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Fortunately, I'm at a point in my life where I can afford to treat myself to luxuries like this.  I don't see how I'd be here though, if I were an avid head-fi-er when I was a student!  Hope you all enjoy and good luck to you!!

 

It's easy. I try to never eat out. I prefer my own cooking to most restaurants anyway. When I want to treat myself, I buy a $10 cut of premium New York Strip steak at Walmart, and pan sear it with a spice recipe I found on the net. I've yet to eat a steak that's better than mine. That, and good friends in the hobby who you share phones with. That way, you never buy blind. Plus, the FS forum is a very nice insurance policy.

 

The worst part is that I've also gotten into photography, an equally expensive hobby. The good thing about photography is that there are no sound signatures to get bored of. You have a great camera, take a picture, then post process to your liking.

post #1217 of 16770
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Originally Posted by davidmolliere View Post

I just got a Sony ZX1, and this player is just a fantastic match for the SE846! Mind blowingly good, soundstage, deep and textured bass, micro details, fantastic dynamic range (all this No EQ and no enhancement) and contrary to what I've read not (to my ears) a cold analytical sound, rather North of neutral even with the bright filter.

It's a huge step up from an already fairly good iPod Touch 5G, and world's better than the Note3 + FiiO E18...

If you're looking for a great (& connected) player for the amazing SE846, I advise you check it out!

 

My rig precisely...  :D  I use the bright filter as well on the 846, and have never been a treblehead; this just gives the most neutral detailed sound sig to my ears, that's all! 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633511/pictures-of-your-portable-rig-part-xvi/9855#post_10230397


Edited by cn11 - 2/21/14 at 2:43pm
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I just picked up a pair of SE846 about 2 weeks ago after debating between the SE846 and the Westone W40.  I was fortunate enough to be able to try both and although there is quite a price difference, the SE846 was the one that made me smile the most when I listen to it.  

 

This forum is great and definitely provided me with a lot of info to help with my decision. 

 

I'm also using the white filter right now and with the Westone star tips it makes a pretty great combo.  

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Originally Posted by davidmolliere View Post

I just got a Sony ZX1, and this player is just a fantastic match for the SE846! Mind blowingly good, soundstage, deep and textured bass, micro details, fantastic dynamic range (all this No EQ and no enhancement) and contrary to what I've read not (to my ears) a cold analytical sound, rather North of neutral even with the bright filter.

It's a huge step up from an already fairly good iPod Touch 5G, and world's better than the Note3 + FiiO E18...

If you're looking for a great (& connected) player for the amazing SE846, I advise you check it out!

 

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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post
 

 

My rig precisely...  :D  I use the bright filter as well on the 846, and have never been a treblehead; this just gives the most neutral detailed sound sig to my ears, that's all! 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633511/pictures-of-your-portable-rig-part-xvi/9855#post_10230397

 

Me 3. ZX1 + Shure 846 (white filter) = superb..

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Originally Posted by Audiowood View Post


Me 3. ZX1 + Shure 846 (white filter) = superb..
Me 4. I do not own the 846 but own the ZX1 and tried the combo and it sounds great. I am contemplating getting the 846 soon. I want an affordable silver cable so I'm thinking Silver Dragon V1.
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From what I had read about the ZX1 sound signature I anticipated going to the black filter I was surprised that the bright pairs so well!

Very different sound signature than the U shaped sig of F807 I owned a while back the ZX1 has way better mediums, not even speaking of dynamic range, depth, soundstage...
Edited by davidmolliere - 2/21/14 at 3:15pm
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Me 4. I do not own the 846 but own the ZX1 and tried the combo and it sounds great. I am contemplating getting the 846 soon. I want an affordable silver cable so I'm thinking Silver Dragon V1.

FYI Headphone Lounge is selling an OCC silver 25.5 AWG cable starting at $150 and both the leads (positive) as well as the grounds are pure OCC silver.
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FYI Headphone Lounge is selling an OCC silver 25.5 AWG cable starting at $150 and both the leads (positive) as well as the grounds are pure OCC silver.

 

I just got the cable today. love it so far, didn't bother to compare to stock yet. I will at some time in future..not sure why Shure picked a sticky material as stock cable out of so many hundreds of non-sticky sleeves. Why? and to make things worst it has memory too.. coil around your player and it becomes a spring.. ok too much whining already. :)

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Regarding the cable, how much of a difference does the thicker and thinner cable make. Thanks.
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Regarding the cable, how much of a difference does the thicker and thinner cable make. Thanks.

For an IEM cable that is only 4' long there is little or no sonic difference. It is the OCC process that matters most not the gauge as long as the gauge is around 26 or bigger.
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For an IEM cable that is only 4' long there is little or no sonic difference. It is the OCC process that matters most not the gauge as long as the gauge is around 26 or bigger.

So, a noob question if you don't mind. HPL 25.5 AWG is below 26, does that mean that I should go for a thicker cable or the 0.5 is negligible where SQ is concerned. Thanks again.

Btw, another thing I'm looking at is whether having a 8 braided cable better than a 4 braided cable.
Edited by Leo888 - 2/21/14 at 8:09pm
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So, a noob question if you don't mind. HPL 25.5 AWG is below 26, does that mean that I should go for a thicker cable or the 0.5 is negligible where SQ is concerned. Thanks again.

Btw, another thing I'm looking at is whether having a 8 braided cable better than a 4 braided cable.

Save yourself $50 and buy the 25.5AWG the sonic difference is negligible if any.

As for 4 vs 8 braided cable, I have never understood doubling the number of cables as you have two leads and two grounds so what is the purpose of 8. I believe it is to add to the overall gauge but simply larger gauge cables will accomplish what doubling the number is attempting to do.
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Originally Posted by Leo888 View Post


So, a noob question if you don't mind. HPL 25.5 AWG is below 26, does that mean that I should go for a thicker cable or the 0.5 is negligible where SQ is concerned. Thanks again.

Btw, another thing I'm looking at is whether having a 8 braided cable better than a 4 braided cable.

 

Hey guys, a reminder that numerically, the smaller the AWG, the larger the wire diameter.  And the difference between 25.5 AWG and 26 AWG is .001 inch in diameter of conductor.

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Thanks everyone for the inputs, appreciate it. That gives me a better understanding about cabling.
post #1230 of 16770
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Originally Posted by Audiowood View Post
 

 

I just got the cable today. love it so far, didn't bother to compare to stock yet. I will at some time in future..not sure why Shure picked a sticky material as stock cable out of so many hundreds of non-sticky sleeves. Why? and to make things worst it has memory too.. coil around your player and it becomes a spring.. ok too much whining already. :)

 

That's about all there is to whine about though! I agree the stock cable is definitely not the most comfortable thing. 

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