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Shure SE530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1094 reviews of Shure SE530. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the usability and bass quality. The comfort and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability and portability.

sound, price, comfort, bass quality, usability

portability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Shure SE530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Shure SE530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 user reviews of Shure SE530 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the durability and usability are on the whole positive. The comfort and bass quality also get good feedback, but the mids quality and reliability get negative views. Opinions are divided on the price.

sound, bass quality, comfort, usability, durability

portability, reliability, mids quality

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Shure Se530 Sound Isolating Earphones- Metallic BronzeShure Se530 Sound Isolating Earphones- Metallic BronzeShure Se530 Sound Isolating Earphones With Push-To-Hear Bundle- Metallic Bronze

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Shure SE530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 732 user reviews of Shure SE530 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and bass quality. The comfort and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the portability, while many are negative about the reliability.

sound, price, comfort, bass quality, usability

reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Shure SE115-PNK Sound Isolating Earphones with Dynamic Microspeaker II (Pink )Shure SE530PTH Sound Isolating Earphones with Push-To-Hear ControlShure SE530 Sound Isolating Earphones

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: maximum pc (maximumpc.com)

Shure SE530PTH Earphones

 

For the price of one set of Shure's SE530PTH earphones, you could buy two 30GB iPods, 17 sets of Apple earbuds, or 500 encrypted songs from iTunes. A worthy investment or Marie Antoinette­–style consumption? With that question in mind, we couldn't...

Tweeter and two woofers

Earphones shouldn't cost more than our MP3 player

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (headphoneinfo.com)

Shure SE530 Headphones Review - Intro

 

The SE530s are at the high end of Shure's in-ear options. Like other Shure in-ears, the SE530s come with a variety of extras, such as eight different sets of sleeves, an optional volume control, and an optional remote and mic. The S530s have a modular...

The SE530s are a good, if pricy, set of in-ears. They come with the most boxed-in extras we've seen to date, and have solid audio quality across the board. The headphones are also great for those whose headphones always seem to break. The headphones...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Jasmine France (cnet.com)

Shure SE530 review: Shure SE530

 

The Shure SE530 headphones offer exceptional clarity; deep, tight bass; rich, enveloping sound; and great noise isolation. They are also comfortable and include some useful extras such as an in-line volume control and an airplane adapter.

The Shure SE530s are expensive, and the earbuds are on the large side.

Travel-happy audiophiles will be infinitely pleased with the Shure SE530s, but these earbuds should also be a consideration for anyone who has half a grand to drop on some sweet headphones.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Digital Home Thoughts (digitalhomethoughts.com)

Shure's SE530 Sound Isolating Earphones With PTH Option.

 

The ear phones themselves have superb acoustics with quality construction for the most discerning audiophiles;, Excellent array of ear buds for many different tastes and comfort for any ear and fit;, Extremely comfortable; even for long periods of time...

Wicked expensive; depending on your taste for quality sound;, The PTH (Push-to-hear) option is not a push but rather a slider; i.e., instead of a true click push button;, Superfluous amount of cabling just to disable outside ambient noise;, The PTH...

There is a clip on the back of the main body of the accessory to attach to your belt, waistband, or other piece of clothing, but again, there is just too much cabling to justify the clip. Also, there is another clip that can be attached to your shirt...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (washingtonpost.com)

Shure SE530

 

Shure's SE530 in-ear headphones are their high-end offering of the series. Like similar models in the line, the SE530s have a modular cord, meaning the cord truncates at the point where the left and right channels' cables meet. This design is to allow...

For the uninitiated, the Shure SE530s' follow their series' design, in which the cable actually comes out of the top of the ear buds. This means, to have the ear buds oriented properly, you have to wrap their cords up and around the back of your ears....

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (reviewed.com)

Shure SE530

 

A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

The SE530s are a good, if pricey, set of in-ears. They come with the most boxed-in extras we’ve seen to date, and have solid audio quality across the board. The headphones are also great for those whose headphones always seem to break.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Stuart_Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

Shure SE530PTH Headphones

 

People have asked me why we don't review audio equipment on DriverHeaven very often and the answer is really quite simple, we don't often get the time and prefer to spend our resources testing the latest PC based components. To be fair sometimes we...

People have asked me why we don’t review audio equipment on DriverHeaven very often and the answer is really quite simple, we don’t often get the time and prefer to spend our resources testing the latest PC based components. To be fair sometimes we...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Martin Sägmüller (anythingbutipod.com)

Shure SE530 Review

 

A lot has been written about Shure's current flagship in-ear phone already, but of course that doesn't stop us from reviewing them. Maybe we just add a bit more to the confusion surrounding them, seeing how the SE530 are either loved or hated by...

The Shure SE530 are a slightly contradictory mix of features and qualities. Some of their strong points are usually found in dynamic driver earphones, not in balanced armature ones: good sound at low volume, good sound with dense orchestral works, good...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: dgoldring (justanothermobilemonday.com)

Review: Shure SE530PTH Earphones

 

Not long ago, I was talking with some folks on one of the many sites I frequent, when someone asked what were the best earphones available. I discussed some of the models which I have reviewed, and then one of the other members mentioned the Shure...

I thoroughly read all of the literature which Shure sent me with these earphones. They made a lot of bold claims relating to the "pure sounds" and "optimal listening environment". In fact, Shure even refers to these headphones as, "a rich, elegant...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Siddharth Bhatia (tech.firstpost.com)

Shure SE530 Earphones

 

It's a well-known fact that earphones bundled with MP3 players (yes, even the iPod) look and sound plasticky, and anyone serious about music should consider replacing them. The device I'm reviewing today is meant for those who do not believe in audio...

So here you are; a true high-end pair of earphones for the serious audiophile. The cost? A mere Rs 30,000. The sound is no doubt right up there with the best, and one of the most refined I have heard, but the price still comes as a shocker. I could...

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

Formerly known as the E500PTH, the SE530 uses Triple TruAcoustic Micro-Speakers to create an expansive soundstage. A dedicated tweeter ensures that highs and mids are incredibly accurate and detailed, while dedicated dual woofers provide balanced, full-bodied bass. The Push-To-Hear Control (included with the SE530PTH) adjusts levels of external sound for maximum intelligibility.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud/In-ear ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:18 - 19000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:1.1oz

Header

Manufacturer:Shure
Model:SE530/SE530PTH
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Shure

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty
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