Where do I get these filters? I broke mine and need a new filter for my SE535 ltd Do I need some tool for them? how do I get the filters out? How do I insert in the new ones?
Edited by veyrongatti - 2/16/14 at 8:36pm
thanks ^^ ohh and I think I lost the cleaning tool :P is there any other alternative tool to get the filter out and in? I read that the etymotic filter fits in the SE535 but does the gray one sound exactly the same as the gray one from digikey?
You can probably try something like a pin or needle or small screwdriver to remove the original filters. To insert the new dampers, use a pair of tweezers or your fingers (be careful - they're tiny and could get lost if you drop it on carpet.
The Etymotic filters will fit in the Shure SE53x as the nozzles on both are the same size. I am not sure about the grays as I don't have them.
I bought recently a refurbished pair of se535 and my IEM has arrived yesterday . I ordered grey, white and brown dampers this morning and popped off the stock dampers (white) of my pair very easily ( I'm not so good with my two left hands usually and I was afraid to broke something) with the Shure wax tool.
Many Thanks for all explanations of this thread. Very useful indeed . i'm now waiting for the new dampers an I'll be back with my impressions.
You were just a bit too late as I received my order yesterday... mouser does have a USPS shipping option that is only $8, so not too bad actually.
I got the grey, white, and brown.
After some quick listening I was pretty much in agreement with what others have said:
grey - more treble/high emphasis and I do hear more detail compared to white, but at the expense of bass, not sure I will use these
white - very close to stock, but I swear I'm hearing a bit more detail and more impact in the bass... really not sure if it's placebo so I will have to listen some more
brown - increased bass and even nicely extending to the lower mids (compared to stock), sounds nice, at least initially
So after the quick audition I tried out the browns today and while they sound nice, I couldn't get past the fact I wasn't hearing quite as much detail. Also to me it sounds as is if the browns have more bass but not as much impact as I get with the white.
Brown is out and white is in for tomorrow.
One other observation I have is that I believe the Knowles dampers are shorter than the stock dampers. If I push them all the way in to sit where the stock dampers do, it seems like they lock into place but they would actually sit loosely (they won't fall out or in), like they're maybe half a millimeter too short, so I had to pull them up a bit to fit snug.