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post #2731 of 3260
I finally got the fit right with mine as well! I came from SE530's and i loved the fit, but with the SE535's, not sure if its the angle of the connector/thickness but I could never get it to fit right. I swapped out the cable for the stock UE900, removing the memory wire portion. Also, picked up a variety pack of the star tips and love the way they fit and sound. Was using comply's for years and was tired of replacing them. I find with the star tips the treble and bass improve. P.S. if anyone wants to try out the star tips, PM me. For the sizes i don't need i can hook you guys up for $5 plus shipping.
post #2732 of 3260
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Originally Posted by jay19 View Post

I finally got the fit right with mine as well! I came from SE530's and i loved the fit, but with the SE535's, not sure if its the angle of the connector/thickness but I could never get it to fit right. I swapped out the cable for the stock UE900, removing the memory wire portion. Also, picked up a variety pack of the star tips and love the way they fit and sound. Was using comply's for years and was tired of replacing them. I find with the star tips the treble and bass improve. P.S. if anyone wants to try out the star tips, PM me. For the sizes i don't need i can hook you guys up for $5 plus shipping.

 

Is this the one? http://www.amazon.com/Westone-TRUE-FIT-STAR-Combo-Audiophile/dp/B00DD2BZRY/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1375928577&sr=8-4&keywords=star+tips

post #2733 of 3260

This is what I do to Triple Flange, its a bit hard to cut perfectly. 

 


Edited by plyr - 8/9/13 at 7:26pm
post #2734 of 3260
Thread Starter 

 Star Tips.

 

Not sure why anyone would even try anything else....no brainer.

post #2735 of 3260
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post

 Star Tips.

 

Not sure why anyone would even try anything else....no brainer.

 

Ordered mine already.
I'm experiencing channel imbalance when I dont fully insert the tips all the way up to the end of the IEM duct, the foams get stuck that way. So im stuck with the large flex sleeves until this star tips arrive.
post #2736 of 3260
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Originally Posted by Syan25 View Post

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!!! 

 

Im drawing the same conclusion as yours, with the large rubber tips the the isolation/fit is perfect, the sound becomes more balanced between left/right. 

post #2737 of 3260
Well, one the fit is sorted out, it's happy times...
post #2738 of 3260

Just bought a pair of the SE535 LTD special edition (red one) for $399 AUD ($368 USD) shipped with next day delivery here in Aus. Seemed like a good deal.

 

Really excited to get them.

post #2739 of 3260
Re: the W4R discussion

I think other manufacturers have released iem which are easier to like when driven straight out of a smartphone (imaging, bass boost).

Sat here with new Clas -dB + Pico Power rig my initial impressions are that the SE535 have responded the most to them compared to my other iem. Great transparency and really likeable. Still would not recommend them to gen pop who would use a smartphone only

But am really digging these out of the stack
post #2740 of 3260
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Originally Posted by LFC_SL View Post

Re: the W4R discussion

I think other manufacturers have released iem which are easier to like when driven straight out of a smartphone (imaging, bass boost).

Sat here with new Clas -dB + Pico Power rig my initial impressions are that the SE535 have responded the most to them compared to my other iem. Great transparency and really likeable. Still would not recommend them to gen pop who would use a smartphone only

But am really digging these out of the stack

 

Personally, when I've compared the SE535 to the W4R unamped, I'd take the SE535 every time. That being said, I'd love to hear the SE535 out of your rig! 

post #2741 of 3260
My post was from perspective of mass market, warm bass-bias sound had long been preferred. Probably helps mask sounds of daily commute too. On a personal note I like many different sounds tongue.gif

I bought the rig for transportable home use. Have no intention of taking out the house. Just waiting for next gen iPad announcements then it will be complete.

Get yourself to a head-fi meet. Not ideal for full size headphones but can still demo iem and portable rigs. It is what led to my new toys
post #2742 of 3260
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Personally, when I've compared the SE535 to the W4R unamped, I'd take the SE535 every time. That being said, I'd love to hear the SE535 out of your rig! 
Yes me too. Unamped the 535 sounds really good and even better amped. The w4r to me unamped does not sound as good but amped sounds amazing. IMO I really don't like them unamped. Just my opinion smily_headphones1.gif
post #2743 of 3260
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Originally Posted by LFC_SL View Post

My post was from perspective of mass market, warm bass-bias sound had long been preferred. Probably helps mask sounds of daily commute too. On a personal note I like many different sounds tongue.gif

I bought the rig for transportable home use. Have no intention of taking out the house. Just waiting for next gen iPad announcements then it will be complete.

Get yourself to a head-fi meet. Not ideal for full size headphones but can still demo iem and portable rigs. It is what led to my new toys

 

I guess even I prefer warm and smooth sound for commuting. But for transportable home use, I get dead serious. That being said, do you think SE535 was intended for home/indoor use or for  portable(in car, commute...) use?

post #2744 of 3260
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I guess even I prefer warm and smooth sound for commuting. But for transportable home use, I get dead serious. That being said, do you think SE535 was intended for home/indoor use or for  portable(in car, commute...) use?
I think because they sound very good unamped, I think they were made for portable use. But with the rite amp they can shine and bring up the treble more. I personally think they are very detailed for what they are. Are they as detailed as the etys ?? No but then again what universals really are. Not to sure I would want to use the 535's for making recordings or not. But I do find them fairly neutral except for the treble region. Maybe it's just me but I have both the 535 and the w4r and I find the 4r more coloured then the 535. I think that's why the w4r sounds good with more recording then the 535. Again this is my opinion it's just how my ears hear the two universals.
post #2745 of 3260
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Originally Posted by pacman46 View Post


I think because they sound very good unamped, I think they were made for portable use. But with the rite amp they can shine and bring up the treble more. I personally think they are very detailed for what they are. Are they as detailed as the etys ?? No but then again what universals really are. Not to sure I would want to use the 535's for making recordings or not. But I do find them fairly neutral except for the treble region. Maybe it's just me but I have both the 535 and the w4r and I find the 4r more coloured then the 535. I think that's why the w4r sounds good with more recording then the 535. Again this is my opinion it's just how my ears hear the two universals.

I actually think W4r's less colored, but sounds fuller. I really enjoy how SE535 is bass light and detailed, but the treble is a real disappointment.

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