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You get two cables too. Not totally sure why they threw the second one in there.

 

The other cable is shorter ;)

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Haven't had them long enough to know. My guess would be that they're basically the same cable as in the other SE series, all of which turn blue if I understand. Just guessing though.

I bet there's some audiophile somewhere with an argument that blue oxidized cables sound better. lol.

I believe they are very different, the 846 is a Kevlar cable, two lengths. I'm not sure how it could oxidize.
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Kevlar is a filler not a conductor.  No impact on oxidation.  That said my cable is still like new.

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Kevlar is so that your cable can withstand lots of force.  Kelvar is a material used in military helmets.  Military helmets are actually referrred to by soldiers as kevlar interestingly enough.


Edited by SilverEars - 4/19/14 at 1:16pm
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Kevlar is a synthetic fiber.  LINK

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I have had my 846s since launch day and the cable is like new. Although, I do use my Silver balanced cables most of the time. I do occasionally use my stock cable when I need to travel light.
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So I tried the comply noise isolation tips today. Didn't sound as good as the comply professionals with the top 2mm or so cut off. The latter had a tiny bit more imaging, I think.

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Thank you for the reply. I hope it doesn't oxidize like the SEXX5 series clear cables that looked so ugly after it did. Any Shure reps in this forum? Wonder if they had some good sense to enamelize the cables. I mean. It's not abit of money that we pay.
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I have had my 846s since launch day and the cable is like new. Although, I do use my Silver balanced cables most of the time. I do occasionally use my stock cable when I need to travel light.
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I would have preferred a black model myself... just in case.

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Thank you for the reply. I hope it doesn't oxidize like the SEXX5 series clear cables that looked so ugly after it did. Any Shure reps in this forum? Wonder if they had some good sense to enamelize the cables. I mean. It's not abit of money that we pay.

 

I have no reason to think the 846 cable would not be susceptible to oxidation. I wipe the cable down at the end of my daily use. That is what prevented my E5c from turning green in nearly 10 years. But, if the 846 cable does turn green, I have a spare cable and Shure will replace the green one for cheap (what is it?--$16 plus one-way shipping).

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I have no reason to think the 846 cable would not be susceptible to oxidation. I wipe the cable down at the end of my daily use. That is what prevented my E5c from turning green in nearly 10 years. But, if the 846 cable does turn green, I have a spare cable and Shure will replace the green one for cheap (what is it?--$16 plus one-way shipping).

 

I am worried about this issue as all the SE535 users here in Malaysia that I know had an oxidisation problem with their cables. Not sure if maybe the US units has different cables, but my SE846 is a US model as i got it directly from Sensaphonics with custom sleeves. 

 

If the cabels does turn green, how do we go about getting the replacement? (: Thanks for the info. 

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I am worried about this issue as all the SE535 users here in Malaysia that I know had an oxidisation problem with their cables. Not sure if maybe the US units has different cables, but my SE846 is a US model as i got it directly from Sensaphonics with custom sleeves. 

 

If the cabels does turn green, how do we go about getting the replacement? (: Thanks for the info. 

 

If you are really concerned then clean the cable at the end of your daily use. My 10 year old E5c (non removable) cable is not green.

 

Shortly after Shure replaced my 530 with the 535 in 2010, I ordered an extra cable for $32 dollars (and it's not green either).

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My 535 cable turned incredibly green after a year or so. I bought a better cable for the SE846 from FORZA Audioworks. Don't like memory wire.
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Anyone here have the JH Audio Roxanne? I'm perfectly happy with the SE846 (for an IEM) but nonetheless if the Roxanne is better for my tastes I'd like to get that instead. Any information you can offer to compare the two would be great.

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