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Shure SE530PTH Sound Isolating Headphones With PTH Control

Released on 14 December 2009

Manufacturer: Shure

4.0 out of 5 (5 customer reviews) | Write a review

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The SE530PTH is the ultimate luxury audio experience and features Triple TruAcoustic MicroSpeakers - a dedicated tweeter and dual woofers - for an expansive soundstage and full bodied bass. An internal crossover routes audio to a dedicated tweeter to ensure that highs and mid-highs are incredibly accurate and detailed, while two dedicated woofers provide the ultimate in balanced lows and low-mids and full-bodied bass. A first for sound isolating earphones, the detachable Push-To-Hear Control allows you to activate the VoicePort microphone and adjust levels of external sound for clarity-ideal for brief conversations without removing your earphones. The switch allows you to conveniently alternate between your music and your connection to the outside world.

Similar to the microphones used in Shure QuietSpot cellular headsets, the VoicePort microphone is tuned to pick up the human voice, ensuring maximum intelligibility.

Sound Isolating Design
Included sound isolating sleeves block over 90 percent of ambient noise. Combined with a low-profile ergonomic design and modular cable options, interruptions from the outside world are minimized-so you can focus on your passion. On occasions when you must tear yourself away from the music, the Push-To-Hear Control included with the SE530PTH activates a VoicePort(TM) microphone, allowing conversation without removing your earphones.

Triple TruAcoustic MicroSpeakers
Optimized for listening to high-quality recordings and lossless formats, the SE530PTH utilizes three balanced armature drivers-one dedicated tweeter and dual woofers. Additionally, integrated passive crossovers ensure that high and low frequencies remain distinct and defined. The result is an incredibly wide and detailed soundstage, distinguished by precision highs and robust bass. This innovative triple driver configuration is first in class for universal fit, sound isolating earphones.

Push-To-Hear Control (included with SE530PTH)
A first for sound isolating earphones, the detachable Push-To-Hear Control allows you to activate the VoicePortTM microphone and adjust levels of external sound for clarity-ideal for brief conversations without removing your earphones. The switch allows you to conveniently alternate between your music and your connection to the outside world.
  • Superior Sound Quality
  • Isolation from Outside Noise
  • Superior Fit and Comfort
  • Sophisticated Portable Design
  • Rugged Durability
  • 2 Year warranty

customer Reviews

 Average rating (5 reviews)

 Amazing !

| | See all vandal31's reviews (3)

I payed £280 for these in central London and believe me, they are worth every penny ! The sound is pure, warm and every detail is there.
Initially i was a bit worried that these wouldn't have any bass but i was so wrong, it is there and it sounds deep and clean.
The price in play is good so for all those of you hesitating, just go for it !!!!
:)

 Fantastic price!

| | See all SuperSaiyan4's reviews (18)

No I am not on drugs...I bought these the ones without the PTH control and paid around £330 for mine...Yep £330...If you are a serious music lover (this excludes everyone that has an iPOD) then you will want to invest in these...Thats if you are willing to part with the money.
So as you can see why I am saying its a fantastic price.

Audio wise fantastic! Base is also fantastic! And also doesn't matter how high the volume NO ONE can hear your music, luckily with the PTH control you can enable it to allow you to hear the outside whenever needed.

It comes in an amazing high quality tin that pulls apart and inside has many in-ear pieces of all sizes, shapes and materials. It also has 2 lengths of cable connection for your earphones along with a small metal piece for cleaning any residue in the earphone.

For the amount of kit you kit including what are the absolute best earphones on the market these are a must for anyone looking for the absolute best in audio quality - just make sure you also have a decent MP3 player as well.
I suggest the latest SONY MP3 player or better still the latest iRiver Clix 2 which is only available on advancedmp3players.com

 Worth more than their weight in gold......

| | See all AlreadyToldYou's reviews (6)

.....I mentioned to a colleague that these probably cost more than their actual weight in gold......I think I'm right which should scare you!
If you do your research you will find a few high-end in-ear headphones that are always well rated. These are one of the pairs - a few others that you'll hear being compared against the SE530s are Sennheiser IE8s and Grado GR8s.........you probably won't find a poor review for any of them that are written by people who are passionate about their music.
If you bought any high-end headphones then you wouldn't be disappointed. That could be because anybody spending this much on headphones is hardly likely to say that they've just wasted a massive amount of money!
Having said that - these are exceptional quality. The clarity is awesome. You really can hear things in the music that you can't hear with cheaper pairs of headphones - that is to be expected I suppose. Whether it's important to be able to hear your music as closely as possible to how it was recorded will come down to your wallet and/or the level of your love of music.
The 'Shure Experience' starts when you open up the package. You'll find a lovely metal box that opens up to reveal the headphones nicely laid out inside - along with all the 'extras' like the PTH unit and extra cables and connectors.
Personally I'd sooner have them in a cardboard box and pay 10 quid less for them, but you're paying for the whole 'experience' of owning a top-of-the-range set of headphones.
These aren't headphones that most people will use in the gym - you wouldn't want to get sweat all over them.
They are very lightweight and fit exceptionally well - to me at least - although wearing the cables over your ears is something that takes a little getting used to.
Shure reckon that they block out around 90% of external sound and I can believe that. I use mine while I'm drumming and I can hardly hear the drums when they're in - just enough though. :)
The PTH unit has a small microphone in it that lets you hear stuff going on outside of your perfect little musical world at the slide of a switch. I guess it saves you taking the earphones out, but really is a bit of a gimmick I think - audio purists wouldn't want anything getting in the way of the audio signal, so this might only be used by those who wear their headphones when they're walking out and about on their shopping travels and who can't be bothered with constantly putting them in, and taking them out of, their ears.
I own a pair of SE110s too - and although they are fantastic, these are even better (obviously) - whether they're 200 quid better comes down to your ears, and the quality of your music files, at the end of the day.
I don't regret paying a small fortune for these, and they are an extravagance that took me a little while to save up for......worth every bit of saving in my opinion.
The bottom line is that these are seriously impressive bits of kit with a seriously impressive price tag. You won't buy these to impress your mates, however - just your ears.

 great headphones, put woth the price tag

| | See all shabz111's reviews (1)

very nice headphones but not worth the price. think about it b4 u buy it.if u have the cash to waste then its cool, but as i said, very expensive. i think there worth about £80, then id give it a 5*. there not £230 amazing

 high definition

| | See all markbk's reviews (3)

i am using these with a cowon S9 16gb and they rock. Its like the blue ray of sound , very high definition.

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