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post #106 of 16754

Jelt,

 

After must deliberation I've decided to get the HM-901 with balanced amp over the AK120... and the Shure SE846s. Seems like a dream combination. Where do you get the balanced TRRS cable for the Shure's from, or was it a custom job?

 

I'd like to pick both up while I'm in Tokyo this week, or maybe in China next week.

 

 

Cheers!

-D

post #107 of 16754
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post

 

Set up: iPhone 5 with 320kbps---Apple lightning to 30 pin adapter---OCC silver LOD---RSA Protector amplifier---balanced OCC silver cables---SE846 with Westone Star Tips.

 

Where to pick up the balanced OCC silver cables for the SE846?

 

Thanks

-D

post #108 of 16754
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Originally Posted by droogtk View Post

Where to pick up the balanced OCC silver cables for the SE846?

Thanks
-D

D,

Headphone Lounge is great. They have a thread here at Head-Fi and you can PM Ted Allen. Please note, you need a balanced amp (like the RSA Protector or new F-35 Lightning) for the balanced cables. If you do not have a balanced amp, I still would suggest OCC silver cables for the SE846. It brings greater clarity and detail to the music.
post #109 of 16754
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by droogtk View Post

Jelt,

 

After must deliberation I've decided to get the HM-901 with balanced amp over the AK120... and the Shure SE846s. Seems like a dream combination. Where do you get the balanced TRRS cable for the Shure's from, or was it a custom job?

 

I'd like to pick both up while I'm in Tokyo this week, or maybe in China next week.

 

 

Cheers!

-D

 

Congrats! This is a great combination- you will enjoy it very much. I got it as a custom job. Unfortunately almost nobody uses TRRS apart from Hifiman... Nonetheless, 901 with balanced card run single-ended to the SE846 is very good too and I like it a lot- I actually prefer it for mid-centric music like R&B or Jazz. So you can always the hm901 + balanced first together with your Shures, and then work on getting a custom cable separately.

post #110 of 16754
I was talking to Peter at DHC and I thought of a solution for the balanced problem... DHC's ultrashort adapter can be used from RSA Balanced to TRRS or 3.5mm smily_headphones1.gif though at the price of $120 I dont think many will go that route.
post #111 of 16754
If I were to just run my SE846 from an iPhone or iPad what would be the best cables? Sorry for the newb question. Never owned a set of IEMs with removable cables.
post #112 of 16754

My SE846's arrived in the mail today.  So far I'm liking what I hear.  Not too crazy about the ergonomics of the over-the-ear memory wire but it's workable. Only issue is that the tips were a bear to change (I changed from default foam olive to larger olive tip).  Tough to get them off and on. I still don't have the replacement tip fully down to the base of the stem. I'm afraid that I'll break it!  Any "tips" on changing the tips?

post #113 of 16754
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Originally Posted by aaf evo View Post

If I were to just run my SE846 from an iPhone or iPad what would be the best cables? Sorry for the newb question. Never owned a set of IEMs with removable cables.

I would suggest OCC silver coated copper or pure silver depending on how much you want to spend. Both pair well with the 846. Headphone Lounge is probably the best price out there for custom cables
post #114 of 16754
Look at toxic cables. If you can wait its great! At least 9 weeks..i got mine in 8 but pure silver 7n occ .... And sounds great!
post #115 of 16754
I dont like coated copper or silver. Just go with pure silver or pure copper. If you want both get both copper and silver wires.
post #116 of 16754
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

I was talking to Peter at DHC and I thought of a solution for the balanced problem... DHC's ultrashort adapter can be used from RSA Balanced to TRRS or 3.5mm smily_headphones1.gif though at the price of $120 I dont think many will go that route.

I use this. I also have a separate shure to trrs cable, but it's basically the same thing just less hassle.
post #117 of 16754

Well, I just received my SE846's....initial impression is wonderful.  Night & day difference between both my SE425's and my UE900's.  Only having used the balanced filter so far, the soundstage is great, the low end is much better than the UE900's, despite both being quad drivers.  It seems to bring everything more forward just the right amount, and instrument separation is great.  Low freqs don't seem to bleed into the midbass, which makes this IEM seem much more detailed than what I am used to.  High freqs are just right with the balanced filter IMO.  They seem to handle any genre I throw at them with ease.  It may be a bit of a placebo effect, but so far I think I've found my endgame for portable audio.  This is going from a Sony F series > LOD > RSA Shadow amp.  I have a set of FAW hybrid cables on the way, and I don't know how much better that these can get at this point.  If they manage to open the IEM's up a bit more, I will be in a blissful audio state.  With no fit issues whatsoever, I can't see the need to move to customs from these.

post #118 of 16754

The most fun part for me of this and the other SE846 thread is knowing for a fact that Spyro will be getting himself a pair of 846s rather soon despite all his efforts to convince himself (and others) that EQ'ing his 535s practically matches the 846's sonics. Well, that and knowing for a fact, too, that once he gets his hands on a pair of 846s he will declare them the best thing ever—better, of course, than his JH5s and the previous JH13s & JH16s he once owned, quite possibly adding that he will have absolutely no interest in trying any other TOTL universals (TG334, K3003, Parterre, 1p2 & IE800) or any other custom IEMs.

Never liked using the expression 'mark my words', but in this case... Yes, and I'm saying this without having heard the 846s myself.


Edited by music_4321 - 8/28/13 at 6:24pm
post #119 of 16754
Thread Starter 
Isn't that the whole point of this hobby? Trying new things? I'm sure all of us need another iem as much as we need- pardon the French- another bullet in our brains. But that doesn't stop us smily_headphones1.gif

Having said that I think it's a much better idea buying the latest and greatest from a company he already likes (Shure) than "sound unheard", or worse, a company he doesn't like.

Personally upgraditis has been seriously kept at bay by these iems. I may be out of the game until shure releases their next iem- lets see. Comfort, sound, quality, signature- this checks all the boxes for me. For example I acquired the re600 and ue900 recently too (re600 bundle with hm901; ue900 bundle with se846), but I've had less than an hour with each simply because whenever I want to listen to music it is always, everytime, se846 first and last.

In my opinion, it also helps that shure seems to have a super long release cycle- improves the value of these iems and provides a good panacea for upgraditis at the same time smily_headphones1.gif
post #120 of 16754
These look promising. Looking forward to more of m coupes impressions after more time.
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