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post #2536 of 3042

Hi guys, just curious, what do you guys pair the SE846 with? I just got mine and I am using it with a clip zip (rockboxed), and am looking for an upgrade.

post #2537 of 3042
Right now just an iPhone, will plan on ordering the Fiio X5 when that comes out (early April for around $350)
post #2538 of 3042
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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post

Right now just an iPhone, will plan on ordering the Fiio X5 when that comes out (early April for around $350)

Have you tried the x5? Im wondering if it would sound better than dx59 or dx90. Haven got to try it yet though.
post #2539 of 3042
No I haven't heard it yet as it hasn't been released yet here in the states, but I have read some pretty good reviews on it. And it sounds like the DAP to get unless you want to start paying a lot more for small sound quality improvements. I haven't followed the DX90 much though since the DX50 had quite a few problems when it was released.
post #2540 of 3042
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

It's kind of understood that the RE-400 is a great iem and a massively huge bang for the buck.  RE-600 not so much.  And while the 846 is awesome, punting my LCD-3 out the door good, it's not a bargain ;)

Are you saying that the Shure SE846 replaces the LCD-3? :)

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Originally Posted by ojy89 View Post

Hi guys, just curious, what do you guys pair the SE846 with? I just got mine and I am using it with a clip zip (rockboxed), and am looking for an upgrade.
I use the SE846 with the HM901 (with the IEM card) and a DHC Fusion IEM cable. With my smartphone (Galaxy Note2 with Neutron MP) it sounds good but weak in comparison with the HM901.
Edited by fermelom - 2/28/14 at 1:20am
post #2542 of 3042
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No I haven't heard it yet as it hasn't been released yet here in the states, but I have read some pretty good reviews on it. And it sounds like the DAP to get unless you want to start paying a lot more for small sound quality improvements. I haven't followed the DX90 much though since the DX50 had quite a few problems when it was released.
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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post

No I haven't heard it yet as it hasn't been released yet here in the states, but I have read some pretty good reviews on it. And it sounds like the DAP to get unless you want to start paying a lot more for small sound quality improvements. I haven't followed the DX90 much though since the DX50 had quite a few problems when it was released.

I see. I've tested it on the dx50 and it was great, but am waiting for dx90 and x5 to be available for testing before deciding.its a long wait though. frown.gif
post #2543 of 3042
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Originally Posted by fermelom View Post

I use the SE846 with the HM901 (with the IEM card) and a DHC Fusion IEM cable. With my smartphone (Galaxy Note2 with Neutron MP) it sounds good but weak in comparison with the HM901.

Yup. I tested it straight out of my note 2 as well, was good but just lacking.

Anyone tried it with the x3? Just curious smily_headphones1.gif
post #2544 of 3042
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Are you saying that the Shure SE846 replaces the LCD-3? :)

 

Yes.

 

On the go I use the AK100 Mk2 and there is a chance that it replaces the big rig at home too.  Maybe... we'll see.

post #2545 of 3042
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Yes.

 

On the go I use the AK100 Mk2 and there is a chance that it replaces the big rig at home too.  Maybe... we'll see.

Great, can't wait till my Shure SE846 arrives :)

post #2546 of 3042

I have to say something  very similar to Solude is happening to me. I mainly bought the Shure to use on the move but recently I have been listening to it quite a lot at home, despite having the HE-6. I won't say it is better but different and very enjoyable for sure. Probably, new toy syndrome, but that never happened before with any other iems I own.

post #2547 of 3042
Hi everyone,

Does anyone pairing their se846 with AK120? Care to share some impression?

Since the 846 have an 8 ohm impedance and the ak120 have a 3 ohm output impedance, I'm worry whether they match or not?


Thanks

Kith
post #2548 of 3042

Purely objectively the 3ohm output causes a 2.5dB variance in frequency response compared to 0ohm.  Essentially making the resulting curve sound like you were using the filter one below what you are.  White becomes blue, blue becomes black, black becomes mud :P

 

Which I actually find really useful since on the road the extra bottom end helps drown out low frequency background noise like road noise or engines while at home I don't need the boost.

post #2549 of 3042

I love the combination of AK120 plus my SE846's

post #2550 of 3042
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Yup. I tested it straight out of my note 2 as well, was good but just lacking.

Anyone tried it with the x3? Just curious smily_headphones1.gif

 

Yes sir.  Very nice combination.

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