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Are the Shure 425's and 535's worth the money?

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Thinking about getting a new set of earphones.... are the Shure 425's or 535's worth the money?  If I use them for working out, are they decently bass heavy?  Any responses are appreciated!

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That's like asking if the sky is blue enough - it depends on the person doing the looking.

What other IEMs have you heard, and what did you think of them?
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Westone and ATH were the only other ones I had heard of at this price point.

 

The Guitar Center crew was raving about the Bose versions.

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Which tells me that Bose was probably running a spiff promotion giving a little kickback for the GC sales reps...
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I own almost the entire Shure IEM line (215, 535 and 846) if you are looking for a bass favored IEM get the SE215 Ltd with the enhanced bass. At about $125 it is far less expensive and my wife works out with her's daily without any problems.

The 535 is a great IEM but it is not a bass heavy sound more of a musical signature.
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Thinking about getting a new set of earphones.... are the Shure 425's or 535's worth the money?  If I use them for working out, are they decently bass heavy?  Any responses are appreciated!

Like Billybob said - that's a leading question that only you can answer.

 

For me - they were definitely worth it.  But I like a generally flat / neutral IEM with good detail, and slightly boosted mid-range (I'm a vocal and acoustic junkie ;))

 

Neither is bass heavy - in fact most bass-heads would consider them 'bass-light'.  The 425 are very, very flat - with a roll-off in both treble and bass.

 

The 535 has very linear and well defined bass - but it is not boosted by any means.

 

If you're looking for a bass heavy IEM - you need to look elsewhere, or up your budget to include the SE846.

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