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post #1066 of 3180
He didn't....but stated that I DID!

I really could car less if W4 is more popular, if it even is. I don't base my comments on popularity, only my listening experience. His ears find a problem with SE535 upper mids and treble and my ears find a problem with W4 lower mids and overall clarity....so be be it.
post #1067 of 3180

I had never posted in head-fi, I just prefer to read. BUT, this time...

 

Stop posting anything that isn't SE846 please. Take your Westone , etc arguments out from this topic. Go to their respective forum please. confused.gif

 

The SE846 is surely an upgrade for SE535. That steel nozzle is a godsend. No more worries braking it when trying to remove the tip. I also adore the new case that you get with it.

 

http://cdn.head-fi.org/c/c7/900x900px-LL-c78dbc2f_ShureSE846-unboxing02.jpeg

 

I thought that the SE535 would be my final IEM. Gotta try SE846 when it's available at Jaben. (Tried a lot of IEM etc, but prefered Shure's sound)

post #1068 of 3180
I couldn't get past that he's spent over $10,000 on earphones. man that is insane!
post #1069 of 3180
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Originally Posted by marcus49371 View Post

hope this makes the se535 less expensive!!


I wouldn't think so because Shure sure wouldn't want its predecessor SE535 to be a direct competition against SE846, it will be like cannibalism for the company. I'm positive that 535 will remain its current price. that's my guess.

post #1070 of 3180
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I find it funny that they ask $1k USD and still have the guts to sell it with a plastic body. 


btw it's hard plastic case body to show the inside and the value is from the inside, not the shell.

post #1071 of 3180
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I would have let your post slide but you just struck a nerve.wink.gif...

 

Your response didn't hit a nerve, so I won't respond, but there's certainly a few things I could say.  ;)

post #1072 of 3180

Another month or so before they are release here.........popcorn.gif

post #1073 of 3180

EarphoneSolutions.com says the normal price is US$1250 and the pre-order price is US$1000.  Why a sale price for pre-orders?

I have the ED-8 cans and like the sound.  A lot.  How would the SE846 compare?  Thanks.

post #1074 of 3180
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Originally Posted by RCBinTN View Post

EarphoneSolutions.com says the normal price is US$1250 and the pre-order price is US$1000.  Why a sale price for pre-orders?
I have the ED-8 cans and like the sound.  A lot.  How would the SE846 compare?  Thanks.
I've owned the ED8 rutheniums and I think you should expect better sound from the SE846 when they come out. I fully expect them to be better.
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Originally Posted by RCBinTN View Post

EarphoneSolutions.com says the normal price is US$1250 and the pre-order price is US$1000.  Why a sale price for pre-orders?
I have the ED-8 cans and like the sound.  A lot.  How would the SE846 compare?  Thanks.
I've owned both the ruthenium and LE before. I just can't stand the metallic sound and unnatural decaying plus thin vocals. I found the ED9 to be much better (ugly though). I would expect 846 to have better sound as well.
post #1076 of 3180
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Originally Posted by RCBinTN View Post

EarphoneSolutions.com says the normal price is US$1250 and the pre-order price is US$1000.  Why a sale price for pre-orders?

I have the ED-8 cans and like the sound.  A lot.  How would the SE846 compare?  Thanks.

 

There's a reason why there is no real answer to this question...  They're accepting PRE-orders => No one as heard them yet... 

post #1077 of 3180

Hi Currawong,

Just curious if you were able to try the Shure SE846 and what your opinion is compared to the 535??

 

Thanks,

RCBinTN

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Originally Posted by RCBinTN View Post

Hi Currawong,

Just curious if you were able to try the Shure SE846 and what your opinion is compared to the 535??

 

Thanks,

RCBinTN

 

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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

Back to impressions. My last one was that the sound was one one track with vocals and instruments all-together somewhat of a blob with a lack of space between instruments, I don't remember anything particularly good about the soundstage in any direction otherwise. I more remember that they aren't as dark and "rolled-off"-sounding at the 535s are.  Maybe a good description of the sound would be to say they sound like the universal demos of a custom IEM, that is: almost right, but not quite 100%.

 

Maybe because I spend time speaking to engineers who have to spend countless hours designing and testing these things (which costs money) I think it's unfair to harp on about the price, because if they can't get a return on their effort a company will be less likely to approve radical R&D projects in the future, but also because a large company with a distributor network has to cover the costs of their distributors and resellers. The SE846s definitely have some radical engineering in them and quite a bit more complexity than your average IEM.

 

[custom IEM stuff snip]

 

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I do remember the bass being very good, but I was expecting it. It did give an impression which reminded in some ways of the first time I heard the bass from a pair of LCD-2s. The quality was apparent.  It is somewhat of a bad comparison because the sound signatures are different, but there was a clarity in the bass notes of the tracks I tried which was appreciable. I wish I'd had a better source with me though. 

 

Also, I saw someone's comment about the usual "need to be amped" discussion. There is no NEED for anything -- the whole idea is loaded with misunderstanding. They were very good even out of my iPhone, but, taking into account the law of diminishing returns, better out of my portable rig. I think now I'd recommend one of the new IEM-suited high-quality DAPs to go with them. Better value, no rubber bands and ending up with a drawer full with $2k-worth of LODs sitting unused*. 

 

*Yes, I can take the piss out of our hobby too.

Well, I would say most systems should have an amp module such that people aren't listening to music straight out of a DAC module. So in that sense, then of course an amp is needed. wink.gif

post #1079 of 3180

Is the Shure SE846 manufacture in Japan ? rolleyes.gif
 

post #1080 of 3180

Anyone pre-ordering should hope that the pre-order price is a special bargain that assures resale value. Shure's personnel stated [and I paraphrase] “any price other than MSRP is up to individual retailers” (which didn't seem logical to me....).

 

I've made my peace with the price of the SE846. I mean, what else am I going to purchase for my particular needs? I tried the Ultrasone IQ but it was vented (offering low noise attenuation). I haven't tried the IE800, K3003, 1+2 , but, they are also vented. I still want to demo the ASG-2, but it too is vented. The TG!334 and Heir 5.0 (being BA-only based) may offer the necessary isolation but they both appear to have large nozzles. The TG!334's sound description seems ideal for me but it is otherwise difficult, if not impossible, to come by (and I can imagine the long distance customer service nightmares).

 

So, I'm hoping the August release date for the SE846 is conservatively estimated (and the actual release is sooner). I wouldn't put any money on an early release date,  however. These things have a way of dragging out for long periods of time. I recall reading an article where a media person meet Fang in a café and demoed the HifiMAN HM901 (was that early 2012?,  so....)

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