Shure 310 vs 530
Oct 17, 2008 at 11:05 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 27

El Bishop

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For listening to AAC files on an iPod touch (2d gen), is it worth the extra $200? I hate buying something substandard the first time and then upgrading after a regretful while but there is a point of diminishing marginal returns.
 
Oct 17, 2008 at 11:51 PM Post #2 of 27

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Yes. It's worth the extra money.
I owned both, and the SE530 is more comfortable, sounds way better, has way more detail, has a nice soundstage and looks better!
So, take the SE530 and never look back
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Oct 18, 2008 at 1:11 AM Post #4 of 27

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I have owned both, and preferred the se310.

The se310 provided great clarity and detail, in a more neutral presentation. Compared to the se530, the treble sparkled just a bit more on the se310
 
Oct 18, 2008 at 1:20 AM Post #5 of 27

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I've always heard that the SE530s are one of the best IEMs available. Guess they can't foolish so many people like that
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Although my budget only allowed me to have the UE TF 10 Pros
 
Oct 18, 2008 at 8:19 AM Post #8 of 27

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have both, love both.
but i guess you better go straight up to the best.
there is a great chance you find yourself upgrading if you choose the second best.
 
Oct 18, 2008 at 2:31 PM Post #9 of 27

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I bought the 530 last year and never even looked at the 310. Think of it of as an investment in your hapiness.
 
Oct 18, 2008 at 4:16 PM Post #10 of 27

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SE530 they look great feel great, sound great, if its in your budget to get them; do it, otherwise you will always wonder what they would've been like until you end up getting them in the end anyway
 
Oct 19, 2008 at 1:50 AM Post #11 of 27

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Quote:

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have both, love both.
but i guess you better go straight up to the best.
there is a great chance you find yourself upgrading if you choose the second best.



that is a great argument indeed. You'll probably want to upgrade if you choose the 310s. Unless you're not an impulsive consumistlike lots of head-fi'ers( myself included
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Oct 19, 2008 at 4:03 PM Post #13 of 27

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So I got the 530s w/o any hesitation. As they are my first set of IEMs, I am experiencing the usual frustrations -- can't hear much bass so trying to replace the med olives with the larger ones but can't get them off etc. etc. I also have to clean my ears -- gross!
 

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