71points

Beats by Dre Solo HD

51points

Shure SE425

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Beats by Dre Solo HD vs Shure SE425

Beats by Dre Solo HD
Shure SE425
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Shure SE425

Why is Beats by Dre Solo HD better than Shure SE425?

  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Shure SE425 better than Beats by Dre Solo HD?

  • 23 Ohms lower impedance
    22 Ohmsvs45 Ohms
  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    109dB/mWvs104dB/mW
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form
  • 0.26m longer cable
    1.62mvs1.361m

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Shure SE425

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has an over-the-ear form
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Shure SE425

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

3.has a detachable cable
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Shure SE425

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.can be folded
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Shure SE425

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

5.has an in-ear form
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Shure SE425

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

6.has included ear pads
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Shure SE425

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

19000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Shure SE425

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

104dB/mW

109dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

45 Ohms

22 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Shure SE425

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Shure SE425

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.can be used as a headset
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Shure SE425

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

3.has an in-line control panel
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Shure SE425

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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