Summary: play music professionally.
these sound great.
been through 3 of them in 90 days.
buy the insurance from guitar center - if you're on tour with these and the left side goes out (it will) you'll be screwed for a week.
seriously - buy these - but DO NOT hit the road with out replacement cables.
and don't use them for anything other than rehearsals or shows - if they crap out on you mid-set, that's on them... if you lose a side to WTF you're gonna be even more pissed.
Pros: great solid flat sound, comfortable, isolating
Summary: I got my pairs (plural) because my last pair of tried and trusty EC-4s bit the dust.. losing the left channel as they tend to do over 3 or 4 years. In the past, I'd send $100 dollars and the EC-4s to Shure, who'd fix them and send them back. Good to go.
Unfortunately, Shure has end-of-lifed the EC-4s. Boo! So rather than fixing them, they replaced them with two brand new pairs of SE425's-- right off the store shelves.
Pros: Great sound, Great brand and customer service
Summary: The cables give out within months of use. They are the most tangle prone and difficult to put on earphones i"ve ever used. The sound is great but they break so quickly it is very frustrating.
Pros: the Sound
Cons: The fit
The tangle prone design
THEY BREAK SO QUICKLY!!!!
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Excerpt: First off, I'm a long time Shure fan (particularly for microphones), so I was excited to get these earphones. However I was quite disappointed. The cable is too stiff, they are difficult to insert into the ear, and the claimed 37dB reduction for isolation is way off (probably more like 20-25dB).The sound quality was good, but these issues made them unusable for me.
Pros: Great Sound
Cons: Hard to insert into ear, Stiff Cable, Too Much Ambient Noise
Summary: Kaum Bass, umständliche Handhabung und der Klang ist irgendwie künstlich, eiskalt und komplett ohne Bühne. Zum Vergleich in dem Segment habe ich die IE8 und IE80. Der 535er hat einen zusätzlichen Treiber für den Bass, ob der aber wirklich helfen würde wage ich zu bezweifeln, da hier keine Membran vibriert und die Töne quasi aus dem nichts entstehen. Man spürt keine Vibrationen im Ohr, zum entspannten Musik hören fehlt das.