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post #1771 of 3040

Hi Nabil,

 

Keep in mind that saying you like something isn't as useful to a reader as explaining why.

post #1772 of 3040
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Hi Nabil,

Keep in mind that saying you like something isn't as useful to a reader as explaining why.

Yea.
post #1773 of 3040

Based on members input thus far I believe these shures to be a slight disappointment especially considering the price point.

I will defer.

post #1774 of 3040
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Based on members input thus far I believe these shures to be a slight disappointment especially considering the price point.
I will defer.

I think "disappointment" is relative to expectations. Most of us had very high expectations with the new design and a new shure flagship, but seems many other brands had caught up or surpassed Shures in one or more aspects all these years.

In itself its performance is still top notch and without a doubt a huge improvement over se530/535. In any case demo one if you have access. You might be pleasantly surprised.
post #1775 of 3040
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Based on members input thus far I believe these shures to be a slight disappointment especially considering the price point.
I will defer.

I would disagree. Based upon all the reviews I have read, the SE846 delivers as promised and I for one cannot wait to recieve mine. Is it perfect, no but does it compete with other UIEMs like the 3003 and IE800 it seems the answer is yes. Please read the review on the SE846 appreciation thread.

Finally a question when did the word price get modified to price point. They mean exactly the same thing. George Orwell truly was a modern day prophet. Sorry personal rant on my part.
post #1776 of 3040
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Based on members input thus far I believe these shures to be a slight disappointment especially considering the price point.

I will defer.

 

 

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I would disagree. Based upon all the reviews I have read, the SE846 delivers as promised and I for one cannot wait to recieve mine. Is it perfect, no but does it compete with other UIEMs like the 3003 and IE800 it seems the answer is yes. Please read the review on the SE846 appreciation thread.

Finally a question when did the word price get modified to price point. They mean exactly the same thing. George Orwell truly was a modern day prophet. Sorry personal rant on my part.

I would like to second that. The SE846 has definitely have most certainly not disappoint me. The SE846 may not be able to claim title for the best IEMs in any aspect but it certainly doesn't have areas which I feel lacks badly to a point that it makes some songs sound terrible. I've tried many other flagship IEMs and CIEMs. They most definitely have aspect which crushes the SE846 performance but has areas which I feel makes the overall listening just not as enjoyable. Lets take for example the JH16 pro which I certainly love most for it bass response and clarity and much better soundstage compared to the SE846. However what made me choose the SE846 over the JH16 was not the lack of money but the fact that it was a bit too bright for me and it kinda hurts my ears after listening for a while. I guess my ears are probably just sensitive. And well everyone's ears are different.

 

We can all definitely tell the difference between better quality sound from lower quality ones but when it comes to the perfect sound quality it differs from people to people. Its like food. Two top chefs with the same dish it all boils down to personal preference.

 

And I swear even after my SE846 purchase i'm still in search for a CIEM that is perfect for me. Cos if you ask me if the SE846 is the perfect sound, I will reply with an obvious no.

post #1777 of 3040

does anyone know of a place in Chicago to test these puppies out?  

 

For what it's worth i've called Shure HQ (suburbs of Chicago) numerous times and they have no clue where you could test these.

post #1778 of 3040
I have tried these babies out and is pretty disappointed. Compared it with the Westone W4Rs and the 846 was only marginally better in clarity. With the price difference I am quite disappointed. On the bright side, the bass was pretty awesome. Thinking about it, I might reconsider it once more, as though there isn't any wow factor, it doesn't have a deal breaker as well. May look into it again, with the Shure 535.
post #1779 of 3040
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I have tried these babies out and is pretty disappointed. Compared it with the Westone W4Rs and the 846 was only marginally better in clarity. With the price difference I am quite disappointed. On the bright side, the bass was pretty awesome. Thinking about it, I might reconsider it once more, as though there isn't any wow factor, it doesn't have a deal breaker as well. May look into it again, with the Shure 535.

So you were disappointed, then you found them marginally better, then you were disappointed, then you found them awesome, then you reconsidered the disappointment with the bass, then there is some wow factor, so it wasn't a deal breaker, and you may look at them again.

 

Wow seems as it you may have just sold yourself on these

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So you were disappointed, then you found them marginally better, then you were disappointed, then you found them awesome, then you reconsidered the disappointment with the bass, then there is some wow factor, so it wasn't a deal breaker, and you may look at them again.

Wow seems as it you may have just sold yourself on these
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post #1781 of 3040

Value is in the eye and ear of the beholder.

post #1782 of 3040

You seem to be trying very hard to be disappointed. Try harder, maybe you'll convince yourself. So far you haven't convinced us.
 

post #1783 of 3040

I think I may have scattered thoughts for my previous post, I apologise. I went down to a local store today and auditioned the SE846 and Westone W4R side by side. 

 

A few points:

 

(+) The bass is great with substantial rumble and thump

(-) The bass sometimes appear when it is not supposed to. (Happened in one song, a song I use to try all the gear)

(-) For the price range (MSRP), the level of clarity is only marginally better than the Westone W4 which is much cheaper, 1/3 the price for that matter.

    [Another headfier, SenG, auditioned the 846 and felt it was less clear than the W4.]

 

Hope I have gave a better/clearer impression. Will try these earphones out once more soon though and report back again.

post #1784 of 3040

customs make way more sense to me at this price

post #1785 of 3040

Interesting, but according to SHURE they had not shipped the SE846 to stores yet. I certainly have not been able to find any in the New York metropolitan area.

 

Moreover while some dealers claim that they'll get them by LATE September, the actual release date according to an AMAZON insider is January 2014.

 

Keep trying Myap, maybe if you tried harder you'd have us convinced by tomorrow or Thursday the latest that the APPLE earbud is better yet!

 

And if any of you can get the SE846 for me by tomorrow, please let me know by providing a link to the dealer here. Meanwhile I'm on the journey on the yellow brick road to meet the Wizard of Oz.
 

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