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Originally Posted by pacman46 View Post


I'm going to try this..I did take it apart a while ago and used a qtip with rubbing alcohol and seemed to remove some dirt..the person at the place where I bought them from told me that it's not a good idea to kkeep taking them off of the cable..maybe cause it loosens the connection..I have noticed that the right side where I'm having the problem.isn't as tight as the left side. It's not a big difference but it's there..and these things ain't the easiest to take apart that's for sure.

 

One side of mine is tighter as well. I actually just cleaned mine tonight (first time in about four months. A toothpick pointed through a doubled folded paper towel, dipped in alcohol. It took me about three repeated light cleanings this way before no black dirt was coming out of the female connector portion. 

 

And no ... to also echo your comment above ... they are *not* easy to get apart (one of mine is much harder to pull apart than the other).

 

That said, I'm going to clean mine whenever necessary and if the connection ever loosens to the point that they no longer  perform even when cleaned? Then I'll certainly warranty service (I've had nothing but stellar experiences with Shure's return/warranty process, BTW...with both microphones and headphones but especially headphones. In fact, I got an early pair of Shure E4C's silicon tips stuck in my ear and wrote a sort of funny letter about how long it took me to get it out, which it really did and instead of sending me new nozzles for the E4C's, which I asked for originally, they actually sent me a free pair of brand new Shure SE530s *and* new nozzles for my E4C's; true story). I've also warranty serviced that same pair of free SE530's for a split cable later on and had no issues.

 

But give the cleaning method a try; you want to so shape the paper towel (with the toothpick) that it fits all the way in to the housing connector.

 

Best of luck.


Edited by s1rrah - 4/24/13 at 6:43pm
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Thank you. I'm going to try the toothpick tonight and see if it works..and if it doesn't then I'll go the warranty route..what a poor design.. For that kind of money there is no way that should happen..I wonder if people who own the Westone 4r has this problem..I'm not sure but I'm guessing NO!!!!
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Thank you. I'm going to try the toothpick tonight and see if it works..and if it doesn't then I'll go the warranty route..what a poor design.. For that kind of money there is no way that should happen..I wonder if people who own the Westone 4r has this problem..I'm not sure but I'm guessing NO!!!!
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If anyone is interested in trading my 535 s for a pair of 4rs or even just the 4s I'm very interested lol.or something interesting?? Lol just curious.lol
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Thinking of getting a cable from headphone lounge. Does anybody have experience with the different cables? Silver,hybrid and copper rays in terms of SQ as well as the 2 different plugs. Also wondering if i should sheathe the cables or not.

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They're mostly the same. The two plugs being the Viablue right? The Viablue is much more rugged and sturdy than the Neutrik connectors. I went with a neutrik (I didn't need the awesomeness that is Viablue). I also got sleeving. The newest photo in the photo gallery for this thread is the set of cables i got from headphonelounge.
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Originally Posted by Swiftay View Post

They're mostly the same. The two plugs being the Viablue right? The Viablue is much more rugged and sturdy than the Neutrik connectors. I went with a neutrik (I didn't need the awesomeness that is Viablue). I also got sleeving. The newest photo in the photo gallery for this thread is the set of cables i got from headphonelounge.

Ah, ok. About the sheathing, it looks awesome but is it very stiff and bulky? From the pictures they look quite bigger than the stock cable in terms of thickness

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Ah, ok. About the sheathing, it looks awesome but is it very stiff and bulky? From the pictures they look quite bigger than the stock cable in terms of thickness

It makes it hard to move it around, so there's really only one way it can twist. A few people who have ordered sheathing have sent them back to be removed, as far as I now. I keep it on, since i use the 535s for home listening, and TF10s on the go, so it's not a big deal for me.
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It makes it hard to move it around, so there's really only one way it can twist. A few people who have ordered sheathing have sent them back to be removed, as far as I now. I keep it on, since i use the 535s for home listening, and TF10s on the go, so it's not a big deal for me.

Main reason i am concenrned about the stiffness is whether i can coil it up and store it in a tiny carrying pouch when on the go. Is it do-able?

From your picture, u have it coiled in a big radius but i was wondering if I can have it coiled in a smaller radius and have it tightly coiled up.

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Main reason i am concenrned about the stiffness is whether i can coil it up and store it in a tiny carrying pouch when on the go. Is it do-able?
From your picture, u have it coiled in a big radius but i was wondering if I can have it coiled in a smaller radius and have it tightly coiled up.

I bought the Silverray cables from Headphonelounge and originally had them sheathed. While I liked the added protection, I set them back to have the sheathing removed for exactly the reason you mentioned, namely the ability to coil and put them into a small pouch. I also found the sheathing made the cables a bit unwieldy for my tastes. In my opinion, whether to have them sheathed turns on whether you plan on using them outside or on a commute in which case I would have them sheathed but for strictly home use I would not.
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They look awesome, but certainly too rich for my blood at a $1000 street price.
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Originally Posted by hatefulsandwich View Post

They look awesome, but certainly too rich for my blood at a $1000 street price.

Wonder why the pricing skyrocketed.

 

Anyways, here is a tread for modding SE535 if anyone is interested. This mod changes the sound of SE535 more than any cables would do, and is reversible.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/663273/more-sq-improvement-than-cable-dampers#post_9423128

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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

Oh my! Have you seen these??? http://www.earphonesolutions.com/new-revolutionary-shure-headphones-se846.html

Being a Shure lover those are on my short list. Even in spite of the swivel cable.


You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother
Edited by elfary - 5/10/13 at 9:37am
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Being a Shure lover those are on my short list. Even in spite of the swivel cable.


You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother

 

I wish they didn't cost so much.  I'd guess they are more on par with a $600 range.  I wonder if the street price is near $1000 or less?

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