Summary: These are the second pair of SE 530 series earphones I have owned. The sound is as great as I remember from my circa 2008 SE 530s but the new design of the SE 535s is even more comfortable and convenient than before. The removable and customizable wire connection option is a great improvement as well. In fact that's where my SE 530s failed after 5 years of hard use. The connected wires eventually broke and I lost the signal to one earphone.
Excerpt: I am a worship leader that uses these earbuds on stage, as well as for listening to music at home. They are amazing when I am using them as a personal monitor on stage, as well as when I am listening to Hi-Res music on my MacBook Pro and DragonFly DAC. However, for my taste, they lack a rich low end and can be a little too brash in the higher end frequencies (mostly when listening to lossy music files).
Excerpt: I am the furthest things from an audiophile, but I sure do enjoy a nice pair of headphones. In the last few years I've owned the Ultimate Ears Triple.fi 10, Bose MiE2, Audio-Technica ATH-M50, Sennheiser HD595, V-moda M-100, etc. And I would have to say that these SE535's are by far the BEST sounding headphones I've ever used. The price is hefty, but it's worth every penny.
Summary: The SE535's were purchased as an early Christmas gift to myself since I was an awfully good boy this year. I am familiar with the Shure sound signature, having worn out two sets of E2c's, and coming from SE215's. Suffice it to say that if this path is similar to your IEM journey, then the SE535's will not be a disappointment. I use these during twice daily dog walks, and during frequent airline travel. My tips of choice are the long Westone silicon star tips.
Summary: *I have listened to the Shure SE535 using iPhone 4S and the latest iPod Classic (6th Generation). The below sums up my listening experience from these sources only.*
To my ears vocals sound better through the Shures than any other earphones I’ve heard. Voices are rich and clear. I often listen to audiobooks or Radio 4; just listening to people talking is a joy. However, I find the lower frequencies too thin.
Pros: Mid frequencies, sound isolation, customer service
Summary: Bass hit enough to my ear with accurate of level and frequency.
Its bass responds so good and can feel when you
change bass fre. just 5Hz! Very detail bass it is.
Mid is very concentrate and forward field.
Treble clear,clean, but a bit hi-cut due to 19Khz support only.
That is better than some others give plus freq for high but feel like
too metalic. Right?
One thing I dont like is the capble. Rotation joint is good but wire is quite hard.
Pros: Clear sound, clean bass and treble , forward mid. Large sound stage
I'm no audiophile so sorry if I don't use the appropriate terminology within my review. I'm just a guy who likes to enjoy his music where ever I go. I usually commute most my life (to university and work) so I want a really good pair of earphones that will last as my companion for as long as possible and are compatible with my iphone 4, these are my requirements.
Pros: Sound Quality, Comfort, Replaceable Cable, Array of included tips, Sound Isolation, Durable Included Cable with Kevlar
Cons: Price (UK), No iPhone mic and controls included