Originally Posted by Spyro
Originally Posted by planx
This quite possibly might be my end-game for portables... We will have to see once my Frogbeats C5 come in.
It really seems like Shure was listening to enthusiasts all around. According to other ears, the bass presence is improved with the 846 with retaining the Shure mids. If that's the case, I think I might give Shure another try
Exactly. Unlike with what happened with W4 and UE900 in adding a driver and giving you LESS bass than the triple drivers, a quad driver should at least have same or more bass and better.
Never did like the W4, as a few members already know of my hatred towards them. There's nothing "special" about them so I never bothered with them, obviously.
Originally Posted by AnakChan
How does one value "worth it for the price" for others? Personally for me the FitEar was worth it so much that when I sold it the first time I regretted it and bought it again 2nd round. And from the demo SE846 (which, in Japan, is priced the same as the TG!334) piqued my interest as a possible replacement for my TG!334 (again). So for me at least, is potentially worth it - only when I've spent more personal extended time with the SE846 (rather than in the shops) would I be able to conclusively say if it's worth it for me or not.
Not certain about for you though. What do you like? What would you consider to be worthy earphones? I may have heard some of them and may be able to provide more constructive feedback.
I know it's difficult to determine value and whatever as everyone has their own perspective of things. For me, the ER-4S is definitely "worth it for the price". It manages to do so many things correctly. For me to determine "worth it for the price", It has to either blow me away or do so many things right that it outweighs the price of the thing, which is quite difficult to do in this segment as many things are "overpriced" or "underperforming" when considering the MSRP.
I like a lot of things Anak! It all depends on how the 846 sounds to me. Usually I hate V-shaped signatures as I find the mids to be essential in my music, but I often like well balanced IEMs or headphones. I've pretty much stopped everything audio related after I purchased the HE-500 w/Jergpads as no other headphone within "reasonable" prices seems to satisfy me this much. I've tried HE-6, LCD2/3, HD800, and countless others but up to now, the HE-500 is my favourite. Not to be mistaken with Velour pads as the Jergpads change quite a lot with the signature.
Originally Posted by jelt2359
At this price point, they get more use than my Hifiman HE6 or my JH13s... And I don't find myself thinking I've made any significant compromises- I'm happy.
The Fitears are out for me because of fit issues (ironic, lol, given their name), and I haven't tried the 3003 or the IE800, so YMMV.
Maybe a supporting reason is because of how "universal" the 846 are? Personally, I'm not a fan of acrylic shells and I'm not crazy about the comfort.
I've tried the 3003 and I found the PFE232 (this can be directed towards Anak as well) to be more fitting for me. Even though the PFE232 is a little V-shaped with the grey filters, it had that "fun factor" the k3003 failed to possess. Also, the treble was more energetic with the PFE so I found that to be beneficial.
All in all, I'm a difficult person to understand at times. I loved the ER-4S but I disliked both the W4 and K3003. I don't have a "set" signature of preference, but I often enjoy IEMs with distinct specialties. This is the reason why I disliked the W4; there was nothing special about it. It managed to do many things accordingly, but you could never see it smiling.