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Shure SE535

Shure SE535
alaScore 89

764 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 764 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and bass quality. The comfort and value for money are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the portability, and many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Shure SE535 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 764 reviews)

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Shure SE535 Earphones – A Class Apart


When I was told that the Shure SE535 earphones had arrived, I was really looking forward to testing them out. I've tried out previous models such as the SE530, but could never afford them. Now finally, I had a pair of SE535s all to myself. Well, at...

This is my favourite part, as I get to tell you about the price and imagine what your face is going to look like. These earphones have a market price (MOP) of Rs. 27,000. Yes, that is correct. While this is definitely way too expensive for a regular...

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Shure SE535 (Metallic Bronze)


Shure has been churning out impressive-sounding in-ear headphones for consumers for more than 15 years, and any new models from the company have featured mainly evolutionary changes from their predecessors. The latest update to the Shure consumer line...

The Shure SE535 headphones offer exceptional clarity; deep, tight bass; rich, enveloping sound; and great noise isolation. They are also relatively comfortable and include some useful extras such as an in-line volume control and an airplane adapter.

The Shure SE535s are expensive, and the earbuds are on the large side.

Anyone looking for ultracompact headphones with top-notch sound quality should consider the Shure SE530 Sound Isolating Earphones. This set will cost you a pretty penny, but it'll be worth it.

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Shure SE535 review


It's been a good, long while since we visited the upper rungs of Shure's in-ear monitor lineup (about four years, to be exact), and for good reason: the E500 / SE530 was already a stellar product that the company was understandably in no rush to...

Sound quality will blow you away ; Most robust headphone cable you'll find ; Clear color option looks great

Not cheap" is an understatement ; Select-a-size cable system is gone ; No push-to-hear option


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Shure SE535 Earphones Review


The Shure SE535 earphones are a study in contrasts between frustration and nirvana. Boy, this wide-open gap in opinion is going to need some explaining. Shure is one of the better known headphone/earphone companies around, so when they announce a new...

Really good sound ; Removable cables ; Good selection of add-ons ; Little to no microphonics

Really high price ; Not the most comfortable earphones at this price

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Shure SE535


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

The SE535s are a good, durable set of in-ears. They’re stupidly expensive at $500, though. The price makes sense when you factor in their removable ear buds, but even if the lower upkeep cost justifies the entry price, it’s enough to send many buyers...

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Best audiophile earphones


The Shure SE535 earphones replace Shure's top-rated SE530s, and reviewers say the new earphones are the best pair you can buy short of getting a custom-made set. Sound quality and detail are excellent, thanks to the SE535's triple-driver design: a...

Excellent audio quality, triple-driver design enhances sound, detachable, Kevlar-coated cable, in-line volume control

Very expensive, may stick out

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Shure SE535 Sound Isolating Earphones


As a refresh of the older SE530, the new SE535 features a sturdier detachable cable and a smaller earphone enclosure for a better fit. We check out to see if SE530 owners should upgrade.

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"Hear music like you've never heard before"


Sound: The sound is so clear, yet rich. It has depth, and each individual note is expressed clearly through the triple drivers (one tweeter, two woofers).

Outstanding durability. The cable feels as if it's never going to snap, however I do not advise anyone to try this.

Price is just a little too high. However you are paying for amazing in-ear-monitors

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"Expensive for poor durability & pathetic service."


I have now purchased 3 sets of Shure earbuds.

Great sound

Unfortunately, these earbuds don't work for very long, The detachable cord broke off in the earbud when I triedd to remove it when it stopped working & the factory could not repair it, so now I've got 1 side working - WHAT A WASTE of money!

Consumer review by:

"SE535s need to be on your short list."


Monitors at this level of sound quality give you an entirely new perspective on the music collection you already own. It's amazing.

Aural Nirvana

What Cons?

Product Specifications


Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone: Yes
Indoor/Outdoor :Outdoor
Product Type:In Ear Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:In Ear