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I'm sure you can get someone to spray them to whatever color you want, but I guess it would void the warranty. I don't think the SE846 are available in anything but in clear. However, have you actually heard the 846? If you liked the 535, there's a good chance you wouldn't like the 846.
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Originally Posted by beatmaker234 View Post

I have had the Shure SE535's for about 3 years now & with the SE846's out I think its time for an upgrade. 

The problem is I really am not fond of the clear style of the 846's. I much rather prefer the bronze coating of the 535's.

Does anyone think there will be another colour choice or has there been any speculation on it?
Or should I get the clear SE856's this weekend?

Thanks alot
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Originally Posted by Danz03 View Post

I'm sure you can get someone to spray them to whatever color you want, but I guess it would void the warranty. I don't think the SE846 are available in anything but in clear. However, have you actually heard the 846? If you liked the 535, there's a good chance you wouldn't like the 846.

No I haven't heard them yet. 

& why would you say I wouldn't like them?

Reading through this thread it seems alot of people upgraded from the 535's & enjoyed the switch. 

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I never liked the sound signature of 535 myself, especially the red ones, to me they are too thin sounding and sibilant, the 846 with the standard nozzle are just the opposite, very deep sub bass extension but lack the clarity of the 535. Sound preference is quite a subjective thing, I personal prefer the 846 and I've made expensive mistakes before so I'd advise you to demo the 846 before getting them, as they are not exactly cheap.
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No I haven't heard them yet. 
& why would you say I wouldn't like them?
Reading through this thread it seems alot of people upgraded from the 535's & enjoyed the switch. 

Edited by Danz03 - 5/22/14 at 8:59pm
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Originally Posted by Danz03 View Post

I never liked the sound signature of 535 myself, especially the red ones, to me they are too thin sounding and sibilant, the 846 with the standard nozzle are just the opposite, very deep sub bass extension but lack the clarity of the 535. Sound preference is quite a subjective thing, I personal prefer the 846 and I've made expensive mistakes before so I'd advise you to demo the 846 before getting them, as they are not exactly cheap.

Yes i agree the 535's can sound thin at times but I am hoping for a bit more bass in the 846's like you mentioned, hopefully I don't hear any lost in clarity.

Thanks alot I'll give them a demo beforehand, hopefully my dealer lets me. 

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Originally Posted by beatmaker234 View Post
 

Yes i agree the 535's can sound thin at times but I am hoping for a bit more bass in the 846's like you mentioned, hopefully I don't hear any lost in clarity.

Thanks alot I'll give them a demo beforehand, hopefully my dealer lets me. 

 

I wouldn't worry too much, it's not just a bit more bass, it's a lot more. These do need about 5-10 hours of burn in, so if the dealer doesn't have a demo pair, it will sound basically like beats...

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However, have you actually heard the 846? If you liked the 535, there's a good chance you wouldn't like the 846.
Curious what you base that upon
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I explained it in an earlier post already.
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Curious what you base that upon
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Originally Posted by milford30 View Post
 

 

I wouldn't worry too much, it's not just a bit more bass, it's a lot more. These do need about 5-10 hours of burn in, so if the dealer doesn't have a demo pair, it will sound basically like beats...

My first impression was BASS. BUt that was with poor fit and tips that bunched up in my canals. No treble, no space, but bass. When finally I got the perfect fit (it took several weeks to suss), it was a completely different experience. Completely. I would make sure you take a bunch of different tips including low-density yellow foams (not comply style) just to see. 

EDIT: with the wrong tip, even the Audio Technica CK10 can sound like a beats.

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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
 

My first impression was BASS. BUt that was with poor fit and tips that bunched up in my canals. No treble, no space, but bass. When finally I got the perfect fit (it took several weeks to suss), it was a completely different experience. Completely. I would make sure you take a bunch of different tips including low-density yellow foams (not comply style) just to see. 

EDIT: with the wrong tip, even the Audio Technica CK10 can sound like a beats.

 

I had the black star tips which is used for my w4r, and compared the demo 846 of the shop to the 846 I had just paid for, huge difference. So i'm certain it's not a problem with the tips since it was the same pair.

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Every earphone sits at a different angle in the ear. Some earphones don't get that muddy with the same tips, others do. Angle is something which hugely affects audio quality. Like I said, it took me a few weeks to find the right seating and right tip. Again, the CK10, a bass-shy (according to many people) earphone can boom with the right tip. 

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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
 

Every earphone sits at a different angle in the ear. Some earphones don't get that muddy with the same tips, others do. Angle is something which hugely affects audio quality. Like I said, it took me a few weeks to find the right seating and right tip. Again, the CK10, a bass-shy (according to many people) earphone can boom with the right tip. 


What I mean was using the same physical star tips with the demo se846 unit the shop has, and used the same start tips on the se846 I brought after demoing the shop's unit, and they sound drastically different. In fact it's still the same physical pair of star tips I am using right now.


Edited by milford30 - 5/23/14 at 3:46am
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What's the best DAC + AMP for the Shure SE846 that is compatible with an iPhone 5S and a Macbook Pro? 

 

It would be nice if it can also power high end headphones (like the HD800 or AKG K812) since I might buy these in the near future. 

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For anyone that may be interested, agiprodj.com is having a 15% off sale for Memorial Day weekend, so these can be had for $850 again now.

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Originally Posted by ubs28 View Post
 

What's the best DAC + AMP for the Shure SE846 that is compatible with an iPhone 5S and a Macbook Pro? 

 

It would be nice if it can also power high end headphones (like the HD800 or AKG K812) since I might buy these in the near future. 

 

Check my sig, Pico DAC and RSA Protector is an amazing match. 

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For anyone that may be interested, agiprodj.com is having a 15% off sale for Memorial Day weekend, so these can be had for $850 again now.

 

damn, too late.  story of my life.

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