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As there already is a general SM535 thread, I'm not sure what the need is for another thread other than to pose the O.P. rather leading question:
But, to answer it directly:
1. The SM535s IEM is a new release ... so one need not ask questions of it as if it were some old industry standard that's been around.
2. Why not ask questions directly like: how does the SM535 compare to other high-end IEM's? The thread title is a bit akin to questions like 'have you stopped beating your wife' and reflect an underlying agenda.
Nobody's eating the popcorn. We are all just pretending to. And besides, my popcorn is way better than your popcorn. If you had just tasted MY popcorn, you would KNOW that your popcorn was never any good at all.
I don't think the OP had a clue when he posted it. Pretty apparent since it is a new release. That's why the thread evolved into another "appreciation" thread for the most part.
Bottom line, it's Shures flagship primo IEM and is certainly top/tier. I mean, the SE210 wouldn't be the top tier model would it?
As far as single versus multi, when it comes to BA's I have yet to hear a single driver BA that could adequately cover the whole frequency spectrum and that was the whole point of designing multi-drivers. A single BA is far too limited.
Well, Future Sonics touts their dynamic-driver based custom as "crossover free", which, of course, it is. It's funny to see that as a selling point, though.