How would you describe the treble of the SE846 in terms of clarity, details and extension, now that you've put more hours into it?
As some consider the SE535 lacking in these areas, I was hoping the SE846 might have improved a bit here. I listen to a lot of classical music, specifically piano and string ensembles. My ears are very sensitive to sibilance and treble peaks, so I'm looking for a non-fatiguing treble response while still retaining as much clarity, details and extension as possible.
I think the 846's clarity (across the board) is the best I've heard (in my very limited experience).
Treble is a tricky subject. I like the treble of my 535 but not until well over 300 hours. I replaced the left earpiece and it took nearly 500 hours to balance out with the right earpiece of the my 535.
Then there is choosing the right tips. For several years, I've preferred a hybrid triple-flange/foam tip. There aren't any spikes and I like the sparkle ( but it come down to preference).
I think the extension is good on the 846. Overall, I think the treble will improve in the next couple of hundred hours. However, treble is not front and center with the balanced filter. I'll let you know more when I try the treble filter.