Good question. The 846, contrary to 80% of audiophile products, are well conceived: fairly small, well build, solid, comfortable, well isolating, easy to drive. So many iems sound great but are totally lacking in these essentials. Sound wide the bass is wonderful if you like this kind of bass, powerful and layered. The mids are very smooth and easy on the ears. Only issue is lack of air and sparkle in the highs. Soundstage could be better, but all in all, still a great iem.
Thanks buddy. that's what I thought too when I auditioned them again yesterday. The bass is what stands out from the rest. Mid is typical BA driver sounding presentation. The only downside is the extension is highs. But se846 can be a great "put on and go" type of IEM for ppl who loves modern genres of music.