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post #1021 of 3180

"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.  gs1000.gif

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"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.  gs1000.gif

 

No, the TP is probably the culprit here. Impedance as high as the TP will cause bass roll-off.

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No, the TP is probably the culprit here. Impedance as high as the TP will cause bass roll-off.


OK wallet, I have bad news for you....

post #1024 of 3180
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No, the TP is probably the culprit here. Impedance as high as the TP will cause bass roll-off.

While I agree that the high impedance of the output is probably to blame for the bass roll off, the better question is why did the Shure engineers or marketing people choose to demonstrate the SE846 with such a source. Ignorance or to hide another flaw inherant in the design. I hate to posit an underlying motive but I was very surprised they selected or allowed such a source to be used.
Edited by spook76 - 5/27/13 at 10:20am
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While I agree that the high impedance of the output is probably to blame for the bass roll off, the better question is why did the Shure engineers or marketing people choose to demonstrate the SE846 with such a source. Ignorance or to hide a flaw inherant in the design. I hate to posit an underlying motive but I was very surprised they choose such a source.

 

Right... but they didn't. The TP was Mike's personal DAP. He chose not to use the sources they had on display.

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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

Right... but they didn't. The TP was Mike's personal DAP. He chose not to use the sources they had on display.

My apologies.
post #1027 of 3180
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I don't know if I'd trust those impressions, since he listened with the very high OI Tera Player. It's bound to have effects on the 9 ohm 846.

 

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.

post #1028 of 3180
No reliance can be placed upon meet impressions, which are superficial at best. Goes to emphasise that 68/69 pages have been of no value for those of us who want to know how these sound
post #1029 of 3180
I suspect the SE846 sounds exactly the same as SE535. I bought the supposedly king of bass, IE80, and found out it has no bass whatsoever. I think this True Subwoofer is all placebo. In theory it might have sub-sub-sub bass (AKA no bass) but how useful is it if it is not strong, deep and heavy? I think that people who dare to pay $1000 will end up having an IEM that sounds more or less like the SE535. I just don't believe the bass is present. In my personal experience with the SE535 and so-called bass head IE80, bass needs full cans. IEM's don't have bass.

I'll keep my SE535 for the time being. If the SE846 gets a significant price drop, I might give it a go. But not for $1000 or even more than $1200.

It does look good though, aestetically. I have to admit it's the best-looking IEM I've seen so far.
post #1030 of 3180
Looks like an impressive work and movement from Shure, In any case it's eye candy.
But I fear price level will go madness again for Europe and Australia. Cannot wait to see local price tags. xD
post #1031 of 3180
Reread the review. He didn't use their portable source but likely tried their Fostex desktop setup since he was aware of the playlist .
A better imedanc question may be, why did Shure make a 9 ohm device? We also have no idea what impedance it is below 100hz so predicing bassvinteractions is premature.
post #1032 of 3180

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.

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EDIT - why does this thread keep pulling me in ....?

 "Just when I thought I thought I was...they pull me back in!"

 

 

Me too beerchug.gif

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 "Just when I thought I thought I was...they pull me back in!"

I was just flipping channels and that exact moment came on. biggrin.gif
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 "Just when I thought I thought I was...they pull me back in!"

 

 

Escape impossible (Click to show)

 

 

Me too beerchug.gif

 

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I was just flipping channels and that exact moment came on. biggrin.gif

Timing is all beerchug.gif

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