Pros: Comfortable, Excellent noise isolation, Superior sound quality, Replaceable cord
Cons: High price, No built-in microphone
Review: The improved styling and phenomenal sound quality of the Shure SE535 definitely place it in a league of its own. While it doesn't come with the same modular cable options found on its predecessor, the 64" Kevlar detachable cable enables it to withstand the test of time and the Gold-plated MMCX Connector permits up to 360-degree rotation. The braided cables also ensure utmost durability and its over-the-ear design help reduce tangles. You can even choose from two colors: clear or metallic bronze to suit personal tastes. Although the earbuds are noticeably smaller than the SE530, it is still considerably large when compared to normal-sized models. These high-end earphones produce rich and deep bass that give your favorite songs justice. It employs Triple High-Definition MicroDrivers which dramatically enhances sound quality and it provides maximum sound isolation with its ability to block up to 37 dB of ambient noise. Shure also understand that apart from the earphones' noise isolation ability, comfort is also a major deciding factor when it comes to this kind of audio equipment. Luckily, the two issues can be resolved by finding the right fit, which is why they included a pair of triple flange sleeves, a pair of yellow foam sleeves, three sizes (S, M, L) of the flex sleeves and three sizes (S, M, L) of the black foam sleeves along with the package. There is also a 1/4" Adapter for easy connection with other devices and an Airline Adapter and compact carrying case for convenient traveling and ultimate protection. Although it is true that it costs probably 2-3x more than your standard and stock earphones, the Shure SE535 makes a wonderful investment for audiophiles and active individuals. Users of iPhone and other Apple devices such as iPad and iPod would also be delighted to know that they can purchase a music phone accessory cable with Remote and Mic.