In ear headphones for rock like Tool/Pearl Jam £50-150? Shure 425?
Feb 18, 2014 at 8:56 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 16

greenkomodo1

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Hey all
 
I listen to all types of rock, mainly listen to stuff like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, Mars Volta, Porcpine Tree and 90s alt rock. All in FLAC of course.
 
From my research it appears the Shure SE425 would be a good choice. I'm in the £50-150 pound bracket. Willing to go more if its REALLY worth it. The SE 535 are just ridiculously more expensive here in the UK.
 
Not sure if there is anything else I should consider?
 
Or any anyone tell me what I really need in terms of like mid ranges, treble etc?
 
Thanks for your time and any help.
 
Feb 18, 2014 at 9:48 PM Post #2 of 16

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I have the 535's and would say that if you like bass then these will be lacking. I might suggest looking in to some of the westones. Either the westone um pro 30's or 20's. I have the westone um3x's myself and they have more bass than the 535's.


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Feb 19, 2014 at 10:19 AM Post #5 of 16

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Shure 215 is an excellent in ear for rock based genres that has detachable cables in case you ever need to replace or upgrade one. Also it won't break the bank!
 
Feb 20, 2014 at 7:09 AM Post #6 of 16

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More options for you to consider http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-310-iems-compared-dunu-dn-1000-added-02-12-14-p-862
 
(Perhaps too many?)
 
ljokerl does a great job at describing matches to listening preferences.
 
Cheers... Brian
 
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Still looking for anyone else to chime in? I live in the UK and the 535s are still around double the price of the 425s.

I'm listening to stuff like Pearl Jam, Tool, Mars Volta, Porcupine Tree and anything alt 90s.
 
Or any anyone tell me what I really need in terms of like mid ranges, treble etc?
 
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  Still looking for anyone else to chime in? I live in the UK and the 535s are still around double the price of the 425s.

I'm listening to stuff like Pearl Jam, Tool, Mars Volta, Porcupine Tree and anything alt 90s.
 
Or any anyone tell me what I really need in terms of like mid ranges, treble etc?

now im a big shure fan but really the 425, just who told you go for them cause im sorry but no, just no.  unless you are sure of what your getting i cant see why anyone would come to the 425 as the one to go for.
 
unless youve heard a few diff things and can reallystart to aim where you want to head acousticaly then for a first real outing you want to stick to a generalist.  in your budget that means the GR07 or the DN-1000.  on the whole the 1000 is the better but both are super good value and sound great.
 
Jun 17, 2014 at 7:38 AM Post #12 of 16

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we have the same exact taste in music , so i guess you 're smart and willing to listen to people who know your kind of mindset

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Jun 22, 2014 at 12:56 AM Post #15 of 16

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  I love my jh16s for rock music - great bottom end - well worth the price

 
''I'm in the £50-150 pound bracket.''
 
just get the ck-10 , man they are really good iems
 

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