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post #1711 of 16770
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Originally Posted by BaTou069 View Post
 

I understand that isn't supposed to sound good with the 846, what am I supposed to hear because of the high output impedance?

 

For the 846 it's like taking an EQ and dropping everything from 400Hz to 14KHz centred around 3KHz down in a smooth U shape if that makes sense.  How many dB depends on how high the output.  The result is only bad if you don't like that.  With a high enough output the 846 would start to sound like a Westone and their typical upper mid scoop out.  Plenty of people like those so it isn't about good and bad but preference.  For me... that's death.  For others... heaven.

post #1712 of 16770
Finally reached breaking point with all the research and purchased the SE846 and a Fiio X5 this morning. I gave serious consideration to the Earsonics S-EM6, Translucent 1Plus2, Westone W50 and W60 (even though they're not out yet) and the JH Roxanne. I think the 1Plus2 would probably be the best sounding but I had my doubts about the build quality and ergonomics. The S-EM6 would no doubt need an external amp or a top drawer DAP to sound its best (as well as an expensive cable). I couldn't shake the doubts that it might sound be a little dull. I couldn't be arsed to wait around for the Roxanne or the Westones to be released here in the UK.

So hopefully these Shures live up to all the hype.
post #1713 of 16770
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

Finally reached breaking point with all the research and purchased the SE846 and a Fiio X5 this morning. I gave serious consideration to the Earsonics S-EM6, Translucent 1Plus2, Westone W50 and W60 (even though they're not out yet) and the JH Roxanne. I think the 1Plus2 would probably be the best sounding but I had my doubts about the build quality and ergonomics. The S-EM6 would no doubt need an external amp or a top drawer DAP to sound its best (as well as an expensive cable). I couldn't shake the doubts that it might sound be a little dull. I couldn't be arsed to wait around for the Roxanne or the Westones to be released here in the UK.

So hopefully these Shures live up to all the hype.


Don't worry, as long as they work, they live up to the hype, best IEM i've ever heard. Also, I purchased the SE846/X5 combo myself as well, be curious to hear your opinions on the combo as well when you get it too.

post #1714 of 16770
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

everything from 400Hz to 14KHz centred around 3KHz down in a smooth U shape if that makes sense.  How many dB depends on how high the output.  The result is only bad if you don't like that.  With a high enough output the 846 would start to sound like a Westone and their typical upper mid scoop out.  Plenty of people like those so it isn't about good and bad but preference.  For me... that's death.  For others... heaven.

X2 and agree 100 percent on this, for me it's death too.. this is exactly what happen when I switch the m8 from 1ohm to 10ohm, bass becomes stronger and the mid got sucked out, clarity got depressed too.. but I know some people love this kind of sound sig..
post #1715 of 16770
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Output impedance issues are overblown around here.  A 1 ohm output would cause a whopping 1dB maximum variance to the "normal" response.  That's effectively nothing.

Thank you. This needed saying.
post #1716 of 16770

I just picked these up at the airport, I have the se535, I know people will say it's sacrilege but the E500's I owned were better sounding but they had an unfortunate ending, in any case, the se535 replaced them but for me the sound signature of the e500 was better as well as the way it filled your head.

 

In any case, I was torn grabbed the se846 and boy am I glad I did, I was sitting there listening to both back and forth and the base on the se846 simply blew me a way. In any case when I first got my pair the base didn't seem as strong and deep as the ones I demoed which was amazing to me , first time I ever felt the base with IEM.  Anyway, my brand new se846 didn't sound that way, I've been listening to them for a few days now I'm on day 5 and it seems the cones have grown some legs, is this due to them breaking in and stretching?  Did anyone else notice this with their se846?  PS this is to me is the first shure that passed the amazing sound signature that was the e500.

post #1717 of 16770
They're actually quad balanced armatures, so there really aren't any diaphragms or cones and there shouldn't be a huge change in sound. That said, if your new set sounded different ( and had the same filter), then I guess there must be something burning in (or perhaps you had a better seal).
post #1718 of 16770
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

Finally reached breaking point with all the research and purchased the SE846 and a Fiio X5 this morning. I gave serious consideration to the Earsonics S-EM6, Translucent 1Plus2, Westone W50 and W60 (even though they're not out yet) and the JH Roxanne. I think the 1Plus2 would probably be the best sounding but I had my doubts about the build quality and ergonomics. The S-EM6 would no doubt need an external amp or a top drawer DAP to sound its best (as well as an expensive cable). I couldn't shake the doubts that it might sound be a little dull. I couldn't be arsed to wait around for the Roxanne or the Westones to be released here in the UK.

So hopefully these Shures live up to all the hype.

Regarding build quality, thes 846 are built lile a tank. Dont see how I could possiby break them.

 

Where Can I purchase a FiiO X5? Link please :)

post #1719 of 16770
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Originally Posted by BaTou069 View Post

Regarding build quality, thes 846 are built lile a tank. Dont see how I could possiby break them.

Where Can I purchase a FiiO X5? Link please smily_headphones1.gif

I pre-ordered mine from AdvancedMP3players. They're supposed to be available 4th of April.

Build quality was a major factor for me. My SE535 lasted me two years and seemed almost indestructible...until my 1 yr old got his hands on them.
post #1720 of 16770

Man did I mention how amazing these IEM's are! I'm listening to DMB , "The Stone" , live at the golden gate , freaking ridiculous the clarity and picked up nuisances.

post #1721 of 16770

How do these sound in comparison to custom IEM such as:

- JH13Pro

Westone ES5

Unique Melody Miracle

- Heir Audio 8.A

 JH16Pro

post #1722 of 16770
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Originally Posted by ubs28 View Post
 

How do these sound in comparison to custom IEM such as:

- JH13Pro

Westone ES5

Unique Melody Miracle

- Heir Audio 8.A

 JH16Pro

They sound the same.....just as good.... but you get better resale value.

 

DOH!

post #1723 of 16770
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post
 

They sound the same.....just as good.... but you get better resale value.

 

DOH!

 

That's really nice then. Some of these custom IEM have got 10+ drivers. I guess I won't cancel my Shure SE846 order then since it takes so long to get here.

post #1724 of 16770
Took delivery of my SE846 earlier this evening. Not sure I want to plug them into my iPod Classic for fear of being disappointed but unfortunately it's the only source I have at present.
post #1725 of 16770

I run my 846s from an AK100 as modified by Red Wine.  I've been jealously reading about the newer, significantly more expensive AKs, but have resisted, as I am, despite the jealousy, having a great time listening to 24/96 music, and having a hard time justifying the upgrade.  It's nice to stop thinking about the hardware and just listen!

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