Hello all, I have only posted a couple of times on here after first coming across the site when I was looking to upgrade from my Denon AH-C551 earphones which replaced my stock Apple buds.
After looking at a multitude of reviews I eventually went for a set of Superfi 5 Pros, and as the title suggests, I have just upgraded again to the Shure 535's and I just thought I would share my thoughts with you.
When I first got my Denons the difference in sound quality to the Apple buds absolutely blew me away. It really was a complete revelation and I was hearing things in tracks I had never heard before. Everything was clearer, punchier, louder etc etc. I spent the full weekend locked away listening to everything I owned!
After a while I did start to think that maybe there was something even better again and duly started searching the web. Weeks of searching later my 5 Pros arrived and I was happy wih the increase in sound quality against what I had paid for them. They were better, but they didn't have that immediate 'wow' factor that the Denons had after my initial upgrade.
I have really enjoyed the 5 pros but spending time lurking on here made me get the bug to upgrade again and the general consensus was that the Shure 535 is the best there is in terms of Univeral IEM.
So off I went again and yesterday the 535's arrived. To say I am dissapointed so far is an understatement! Yes, they do sound fantastic and they are more accurate, but from what I have heard so far, I prefer the 5 Pros! I've never seen anyone on here say this before but to my ears the 5 Pros are much more fun to listen to. In terms of comfort and not looking silly with them on the 535 win hands down, but in terms of what I am hearing, I miss the bass of the 5 Pro!
Maybe I need to give them longer and they will grow on me over time but it has become apparent to me that there is simply nothing like your first good pair of earphones!
The impact and difference you notice the first time you hear something decent cannot be beaten and it really seems to me that after a certain level, the returns you get in relation to the money you spend just simply isn't worth it! I always thought I would simply have to eventually have the 'best' but I really think I have maxed out at the 535 - I guess I'm just dissapointed the 535 didn't blow me away the way the Denon did the first time round!
Sorry for the length of the post - be interested to see what you think..............
(apologies for any spelling mistakes)