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post #2791 of 3238
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Originally Posted by ubs28 View Post

I have the budget, but I'm thinking to myself it might make more sense to spend my money on a good headphone like the HD800 instead of an other IEM which might be only marginally better?

 

Unless you are on the go a ton, I find that high end headphones are such a better bang for your buck than iems. But for the occasional plane flight, a couple hours in a coffee shop reading, etc., the SE535 is enough of a luxury. Honestly, it is more than enough; it is already a huge splurge. But when you start comparing to over ear headphones even in the same price range, like the closed MrSpeakers Mad Dogs or open ears like HD600, I think it shows that you better need the portability because you're getting less sound quality, imo. You're paying $1000 bucks to catch up w/ iems what a $300 open ear can do. Instead of $1000 on a portable in ear, I'd much rather get a closed headphone like Alpha Dog or open like a used HD800...unless you just spend a TON of time needing isolation and portability. IMO. 

post #2792 of 3238

Am trying to be more selective with my expenditure these days, that is why my recent round of full-size headphone demoing went straight to the top of the dynamic game rolleyes.gif biggrin.gif 1plus2 the only IEM that makes me take notice. Not heard SE846 yet. IE800 and SD3 did not grab me despite the perceptible 'improvements' over my sig list

post #2793 of 3238
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

 

Unless you are on the go a ton, I find that high end headphones are such a better bang for your buck than iems. But for the occasional plane flight, a couple hours in a coffee shop reading, etc., the SE535 is enough of a luxury. Honestly, it is more than enough; it is already a huge splurge. But when you start comparing to over ear headphones even in the same price range, like the closed MrSpeakers Mad Dogs or open ears like HD600, I think it shows that you better need the portability because you're getting less sound quality, imo. You're paying $1000 bucks to catch up w/ iems what a $300 open ear can do. Instead of $1000 on a portable in ear, I'd much rather get a closed headphone like Alpha Dog or open like a used HD800...unless you just spend a TON of time needing isolation and portability. IMO. 

Really? I always found iems to perform as well as, if not better than full sizes. Obviously, there are exceptions and such, but I truly think that some iems are capable of sounding as good as full size. For example, many owners of UERM thinks that they are as resolving and open as totl headphones! Last spring, I had a $1000 budget, and decided to go for a ciem instead of a full size. Portability and wasn't an issue for me as I wasn't planning on bring my ciems outside. I just thought that ciems performed as well as TH600 and other $1000 hps I've tried.

post #2794 of 3238
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Originally Posted by LFC_SL View Post

Am trying to be more selective with my expenditure these days, that is why my recent round of full-size headphone demoing went straight to the top of the dynamic game rolleyes.gif biggrin.gif 1plus2 the only IEM that makes me take notice. Not heard SE846 yet. IE800 and SD3 did not grab me despite the perceptible 'improvements' over my sig list

Why don't you try totl ciem? They are really impressive. IE800 didn't impress me that much either. Only K3003 caught my attention, but I haven't tried 1plus2.

post #2795 of 3238
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

I believe it depends whether they are under warranty or not. If its past the two year warranty period, they'll probably offer you an upgrade to a SE535 for $240.

Instructions for returns are here: http://www.shure.com/americas/support/service-repair

Super glued it. If it does not work will sell as is on eBay.
Another note, the se846 sounds tempting. I'm hearing the bass is super punchy and mids more lush and thick.
Edited by sling5s - 9/1/13 at 2:41pm
post #2796 of 3238
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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post


Super glued it. If it does not work will sell as is on eBay.
Another note, the se846 sounds tempting. I'm hearing the bass is super punchy and mids more lush and thick.

If mids on SE846 is more lush and thick than SE535's, that is way too colored. SE535 was already known to be colored.

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I was never into neutrality.  biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

If mids on SE846 is more lush and thick than SE535's, that is way too colored. SE535 was already known to be colored.

post #2798 of 3238
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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post

I was never into neutrality.  biggrin.gif

Lol. Didn't the SE846 have replaceable filters that changed the sound sig?

post #2799 of 3238
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

Lol. Didn't the SE846 have replaceable filters that changed the sound sig?

 

Has any graphed the se846 yet?

post #2800 of 3238
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Originally Posted by satanigatan View Post


Unlike the SE-215, these fit more comfortable in my ears. So that's really nice. I believe the 535 is even bigger than the 215, so that will be interesting.

 

The following Shure models all share the same external dimensions:

 

SE215, SE315, SE425, SE535

 

I know this because Sensaphonics makes custom-fit silicone sleeves for them, and we lobbied Shure hard to ensure that those investing in sleeves could upgrade their IEM without losing the benefits of custom.

 

(Our lab hasn't had the 846 in hand yet to know for certain if it follows the family sizing... Looks like it in Shure's photos.)

post #2801 of 3238
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Originally Posted by JackKontney View Post

 

The following Shure models all share the same external dimensions:

 

SE215, SE315, SE425, SE535

 

I know this because Sensaphonics makes custom-fit silicone sleeves for them, and we lobbied Shure hard to ensure that those investing in sleeves could upgrade their IEM without losing the benefits of custom.

 

(Our lab hasn't had the 846 in hand yet to know for certain if it follows the family sizing... Looks like it in Shure's photos.)

I think 846 are much thicker than SE535.

post #2802 of 3238
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

I think 846 are much thicker than SE535.

Attribute that to the 535 being mid forward with some sparkle in the highs one might perceive then to be on the thinner side. I definitly dont feeel the 535 are bass heavy or lite with the right equipment they have pretty good bass.the mids are just way forward
post #2803 of 3238
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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post


Attribute that to the 535 being mid forward with some sparkle in the highs one might perceive then to be on the thinner side. I definitly dont feeel the 535 are bass heavy or lite with the right equipment they have pretty good bass.the mids are just way forward

No no. I was talking about physical appearance, not sound.

post #2804 of 3238
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Originally Posted by JackKontney View Post

 

The following Shure models all share the same external dimensions:

 

SE215, SE315, SE425, SE535

 

I know this because Sensaphonics makes custom-fit silicone sleeves for them, and we lobbied Shure hard to ensure that those investing in sleeves could upgrade their IEM without losing the benefits of custom.

 

(Our lab hasn't had the 846 in hand yet to know for certain if it follows the family sizing... Looks like it in Shure's photos.)

nope, i got se215, and se535, the body of 215 is 10mm high and 535 11mm behind the nozzle. And the nozzle angle is different after switching from se215 to se535, se535 didn't feel that good in the ear the nizzle goes little more up. but i ques if the tip is molded for 535 it will fit se215 in it since the body is smaller. And the new se846 has a bigger body than 535, based on comparison pics, it also has that little bulge in the the start of the nozzle, the screw for changing dampers.

 

But all of these do share the same nozzle diameter. :)


Edited by Whippler - 9/3/13 at 4:52am
post #2805 of 3238
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

No no. I was talking about physical appearance, not sound.

Ah yes my mistake, yes i do agree with that statement also, i feel the 535 have a real nice solid housing, shape and size is very nice. never had a fit issue with the 535

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