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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

If you going to buy from eBay there are two very important things you need. One, a copy of the receipt from the original buyer and two the name of the seller to make sure they are an authorized Shure distributor. The two times I have called Shure for service they required me to send them a copy of my receipt.

As for the phase problems and dead IEMs I believe they were all first batch like mine manufactured before October.
post #1352 of 16769
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Originally Posted by JAG87 View Post
 

 

Agree. Stayed off head-fi for almost three years and I didn't spend a dime on headphones during that time. However wasn't fully satisfied with what I had, so here I am spending money again. This time though I'm pretty sure I'm done for a good while. I only see re-fits in my future.


Jag, in a few words, how would you compare your Roxanne's and JH16s to the Se846?

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I am very content with the 846 as well, and likewise believe it can do a lot exceedingly well. Prior to this, I was happy with the TG334 for a year and a half (an unheard of long stint for me)... I hope to be happy with the 846 for at least that long too (the FA-4E is in between, and a damn fine IEM too). 

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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post
 

I am very content with the 846 as well, and likewise believe it can do a lot exceedingly well. Prior to this, I was happy with the TG334 for a year and a half (an unheard of long stint for me)... I hope to be happy with the 846 for at least that long too (the FA-4E is in between, and a damn fine IEM too). 

 

Hey!

How would you compare the FA-4E with the SE846? 

 

I'm very intrested in the FA-4E :)

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I think I found the right thread to post in:

 

Hello dear head-fiers, here some background before I start:

 

I started my head-fi journey 2.5 years ago, after a dissapointed buy (haven't done any research before) of an AKG QXXX on-ear (dont remember, lost them and dont care).

After that I did a long research an bought Shure SE425. It took me some time to get used to a flatter sound signature, I was definitely used to boomy sound. But I liked this ear phone very much, and it became my daily one.

Some weeks ago I bought the SE215 for cycling. I wanted something more "fun" sounding (and something I bother less to sweat inside), but didn't think this was really a fun sounding or very much bassier IEM after purchasing them. However, I broke the sound nozzle after 2 days only. It was totally my fault, I was in a hurry, they fell on the floor, and I walked on them. So thats my fault.

I wasn't in a hurry to purchase only the left side of this IEM (the Shure distributer here gave me the option to buy one side only), since I had the SE425 and liked them better for their clearer and more detailed sound.

Unfortunately I broke my right side sound nozzle of the 425 also. This time I didn't stepped on them, I only took the ear tip out to wash it, and the nozzle broke.. :(

 

Right now I'm not sure if I want to buy the left 215 and the right 425 at all, since the Shure IEMs are designed like this, this small fragile plastic sound nozzle

 

So here I am, checking out the 846 and voila: it has a replaceable metal sound nozzle! And different ones for changing sound signature  Great!

I'm sure that it's a big step from the SE425 to the SE846, but before pulling the trigger on this one I have some questions:

 

  • How would you comprare the sound signature/sound stage of the 846 to the 425?
  • How would you campare them at all?
  • How would you compare the stability (in regards of my problem with the sound nozzle) of the 846 to the older models?
  • Any other suggestion on another IEM (cIEM) before pulling the trigger? Does anyone have the DUNU DN-1000 Hybrid IEM and can compare?

 

My current fav headphone is the Hifiman HE400, although I understand that this headphone is much warmer and colored and bassier then the SE846

and the NAD VISO HP50

I own the Alessandro MS1 but this headphone is less my cup of tea

 

Thank You

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Originally Posted by BaTou069 View Post

I think I found the right thread to post in:

Hello dear head-fiers, here some background before I start:

I started my head-fi journey 2.5 years ago, after a dissapointed buy (haven't done any research before) of an AKG QXXX on-ear (dont remember, lost them and dont care).
After that I did a long research an bought Shure SE425. It took me some time to get used to a flatter sound signature, I was definitely used to boomy sound. But I liked this ear phone very much, and it became my daily one.
Some weeks ago I bought the SE215 for cycling. I wanted something more "fun" sounding (and something I bother less to sweat inside), but didn't think this was really a fun sounding or very much bassier IEM after purchasing them. However, I broke the sound nozzle after 2 days only. It was totally my fault, I was in a hurry, they fell on the floor, and I walked on them. So thats my fault.
I wasn't in a hurry to purchase only the left side of this IEM (the Shure distributer here gave me the option to buy one side only), since I had the SE425 and liked them better for their clearer and more detailed sound.
Unfortunately I broke my right side sound nozzle of the 425 also. This time I didn't stepped on them, I only took the ear tip out to wash it, and the nozzle broke.. frown.gif

Right now I'm not sure if I want to buy the left 215 and the right 425 at all, since the Shure IEMs are designed like this, this small fragile plastic sound nozzle

So here I am, checking out the 846 and voila: it has a replaceable metal sound nozzle! And different ones for changing sound signature  Great!
I'm sure that it's a big step from the SE425 to the SE846, but before pulling the trigger on this one I have some questions:
  • How would you comprare the sound signature/sound stage of the 846 to the 425?
  • How would you campare them at all?
  • How would you compare the stability (in regards of my problem with the sound nozzle) of the 846 to the older models?
  • Any other suggestion on another IEM (cIEM) before pulling the trigger? Does anyone have the DUNU DN-1000 Hybrid IEM and can compare?

My current fav headphone is the Hifiman HE400, although I understand that this headphone is much warmer and colored and bassier then the SE846
and the NAD VISO HP50
I own the Alessandro MS1 but this headphone is less my cup of tea

Thank You

I would say the he400 is not bassy or warmer compared to the 846. Or anything in general. My ears have never hurt from such sibilance in the he400's. That and the pro900's. They have a very metallic sound. The 846 are being compared to the likes of the lcd2,3 and th900 if that makes you wonder what kind of sound comes from it.
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I would say the he400 is not bassy or warmer compared to the 846. Or anything in general. My ears have never hurt from such sibilance in the he400's. That and the pro900's. They have a very metallic sound. The 846 are being compared to the likes of the lcd2,3 and th900 if that makes you wonder what kind of sound comes from it.

 

So they are less neutral then the 425?

How about their resolution? I read they are very resolving, much micro details and seperation. Would you agree?

And how about the stability of the sound nozzle? This is my main issue why not buying the 425 again, the plastic nozzle would break again and I cant change it.

 

Thanks

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Originally Posted by Miamibb View Post

People in this hobby will never be satisfied for long. No matter how good and how many improvements within a set tine their search for a fault will appear and their search for the answer will begin. Best thing to do for our situation is to have 4 favorite earphones. Can be 2 customs and 2 universals and rotate them monthly. No matter how great one earphone is we become used to it and looose wow factor we become the hamster running in the wheel. By rotating work load we realize again the wow and the reason why we kept them.

Thanks for that at first I thought I get collections, and collectors, these guys are just teched up junkies searching for some non existent sine wave, but now I see its far far more dangerous. I really don't have a need to get any more cans, I have the th900 indoor and my 846 is outdoor mostly but once I get over this cold, I'll compare them both and write a review. A cold can't be good for sonics so. Then I must exit the site and not get swayed by tubes and exotic looking stacked desktop amps, and LCD v # whatever. I still get a wow when listening, however when I play conventional stereo i just want to keep pumping up the volume to an annoying level, according to my wife, the effect of open stereo is now lost to me a bit. Cheers.
Edited by Whazzzup - 2/27/14 at 4:49am
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Originally Posted by Whazzzup View Post

Thanks for that at first I thought I get collections, and collectors, these guys are just teched up junkies searching for some non existent sine wave, but now I see its far far more dangerous. I really don't have a need to get any more cans, I have the th900 indoor and my 846 is outdoor mostly but once I get over this cold, I'll compare them both and write a review. A cold can't be good for sonics so. Then I must exit the site and not get swayed by tubes and exotic looking stacked desktop amps, and LCD v # whatever. I still get a wow when listening, however when I play conventional stereo i just want to keep pumping up the volume to an annoying level, according to my wife, the effect of open stereo is now lost to me a bit. Cheers.

noise induced hearing loss from pumping so much bass into your ear canal?
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Batou 69 I have the 425s as well and while they sound awful relative to my full sized cans (hd800 srh940 lcd xc, which is why I'm looking to upgrade) they have preposterously good sound isolation and they lack the bass which some say you needed to be careful with with respect to iems. You can get a new 425 cheap used although I got mine new from guitar center for the warranty
Edited by ag8908 - 2/27/14 at 5:02am
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No its not the overall volume its just with the th900 you get such fantastic separation, 3d effect, bass punch to sax highs that might make you cry. Those effects on an open system are now lost to me a bit and turning up the volume i go ya i hear that click, that whoop that whatever.... Its not a bummer but for getting inside a tune, cans are great. Back next week with an 846 comparison then adios.
Edited by Whazzzup - 2/27/14 at 5:05am
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Originally Posted by Whazzzup View Post

No its not the overall volume its just with the th900 you get such fantastic separation, 3d effect, bass punch to sax highs that might make you cry. Those effects on an open system are now lost to me a bit and turning up the volume i go ya i hear that click, that whoop that whatever.... Its not a bummer but for getting inside a tune, cans are great. Back next week with an 846 comparison then adios.

 

Do you have a good subwoofer on your speaker system? If your wife is complaining, you should buy a decibel meter and, I think, as long as it's under 70db (which is pretty loud) there's no risk of hearing loss whatsoever. I think you have to get into the 80db range before there is any risk at all.


Edited by ag8908 - 2/27/14 at 5:32am
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I do, watched transformers three cause of my cold yesterday and freaked out on the surround sound and sub woofer. I actually have three systems, two are for tv and Apple TV where i LAN line direct to stream movies my tunes, concerts.... Bose sr1 sound bar for one, mostly cause I don't want clutter. The Bose lifestyle version 3 for that real surround, in my man cave, and in my drum room, pearl epro live drum kit, my old school, non hdmi, nad 7175p with m1 mirages from the 90's tower speakers. Any rate the only point is my cans have spoiled me and I'm not chasing an open stereo dragon next, no nautilus bowers and Wilkins for me at 60,000 and 8 pre amps and amps thanks.
Edited by Whazzzup - 2/27/14 at 6:03am
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Originally Posted by Whazzzup View Post

I do, watched transformers three cause of my cold yesterday and freaked out on the surround sound and sub woofer. I actually have three systems, two are for tv and Apple TV where i LAN line direct to stream movies my tunes, concerts.... Bose sr1 sound bar for one, mostly cause I don't want clutter. The Bose lifestyle version 3 for that real surround, in my man cave, and in my drum room, pearl epro live drum kit, my old school, non hdmi, nad 7175p with m1 mirages from the 90's tower speakers. Any rate the only point is my cans have spoiled me and I'm not chasing an open stereo dragon next, no nautilus bowers and Wilkins for me at 60,000 and 8 pre amps and amps thanks.


Wow nice setup.

 

Your perspective is interesting because the more common taste seems to be to prefer the spatial characteristics offered by speakers over those of headphones, and especially over IEMs but it's all subjective.

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Could someone please comment on the sound nozzle issue, since this is my biggest concern?

They broke on both, my SE215 and SE425. The 846 hast changeable metal sound nozzles, does this mean they wont break, or if they break I can change them for new ones..instead of buying the whole earphone again?

 

thanks

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