Summary: Found it difficult to justify the cost but now are my go to phones (just wish the 535s weren't so pricey else I'd upgrade). To get the best of these phones three things you really must do 1. be patient and run them in for a while 2. try the different supplied ends (foam or rubber) and find those that'll give a good isolation from external noise 3.
Summary: As my 425's have just passed the 2 year mark i thought id write a review to feedback on long term use and warranty cover. These come with 2 year warranty and i've had my original pair replaced twice under warranty- both with cable/connection faults. I was unsure whether shure would replace the cable (in case they saw them as being consumables as opposed to covered by the warranty) but on both occasions my old pair was swapped out for a new retail boxed pair.
Summary: I bought SE215 2 yrs ago and they developed faults 3 times, Shure were really good and replaced them every time. I had a driver fail twice and the cable once. The cable is very strong and i am heavy user, but still they managed to develop a fault. After the 3rd set failed after only 6 month i gave up on the SE 215 model.Shure gave up on me as well telling me they were out of warranty (2yr) from original purchase. FYI the cable is the same on all models to my knowledge.
Summary: The detail these headphones deliver is nothing short of amazing! You get your selection of great tips/plugs and can get a really great fit (or go and get your custom-molded tips from averysound). You can hear about the 'neutral' sound and great detail of these IEMs everywhere so I won't re-iterate those in detail. I knocked off one star due to the high cost and due to low quality check.