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Great! Not sure where we've settled with the KSE1500 (full or half shell), but the team in the office will steer your right. Sadly, one SCS won't fit both the 1500 and 846, so you'll need to order two (can be done from one set of impressions) if you decide to keep both.
The SE846 has a larger, more bulbous body than the other SE Series models (535, 425, 315, 215), which all share the same shell size. For that reason, the 846 needs its own unique SCS. (Similarly, the KSE1500 is a different size and needs its own model as well.) The SE846 was the reason the full shell version of SCS was developed. The half-shell sleeve did not offer enough support for the weight of the shell, prompting the Sensaphonics lab to develop a full shell version....
The Shure SE215, 312, 425, and 535 are all the same size and thus can share a single set of SCS. So you could start by updating your 215 with sleeves.   The SE846 and the 1500 (and older Shure models) are different sizes and require their own sleeves.   Comfort is an individual thing, but acrylics are inflexible, making it difficult to maintain a full seal when moving the jaw. Because of its soft nature, silicone sleeves move with the ear canal, maintaining the seal....
Hi jane-doe, First: Do not be fooled by NRR specs. Each manufacturer uses their own method, and most are driven by competitive marketing, not science. There are many ways to measure noise reduction (stated simply, because different materials block different frequencies to different degrees) and frankly, some don't even bother. They just list what other companies use for similar products. For maximum isolation, you need to fully seal the ear canal. Universal-fit tips...
Sensaphonics offers a bundle: SE846 + Custom Sleeves (SCS). Saves $100 vs separate purchase.   http://store.sensaphonics.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SE846+Earphones+with+Sleeves
 How is that working out for you, zambiland? Have received your Sensaphonics yet?
Interesting. Some of the companies on your list are WAY below the radar in pro audio. They are mostly at the show for its cool factor, hoping to upgrade their retail presence while trying to scoop up some of the "I want an endorsement" crowd with free or heavily discounted produc.   And you are totally correct that the NAMM show floor - typically 86-88 dBA in the quieter areas - is a poor place to audition CIEMs. It's not surprising you ended up choosing the one with the...
Had a sweet Head-Fi meet-up at the NAMM Show with TeaHolbrook!     He did some demos, at our booth and elsewhere, and we had some good chats. He is soon to be the proud owner of a 3MAX...     FYI/word to the wise: NAMM Show Specials are available online through Friday 1/29.
A fitting is what Sensaphonics prefers to do when delivering your product. It involves making sure the customer knows how to achieve full insertion (a surprising number don't), and to make sure the actual fit is secure, sealed, isolated, and comfortable. If the fit is a bit off, we can make minor adjustments immediately. In addition to on site in Chicago, we encourage our Gold Circle audiologists to suggest a fitting session. It can save a lot of trouble, especially when...
It was great meeting you at the show, sir! Love meeting new friends and sharing knowledge of IEMs & hearing wellness.   And we're honored that you chose the Sensaphonics 3MAX as your first CIEM.
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