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post #2836 of 3046

Oh, and the backfill works for the small single flange rubber tips as well. I use to put foam behind the single flange tips for vanity in social situations (when I wanted that flush look).

post #2837 of 3046
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Originally Posted by truckdriver View Post
 

 

 I forget the name of the other tip (on my breakfast mat there). I think I got it at Radio Shack.

 

 

The Radio Shack tips are AUVIO's     LINK

 

Small Size = Red

 

post #2838 of 3046

How does the RSA Shadow pair with the SE846? Looking for an AMP to use with LO from iPod or other Hi-Res DAP. I'd be using with an Lightning to 30-Pin adapter and newest nano or iPad mini. I have a RSA Tomahawk already, but RSA reccomended the Shadow to pair with the SE846. Still screwing around with high res source units. I really don't want to go the phone route, although I do have a new HTC One M8 on the way, maybe I could pair that with an external DAC / AMP. I started with the Fiio X3, but quickly became frustrated that it cannot read ALAC track tags properly or sort them properly. I then ordered an iBasso DX50, but this one hisses like mad on any of the 3 gain settings with the SE846. Not sure if that is the sound signature of the DX50 or what. I am hoping the Fiio X5 may be the answer to my problems for high res audio files. I'm tempted to try the HM901 with the IEM card and be done with it. Everyone says it is one of the best if not the best.


Edited by y2jdmbfan - 3/26/14 at 10:05pm
post #2839 of 3046

I'd ignore Ray's advice on getting more of your money for one.  Two, the AK DAPs are nice even without amps.

post #2840 of 3046
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Originally Posted by fermelom View Post


I agree, the X5 sounds like a great option. If you had a chance to try a HM901 do it, several here says that it's the best DAP but also there's a lot of complains of the UI. Also, for comparative purporses, you should try a Samsung Galaxy (Note 2 or 3 better) with "Neutron MP" an audiophile player available on the play store (5 days evaluation).
I would say, to pair with the SE846:
Note 2 with Neutron MP = Good
Note 2 with Neutron MP + Pico DAC/Amp = Very Good
HM901 with IEM card = Excellent

 

Does anyone have the HM901 and IEM card with the SE846? I see the IEM card is rated a 2 ohm output impedance, that is close to the 1/8 rule. Any noticable hissing or anyting of the sort with the Shure SE846 plugged into the HM-901 headphone out?

 

Thanks,

 

Y2J

post #2841 of 3046
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Originally Posted by y2jdmbfan View Post
 

How does the RSA Shadow pair with the SE846? Looking for an AMP to use with LO from iPod or other Hi-Res DAP. I'd be using with an Lightning to 30-Pin adapter and newest nano or iPad mini. I have a RSA Tomahawk already, but RSA reccomended the Shadow to pair with the SE846. Still screwing around with high res source units. I really don't want to go the phone route, although I do have a new HTC One M8 on the way, maybe I could pair that with an external DAC / AMP. I started with the Fiio X3, but quickly became frustrated that it cannot read ALAC track tags properly or sort them properly. I then ordered an iBasso DX50, but this one hisses like mad on any of the 3 gain settings with the SE846. Not sure if that is the sound signature of the DX50 or what. I am hoping the Fiio X5 may be the answer to my problems for high res audio files. I'm tempted to try the HM901 with the IEM card and be done with it. Everyone says it is one of the best if not the best.

I use a Shadow with mine, DX50 LO > Shadow > 846.  I love it.  Not bright, not warm, just right in the middle.  Detail is there, frequency extension is great, battery life is outstanding, size is perfect.  I would have a hard time finding something that fits the bill for portable use more than this little amp.

post #2842 of 3046
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Originally Posted by y2jdmbfan View Post

Does anyone have the HM901 and IEM card with the SE846? I see the IEM card is rated a 2 ohm output impedance, that is close to the 1/8 rule. Any noticable hissing or anyting of the sort with the Shure SE846 plugged into the HM-901 headphone out?

Thanks,

Y2J
You should ask this in the HM901 threads to get more info but there's no hissing with the IEM card.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/656138/hifiman-hm-901-visit-pg-18-imgs-pg-19-fw-1-084-pg-1-upcoming-dock-for-the-901

http://www.head-fi.org/t/605982/hm-901
Edited by fermelom - 3/27/14 at 8:20am
post #2843 of 3046

Thanks, I will. I didn't want to post the same question in too many places...

 

Y2J

post #2844 of 3046

Are there different nozzles available for these IEMs? I'm talking about the actual nozzles, not the insert filters. Since they are removable, it feels like a natural replacement part to offer.

post #2845 of 3046

No.

post #2846 of 3046
Hi all, I just tried out se847 today on my rwak120b connected to rsa sr71b and to se846, I noticed there's distortion like sound of 'zzzz' in my song but once I plug the 846 on my phone, it has no problem, anyone have any idea why is this happening??
post #2847 of 3046
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Originally Posted by mjlee181 View Post

Hi all, I just tried out se847 today on my rwak120b connected to rsa sr71b and to se846, I noticed there's distortion like sound of 'zzzz' in my song but once I plug the 846 on my phone, it has no problem, anyone have any idea why is this happening??

My guess is the AK120 is putting out some kind of interference. All portable amps are susceptible to radio frequency interference. When I use my set up (iPod->RSA Lightning->SE846) I make sure the wifi on my iPod is turned off or I hear a buzzing sound. When I use my iPhone as a source I have turn it to airplane mode to avoid the buzzing.
post #2848 of 3046

I'm looking to upgrade from the Earsonics SM3 v1 and after plenty of research I'm considering the SE846. I love the SM3 and I'm hoping for something with similar presentation but an obvious step up.

 

Anyone else who's done the same upgrade path who can suggest alternatives or is this the best option?

 

I've auditioned the SE846 a couple of times and I really enjoyed them. I'm not looking at customs (otherwise I'd be looking at the UM Miracle). My source will be the Galaxy S3 (Wolfson DAC with BOEFFLA kernel). 

 

Thanks in advance for the responses.

post #2849 of 3046
hi guys, i'm thinking of changing my se846 cable to a better one, any recommendation of which one will works well ?
post #2850 of 3046
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Originally Posted by mjlee181 View Post

hi guys, i'm thinking of changing my se846 cable to a better one, any recommendation of which one will works well ?
Check out effect audio. I got a really good deal from them on a Thor or Odin cable (I forget which, it was normally $189 on sale for $150) and it really helped improve clarity and bass slam and is more ergonomic.
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