Dec 18, 2009
June 7, 2013
SE530 Re-shell # 121109
It has been quite some time since I purchased the re-shell of my se530s. And it is probably one of the best electronic investments I have ever made. They have survived 4 years of undergrad education(stuffed into my backpack and used almost every day). About 20% of the usage of these headphones is when I would be sweating in 90+ degree weather. I cannot even comprehend the amount of hours I have put through these guys while traveling and during study hours. Since Aug 2012 I use them every M-F for 4 hours, and they are still sounding great.
1. Broken wire prong about two years ago. (Fixed with new wires.)
2. Late 2011 the face/cap has been pulled off one one of the units. I used some super glue and it's barely holding on.
3. The clear color isn't the clearest anymore; It definitely has a yellow tint now.
4. Related to #1, as of 2013, I have to make sure the connection between the wire and unit is nice and snug, if not = no sound.
Overall, I am extremely happy that I found this thread in 2009 and I really can't imagine how I would have enjoyed my music and life without these headphones. They have definitely allowed me to keep my sanity in the most boring of times. The biggest problem with these headphones is that no-one else can experience the comfort and amazing sound I get to experience every day. However, now I cannot wait to retire these guys and purchase a new set of IEMs and put them to the test.
Original SE530 - $175 (eBay, 2006/7)
Fisher Re-shell - $120 (Dec 2009)
New wire - $20 or 30 (2011)
Total - $315
Edited by Tom Cruise Missile - 6/7/13 at 11:07am