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post #571 of 1885

Thanks

 

My FiiO E6, provides reasonable attenuation results, but it's battery is soooo limited :triportsad: 


Edited by zolom - 1/1/14 at 12:24am
post #572 of 1885
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Originally Posted by zolom View Post
 

Thanks

 

My FiiO E6, provides reasonable attenuation results, but it's battery is soooo limited :triportsad: 

I think there's better quality inline volume controls on the market than the Shure one. 

post #573 of 1885
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Originally Posted by tninety View Post

 

I think what they mean is that: Since the SE846's sensitivity would dictate that you listen at very low volumes on many devices, if your source uses digital volume control (most phones and mainstream PMPs), you'd get dramatically reduced bit depth. If you feel that the pot that Shure provides reduces quality, I suggest putting a portable amp like a Fiio with a low (<1 ohm) output impedance between your source and SE846 instead. Turn up the volume to maximum at your source and use the amp as a volume attenuator. 

 

It's true that some airplanes don't give you a volume control at the source and it could be too loud at the default setting.

 

Thanks for clarification, didn't go to deep into the manual so far nice to keep in mind.

 

Like the SE846, the FiiO E18 is a long time pending order and I wonder if (again) I won't switch to eBay... different topic.

 

Continued experience with the SE846 : I initially installed the large Shure large olive tips, and that was fine but not perfect, this morning I decided to use my L Westone Start tips and voilà, the perfect fit! Sound improvement is marginal but seal is just a tad better and comfort is much improved. I recommend those with the SE846 !

post #574 of 1885
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Second impressions : After 3 hours of listening and 10 hours of pink noise, I find the most improved is soundstage : way wider and deeper! I know burn in for BAs is not supposed to happen but I have trouble believing that it's my brain doing this. Whichever, it's really the best buy I have made the last 5 years at last. Kudos Shure!

 

Trying out the warm filter :  it doesn't seem to be even an option for most, but I switched to the warm filter and it's kind of relaxed without loosing too much detail and not adding bass (unlike my former PFE232 warm filter). I find mids are kind of more lush that way too, but then again the phones are not burnt in yet. 

 

Is burn-in really required? If yes than, at what volume level (high, low) should I connect the Pink Noise source (via my laptop)?

 

Thanks

post #575 of 1885
Hi everyone and A Happy New Year to all.

First post here and need some thoughts before taking the plunge for the SE846. I've been using a SE535 for almost three years now and still enjoying it now. I've reluctantly sold my Heir Audio 8A due to fit issues and looking forward for something to replace it. So, I'm posting here seeking some thoughts or feedback of the SE846 using the SE535 (something I can relate to) as a reference. May I ask for those who have experience with both to kindly do a comparison between them.

Thanks in advance.
post #576 of 1885
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Originally Posted by Leo888 View Post

Hi everyone and A Happy New Year to all.

First post here and need some thoughts before taking the plunge for the SE846. I've been using a SE535 for almost three years now and still enjoying it now. I've reluctantly sold my Heir Audio 8A due to fit issues and looking forward for something to replace it. So, I'm posting here seeking some thoughts or feedback of the SE846 using the SE535 (something I can relate to) as a reference. May I ask for those who have experience with both to kindly do a comparison between them.

Thanks in advance.

 

The SE846 is far better than SE535 in term of bass and treble, the sweet and lush mid range is still there. Filter-changing offers you more options to tweak your own sound. Fit and isolation are really good. As you can rotate the earpieces around the cable, it gives you more chance to find the G-Spot of your ears.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

post #577 of 1885
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Originally Posted by davidmolliere View Post

 

Continued experience with the SE846 : I initially installed the large Shure large olive tips, and that was fine but not perfect, this morning I decided to use my L Westone Start tips and voilà, the perfect fit! Sound improvement is marginal but seal is just a tad better and comfort is much improved. I recommend those with the SE846 !

 

I use the L Westone Star tips most of the time myself.  Like you said, great seal and comfort.  And easier insertion compared to having to roll foam tips.

post #578 of 1885
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Originally Posted by zolom View Post

 

Is burn-in really required? If yes than, at what volume level (high, low) should I connect the Pink Noise source (via my laptop)?

 

Thanks

 

Well, balanced armature drivers are "scientifically" not supposed to need any burn-in (while it's generally accepted for dynamic drivers), so there is a debate wether BAs IEMs burn-in is not more of a "brain burn-in". 

 

I have a mixed experience with this.

 

My TF10, PFE232 didn't sound different over time. The difference for the SM3v2 was marginal and I believe it was my brain burning-in to Earsonics tuning.

 

With the S-EM6 I really can swear there was some kind of burn-in as the sound really grew into something less confined and bass also got better after 50 hours or so. Your mileage may vary.


With the SE846 I'd say not matter what science says, if no mechanical part is micro-adjusting with burn-in then my brain must be as there is a significant difference after 30 hours of burn-in and for me it's mainly soundstage, detph and decay that gets way better.

 

I use Noise Machine app for my Mac to generate Pink Noise, to the same level I listen to music.

There are similar apps for Android and there must be for iPods.

 

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I use the L Westone Star tips most of the time myself.  Like you said, great seal and comfort.  And easier insertion compared to having to roll foam tips.

 

Yeah, I ordered those thanks to the headfi's community's advice and it really improved my listening experience, first with the SM3v2 (but insertion was a bit too deep) and the S-EM6 (a bit less but still to long for full insertion). With a SE846 it's a perfect match for me, to the millimeter.

post #579 of 1885

It seems we have a really happy 846 user here :beerchug: Cheers

post #580 of 1885

As far as I am concerned, getting happier and happier as it burns in (or my brain does), I am loosing track of time now and the trick is to take them off!

I think this is going to spread as people get theirs :D

 

Without eBay - 5 days to get them - I'd still be crazy with the inconsistent delay updates from an online shop well known to french audiophiles, they still can't deliver and I don't know a provider in Europe that can... wonder how many european headfiers got their hands on it. Unfortunately my pre-order early november on FiiO E18 seems to be going down the same road, can't wait to check how the SE846 match with it!

post #581 of 1885

Here's Steve Guttenberg's comments on the Shure Se846cl

 

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-57615864-47/audiophiliacs-picks-for-2013-golden-age-of-headphone-design/

 

He likes them more than ciems like the jh13fp!

post #582 of 1885
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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post
 

Here's Steve Guttenberg's comments on the Shure Se846cl

 

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-57615864-47/audiophiliacs-picks-for-2013-golden-age-of-headphone-design/

 

He likes them more than ciems like the jh13fp!

 

....that's nice about the 846, but now that I had to read about the Abyss AB-1266 (again)...that's what I really want...all I have to do is sell a kidney.:(

post #583 of 1885

Go find a HiFiMAN HE-4 if you want an Abyss.  You save some $4755 and the fit is better.  Just saying ;)

 

On topic, anyone able to compare the 846 to the ER4, UM3X, HD800 or LCD-2/3?

post #584 of 1885
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Originally Posted by midnightwalker View Post

The SE846 is far better than SE535 in term of bass and treble, the sweet and lush mid range is still there. Filter-changing offers you more options to tweak your own sound. Fit and isolation are really good. As you can rotate the earpieces around the cable, it gives you more chance to find the G-Spot of your ears.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


Thanks for the input midnightwalker.

So, SE846 still retains the Shure house sound with better high and low. I do really liked the intimate presentation of the SE535 and wonders if the SE846 have the same kind of presentation.

Would appreciate some thoughts about this and hopefully more people could chip in with your take about this.


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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post

Here's Steve Guttenberg's comments on the Shure Se846cl

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-57615864-47/audiophiliacs-picks-for-2013-golden-age-of-headphone-design/

He likes them more than ciems like the jh13fp!

Thanks for the link Kunlun and will read up on it.
post #585 of 1885
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

Go find a HiFiMAN HE-4 if you want an Abyss.  You save some $4755 and the fit is better.  Just saying ;)

 

On topic, anyone able to compare the 846 to the ER4, UM3X, HD800 or LCD-2/3?

 

The first time I heard the 846s, they reminded me my first pair of LCD-3.

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