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post #1696 of 3040
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Originally Posted by Ultrazino View Post

 

Sounds like an inadequate source or some more experimenting with fit and tips would be a good idea. But cable? Seriously?

 

Shure: "Hey, let's use a bad cable for the demo pair on the Hongkong hifi fair, because, you know, it's not important to impress at all."

How does a cable improve over time?

 

Sonically, we don't know.  Physically, resistance of the cable will build up with time as it tarnishes.  But increased resistance would actually make the Shures sound worse from what Nabil said :p 

post #1697 of 3040
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

Yeah buddy.....you know best?!

Lol! Awesome line, like out of a 50's movie.
post #1698 of 3040

Not gonna lie the cable was abysmal. Shure chose to use a hard as rock cable to use with their earphone that was always prone to tangling.  I think its the earphones that need more burn in.

post #1699 of 3040
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

Yeah buddy.....you know best?!

 

Officially, you're the professional. Why don't you explain for dumb people like me how a cable can cause a treble peak or flatten the frequency response over time.

How many hours do you reckon do the cables need? Because a show with over 1k exhibitors is probably not enough for a cable to burn-in.

 

LOL!

post #1700 of 3040
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Originally Posted by Xymordos View Post

Not gonna lie the cable was abysmal. Shure chose to use a hard as rock cable to use with their earphone that was always prone to tangling.  I think its the earphones that need more burn in.

Many of my fds had been waiting on thr se846 and hated me for the impression I shared earlier but none of them is overly impressed at the show. Either the noisy setting, the cable, the source, or the units themselves they just aren't impressed by the se846. Conversely, the IE800, another IEM that I personally don't like, get many good feedback and buzz even it is not the new game in town.
post #1701 of 3040

Remember chaps, cable burn in debates go back to the Sound Science forum. Expressing personal cable burn-in experience, positive or negative is fine, but no need to berate someone else for their experiences.

 

The SE846 cable does remind me of my old E5c's from a few years back. Not really the most ergonomic however I've also been extremely accustom to the FitEar 000's and 001's so it didn't hit me as any worse.

post #1702 of 3040
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

Many of my fds had been waiting on thr se846 and hated me for the impression I shared earlier but none of them is overly impressed at the show. Either the noisy setting, the cable, the source, or the units themselves they just aren't impressed by the se846. Conversely, the IE800, another IEM that I personally don't like, get many good feedback and buzz even it is not the new game in town.

My friends loved the IE800 too lol.
post #1703 of 3040
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Originally Posted by Ultrazino View Post

 

Officially, you're the professional. Why don't you explain for dumb people like me how a cable can cause a treble peak or flatten the frequency response over time.

How many hours do you reckon do the cables need? Because a show with over 1k exhibitors is probably not enough for a cable to burn-in.

 

LOL!

 

Well firstly, my advice is to never sell yourself short...........................

 

As per my original post, I was fortunate enough to have received a brand new pair from Shure Asia for 5 days before the the official press launch in Hong Kong. I had my pair from Shure on continuous burn in for the 5 days period, and it was only on the evening of the 4th day that they opened up...so a good 80 hours+....and on the day that I returned them back to Shure, they sounded rather good.

 

I was at the show for the two days of the three and had listened to the 846, they were new! Plus, it was not Shure who were at the show but a retailer that was showing them.

 

I am just reporting back my own findings. You can choose to believe what you want. I choose to believe my own ears and the 846 are definitely not harsh sounding after burn in.

post #1704 of 3040
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post


Many of my fds had been waiting on thr se846 and hated me for the impression I shared earlier but none of them is overly impressed at the show. Either the noisy setting, the cable, the source, or the units themselves they just aren't impressed by the se846. Conversely, the IE800, another IEM that I personally don't like, get many good feedback and buzz even it is not the new game in town.

 

I really liked the IE800, but its sound is not for the music I listen to.

post #1705 of 3040

I will keep the SE846 for a while and see if burn in improves them and try different tips, etc. for fit. I know that burn in improved the IE800 quite a bit but I never experienced noticeable burn in effects with BA IEMs, maybe I will with this one.

 

Anyway my main issue was with the AK120. They sounded good with the RWAK100. But I still preferred the IE800 although this part falls under just personal preference.

 

The SE846 cable is stiff (and I hate the ones with memory around the ears). If I keep them I will probably get a replacement cable (not for sonic improvements but just for ergonomics).

 

It is interesting how the latest 2 top (price wise) universal IEMs seem to have a wide range of folks who love them to those who hate them (seems more severe than the usual preference spread). Makes one think if there are manufacturing consistency issues. I am looking forward to other impressions especially with the AK120 to see if maybe mine have fit or maybe manufacturing issues (or just my different preferences).

 

Nabil

post #1706 of 3040
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Originally Posted by Nabil View Post

I will keep the SE846 for a while and see if burn in improves them and try different tips, etc. for fit. I know that burn in improved the IE800 quite a bit but I never experienced noticeable burn in effects with BA IEMs, maybe I will with this one.

 

 

I personally noticed no real / audible / noticeable burn-in changes over time when I owned the IE800. Ah, the always very exciting subject of burn-in…

post #1707 of 3040
Funny thing is I noticed a big difference in burning in my V6 even when I wasn't expecting anything at all. Big jump in details and separation. For a few days I thought something went wrong with my iem and ears :/
post #1708 of 3040
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

 

Well firstly, my advice is to never sell yourself short...........................

 

As per my original post, I was fortunate enough to have received a brand new pair from Shure Asia for 5 days before the the official press launch in Hong Kong. I had my pair from Shure on continuous burn in for the 5 days period, and it was only on the evening of the 4th day that they opened up...so a good 80 hours+....and on the day that I returned them back to Shure, they sounded rather good.

 

I was at the show for the two days of the three and had listened to the 846, they were new! Plus, it was not Shure who were at the show but a retailer that was showing them.

 

I am just reporting back my own findings. You can choose to believe what you want. I choose to believe my own ears and the 846 are definitely not harsh sounding after burn in.

I do hope my 846 will tone down and not be so harsh after burn in.

Now it is so harsh sounding that it is actually cracking my ear drums and I am just using 26/60 vol on fiio x3.

 

Will continue to "burn in" for a while more and if it doesn't improve, might have to let go and get myself tg!334 instead. :)

post #1709 of 3040
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Originally Posted by spectral77 View Post

I do hope my 846 will tone down and not be so harsh after burn in.

Now it is so harsh sounding that it is actually cracking my ear drums and I am just using 26/60 vol on fiio x3.

 

Will continue to "burn in" for a while more and if it doesn't improve, might have to let go and get myself tg!334 instead. :)

 

My TG!334 was too bright for my liking initially before it settled down and ended up being too warm =S

post #1710 of 3040
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

 

My TG!334 was too bright for my liking initially before it settled down and ended up being too warm =S

 

Any review to compare tg!334 vs se846?

tg!334 seemed to be so hyped up and I haven't a chance to try it out yet.

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