I've been burning my mid-range SHURE SE115's (in an unfortunate bright eye watering pink, it was cheaper than black for some reason) for about a year and a bit now, and I love the sound they produce. A year later, and I'm about to move switch up to a media production course at a college, so I've got a little cash on the side to spare.
I was very close to buying a pair of SHURE SE530's because they are very reasonably priced a couple of months ago, however with the release of the SE535's I've started to get a headache... a big one.
The main reasons for buying the SE535's would be:
-Improved high end.
....and... erm, bragging rights?
I've struggled to think of much else, and I'm finding it hard to justify the nearly £200 extra RRP.
My headphone usage is daily; they're chucked into a bag, stuffed in pockets, daily commuting, sleeping. If I was to go with the SE530's how easy are they to break? Is the extra money spent on the 535's going to pay off years ahead?
If I were to buy these headphones via eBay I could perhaps oversee the excess amounts. However I'm always a bit nervous with any headphones being bought on eBay after a very dodgy few sales of Sennheiser models.
http://min.ie/0cFppP (2 weeks until shipping = red flag) £199
Why are these headphones so cheap when the RRP is so high? They say if it's too good to be true, then it probably is.
PS: My musical taste is pretty wide, going from Miles Davis to M83 to all sorts: http://www.last.fm/user/nyllo
Edited by OllyNewport - 9/3/10 at 7:28pm