Shure SE310 Vs. SE420

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by macuser154, May 28, 2009.

  1. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    Is there much difference between the two. I know that the 420s have two drivers in each earphone as opposed to the 310s single driver. But does it make much of a difference?

    Perhaps I should get this thread moved to buying advice.
     
  2. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    I can't help you out much as I havn't tried the 3 series.

    However I have an older model of the 4 series and they are excellent!
     
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    No. This is the right place. I preferred the 420 over the 310 in the time that I got to test them. I would say the difference is not as bad as the difference between my e4's and e3's. The bass was definitely better on the 420s; but, there is a fairly significant difference between the se530s and the 420s. Try checking CNET, when they do reviews they usually compare them to other models...
     
  4. macuser154 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    K, thanks everyone. I was asking cause I already own the SE310s, but I ws wondering I should step up to the 420s.
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I'd say screw it, go straight to the SE530s. You won't regret it...
     
  6. Loge macrumors 68020

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    After using Shures for a few years, and while being broadly satisfied with the sound (although bass response was always a bit lacking), eventually I got frustrated with the brittle cable and it's chunky connectors.

    I would now recommend the Sennheiser IE8s. These have adjustable bass control, replaceable cables, comfortable fit and sound on a par with the Shures.
     

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