Could you go into any more detail about the SE535 though? After I posted above, I did re-realize your other thread and started reading through it more. Initially, you perceived no real difference, but you also hadn't had the SE530 for a while. It wasn't really until after you got an e-mail back from Shure that you verified any suspicions on the treble. You do comment some about the sound stage and air improving, but you never really go into detail as to how. You also talk a lot about the realism of sound of the SE535.
It's been half a year since I've used the SE530, but I have a pretty decent recollection of it, and I have a bit of very specific info written down about it. The sound stage was both really good and kind of bad on the SE530. You had amazing pinpoint, crystal clear placement of sounds, and the squeaky clean notes of the SE530 allowed these sounds to exist in a specific spot without blurring or blending. In this regard the SE530 was awesome and one of the best earphones I've used that performed this aspect of sound stage presentation. The downside is that the SE530 had a lot of problems with actual placement of sounds. I've listened to songs where the drummer sounded closer than the vocalist and guitarist in the song. Even if you play around with specific audio tracks like the virtual barber, placement is just off. I could half assume it's a frequency response issue since our minds do use tone and response shape to judge where it is, ex. in front or behind. However, even when I EQed them they were still strange. I can only hope the SE535 is better, but I just haven't read anything about specifically how it is different. The second part is realism. This was one great thing with the SE530 too. It offered a very life like presentation, and so very few earphones are good about this. I mean if I list the life-like earphones I've used it would be the SE530, OK1 buds, and the CK10. That's it. It's something I certainly would already expect from the SE535. The only thing I didn't like about the SE530 was the lack of weight in the notes. You had a high dynamic capability, pretty much more than anything else on the market, but the notes are so short that they just lack heft. There was some hinderence to realism and presentation of details due to the lack of weight and articulation. Has the SE535 changed much in this regard?