The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
 Search This Thread  Search This Forum  Search Reviews  Search Gear Database  Search Gear for sale  Search Gearslutz Go Advanced
New Headphones Multi-Ef­fects Plugins
Old 8th September 2011
  #1
Gear Nut
 

New Headphones

Hi,
I'm looking to replace my current Shure SE102 In Ear Headphones for something more high end, but still Shure. I am stuck as to what to go for though, and can't decide between the SE425 and the SE535. I listen to music on the go a lot, walking, buses, trains and the occasional flights (maybe 1 return journey per year). I am also a drummer and i am starting a course in Music Production. I know that you're not supposed to mix music through headphones, but i will be living in halls, and therefore won't be allowed to use speakers.
For mixing, i need something that won't change the true sound, i need no bass boost or treble boost. The sound must be as flat and as true as it possibly can. I was originally drawn to the 535's, just because they're the top end headphones that you produce, but now i worry that having 2 tweeters for lower end frequencies might provide an unwanted bass boost.
I was hoping that you would be able to provide a little more information to help me with my decision?
Thanks in advance
Old 11th September 2011
  #2
Lives for gear
 

Why does it have to be Shure?
Why not try any of the Etymotic Research, etc.?
Old 11th September 2011
  #3
Gear Maniac
 
Resis's Avatar
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by aremos View Post
Why does it have to be Shure?
Why not try any of the Etymotic Research, etc.?
I would add the Denon IEMs,
tested the AH-C710, impressed with the sound coming out of it.
Thunderous bass, anyway well balanced.
Old 12th October 2011
  #4
Gear Head
I have just bought the se425,
regretted immediately.
Amongst the worst in ears i have ever used. Very harsh no real bass extension and NO top end. I would have been unhappy to pay 20 pounds for them. let alone £280
In fact i tried to return them, unfortunately this isn't possible, although how i could have known they would be this bad without being able to check them is beyond me.

I care very much about the sound all my speakers and earphones make and i have to say these are terrible.

Anyway it is a HUGE thumbs down from me.
Old 12th October 2011
  #5
Gear Nut
 

i had 2 sets of shure iem's years ago - don't recall the model numbers. i replaced them with a pair of westone um2's (i think) and couldn't believe how much better they sounded. give westone a shot - you won't regret it.
Old 13th October 2011
  #6
Future Sonic Atrios. With the extra molds, they work very nicely in this form factor.
Otherwise I enjoy my AKG 702s quite a bit.
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.


 
 
Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Forum Jump
Forum Jump