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post #2971 of 3180

Too bright? Are you using the standard or the bright nozzle?

 

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Originally Posted by Blue-gt View Post
 

You might wan to try out Litz copper, silver will make things very clear but  to me .. it was too bright at times. 

post #2972 of 3180
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Hey guys... how much does the 846 leak sound? I want to buy and IEM for a sort of quiet library type of setting and I was wondering if the 846 would be the best. Would the IE800/K3003i also work?

Well I have not heard of any in-ear monitor, or IEM, that leaks sound.

IEMs are not meant to be heard with bad seals too.

SE846, IE800 and K3003i are all TOTL IEMs, so with great seal you can expect top notch sound quality.

post #2973 of 3180

INdeed, the SE846 won't leak sound unless you have a bad seal. Some IEMs do leak sound, but rarely the type with invasive sound nozzles.

post #2974 of 3180

Using Pure silver cable from nocaudio

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only when using pure silver cable with standard filter.

post #2976 of 3180

Dynamic driver iem = leak.

 

846 is dead quiet when in the ear.

post #2977 of 3180

A sealed shell dynamic driver IEM should leak no worse than a sealed BA... My current Dita Truth does not leak at all.

post #2978 of 3180

Fair enough.  Key sealed dynamic.

post #2979 of 3180

I never heard of a "sealed dynamic". Is that a real thing? People told me the Ultrasone IQ didn't have a vent (and I didn't see it at first), but the truck revealed it before I found it. The truck also revealed the vent in my UE Superfi 5 EB and I still don't see it.

post #2980 of 3180

There are a number of dynamic driver IEMs that don't leak at all. Dita leaks more than some, but very very little. The original Atrio didn't leak, neither does my Ultrasone IQ, or a few others. The IQ's vent (as noted above) is tiny, but it doesn't leak. I think dynamics need air from somewhere. 

post #2981 of 3180

Actually dynamic drivers work perfectly fine without a port, in fact no port is a much superior design from a sonic standpoint, but they are much harder to design (if you just cover your iem port it won't sound better, as it hasn't been designed for it) no port designs also need a LOT more power to move the driver and so the driver itself also needs to have a stronger magnet, but the bass extension suffers a bit, but on the flip side bass becomes perfectly defined with no bloat, to compensate for bass extension you need to increase the driver size.


Edited by T.R.A.N.C.E. - 5/21/14 at 10:23pm
post #2982 of 3180

And there you have it. 

post #2983 of 3180

The pinhole vents of the Ultrasone IQ was not good for isolation in the truck against wind and engine noise. My experience with the IQ caused me to lose interest in the K3003, 1+2, IE800 and many other hybrid and/or dynamic IEMs. I use my IEM 10 hours a day so turning up the volume is unacceptable because I don't want to sprint toward hearing loss.

 

It's not a potential issue with BA IEMs and I find the 846 to isolate even better than the 535.

post #2984 of 3180

SE846 isolates a crazy amount. Personally, I have no problems with IQ regarding isolation, but then I'm never trying to drown out all outside noise no matter where I am. I think even with super-isolating earphones, that is a recipe for hearing loss. I keep IQ at about 1/4 volume on iPod 5G, about where I kept the volume when using the SE846. For my ears and my listening habits, the two are virtually identical. Yes, at times, there is a bit of wind hiss in the IQ, but very small in comparison to a number of dynamic IEMs I've used.

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SE846 isolates a crazy amount. Personally, I have no problems with IQ regarding isolation, but then I'm never trying to drown out all outside noise no matter where I am. I think even with super-isolating earphones, that is a recipe for hearing loss. I keep IQ at about 1/4 volume on iPod 5G, about where I kept the volume when using the SE846. For my ears and my listening habits, the two are virtually identical. Yes, at times, there is a bit of wind hiss in the IQ, but very small in comparison to a number of dynamic IEMs I've used.

 

Why would 'super-isolating' iem be a recipe for hearing loss?

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