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post #1396 of 3040
This search for the ultimate sound did strike me as some holy grail type quest of madness.....these threads are confirming it smily_headphones1.gif
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This past Friday I decided to do some research for some cans for the gym because I didnt want to use my 16s because of the sweat and the bores, call me paranoid. So when I got to the splash page, this thread is one of those linked in the crawl. "Oh wow Shure is dropping another IEM amazing that would probably make my search easy." I actually preordered E4C's back in the day, $200 for cans back in the day was pretty HUGE for me (before I thought I was capable of becoming CIEM.Head.. another story which is directly related to the E5C/HeadFi) they were my gotos for YEARS before the cable decided that it was time to go (I also had ER6i but the microphonics ugh, so I sold those). Life is a little funny that way, here I am eight years later, ready to pre-order Shures again (my situation isnt so dire this time, back in 05 I only had my V700DJs and some EX70s) So with all that said, Ive been lurking head-fi for over a decade, and I have to say this is probably the worst thread Ive come across as far as personal agenda (flags and masts everyone) vs information. 94 pages of which I poured over all of them trying my best to catch up on any relevant information, not wanting to miss anything I spent the whole weekend doing this only to be rewarded with only ~15 meaningful posts (out of 1400). If I was a mod I would have curbed this thread around, 92 pages ago. Back in the day I had to make a choice about getting the E5 or the E4C, because of the price of course, and it seems as though most readers here have had the choice made for them, and its frustrating (currently waiting for a 64 GB GS4) ... so I know, I get it, when a firm makes your purchasing decision for you, feeling helpless. But as the saying goes "SAYW" go start another thread to complain in. I have seen a few people mention the 16s and frankly I would like to know if anyone is considering doubling up by getting what to me appears like similar IEMs, I wanted JHA to upgrade my 16s to the FreqPhase but thats a different problem. I would like to retire my 16s from everyday use, and pickup a pair of work/gym IEMs throw arounds that I dont have to worry about, plus I couldnt decide what I wanted to settle on as far as a new pair of IEMs, since these were about to be released I can just hold out to grab these. starting the thread thinking "oh, I dont have to wait till june, its pretty much july!" to buy them and by the time you finish reading you have to still swallow that month. Either way, I have an affinity for Shure, and my E5C lust has never waned.. So I am interested in its descendant just the same.


@jude: I know that you have 13/16s would you be able to illuminate those of us that have CIEMs how the audio compares from the same source? Preferably without an amp, to keep it as balanced as possible? With the language thats floating around regarding the 846 (visceral, tight, impactful) it would be convienent to have a place to compare. If the 846 are visceral, what are the 16s?

 

 

ps: Shure really needs to take a page from F1 and tighten up the body work on the shell, there is way too much space (air) inside of the unit contributing to is outstanding size, ideally it should be a lot more svelte.

 

also: Mike on Headfonia

 

http://www.headfonia.com/2013-spring-tokyo-headphone-festival-impressions/2/

 

"I can even add that the SE846 is comparable to top of the line custom IEMs from JHAudio, UE, Unique Melody and the others. It was a full, well balanced sound with good mids and good bass. While I didn’t A-B it to the flagship 6-driver customs, I really felt that it can easily be a substitute for the customs. 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 though Shure claimed the 846 to have a “true” subwoofer design which I would consider to be true if you’re talking a PC-speaker subwoofer."

 

This seems to answer the question I posed to you Jude, however Mike admits to only having 3 minutes with the unit so invariably I am still highly interested in what you have to say about the unit. However if I can get 98.5% of my 16s in a togo package, in order to preserve my 16s life, that may do it for me, still need impressions however (RMAA would be nice too, but more interested in impressions)


Edited by SHADYMILKMAN - 7/1/13 at 12:06pm
post #1398 of 3040
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also: Mike on Headfonia

 

http://www.headfonia.com/2013-spring-tokyo-headphone-festival-impressions/2/

 

"I can even add that the SE846 is comparable to top of the line custom IEMs from JHAudio, UE, Unique Melody and the others. It was a full, well balanced sound with good mids and good bass. While I didn’t A-B it to the flagship 6-driver customs, I really felt that it can easily be a substitute for the customs. 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 though Shure claimed the 846 to have a “true” subwoofer design which I would consider to be true if you’re talking a PC-speaker subwoofer."

 

This seems to answer the question I posed to you Jude, however Mike admits to only having 3 minutes with the unit so invariably I am still highly interested in what you have to say about the unit. However if I can get 98.5% of my 16s in a togo package, in order to preserve my 16s life, that may do it for me, still need impressions however (RMAA would be nice too, but more interested in impressions)

Missing bass freq? I am telling you why, that guy tried to listen to SE846 (9 ohm impedance) with Tera Player (10 or 20 ohms output impedances depending on the HO he used). He seems like he knows much and he claims TP is the best dap ever but he doesn't even know how TP changes the FR graph of c/iems and headphones he doesn't even know the basic concepts of these rules.

 

The saddest thing is, people still take headfonia and Mike seriously.

post #1399 of 3040
I also don't take Headfonia reviews too seriously. I end up disagreeing more than agreeing in a lot of their recent reviews.
post #1400 of 3040
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I also don't take Headfonia reviews too seriously. I end up disagreeing more than agreeing in a lot of their recent reviews.

It is nice to see people like you who doesn't believe anything they read wink.gif

post #1401 of 3040

I don't want to buy those as they are very expensive, got the Inear Soundstage SD3, but now you can get the SE846 with 18% off until the 4th july.

earphonesolutions.

post #1402 of 3040

yea, but he only had 3 minutes.. how thorough do i expect his musings to be, just a tiny data point. which is why i still want judes impression (as i think he had them for a whole week)

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yea, but he only had 3 minutes.. how thorough do i expect his musings to be, just a tiny data point. which is why i still want judes impression (as i think he had them for a whole week)

I hope he starts a new thread for impressions...this one is a little ridiculous at this point.
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Missing bass freq? I am telling you why, that guy tried to listen to SE846 (9 ohm impedance) with Tera Player (10 or 20 ohms output impedances depending on the HO he used). He seems like he knows much and he claims TP is the best dap ever but he doesn't even know how TP changes the FR graph of c/iems and headphones he doesn't even know the basic concepts of these rules.

 

The saddest thing is, people still take headfonia and Mike seriously.

 

The saddest part is if any of us take any of this too seriously!!  blink.gif

post #1405 of 3040
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I don't want to buy those as they are very expensive, got the Inear Soundstage SD3, but now you can get the SE846 with 18% off until the 4th july.
earphonesolutions.

Unfortunately it does not apply to the SE846's. Bummer.
post #1406 of 3040

I was thinking of buying the SE846's. But I don't think the sound quality will justify the price difference for me. My SE535's treat me very well.

post #1407 of 3040

^   One post in 4 years? At that rate it'll take you 6,120 years to become an honourable "Headphoneus Supremus" and be a part of the Head-fi elite.


Edited by music_4321 - 7/2/13 at 5:56am
post #1408 of 3040

Damn, even I'm not a 'Headphoneus Supremus' yet.

 

Not far away though

post #1409 of 3040
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^   One post in 4 years? At that rate it'll take you 6,120 years to become an honourable "Headphoneus Supremus" and be a part of the Head-fi elite.

I know. I was also wondering why I had only 1 post. Think I only read the forums back then.

post #1410 of 3040

^   Arrrggghhh!! Can't you see now you've screwed up my perfect calculations?! You were not supposed to respond to my post (or any other post) until sometime in August 2017!

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