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 Sound Isolating Earphones 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 SE 535 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 or Android headset with the Shure Music Phone adapter cables! Choose Metallic Bronze or Clear color.
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
Driver Type: Balanced Armature
Impedance @ 1kHz: 36 ohms
Sensitivity: 119 dB SPL/V
Isolation: -15dB ~ -37dB
Connector Type: 3.5mm (1/8")
Cable Length: 5 ft.
Cable Style: Straight Y
Manufacturer Warranty: 2 year
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
The Shure SE 535 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. 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 with the Shure Music Phone adapter cables. 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.