Fairly expensive
  • Bulky cable

Key Specifications

  • Review Price: £226.00
  • Refined sonic signature over previous model
  • Detachable cables and earpieces
  • Dual-drivers per earpiece

If you are familiar with start naming conventions, you can say that the SE425s are the company’s latest dual-driver offer; A model from a triple-driver SE3535 and a successor to the three-year-old SE420. Like the SE535s, the SE425 doesn’t have that much of a difference from its predecessors, but by no fault of the start part – it’s not too much of a change.

As such, the SE425s party piece is the use of detachable cables. Each earpiece attaches to a gold plated MMCX connector cable. The benefit of this is twofold: First, you should replace the cable or single ear earpiece that you can buy without buying a whole new set of earphones; The second connector revolves around the ear to ear, helping you find a better fit.

But we can point out that while modularity of design is theoretically a good thing, the reality is that replacement components are quite expensive. We just got a new cable for sale for $ 50 shy and a single earpiece will set you back about $ 115 – more than half the price of a new pair of SE425s. Obviously these individual pieces are cheaper than buying a new pair of earphones, but don’t think they are a cheap solution.

Nonetheless, the attachment method is especially effective at removing a broken set of earphones. A few inches of wire are added before the earpieces are tightened, and the rotating earpieces prevent the cable from jamming when inserting the SE425. This section gives the rest of the cable – itself reassuringly thick and firm – a good degree of support while hanging from your ear, reducing microphonics, and ensuring that the ear’s ear stays securely in place.

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Shure SE425 Review – Design cont. and Features Review

Sections

One small difference between the SE425s and the SE420 lies in their comfort. The earrings of the earrings have been identified to fit the ears better, so if you want to lie in bed, or perhaps wear them under a pair of earrings, you can do so without issue. On a pure aesthetic level, the SE45s are possible to find through silver or clear casing and we can’t be tempted by the transparent model – call us crazy but it’s just great to be able to see the interior elements.

The disadvantage of a secure on-the-ear fit is that the SE425s are not the kind of earphones you would forget you had. It goes without saying that the SE425s are uncomfortable – far from it. The SE425s are virtually impossible to disassociate from normal use, so the SE425 doesn’t need much attention wherever you find yourself revising other earphones from time to time. In addition, acne foam earrings – already much admired on this site for years – fit a very relaxing and safe air.

Importantly, where the SE535s were significantly more expensive than the previous models, the SE425s would not cost much more premium than the SE420. The latter can be taken for around $ 185, making the 225 SO more expensive by about a fifth of the 2525, which is significant but not immune. The SE425’s build quality is certainly better than the SE420’s and if you plan on carting your earphones in a regular pocket, this is an important consideration.

Those who want to be a bit more protective of their investment – and we can hardly blame them – will welcome the inclusion of a rigorous carrying case with the SE425. Additionally there is a 3.5mm to 6.25mm adapter with earphones, an earox removal tool and more tips than you can shake a stick at. Each size of silicone and hard foam tips is three, a set of soft foam tips and a pair of triple-flange tips.

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Shure SE425 Review – Sound Quality and Verdict Review

The advantage of being a good fit is, as always, twofold. First, the SE425s offer great exclusion of external sounds; Second, and because of that first point, these are less likely to be heard on low ear detachable earphones, which is better for your ear. Of course the SE425s can be louder if you want and they show no sign of distortion – your ears will drop a lot of these earphones long ago.

It really impressed the SE425s at normal volumes. Schuur happily acknowledges that their tune hasn’t changed much compared to the SE420, and comparing the two sets back and forth has proven to be true – it’s not a bad thing, like their previous SE420, with the SE425 just about anything you need to hear. At work, the dual-driver of each ear-bladder reproduces music with an almost unusual taste and precision.

The lower-end is not as striking as the one that kicked you in the head, but not as flat as the SE255 Atmotic ER4 earphones, which suggests that Schurr was mistaken in terms of how his earphones sound to a person rather than a computer. So while the bass response may sound a bit weak, to our ears it sounds about right. Even live-heavy hip-hop and pop are not harmed if you can accept that the bottom edge will not underscore, dominate.

Shur considers that the high-end is where all the changes to the SE425’s sound go above the SE420, with improved frequency response to the proposed. We would consider this as proof of the superiority of the SE420 rather than the loss of the SE425 that we could not really notice much difference. High breeding is certainly fantastic; The SE425s make it possible to collect a surprising amount of detail, even on authentic tracks like The Who Is Pinball Wizard.

Elsewhere with such diverse artists as Mozart, Frank Sinatra and The White Stripes, the reproduction provided by the SE255 never failed to impress. Comparing it to the more expensive SE535s and the Grado GR10, we have to admit that if we were spending our own money we had to seriously consider whether the sound quality step was really worth it.

Trusted Score:                                                   ∗∗∗∗∗

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