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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post

So no response from Shure yet on my broken phones, hmmm....so I figured I would try them out anyway with one earbud and I'm trying them out of my iPhone now, just the left earbud since the right one is not working, and maybe it's because I'm using an iPhone or because it's only one earphone but they don't sound too impressive to me so far, I am wondering too if they take time to burn-in.

Did you call Shure Service?

All you need to do is print out the Service Repair Form, fill it out (you do not need to enter credit card information as it is under warranty) and send in just your IEMs with a copy of your proof of purchase or invoice and the service form. Make sure you pay for tracking and insurance ($1,000 of insurance by the USPS is about $4) to know it arrived.

That is it. I sent my in on a Monday (next day delivery) and had a replacement in 4 days (I paid the extra $20 to have it returned overnight).
Edited by spook76 - 2/25/14 at 9:16pm
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Originally Posted by Eugguy View Post
 

Question here. Does the 846 respond well to some burn-in? How long? And how much of a change in sound can I expect?

 

None.  That said, the cable and molding wire do loosen up over time making them more flexible.

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I have had a rather strange experience in regards to burning in the 846. It sounded really good ootb 2 weeks ago but was caught worried because it sounded muddy and lifeless the past 4-5 days. I decided to put it on the burn then on and thought i had make a bad choice. Guess burn in plays a part for me as what I heard today out of my 846 is stupendous. Aii things that were said of the 846 came pouring back into my ears. So, take it with a grain of salt as is this my personal experience with burning in process. Also, I don't see any harm doing so.
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Th 900 Fostex, closed system, Japanese Cherry birch. Yes awesome for bass heads but separation, 3d, and high end clarity makes this a MUST try. Again I started with 846 which lead to th900 and hpa8 fostex amp. Bought 5s oyaide continental usb cause if you are turning Japanese, might as well go all the way.
Edited by Whazzzup - 2/26/14 at 5:20am
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Please get them replaced, an i phone is ok, a pre amp a whole new level.
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I find burn in subjective IMO, there is some for sure but, I think ones ears get used to what they are hearing and appreciate it more. Listening at night seems better than in the morning as another variable.
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Originally Posted by Whazzzup View Post

I find burn in subjective IMO, there is some for sure but, I think ones ears get used to what they are hearing and appreciate it more. Listening at night seems better than in the morning as another variable.

This is a huge aspect of burn in. Your ears are simply adjusting to a new sound frequency chart.

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Originally Posted by Whazzzup View Post

I find burn in subjective IMO, there is some for sure but, I think ones ears get used to what they are hearing and appreciate it more. Listening at night seems better than in the morning as another variable.

Might be the case as described. Agreed.
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post


IEMs are reviewed by Joker and he stated he could not secure a demo from Shure for testing. 

 

Surprising that Joker wasn't able to get a pair from Shure, especially since he is now affiliated with InnerFidelity. Not to mention his stature here at HeadFi

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I love my SE846's.  I'm not an audiophile, so it's harder for me to describe than the pros here are able to.  They just sound better than all the other IEM's I've owned (PTH500's, W3, W4R, Audeo Phonac 232's....never owned the SE535's though).  The W3's were my "go to" buds for Classic Rock & Hip Hop, but I preferred the W4R's for vocals and Classical music.  I loved the 232's as well...deep, rich bass, although I felt the the treble was a little to bright (harsh??) for me at times depending on the recording.  Needless to say, I immediately gave my son the W3's, sold the 232's and only use the SE846's now, even though I kept the W4R's on hold as backups just in case.  I think the SE846's are definitely worth the asking price if you can afford to pay it.  I've been using them with my Fiio X3 and E12, but I disconnected the E12 due to the overkill factor, as the X3's amp is more than ample enough already.  I currently have HD650's for headphones which are hooked up to my PC via a Fiio E09K/E17, and the SE846's sound way better to me on my portable....not even close actually.  Hopefully I'll remedy that with the WooAudio WA7 Amp/DAC that I have on order (along with the upgrade tubes).  I've heard that amp/DAC will do wonders for the 650's.  I'm pretty new to this hobby, but I'm sure having a lot of fun with it.  Just my .02 cents.

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Originally Posted by ag8908 View Post


No, the bass is only "active" when the recording calls for it, so no, it is not fatiguing at all. Given you have good recordings.

I am not a basshead and usually listen to accuracy. I think 846 is smooth, engaging but can seriously slam it down given it has a 'true subwoofer' ready to kick in.

Put it this way: it is everything what 535 wish for and more. Yes it is worth an upgrade. I used 530 ling time ago.

Does it in any way make your ears hurt or get tired from prolonged listening? If not, does bass ever do that to your ears? (just want to make sure you don't have bass-proof ears)
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Originally Posted by ag8908 View Post
 

Does anyone think this is worth buying? Or is it bad batch?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271411984912?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1431.l2649&autorefresh=true


ask for manufacturing dates, I heard of some phase issues for the earlier batch. And at this price now, the discount is not large enough to take risk buying from Ebay. I heard there are some shops selling cheaper than retail. Ask someone here to PM you the shop name.

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Originally Posted by Audiowood View Post
 


ask for manufacturing dates, I heard of some phase issues for the earlier batch. And at this price now, the discount is not large enough to take risk buying from Ebay. I heard there are some shops selling cheaper than retail. Ask someone here to PM you the shop name.


Out of curiosity what is a phase issue?

 

Edit: Also, does anyone know the exact cutoff date (or approximate) when they corrected manufacturing errors? Not just for me but it's probably something a lot of others would like to know as well.


Edited by ag8908 - 2/26/14 at 4:48pm
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Originally Posted by ag8908 View Post
 


Out of curiosity what is a phase issue?

 

Edit: Also, does anyone know the exact cutoff date (or approximate) when they corrected manufacturing errors? Not just for me but it's probably something a lot of others would like to know as well.

 

I haven't experience any phase issue and I am on the 12/24 batch.

 

Go to top of the thread and type phase at the search button in this thread and you will see a lot of phase issues being discussed.

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