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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by CRYMTZ View Post

I'm currently trying to decide whether or not to go with the 535LTD or just go all out and get the 846. Did you reach a final verdict on how much of an increase in performance there is between the 535ltd and the 846?
I can't give a percentage of the increase in performance. It's better, but $1000 is still a lot of money. The bass is very impressive though. If you like bass, the SE846 is the obvious choice. Another typical thing about the SE846 is that it sounds overwhelming. It is very musical and passionate. The SE535LTD sounds "clean". If money is an issue, the SE535LTD is worth it.
Edited by s0ny - 4/23/14 at 3:23pm
post #17 of 19

the 846 is better period,no question about that!If you have the money it is a no brainer!Is it worth the upgrade?As with everything else if you can afford it the answer is yes,if you cannot then the answer is no!A new Mercedes is better than a 5 year old Mercedes although they are both outstanding cars!is it worth the upgrade?Same answer,of course it is if you can afford it.I had the 535 reds for a while before getting the 846 and now it is hard for me to listen to the 535 anymore.The 846 has a bigger wider soundstage,much better bass and all kinds of nuance the 535 doesnt have!

post #18 of 19
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When I had my SE535 and SE535LTD, I couldn't determine if burn-in is a placebo thing or not. When I listened to the blue filters two weeks ago, they were terribly muffled. After 30 minutes I didn't use them again, until now. After two weeks black and white filter usage, the blue filter sounds fantastic. I inserted them 10 minutes ago and can't believe how different they sound. They are not as trebled as the white filter, but the muffled mids and highs have turned into very forward mids and non-muffled highs with super smooth bass. I didn't believe in burn-ins of IEMs, but my ears don't lie. The blue filter on the SE846 after two weeks is very impressive. Much better than the SE535LTD. Still don't think it's "two times better", but significantly better.
Edited by s0ny - 4/23/14 at 3:15pm
post #19 of 19
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It is the source. I used my Sony XA50ES CD player with LD MKIII amplifier for the SE846 and the sound quality is jawdropping. I just can't believe that kind of sound is coming out of in-ears. With this setup, I can confirm that it's "two times better" than the SE535. I listened to this setup for a few days. The sound quality is unbelievable. I switched back and forth between my Sennheiser HD650 and the SE846. The HD650 has a better frequency response, but the SE846 has a deeper bass and much better mids.

A smartphone doesn't do this IEM justice, even though it still sounds very good on a phone.
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