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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

I've been seriously considering upgrading from my Shure SCL2's. I love them in pretty much every way especially how comfortable they are, but I think it's a time for an upgrade. I'm using them with a Zune and a PA2v2. I'm primarily looking at either SE425, 315 530 (if i can find some cheap enough) or some Triple Fi 10's. Leaning towards the 315's.

 

Is the sound signature really that different between the Triple Fi's and the shure's? I've owned a pair of Super Fi 5's and Metro 220's. I hated the Metro's, the Super's were alright, except the cable is just painful.

 

Cheers

post #2 of 14

Scl2 is dynamic drivers, UE10 3 ba drivers, i'm sure you will feel the difference;)

Try se210. They are not expensive and they are very good. I found them one of the best 1 driver ba (or maybe the best).

If money question is not a problem go for top models se530 or better 535 (removable cable).

post #3 of 14
I saw a couple of Shure models on sale at head-fi trade forum - including SE420 and SE535 going for very respectable prices and in almost brand new condition. you might want to have a look there first.
post #4 of 14

If this is price-driven, you'll find better deals on the SE530/SE420, as they are discontinued.

 

If price is secondary, go with the new SE535 or SE425 -- lower profile, removable cable, improved sonic performance.

 

The 315 looks interesting, but I haven't heard it yet.

post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by David Mudkips View Post

Hi all,

 

 

Is the sound signature really that different between the Triple Fi's and the shure's? I've owned a pair of Super Fi 5's and Metro 220's. I hated the Metro's, the Super's were alright, except the cable is just painful.

 

Cheers


yes, they are polar opposites

post #6 of 14

Lot of users said that 530 is "the greatest", 420 is only "good". 210 and 310 are "good" too:)

I was loving my 210 very much:)

Maybe go for them again, cause also i like unamped iPod sound. Yeah, i'm bad:)

Or maybe try later some top models.

post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 

The best prices I could find from a reasonable dealer in Australia were a bit obscene, SE315's for $300, 425 for $450 and the 530 for $650. The Triple Fi's were $300. I decided to take the plunge and get the Triple Fi's, as so many people love them, and they're a Triple driver IEM at the same cost as the SE315's.

 

Just hoping i'm going to like the sound signature

post #8 of 14

530 is far from the "greatest" nowadays. 

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530 is far from the "greatest" nowadays. 



i disagree

post #10 of 14
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530 is far from the "greatest" nowadays. 



i disagree


Yeah, the 530 certainly still outperforms many universals in its price range. And its signature is unique.

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Yeah, the 530 certainly still outperforms many universals in its price range. And its signature is unique.



well not unique anymore, the RE-262 is rather similar and is the only thing that has mids that compare to it too

post #12 of 14

I can't recommend the SE425s enough (I'm starting to sound like a Shure rep now), so I recommend those. I love these so much that my other earphones are starting to get jealous.

I have the 110s, the 210s, but haven't had the chance to listen to the SE315s yet, but if the trusty Jasmine France from CNET is to be trusted (and I trust her), then I would say that they might not be as good as those previous models and the newer models.

post #13 of 14

I picked up a pair of 315's about a week ago.  Had the e2c's for quite some time before as well.  My favorite sounding earphone of all time that I have heard is still the tf10, but these se315 blow the bejesus out of the e2c's. 

 

I have founbd that using the "rock" setting on my iphone gives the best sound to me.  Vocals are boosted, but the rock setting evens things out a bit.  The treble is better than my image s2 and cleaer than my beats Tours (Don't laugh, I kinda like them).  Obviously not as much bass as the image or the beats, but respectable...  Doesn't go as low but is far quicker and still has some punch.  Bass sounds more "energetic" I guess.. 

 

The build is awesome, the isolation is the best I have heard.  If I could get the TripleFi's in the same body as these Shures I would be in heaven, but I can't/don't want to mess around with customs etc...  And the sound from the 315's is great for a newb like myself. 

 

The cord is heavy, and I live in Minnesota, work in Toronto for this month so the cold weather abslutely makes the cord as hard a wire hanger... LOL

post #14 of 14

For me GR10 are way better than SE530 (had no chance to hear SE535 yet) or UM3x

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