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post #1576 of 16743

wider sounds stage.  mids varies which frequency bands are forwarded.  higher mids are forward more.  whereas the 535 they forward a wide band of mids.  Voices do not sparkle as much as the 535, like many Shure signature sounds, the voices still has the sparkle, you know the scratchy microphone sound?

post #1577 of 16743

I never owned the 535, but I owned the 425 which an article said sounded like the 535 (in the context of complaining that flagships, which the 535 was at the time, aren't worth it relative to the next best headphone). Relative to the 846, the 425 sounds like a muddy, lifeless headphone with no warmth that represents bass as a lame tapping sound. Night and day experience. You really need adequate bass in a headphone, otherwise music isn't acceptable, and this IEM will deliver it. Its mids/highs are slightly off, but fun.

post #1578 of 16743

With that being said, I haven't tried the dark filter yet.  I'll get back to you after that.  Maybe this filter will help.

post #1579 of 16743

yes, the filter gets rid of some of that sparkle, but it doesn't sound natural, kinda recessed like Miles Davis which are terrible iems.  Back to neutral filter.

post #1580 of 16743

Tried the silicones again, the narrow bore messes up the FR.  I wish I can get a wider bore silcone tips.  Anybody have extra Westone Star tips I can try?  I need medium size.

 

I like the silicones because from my experience it tightens the sound.  It's strange since 535 doesn't have problems with the olives, it's the best tip for 535 to me.


Edited by SilverEars - 3/8/14 at 7:19am
post #1581 of 16743
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Tried the silicones again, the narrow bore messes up the FR.  I wish I can get a wider bore silcone tips.  Anybody have extra Westone Star tips I can try?  I need medium size.

I like the silicones because from my experience it tightens the sound.  It's strange since 535 doesn't have problems with the olives, it's the best tip for 535 to me.

The assortment pack of all of the form and silicone tips (Star Tips) are only $15 directly from Westone. I use and swear by the Star Tips for my 846.
post #1582 of 16743

I feel like with a better fit/seal these could be really good.  Unfortunately, I cannot get a fit/seal to hear these to full potential.  I have average ears, with universals, medium silicone works well for me, so it's not my ear shape.

 

I just think the Shure just really messed up with the tips that they provided, they could have looked into it more.  I could see the custom sleaves being beneficial.


Edited by SilverEars - 3/8/14 at 7:29am
post #1583 of 16743

Tonally... bass.  It also uses different balanced armatures which are more natural and with faster impulse response.

post #1584 of 16743

It helps Shure is from IL, and Knowles is there also.  Ety are in IL also, which were the first BA IEMs from the 80's what I've heard.

post #1585 of 16743

Oops, wrong thread...:o


Edited by zenpunk - 3/8/14 at 8:01am
post #1586 of 16743
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I feel like with a better fit/seal these could be really good.  Unfortunately, I cannot get a fit/seal to hear these to full potential.  I have average ears, with universals, medium silicone works well for me, so it's not my ear shape.

I just think the Shure just really messed up with the tips that they provided, they could have looked into it more.  I could see the custom sleaves being beneficial.

I use medium sized tips and all of the medium sized tips included with 846 work perfectly to provide me with a seal. They are very comfortable too, I wear these for hours and dont have any discomfort. Good luck finding tips for your average ears.
post #1587 of 16743
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

I feel like with a better fit/seal these could be really good.  Unfortunately, I cannot get a fit/seal to hear these to full potential.  I have average ears, with universals, medium silicone works well for me, so it's not my ear shape.

 

I just think the Shure just really messed up with the tips that they provided, they could have looked into it more.  I could see the custom sleaves being beneficial.

 

That is so funny since these are the first IEM's I've tried where the tips fit right out of the box and give me a great seal.  It took forever to find tips that worked for my Noble 6.

post #1588 of 16743

Quick question. Anyone who has/has had a EarSonics SM3 have any impressions on how they compare to the se846? I figure the shure is the superior IEM, but anyone think it would be a good step forward for someone who likes the SM3 sound sig?

post #1589 of 16743

They fit, yes, but what I mean by fit/seal is that the fit is not providing the sound to maximum potential.  I'm saying that the tips provided does suit the headphones well.  It's one thing to have it fit inside your ear well, and another to have fit that outputs the best sound possible.  Tips are one of the most important component of the iems, it affects huge percentage of the sound.

post #1590 of 16743

How do you know what the Shure maximum potential is if you have been unable to secure a good seal so far? :confused:

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