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post #1726 of 3040
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Originally Posted by fermelom View Post

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.

 

The SE846 sounds good enough out of an iPhone. I think the filter could be the culprit.

post #1727 of 3040
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

 

Which filter are you using?

 

the blue factory fitted, did try out the black filter but still the same.

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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

 

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.

 

ohh.. did tried out all the M & L size for the silicone & foam.

Found M to be of best fitting for me.

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Yeah... did u try the hf roll off filter? And make sure ur not using the hf+ filter? And all EQ is turned off?

All EQ already off, I don't like to EQ alway.

post #1728 of 3040

Same way BAs do.wink_face.gif

post #1729 of 3040
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Originally Posted by spectral77 View Post

 

the blue factory fitted, did try out the black filter but still the same.

 

ohh.. did tried out all the M & L size for the silicone & foam.

Found M to be of best fitting for me.

All EQ already off, I don't like to EQ alway.

 

That is weird as I can hardly imagine it to be as bright as you mentioned.  Try run it for some time and hope you find it better.  Also see if the tips will give you different sound if you only tried for comfort.  Or try a deeper insertion.  X3 should have sufficient power to drive it and it is far from a bright source.

post #1730 of 3040
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That is weird as I can hardly imagine it to be as bright as you mentioned.  Try run it for some time and hope you find it better.  Also see if the tips will give you different sound if you only tried for comfort.  Or try a deeper insertion.  X3 should have sufficient power to drive it and it is far from a bright source.

I only like this part deadhorse.gif

post #1731 of 3040
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I only like this part deadhorse.gif

 

LOL tongue.gif

post #1732 of 3040

I'm excited, my friend just received his SE846 and says they're quite good. He has the PP6, JH3A, TG334!, K3003i and now the Shures. He rates his preferences as PP6>K3003i>TG334!>JH3A (too analytical to him). He thinks the Shures may have more potential to his ears than the K3003i, which would make it his second favorite of 5 high end IEM's.

 

I currently own the K3003i and IE800's; I'll be getting the Shures on the 21st. I'm not a fan of customs. I'll keep you guys posted as I will probably meet up with my friend to try out all the IEM's again and give my take on everything. I do have a better ear than he does, if that means anything redface.gif

post #1733 of 3040

Just stumbled across a cool interview for those interested.

http://blog.shure.com/news/the-making-of-the-se846-an-interview-with-sean-sullivan/

post #1734 of 3040
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

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.

 

You mean as if the bass is going through a 4 inch detour and gets cut off from frequencies above which slightly hurts the cohesion? This could not be!!! ;)

post #1735 of 3040
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... I do have a better ear than he does, if that means anything redface.gif

Lol
post #1736 of 3040

I sure hope the SE846 bass is thicker/fuller and more realistic (i.e. “slower”) than the paper-mâché bass of the W4 (for the sake of popular music reproduction).

 

Edit to add: Not to pick on the W4, it's just that most BA earphones (I've heard) have the problem of sub-bass decay (and resonance) that is way too fast. Most BA bass response is not subwoofer-like.


Edited by truckdriver - 8/13/13 at 12:05pm
post #1737 of 3040
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Originally Posted by truckdriver View Post

I sure hope the SE846 bass is thicker/fuller and more realistic (i.e. “slower”) than the paper-mâché bass of the W4 (for the sake of popular music reproduction).


Edit to add: Not to pick on the W4, it's just that most BA earphones (I've heard) have the problem of sub-bass decay (and resonance) that is way too fast. Most BA bass response is not subwoofer-like.


Depends on the source, DAC, & amp. I would say I'm very happy with FLAC》PowerAmp》Note2 USB》RSA Predator USB DAC/Amp》W4》EarPortz. It sounds so great, with plenty of low end for almost everything, including most bass heavy electronic. However, just every once in awhile there's some esoteric electronic/experimental/avantgarde that the really deep low end is just not quite all there, nor quite detailed enough. I only notice it on a very few recordings... out of the hundreds & hundreds I have. That's where I'm hoping the SE846 can pick up the slack. Also, as great and warm as the W4 sounds in the lower and upper mids... the low mids sound a touch congested at times. Hoping that's an improvement, as well. If SE846 can do that, plus be just as thrilling to listen to everywhere else... I'll be very happy with 'em. Now if they'd just get here already!
post #1738 of 3040
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Depends on the source, DAC, & amp. I would say I'm very happy with FLAC》PowerAmp》Note2 USB》RSA Predator USB DAC/Amp》W4》EarPortz. It sounds so great, with plenty of low end for almost everything, including most bass heavy electronic. However, just every once in awhile there's some esoteric electronic/experimental/avantgarde that the really deep low end is just not quite all there, nor quite detailed enough. I only notice it on a very few recordings... out of the hundreds & hundreds I have.
I have a similar rig currently but I use Neutron MP intead of PowerAmp. You should give it a try. The trial version last 5 days and I think that sonically it's better than PowerAmp and recently had an update in the UI that was the main complaint about. Try it and I think you'll be greatly surprised.
Edited by fermelom - 8/13/13 at 6:21pm
post #1739 of 3040
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Originally Posted by javahut View Post


Depends on the source, DAC, & amp. I would say I'm very happy with FLAC》PowerAmp》Note2 USB》RSA Predator USB DAC/Amp》W4》EarPortz. It sounds so great, with plenty of low end for almost everything, including most bass heavy electronic. However, just every once in awhile there's some esoteric electronic/experimental/avantgarde that the really deep low end is just not quite all there, nor quite detailed enough. I only notice it on a very few recordings... out of the hundreds & hundreds I have. That's where I'm hoping the SE846 can pick up the slack. Also, as great and warm as the W4 sounds in the lower and upper mids... the low mids sound a touch congested at times. Hoping that's an improvement, as well. If SE846 can do that, plus be just as thrilling to listen to everywhere else... I'll be very happy with 'em. Now if they'd just get here already!

 

Hip-Hop/R&B/Pop has plenty of that missing (or improperly reproduced) deep sub-bass (that you say is rare in your electronic music collection). I (like you) am hoping the SE846 covers that deep  sub-bass sound in a manner similar to the way a subwoofer would (with the appropriate lingering note).

post #1740 of 3040
Uhhhh shure rules.
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