I'm totally looking for sound preference - I tossed on the "2 vs 4 drivers" to get it out of the way because I figured someone, somewhere would say it was an unfair comparison. I've actually been using the P-series in my right ear and the regular (what exactly are the different comply tips?) in my left ear. I tried them with the Shures and I can't do it. The only eartips that work on the Shures is the medium soft silicone. Anything else either sticks far out or hurts like hell. I'm trying to like the olives but I'm having issues with them as well. This leads my to believe that while I might like the signature of the 535, the fit might turn me completely away from it.
I'd like to hear more about the UM3X vs the W4 - SQ wise.
There is 5 main reasons as to why I just don't like shure. I love their sound, they make a great earphone. I've had the 425, the 315, and even the 215.
1. The cables are MASSIVE and LONG.
2. The fit is Painful. The housings are so large that they stretch my ears out beyond belief.(I did like the shure olives, but I take a larger liking to the comply P-series.)
3. The 3.5mm jack is MONSTROUS. How am I supposed to use that with my iphone when I am using a case.
4. The price you pay for a triple driver in ear without a 3-way crossover is ridiculous. the w4 with the a 3-way crossover, a removable cable, with 2 woofers, 1 mid, and 1 high is still cheaper than the SE535.
I don't mean to sound like I am bashing shure. But the ergonomics is a huge turn-off for me.