43points

Shure SE425

43points

Sony XBA-4

Shure SE425
Sony XBA-4
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13 facts in comparison

Shure SE425 vs Sony XBA-4

Shure SE425
Sony XBA-4
43
points
Shure SE425
43
points
Sony XBA-4

Why is Shure SE425 better than Sony XBA-4?

  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • 1dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    109dB/mWvs108dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • 0.42m longer cable
    ?

    1.62mvs1.2m

Why is Sony XBA-4 better than Shure SE425?

  • 17Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    3Hzvs20Hz
  • 9000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    28000Hzvs19000Hz
  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    8 Ohmsvs22 Ohms

Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Shure SE425
Sony XBA-4
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
Shure SE425
Sony XBA-4
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.travel bag is included
Shure SE425
Sony XBA-4
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
4.has an in-ear form
Shure SE425
Sony XBA-4
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.
5.cable length

1.62m

1.2m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
6.has an L-shaped plug
Shure SE425
Sony XBA-4
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.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

3Hz

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

19000Hz

28000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Shure SE425
Sony XBA-4
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

109dB/mW

108dB/mW

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

22 Ohms

8 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.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Shure SE425
Sony XBA-4
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Shure SE425
Sony XBA-4
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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