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Glad you're liking the successor for the 425.
If the driver crossover is the same as it is in the 420 (it should be), try the 425 with a 75 Ohm adapter, you might just like it =)
Well, the effect of the 75 Ohm adapter, in my experience, further flattens the response of the SE420, and brings out treble energy that I never thought the 420 had.
When ABing the 2, the adapted 420 does sound airier and wider and seems to have better spatial properties while carrying the original sound sig of the 420, and the mids does sound a wee bit forward still VS the rest of the spectrum, but in a good way.
In terms of raw performance, I can't say I like the 420 as much as the Klipsch Custom 3, but with the adapter, the performance of the 420 jumps ahead of the Custom 3.
I'd go out on a limb and go as far to say that a 420 with an impedance adapter is almost on equal footing with the Earsonics SM3 as well, major differences being a tad less mid-bass and with better treble extension. Bass extension for both sound equal, but the SM3 has better weight to the bass regions VS the adapted 420, while the 420 sounds airier overall.
Hi there ,totaly agree with you about the recessed highs.
Ive had my se425's just over a week now and using the triple flanges i get a good comfortable fit and isolation.
I wonder if using different tips would change them much ?
I like the premium feel and look of them(i got silver/chrome finish).
I have this nagging feeling that i bought the wrong iem's though,perhaps the treble will come through after a bit more burn in .
Let me know your immpressions.
wow....i did as you suggested and bought a 75 ohm resistor on ebay for £10.00 what a differance this makes.
Everything has opened up,theres a bigger soundstage and treble has brightened up.
Perfect...i,m going to try my other phones with this.
ps it would good to hear other hfiers thoughts on this incredible upgrade.