ok, so i currently have the shure se310 and the shure se420, with a fiio e5 and 1g zune (looking to upgrade source SOON) anyhow, i love both se310 and se420 i feel both are great quality and both sound pretty good, i love the fit of the se420 most comfortable over the ear headphones i have used.
i am looking to get a great headphone and stop playing around, i have had the shure e3c,se310,se420,denon c751 and a few others, but really looking to get a great earphone
anyhow, i am looking to upgrade to something of some substance. and the 2 main choices i am looking at are the shure se535 and the westone 4.
i have read up alot about both earphones, and watched alot of videos on both earphones, but i am still torn. i am looking to spend around 300-400.00
i am leaning towards the se535 as the cable seems really robust, im liking the memory wire, also the detatchable cable, i feel that the detatchable cable alone gives the 535 more appeal as if anything happens to the cable it can be replaced or upgraded to a better cable to farther improve on the sound. the 535 look robust in the build quality of the overall earpiece.
i like the fact that the westone has the 3 way passive cross over. and 4 drivers, the downfall imo of the westone is compared to the shures the housing looks a little cheaper, and the wire also looks cheaper not as robust, i know the earpiece housings are light weight and also the wires are low weight. but to me it seems like i donno that they are cheaper looking in quality?
also the fact that the westone 4 have a stationary cord or non detatchable, means that if anything happens to the earphone, they are pretty much done. also with the fact that you cannot disconnect the cables, it means you also cannot upgrade the cable to farther better the sound.
on a plus note on the westone from what i have gathered is that they are very sound isolating with the correct ear tips.
ok so that is a slight pro and con of the 2 that i have gathered someone who is better famillure with both the earphones can correct or agree if possible to what i have said.
now down to the sound, i have read up alot about both earphones and some say the westone 4 are better in sound some say the se535 are better in sound its really making me torn between the 2
music i am into is hip hop,rap,techno,trance,dance,dubstep, and the like.
basicly i need to know what the sound signatures are like between the westone 4 and the se535, i love highs, mids and bass but i dont want a over emphasized bass signature,looking for tight clean, controlled bass response that has somewhat of a extension, something that is overall balanced yet fun and exciting, i would like something that has great separation of instruments/ something that has a wide sound stage. crisp,clean ,clear
what one w4 or se535 come closer to what im looking for?
thank you for anyone who can give me some positive perspective on the 2 thanks.
Edited by Mooses9 - 2/17/12 at 11:14am