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Originally Posted by xvago View Post

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

 

On the road, and if you're DJing, you will want more bass than the SE535.  For electronic music mixing, you will probably want more treble extension too (you will feel sibilance from SE535 when electronic highs slam).

 

So for IEMs I recommend Westone 3 as it exceeds both in treble and bass quantity over the SE535.  If money allows, I would really recommend JH customs over universals any day (they have extremely good treble and bass extension, quality and quantity so they match electronic very well).

 

If it's a quiet place and if you're going to listen to pops, jazz, classic, then the SE535 will be better than Westone 3 or 4, but DJing electronic on the road is totally different.  I'm thinking you will have speakers thumping behind you so you need bass heavy gear.  I would even recommend headphones like HD25 for this situation.


Edited by zenki14 - 7/18/13 at 9:17pm
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Originally Posted by xvago View Post

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

 

Sensaphonics has a couple great DJ/-specific solutions but I don't want to threadjack. See your PM box, xvago.

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Just a quick thing to mention. IMO, SE535 should be praised mainly for its mid bass more than its mids.

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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

Just a quick thing to mention. IMO, SE535 should be praised mainly for its mid bass more than its mids.

I disagree.  With SE535, vocals are close and intimate...every breath and wisper.  More mid and upper mid to my ears.  W3 has that overly done mid-bass where vocals actually sound a bit distant.

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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post

I disagree.  With SE535, vocals are close and intimate...every breath and wisper.  More mid and upper mid to my ears.  W3 has that overly done mid-bass where vocals actually sound a bit distant.

Agreed!

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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post

I disagree.  With SE535, vocals are close and intimate...every breath and wisper.  More mid and upper mid to my ears.  W3 has that overly done mid-bass where vocals actually sound a bit distant.

 

x3

 

It's why I've used them for so many years (530 & 535) ... love the mids (and the songs that have bass in the production naturally, have really good bass with the Shures too . .. just not over stated).

 

But the mids, man ... 

post #2707 of 3264

SE535 might not have a lot of mid bass, but it has the roundest mid bass I've heard.

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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

SE535 might not have a lot of mid bass, but it has the roundest mid bass I've heard.

 

Wow - interesting impression.  Not what I hear.  I think they are very flat / linear / extended in the bass.  Frequency graphs say similar.  Not a lot of impact  - but what is there is very well defined & essentially flat right through the sub & mid bass. 

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I never said se535 had strong or weak bass. They are flat. They are just very round and well controlled.

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If anyone wants a 535 they should grab this quick!  http://www.earphonesolutions.com/shseclopboxf.html  earphonesolutions is excellent. It isn't returnable, but you could easily sell it for that price if you didn't like it.  Only used for taking photos!  Grab it! baaaah!  lol

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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

If anyone wants a 535 they should grab this quick!  http://www.earphonesolutions.com/shseclopboxf.html  earphonesolutions is excellent. It isn't returnable, but you could easily sell it for that price if you didn't like it.  Only used for taking photos!  Grab it! baaaah!  lol

 

Super good deal. Thanks for posting.

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All this talk over the past couple pages of posts ... about bass and mid-bass and mids and ... well, you get the point. I really get confused with all the terminology ..

 

Anyway, I thought I'd post a few tracks (MP3's) highlighting what I most like about the SE535's general, sonic qualities.

 

As others have said (and which I agree with) .. they are midrange delights ... vocal tracks, etc. sound so intimate and awesome and, just as a totally personal preference? Midrange is where music lives for me ... but I bass when an artist records bass and I think the 535's do a fine job of this. If a given recorded work was produced with deep and up front bass? Then the SE535's will be true to that and yield the bass in spades (but they won't add bass where bass was never recorded).

 

So following, find a few tracks and commentary on my personal take on the SE535's general sonic qualities (with notes here and there re: bass, etc.). :

 

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NOTE: All tracks are abbreviated around the 1min mark  and are hosted on my own domain, posted here as clinical explorations of the sonic capabilities of the Shure SE535 inner ear monitors. 

 

ALSO: I'm not sure about your set up but playing in-line sounds pretty bad for me and when just clicking from withing Google Chrome. I recommend right clicking, saving the file to local, and then listening via your preferred means/player.

 

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1. Bonnie Prince Billy - "You Want That Picture"

 

Since my favorite aspect of the 535's is the mids ... and especially with vocal work, I thought I'd start with a post from Bonnie Prince Billy, a certain vocal duet with Ashley Webber that is just amazing on the 535's. Wil (Bonnie Prince) starts the track and his voice is also delicious ... but once Ashley chimes in shortly after, with her awesome and uncertain vibrato ... it's just all down the proverbial vocal hill from there. Really good .. and ... as I'm sure the artists would approve of, the 535's keep the voices right up front and textured and detailed. The rest of the mix is good too ... mostly neutral to the voices, if not a bit in the back ... but it's all real clean and perceptible: 

 

--> The Track

 

 

 

2. The Tragically Hip - "Another Midnight"

 

This track from the Tragically hip is a good example of a studio recorded bit that focuses on mostly mid range delivery .. the lead guitar, the lead vocals over that .. but also, just speaking of bass ... you can hear that the producers chose to go with a tight variety of tone ... not too up front but still discernable enough to really carry the measures along. The bass in this song is not in your face, it's not prominent and nor does it lead .. but it really does it's job of "anchoring" the song. Such a super good bass line ... and as the 535's will/should communicate ... it's not obvious, and you might have to listen for it .. but it's definitely there and is totally central to the success of the bit: 

 

--> The Track

 

 

3. Scud Mountain Boys - "She Falls Apart"

 

This track is one that seems to (in the studio, mind you) boost the highs and the lows just a bit. The bass stands out quite prominently, the highs are more sharp and sparkly than most tracks I hear through the 535's. It's a good example of how a fairly flat/neutral IEM like the 535's can still render deep bass and crisp highs if the producers created such in the studio. For me? This track (and the entire album, in fact) sounds like the majority of recordings that I need to EQ in order to sound right to my ear with the 5 35's ... but this track sounds like that with no EQ'ing. 

 

--> The Track

 

 

4. The Radar Bros - "Rock of the Lake"

 

The Radar Bros are one of my all time favorite bands; really, I  have every record they ever made ... since way back. One of the things I adore about them is the fact that they record everything flat as all get out. No instrument is ever over stepping the bounds of another. Everything is flat. Everything is neutral ... and so this yields an awesome canvas on which to spread the story line, the lyrics. It's no secret but the singer/lead songwriter and mastermind of this outfit is Jim Putnam .. the son of the quite legendary, Bill Putnam, the founder of Universal Audio and widely considered to be the father of modern music recording. But that's neither here nor there. Suffice it to say .. the Radar Bros record with an aesthetic ear that is bent on flatness, neutrality and lack of instrumental showmanship ... but the story remains the focus. The 535's positively *SING* with this band (and so do my desktop speakers for that matter; yes, pretty much every thing they have recorded sounds awesome with every thing. No small feat...): 

 

--> The Track

 

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As mentioned at the outset .. playing in-line doesn't work so well for me. I have no idea why. So if you hear obviously terrible sonics then just right click each track, and save it to your hard drive. The, play it with what ever player your used to. 

 

Rock.

 

;-)


Edited by s1rrah - 7/27/13 at 7:13pm
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

If anyone wants a 535 they should grab this quick!  http://www.earphonesolutions.com/shseclopboxf.html  earphonesolutions is excellent. It isn't returnable, but you could easily sell it for that price if you didn't like it.  Only used for taking photos!  Grab it! baaaah!  lol
I was wondering if you knew. I tried making out the shipping details and it said that basically that the shipping does not included my area or whatever. Then when I called the 1888 number it said that the number was not in service. Will earphone solutions not deliver up here in Canada ??
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

 

Wow - interesting impression.  Not what I hear.  I think they are very flat / linear / extended in the bass.  Frequency graphs say similar.  Not a lot of impact  - but what is there is very well defined & essentially flat right through the sub & mid bass. 

I had the W4 for several months and was really enjoying them but the SE535 has a little bit more "fun" factor IMHO.  As flat and linear as the bass is....the SE535 bass is bigger than W4 and this is why I think I went back to SE535.  Just more fun with more types of recordings but yet still stays very true to the music.  I, too, find it very neutral with a nice touch of "fun factor."  The Westone star tips really accentuate the clarity and treble.

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I'd love to try the W4 at some stage - but I remain extremely happy with the SE535.

 

Lately I've been using the Accudio app - and am amazed how well these EQ.  With a bit of judiciously applied EQ - the 535s can really slam.  Good quality sound too - no distortion.  They still continue to wow me ........ 

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