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Shure SE530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 872 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the noise isolation and usability are generally positive. The bass quality and comfort also get good reviews. The build quality and value for money get mixed views, while many are less positive about the reliability.

sound, comfort, bass quality, usability, noise isolation


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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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...

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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?

Push to Hear is an ingenious alternative to poppin' your earbuds out every three minutes.  Plus they have great sound

500 is a lot of money for a pair of earphones

Every link in the audio chain is crucial to delivering a great audio experience, but we draw a (dotted) line at spending twice as much on your earphones as you do your MP3 player. So, no Kick Ass for you, Shure.

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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...


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Shure SE530


When a company creates a product that's sufficiently remarkable to garner a spot among CNET's testing equipment, chances are that's a good place to look for further quality products. Such is the case with Shure , whose E4c earbuds quickly become our...

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.

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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....

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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.

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Shure SE530PTH Headphones


Today we will take a look at a set of In ear headphones which have been receiving critical acclaim since they were released. Are these rather expensive phones set to redefine expectations of in ear entertainment?

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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...

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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...

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"Shure SE530 Sound Isolating Earphones"


- Good earphones that provide good sound isolation but at a HUGE COST.

- Good sound isolation

- EXPENSIVE to buy and to repair ($150)!

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


Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Shure

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty