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post #1456 of 10327

Normal.  The seal is a soft rubber so it has some play.

 

About the only thing wrong with the bass is the speed.  The decay on the 846 is pretty long.  Longer than most full sized cans.  

 

Shure could only have patented the plates so anyone could repeat the low pass filter which though new to iems is old school in speakers.  But they would have to come up with their own plate pattern.

post #1457 of 10327

I'm so close on pulling the trigger on these....

Never thought that my first $1k headphone would be an IEM, not even a cIEM. lol 

 

However, I didn't' miss the 9ohm impedance issue. Does anyone know how I could lookup or even measure headphone jack impedance on my smartphone LG G2?

Or does anyone has both, the SE846 and the LG G2, or knows a friend with the G2 and could try it with his 846 and comment?

I use mainly the FiiO E18 at work since it's so portable and not so bad sounding. Headphone out impedance is stated as 0.3Ohm at high gain, so this shouldn't be a problem.

My smartphone is my main issue.

 

Thanks

post #1458 of 10327
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

Normal.  The seal is a soft rubber so it has some play.

 

About the only thing wrong with the bass is the speed.  The decay on the 846 is pretty long.  Longer than most full sized cans.  

 

Shure could only have patented the plates so anyone could repeat the low pass filter which though new to iems is old school in speakers.  But they would have to come up with their own plate pattern.


That's actually a fair point, it does have a slightly longer delay, which is probably why I felt a need to move to the white filter. But the distortion and clean nature of the bass is excellent. It's pure clean low frequency bass.

post #1459 of 10327
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Originally Posted by BaTou069 View Post
 

I'm so close on pulling the trigger on these....

Never thought that my first $1k headphone would be an IEM, not even a cIEM. lol 

 

However, I didn't' miss the 9ohm impedance issue. Does anyone know how I could lookup or even measure headphone jack impedance on my smartphone LG G2?

Or does anyone has both, the SE846 and the LG G2, or knows a friend with the G2 and could try it with his 846 and comment?

I use mainly the FiiO E18 at work since it's so portable and not so bad sounding. Headphone out impedance is stated as 0.3Ohm at high gain, so this shouldn't be a problem.

My smartphone is my main issue.

 

Thanks


I plug it directly into an LG G Flex (which doesn't create the hiss created by the Note 2, by the way) and it's fine. Also, as I understand, in general it's not the impedance of the jack that matters but the wattage that it puts out at various impedances.

 

I listen to it with one or two volume bars on the G Flex (with 2 volume bars the dbA output is already pretty loud, ranging between 62-67 db depending on the song).

post #1460 of 10327
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I plug it directly into an LG G Flex (which doesn't create the hiss created by the Note 2, by the way) and it's fine. Also, as I understand, in general it's not the impedance of the jack that matters but the wattage that it puts out at various impedances.

 

I listen to it with one or two volume bars on the G Flex (with 2 volume bars the dbA output is already pretty loud, ranging between 62-67 db depending on the song).

Thanks for the quick answer.

The Flex is certainly very close to the G2, 2 volume bars is certainly not much room to play with lol

Maybe there's some mod out there to increase the volume steps to 100 or something like this.

 

Thanks :)

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post #1462 of 10327
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Oh I definitely won't be using it, and I had no idea why they included it. I was hoping it was a cell phone microphone lol.

 

Edit: I see the Pico Slim is $400 and only delivers "0.35Wrms w/ 32 ohm load" (350mW at 32 ohms). That's pretty weak for an amp. It's half the output of the Objective 2 (which itself is not that powerful of an amp). Just a thought if you want to search more for an amp that will work on power hungry cans as well as these.

 

http://www.headamp.com/pico/pico_slim_amp/

Thanks... I also have a Pico Power for my more power hungry cans like the AD's:)  I only ordered the Slim for the 846's.  I don't know why they included the attenuator cable either especially if it degrades the sound of $1000 iem's.

post #1463 of 10327
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Originally Posted by BaTou069 View Post
 

I'm so close on pulling the trigger on these....

Never thought that my first $1k headphone would be an IEM, not even a cIEM. lol 

 

However, I didn't' miss the 9ohm impedance issue. Does anyone know how I could lookup or even measure headphone jack impedance on my smartphone LG G2?

Or does anyone has both, the SE846 and the LG G2, or knows a friend with the G2 and could try it with his 846 and comment?

I use mainly the FiiO E18 at work since it's so portable and not so bad sounding. Headphone out impedance is stated as 0.3Ohm at high gain, so this shouldn't be a problem.

My smartphone is my main issue.

 

Thanks

 

Same here lol... My next most expensive hp's are my HE-500's and AD's, I always thought a pair of LCD-2's or LCD-3's would be my next step.  I just ordered these on a spur of the moment decision after reading all of the great reviews here.  Plus, I did want a pair of IEM's for a little bit better portability, I just didn't think I would spend $1000 on them as I usually prefer over the ear hp's.

post #1464 of 10327
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Same here lol... My next most expensive hp's are my HE-500's and AD's, I always thought a pair of LCD-2's or LCD-3's would be my next step.  I just ordered these on a spur of the moment decision after reading all of the great reviews here.  Plus, I did want a pair of IEM's for a little bit better portability, I just didn't think I would spend $1000 on them as I usually prefer over the ear hp's.

How do these IEM sound in comparison to your HE-500? :)

post #1465 of 10327
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How do these IEM sound in comparison to your HE-500? :)

I don't know yet, according to the tracking no. they are supposed to arrive tomorrow... hopefully.  I work out of town for 2 weeks on and 1 week off and I leave on Friday afternoon, so if I don't get them tomorrow or by Friday morning I won't get to try them until March 21st.

post #1466 of 10327

It's very questionable why they included the same Shure olives with the small hole.  It is obvious the complies are better because of the larger hole, unlike the 535.  It's questionable that a $1k headphones would not have tips figure out well since it drastically changes the sound signature.

post #1467 of 10327

I'm not liking these.  I don't think Shure really hit it, I don't consider it high end.  I like the details on certain frequencies it provides, but it gets washed out with certain frequencies.   Very high mids are over emphasized.  It's different from 535 that it has a narrow portion that is really emphasized on the high end, whereas 535 emphasizes a wider band.  There definitely is wider sound stage than 535.  The neutral is not neutral.  these don't sound that great with portables, I had to source it from my Objective combo to hear it's full potential.  It's a shame.  It's a return for me.  I'm satisfied with the 535, it's really not significantly better, it's just different with better sound stage.  I don't think it's worth the price tag, there are other headphones that can match the performance for way less.  I think they changed the signature and bumped up the price.  Some frequency ranges has been recessed from the 535.  The tips situation is disappointing, for such a price range.  I would think they would have focused on one aspect that drastically affects the sound, the tips!!  Westone start tips, why do we have to resort to those??  I feel like the tips could be better.  I feel like a olive type tip with large bore is warranted.


Edited by SilverEars - 3/5/14 at 10:48pm
post #1468 of 10327

thanks for your thoughts. did you try the white filter?

post #1469 of 10327

Yup, no significant difference.  The bright is similar to neutral.  

post #1470 of 10327

Yeah I felt the treble was a little rolled off too. Not enough to bother me but I hear what you're saying. I like it, though, because a ton of my songs (especially exercise songs) have bass which this can reproduce beautifully. With the SE425 all I got was this lame tapping sound and I had to imagine what it would sound like if it were bass. With these I hear bass. And the treble/mids aren't bad, better than the SE425 that I used to use, but I agree they're not super sparkly.

 

Hopefully your vendor doesn't charge you a restocking fee.

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