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Keep my SE530, or switch to UE?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I currently have Shure SE530's but have an itch to try something new. I will be using these unamped with an iPhone. One of the best things about the Shure's is how easy it is to drive them. Will I be disapointed switching to TF10s or UE11s, which typically like more power?
post #2 of 12
if u get a ue-11 (I just ordered mine ) you really need a decent amp to fully enjoy them
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by hockeyb213 View Post
if u get a ue-11 (I just ordered mine ) you really need a decent amp to fully enjoy them
I use mine at the gym, walking to work, etc. Carrying an amp around isn't an option for me unfortunately.
post #4 of 12
the super fi 10's are pretty good but not really a improvement over shure 530's you can always use customs without a amp though
post #5 of 12
It would be a mistake. Straight out of an I-Phone no way the UE sounds better than the more sensitive SE530.
post #6 of 12
If you are basically happy with the sound of the 530, why switch? Put the money toward an amp, source, music, dinner.....

I say this as a confirmed UE Triple Fi preferrer to the Shure but I'm not going to try & persuade you. There's enough out there about the quality of the Triples v SE530...you have to decide if you like your IEM presentation & if not, what's missing. If you do like it, stick.

Or go customs for a leap upward, apparently.

If your itch is about SQ -what is it about 530 you don't like? And what improvement are you looking for? Depending on that, my answer could well be a conditional 'YES!'
post #7 of 12
I have the TF10 but want to comapre it to 530s
post #8 of 12
I have the SE530 and ER4P and have also just bought the TF10. The TF10 sound okay but are not an improvement on the SE530 or ER4P and may be a disappointment. They seem to fall somewhere between the SE530 and ER4P, without the bass or warmth of the SE530, but without quite the detail, accuracy and smoothness of the ER4P. They are also less comfortable than either. I think if you are looking for a real alternative to the SE530, the ER4P is a better choice, particularly with the APS cable and Comply tips.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Ross View Post
I have the SE530 and ER4P and have also just bought the TF10. The TF10 sound okay but are not an improvement on the SE530 or ER4P and may be a disappointment. They seem to fall somewhere between the SE530 and ER4P, without the bass or warmth of the SE530, but without quite the detail, accuracy and smoothness of the ER4P. They are also less comfortable than either. I think if you are looking for a real alternative to the SE530, the ER4P is a better choice, particularly with the APS cable and Comply tips.
Well said my man!!!!!
post #10 of 12
If you want to end up the infection, go for the UE11.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by western120 View Post
I have the TF10 but want to comapre it to 530s
If anything do not sell the SE530 for TFP's as you may regret it. Pick up the TFP's first and then send them back if they don't live up to expectations or if they do, THEN sell your SE530's. This is how you save from buying the same IEM's multiple times (like I've done)

As a differing opinion on ER4P I think it sounds nothing like either SE530 or TFP. ER4P is light, razor sharp, clean and articulate. The other two or "heavy" sounding and much more full. They have clarity and articulation but certainly not razor sharp type. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post
If anything do not sell the SE530 for TFP's as you may regret it. Pick up the TFP's first and then send them back if they don't live up to expectations or if they do, THEN sell your SE530's. This is how you save from buying the same IEM's multiple times (like I've done)
Agreed, if you buy from someone like soundearphones, you've got 30 days and you're risking about $35 total including shipping if you wind up returning them - you'll lose a lot more than that if you sell the Shures, dislike the TF10s, and then re-buy the Shures.

This is what I opted to do. I'm debating on getting rid of my triple.fis (not because of their sound quality) and opted to risk the restock fee to see if I like the SA6 at least close to as much as I like the TF10. No sense cutting my nose off to spite my face over my dissatisfaction with UE's customer service. I'd rather lose $35 I didn't have to but know I've made the best choice instead of trying to save a little money and making choices blind (or is that deaf? ) and potentially waste even more money in the long run.
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