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post #2701 of 3042
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

My next target is JHA see if it meets my exceptions of clarity clarity clarity, and low distortions.

 

The JHA are brighter more forward pieces.  If you think the Shure are forward, which they aren't, you should look at Westone instead.  They are more mid recessed than either and to you will sound more pushed back.  To me they sound overly distant, Shure closer, Etymotic spot on.

 

As for clarity, look to your source or amp.  The 846 is right there with the LCD-3 I just sold in favour of only using the 846.

post #2702 of 3042
I'd follow Solude's advice. Your issue with shure mids is so far off the chart of all I've ever heard or even read about them that I am not sure anyone can give you meaningful advice though.
post #2703 of 3042
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Originally Posted by arnaud View Post

I'd follow Solude's advice. Your issue with shure mids is so far off the chart of all I've ever heard or even read about them that I am not sure anyone can give you meaningful advice though.
Maybe they are too revealing... I insist, the problem are your records. Look for the music you play in this database:http://dr.loudness-war.info/
post #2704 of 3042
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post

I'm not looking for U or too less of mids.  Mids can be forward with quality.  The problem with Shures is that they push it forward too much to the point where I can notice distortions.  As you push some frequencies more forward than others, it can distort the forwarded bands.  They should work on clarity if they are going to push the mids far.  I need more clarity dammit!  Or is it tightness of the mids??

My next target is JHA see if it meets my exceptions of clarity clarity clarity, and low distortions.
If you want clarity and neutral get a pair of NT6.
post #2705 of 3042

For clarity, photos of the Sensaphonics custom Shure sleeves (shown with SE425). The added isolation is due to deep insertion, past the 2nd bend of the ear canal. The soft silicone also flexes with your ear canal, maintaining the seal.

 

Shure with Sensaphonics sleeves

BTW, Sensaphonics offers bundle deals for the SE846, SE535, and SE425 combined with custom sleeves that can save you a few bucks. They also make custom sleeves for most (not all) other Shure IEM models.

post #2706 of 3042

Interesting design. I haven't been able to find any company in the UK to would do custom sleeves for my 846 so I might try Sensaphonics. Although I am worried it could affect the sound signature of the Shure quite a bit as the internal volume of the ear is greatly reduced.

post #2707 of 3042
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

Interesting design. I haven't been able to find any company in the UK to would do custom sleeves for my 846 so I might try Sensaphonics. Although I am worried it could affect the sound signature of the Shure quite a bit as the internal volume of the ear is greatly reduced.

Well, I am sure lots of posters here could speak to how or whether the sound signature is changed. It may be beneficial that both companies are in the same metro area. Easier to collaborate in person .
post #2708 of 3042

Is Shure SE846 even worth pounding money into? It doesn't have three times better sound than the SE 535?

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I prefer to pound my money elsewhere
post #2710 of 3042
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Originally Posted by Christianh View Post
 

Is Shure SE846 even worth pounding money into? It doesn't have three times better sound than the SE 535?

 

"Pounding money" is a interesting phrase.

 

I wonder why it would have to be three times better (at many outlets in the U.S., the 846 cost twice, not thrice)? And, how do you quantify "times" in this particular instance (as a measure of "better sound")?

post #2711 of 3042
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post
 

Interesting design. I haven't been able to find any company in the UK to would do custom sleeves for my 846 so I might try Sensaphonics. Although I am worried it could affect the sound signature of the Shure quite a bit as the internal volume of the ear is greatly reduced.

 

The only change I was able to notice when switching to custom sleeves was being able to head the sub bass better due to the better outside noise isolation.  Comfort went way up for me too, so completely worth it.

post #2712 of 3042
All I have to say is straight out of an iPhone 5 I hear a significant difference!

The only other high end IEM I can compare them to is the ES3x and for a universal it more than holds its own!
Looking forward to the sound with a better portable source.
post #2713 of 3042
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Originally Posted by truckdriver View Post
 

 

"Pounding money" is a interesting phrase.

 

I wonder why it would have to be three times better (at many outlets in the U.S., the 846 cost twice, not thrice)? And, how do you quantify "times" in this particular instance (as a measure of "better sound")?

I meant pouring money.

 

It cost three times more here in Sweden.

post #2714 of 3042

I think it sounds different from 535(part of the mids are recessed whereas 535 wide band mids are forward), but there are headphones out there that you can get the same or better quality for way less.  Price is high-end, but not the sound IMO.

post #2715 of 3042
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If you want clarity and neutral get a pair of NT6.

 

You have both?  I'll look into it. For me it's clarity and neutral, and 836 doesn't reach it.  

 

Anybody else tried NT6?  Do you agree with Mimouille?

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