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post #2716 of 3260
The 4r and 535 are similar in their differences. The 4r clearly has better treble extension/level, but i find the 535 very flat with everything below treble. Personally, i ended up with the er4s. Hahaha and i'd never go back to either, but i realize the er4s aren't for everyone. But with a very slight sub bass boost, the er4s trumps everything "if" and inly if you have a good seal. Better isolaion too.

If i had to choose between the 4r and 535 though, i'm not sure which. The 4r sounds flatter overall, but also softer in a way because it has bloated mid bass. The 535 may not have amazing treble, but the linear bass and mids really give them a nice sound otherwise.

If i were going to use eq, i'd probably go 4r. They sound amazing with accudio or a few simple eq adjustments, and they're a lot more confortable to me. That's why the 535 didn't work ultimately... comfort. They're too big for my outer ear shape.
Edited by luisdent - 7/29/13 at 10:18pm
post #2717 of 3260
I lost my 535's a while ago and I almost cried lol I've boughten a few different pairs since I lost them. Including the 4r and the ie80. Now I just bought another pair of 535's. the bronze edition this time. Listening to them now and loving what I'm hearing again. smily_headphones1.gif are they better then the ie80 or the 4t?? I'd say no just different. They are all amazing in their own rite IMO. Just loving the sound of these again and this time with my alo continental. Great cemetery between the two so far:)
post #2718 of 3260

Well, after two years of having these babies - I finally got the fit right!!! Seriously - it has been a real pain - but I finally gave up with the comply tips and went for the large soft rubber tips. Instantly better. Right away the balance between highs - mids and bass was there...it no longer sounds congested - the sound-stage is finally there. I actually stopped using these for a year since they didn't give me the audio quality I was hoping for after spending so much money on these...

 

The large comply fits just kept backing out of my ears and the mediums were too thin around the ends and not filling out my ear canal properly. Thank goodness I finally got it sorted out!!! 

post #2719 of 3260
I settled on the large black foams for a while, then I tried the large silicons too, and while they provided better fit/isolation, i think that for me they create a weird feeling on the ears after I stop using them.
 
The medium silicons are a bit small for me, so I tried cutting the tripple flange top tips, I ended up cutting the top two, so I am now just using end of the tripple flance and for my surprise, they sound like the large silicon sleeve, but with better confort.
post #2720 of 3260
I have a newer pair of w4r's so last night I thought to try the silicon star tips that came with them. I'm using I think it's the red ones. They are longer. And with my 535's they isolate very well. The bass is all there and everything. Best tip I've found for the 535 to date. I like the yellow ones too. If I hold them tight to my ears and let them fully expand I get a great insulation . smily_headphones1.gif
post #2721 of 3260
I have to admit the fiddling around to get optimal SQ is a real drawback with these. I love them a lot but seriously it limits the amount of time I spend listening with them to extended periods of time... Which is rare these days...
post #2722 of 3260
A possibly silly question: can you wear these normally so they are not around ear? Never had earphones with adjustable wire before and I'm on the market for new ones.
Thanks.
post #2723 of 3260
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Originally Posted by .Sup View Post

A possibly silly question: can you wear these normally so they are not around ear? Never had earphones with adjustable wire before and I'm on the market for new ones.
Thanks.

 

They are not very comfortable in that way but I think you can do it; the cable is sort of heavy, though and it feels like the housings will fall out of your ears...

post #2724 of 3260

I bought more large foams on amazon, and this came in. Dont know about the sound yet, but these are much better to install and remove from the duct. 

 

 


Edited by plyr - 8/5/13 at 2:58pm
post #2725 of 3260
I found those stuck like cement to the earphones. I had to carefully use a art knife to cut them off. I'll never use foam again. Plus they are a pain for me to get a good seal. Much prefer the silicon tips....
post #2726 of 3260
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Originally Posted by Syan25 View Post

I found those stuck like cement to the earphones. I had to carefully use a art knife to cut them off. I'll never use foam again. Plus they are a pain for me to get a good seal. Much prefer the silicon tips....

Really? They are hard to pull off, but if you put some force on them, they do come off.

post #2727 of 3260
I had had those on for 7 months.....and partly it was due to the humidity in Taiwan.... It served to seal those eartips like glue.....to the casing of the monitor....
post #2728 of 3260

I guess its easy when they are new, the earphones too. On my older SE425 its really hard to put these.

post #2729 of 3260
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Originally Posted by Syan25 View Post

I found those stuck like cement to the earphones. I had to carefully use a art knife to cut them off. I'll never use foam again. Plus they are a pain for me to get a good seal. Much prefer the silicon tips....

 

They can become totally stuck, especially with the first application and on new headphones; I talked to Shure about this and they said it has to do with temperature changes when shipping, usually ... really hot to really cold, in transit, etc.

 

Simple solution though:

 

Put the IEM's in the freezer for 20 minutes. Really, that's what Shure's support department told me to do and it worked like a magic trick. After taking them out of the freezer I was able to easily twist and pull them off ...

 

Send me a check...

 

;-)

 

.joel

post #2730 of 3260

Cheers - mate - next time I'm in that situation - I will try it! 

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