I realised after landing in Tokyo that I had completely forgotten to bring any form of head or ear phones. I already have a pretty wide array of head phones, but my old sony ear buds that have served me well for the past 5 years are starting to give up on me so I decided to turn this unfortunate situation into a chance to look for a replacement.
After much research I settled for a pair of Shure SE425. The main reason being their great ergonomics and super flat response curve. Their mostly made for in ear monitoring applications on stage, but some people also use them for mixing and tracking on the road.
I have to say they are incredibly comfortable to wear, very well isolating and super detailed. Almost to the point where they are too unforgiving in the sound stage. I can make out and hear details in tracks that I never noticed before, even ‘hear’ the starting and end point of individual samples and sounds in some electronica tracks.
It’s going to be very interesting to work with them over the coming 3-4 weeks until I’m back in Sweden again. Perhaps I’ll write a more detailed review once I’ve put some more hours on them.
Leave a comment if you have any questions.