I'm saving a lot of cash for a high quality in-ear earphone. I'm between the Shure SE846 or a custom Westone ES5. My musical tastes are varied, I listen electronic, rock, metal, classic and instrumental music. I do like warm sound with good amount of bass but not overwhelming, I like the sound of the westone 4 I currently own. What would yo recommend me? If you where in my shoes which one would you go for?
I haven't heard the SE846. Has it been released?
The ES5 is an earphone I actually quite like even though it doesn't match my preferred sound signature. It fits your requirements of a warm sound with plentiful but not overwhelming bass. It's quite similar to the Lime Ears LE3B I reviewed recently, except with slightly tighter bass, better clarity, and more forward mids. But as for how it compares to the SE846 and whether it's a better fit for you than the Shure, I can't be of any help.