Originally Posted by Kunlun
I can see how you'd think that, as cats are clearly superior to humans. However, I wasn't insulting kkcc by saying he was subject to human nature and I made sure to thank kkcc. And his views are appreciated, as I said. But claiming the technical capabilities are now different with a different cable is silly. As I suggested, that's human nature (applies to everybody, I try to be aware of it). It's much better to say, "with a different cable, I liked how it sounded more" rather than saying the techical capability is now better with this cable, you see the difference?
I'm totally not calling you names, here. Just food for thought, wouldn't it be more hubristic to say that a person has the one and only cable that has dramatic changes in sound when no cable has ever really shown measurable changes? But, each person's experience is valuable, just that I think we should avoid inferring changes in objective performance of an earphone from subjective enjoyment. Personally, I do hear small changes in sound and I enjoy my silver/gold cables and the copper cables and silver cables I've heard, but I'm not making claims about vast improvements or that it changes the fundamental performance of an earphone.
If you're really saying that a cable leads earphones to perform differently beyond changes in impedence, please prove it and explain how. Maybe the question is condescending to you, my apologies, no harm meant.
No offense taken.
It IS human nature to discount things/opinioins/comments that they have not experience and cannot understand. Histroy has plenty of examples. I don't have any issue others not believing in my impression since afterall, these are MY impression. I also don't have any issue if anyone choose to believe whatever I opined are all my "imagination". "Imagination" in quotes as sound is intrisically a product of how brain activities. I would though be rather interested if anyone can prove we all hear things in the same way and there exist any objective benchmark. I do find it a bit comical for those who take psedo-science as the one and only universal truth. I also despise clueless or purposefully deceiving marketing fluffs.
My friends, If you can hear cable's effect on sound, sorry for your wallet. And friends, if you cannot hear such things, congratulations! You either hear it or you don't, and there is nothing superior one way or the other.
Back to the SE846, just want to let all know I had pre-ordered it, been alloted a unit in the first batch in Hong Kong, and I'm still considering whether or not to go thru with the purchase since I had the demo. On one hand I am underwhelmed as I have had high expectation, and also have a few really good universals, on the other hand it is still a capable and despite the price still represent a comparatively good value for sound against many others IEM I own or demo'ed before and I have also wanted to keep a pair of Shure.
Just 2 more weeks to go and more people can share their love, indifference, or hates of these IEM.Edited by kkcc - 7/25/13 at 7:46pm