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post #31 of 149

I am aware that the SE530 is a triple-driver but the term 'two way' refers specifically to the crossover. 3-way would be a true triple driver i.e. Westone 3/UM3X or EarSonics SM3. The rest of the 'classic' triple-driver IEMs (TF10, CK100, SE530, etc) are all 2-way.

post #32 of 149
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post

Best IEM I have ever heard.  Was tempted to go down the SM3 path but I no longer have any desire.

 

For the record, my W3 unseated the SE530 pretty handidly but now the SE535 unseated W3 pretty handidly.  It is clearly improved.


Agreed.

post #33 of 149
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

I am aware that the SE530 is a triple-driver but the term 'two way' refers specifically to the crossover. 3-way would be a true triple driver i.e. Westone 3/UM3X or EarSonics SM3. The rest of the 'classic' triple-driver IEMs (TF10, CK100, SE530, etc) are all 2-way.


I guess I missed the memo. 

 

BTW, if you could point me to the memo, I'd appreciate it.  In speakers, the n-way was always driven by how many transducers, IIRC.

 

Thanks,

 

-john


Edited by ccfoodog - 7/27/10 at 7:38pm
post #34 of 149
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post

Best IEM I have ever heard.  Was tempted to go down the SM3 path but I no longer have any desire.

 

For the record, my W3 unseated the SE530 pretty handidly but now the SE535 unseated W3 pretty handidly.  It is clearly improved.


Whoa, totally missed that until MacedonianHero quoted it.  I don't suppose you'd like to go into detail on the differences between the SE530 and SE535 would ya?  I can't say I've seen anyone else really go into any detail at all about the differences outside of a brief mention of the treble no longer being recessed.

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Whoa, totally missed that until MacedonianHero quoted it.  I don't suppose you'd like to go into detail on the differences between the SE530 and SE535 would ya?  I can't say I've seen anyone else really go into any detail at all about the differences outside of a brief mention of the treble no longer being recessed.


I dont think to many people have both on hand considering how new the 535s are and the price. 

post #36 of 149
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Hey I'm quoting myself! What I wrote above are the most accurate 4 lines of text to be found on head-fi 

Yes I'm being presumptuous again. I have to keep reminding myself that everyone hears differently.

 

But seriously, no I have not heard the SE535 but from what I have read the people who have heard them say they sound pretty much the same as the SE530s - ergo, they are sonically flawed

 

I thought as much. Next opinion please.
 

post #37 of 149

Well in this thread Spyro says the sound has not changed and they're a rip-off.

 

But you are right I should not comment on the SE535 without hearing them first but I don't want to waste £450.

So, has anyone got both and compared them? I would love to hear the highs have improved and the sound-stage widened because as I have said the comfort and isolation are excellent on the SE530s.

post #38 of 149

In the SE535 review thread Spyro emailed Shure and they comfirm the sound signature is pretty much the same as SE530.

 

 

 

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... In  a nutshell, the changes resulted in a slightly more defined high end, but the overall signature and balance is very close to its predecessor.

 

So my original comments stand. Damn it!

post #39 of 149
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Originally Posted by dwizard View Post

In the SE535 review thread Spyro emailed Shure and they comfirm the sound signature is pretty much the same as SE530.

 

 

 

 

So my original comments stand. Damn it!

I've got my SE535 for about two weeks now. Strangely, it sounds quite different from the SE530 in my memory, with improved treble and slightly less warmth but the soundstage is more or less the same. However, I've only heard the SE530 for quite a short period of time, so I'm not that sure anyway.

post #40 of 149

Are you posting in this forum thread dwizard or just having a conversation with yourself? You're being very selective with your quoting in order to try and prove your point. I've been following the SE535 thread, and there is at least one quote that I have seen from a Shure representative that goes into more detail regarding the changes that have been made to its design, and the consequent effect upon its sound, than you have provided here.

 

There are also posts from at least two Head-Fiers of which, Spyro is one, who have owned the SE530 and the SE535. It's telling that you only chose to highlight Spyro's early impressions of the SE535, which were admittedly not positive and have completely disregarded his subsequent posts, where he rates it as the best universal earphone that he has heard. Both he and MacedonianHero have commented that the highs of the SE535 are more extended and detailed than its predecessor. Moreover, they describe the SE535 as having a larger soundstage, better quality cables and improved build quality overall compared to the SE530.

 

But hey, don't let these facts get in the way of your story.


Edited by iponderous - 7/28/10 at 3:50am
post #41 of 149



 

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Originally Posted by dwizard View Post

In the SE535 review thread Spyro emailed Shure and they comfirm the sound signature is pretty much the same as SE530.

 

 

 

 

So my original comments stand. Damn it!


Page 4, post #52 of the same thread.  You are wrong...or are having trouble interpreting his words.  More clarity/treble, better soundstage.

 

One could say the SE210 has a similar sound sig to SE535 (forward midrange) but that doesn't mean they sound the same.  DON'T buy it!  But 100% of those of us that did love it and we all owned SE530 previously.
 


Edited by Spyro - 7/28/10 at 3:46am
post #42 of 149

What's your problem iponderous? I'm allowed my opinion so get off my back.

Looking at your other posts it seems you like to rub people up the wrong way. This is a quote from you:

 

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... Each of us has a right to express our opinions in these forum threads and that should be respected, even if we don't agree.... and to state this publicly if one feels so inclined without fear of retribution.

 

You should listen to yourself.

 

If the SE535 was better sonically than the SE530 we would all know about it by now. For every quote you find I can find another stating the opposite.

 

@Spyro  How can I misinterpret this?

 

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   ... the overall signature and balance is very close to its predecessor


Edited by dwizard - 7/28/10 at 4:07am
post #43 of 149

If someone's conducted double blind AB tests between the two models, I'd be interested in knowing the results.

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What's your problem iponderous? I'm allowed my opinion so get off my back.

Looking at your other posts it seems you like to rub people up the wrong way. This is a quote from you:

 

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You should listen to yourself.

 

If the SE535 was better sonically than the SE530 we would all know about it by now. For every quote you find I can find another stating the opposite.

 

@Spyro  How can I misinterpret this?

 


You are allowed to have an opinion. Certainly....after you've heard them that is! Everything else is trollin.

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Originally Posted by dwizard View Post

What's your problem iponderous? I'm allowed my opinion so get off my back.

Looking at your other posts it seems you like to rub people up the wrong way. This is a quote from you:

 

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You should listen to yourself.

 

If the SE535 was better sonically than the SE530 we would all know about it by now. For every quote you find I can find another stating the opposite.

 

@Spyro  How can I misinterpret this?

 

 

You're allowed to express your opinions and I respect your right to do so, but that doesn't mean that I have to agree with them. I'm merely scrutinising your claims, which strike me as selective and misleading. If you can't handle it then perhaps you should consider being a little more circumspect before posting in future. Only 27 posts in and you've already begun to personalise matters and been accused of trolling. Nice going - it took me considerably longer than that.

 

PS The post that you quoted was from another forum thread and heavily laden with irony, but you're not to know that.
 


Edited by iponderous - 7/28/10 at 6:15am
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