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post #1246 of 8403
Not nearly as experienced as a lot who post here but I'm a simple guy and the hpa8 fostex is a wonderful thing. Not as portable more of a desk top type amp. It took my 846 to a whole new level, but I bought it mostly to pair th900.
post #1247 of 8403
I have the Final Audio Design FI BA SS which i equally enjoy.
Interestingly Astell Kern seem to be branding these for their new earphones.
post #1248 of 8403
I actually went back to the bright filter, was missing the transparency, my brain needed to burn in to the ZX1 sound I think

@cheznous : I considered FIBASS as I love Final Audio but went FOR SE846, how would you compare them?
post #1249 of 8403
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Originally Posted by Whazzzup View Post

Has anyone found anything close to the 846 period. I just can imagine, hands down best in ear experience one can have. IMO.
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

Pretty safe to assume others can prefer the JH13fp or UM Miracle.

 

@ Solude,
Those two you mention are Customs, right? So, if we are talking about IEM's then the Tralucent 1plus2 and FitEar TG-334 come to mind. If customs are in the running then there's the new Noble K10 and the JH Roxanne to consider also.
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Ignoring the price gap, the 1plus2 and 334 have characters that make them niche products and the K10 and Rox aren't in enough hands to consider them known commodities yet in my opinion.  They could well be great though, time will tell.

post #1251 of 8403
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

Ignoring the price gap, the 1plus2 and 334 have characters that make them niche products...

 

Can you please elaborate about about the "characters that make them niche products". Those of us persuing "the best" IEM's (like me) would like to know more about these other choices.

post #1252 of 8403

Hey everyone

 

Am i the only one that doesn't like the sound signature of Shure IEM's?

 

It all started when i got my Shure E5 in 2004.

 

I never liked them and after 10 years i still don't like them (i use them at the gym and will be swapping them with the VC02 when i get them).

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/90579/shure-e5-very-disappointed

http://www.head-fi.org/t/89630/shure-e5-harsh

Threads started by me 2004.

 

A while i actually thought there was something wrong with them.

 

Then yesterday i tried the SE846 and i was chocked how close the core sound signature was to the Shure E5. Ofcours everything was better with the SE846, especially the bass, absolutely amazing bass, but i didn't like the overall sound signature.

I also tried the K3003 and IE800, and i actually liked the SE846 least of them. Now atleast i know there is not something wrong with my E5.

 

I do read this forum a lot, and i can't remember anyone mentioning something like i just wrote above (not liking the overall shure sound signature).

 

I know this is wrong thread to write in because all of you here probably absolutely love them, i just have to let it out :)

 

Regards

Raptor

post #1253 of 8403

Dumbing it way down, the 334 is very thick and dark sounding, the 1plus2 mixes exaggerated mid bass with a big treble spike.  Which is not to say they don't have their fans just that they are love hate type products.

post #1254 of 8403
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I also tried the K3003 and IE800, and i actually liked the SE846 least of them. 

 

For every bass head, there is a treble head ;)

 

The bright filter would help but the Shure just doesn't have the treble level and reach that the AKG and Senn have.  That said if you don't enjoy broad elevated treble or spikes... then the Shure becomes the better choice.

post #1255 of 8403

@raptor,

You are the only one indeed. Well, there were this other chap but he disappeared in strange circumstances after making similar comments. 

Personally, I heard the IE800, FitEar 334 and K10, and I was left unimpressed by all.

Just buy the one you like the most. 

 

PS: By the way, there isn't an overall Shure Signature. Shure, like other brands, sell a variety of headphones to suit different tastes and applications.


Edited by zenpunk - 2/23/14 at 1:23pm
post #1256 of 8403
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post
 

@raptor,

You are the only one indeed. Well, there were this other chap but he disappeared in strange circumstances after making similar comments. 

Personally, I heard the IE800, FitEar 334 and K10, and I was left unimpressed by all.

Just buy the one you like the most. 

 

PS: By the way, there isn't an overall Shure Signature. Shure, like other brands, sell a variety of headphones to suit different tastes and applications.

 

That is probably true. I only tried the Shure SE215 fast, but as i remebered, they sounded a little different than my Shure E5 and SE846. The E5 and SE846 however sounds a little more similar :)

post #1257 of 8403

Not sure I agree with that.  ALL the Shures are very midrange dominant.  Everything stems off that.  A little more refined, a little more bass, a little more treble.  

post #1258 of 8403
At this price point, usually it is just a matter of choosing your preferred flavor of fabulous.
post #1259 of 8403
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post

Not sure I agree with that.  ALL the Shures are very midrange dominant.  Everything stems off that.  A little more refined, a little more bass, a little more treble.  

Having owned the 215, 535 and now the 846 I have to disagree. The 215 is not midrange dominant as the following freq chart shows.


In a month Spyro your holy grail will be released, the Westone W60, and I am sure you will be telling us all how it is far superior to the SE846.
post #1260 of 8403
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At this price point, usually it is just a matter of choosing your preferred flavor of fabulous.

Well said. The man who started this thread Jelt taught me that lesson. At this price there is no better or worse just different. Some seek neutrality some seek musicality (to name two preferences) and for each there is a best.
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