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).
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
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
Summary: These are my first real earphones. I purchased them after reading the blogs about the impending 846's that will cost $1000. Decided not to wait and not to spend that much anyway. Plus, the reviews I had seen about the SE535 were all positive.
I am a headphone enthusiast and member of Head-Fi.org. I currently own the Ultrasone ED-8 cans. So, I am comparing these earphones against the ED-8.
The overall sound of the SE535 is tremendous.
Summary: I began with shure se215's 2 years ago as my first 'quality' earphones, and was in love with the noise isolation and better sound quality. I was not happy with bass though, I do like more deeper sounds to the music that has it, especially since I primarily use earphones for the gym and running. They began to have problems within 9 months of use, I'm sure due to the sweat and almost daily use.
Summary: I received the Shure SE535s in eager anticipation of great sound, and I wasn't disappointed. The audio that these earphones produce is the best I have ever heard. However, i could not keep them in my ears, especially when walking, and thus back to Earphone Solutions they go (thank you for GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE). The cables that come with these are very heavy duty, especially the "keeper" portion next to the actual earphones.
Summary: The fit, sound, and quality of the SE535v is exceptional. I could not ask for a better product. Some say they are pricey, but the cost at earphonesolutions was clearly the best around. After lots of experimentation, I found the right eartips in the package. I am glad there we lots of choices as the fit is critical to great sound. I like that these are flush when in the ear as I use them for cycling and this reduces wind noise.
Summary: Even before any burn in time these sounded amazing. Perfectly balanced. There just isn't anything wrong with the sound. I much prefer the Westone cord as you forget it is there. The only reason I didn't keep these was how loud they were with most sources. They come with an attenuator, but it seemed to degrade the sound quality a bit. Perhaps there was a better one I could buy? They were fine with my laptop using an AudioEngine DAC / AMP to bypass the crappy sound card.
Summary: First of all let me just say that this is by far the best set of earphones i have ever had the privilage to use, unfortunately i havent had the opportunity to use them as much as i wanted to, but for the time i have used them all i keep saying to myself is "WOW". only a couple of things bother me with these however.