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post #1891 of 1988
Hi All,

Need to ask if anybody ever compared the bass of SE5 vs Shure 846 (so called real subwoofer sound)?

Thanks a bunch!
post #1892 of 1988

Maybe Mimouille will chime in. He likes both to my knowledge.

post #1893 of 1988

I did not try the 846 long enough to compare extensively. What I can say is that 846 bass has more impact / quantity whereas the SE5 is closer to neutrality (the SE5 is not neutral, it has more bass than say, the NT6). The 846 bass is not "too much" though as it is still controlled, and less in quantity than 335 for instance.  From what I remember 846 bass was quite refined too, but could not compare.

post #1894 of 1988

So the bass doesn't compare in terms of quality to the SE5?

post #1895 of 1988
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post
 

So the bass doesn't compare in terms of quality to the SE5?


I did not say that. I said the 846 and it was of great quality, but cannot compare bass quality to SE5 without further comparison.

post #1896 of 1988
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post
 

I did not try the 846 long enough to compare extensively. What I can say is that 846 bass has more impact / quantity whereas the SE5 is closer to neutrality (the SE5 is not neutral, it has more bass than say, the NT6). The 846 bass is not "too much" though as it is still controlled, and less in quantity than 335 for instance.  From what I remember 846 bass was quite refined too, but could not compare.

 

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 From what I remember 846 bass was quite refined too, but could not compare.

 

Aww ok, gotcha now. :P. I was going based off of this though. My bad.

post #1897 of 1988
I actually want to get a bassy iem, and I am currently hesitating between the 335, the EM32 and the 846.
post #1898 of 1988
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

I actually want to get a bassy iem, and I am currently hesitating between the 335, the EM32 and the 846.


You have a possibility to get 335, go for it. I will probably stick with EM32 cuz FitEar is unavailable to me.

 

Other options might be Noble 8C (successor of 8A, which is a basshead ciem apparently). I know Lee hates 8A but who knows, maybe Dr Moulton did something really extraordinary with 8C. Also if you don't like, you can sell it back because of the transfer system.

post #1899 of 1988
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

I actually want to get a bassy iem, and I am currently hesitating between the 335, the EM32 and the 846.

 

I still want the 335 :).

post #1900 of 1988
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I still want the 335 :).


Have a possibility get it from Hawaii?

post #1901 of 1988

Doubt it. But if and when I go to Hong Kong one day I just might. Or if I do a trip over to Japan that is :). I'm also interested in the 435. But at this point in time I'm really set. Just want the TU-05 and the X5.

post #1902 of 1988

Focus from what I have heard with the SE846, with white filter, they sound not bassy but more or less bright with a good impact on low. The extension is not comparable with the EM32, neither the clarity and the level of details ;-/

 

The 335 seem to be pretty amazing but there 2 models.The DW one were not amazing according to some friends in France who tried them, especially compared with the EM32 (thank you bookmarks if you read me ;-/ ). Quite the opposite for the SR model that is absolutely incredible, but more expensive too. They share the same sound philosophy than the EM32 but it's more airy and easier to focus on details. Mickael, if you want to know more on EM32 vs. 335SR you can ask bookmarks on Tellement Nomade. But you can't compare SE846 with EM32, it's not the same league though the same budget.

post #1903 of 1988
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Originally Posted by Rollk2 View Post
 

Focus from what I have heard with the SE846, with white filter, they sound not bassy but more or less bright with a good impact on low. The extension is not comparable with the EM32, neither the clarity and the level of details ;-/

 

The 335 seem to be pretty amazing but there 2 models.The DW one were not amazing according to some friends in France who tried them, especially compared with the EM32 (thank you bookmarks if you read me ;-/ ). Quite the opposite for the SR model that is absolutely incredible, but more expensive too. They share the same sound philosophy than the EM32 but it's more airy and easier to focus on details. Mickael, if you want to know more on EM32 vs. 335SR you can ask bookmarks on Tellement Nomade. But you can't compare SE846 with EM32, it's not the same league though the same budget.


I thought EM32 had more treble presence than 335DW (not SR).

post #1904 of 1988
Yes but you need to get 335 before you can upgrade to SR.
post #1905 of 1988
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Yes but you need to get 335 before you can upgrade to SR.

 

At the risk of being implicated as a member of a thread-derailment crew, may I ask for just a little elaboration on that, please? I'm intrigued...

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