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Originally Posted by Audiowood View Post

dacport, zx1 or m8 (highest impedance setting)..

 

Highest or right most?  Right most is the lowest impedance which in the case of the 846 would be the one that drops the treble/raises the bass the least.

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I own a few silver cables, although not for the Shure, but I haven't detected so far  any differences in SQ contrary to many reports on here. :rolleyes:

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pure occ silver cable makes a lot difference in terms of clarity (level of brightness), soundstage and detail. It complements 846s.
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Originally Posted by vilhelm44 View Post

It was ACS that I found but they informed me that they don't do the SE846.

They say that they don't, but their 535 moulds fit the 846 better than they fit the 535s
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pure occ silver cable makes a lot difference in terms of clarity (level of brightness), soundstage and detail. It complements 846s.

Agree, 100% just testing out my DHC cable now, and holy "&££ the difference is amazing! I have money to spare, so bought this cable, I was only half believing that it would make that much difference. I can not convey how good this sounds!
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post
 

I own a few silver cables, although not for the Shure, but I haven't detected so far  any differences in SQ contrary to many reports on here. :rolleyes:

 

So there are cables made especially to compliment specific IEM's? So one cable wouldn't work for all?

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I do think there is a difference in cables, but I didn't when I first came to this site in 2001.  How you notice the difference in cables is often attributable to two separate but important reasons:

1) noticing specific traits of your headphones over time - this can come with experience

2) sustained brain damage as a result of visiting head-fi

 

I might be looking for cables for my Shure 846 soon too.  I've got a Cypher Labs Duet coming and I'm curious about how balanced cables impact IEMs.  I'm probably going to go for the cables from Moon-Audio because I like the quality of their cables and the flexibility.

 

For your last question, different IEMs usually have different connectors for the headphone cable.  The Shure IEMs have a Shure connector to attach headphone cables.  You would need a headphone cable with a Shure connector. 

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The Shure doesn't use the more common JH/Westone connectors so you need a special cable with MMX terminations.

The DHC cables looks incredibly thick, unflexible and unconfortable. I know, I have owned a similar size cable from Forza audio. I stop using it after one days and sold it.

Despite being completely unsuited  for IEM use and overpriced, people still rave about them. :confused: 


Edited by zenpunk - 2/18/14 at 5:44am
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Originally Posted by utdeep View Post
 

I do think there is a difference in cables, but I didn't when I first came to this site in 2001.  How you notice the difference in cables is often attributable to two separate but important reasons:

1) noticing specific traits of your headphones over time - this can come with experience

2) sustained brain damage as a result of visiting head-fi

 

I might be looking for cables for my Shure 846 soon too.  I've got a Cypher Labs Duet coming and I'm curious about how balanced cables impact IEMs.  I'm probably going to go for the cables from Moon-Audio because I like the quality of their cables and the flexibility.

 

For your last question, different IEMs usually have different connectors for the headphone cable.  The Shure IEMs have a Shure connector to attach headphone cables.  You would need a headphone cable with a Shure connector. 

 

Thanks for that. That makes sense with regards to connectors, I didn't event think of the obvious there :). I like the idea of more flexible cables as well. I'm going to enjoy the 846's with the stock cables for the time being as they are head and shoulders above my old Phonak Audeo PFE 232's.

 

What is the idea behind balanced cables; are they supposed to change the sound signature more than normal cables? It's interesting to find all these different ways of improving sound, it's the first time I've properly looked into it.

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Word of advice: DON'T look into it. It is a pitfall straight into hell! :veryevil:

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Okay, 2 hours in and there is an issue. I've had crap cables from eBay but after testing this DHC cable out I seem to have a connection issue in the left ear. I can replicate it easily, but I'm not sure if it's the IEM or the cable, I think it's the iem. I'm going to do an cable swap and check in the morning and see what happens, I think the female part of the connection is slightly wide. Don't know if anyone else has had this? It only happens when I lay down, I'll test and post tomorrow. Good to know that as per previous posts, shure customer services are grade a+.

PS, the cables are awesome, amazing sound, and sexy as...., pictures to follow
Edited by D1scoDav - 2/18/14 at 5:58am
post #1182 of 16769
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

The Shure doesn't use the more common JH/Westone connectors so you need a special cable with MMX terminations.
The DHC cables looks incredibly thick, unflexible and unconfortable. I know, I have owned a similar size cable from Forza audio. I stop using it after one days and sold it.
Despite being completely unsuited  for IEM use and overpriced, people still rave about them. confused.gif  
The one that I have just got is thick yea, it's 8 braid, although it is actually the most comfortable cable I've tried yet due to the fact that it is woven to fold back over the ear
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post
 

Word of advice: DON'T look into it. It is a pitfall straight into hell! :veryevil:

 

I'm starting to see that already :etysmile:

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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

Word of advice: DON'T look into it. It is a pitfall straight into hell! very_evil_smiley.gif

Thanks.... That pre warning could have come 3 months ago....
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Originally Posted by vilhelm44 View Post
 

After a lot of fiddling around with different eartips I found one that works perfectly for me with the 846's; the Westone Star Tip...what a relief! What a sound, I've never heard music come alive like this! They have rarely come out of my ears since :-).

 

I've seen silver cables mentioned a lot in this thread, do they make a big difference from the stock cables? Would they be worth picking up? I'm currently using a Cowon J3 and will be using the Fiio X5 soon.

 

I agree with you on the Star Tip - that's my tip of choice on the 846's.

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