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Shure SE535-V Sound Isolating Earphones with Triple High Definition MicroDrivers
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 293 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 6.8%

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Individual Feature Rating
Listening4.7   above average
Music4.6   above average
Noise4.3   above average
Sound4.3   average
iPhone4.3   average
Volume4.2   above average
Price4.1   average
Fit4.0   below average
Quality4.0   average
Range4.0   below average
Size4.0   average
Level3.8   below average
Monitor3.8   below average
Audio3.7   below average
Comfortable3.5   below average
Cable3.1   below average
Design3.0   mediocre
Warranty1.9   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Audio

Audio:
"A little pricey and not for most, but if you can appreciate the audio difference, it is well worth it."
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"It's not the best device to deliver audio or power these buds."
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"I thought the SCL5's were hard to beat, but these SE535's are hands-down the best audio delivery devices I've ever owned."
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"The excellent response can work against you if your audio source isn't high-quality, though."
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"I've bounced around to quite a few brands out there and while the costs of these are hard to justify, from a audio point of view, there is no downgrading possible once you've spent some time with these."
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"This setup, for me, remains unbeatable in terms of audio quality; it's like a concert on your head."
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"Incredible audio clarity and good bass."
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"One piece of advice though before you pull the trigger, get a nice audio player with DAC or amp and you will see what the full potential is."
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"They're pricey, but if you're willing to drop this amount of coin on quality audio equipment, I can assure you that you won't be disappointed."
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"Educate yourself a little about high end audio and you'll not be disappointed with this entry level (into high end audio) product."
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Cable

Cable:
"*Update*I sent in my L ear piece and a cord that I believed to be broken."
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"It may be that the cord is fine and the ear-piece is just somehow broken, but I have no idea and for the money I paid I do expect satisfaction."
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"Cable durability can an issue, and I have run into problems getting the earbuds to release from the cable (I actually broke one due to an extra firm connection)."
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"Cons:-Same design that makes it so comfortable makes it incredibly annoying to put on, as you have to lay the cord over your ear; this becomes profoundly more irritating if you have long hair."
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"Tried Etymotic, B&O;, Bose Senheiser and various others over the years but between lack of fit, poor sound quality but often merely cables or other malfunctions forced me to new ones."
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"I just received them back so I believe that only time will help divulge or assist with making noticeable any issues, but so far they seem to work and the better fit of the cord has me happy."
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"I sent in the cord as well."
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"They fit pretty well considering I have relatively small ears and the cord is very flexible."
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"Cable attachable and that is great."
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"Pros:- Utilizes Triple High-Definition MicroDrivers for incredibly spacious sound with rich bass- Detachable cable with wire-form fit enables easy replacement- Sound Isolating sleeves in multiple sizes provide up to 37 dB of isolationCheck out the rest of the list for other great Shure headphones: http: boldlist."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"They messed up and changed the cord design so it detaches AT the earbud portion and not like older models where it detached down lower, so the fit is weird and doesn't fee comfortable at all."
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"Cons:-Same design that makes it so comfortable makes it incredibly annoying to put on, as you have to lay the cord over your ear; this becomes profoundly more irritating if you have long hair."
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"Take these out of the box and (after fiddling for several minutes) get them in your ear, the first thing you'll notice: they're damn comfortable for IEMs, mostly thanks to their smart but annoying design by which they basically hang on your ears."
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"Only one issue, is that after 3 years of using them 7 days a week (and often having them on while I fall asleep), the metallic wire that help keep them around your hears broke, on both side, making them not so comfortable anymore."
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"Shure - you ought to ship a more comfortable cable with a $400+ in ear monitor... that is my only dislike of the SE535, and it is easy to fix with another $30.to sum it up: i think the SE535 are a fantastic investment if the rest of your chain is up to their standard."
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"I had an older version that I loved, excellent sound quality and very comfortable to wear, but after the cable broke, I took advantage of the shure upgrade offer and sent them back, and purchase this version with the removable cables."
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"The 215 still sounds quite good for the money, provided that you get a solid but comfortable seal."
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"They are also very comfortable; I have worn them for hours and hours with no discomfort at all."
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"They are durable, the sound quality is mind blowing, and it's so comfortable you forget you have them on."
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"Its very comfortable in the ear and it looks great."
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"Shure - you ought to ship a more comfortable cable with a $400+ in ear monitor... that is my only dislike of the SE535, and it is easy to fix with another $30.to sum it up: i think the SE535 are a fantastic investment if the rest of your chain is up to their standard."
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Design

Design:
"Cons:-Same design that makes it so comfortable makes it incredibly annoying to put on, as you have to lay the cord over your ear; this becomes profoundly more irritating if you have long hair."
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"Take these out of the box and (after fiddling for several minutes) get them in your ear, the first thing you'll notice: they're damn comfortable for IEMs, mostly thanks to their smart but annoying design by which they basically hang on your ears."
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"It isn't the soft cushions that are the problem, but the new design of the main earphone itself."
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"I'm not sure if my experience is due to an internal design change, or rather, if (as I suspect) the problem is that the body of the earphone itself prevents as deep an insertion into my ear canal as the SE530 did."
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"Initially, as I was attempting to figure out the fit, I was afraid that I might be disappointed in the fit and the design."
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"Some people seem to complain about the design."
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"There's nothing like a set of open-back design over the ear reference headphones set with a nice quality preamp in a quiet dim lit room, but how often do you find yourself in that scenario?"
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"I purchased these LTD 535s back in the fall of 2014 (1 year ago from today) and despite two major design flaws I believe the sound was amazing."
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"Cons:-Same design that makes it so comfortable makes it incredibly annoying to put on, as you have to lay the cord over your ear; this becomes profoundly more irritating if you have long hair."
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"On the contrary, the construction and design are top notch, they are beautiful."
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"they are DESIGNED to cancel out noise, as well as the fact that I'm a cyclist myself, and over the years I've learned that listening to your surroundings can very easily save your life, whether it be someone driving too fast behind you or it being a dear or fox hiding in the bushes who just so happens to jump out right as you pass, the ability to hear these things in great detail is paramount."
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Fit

Fit:
"They messed up and changed the cord design so it detaches AT the earbud portion and not like older models where it detached down lower, so the fit is weird and doesn't fee comfortable at all."
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"The removable cable comes with this pre formed flexible loop that goes over your ear, which makes for a secure fit, but the problem with these loops is that they get tangled in every wire they come in contact with."
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"Some of the strengths of these monitors can also be weaknesses: secure fit and extreme noise isolation."
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"The sound is amazing (after having custom ear molds made....My ears are weird....difficult fit with standard earphones has always plagued me)."
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"They do take a little getting used to fit wise, and they are not something you can easily remove and put back in."
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"if base is weak means you didn't got proper fit."
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"They fit comfortably, but I did south out the fitting to a three tier silicone tip made by Etymotic."
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"They offer a high quality sound at all frequencies, good bass reproduction and a good fit."
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"Again I am unsure of this being bad or good from a standpoint of being properly repaired, but the fit seems much better for use."
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"I just received them back so I believe that only time will help divulge or assist with making noticeable any issues, but so far they seem to work and the better fit of the cord has me happy."
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Level

Level:
"I'm using a Fiio E17 headphone amp with these at 6db gain, and as long as I don't crank the sound up to ridiculous levels the sound is bright, with clear bass even at low volume."
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"The level of discrimination of these earphones is hard to believe."
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"Shure SE535 has the good sound for every level, the one disappointed point is that this IEM has narrower field."
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"I was wearing mine at a reasonable level and almost got run over my a bus because I didn't hear it coming."
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"Educate yourself a little about high end audio and you'll not be disappointed with this entry level (into high end audio) product."
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"I'm using a Fiio E17 headphone amp with these at 6db gain, and as long as I don't crank the sound up to ridiculous levels the sound is bright, with clear bass even at low volume."
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"Sound Levels:Because the foam sleeves block out sound as good as my 30dB foam earplugs I wear when sleeping, the noise from jets, terminals, cars, and such are vastly reduced and I can clearly hear what I am listening to without any need to turn up the volume."
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"I haven't tried any of the other earpieces that came with this set - they may provide an even greater level of noise blockage."
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Listening

Listening:
"Perhaps it was my fault for not listening more closely to reviews but without trying headphones on it's really hard to know."
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"with a triple micro driver system, it can be easy to become overwhelmed, but this is also exactly why equalizers were built, and after a quick fiddle with the equalizer on my computer, I was able to easily compensate for that, and while you might have difficulty with that if you're listening on an mp3 player that doesn't have an equalizer, it's easy enough on most smart phones to download an AP for that, and if your MP3 player doesn't have an equalizer that seems in my opinion to be more of a problem with the player than the headphones."
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"I've owned the Bose IE series 1 2 and the MIE they're great for acoustic & live music it sounds like you are sitting beside the stage they're comfortable but the fail in some of the other everyday music listening habits I have such as Rock, Heavy rock and rap."
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"This kind of sound profile actually has the unusual effect of making old, say pre-1940s vinyl recordings and mono mixes, sound amazing; listening to Jimmie Rodgers yodeling T For Texas sounds like having him right in front of you (don't let him sneeze on you)."
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"I feel the Shure is a sub-standard product because of the price paid I would like to think one would be able to be afforded high quality listening for many years, as long as they were maintained and cared for in the correct manor."
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"The best way I can describe the sound I experianced is listening to someone else's portable radio, about four feet behind my head."
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"I enjoy listening out of my Fiio X1 or my iP6."
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"I love listening to music with this earphone."
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Monitor

Monitor:
"Nice neutral sound for in-ear studio monitors but not comfortable for long hours of use."
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"Shure - you ought to ship a more comfortable cable with a $400+ in ear monitor... that is my only dislike of the SE535, and it is easy to fix with another $30.to sum it up: i think the SE535 are a fantastic investment if the rest of your chain is up to their standard."
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"Some of the strengths of these monitors can also be weaknesses: secure fit and extreme noise isolation."
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"it broke twice right where the cable meets the monitors... thankfully, shure repaired them both for me free."
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"I appreciate their quality as an in-ear monitor though I found the sound less fun using the earbuds for casual listeningThe size and shape are awkward for my ears."
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"Excellent earphone monitors."
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"Shure - you ought to ship a more comfortable cable with a $400+ in ear monitor... that is my only dislike of the SE535, and it is easy to fix with another $30.to sum it up: i think the SE535 are a fantastic investment if the rest of your chain is up to their standard."
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"These are great sounding in-ear monitors, but you should be forewarned that they are very good at isolating sound."
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"These earbuds are an outstanding representation of what good inner ear monitors can offer."
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Music

Music:
"It is actually hard to pull myself away from my music with these."
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"Music like I never heard before, clear, vivid and great isolation from the background noise."
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"I've owned the Bose IE series 1 2 and the MIE they're great for acoustic & live music it sounds like you are sitting beside the stage they're comfortable but the fail in some of the other everyday music listening habits I have such as Rock, Heavy rock and rap."
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"However, these do not fully satisfy my taste in music."
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"All of these other brands are great products and deliver good sound, but Shure provided me with not only good sound but also an overall solution for music, gaming, phone, travel through additional accessories which all work with SE535."
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"If you love music and need excellent earphones I cannot recommend the Shure 535's more highly."
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"Best quality in ear headphones available worth every penny, deep bass, excellent treble, a vast array that can pleasantly accommodate any taste of music."
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"I can pick out tiny details in the music, and anything with reverb is amazing."
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"By far the best earbuds I've used, music sounds like it's really supposed to, but they also cost 550 dollars so you win some you lose some"
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"So good quality music ir reproduced 100% accurate."
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"Okay here's what I found its power full on most that's right on most cells it's great on Galaxys 4and5 HTC superb windows phone super loud and good on my Nexus 6 nothing well almost nothing but it was not made for music its got no music power but I still love it that's why I have more than one phone more like 5 okay back to the earphones powerfull."
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Noise

Noise:
"This is a great set of earphones-The best I have tried so far compared to W40,W50 and the horrible Etymotic ER4.The sound quality and noise isolation is excellent and I had a chance to try this on a commercial flight."
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"Some of the strengths of these monitors can also be weaknesses: secure fit and extreme noise isolation."
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"another complaint I've read and this one I've seen a lot, is that they're too good at shutting out noise, and that should you find yourself out for a walk or on a bike ride, you'll be unable to hear anything around you."
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"Music like I never heard before, clear, vivid and great isolation from the background noise."
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"Produces an annoying m noise and buzzing."
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"ProsAstounding sound quality, big sound stageNo listener fatigueIsolates well enough to tune out noisy environmentsComfortable for long sessions (paired with Comply foam ear tips)ConsI can't get a good enough seal for appreciable bass unless I'm actively pressing the earbuds into my ears."
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"This is a great set of earphones-The best I have tried so far compared to W40,W50 and the horrible Etymotic ER4.The sound quality and noise isolation is excellent and I had a chance to try this on a commercial flight."
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"another complaint I've read and this one I've seen a lot, is that they're too good at shutting out noise, and that should you find yourself out for a walk or on a bike ride, you'll be unable to hear anything around you."
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"they are DESIGNED to cancel out noise, as well as the fact that I'm a cyclist myself, and over the years I've learned that listening to your surroundings can very easily save your life, whether it be someone driving too fast behind you or it being a dear or fox hiding in the bushes who just so happens to jump out right as you pass, the ability to hear these things in great detail is paramount."
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"Passive noise elimination works well."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"The construction quality is solid too although the use of plastic nozzles is a downside for something so expensive."
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"The bendable plastic can irritate some listeners, but I can't say for all."
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"I was frustrated that I had to throw away the $500 earphones just because of broken plastic pieces and wrote a negative review as below."
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"Hard plastic casing but more important-- the cable is braided, making the wires tougher to snap under stress-- and at the critical joint between the cable and earbud-- where most ultimately fail-- there's a thick plastic shrink wrap for durability."
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"From what I hear this is the most susceptible part to break so it's nice they changed them to metal from the previous generations plastic nozzles."
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"It comes with a large plastic case like a pelican case as well as a zippered case."
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"They come with a regular cable and iPhone Android compatible cable and a nice plastic pelican case-like case."
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"I like having the clear plastic option again but think I prefer the new color on the inside of the plastic style."
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"I like the silver color under the clear plastic."
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Price

Price:
"It may be that the cord is fine and the ear-piece is just somehow broken, but I have no idea and for the money I paid I do expect satisfaction."
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"The only reason I took a star away was because of its price and discomfort of the loop around the ear when moving around with the earphones in."
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"I wish I could say order these but at this price, with the high probability for having the same problem, I'd say move on to another company."
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"Which makes it all the more painful that they sounded so cheap and hollow."
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"::Value::8 10 - At the price they ask for these, I can't say that they are the best value but they are some seriously great sounding IEM's."
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"Finally $450 is too much money for (not perfect Earphone), I wish I didn't buy it.."
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"It may be that the cord is fine and the ear-piece is just somehow broken, but I have no idea and for the money I paid I do expect satisfaction."
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"When these finally bite the bullet beyond me being able to get replacements at a reasonable price from Shure, I'm not sure what model I'll end up going with, but I definitely wouldn't rule out purchasing these again."
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"The 215 still sounds quite good for the money, provided that you get a solid but comfortable seal."
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"Yes that is a large discount off the normal retail price, however when I purchased the SE530 I have taken great care of the ear buds as not to damage them because of the price I paid I was counting on the SE530 lasting me for life and providing me hours of high quality sound enjoyment."
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Quality

Quality:
"I have decided to return it not based on sound quality but based on discomfort and ease of use."
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"This is a great set of earphones-The best I have tried so far compared to W40,W50 and the horrible Etymotic ER4.The sound quality and noise isolation is excellent and I had a chance to try this on a commercial flight."
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"Tried Etymotic, B&O;, Bose Senheiser and various others over the years but between lack of fit, poor sound quality but often merely cables or other malfunctions forced me to new ones."
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"Uncomfortable so despite the good sound quality I cant enjoy the music."
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"I even bought high quality after-market cables and while that improved the sound quality tremendously and the cutting out problems a little bit it did not solve the problem."
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"I had an older version that I loved, excellent sound quality and very comfortable to wear, but after the cable broke, I took advantage of the shure upgrade offer and sent them back, and purchase this version with the removable cables."
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"Best quality in ear headphones available worth every penny, deep bass, excellent treble, a vast array that can pleasantly accommodate any taste of music."
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"They offer a high quality sound at all frequencies, good bass reproduction and a good fit."
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"There's nothing like a set of open-back design over the ear reference headphones set with a nice quality preamp in a quiet dim lit room, but how often do you find yourself in that scenario?"
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"So good quality music ir reproduced 100% accurate."
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"I appreciate their quality as an in-ear monitor though I found the sound less fun using the earbuds for casual listeningThe size and shape are awkward for my ears."
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Range

Range:
"I've tried the Shure 425 (amazing mids but lack of depth in bass), Monster Turbines (well rounded but lack crispness), X11s (great sound but very flimsy) and a range of Beats (overpowering bass, but good overall), and found that the Shure 535s are the best I've ever owned by a long way."
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"I've also bought Ultimate Ears 10 Pro earphones, which was great for low ranges but was missing the highs."
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"replaced a set of Shure SE-530's that got misplaced and heard good things about the new SE-535's... but had a hard time believing that they could be that much better in both fit and performance than the previous version, but I was wrong again...the definition, range, and imagery have all been improved and the swivel micro drivers make them much easier to get on (even though it did take a little bit to figure out, but well worth the initial manual dexterity test)"
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"And the mid range and highs come through great as well but it's the ability to have the low end clear to hear the bass and drums that really make these IEMs stand out to me."
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"I really like the accuracy of these, they provide a full range sound, and I have even used them in some mixing situations when nothing else was available."
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"From the high quality packaging, sturdy carry case and range of earplugs, these IEMs have it all really well defined."
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"I've tried the Shure 425 (amazing mids but lack of depth in bass), Monster Turbines (well rounded but lack crispness), X11s (great sound but very flimsy) and a range of Beats (overpowering bass, but good overall), and found that the Shure 535s are the best I've ever owned by a long way."
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"This is the best one I have owned so far in the price range that I can afford."
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Response

Response:
"The excellent response can work against you if your audio source isn't high-quality, though."
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"Accurate bass response, clear and open mids, with acceptable high end for small drivers."
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"Neutral, great bass response but not bassheadpunchy, VERY detailed sound stage, comfortable when you know how to fit them in to your ear."
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"They are every bit as good - and you certainly hear the extra frequency response in the treble."
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"5 iPhone-compatible cable control6 In line controller has good button differentiation response7 Max gain headroom using iPhone (75% all you ever need)8 Secure ear canal fit while on move9 Max isolation for optimal bass extension10 Robust build quality11 Near zero cable whistle12 Custom moulded earbuds availableWhatever you buy, please consider all these factors before making your final decision - I had three pairs of Etymotic HF3 and loved them but gave up on them as they only met about 3-4 of these requirements."
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"Why I chose Shure 535 in-ear headphones (but also applies to their less expensive 425, 215 models) - they are the only brand that meet ALL the stringent criteria below:1 Pro studio quality sound - flat balanced response that's not clinical or over-cooked2 Max comfort fit earbuds with alternative earbud options3 Generous (2yr) in-country warranty and support (sadly not available via Amazon-based sellers though, at least in the UK)4 Replaceable cables - yes!"
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Size

Size:
"Trust me, I've even blown $1,300 on AKG's K3003s, and it was by far the biggest disappointment of my life - it's simply unrealistic to expect small buds to deliver the way big cans do (I returned them - I won't discuss them here because they belong in another review)."
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"My only small complaint is the wire."
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"I'm keeping the rating at 5 even with the complaints I have with the size of the drivers."
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"Getting that tight bass reinforcing seal is so important that without it, you could come to the conclusion that a pair of phones absolutely suck when the real problem is the earpad shape, size, material, etc."
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"Regarding their size, some people complain they are a bit bulky."
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"They fit pretty well considering I have relatively small ears and the cord is very flexible."
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"Pros:- Utilizes Triple High-Definition MicroDrivers for incredibly spacious sound with rich bass- Detachable cable with wire-form fit enables easy replacement- Sound Isolating sleeves in multiple sizes provide up to 37 dB of isolationCheck out the rest of the list for other great Shure headphones: http: boldlist."
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"I have relatively small ears, and the small foam inserts work well for me."
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"I appreciate their quality as an in-ear monitor though I found the sound less fun using the earbuds for casual listeningThe size and shape are awkward for my ears."
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"Also, included in the package there are a choice of MANY ear sizes to chose from so you are certain to get a perfect fit."
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Sound

Sound:
"But no great sounds my 200 dollar monster turbine that's good sound I can listen to music all day."
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"However probably best bang for the buck was the SE215 - while not as crisp and clear, pretty good sound and better value than the IE80 and UE-900s"
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"I have decided to return it not based on sound quality but based on discomfort and ease of use."
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"This is a great set of earphones-The best I have tried so far compared to W40,W50 and the horrible Etymotic ER4.The sound quality and noise isolation is excellent and I had a chance to try this on a commercial flight."
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"There's no match to the comfort and sound of these earbuds."
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"Someone gave this product 3 stars because it does not sound good with his LG G3.....no crap."
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"Sound isolating technology as well with triple-bass woofers, absolutely incredible!"
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"They offer a high quality sound at all frequencies, good bass reproduction and a good fit."
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"By far the best earbuds I've used, music sounds like it's really supposed to, but they also cost 550 dollars so you win some you lose some"
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"I purchased these LTD 535s back in the fall of 2014 (1 year ago from today) and despite two major design flaws I believe the sound was amazing."
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"The low end is very clear, no flat tire sound here!"
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Speaker

Speaker:
"In fact, to me, the 425s sound like a great pair of bookshelf speakers with a misplaced subwoofer."
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"I have been using cheap speakers and they are so good in comparison."
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"Other reviewers have mentioned it as well - it is like the sound is not in a speaker but in your head."
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"The best speakers you will ever buy."
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"If you were like me an waffling on the price - think of it this way - A decent entry level pair of speakers from a high end manufacturer will run you at least $1000 pair and you can't bring those floor-standing boxes with you on a plane - nuff said."
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"The song is best heard on full-range speakers like Definitive Technology BP7000s, the second best is a full, over the ear headphone but for in-ear earphones, the 535s are the only ones that can replicate the sound as is was meant to be heard."
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Volume

Volume:
"I heard every single last sound coming out of my headphones and not only that the sounds were clear, well developed and the volume was even low."
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"Until I have a chance to try out these recommendations, my quick n' dirty solution has been to set the source volume as high as it will go and use the included inline volume control dialed almost to 0."
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"I'm using a Fiio E17 headphone amp with these at 6db gain, and as long as I don't crank the sound up to ridiculous levels the sound is bright, with clear bass even at low volume."
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"With classical or most pop, I can put the volume pretty high without distortion."
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"Considering that cord is replaceable makes it a logical choice meaning that when the cable is broken it's simple replaceable (which I think is a must with expensive earphones).Love listening to these earphones it's like listening to these songs in a new way entirely, sounds very 3-Demensional and has great depth, bass, mids and slightly rolled off highs (which is good for avoiding harsh highs at loud volume)."
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"Another visible reason why this is, is because since it's not a headset, and that it's small earbuds that sit in your ears, the bass doesn't really have the same sort of booming vibration it normally would, especially because it's much easier to listen to music at incredibly low volumes."
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"On my transatlantic flight, the airplane engine hiss was dramatically reduced and I was able to enjoy the movie without futzing with the volume."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"I have had to send these in twice, which is a little annoying, but the warranty was honored by Shure and they sent me back brand new replacements (one time outside of warranty, due connection breaking them issue)."
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"Now, I'll have to go through the royal hassle of trying to get the limited warranty honored and hopefully get it repaired."
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"Unfortunately I'm past my warranty."
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"My first set broke during warranty and Shure promptly replaced them."
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"Because after a few more than the two years of warranty, the cables start to get degradation splits and cracks, and finally in less than a couple of months, one or both earphones are not more longer in use as consequence of the cable degradation...just a few months after warranty expired..."
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"With the two year warranty I was able to put what I had originally spent on the 210s toward these."
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"When they finally kicked the bucket two months ago, I contacted Shure to see if they could be repaired (loss wires, drivers still worked fine), they informed me that while they were outside of warranty and could not be repaired, they would offer me a really good deal on the current version SE535."
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"Shure also provides a good warranty for this product."
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"I previously had the ultimate ears 10 and enjoyed those earphones until they recently broke and were out of warranty."
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"Pros:* The replaceable cord is a great feature for when the warranty runs out* The cord is really high quality, seems like it will hold up much better than previous versions* Sound is absolutely fantastic, frequency range puts high end speaker system to shameCons:* High cost* Can get uncomfortable after several hours, may be necessary to experiment a bit with the difference ear insertsI suspect some people will complain about the cost and suggest you stick with the SE530s, but I would respond that 1 - if you want to use it with an iPhone, the marginal cost is worth it to have the inline controller and 2 - once these things go out of warranty the marginal cost will justify itself real quick."
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"Honestly, though, that's the ONLY downside I see in these IEM's is that they don't include an iPhone compatible cable like their competitors."
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"The only downside, the cable for the iphone attachment should be the same quality as the original cable which comes with the earphone."
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"The iPhone cord they make is complete junk."
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"It works well for my old iPhone 5C and MacBook Pro, but it has severe background noise when it's playing music in my LG G3, which is an android phone."
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"This time around, with my purchase of an iPhone 6 that has a very good build in DAC, it was an opportunity to step it up a bit."
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"If you buy this product expecting it to make your iphone, ipod, or android sound amazing you may be somewhat disappointed."
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"Anyways, once you have a good fit these are stunning little headphones -- vastly outperforming my other IEMS (Shure SE310, Etymotic MC5, Sennheiser CX880) and sounding excellent straight from my iPhone 5."
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"However, they really do give my Sennheiser HD650s a decent run for their money in terms of sound quality, while having the distinct advantages of being tiny, portable, and easily driven by an iPhone."
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