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Shure SE535 In-Ear Monitors

Shure SE535 In-Ear Monitors

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I have a like new pair with a premium cable (braided and twisted) bronze. Anyone want to pick them up from me?
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Mr.Donut
Where did you get them at 260?
Mr.Donut
How much?
can i have these for dec 14 2017 please massdrop i need in ear monioring for church im a drummer and i need because every time church mess up song and i need click track in my ear
jrsalinas
You want to buy them from me? There like new and have a premium cable.
No factory warranty at this price??!!!!
Kydu
Welcome to the Grey Market...
The sound in the SE535 can be altered with different acoustic filters from Knowles. Giving them more bass or treble.
All the images disappeared from my older reviews (Head-fi update broke the image links) unfortunately, and I haven't had the time to fix this, but you can read my take on the SE535 here: http://www.soundperfectionreviews.com/2012/10/shure-se535-review.html
I was researching JH Audio iems when i noticed the Rosie on Amazon for only $799. This is a 6 driver iem, with adjustable bass and includes an extra balanced cable ($150) in the box. The JH Audio website says the Rosie sells for $999. 😀
I have the RHA t20 and Noble massdrop and SE215, will the SE535 be a huge improvement? anyone has experience with those ear phones care to comment? Thanks as always
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qu11355
Hey QU11355 I own both the shure se 215 and shure se 846, even tho I don't own the SE535 I have heard them before. In my opinion if you're looking to drop a lot of money on a pair of IEMs I honestly would recommend saving your money and buy the Shire Se846. I know the price jump is big, but along with the deep (and I mean DEEP) bass the se846 is capable of, the se 846 has a way way better build quality. The se535 have the same very brittle plastic nozzle that the se215 have while the se846 have metal instead. And honestly once you buy the se846 you won't ever have to worry about upgrading because I can say with confidence they are the king of the universal IEM (although I haven't heard shure's new 3000 dollar electrostatic iem). I believe they are worth the investment. Hope that helps!
qu11355
Hey qu11355 I own several IEMs and among them I also have a se215. I believe the bump in performance isn't that great unless you are specifically a performer. Yes the se535s are better but it's not the same change that you experienced when you switched over to the se215s. I'm a drummer and the deep bass as well as the more "full" sounding sound signature helps during gigs but other than that I agree with mr Silent night. I just upgraded to the se846s and they definitely play on a different level.
Wish it had a warranty as well..
Great sounding earbuds. However, expect to buy new cables often. I have had Shure earphones for 9+ years and the cables never last. I would suggest taking a look on Amazon and reading reviews of Shure (Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS) and aftermarket cables before purchasing. This is a known issue and the cables have not gotten any better over the years. Expect to spend about $60/year on cables.
SALEEN00SR
I think they *did* make them better over the years. My first cable lasted for a year and a half before sound on the left earbud started dropping, the second one however, is still working three years on to this day. Maybe it's me becoming older and less active, but I distinctly remember the cable's build was different, and Shure certainly feels confident about it, releasing their flagship model with a permanently-attached cable (hell, gotta have some balls selling a $3k pair with a fixed wire).
I'm not sure how closely related my old SE530s are to the SE535s, but for me I prefer my SE215 over my SE530. The SE530s have the cleanest sound I've ever heard in an IEM, with great separation due to the multiple micro drivers. However the bass is just flat and the overall sound is very neutral. This is a true IEM, something you'd want for studio or stage work. Since I mainly use my IEMs with my phone or with DJ equipment, I want a little more bass, so the 215s work for me. There's a notable sacrifice in other qualities when using 215s over 530s, but I'm ok with that. Also, my heart doesn't skip a beat when I drop my 215s or accidentally yank the cable, as opposed to dropping a set of $500 retail IEMs. lol
If you insist on getting these IEMs (as stated earlier, not a fan of the rather lifeless sound from it), pair them with the Westone STAR silicone tips. When I bought these a couple of years ago, I paired them with virtually every possible kind of tips I could get (Shure, Westone, Comply, you name it), in an effort to salvage the money I'd dumped into these rather disappointing IEMs. As much as I prefer foam tips for comfort, the Westone STARs improved the sound and are reasonably comfortable and long lasting to boot.
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As far as IEMs go, this one is actually not that impressive. My first set of IEMs when I was a kid was the E2c, and those were incredible for what I could afford back then (the Sony PSP era!). I'd waited for ages to save up and buy the SE535s and they were... Rather disappointing. It's not that they're terrible, but they're so neutral, that they come off rather bland and unexciting. Perhaps that's your taste and exactly what you're looking for, but I felt like they sucked out the life of my media. I listened to them again rather recently paired with a Chord Mojo, and they really have not fared any better. The bass is not very meaty, leaving the audio feeling hollow.
Niro
Agree. It might sound impressive for first time ime user. But for those that have tried many types of iem, it comes as just OK. In any case, ones can get the limited "red" edition at the suggested price, which offers slightly more improvement.
My impression for the 535 limited edition is that it is good to listen to music that focused on vocal or mid range like bossa, jazz, but not so for the current mainstream songs.
Niro
Yeah I tend to agree. It's not for me. Someone who loves the sound sig of the Senn 598's might love these because no low end. I had a couple sets of the entry level ones years ago and became a Shure fanboy. Then a couple years ago I had money to buy something decent, got these, sent them back a week later. Not my cuppa tea.
549 msrp? where did you get that from? Shure sells em on their website for $449, available from other places for $399 and those places will ship right away.
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Aubreal
In Canada, they're $649, which is $50 more than what they were when they first came out. :/
bwonglim
I'm Canadian as well, and for most things Canadian prices can be explained by the CAD/USD exchange rate. Right now, $650CAD ~ $490USD whereas in 2007 when these came out $600CAD ~ $560USD
is this worth 400? or is it better to get the SE846 for a better investment.
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Japan is my next vacation destination then! (you're totally right about just go and try them all, but where can I find it here in the states?) haha.
soundsof.killing
Yeah, I know it can be hard to find good places to audition gear, but sometimes it's the little obstacles along the way that make life that much more fun and interesting, right? :)
Cheers, and good luck with your journey!
I paid full-price for these because I wanted the 2 year warranty. Worth trying before buying. Intimate sound and excellent fit and isolation, at least for me.
Have a pair for about 5 years now, and still loving them. True, their sound isn't very "special", but they have that sense of musicallity that many other headphones lack. Also, the isolation is better than any universal IEMs I've yet tried. Do note that these are very sensitive. Tube amps may be a no go (Schiit's Vali 2 being marginal) and I feel these benefit more from a good DAC than an amp.
I wouldn't recommend this drop to be honest.
I have a pair of 535, and.. well, if you've heard nothing better, you may be pretty impressed. However, you can do a lot better, often for less money.
(Also, once you move from a phone to a better source, the SE535 will hold you back more than you expect.. I had to go back to mine recently, while waiting for a replacement cable, and it was a bit of a let-down.)
Pros: Nice industrial design, small and comfy. They fit flush in your ears. You could sleep in these things. Shure stock cables tend to be long, robust and high-quality.
Cons: Rolled-off at each end. Detail is so-so, not terrible, but not what you'd expect from a $399 set of IEMs. Transients are distinctly blunted.
They're an old design, and showing their age in some respects. Honestly, I would grab a pair of Noble-X if you can get into a drop for those- and maybe pick up a nice aftermarket cable (from Forza in the EU or Impact in the US). That will give you a nicer-sounding set of comfy IEMs.
(Number of BAs is not everything, sometimes quality > quantity)
Ancipital
Thanks for the little review. I'll skip this then.
If you are in Australia then it might be cheaper for you to buy it locally at it is around $550 AUD and Australians get 2 year warrenty for share products
I'm sorry to say this, but it seems a bit stupid to buy the SE535 on this price, it is about $345 everywhere in Hong Kong.
These or iSINE 10 by Audeze?
JumpinCO
The iSine10 would sound alot more open than this. But it may be sibilant in comparison? I could be wrong though, since all ears are different.
JumpinCO
If you want amazing noise isolation despite not having that great sound for the price, then get these.
If you want a great, pretty balanced sounding open "IEM", get iSine for sure.
Absolutely LOVE mine. "One" of the best IEM's out in the market. Only complaint with mine (Special "Red" Edition), is I wish they would include a better quality cable/ chord considering the price. Been a problem with the connection since day one. Will get the mk2 or 3 cable here soon. I hear it makes the quality sound better not to mention all around better quality cable.
CaleBeracaHill
Far from the best. You can do MUCH better than the 535 in this price bracket. Try the noble x or the heir 4.ai instead
I got mine off massdrop a couple years ago, and they're still a nearly daily driver because of how portable and durable they are. I've replaced the triple flange silicone tips a couple times, which are definitely my favorite once you trim the attachment part off so it's level with the bottom flange. Isolation is excellent, I've flown with them a lot and I often just use them as earplugs without listening to anything. SQ is good enough that I don't have anything to complain about. I got mine for $380, though, kinda surprised to see they're $400 this time around.
shure 846 gonna be next lol
i already have these , did not buy them on massdrop (wishing i did now looking at the price) . Good iems at a good price
I have the SE215's and I wonder how much better these actually sound. I can't justify a $400 price point just to satisfy my curiosity though.
CokeMachineGlow
I went from the SE215's to the 535s. The jump in clarity is definitely there, but if you're expecting the what, 300 dollar price difference type of jump, you will likely be disappointed.
That said, I still use my 535's daily on a Cowon Plenue D with a replaced cable and Comply foam tips, and still enjoy my music during the daily work commute. I doubt I could justify to spend much more on IEM's though, now that I've paid this much for a set. Do I recommend them? Yes. Would I spend that much again on them going from something in the same series? No. Because the Shure Sound Signature is still there, you don't get that 'whoa' effect when you change. But there is definitely a noticeable difference between the two sets, but you're getting into the 'diminishing returns' in terms of price. (Where the SE215's destroy 20-30 dollar earpods for maybe 3 times the price, the 'destroy' factor I don't believe is there from 215 > 535.
If you were looking to spend a few hundred, consider a different line/brand entirely to get that more noticeable change in tonality and quality.
I really enjoy my SE535's. Too bad I can't justify a second set, this is a good price.
Is it just me or is Massdrop bring each of Shure's earbuds, one level at a time?
I just got mine yesterday so here's what I think.
These have ridiculously epic noise isolation. I use them with the yellow foam tips and it seals like concrete. I can't hear the subway anymore. When someone speaks to me I won't hear them until their hands start waving. It is that good. Be sure to take them off when crossing roads or you risk getting run over. If you can hear someone, it means that your seal is bad, or that someone is really really obnoxious.
Also they are very sensitive. The attenuator that comes with it is really helpful with this. Without it, I can drive them ok with my phone at 2 clicks on the rocker from 0. My previous earpieces all required at least 4 or 5. The attenuator feels cheap though, and has some issues with channel balance at lower volumes. I also worry that the dial may rub against something and destroy my ears, because it does seem very slippy.
Sound quality wise it kind of feels muddy compared to my HD6XX. It has plenty of mids and bass. I got somewhat annoyed listening to Slowdive, it sounded like it was really jumbling everything together. However Damien Rice sounds like something they will put on in shops to demo their gear. Pearly* was pretty good too. I think I don't really like the bass, I don't really like too much bass anyway, so anything with too much bass sounds a bit muddied up for me. The mids are pretty damn clean. Very little highs.
In conclusion I think the SQ is not superb for this price, but overall I think it's a pretty excellent. What I dislike is the bass but many others like it. It does sound a little too dark. Nevertheless, everything else is great, it looks sick, the packaging was cool, yea.
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