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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post

 

How is the Shure recommended way to wear the SE line, just out of curiosity? 

 

I wear mine over the ear, always have. 

 

Hope they work out for you ...

 

I use all iems over the ear. It's just the way of bending the memory wire around the ear. On my previous pair of SE215's i didn't pay that much attention to the memory wire and at the first hiccup i returned them.

 

These two pics are taken from Shure knowledge base:

 

 

Now with the memory wire tightly hooked around my ear and the y splitter in place i am being able to walk and turn my head without any hiccups.

 

Anyway i purchased these just for the workout. So let's see if sweat ruins it all...


Edited by elfary - 3/22/13 at 6:40am
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i cant bend yhe cable of my like that. The memory wire just don't stay hooked around my ear. Only if i slide the slider against my chin then it, but i don't like to use the slider

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Originally Posted by PakoBoy View Post

i cant bend yhe cable of my like that. The memory wire just don't stay hooked around my ear. Only if i slide the slider against my chin then it, but i don't like to use the slider

 

I don't like the slider but this time i around i'm using it since i think most of the hiccups might be avoided just by wearing the SE's "by the rules".

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Originally Posted by jrwong28 View Post

Yes very comfortable sound great not much changes only the highs have been fixed to much clearer i love to listen to vocal too so let's share what will be ours next step up after 535? Custom IEM? or W4R

It won't be for ages due to finance, but at the moment I'm leaning towards the 1964 V3 or possibly the Quads. I'm still trying to figure out my preferred sound signature but I'd definitely look for more bass and sub bass than I get the 535's. I've just got an Arrow 4G and my initial preference is for treble at 1 and the bass at 2 although on some tracks it sounds a bit bloated (don't know if this due too the tips yet).

Any suggestions on possible signatures or customs?
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Edit, double post...
Edited by InsideTM - 3/22/13 at 9:43am
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Originally Posted by Swiftay View Post

That's great to hear. I'm so keen for them biggrin.gif I'm using the special editions as well. Just out of curiosity did you get sheathing/sleeving on yours? And how's the microphonics etc? There's also such clear and friendly correspondence with both Chris and Ted. They're a plreasure to do business with tbh. Also, mind posting some pics? biggrin.gif

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Here is a picture of my cables from Chris Himself/Headphone Lounge. I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the build quality and as stated in my previous review on this thread the sonic improvement is remarkable. 

post #2528 of 3240
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Originally Posted by jrwong28 View Post


Yes very comfortable sound great not much changes only the highs have been fixed to much clearer i love to listen to vocal too so let's share what will be ours next step up after 535? Custom IEM? or W4R

My two cents say the step up from the 535 SE would be custom IEMs. I owned the Westone 4rs and after two weeks of trying to convince myself that they were better than the 535s I gave up and returned them. I found, in my opinion, the W4R veiled and quite frankly boring. The only deficiency of the bronze 535 was the treble roll off which the 535 Special Editions cured. 

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Originally Posted by jrwong28 View Post

Yes very comfortable sound great not much changes only the highs have been fixed to much clearer i love to listen to vocal too so let's share what will be ours next step up after 535? Custom IEM? or W4R

I'm not sure to be honest. I'm actually considering getting a pair of TF10s at the moment just because they're discontinued. Next step up for me would be a custom, and I've been looking at both the Merlin the Miracle from UM for that.
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Originally Posted by zenki14 View Post

I used to have the SE535 about 2 years ago.  Moved to JH13, sold the SE535 and most other universals.  It's an end for me atleast for IEMs.


This was based on some advice I got in this thread, where the thread starter and another person seriously recommended JH5 over the SE535 as they're priced fairly close.  I first disagreed saying that it's all a pain getting impressions, sending them and costs for shipping, possible hassles if reshelling is necessary, etc etc..  but when it's done correctly, customs are definately worth considering.


I don't want to sound like a hater, but I have to say that the SE535 is not worth their price in terms of performance.  I even enjoyed the W3 more since they had a little bit better treble, and more bass but they're a bit boomy.


I was always looking for something better, so I kept changing and trying other universals every few months.  Tried the IE8, W4 on the way too.  Each of them have their strengths and weaknesses, but then the JH13 had it all.  No sibilance, no fatiguing treble and no boomy bass.  Everything is clear, and there's impact all the way.  Mids and vocals are still well pronounced.  The SE535 lacks extension high and low, also not enough bass impact (I tried all ear tips and had a good seal).  Yes they are good for vocals, classic and jazz, but in my opinion for not all vocal situations where you have songs going real high, this is where you also may get that veiled feeling (may not happen with the LE, I haven't tried so I don't know).


The factory cable issues was another major downside for the SE535.  Also the housings with edgy design aren't exactly nice for your ears when you listen for hours.


According to the two people mentioned above, the JH5 does 90-95% of what the JH13 does, so I'd say they're a better buy around $400 (plus impressions and shipping).  If you want to maintain that mids + vocal emphasis, the UM Miracles or SE530/535 reshelled to 6 drivers is the choice, according to my friend who owns both the JH13 and SE530x6 (said to be similar to the Miracles).  Extension, clarity and soundstage go to JH13, vocals and mids go to Miracles or SE530x6.


I hope this doesn't start a flame war, I know there are plenty of happy SE535 and LE owners.  I used to be one of them.  I'm just pointing this out to people thinking about the next step.  So eventually some others may move on to the custom IEM goodness.  You will hear things you never heard before.  Over the years, many Japanese public impressions mentioned the SE535 is a "good student", then I say the JH13 is a teacher or lecturer in that aspect.

I would have to agree with your point about the 535s not being worth their cost, especially since the TF10s were so easily found at <$200. However, the house sound of Shure has always been a favourite of mine, so that's more or less why I went with them.

I must note though, the idea of reshelling the 535s and upping the driver count sounds really tempting. Might have to consider that later on in life. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post

Here is a picture of my cables from Chris Himself/Headphone Lounge. I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the build quality and as stated in my previous review on this thread the sonic improvement is remarkable. 

Nice double helix straight plug ;D Looks really nice though. The quality of the braiding is really impressive
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post

My two cents say the step up from the 535 SE would be custom IEMs. I owned the Westone 4rs and after two weeks of trying to convince myself that they were better than the 535s I gave up and returned them. I found, in my opinion, the W4R veiled and quite frankly boring. The only deficiency of the bronze 535 was the treble roll off which the 535 Special Editions cured. 

I never heard the original 535s myself, though my friend has a pair. At the moment, I'm just looking for a better source, as I find my 2G iTouch and 4G Nano a bit lacking, even though they do go through an E7 at the moment. Anyone know if an LOD will bypass the amp completely in either of these two devices?

The W4's I briefly tried out; they were very nice to listen to, but didn't have the lush mids that I prefer in the 535s. They are worth the buy though.
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Originally Posted by Swiftay View Post


I'm not sure to be honest. I'm actually considering getting a pair of TF10s at the moment just because they're discontinued. Next step up for me would be a custom, and I've been looking at both the Merlin the Miracle from UM for that.
I would have to agree with your point about the 535s not being worth their cost, especially since the TF10s were so easily found at <$200. However, the house sound of Shure has always been a favourite of mine, so that's more or less why I went with them.

I must note though, the idea of reshelling the 535s and upping the driver count sounds really tempting. Might have to consider that later on in life. Thanks for the suggestion!
Nice double helix straight plug ;D Looks really nice though. The quality of the braiding is really impressive
I never heard the original 535s myself, though my friend has a pair. At the moment, I'm just looking for a better source, as I find my 2G iTouch and 4G Nano a bit lacking, even though they do go through an E7 at the moment. Anyone know if an LOD will bypass the amp completely in either of these two devices?

The W4's I briefly tried out; they were very nice to listen to, but didn't have the lush mids that I prefer in the 535s. They are worth the buy though.

As for source, I am using an iphone 5 and if you use an lightning to 30 pin adapter to the LOD it bypasses the built in amp. I was using an E11 and JDS Labs O2 amp but when I found the Comply Performance foam ear tips I discovered I did not need an amp all all. 

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Originally Posted by InsideTM View Post

It won't be for ages due to finance, but at the moment I'm leaning towards the 1964 V3 or possibly the Quads. I'm still trying to figure out my preferred sound signature but I'd definitely look for more bass and sub bass than I get the 535's. I've just got an Arrow 4G and my initial preference is for treble at 1 and the bass at 2 although on some tracks it sounds a bit bloated (don't know if this due too the tips yet).

Any suggestions on possible signatures or customs?
I heard that the Fitear 334 JH13/16 will be a real upgrade but that around twice the price of 535
post #2532 of 3240
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Originally Posted by Swiftay View Post

I'm not sure to be honest. I'm actually considering getting a pair of TF10s at the moment just because they're discontinued. Next step up for me would be a custom, and I've been looking at both the Merlin the Miracle from UM for that.
I would have to agree with your point about the 535s not being worth their cost, especially since the TF10s were so easily found at <$200. However, the house sound of Shure has always been a favourite of mine, so that's more or less why I went with them.

I must note though, the idea of reshelling the 535s and upping the driver count sounds really tempting. Might have to consider that later on in life. Thanks for the suggestion!
Nice double helix straight plug ;D Looks really nice though. The quality of the braiding is really impressive
I never heard the original 535s myself, though my friend has a pair. At the moment, I'm just looking for a better source, as I find my 2G iTouch and 4G Nano a bit lacking, even though they do go through an E7 at the moment. Anyone know if an LOD will bypass the amp completely in either of these two devices?

The W4's I briefly tried out; they were very nice to listen to, but didn't have the lush mids that I prefer in the 535s. They are worth the buy though.
TF10 is great for his price and sound but too bad i couldn't get the right fits it's keep falling off from my ears do you think Fitear 334 is good? or jh13/16?
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post

WOOO! a very nice cable how much is the cable costing you?
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Originally Posted by jrwong28 View Post


I heard that the Fitear 334 JH13/16 will be a real upgrade but that around twice the price of 535

 

I want to try both the Fitears and the JH variants real bad but I'm just not willing to drop the money on them ... I especially want to try the FitEar ToGo 334's as I'm just not in to the "custom" thing ... but at 1200+ ... I just can't justify it as the SE535's with a J3 just sound so damn good ... 

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In three days of field trials i've walked, slept, worked out, cleaned the kitchen and even parked the car backwards with wide and vigorous head turnings and not a single hiccup.

Thus it seems that sticking to Shure guidelines is working for me.



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