A few nice hong kong leather fair images I found:
“Shure SE535 + B&W P5: Detachable cable extends longevity” #audio #opinions / SML.20130105.IP3.Audio.Headfi.Opinions
Image by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
“Shure SE535 + B&W P5: Detachable cable extends longevity” #audio #opinions
I have been a longtime owner of the Shure SE530 since it was introduced. Featuring 3 micro-drives in each ear, it was the best earphone I have listened to in the market.
However, I beat up most of my gear and after a couple of years the cable wore out. It has a 3-year warranty so Shure replaced the unit for me for free. When it broke again this year it was out of warranty and Shure told me that I have to buy a new unit. US0 for a 3-year time span is not very cost effective.
But Shure introduced SE535 (pictured) which is an upgrade to SE530. This new unit has the same technology inside but the cable is detachable. Yesterday for whatever reasons I have torn the cable again but this time I can just go and replace the cable (far cheaper) by itself—awesome.
I bought the B&W P5 earlier this year after seeing rave reviews about it, but I will have to say that sonically it is no where near the SE535. It is a good headphone, yes. But sonically both the Shure SE535 and the AKG K701 is way better. But the P5 is also much cheaper so I guess it is not fair for me to compare apple vs oranges. For headphones featuring single drives the P5 does perform beautifully.
The P5 is not ideal for Asia because while the leather headset is very comfortable, it is also very hot. But winter just arrived in Hong Kong so now it is the perfect “ear warmer” with hifi audio. Its cable is also detachable and thus replaceable so it is on my recommended list.
+ B&W P5: recommended if you don’t live in hot places.
+ Shure SE535: highly recommended.
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British School of Leather Technology stand at Hong Kong Trade Fair May 1991 (Northampton)(NENE-photos)
Image by University of Northampton Archive