Summary: I had the Shure SE 530 earphones for five years. I loved them! Unfortunately the cables wore out from constant use. At first I only used these under "controlled" circumstances. Eventually because they sounded so good I just used them all the time, at the gym, while working in the yard. I am so glad that the new generation of the Shure SE 535s now have replaceable cables. I hope to get many years of great listening out of these babies.
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 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: 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
Summary: It amuses me when I come to this section and see these wonderful earphones in 85th place. The only reason this can be is the folks who buy these just enjoy them and don't feel the need to write about them. But then you head into the forums and they are at least one of the most discussed items. Odd.
Well I'll speak up then. I have owned the SE 500s, which needed repair at some point after the warranty expired. Shure sent me SE530s for a modest fee.
Summary: Owned a pair of Bose QC15 headphones for a number of years as I fly several times a month. Appreciating good sound, I was researching on the net earphones for riding my motorcycle. I discovered Earphone Solutions and purchased a pair of Westone UM3x. While I never used them for riding, I took them on my next trip and found the noise cancelling to be superb, without the cumbersome bulkiness of my Bose set. Comfortable too!