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Originally Posted by theUKMrT View Post

Hi all,

New to Headfi posting. Recently acquired 535s & using with custom built Cmoy which makes s*d all difference with the rest of my iem collection but is great with the 535s. Any suggestions for modestly priced (£100 GBP) cable upgrades?

Beat audio sapphire cable. http://www.custom-iem.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=134&products_id=639

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About a week ago, the left driver in my 1 year old SE535's mysteriously went completely dead; it might have had something to do with the fact that I was trying to detach the ear piece while music was playing but I can't see why. All I know is that after I detached it and put it back, it was dead.

 

Anyway, as always, Shure promptly had me a brand new sealed SE535 as a replacement and just today I got to check them out and see if they were any different than my last pair ... 

 

Turns out, they sound just as good (duh) but also, they seem to be using a new black olive tip that has further mesh filtering in the tip (in addition to the filter that's actually in the ear piece nozzle). This might not be all that new of a development but I've personally never seen it before in quite a number of years using the "black olive" tips.

 

Here's a pic of the set that just came in the mail today:

 

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My guess this is further attempts on Shure's part to cut down on the amount of nozzles getting fouled by ear wax, but I'm not sure.

 

Personally, I've never had much ear wax at all (that I'm aware of anyway) and so that's never been an issue.

 

Just thought it an interesting change in the tip design...

 

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Definitlyvinteresting design I wonder if they have aby sound quality improvements behind the new design? Do you have aby older olives thst you could a and b test?
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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post

Definitlyvinteresting design I wonder if they have aby sound quality improvements behind the new design? Do you have aby older olives thst you could a and b test?

 

Yeah .. I've already compared and honestly, I hear no difference at all.

 

What I will say though is that over the week that I waited for my replacement SE535's, I listened to a pair of semi decent Klipsch IEMs and also a set of Phillips IEM's that folk here rave about ... and man, the difference in resolution is just crazy comparing those to the SE535's ... 

 

I was actually considering trying to just get by with the Klipsch and the cheaper Phillips and simply selling the replacement Shures as a sell of a brand new set would be a fairly quick and easy way to make 350 bucks or so ... but man, after listening to the replacements, there's just no way I can't get by with anything less.

 

But no ... to answer your question, I can detect no sonic differences between the new olives I got with them and my old olives.

 

I'm sure it's simply a further measure to prevent sweat/ear wax and other such from getting in to the nozzles. 


Edited by s1rrah - 7/7/13 at 9:26am
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I think the new tip is smarter. Wax protection is good. I broke my acoustic filter while trying to clean out the wax before.

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I have no wax issues. I've even *looked* for it. LOL . but no wax .... lucky, I guess.

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Would you guys recommend these for electronic music production/mixing? I need IEMs that I can use for Djing and producing on the road. Cheers

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Would you guys recommend these for electronic music production/mixing? I need IEMs that I can use for Djing and producing on the road. Cheers

Hard to say, they are really detailed and you could control your mixes very well! My concern is about bass wich are a little recessed IMHO

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I was thinking the opposite.  The treble is so recessed you would have a hard time "accurately" mixing with the treble.  You could eq them a bit and if you are familiar with how they differ from a flat response you could probably compensate.  You might find your mixes sound very bright on other equipment though...

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I was thinking the opposite.  The treble is so recessed you would have a hard time "accurately" mixing with the treble.  You could eq them a bit and if you are familiar with how they differ from a flat response you could probably compensate.  You might find your mixes sound very bright on other equipment though...

This was my experience with the SE530s.

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Newish to the joys of the 535s which I use with a new gen ipod classic and custom built cmoy. Although the cmoy makes a difference I was still finding the lack of 535s bass a bit annoying. Greatly surprised to find what a massive difference a £20 LOD with silver-plated ofc copper makes... even more so with a similarly spec'd & cheap (£60) cable upgrade on the phones. Substantially more extension both ends.I can't imagine getting better sound for similar outlay - man do I love my 535s!
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Originally Posted by theUKMrT View Post

Newish to the joys of the 535s which I use with a new gen ipod classic and custom built cmoy. Although the cmoy makes a difference I was still finding the lack of 535s bass a bit annoying. Greatly surprised to find what a massive difference a £20 LOD with silver-plated ofc copper makes... even more so with a similarly spec'd & cheap (£60) cable upgrade on the phones. Substantially more extension both ends.I can't imagine getting better sound for similar outlay - man do I love my 535s!

the 535's bass will be determined by alot of different factors. straight out of the box. yeah the 535 can be kind of bass shy, however they do have capabilities for bass. you just need the right pairing of amp/cable/lod/dac ect. with the right pairing i think the 535 are very bass capable. i never found the 535 to be a bassheads iem, however they are more of a quality bass than quantity.

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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post

...they do have capabilities for bass. you just need the right pairing of amp/cable/lod/dac ect. with the right pairing i think the 535 are very bass capable... they are more of a quality bass than quantity.

Tis very true - & as is the case with most high quality audio equipment, it's often the recording that becomes the weak link.
Edited by theUKMrT - 7/18/13 at 12:03pm
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I agree you upgrade and upgrade then the recordings become the weak link. But If you use lossless files this will solve the problem or at least improve the "weak" link.

I only use lossless files to insure I'm getting the best audio quality.
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