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post #3121 of 3915
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okay, ive been play with the EQ a bit, and i cant what im looking for

anyone want to share their EQ settings?, im look for a bit more punch in the bass

Thx in advanced

 

When I do EQ I bump the bass and high to high mid frequencies but generally I prefer the overall sound without EQ. 

post #3122 of 3915
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Originally Posted by r3dMuGeN View Post

okay, ive been play with the EQ a bit, and i cant what im looking for

anyone want to share their EQ settings?, im look for a bit more punch in the bass

Thx in advanced


I don't bother with eq but IIRC, bass "punch" is between 60-120hz so you might want to fiddle around with those frequencies

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post #3123 of 3915
Idk why I can't edit on tapatalk... Personally any more punch to the Se535 and I'd be getting headaches.

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The Shure 535 Ltd-J IMO doesn't pack that much of a low end. I find the lows kicks in at around 60-80Hz. Fiddling with the EQ bands on DX50, the lows does not have much of a discernible effect. To me, the W4R has more bass quantity than 535. Vocals on 535Ltd is on the front appealing side with smooth, intimate vocals but seems to be missing just that bit of refinement. Comparing 2 mid-centric phones, the ASG2 has got better vocals portrayal IMO. Details and separation doesn't seem to be the best in its class either falling behind the W4R. Highs extension is good but not buttery smooth.
post #3125 of 3915

Just joined the club.

 

I know full well that there are better IEMs out there, but I have found my endgame. 

post #3126 of 3915
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Just joined the club.

I know full well that there are better IEMs out there, but I have found my endgame. 

Congratulations. Enjoy I loved my SE535 and still love the vocals and mid range. It is truly lush and so smooth.
post #3127 of 3915
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Just joined the club.

 

I know full well that there are better IEMs out there, but I have found my endgame. 


I did a systematic comparison of the SE535 Bronze I received against both the Grado PS500 and the HiFiMAN HE-500 ("The Battle of the 500s").

 

I was amazed to find that the SE535 came out on top based on the evaluation criteria I found important.  Only concern (and it is a concern, but only one of 10 test criteria) is lack of palpable bass.

 

 

(Rank ordering in 3-way comparison:  best is "3", worst is "1"). FiiO E12 amp used.

post #3128 of 3915

I would be curious to see a closer comparison to say, the Westone 4r and the UE900 or other universal fit IEMs. I don't think they'd be the top top (depending on taste), but I really love what I perceive to be their stellar balance. 

post #3129 of 3915

With the Shure SE535 being my best headphone, with only the problem of a bit light in bass, I've started looking at the Shure SE846 (four not three drivers), which frequency response curves show bringing the bass up 8-10 dB while maintaining the rest of the frequency response

 

Apparently, like with the SE535, the SE846 has various colors of "filters" that one can insert.  At least on the SE535, its a destructive act, ruining the one that came in there, so I haven't done it.

 

In these plots, I think it is the "white" filter (green line) that is the "normal" original SE 846 response.  Orange curve goes with the SE 535.

 

post #3130 of 3915
I tried to remove the filters of my SE535 and succeeded to do that without any destruction to the them ...listened to them without the filters for a day....then I put them again as I liked the sound with them more than without .

Any way it was a test for sake of curiosity ....now some filters are waiting to be bought smily_headphones1.gif
post #3131 of 3915
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I tried to remove the filters of my SE535 and succeeded to do that without any destruction to the them ...listened to them without the filters for a day....then I put them again as I liked the sound with them more than without .

Any way it was a test for sake of curiosity ....now some filters are waiting to be bought smily_headphones1.gif


You are braver than I!  Maybe if I decide to get the SE846s and these SE535s become my SECOND pair, I might try it. 

post #3132 of 3915

Just order a set of the white Knowles dampers that way if the stock ones get destroyed in the process you can still get the stock sound. No bravery needed imo.

 

I'm currently using the grey dampers which brightens the SE535's up a bit without disturbing the bass. Brown dampers are a bit muddy compared to white/grey

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/663273/se530-535-acoustic-filter-mod-more-sq-improvement-than-cables-dampers


Edited by ridethespiral - 6/13/14 at 10:09am
post #3133 of 3915
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You are braver than I!  Maybe if I decide to get the SE846s and these SE535s become my SECOND pair, I might try it. 

 

Since I got my Shure SE846, my Shure SE535 are now my beater IEM's for in the gym. No idea what to do with my Shure SE215 now :(

post #3134 of 3915
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Since I got my Shure SE846, my Shure SE535 are now my beater IEM's for in the gym. No idea what to do with my Shure SE215 now :(

How do you find the SE846 compares to the SE535s?  Appreciably more bass?  Even better sound throughout?  Thanks!

post #3135 of 3915
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Originally Posted by ubs28 View Post
 

 

Since I got my Shure SE846, my Shure SE535 are now my beater IEM's for in the gym. No idea what to do with my Shure SE215 now :(

 

I wish I was in a place financially where $500 headphones were basically junkers I could break.

 

That said, did you recable the 535? Because that stiff plastic monstrosity would be the opposite of convenient during any kind of exercise. 

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