Shure se530 vs se545...sound quality
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getting se530' (wire damage) replaced with se535' ...hopefully better sound quality?
 
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Maybe slightly. And even that is up for debate.
 
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getting se530' (wire damage) replaced with se535' ...hopefully better sound quality?

Really might be personal preference.  SE535 is more controlled and "reigned in" so to speak.  Almost too much, perhaps.  Treble is improved, soundstage is improved but SE530 was a little bassier and looser sounding...perhaps more fun.  Tough call, really...
 
 
 
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will be using with a Graham Slee Voyager portable amp...which has a sort of bass boost switch..love the sound.. though have wished for a little bit more sparkle in the highs thru the 530'...hoping for a little more treble with the 535'....thanks for the replies.
 
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When I had both I actually preferred the 530 > 535. There difference was noticeable but on the go I don't think I would notice it too much (negligible in real-life applications)
But then again I also consider build/cables and etc... and the 530's cables/housing is pretty poor in quality, you'll love the cables on the 535s

 
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They're both pretty similar.  The 535 is a little airier and has a little bigger soundstage but the differences aren't huge.  I tried the 530 in one ear and the 535 in the other, both playing from a double headed amp and the differences weren't even large enough to to give me a headache or some other disoriented feel.
 
I thought the the differences in sound would have been worth the money since I already loved the 530s and would be willing to pay for even small improvements rather than take a chance on something completely different but the 535s weren't as comfortable in my ears so I sold them and kept the 530s instead.
 
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