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Shure, revisited

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Years ago I had some Shure E4cs and returned them promptly for lack of bass and that tinny sound dreaded by bassheads. I purchased some UE SuperFi5EBs and never looked back. Until I progressed from the EBs to Westone 3s, and now find myself longing for more clarity. So, I just ordered a set of Shure SE535s with renewed hopes of finding something that I missed when I had the E4cs. I am hopeful that my matured sense of bass presence coupled with the higher-end IEM will let me enjoy the Shure sound, but still worry that I will be disappointed. I listen to mostly rap. Does anyone have any words of encouragement as I try them out?

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The SE535 is definitely not an earphone I would recommend for rap. It has less  bass than the Westone 3. I think you will be happier with the IE8 (I heard it about a year ago, but I have a pair arriving in the next couple of days).

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Just got the 535s and they are amazing for rap. I needed more clarity than the 8s offer. Thanks for the input. 

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Originally Posted by jjb3 View Post

Just got the 535s and they are amazing for rap. I needed more clarity than the 8s offer. Thanks for the input. 

 

I second this. I don't listen to much rap in particular, but some.

 

535s are super clear (no pun) and deliver plenty of bass. They also fit me 100 times better than the IE8s.

 

 

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