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Shure SE425

alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and bass quality are on the whole positive. The comfort and value for money also get good views. Views are divided on the size. Some have doubts about the portability and reliability.

sound, value for money, comfort, bass quality, design

reliability, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Shure SE425 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Shure SE425 (Metallic Silver)


Shure has been churning out impressive-sounding in-ear headphones for consumers for more than 15 years, and any new models from the company have featured mainly evolutionary changes from their predecessors. The latest update to the Shure consumer line...

The Shure SE425 earphones provide fantastic audio quality and a durable design. The package includes useful extras such as a case, a quarter-inch adapter, and the Shure Fit Kit.

The Shure SE425 earphones will not fit all users comfortably, and they take some effort to put on. Shure has eliminated its modular cable design.

The Shure SE425 sound-isolating earphones are an excellent choice for eclectic listeners who demand stellar audio and a high-quality design.

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Shure SE425


For most people, $300 for earphones seems absurd, but for audiophiles, something in this price range can be considered slightly beyond entry level. Mind you, that's entry level for someone aspiring to one day own $1,350 custom-molded earphones, but...

High quality, flat-response audio performance. Detachable cable can be replaced, rather buying a new pair of earphones

Fit can be tricky to secure at first. Not for bass lovers

The near-flat response of the Shure SE425 will appeal to audiophiles looking for a hint of added low-end, but booming bass addicts should look elsewhere.

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Shure SE425 Sound Isolating Earphones


For $299, this reviewer found that the sound and build quality from the SE425's makes it right for the price. These earphones are at a fair price point for what they offer. The minor cable twisting and anemic low end puts these at a 4/5, but of course...


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"High quality, great sounding earphones."


I've had these for almost a year now and just noticed no one has given a review on this color option yet. So, even though I have the clear version, I thought I'd give them some love on this color option, since they are identical mechanically.

Dual drivers for excellent sound; detachable sturdy cable; moldable wire; sits nearly flush with ear; two year warranty.

Sturdy cable pulls down a bit in the back; cable a bit too long.

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Shure SE425 sound-isolating earphones (clear)


After listening to both pair I'm left with a longing for what could be. You almost want to change ear buds depending on what type of music your listening to. I find myself listening to the new SE425's more but I'm aware of whats missing the whole time....

Much better construction, more durable, better midrange, better imaging, not quite as bright on the top end (although its close), lower cost compared to the $500.00 SE530's, great for vocals, acoustic gutair, slightly lower listener fatuige

pronounced roll off of lower frequency's, The 530's give you more body, richer, fuller music with much more bass. The trade off is the lows on the 530's do "muddy the water" for the midrange and greatly effect imaging

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Amazon review summary for Shure SE425


alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of Shure SE425 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

sound, value for money, bass quality, comfort, noise isolation

treble quality

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Shure SE425-V Dual High-Definition MicroDriver Earphone with Detachable Cable (Metallic Silver)Shure SE425-CL Dual High-Definition MicroDriver Earphone with Detachable Cable (Clear)

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they are pricey but worth it because they come with a 2 year warrranty, and the buds come off.

Comfortable","Compact","Good Bass","Great Sound","Stylish

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Big Bucks but worth it!


I had to replace a set of Senheisser\'s I lost. Even though it was more than I planned to spend I said \'what the heck\'. I am glad I did. The noise isolation is fantastic and it allows me to hear good things in the music I never noticed before and I...

Comfortable","Compact","Durable","Good Bass","Great Sound","Lightweight

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I used Shure SCL4's for two years mainly for live performance monitoring. I play acoustic guitar and sing in a band. I bought these after having cord issues with the SCL4's. These sound much better than SCL4's, fit nicer in my ears and don't distort as...

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Shure SE425 Sound Isolating Earphone


Took some trial and error to get the best fit for the best performance. Can really tell the difference in recorded music and need to use a better quality compression rate. Definately better than lower end Shure headphones, but not sure if worth 3X the...


Product Specifications


Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone: Yes
Indoor/Outdoor :Outdoor
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:In Ear