Summary: shure se 530 are really the best i hv heard so far till date ,they are really wonderful sounding in terms of sound required by an audiophile ,they give a complete picture of sound to ears ,everything sounds superb and precise the way it ws recorded in studio ,all instruments sound real and genuine...
Summary: Shure's SE530PTH provide the low accurate bass I've wanted. I didn't really need the PTH feature, but it does not detract from sound quality and can be disconnected anyway. For about 3 years I've owned Shure's E-5c earbuds and agree with most reviewers that they lack some bass.
Summary: Prior to owning these earphone, I owned the Shure EC3's and I thought they were fabulous. I upgraded my music player so I decided to upgrade my earphones also.
I have to tell you, the sound is absolutely breathtaking. They are comfortable to wear & just a joy to own.
Summary: I bought these about a month ago and I love them. They are an Audiophiles companion...You can really tell the difference between MP3 and lossless encoding for recordings. These do not add or homogenize anything to the music, they are very matter of fact.
Summary: It should not matter how good they are, $500 for headphones that cost twice as much iphone 3g is a complete waste of money. If you make a million a year or more, I could see spending that on these, but thats it, and to top it off they are not even wireless.
Summary: If you, like me, work or commute in noisy environments and are looking to replace standard iPod earbuds, read on.
A word of advice before my review, don't try Shure SE530 if you are not ready to spend over $300 on earphones. Seriously, trust me on this.
Excerpt: I bought these in June 2007 and was blown away by the quality. However make sure you use lossless audio codecs or CD's to get the best possible use out of these, as most lossy formats like MP3 which are encoded at less than 256Kbit rate wont sound good, in fact they'll sound rather bad.