I have had a pair of SE530's for acouple of years now but have rarely used them as I have always had trouble getting them to fit comfortably. Its difficult getting the things into my ears in the first place, not exactly quick and easy to get them in after fiddling about squeezing the foam then trying to shove them in quick before the foam expands and then trying to get them the right way round so the cable that goes over the top is in the right place, which is fiddly and irritating! and even then I am not sure I have them at the right angle in my ears) and when I do get them in they do not seem very comfortable. Of all the supplied tips that came with them the ONLY ones I could use AT ALL were the foam ones. The cable on them is quite thick as well which makes getting it to curl round behind the ears really irritating and once its there it can be irritating again rubbbing against the sensitive skin round the back of the ears, all because the cable is so damn thick! I think I have small ears so perhaps even the smallest of the foam tips are still a bit big. I dont think it should be this difficult though. Wondering if there is anything else I can do to make them fit easier, perhaps the small Comply foam tips mentioned on the site (if they are compatible?) might be a better/easier fit? (perhaps they are smaller than the Shure ones and maybe softer foam). They were obviously really expensive, and no doubt sound great, but I always end up using the Apple ones that came with my iphone because I just cant be bothered messing about with these trying to get them to fit.