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Shure SE535 Broken Shell Reshell to OEM SE535 Shells.


Hello to everyone. Today we will be going through the process of reshelling a set of Shure SE535 into OEM 535 shells. The Shure SE535 was released in 2010 and has been in production since. For an IEM of this age, it is not uncommon to have the shells starting to fall apart.


*As usual, this article is only meant to be a guide and we are not responsible for any damage or injury to your equipment or yourself if you should attempt it yourself.*


We have already done a dedicated teardown reveal article on the disassembly process for the SE535 and you can find it at the links below.


https://www.naked-audio.com/post/se535-reveal-and-teardown-full-disassembly-guide

https://www.naked-audio.com/post/se535-ribbon-cable-patching


For the reshelling process, we will need the following items:-

Tools:

  1. Soldering Equipment

  2. Tweezers

  3. Damper Removal tool

  4. Needle and Super glue


Parts

SE535 OEM replacement Shells here

Knowles Acoustic Damper (535 uses White 680ohms)

Acoustic Damper Removal Tool

Female Mmcx connectors (optional)

Enamel coated wires



After carefully disassembling the drivers from the old shell, the first thing we want to do is to transfer the damper to the new shell Nozzle as it is very small and easy to lose track of. Use the damper removal tool to install the damper. Be careful not to damage the thin plastic and screen of the damper.





We will now carefully slot the driver into the shell. The front of the driver with the silicone gasket needs to be aligned with the back opening of the Nozzle and we can slot the metal plate at the back of the driver assembly into the small holder slot at the back of the new shell. Be careful when slotting the metal plate as the holding slot is made of thin plastic and are quite fragile.





Once this is done, we can now slot the female Mmcx connector into the connector holder on the shell. We can now seal the shells back after testing the sound balance using a needle and super glue. Pour a small amount of super glue on a piece of unwanted plastic. Dip the needle into the droplet of glue and apply them along the edges of the shells. Close the shell, wipe off any excess glue and hold them together for a minute using your fingers or a clamp.


The whole disassembly and reshelling process is quite straightforward and you should not run into any big issues as long as you are careful enough. As a reminder, this guide is only for entertainment and educational purposes, do proceed with caution if ever you would like to do the same. We hope you have learnt something new today!



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