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Portable Amp for Shure Se535

post #1 of 56
Thread Starter 

Hey guys this is Ben

This is my first time creating a new thread so understand if i make mistakes..

I bought se535 and sold my um3x (cost me 100$)

i use ipod touch 4g which i just got and i think i want a portable amp to go with...

is portable amp necessary? also i was looking at RSA Mustang P-51 and Headamp Pico

which would be better for se535/

thank you

-ben

post #2 of 56

It seems that the pico amp is more suitable for se535 for its mid.

post #3 of 56
Thread Starter 

is there any amps other than the two i named that are good with se535 like graham slee voyager or other amps that i do not know?

post #4 of 56
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Originally Posted by durainello View Post

It seems that the pico amp is more suitable for se535 for its mid.



thanks for the reply this is my first thread and you are my first replier 

thank you very much and i will consider that 

post #5 of 56

I can confirm that they sound great straight out of my iPod and iPhone.

 

They do improve with my Fiio E5. They do sound really good out of my iBasso D4...but then you loose portability.

post #6 of 56
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

I can confirm that they sound great straight out of my iPod and iPhone.

 

They do improve with my Fiio E5. They do sound really good out of my iBasso D4...but then you loose portability.



thank you for your helpful reply

i do not really care about portability unless its like 4,5 kilograms

i really care about the sound more than anything

post #7 of 56

Been using the Pico amp with the se535. The mids is just excellent!!! :)

post #8 of 56
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Originally Posted by Bengkia369 View Post

Been using the Pico amp with the se535. The mids is just excellent!!! :)



thank you for your reply :)

I cannot decide because everyone is saying differently :p

post #9 of 56
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Originally Posted by ben201 View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by Bengkia369 View Post

Been using the Pico amp with the se535. The mids is just excellent!!! :)



thank you for your reply :)

I cannot decide because everyone is saying differently :p



The experience is very subjective, so you will get different answers. A "popular" answer may not even be the best for you because you may prefer a different sound than others. It also depends on the type of music you listen to since it's a somewhat different experience listening to rap than classical.

 

The best way is to actually listen to some combinations and see what you prefer. If there's a store near you where you can listen to different gear, great. If not, you can buy some new/used gear and see if it's good for you. If it is, you're set. If not, sell it and try something else.

 

Good luck with your choice.

 

cheers


Edited by matunus - 11/27/10 at 8:38am
post #10 of 56

I just picked up these in-ear phones yesterday, they sound great right out of iPhone/iPad.  I tried with my Cary Xciter headphone amp and DAC combo, unfortunately they sound pretty bad for some reason.  Is there such a thing as over driving with these in-ear phones?  Sounds very muddy, too much mids and just bad.  It also picked up a lot of background hisses.  When I hooked up my Sennheiser HD800 to the Cary amp, it sounds great.

 

I was really hoping going through the Xciter would bring these Shure phones to another level.

post #11 of 56
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Originally Posted by htsource View Post

I just picked up these in-ear phones yesterday, they sound great right out of iPhone/iPad.  I tried with my Cary Xciter headphone amp and DAC combo, unfortunately they sound pretty bad for some reason.  Is there such a thing as over driving with these in-ear phones?  Sounds very muddy, too much mids and just bad.  It also picked up a lot of background hisses.  When I hooked up my Sennheiser HD800 to the Cary amp, it sounds great.

 

I was really hoping going through the Xciter would bring these Shure phones to another level.



I would think WAY TOO MUCH POWER for IEMs. The Cary Xciter is also a full speaker amp and IEMs need way less juice.

post #12 of 56

I'm waiting for the Arrow amp myself to see how it would sound with my Se535 out of the Iphone4. Doubt the amp would be arriving anytime soon though.

post #13 of 56
Hi,

Deffend; did you get the headstage arrow? I'm using se535s through an iPhone 4 and was thinking of buying the arrow. Does it help? I've always found the se535 (and 530s before them) to be lacking bass; how's the bass with the arrow?

Thanks
post #14 of 56

bump

post #15 of 56
+1 for pico, my friend has the 535 with ipod touch. Its sounds gret without an amp, and then i lend him my pico and upto now its still with him lol. He wants to buy it from me now haha.
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