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post #151 of 6482
Yep, a comparaison between the Shure 846 and the 1plus2 Will be fantastic. :-)
post #152 of 6482
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

Yep, a comparaison between the Shure 846 and the 1plus2 Will be fantastic. :-)

Will do. My 1plus2s are on extended loan and care with a friend and I'm not even sure he wants to give them back hahaha...
post #153 of 6482

There is no way stock tips are coming off without me breaking something. I don't want to cut them off either as I have 30 days to try them or return them.

 

When I twist them they do not budge at all and the tips are then squeezed into nothing. Freakin bummer!

Ken

post #154 of 6482

How is the soundstage? Spacious, width and depth?

post #155 of 6482
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Originally Posted by ken6217 View Post

There is no way stock tips are coming off without me breaking something. I don't want to cut them off either as I have 30 days to try them or return them.

 

When I twist them they do not budge at all and the tips are then squeezed into nothing. Freakin bummer!

Ken


I understand - they were a bear to get off.  I thought I pretty much destoyed the stock tips getting them off but remarkably they - and the SE846 itself - survived intact.  It took me quite a while to carefully remove them, making sure that I had leverage under the plastic core to slowly move them up the nozzle.

post #156 of 6482

Try the freezer trick that shure themselves recommend.

post #157 of 6482
I'm new to this thread. I'm hearing the bass is more visceral and punchy than se535 and even jh13 and vocals more smooth, thick, and lush. One review said the se535 sounds pichy and se846 husky. To me the se846 sounds like LCD-2 rev. 1. Can anyone who has both LCD-2 and se846 elaborate?
post #158 of 6482
To be honest, I don't see the praise for the 846. The bass is good but the highs are too high. It's ear splitting to me.

BTA, I finally got the tips off.
Ken
post #159 of 6482
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Originally Posted by ken6217 View Post

To be honest, I don't see the praise for the 846. The bass is good but the highs are too high. It's ear splitting to me.

BTA, I finally got the tips off.
Ken

Ken,

Try the black filter that will drop the treble by about 2.5db. If you still do not like them return them.
post #160 of 6482
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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post

I'm new to this thread. I'm hearing the bass is more visceral and punchy than se535 and even jh13 and vocals more smooth, thick, and lush. One review said the se535 sounds pichy and se846 husky. To me the se846 sounds like LCD-2 rev. 1. Can anyone who has both LCD-2 and se846 elaborate?
I find it sounds like the LCD3's I owned. The 846 provides more resolution than the LCD2's through my 901.
post #161 of 6482
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post

Yes it would and it does. The Westone Star Tip opening is wider than any of the stock silicone tips from Shure. I switched to the Westone's because I found it opened up the soundstage and the fit was bette with a deeper insertion and flexibility than either silicone or form.
How would you compare sound between using the shure olives and the westone star tips? How is isolation and comfort compared to the olives?

Cheers.
post #162 of 6482
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How would you compare sound between using the shure olives and the westone star tips? How is isolation and comfort compared to the olives?

Cheers.

The Star Tips are more comfortable with equal isolation. Also, the Star Tips are longer allowing for greater insertion and better overall sound. I tried all of the stock tips and all of the Comply tips and find the Star Tips the best. Westone sells the assortment of all their tips for $15 plus shipping. After spending $1000 on the 846s it is cheap to try them out.
post #163 of 6482
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The Star Tips are more comfortable with equal isolation. Also, the Star Tips are longer allowing for greater insertion and better overall sound. I tried all of the stock tips and all of the Comply tips and find the Star Tips the best. Westone sells the assortment of all their tips for $15 plus shipping. After spending $1000 on the 846s it is cheap to try them out.
Most definitely worth a shot. Would you say it clears up the highs a tad bit more than the olives, as most silicons do? That way I may be able to go back to the balanced filter and "EQ" with tips wink.gif
post #164 of 6482
With its wide opening it definitely clears up the highs more than the stock olives. You also do not have to roll and wet them every time you insert them into your ears.
post #165 of 6482

For what it's worth, I've been enjoying the SE846's with the neutral filter using large Comply Ts-100 (spherical shaped) foam tips.  They're wide enough that I get good isolation but short enough that the sound isn't blocked by my inner ear as tends to happen for me with longer tips.  Plus the opening is fairly wide, so the highs aren't so much attenuated (as often happens with Comply foam tips) but tamed instead.  I often have trouble with any kind of silicone tips - they always seem to leave highs harsh or unnatural sounding to me.  I think I'm getting a nicely balanced sound with this setup.  I haven't tried other filters as of yet.

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