Shure SE420 Sound Isolating Earphones £126 @ Advanced MP3 Players + 4% quidco (rrp £249)
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Shure SE420 Sound Isolating Earphones £126 @ Advanced MP3 Players + 4% quidco (rrp £249)

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Found 2nd May 2010
This is likely to start a "why would you pay that much for earphones" debate. Well, until you've experienced the sound quality from audiophile quality buds like these you won't know what you're missing.

Heart-Pounding Performance
Featuring Dual TruAcoustic MicroSpeakers, the SE420 uses a dedicated tweeter and woofer to provide a detailed sound stage. Lows, mids, and highs are distinct and defined - for accurate reproduction of all the details of your music.

Product Overview:

Sound Isolating Design
Speaker Type: Dual TruAcoustic Microspeakers
2-Year Limited Warranty
Included Premium Fit Kit
Available in what Shure call White which we would call Silver

Reviews:

trustedreviews.com/mp3…/p1

reviews.cnet.co.uk/acc…htm

macworld.co.uk/ipo…221

techradar.com/rev…iew

13 Comments

Why would you pay that much for earphones???

gerri;8507829

Why would you pay that much for earphones???




there's no MP3 player inc iphone that would give you the high quality sound needed to get the best out of these. I won't vote as votes are based on deals

simplyjimbo;8507855

there's no MP3 player inc iphone that would give you the high quality … there's no MP3 player inc iphone that would give you the high quality sound needed to get the best out of these. I won't vote as votes are based on deals



Surely it depends on the quality of the rip?

jonnybc;8507868

Surely it depends on the quality of the rip?



But then you would only be ripping to flac/wma lossless not mp3 :thumbsup: wav is to big and no id tags etc

Not many portable mp3 players/phones support flac/lossless wma. My phone plays flacs but never tried as when I'm out or running I'm not looking for the best quality sound quality just something to listen to (256kbps+ mp3 is fine)

simplyjimbo;8507855

there's no MP3 player inc iphone that would give you the high quality … there's no MP3 player inc iphone that would give you the high quality sound needed to get the best out of these. I won't vote as votes are based on deals




Oh boy... so now iphone is the best mp3 player when it comes to sound quality?

:roll:you've gotta be joking here.....for a set of headphones?????????

simplyjimbo;8507855

there's no MP3 player inc iphone that would give you the high quality … there's no MP3 player inc iphone that would give you the high quality sound needed to get the best out of these. I won't vote as votes are based on deals



You don't HAVE to listen to music through an MP3 player you know?

My Cowon D2 walks all over my iphone for sound quality, i've a pair of CX-95's which are quality as well, though always fancied the shures. Offer has been on for a couple of weeks, im guessing end of line?

If quality matters and you like your music then earphones in this price bracket are essential. If your happy with your crappy ipod phones and touch then carry on and leave this thread well alone.

I had the SE210s before (obv not as expensive or perhaps as good as these) and had to send them back for replacement at least 2 or 3 times during the 2 year warranty. One of the earphones went quiet all of a sudden (wasn't waxy build up either!) and then the wire came loose just out of the earphone another time.

Excellent sound from the 210s admittedly but I now use some cheaper Sennheisers just because I couldn't justify the price for the Shures, with the couple of failures I've had (getting RMAs, sending them back, waiting for new sets, etc).

Why would you pay that much for earphones???

omg:w00t: what kind of hotukdeal is this?, maybe is cheaper from all other places, however i would not buy this for that price because i find that my earphones only last me 3-4 weeks untill a fault occurs, partly my fault so not a gud deal for me

simplyjimbo;8507855

there's no MP3 player inc iphone that would give you the high quality … there's no MP3 player inc iphone that would give you the high quality sound needed to get the best out of these. I won't vote as votes are based on deals



I still have a working Rio Karma, that will eat these alive!

wow, talk about being shot down. Thanks mate, that's an excellent price for these Shures, I was looking for a set of 310s, missed out here!

For the haters, yeah they are expensive but they do sound excellent. They are significantly better than a lot of earphones (and in another galaxy compared to 'free' headphones). Admittedly, I think they are still a good 30-40 more than they should be but alas, you choose to aim for high-end you pay the premium.
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