I haven't seen any threads with this topic so here it is. I mostly listen to metal (black, death, progressive, you name it), and so far I've tried the scl5 (broken after 3yrs), um3x (DOA), sm3(broke within less than a week). The scl5 I think was perfect for the music I listen to, as I could really feel the guitars blazing and the drums smashing. I won't be purchasing either um3x or sm3 again because of their poor build quality (at least from my experience), but I felt that both sounded quite veiled compared to the scl5, and the sm3 especially tended to make the drums sound really drowned out. SE535 really seems to be my final destination here since I can attest to Shure's build quality. I want to know if SE535 will be a good performer in metal, or atleast not "suck" with it.
Edited by zeitfliesst - 10/31/11 at 9:36pm