Shure SE535 review -- Engadget

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  1. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007


    It's been a good, long while since we visited the upper rungs of Shure's in-ear monitor lineup (about four years, to be exact), and for good reason: the E500 / SE500 was already a stellar product that the company was understandably in no rush to replace. Of course, for the heart-stopping $500 they commanded, buyers had every right to expect aural perfection -- just as they do with the new SE535 that replaces them. Price? Still $500, of course. Read on to find out exactly how Juno Reactor sounds after you've been relieved of half a grand...

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  2. 01jamcon macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2006
    #2 story bro?

    I'm sure we'd all like a $500 pair of earphones, but we can't all afford or need them. Plus you offer none of your own insight, this is just a link to Engadget?
  3. Frenchjay macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    Thanks for the link. I'm hoping to get some sennheiser ie8's pretty soon as the Bose ones sound really crap after used the sennheiser at a friends.

    I couldn't justify spending this amount on headphones especially as they are prone to breaking quite easily.
  4. noekozz macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2010
    What's the point of posting an engadget review on the 535's if there's already a headphone thread here. Besides, engadget wouldn't really be the first place I'd go to for real reviews on IEM's or headphones in general.
  5. jns2001 macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2009
    Got me a pair of SE 530's, the older model for 247. It is the same ear sets but the cable. It is the best thing I have heard in my life.
  6. mytran80 macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2009
    Shure headquarters is 2 blocks west of my house , state of thee art building very exotic , I will walk over there one day and ask for a resident discount :D
  7. ics55 macrumors regular

    May 18, 2010
    I did the same thing. There are lots of sites that are dumping the 530's for half the price of the 535's. It's still a lot of dough but worth it if you were already looking at comparable headphones.
  8. Dominat0r macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2009
    I have had the SE530s for a LONG time now...they are fantastic headphones. I use the shure cable (hoping for a iphone4 version with the volume control).

    I use ALAC audio on my ipod and my iphone...must give it some good IEMs to enjoy it =)
  9. palestofwhite macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2010
    I used the SE530 and did an RMA once for loose driver at one side and frayed wires. The only thing I didn't like about this set of earphones was actually the Y-adapter that can weigh things down a little.

    As soon as the SE535 came out I traded in my SE530s for the clear version. Now the memory cables are starting to bug me but I'm very sure these pair are so sturdy they will last me a long long time. They sound great btw... :D
  10. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4 (32GB, JB): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I used to have Shures but upgraded to a pair of Sensaphonics ProPhonics 2X-S. What I actually use though, are my Plantronics 855's. Beats having to worry about wires. ;)

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