Before you guys tell me to use the search button, I have, and nothing really seemed to answer my question.
I have a few hundred bucks to blow on a new pair of headphones, and since I'm done with Monster (until they give the Turbine a wire that's durable like the Tours or hell, the Solos), I'm back to Shure. The SE425s are sold almost everywhere here, for $329.99, so availability is no problem. The SE535s are only sold in one store, for $100 over the MSRP, so it comes off at $549.99.
I've been Googling around a lot, and apparently these 2 IEMs have very similar sound quality. I've read somewhere that the SE535s have more bass than the SE425s, but I'm really after the clarity of the IEMs since I have a great equalizer (and bass booster, which doesn't make the bass overpowering at all) on my P3 anyways.
I listen to a lot of different music, from power ballads (Air Supply, etc..) to Indie (Death Cab For Cutie, The Postal Service, et al) to Synth-y (Franz Ferdinand, Passion Pit) and I've recently started listening to Kanye West, particularly the Twisted Dark Fantasy album.
My Turbines and other IEMs couldn't handle the bass of the My Twisted Dark Fantasy album (in FLAC), so whichever Shure IEM you guys vote for has to be able to handle the likes of Dark Fantasy without distortion and without feeling too.. Muddled.
So to sum it all up, I'm basically just asking you guys, as somebody mostly after clarity in his IEMs, which set would you choose?
Edited by Dr-Atrocious - 12/1/10 at 6:07pm