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Originally Posted by RCBinTN View Post

I'm new to earphones.  Just how long does it take to get used to having something crammed inside my ear canal?

Honestly, about 1-2 minutes. Max.
post #1112 of 3180

Any release date on these yet?

post #1113 of 3180

estimated release month is august. they were pushed back

post #1114 of 3180

Looks cool, but they are going to be competing with Triple to Quad Driver CIEM for that price range. Take Unique Melody Aero or Mage as an example.

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Originally Posted by Tryndamere View Post

Looks cool, but they are going to be competing with Triple to Quad Driver CIEM for that price range. Take Unique Melody Aero or Mage as an example.

These are far beyond the price range of the aero and mage. However, I'd say they'd more realistically be competeing against the KH3003 and other $1000 universals more than anything.
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These are far beyond the price range of the aero and mage. However, I'd say they'd more realistically be competeing against the KH3003 and other $1000 universals more than anything.

Seems like the pressure is up for these to out-shine many competitors.

Is the high price due to the brand name or the material cost? Or rather, the delicate tuning? Because a thousand bucks is really really expensive for a universal IEM.

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I'd go with the brand name, Shure seems determine to milk as much as possible from their image and reputation.

Other brands *cough apple do so and get away with releasing mediocre products to people more than willing to simply pay for the brand name.

I genuinely can't say I blame Shure, although, as a loyal Shure customer, I was really disappointed upon learning of the MSRP and 'street price'.
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I find it appropriate to post here something I posted in a different thread a few days ago. Hope this helps many inexperienced members or experienced members who may have forgotten what true audiophilia is about.

 

A few facts:

 

  • Bigger = better.
  • More expensive = better
  • More drivers = better
  • Custom IEMs wipe the floor with universal IEMs
  • (Expensive) aftermarket cables will make a night and day difference sonically
  • A portable amp & DAC are a must
  • Hi-Res files are it; well-mastered 192kbps / 256kbps / 320kbps / WAV rips suck
  • Audiophiles can easily hear the difference between FLAC & WAV... even when riding on the loud London underground using vented IEMs or open-back headphones.
  • Only $1,000+ DAPs have decent SQ
  • Apple sucks
  • The more audio jargon a person uses, the more knowledgeable they are
  • The higher the post-count, the more knowledgeable the person is
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

I find it appropriate to post here something I posted in a different thread a few days ago. Hope this helps many inexperienced members or experienced members who may have forgotten what true audiophilia is about.


A few facts:
  • Bigger = better.
  • More expensive = better
  • More drivers = better
  • Custom IEMs wipe the floor with universal IEMs
  • (Expensive) aftermarket cables will make a night and day difference sonically
  • A portable amp & DAC are a must
  • Hi-Res files are it; well-mastered 192kbps / 256kbps / 320kbps / WAV rips suck
  • Audiophiles can easily hear the difference between FLAC & WAV... even when riding on the loud London underground using vented IEMs or open-back headphones.
  • Only $1,000+ DAPs have decent SQ
  • Apple sucks
  • The more audio jargon a person uses, the more knowledgeable they are
  • The higher the post-count, the more knowledgeable the person is
This. +1
post #1120 of 3180
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

I find it appropriate to post here something I posted in a different thread a few days ago. Hope this helps many inexperienced members or experienced members who may have forgotten what true audiophilia is about.

 

A few facts:

 

  • Bigger = better.
  • More expensive = better
  • More drivers = better
  • Custom IEMs wipe the floor with universal IEMs
  • (Expensive) aftermarket cables will make a night and day difference sonically
  • A portable amp & DAC are a must
  • Hi-Res files are it; well-mastered 192kbps / 256kbps / 320kbps / WAV rips suck
  • Audiophiles can easily hear the difference between FLAC & WAV... even when riding on the loud London underground using vented IEMs or open-back headphones.
  • Only $1,000+ DAPs have decent SQ
  • Apple sucks
  • The more audio jargon a person uses, the more knowledgeable they are
  • The higher the post-count, the more knowledgeable the person is

Amen!

post #1121 of 3180
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

I find it appropriate to post here something I posted in a different thread a few days ago. Hope this helps many inexperienced members or experienced members who may have forgotten what true audiophilia is about.

 

A few facts:

 

  • Bigger = better.
  • More expensive = better
  • More drivers = better
  • Custom IEMs wipe the floor with universal IEMs
  • (Expensive) aftermarket cables will make a night and day difference sonically
  • A portable amp & DAC are a must
  • Hi-Res files are it; well-mastered 192kbps / 256kbps / 320kbps / WAV rips suck
  • Audiophiles can easily hear the difference between FLAC & WAV... even when riding on the loud London underground using vented IEMs or open-back headphones.
  • Only $1,000+ DAPs have decent SQ
  • Apple sucks
  • The more audio jargon a person uses, the more knowledgeable they are
  • The higher the post-count, the more knowledgeable the person is

That's just so precious.

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Originally Posted by up late View Post

I couldn't get past that he's spent over $10,000 on earphones. man that is insane!

Yes, and no it's not (especially over a period of 10 years)!

If you enter into the swamp of Hi-Fi, be prepared to suffer; financially and otherwise...frown.gif

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Originally Posted by Iron-Buddha View Post

Wow!  Are these the most expensive universals now at $999?

 

Nevermind....just remembered the 1plus2


I think AKG K3003 is the most pricy universal IEM today!   ($1200)

 

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I guess that could very well be true! However, in this particular case (the AKG K3003) its price affects its sonic qualities, most notably its inability to be coherently sounding. It's funny, I always thought the qualities of a product could affect its price, but learning that the price can indeed affect a products qualities (or lack of it) is new to me, or maybe it's just me, or here on HF!? Maybe the same will happen to the Shure SE846.

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Originally Posted by roy_jones View Post

 

I'm semi-surprised that head-fi even allows the science section, and I strongly suspect that a lot of pressure has been put on Jude to get rid of it...

 

It's time to recalibrate your spidey sense, roy_jones. There has been absolutely no pressure to get rid of it--I don't believe I've received a single request from any member of the trade to lose the Sound Science forum.

 

That said, this thread is going way off topic again, and there may be some thread pruning to get it back on topic.

 

As a reminder, this thread is about the Shure SE846.

 

So, back on topic...

You know, we're sort of waiting for the Shure SE846 to become available to the common man so that we can form our own opinions, and in the mean time we need something to do, so... wink.gif

 

Or, maybe the best way to deal with the OT:ers is to lend them your Shure SE846, and why not start with me!? biggrin.gif

 

(Hope I wasn't too OT now... eek.gif)

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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

I find it appropriate to post here something I posted in a different thread a few days ago. Hope this helps many inexperienced members or experienced members who may have forgotten what true audiophilia is about.

 

A few facts:

 

  • Bigger = better.
  • More expensive = better
  • More drivers = better
  • Custom IEMs wipe the floor with universal IEMs
  • (Expensive) aftermarket cables will make a night and day difference sonically
  • A portable amp & DAC are a must
  • Hi-Res files are it; well-mastered 192kbps / 256kbps / 320kbps / WAV rips suck
  • Audiophiles can easily hear the difference between FLAC & WAV... even when riding on the loud London underground using vented IEMs or open-back headphones.
  • Only $1,000+ DAPs have decent SQ
  • Apple sucks
  • The more audio jargon a person uses, the more knowledgeable they are
  • The higher the post-count, the more knowledgeable the person is


aftermarket cables do make a night and day difference sonically, I have personally experienced. However, it's not those mass production cable from companies, it is rather a custom-made cable from my friend, which pushed my JH16 to a whole new level that I can't even believe.

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