About 2 weeks ago, I broke my wax filter for SE535 while cleaning. The filter apparently is also a acoustic damper, which affects the sound. Without the filter, SE535's sound changed. The bass was less tight and treble was harsh. So I started a tread asking for help. Thankfully, Ink, contributor of this blog: http://rinchoi.blogspot.com/ , contacted me and offered to replace my filter. I sent my SE535 to Rin, and it came back today with multiple sets of dampers.
Here is the link to Rin's thought on SE535+Damper: http://rinchoi.blogspot.com/2013/05/shure-se535.html
Anyways, in this tread, I'll post how each damper changes the sound of the SE535 as well as how to change the dampers.
Thanks to Ink and Rin.
Here are tips on how to remove the dampers:
Using filter replacement tools like that of Etymotic helps, but is not needed.
I used a stock wax loop from UE.
Carefully pull on the side of the damper, not the mesh. Those mesh rips easily.
Also, the damper flies off once enough force is applied. Careful again.
Edited by kimvictor - 9/29/13 at 7:36am