53points

Bowers & Wilkins C5

51points

Shure SE425

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Bowers & Wilkins C5 vs Shure SE425

Bowers & Wilkins C5
Shure SE425
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Shure SE425

Why is Bowers & Wilkins C5 better than Shure SE425?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Shure SE425 better than Bowers & Wilkins C5?

  • 10 Ohms lower impedance
    22 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • 0.42m longer cable
    1.62mvs1.2m

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bowers & Wilkins C5
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 a detachable cable
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Shure SE425

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

3.has an in-ear form
Bowers & Wilkins C5
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.

4.has included ear pads
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Shure SE425

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

5.travel bag is included
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Shure SE425

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

6.has an L-shaped plug
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Shure SE425

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

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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

10Hz

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
Bowers & Wilkins C5
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

118dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Shure SE425

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.impedance

32 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
Bowers & Wilkins C5
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.has an in-line control panel
Bowers & Wilkins C5
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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