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:
Are Shure SE535's No longer top tier / high end IEMs?
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.
No I don't think so, but it is a loaded question.
Edited by iponderous - 8/2/10 at 7:42pm