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post #2131 of 3042

Who is getting (or auditioning) the 846 and has the FitEar Parterre as well?

post #2132 of 3042

I have the se846 and i've audition the FitEar Parterre too. IMO I feel the se846 sounds better that being said you got to try them to know what you like. Cos it really boils down to personal preference.

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I have the se846 and i've audition the FitEar Parterre too. IMO I feel the se846 sounds better that being said you got to try them to know what you like. Cos it really boils down to personal preference.

 

And what would your preference 'boil down' as? Maybe it aligns with some of my preferences...In other words, where did you feel the 846 did better? 

post #2134 of 3042

Both had forward mids which something i really like cos i love vocals. However what made the 846 stand out for me was how it was more engaging. Secondly the bass sounded better to me on the 846. Especially the thumping of the bass drums. The bass on the FitEar Parterre some how sounded a bit airy to me. It wasn't able to give that punch/thump sound that you get from the bass drum in live sets. There wasn't this punch. This is just my opinion and what i feel you might wanna seek more opinion.

post #2135 of 3042
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The se846 is clearly superior to the srh1840 in all facets of sound besides sense of air and space. I find it much more realistic in terms of tone and texture compared to the open back Shures.

Honestly, the SE846 is a notch above the IE800's in terms of sound and what you get as a total package, and a better buy than my beloved akg k3003's (have to admit it).

 

Thanks for the response. I'm not sure if it makes sense though because the Shure SRH 1840 is completely flat and thus should be more realistic.

 

I think I might order the SE846, but there is a long waiting list (months of waiting) at the places I visited :blink:

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Thanks for the response. I'm not sure if it makes sense though because the Shure SRH 1840 is completely flat and thus should be more realistic.

 

I think I might order the SE846, but there is a long waiting list (months of waiting) at the places I visited :blink:

 

There are a few headphones that measure flatter than the SRH-1840 that can either be had for less or more money; so you can't really say one is more realistic just going by frequency response. I think you'll enjoy the SE846 

:)

post #2137 of 3042
Maybe I need to visit my audiologist again but the FR chart notwithstanding, to me the black filters are noticeably darker than the balanced filters. I actually prefer them for older (60's and 70's) uncompressed recordings. Maybe it is the placebo effect but do not tell me that black is only slightly darker. The other thing I really notice is a recess of the treble using the black filter. Try listening to Supper's Ready off the remaster of Genesis' Foxtrot.
post #2138 of 3042
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Honestly, the SE846 is a notch above the IE800's in terms of sound and what you get as a total package, and a better buy than my beloved akg k3003's (have to admit it).

Hmmm, in the IE800 thread one user returned the 846 to keep IE800. Anyway, I'm very interested to know why you find it better than IE800 and K3003. (and probably many others here would like to know also).

Thanks in advance.

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Honestly, the SE846 is a notch above the IE800's in terms of sound and what you get as a total package, and a better buy than my beloved akg k3003's (have to admit it).
Hmmm, in the IE800 thread one user returned the 846 to keep IE800. Anyway, I'm very interested to know why you find it better than IE800 and K3003. (and probably many others here would like to know also).
Thanks in advance.

In a few pages back, I already mentioned and many agree that, the IE800 has a terrible sibliance problem and the proprietary eartips may not gurantee a good fit. The AKG K3003 on the other hand sounds rather harsh. Also, both of them don't have a fit nearly as good as the shure 846s and that is why I chose the 846 out of the 3.

In my opinion, some worthy competitiors for the 846 are the Paterre and 334. But as always, once you hit these price range, it is all down to personal preference, doesn't matter what other say, what you hear is the most important thing.
Edited by myap2328 - 9/9/13 at 5:17pm
post #2140 of 3042
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I think I might order the SE846, but there is a long waiting list (months of waiting) at the places I visited :blink:

 

It's in stock here:

http://www.fullcompass.com/product/448626.html

 

Authorized Shure dealer, good folks. Ask for Jeff.

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Hmmm, in the IE800 thread one user returned the 846 to keep IE800. Anyway, I'm very interested to know why you find it better than IE800 and K3003. (and probably many others here would like to know also).

Thanks in advance.

I'm not sure how the user (ken I believe) preferred the IE800 to the SE846, but his tastes are obviously very different than mine. I was somewhat disappointed by the IE800's and wouldn't put it in the same class. The highs are hollow and unpleasant to me.

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Hmmm, in the IE800 thread one user returned the 846 to keep IE800. Anyway, I'm very interested to know why you find it better than IE800 and K3003. (and probably many others here would like to know also).
Thanks in advance.
I'm not sure how the user (ken I believe) preferred the IE800 to the SE846, but his tastes are obviously very different than mine. I was somewhat disappointed by the IE800's and wouldn't put it in the same class. The highs are hollow and unpleasant to me.

Agreed. I was rather disappointed as well.
post #2143 of 3042
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Agreed. I was rather disappointed as well.

 



I still think IE800 isn't as bad we experienced it to be but the key issue is I suspect the one who were disappointed like us is not getting the intended fit and thus sound of it. I still refuse to believe Sennheiser will get so wrong in the tuning/voicing of it flagship. Wonder if they would take a page out of Westone and introduce a IE800R version with replaceable cable connector and different tips....
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Agreed. I was rather disappointed as well.

 



I still think IE800 isn't as bad we experienced it to be but the key issue is I suspect the one who were disappointed like us is not getting the intended fit and thus sound of it. I still refuse to believe Sennheiser will get so wrong in the tuning/voicing of it flagship. Wonder if they would take a page out of Westone and introduce a IE800R version with replaceable cable connector and different tips....

 

To tell you the truth, I don't think Sennheiser has the same experience with iems, as they do with headphones. Their in-ears have always been known to be more colored and either laid-back or fun sounding.

 

I'll take back my words about the IE800's being disappointing; but I definitely found them underwhelming compared to others. That being after bootlegging different tips and trying the teabag/hifiman filters.

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You would likely be floored at the Sennheiser engineering prowess. I'd eat my hat if they didn't tune the IE800 that way on purpose.
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