Wow! Look guys, I'm a small business owner. I am not a professional reviewer. I cannot write about sound like most of you can. I have the SE846 here in Orlando. If anyone of you are in the central Florida area and would like to spend 2 hours with them to write an article for Earphone Solutions, I can arrange for you to come over and try the earphones and write something that would suck less than what I did (it shouldn't be hard, right? ;)
The only experience I have is the fact that I listen to many different models, spend time with them and have been doing this since 1995.
What I wrote, aside from not meeting the expectation of many of you, is my honest opinion. They sound incredible. I never pretended to be able to write and compare like many of you can. I can't. And that's why I have many times reached out to some of you in the past.
When UE launched the Triple.fi many customers that called and asked for my opinion I would tell them I preferred the 5 Pros. "But they are $150 less!" But for me the treble on the triple.fis were too much. So I do give my personal opinion. And when I find my self in a position of not loving a new model, I simply don't say I love them. We try our best.
I apologize if my family's history is boring, off topic, or if it came out like "cheap marketing" and whatever else.
I apologize I can't translate into words the sound quality of the SE846. I was hoping I could do that later this weekend doing an A/B comparison with my other earphones. Our customers know what we are and what we are not. We strive to provide the best, honest, customer service we can.
This was not meant to be an in-depth review (certainly I can't write one that would satisfy some of our customers) but I felt anxious to publish some quick first impressions. My mistake in the title.
The criticism is noted. Thanks for the feedback. Brutal. Not something I'd like to start the weekend with but it is what it is.
IMHO the SE846 is the best earphones I've ever listened to. I know music from a listener perspective. That's my experience. And yes, I can't write very well like an audiophile / copywriter would and I'm sorry I disappointed some of you with my first impressions article.
No hard feelings man! You should compare it to some other earphones to give an idea of how it differs if you can't really describe it. I think knowing how much of a step up over the se535's would be a great indicative. Your review was more of a casual impression and kind of startled many I guess. I just took your information to get an idea of what to expect and called it a "review" as in that I think it's more of an impression.
Comparisons are always good, and knowing what other high end iems you preferred it to would be cool man! The fact that you have the iem and can experience it for yourself gives you a good stance on quieting down the raucous of this thread and giving people a taste of what to expect.
I referred your link because I did think that any information is valuable, so don't feel bad if people are needy and critical!