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SE530 or UE Triple fi 10?

post #1 of 19
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So I'm new here, 14 years old, and I just love listening to high quality music. I have a pair of SE110's but am looking for a better option. Types of music I like listening to.
  • Indie Rock
  • Some pop
  • Drum and bass
  • Techno
So I am looking in either buying the Shure SE530 for around £230 from Play.com or the UE Triple Fi 10 for £180 from Amazon. I am wondering, which do you think is better for performance in the types of music I listen to, comfort, durability and customer service. I heard that the units from the UE's are massive while the SE530 fit inside the ear itself. Or is there an alternative from these that are exceptionally good?

*Note* I only want In ears.
post #2 of 19
TF10P
+price
+durability

SE530
+comfort
+customer service

Both will output your music well. Other option will be Sennheiser IE7/8. TF10P might be huge but not really huge imho compared to UM2. It's just long.
post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by thechungster View Post
So I'm new here, 14 years old, and I just love listening to high quality music. I have a pair of SE110's but am looking for a better option. Types of music I like listening to.
  • Indie Rock
  • Some pop
  • Drum and bass
  • Techno
So I am looking in either buying the Shure SE530 for around £230 from Play.com or the UE Triple Fi 10 for £180 from Amazon. I am wondering, which do you think is better for performance in the types of music I listen to, comfort, durability and customer service. I heard that the units from the UE's are massive while the SE530 fit inside the ear itself. Or is there an alternative from these that are exceptionally good?

*Note* I only want In ears.
This topic has been BEAT TO DEATH here, please do a search.
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by mortonjl View Post
This topic has been BEAT TO DEATH here, please do a search.
Didn't you think I did that already? I searched and nothing on which one was better for a specific genre came up for me.
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Originally Posted by toughnut View Post
TF10P
+price
+durability

SE530
+comfort
+customer service

Both will output your music well. Other option will be Sennheiser IE7/8. TF10P might be huge but not really huge imho compared to UM2. It's just long.
Hmm thanks for that. I tend to like comfort and I guess the 2 year warranty will cover the durability of the SE530's
post #5 of 19
The SE530s are pretty comfy. You've got a whole lot of sleeves to mess around with when they come in, so it'd be hard to find a fit that you won't find comfortable.

As for the durability issues, I gotta say, the SE530s are actually quite well made. I'm pretty sure you probably already know this, but what really goes bad with them is their cables, which harden over time when exposed to oil from the skin. I personally put a thin layer of electrical tape around the wire that loops around my ear... hopefully that slows down the hardening process. If anything, I have the Shure warranty to fall back on, so it's all good
post #6 of 19
If you like lots of bass the Sennheiser IE8 are extremely comfortable and according to posts on here sit inbetween the 2 you are looking at soundwise and alot of people think theyre even better. I love mine but havent listened to the other 2. Can be bought online for £175.
post #7 of 19
i have the triple,fi, and i can tell you, the sound is great, but the bass it a bit thin, they might fail you on drum and bass music and make rock a bit less enjoyable,

while the bass on the SE530 is a bit exagerated, you might want to look in to the IE 8, i just ordered it, if you can wait a week, i can compare it to the triple.fi
post #8 of 19
I actually love the TF10P for techno, pop, drum and bass. The highs of the TF10 are remarkable, which provides me with that great definition to the bass and highs in the soundstage. While the Shures may be more bassy, the TF10's bass is still very tight, punchy, and overall, very well done.
post #9 of 19
The 530s offer a great liquid midrange, possibly the best of universal IEMs, and they offer a lot of bass. The highs are a bit rolled off but it makes for a non fatiguing warm listen. The TF10s also are quite large and do not fit some people properly. Both IEMs can be had for almost the same price on headroom.

Dave
post #10 of 19
If you can get them to seal properly then i would recommend the senn ie8 but only if they fit.
If you can get them to stay put then they absolutely blow away the 530's and the triple fi's put together,no joke.
The sound these produce is unbelievable for a earphone.
Treble awesome,mids awesome,soundstage,awesome,bass.....dont set it to full as it will crush your brain.
No isolation however which for me was another minus.
Like all iem's fit is crucial and sadly they just didn't stay in my ears when i moved about.
Otherwise i would say it's the best sounding earphone by miles.
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by myinitialsaredac View Post
The 530s offer a great liquid midrange, possibly the best of universal IEMs, and they offer a lot of bass. The highs are a bit rolled off but it makes for a non fatiguing warm listen. The TF10s also are quite large and do not fit some people properly. Both IEMs can be had for almost the same price on headroom.

Dave
What do you exactly mean "A bit rolled off" Is that bad?
post #12 of 19
for that price ranfge and wanting bass id say the 530's or IE8's, the 530s will will give a bit less bass but much better isolation and likely to be more comfortable

nb the se530's are £200 on play, thats with out the PTH module which is a bit anoying really, feel like a **** using it
post #13 of 19
To OP, you will find a treasure trove of views and impressions and comparisons between these two IEM's in the full-size headphones thread (the portable headphones/IEM's forum is relatively new; all headphones used to be covered in the full-sized headphones forum and most of the threads created in that forum regarding IEM's and portables were never transferred over to the new portable headphones forum, once created).

On the SE530's, you can find them for cheaper than the figure you've got there, as mark2410 says (I noticed the play.com price also, when I was purchasing the SE110's from that site).
post #14 of 19
oh i only mentioned the play price because they were mentioned in the OP, didint check to see if anywhere is better (is a good price for them though)
post #15 of 19
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nb the se530's are £200 on play, thats with out the PTH module which is a bit anoying really, feel like a **** using it
I thought that the PTH is good? It allows you to chat without taking off your headphones. Well, it is £40 more if you buy it together, whilst the unit itself is like £70. Is it recommended for someone who usually has friends who want to talk to you, especially when I am listening to music?
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