In a nutshell:
My much-loved Shure SE530s have finally developed "damaged cable syndrome" where the cables loops over my ears. I was expecting this at some point, and now I have to deal with the problem. Shure has responded to my inquiry about cable repair to say that they no longer fix the cable; instead, they have offered to replace the SE530s with the SE535s for a fee (about half the cost of new ones). From what I've read about the SE535s, I'm very uncertain about their suitability (for MY tastes) as a replacement IEM. I gather that they are brighter than the SE530s, and I'm not certain I want that.
I'm sure there are many of you who have experience with both models....what is your opinion? Do I spend the $$$ to swap for the 535s? I can afford it, but I don't like spending a fair bit of money to acquire technology that isn't going to suit my personal tastes in music listening. I know that's a hard thing to ask other people to assess, but I do hope some of you can offer your opinions on the two models and their virtues/weaknesses.