Product Comparison: Westone UM Pro 20 vs Shure SE425


General Specifications
Brand
Westone
Shure
Model
UM Pro 20
SE425
About the Product
Designed and built to perform on the most demanding stages in the world, the UM Pro 20 features two proprietary, balanced-armature drivers, with a passive crossover. The dual balanced-armature driver design, delivers robust low end and crystal clear highs, with all the detail and nuance that musicians have come to expect from a professional in-ear monitor. The range, output, and power of the UM Pro 20 makes it an ideal choice for performing musicians and music lover looking for more low end in their mix. The Westone UM Pro 20 incorporates all the innovations and expertise that Westone has developed in almost 60 years of designing and manufacturing products for the human ear. The compact, low-profile, ergonomic design is comfortable, and can be worn for hours and hours. . Westone’s proprietary silicone and comfort foam eartips are provided in 5 different sizes and enhance the performance of our In-Ear Musicians’ Monitors by ensuring a superb fit and by provide superior noise isolation. Ambient sound levels are reduced an average of 25 dB, which makes UM Pro 20 ideal for use onstage or in other noisy environments.
The SE425 uses a dedicated tweeter and woofer for an accurate and balanced sound. Detachable cable with formable wire enables easy replacement and secure, comfortable fit. Sound Isolating sleeves in multiple sizes provide up to 37 dB of isolation.
Size & Weight
Height
53 in.
6.7 in.
Width
1 in.
6.1 in.
Depth
1 in.
3.5 in.
Weight
7.8 oz.
16 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Westone UM Pro 20 Dual-Driver Universal-Fit In-Ear Musicians’ Monitors
  • Out of the box comfort. Very picky with comfort and the right size tip. These headphones meets expectations.
  • I contacted Westone about it and they said the reason they use such light gage wire is for the weight factor so they can be worn for extended periods of time without fatigue from a heavier cable.
  • They are a tad on a large size, so people with smaller ears will find these difficult to fit the bodies of the units in what I call the pockets of your ears.
  • The size is a bit larger. Stands out of my ear.
  • The small case they come in is basically unusable - it's a nice case, but so small you have to jam them in there!
Shure SE425 Sound Isolating Earphones
  • They're super comfortable so I can easily sleep with them on.
  • The audio is crisp and clean, and I have never felt/experienced such a great and comfortable fit- in terms of both comfort and sound isolation.
  • They can be a little finicky to get in correctly, but if done right they stay comfortable for extended listening sessions.
  • They are comfortable for hours on end; although for the first few days to a week, after a few hours they become uncomfortable, but after that you get used to them and it is no longer an issue.
  • The amount of tips it comes with are nice to have, it gives you options for a comfortable fit or different places you are playing in.
Features
Style
Unisex
Unisex
Headphone Fit
In-Ear
In-Ear
Built-In Microphone
No
Yes
Sound Isolating
Yes
Yes
Water Resistant
No
No
Extras
DUAL BALANCED-ARMATURE DRIVERS WITH PASSIVE CROSSOVER, THE MOST COMPACT, LOW PROFILE, ERGONOMIC DESIGN IN THE WORLD, TWISTED MMCX AUDIO CABLE
Dual High-Definition MicroDrivers, Lightweight, low-profile shape with optimized nozzle angle is designed to rest comfortably in the ear
Cord Length
5.3 feet
Controls
Volume, Play/Pause, Start/End call
What customers say about "Features"
Westone UM Pro 20 Dual-Driver Universal-Fit In-Ear Musicians’ Monitors
  • Have detachable cord, multiple type/size ear pieces, and a nice vented case.
  • Excellent fit, good sound, nice to have a replaceable cord.
  • I love the cord and they fit comfortably.
  • They are very good for sound isolation, fit , and comfort
  • This is a quality headset. I use it for my wireless system wireless monitor system.
  • Only other down side is the cord it's very light gauge.
  • I like the silicone tips better but the big ones don't isolate as good as my old ones.
Shure SE425 Sound Isolating Earphones
  • The cord wrapping around your ear design is very cool, though a little less convenient for those with glasses I found.
  • A big pro that I haven't used yet is the detachable cords. Often times the cord is the weak link in a pair of headphones. With these, if the cord breaks you can just replace it. Very nice.
  • I like the replaceable cords ( though has never been a problem for me with Shure).
  • But the audio is crisp and clean, and I have never felt/experienced such a great and comfortable fit- in terms of both comfort and sound isolation.
  • I'm also in airplanes every week so sound isolation is important.
  • Over the ears cord also gets in the way more.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE


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