Product Comparison: Westone UM Pro 30 vs Shure SE425


General Specifications
Brand
Westone
Shure
Model
UM Pro 30
SE425
About the Product
Our most popular In-Ear Musicians Monitor, the UM Pro 30 features three, proprietary balanced-armature drivers with a 3-way passive crossover, each driver was developed to increase sonic detail and clarity in a specific part of the frequency range. Designed for performing musicians, the UM Pro 30 has a soundstage that features powerful lows, articulate mid-range, and sparkling crystal-clear highs. With the performance, power, and output for any stage, from a small venue, to the world’s largest arenas, the incredible sound of Westone UM Pro 30 will meet the demands of the most discerning musician and music lover alike. The Westone UM Pro 30 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 30 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 30 Triple-Driver Universal-Fit In-Ear Musicians’ Monitors
  • I use rubber tips which are comfortable. I use the standard size.
  • I find the Westones more comfortable in my ears and the sound quality is excellent - flat & does not colour the sound.
  • Finally they are very comfortable with a huge variety of ear fittings that can be exchanged to personalize fit.
  • Comfortable and the perfect amount of sound isolation.
  • Comfortable, very well designed. Sounds very clean with punchy staccato bass.
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
Cord Length
4.27 feet
5.3 feet
Built-In Microphone
No
Yes
Sound Isolating
Yes
Yes
Water Resistant
No
No
Extras
TRIPLE BALANCED-ARMATURE DRIVERS WITH THREEWAY CROSSOVER, THE MOST COMPACT, LOW PROFILE, ERGONOMIC DESIGN IN THE WORLD
Dual High-Definition MicroDrivers, Lightweight, low-profile shape with optimized nozzle angle is designed to rest comfortably in the ear
Controls
Volume, Play/Pause, Start/End call
What customers say about "Features"
Westone UM Pro 30 Triple-Driver Universal-Fit In-Ear Musicians’ Monitors
  • Sound quality is fantastic and isolation is quite decent.
  • Comfortable and the perfect amount of sound isolation.
  • These are incredibly accurate, highly responsive, and absolutely *perfect* for on stage use. I am a bass player, so I opted for the Pro 30s for that third driver.
  • When on the airplane, I plugged this gem in and watched my movie, I thought I was at home all the way till the movie ended and realized I was back on the airplane because the airplane sound was just blocked out.
  • The cord is my only complaint. In my year of owning these, I have had to replace the cord five times.
  • The cord could be far more durable than what is included, and it is unacceptable.
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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