The Shure SE '500' series have long ruled the roost amongst the top multi-driver 'universal-fit' in-ear monitors available. The newest Shure SE535 offers a detachable cord and form-fitting cable allowing comfortable, easy cord routing behind the ears or in front as desired. Reference acoustic performance with no amp required, the SE535 is stuff of audio dreams for discerning mobile audiophiles. We say go big and cry once, but forever have world-class audio at your ears. Can easily convert to high-performance iPhone, Android or BlackBerry headset! Choose Metallic Bronze or Clear color.
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- Expensive, yes, but intensely impressive acoustic performance
- Perhaps best in category without necessitating customized ear molds
- Detachable/shape-able cables are very comfortable and allow easy replacement if needed
- Shure iPhone or smartphone replacement cords w/ mic + controller available at HeadRoom
- Free Shure 2-year manufacturer's product warranty
What's In The Box:
- Shure carrying case
- 5 sizes / varieties of eartips
- 1/4" stereo plug adapter
- Airline plug adapter + volume control (level attenuator) adapter
- Shure owner's manual
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The Shure SE535 might be your best bet for finding reference in-ear monitors without having to schedule an audiologist appointment to get customized molds made for your ears. Featuring Shure's acclaimed balanced armature construction containing a tweeter and dual woofers inside each earpiece, listeners can expect accurate high-definition sound with the same musical clarity as full-size reference headphones at similar cost. With an audibly fuller, richer tone versus 'generic' multi-driver designs from Westone or other lesser-known makers, the Shure SE535 three-driver array works just like a room speaker with discrete transducers presenting excellent instrumental separation, precise tonal definition and a huge dynamic range just like audiophile 'over-ear' headphones, but in a tiny earplug-like dimension perfect for portable high-end listening. And, although not required, adding a quality headphone amp to the SE535 provides the final icing on the audio cake, bringing a razorlight focus to the sound while deepening the soundstage image and increasing fast dynamic range extension. The earplug fit of the SE535 provides thorough noise-blocking and listening privacy even in the noisiest environments, like during airline flights or commuting. The SE535 has cool detachable cables with flexible routing allowing easy cord replacement if ever needed, thereby extending the life of your sonic investment while also offering a comfortable fit. You can also change the cord to "mic'd" versions for iPhone or smartphones. Discerning music lovers on the move or frequent flyers using bulky 'noise-canceling' headphones may want to investigate the SE535 a bit further.
Shure's proprietary 'sound isolating' eartip sleeves deliver up to a claimed -37dB of isolation, meaning almost total blocking of ambient noise intrusion. The wide array of accessories and eartip shapes + sizes included with the SE535 ensures a comfortable wearing experience without the overly fastidious fit procedures of some deeper-inserting IEMs. Remember to try all the various SE535 tips for the very best fit and, thus, the best sound quality performance. You can then (eventually) purchase a pack of your favored Shure eartips separately and you'll be good to go for years. Another of the SE535's big design advancements is their lightweight low-profile earpiece shape/ergonomics with an optimized earpiece nozzle angle specially engineered to rest comfortably within the ear canal. The varied flexible cord routing styles keeps cables out of the way and the detachable cord design features a uniquely durable Kevlar-reinforced sheathing, allowing for quick replacement or change-overs. Gold-plated MMCX-type connector into the SE535 earpieces has a solid locking mechanism and full 360 degree rotation ensuring a comfortable fit and long-life durability without worries.
NOTE: The free Shure 2-year manufacturer's product warranty on the SE535 remains in effect ONLY when proof-purchased [pls keep that receipt!] from verified Shure-authorized dealers, like HeadRoom.
- Detachable Cable: Yes
- Sensitivity: 119dB
- Best of 2010: y
- Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years
- Headphone Type: In-Ear
- Isolation: -15dB ~ -37dB
- Connector Type: 1/8
- Cord Type: Straight Y
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 36 Ohms
- Cord Length: 5ft
- Ear Coupler Type: IEM
- Driver Type: Balanced Armature
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Posted by Clearmind from American in Taiwan on 2012-07-10
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Taught, well-defined bass and mids
Cons: Highs can turn hard sometimes
The highs on these will improve with a fair amount of break-in time. The source I use has enough resolution to reveal the very minor flaws in the sound of the Shure 535s, and in all fairness I've listened to them from an iPod and didn't really hear too many problems with the treble. And overall these overall have a tremendous sense of realism in their presentation.
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Posted by HJK on 2012-03-01
Recommend Product: No
Pros: Very good midrange and good top end
Cons: Unsatisfactory Bottom
notwithstanding the claim that a proper fit and break-in is all you need. It cannot hold a candle to any of the other headphones I have mentioned and i very much regret this purchase.
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Posted by Audiojunky from Merrill, MI on 2010-11-04
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Great mids, more than adequate bass, highs are just fine for my taste.
Cons: A little sibalant if the tips don't fit right. Cord a little too long for me.
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