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post #1186 of 16770
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Originally Posted by vilhelm44 View Post
 

 

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.

 

I still haven't figured it out, and I've been on this site for quite some time.  I used the balanced XLR connector for my LCD3 on the Centrance HiFi-M8 but I found the single-ended output of the WA7 to be far better for both IEMs and the LCD3.  I thought balanced was about power and a sense of space, but it doesn't seem that way.  I've seen more and more reviews argue that balanced isn't necessarily better than single-ended recently.  However, my experience might have been unique because the WA7 is a tube desktop amp vs. the M8 being a portable solid state amp.  The WA7 might have just been a much better Dac/Amp.

 

It certainly is a more expensive way to go.

post #1187 of 16770
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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  

Actually the Shure MMCX connector is becoming the more common. Westone has switch over to them so now UE, Westone and Shure use the MMCX.
post #1188 of 16770
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Originally Posted by vilhelm44 View Post

Thanks for that. That makes sense with regards to connectors, I didn't event think of the obvious there smily_headphones1.gif. 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.

Balanced cables is a short hand way of saying balanced terminated cables. Same materials used in the cables but certain amplifiers have a balanced out so you need a balanced termination. Examples are the RSA Lightning, SR-71B or certain amps by ALO and iBasso to name three.

I think OCC silver cables and a balanced amp pair perfectly with the 846 but you are looking at least $700 in additional cost.
post #1189 of 16770
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Originally Posted by S lude View Post

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.

Its right most, it sort of bring out the vocal..

which do u prefer?
post #1190 of 16770
Ok someone correct me if I am wrong...

I am looking at two cables from Moon Audio. The Silver Dragon and the Black Dragon. Now the differences are that the Silver has more clarity? Black Dragon has more bass and soundstage?

What would you recommend for the 846? I believe I read that when Jude demoed the 846 he used the Black Dragon and enjoyed it. I would like a cable that can bring the best out of the 846. Thanks ahead of time!
post #1191 of 16770
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Originally Posted by Eugguy View Post

Ok someone correct me if I am wrong...

I am looking at two cables from Moon Audio. The Silver Dragon and the Black Dragon. Now the differences are that the Silver has more clarity? Black Dragon has more bass and soundstage?

What would you recommend for the 846? I believe I read that when Jude demoed the 846 he used the Black Dragon and enjoyed it. I would like a cable that can bring the best out of the 846. Thanks ahead of time!

a few other head-fiers recommended the OCC silver cable from headphonelounge when i asked for a cable recommendation a few pages back. might want to look into that!

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Originally Posted by Eugguy View Post

Ok someone correct me if I am wrong...

I am looking at two cables from Moon Audio. The Silver Dragon and the Black Dragon. Now the differences are that the Silver has more clarity? Black Dragon has more bass and soundstage?

What would you recommend for the 846? I believe I read that when Jude demoed the 846 he used the Black Dragon and enjoyed it. I would like a cable that can bring the best out of the 846. Thanks ahead of time!

 

 

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Originally Posted by lyrrom View Post
 

a few other head-fiers recommended the OCC silver cable from headphonelounge when i asked for a cable recommendation a few pages back. might want to look into that!

 

 

That's the one I got.  Great, fast service, nice cable.  I don't acknowledge any SQ difference, but I didn't look or test for any. (The one from headphonelounge, that is)


Edited by BobJS - 2/18/14 at 1:01pm
post #1193 of 16770
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post
 

 

 

 

 

That's the one I got.  Great, fast service, nice cable.  I don't acknowledge any SQ difference, but I didn't look or test for any.

i ordered a set a couple of days back. hoping to receive them soon! ordering from ted has been a pleasant experience all round.

post #1194 of 16770
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Originally Posted by Eugguy View Post

I am looking at two cables from Moon Audio. The Silver Dragon and the Black Dragon. Now the differences are that the Silver has more clarity? Black Dragon has more bass and soundstage?

 

Silver is silver and silver plated copper mix, Black pure copper.  Same geometry, same strands, same dielectric.  Only difference is a 1% drop in impedance, 0.005ohm over 5ft.  That said it's a small price difference so... meh.

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I ordered the Shure SE846 and should arrive next week. They better sound alot better than my Shure SE535 since they cost $1000. I'm going to be disappointed if it's only a marginal upgrade for that kind of money ( I can't find a demo unit, so I just followed some reviews )

post #1196 of 16770

I got em, they are fantastic for sub woofer in your head effect, but im sure you agree.

post #1197 of 16770
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Originally Posted by ubs28 View Post
 

I ordered the Shure SE846 and should arrive next week.

 

Me too. Got this today from an online store. The store itself was out-of-stock so they are being 'drop-shipped' directly from Shure:

 

"We have confirmed that your SE846-CL's will be shipping out to you TODAY via 2nd Day Air at no charge to you.  Shure has had tremendous response to these earphones ever since their promotion of the product at NAMM 2014, so their order processing took a little longer than normal."

post #1198 of 16770

I got the exact same response today too! I guess you ordered from agiprodj.com too?

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I guess the both of you ordered from AGIPRODJ after i received your PMs! I got the message as well.
post #1200 of 16770
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Originally Posted by ubs28 View Post
 

I ordered the Shure SE846 and should arrive next week. They better sound alot better than my Shure SE535 since they cost $1000. I'm going to be disappointed if it's only a marginal upgrade for that kind of money ( I can't find a demo unit, so I just followed some reviews )

 

Never heard the SE535, so cannot compare.  I hope you find the SE846 worth the money, but it definitely won't be twice as good, law of diminishing returns and all that.  I think the SE846 is 30-40% better than my Phonak PFEs, which I bought for only $130.  But the SE846 is worth it.  Things like this are hard to quantify because what makes us audiophiles is the appreciation of that last few % of improvement...it means a lot more to us than people who use the earphones that come with their iPhones.

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