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post #1711 of 3040
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Originally Posted by spectral77 View Post

 

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.

 

IMHO tg334 sounded overall more transparent and have faster/tighter bass than se846.  Won't say it's "hyped-up" at all while it's been available for over a year and met with very positive receptions from owners and others who demo'ed it.   Strongly recommended if you are looking to upgrade from the 846 down the road.

post #1712 of 3040
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IMHO tg334 sounded overall more transparent and have faster/tighter bass than se846.  Won't say it's "hyped-up" at all while it's been available for over a year and met with very positive receptions from owners and others who demo'ed it.   Strongly recommended if you are looking to upgrade from the 846 down the road.

 

That is rather interesting. When I did my demo of the SE846, I was looking at it being the successor of my TG!334 and I was seriously considering selling my TG!334 (for the 2nd time) for this. Think I need another demo session of the 846.

post #1713 of 3040
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

IMHO tg334 sounded overall more transparent and have faster/tighter bass than se846.  Won't say it's "hyped-up" at all while it's been available for over a year and met with very positive receptions from owners and others who demo'ed it.   Strongly recommended if you are looking to upgrade from the 846 down the road.
The bass of the TG334 is tighter and faster than that of the 846?! Given what I think of the 334 bass, the bass of the 846 must be like a spoon hitting on a bowl of porridge then...
post #1714 of 3040
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

That is rather interesting. When I did my demo of the SE846, I was looking at it being the successor of my TG!334 and I was seriously considering selling my TG!334 (for the 2nd time) for this. Think I need another demo session of the 846.


Wow, I didn't know SE846 is that good.

post #1715 of 3040
FWIW, I felt the bass was too forward when driven straight from the iPhone and using a pico power (for a short while only so I'd want to confirm this), it seemed much more balanced.
post #1716 of 3040
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Wow, I didn't know SE846 is that good.

 

I don't know if it'll be considered as "that good" or merely that I had gotten too accustomed to the TG!334-type sound and needed a change. If memory serves, the main points that grabbed me was spaciousness of the 846 over the 334. However felt the 334 had more vertical headroom. Can't speak for the rest of the FR 'cos I'd want more 846 time to comment on that.

 

Note that this is from 10-15 min of A/Bing with the AK120. I didn't bring my other portable stack or HM-901 to compare - so it was a rather restrictive test, but enough to tickle my interest to spend more time with it.

post #1717 of 3040
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

IMHO tg334 sounded overall more transparent and have faster/tighter bass than se846.  Won't say it's "hyped-up" at all while it's been available for over a year and met with very positive receptions from owners and others who demo'ed it.   Strongly recommended if you are looking to upgrade from the 846 down the road.

I do like the bass of 846, and the clear and sharp vocals unlike ue900 which sounded a bit muddy on vocals which I sold to upgrade to 846.

I just find that overall 846 is too bright/harsh that is causing too much cracking on my ear drum.
Maybe that is just me and my bad ears but i don't have such issue with ue900, x10 & xba40 on about the same vol Output.

Putting 846 on burn in mode now, and hopefully the mid/high might tone down a bit. smily_headphones1.gif
post #1718 of 3040
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

That is rather interesting. When I did my demo of the SE846, I was looking at it being the successor of my TG!334 and I was seriously considering selling my TG!334 (for the 2nd time) for this. Think I need another demo session of the 846.

 

Could be my demo 846 was still too new when I listened to it and I'm used to the TG334 with the TWag v3 and need to put that into consideration.  The "slowness" I'm alluding to isn't the typical bloated/uncontrolled bass, but more in the line of it seems the bass notes attacks are slower/less crisp than they should be from other BAs phones like the W4 or Sony.  You almost felt the bassline is playing catch-up.  Not sure if you understand what I'm trying to say.  Transparency/airiness for the 846 did improved with the better silve/gold cable I tried it with.

 

The latest impression I got at the Hong Kong show did nothing to change my earlier perception but the listening condition is really subpar.

post #1719 of 3040
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Originally Posted by spectral77 View Post


I do like the bass of 846, and the clear and sharp vocals unlike ue900 which sounded a bit muddy on vocals which I sold to upgrade to 846.

I just find that overall 846 is too bright/harsh that is causing too much cracking on my ear drum.
Maybe that is just me and my bad ears but i don't have such issue with ue900, x10 & xba40 on about the same vol Output.

Putting 846 on burn in mode now, and hopefully the mid/high might tone down a bit. smily_headphones1.gif

 

 

Sounds like you need to tip roll a bit.  Shouldn't have harsh treble.  What source you driving them with?  But yes 846 is definitely a big, even huge, step up from UE900, X10, or XBA40.  

post #1720 of 3040

846 vs westone 4?????? anyoneconfused_face_2.gif

post #1721 of 3040
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Sounds like you need to tip roll a bit.  Shouldn't have harsh treble.  What source you driving them with?  But yes 846 is definitely a big, even huge, step up from UE900, X10, or XBA40.  

fiio x3 & clip zip+ currently.
what do you meant by tip roll?
post #1722 of 3040
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Originally Posted by spectral77 View Post


I just find that overall 846 is too bright/harsh that is causing too much cracking on my ear drum.
Maybe that is just me and my bad ears but i don't have such issue with ue900, x10 & xba40 on about the same vol Output.

Putting 846 on burn in mode now, and hopefully the mid/high might tone down a bit. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Which filter are you using?

post #1723 of 3040
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fiio x3 & clip zip+ currently.
what do you meant by tip roll?

 

Finding the right tips (silicone/foam/different sizes/different brands etc) to get a better seal.  A lot of times harsh treble is a result of poor seal/fit.  Especially with X3 it shouldn't sound THAT bright.  See if you can fix this by trying various tips you might have access to.

post #1724 of 3040
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Originally Posted by spectral77 View Post

I just find that overall 846 is too bright/harsh that is causing too much cracking on my ear drum.
Maybe that is just me and my bad ears but i don't have such issue with ue900, x10 & xba40 on about the same vol Output.

Putting 846 on burn in mode now, and hopefully the mid/high might tone down a bit. smily_headphones1.gif
Yeah... did u try the hf roll off filter? And make sure ur not using the hf+ filter? And all EQ is turned off?
post #1725 of 3040
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Originally Posted by spectral77 View Post

fiio x3 & clip zip+ currently.
what do you meant by tip roll?
I think that the problem is the difference of quality between your source and the SE846. I mean that the source isn't good enough for the quality of the headphones. You should at least connect the SE846 to a cd player + integrated amplifier setup to check if the SE846 has indeed that harshness that you mention.
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