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post #181 of 302
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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post

No not worth the msrp but they can be had for 250.00 I've gotten a few at that price r a me and for that amount of money I feel like they are worth it.
Are you talking about the SE535?
post #182 of 302

Well hot diggity ...

 

Been swapping filters for the past hour and just have to say ... pretty darn cool. Like having plug and play EQ settings.

 

Favs are the Greys, Whites (stock) and Browns ... as others have said, even the supposedly stock Knowles dampers (the whites) sound better to my ear that the stock Shure ... more clarity but basically the same freq profile.

 

I'll most likely end up settling on the Browns though as I like the slightly smoother sound, slightly "creamier" mids and slightly deeper bass. Best daily listener for me.

 

I dig the Greys too but might be just a bit too sharp for my ear.

 

Highly recommended mod.

 

EDIT: I use the SE535's with a Cowon J3 and no amp. Traditionally, I've very much enjoyed the J3's equalizer settings with the stock 535's ... and with the uber smooth (perhaps a bit too smooth at times) BROWN dampers, I find the J3's built in EQ settings are even better. Like the BROWN far better than Shure's default dampers with the J3's built in EQ effects ... 


Edited by s1rrah - 2/20/14 at 3:22pm
post #183 of 302
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post

Well hot diggity ...

Been swapping filters for the past hour and just have to say ... pretty darn cool. Like having plug and play EQ settings.

Favs are the Greys, Whites (stock) and Browns ... as others have said, even the supposedly stock Knowles dampers (the whites) sound better to my ear that the stock Shure ... more clarity but basically the same freq profile.

I'll most likely end up settling on the Browns though as I like the slightly smoother sound, slightly "creamier" mids and slightly deeper bass. Best daily listener for me.

I dig the Greys too but might be just a bit too sharp for my ear.

Highly recommended mod.

EDIT: I use the SE535's with a Cowon J3 and no amp. Traditionally, I've very much enjoyed the J3's equalizer settings with the stock 535's ... and with the uber smooth (perhaps a bit too smooth at times) BROWN dampers, I find the J3's built in EQ settings are even better. Like the BROWN far better than Shure's default dampers with the J3's built in EQ effects ... 

Nice! I've actually been using the j3 with the shure se535 as well. I just recently upgraded the cable and added a fiio e18 as an amp and it sounds amazing for even the minimalist of details but can be a little fatiguing for long time listening, so hoping the brown when they come in will do the trick of smoothing, great to hear someone still uses the j3 like me!
post #184 of 302

I just ordered some grey filters from etymotic since etymootic uses knowles drivers? they might be the same :P 

post #185 of 302
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post
 

So... no one prefers stock.

 

Hmmm why did shure choose the white as a stock?

 

Actually I think Shure got it right, though I do find the Knowles whites a bit better than stock Shures... so maybe Shure should have used Knowles. :)

 

The browns are nice but I do hear a little less detail from them so currently I'm using the whites... I might have another go with the browns next week though. Anyone who finds the SE535s fatiguing may like the browns.

 

thekash: The delivery took about a week and a half.

post #186 of 302
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Originally Posted by thekash View Post


Nice! I've actually been using the j3 with the shure se535 as well. I just recently upgraded the cable and added a fiio e18 as an amp and it sounds amazing for even the minimalist of details but can be a little fatiguing for long time listening, so hoping the brown when they come in will do the trick of smoothing, great to hear someone still uses the j3 like me!

 

I love the J3; for my needs and as a near constant daily listener while at work, I find it to be a perfect player. My only complaint is no discreet line out but I can live with that...

post #187 of 302
Anybody know if you can purchase the filters in the uk
post #188 of 302
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Originally Posted by muppet View Post

Anybody know if you can purchase the filters in the uk

I believe of you go back to the first few pages there were some links to order. I think they still ship from the USA though
post #189 of 302
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Originally Posted by muppet View Post

Anybody know if you can purchase the filters in the uk

Knowles Acoustic Dampers at uk.mouser.com

post #190 of 302
Cheers grey and brown on order biggrin.gif, se 535 ordered from Amazon very reasonable price and last pair at that price cool.gif
post #191 of 302

Well. My filters from etymotic arrived. Good news is they look the same but they didnt give me the filter removal tool I ordered :(

post #192 of 302
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Originally Posted by veyrongatti View Post

Well. My filters from etymotic arrived. Good news is they look the same but they didnt give me the filter removal tool I ordered frown.gif

We're did you order from ?

Thanks
post #193 of 302

I was testing the greens, really liking it, but them when I was fully installing them I trashed the only pair i had, so I got back to browns that I have spares...

post #194 of 302
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Originally Posted by muppet View Post

We're did you order from ?

Thanks

Before playing with filters I need to get these seal properly, the tips that came with them don't seam to seal, when I apply and applying a little pressure to the shells the sound comes alive, can any one recommend a longer type tip
post #195 of 302
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Originally Posted by muppet View Post


We're did you order from ?

Thanks

Etymotic themselves 

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