"The only thing that is missing was perhaps the low sub-bass frequencies which the 846 failed to hit as deep as say a JH13/16"
Okay, no longer interested, fortunately for my wallet.
No, the TP is probably the culprit here. Impedance as high as the TP will cause bass roll-off.
Right... but they didn't. The TP was Mike's personal DAP. He chose not to use the sources they had on display.
That was definitely a poor decision. I think 10 ohms OI (or did he set it to 20?) might have more of an effect than just bass roll-off. At least he found time to take pictures in the very short three minutes he got with the product...
He would better not have written down any impressions at all.
First he says it's well-balanced and then that it's like the SE215... Both descriptions do not only not match, but they also have both nothing to do with the UE900, which he explicitly mentions to hint it's a supposedly weaker product.
I have to admit, a good guess, but not trustworthy.
Yes, because the SE846 == SE535 in sound.
Clearly Shure is devising a plan just trying to make our wallets thinner and they are actually paying Jude to say that the SE846 sounds better and more refined than their previous flagship earphone. Clearly that's what's up.