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post #1936 of 6190

Part of it definitely came down to usage.  The LCD-3 really is a little speaker which defeats the purpose of using my headphones instead of my monitors with others around.  But sound wise, the 846 is missing the very top end of the treble but has a micro detail and natural sounding level that just jives with me.  It certainly helps that it has an out of the head stage that even now there are times I pull an ear out to make sure I didn't forget to turn off my speakers /facepalm  I don't miss the LCD-3, not even a little bit.  That I can take the 846 with me on my commute and use it at work... fantastic.

 

Does it mean I won't try other iems in an attempt to go up another level?  No.  But I'm in no rush either.  What I am looking for now is swapping the big rig for something I can also bring with me without losing too much.  AK240, Calyx M and possibly the DX90 and X5 are on my radar.  Sadly finding a dap that does the usb dac properly... not proving easy to do :(

post #1937 of 6190

I can certainly understand that, Solude.

 

I'm not a full-size headphone guy because I don't really have a use for them. The best headphone I have is the Q701 and I also have the Sennheiser HD 595. Neither of those produce the soundstage of the 846 or E5c (using my sources), except under specific circumstances like a binaural track or smythe realizer recording. The vast majority of my music is better staged with my earphones.

 

I just listened to a track on the Note 3 (with the 846) where no sound appeared to come from directly where the earphones are (it was all behind, beyond, up, and down from my ears). I like that, but it worries me a little. With my iPod Touch 5G the sound is on top of my ears making me turn the volume down. With the Note 3, the sound is still actually coming from the same location, it's just that I'm tricked into thinking it's not, so a higher volume seems okay.

 

Well, at the end of my long work days of driving and listening, I have no ear-ringing,  so I guess I'm good.

post #1938 of 6190
Sorry to jump in here, but I'm liking this particular convo. Did you guys with the rox/846 also hear or own the fitear 334? Any thoughts on those comparisons?
post #1939 of 6190
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Originally Posted by ouchia View Post

Sorry to jump in here, but I'm liking this particular convo. Did you guys with the rox/846 also hear or own the fitear 334? Any thoughts on those comparisons?
The shop where I bought my LCD X from, AV One in Singapore had the TG334 for audition too. And I auditioned it against my SE846. I was deciding if I should get the LCDX or the TG334. But in the end got the LCDX.
1. Because it sounds different from the LCD2 so it would compliment the LCD2 and not caniblise it's signature. (Kind of like how it is pointless having a LCD2 and 3 at the same time).
2. Because after extensive A/B-ing. I enjoy the SE846 more. The TG334 is much smoother with much lesser grain but the SE846 sounds more dynamic and gives you more of a live feel where as the TG334 makes it sound more like you're in a studio. Hope that helps. (:
post #1940 of 6190
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Why do people say the Roxanne's sound like an LCD X? In my opinion the SE846 doesn't even sound as good as the SRH940, never mind a flagship over the ear. I seriously doubt the Roxanne sounds as good as the LCD X. What do you think?
I'll try to get down to replying you tomorrow but for now I got to sleep as it's 5:00am here. Goodnight folks.
post #1941 of 6190
So you're saying rox>se846>tg334 in your opinion?
post #1942 of 6190
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Originally Posted by ouchia View Post

Sorry to jump in here, but I'm liking this particular convo. Did you guys with the rox/846 also hear or own the fitear 334? Any thoughts on those comparisons?


I had 334 long time ago. Didn't like the sound signature at al. Compare to 1+2 which I had in the same time, 334 was lifeless and very uncomfortable fit wise. Now, when I have custom Roxanne, both 1+2 and 334 are gone for good. I am thinking about Noble 10, but will wait for Black Friday sale.

For me, if you looking at the whole package (not only SQ): Roxanne > 1+2 > 846 > 334.

post #1943 of 6190
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So you're saying rox>se846>tg334 in your opinion?
Yes.
Sound quality wise only. Not fit. Not price. (I think if you're hunting for earphones at this level prices matters little to you.)
post #1944 of 6190

Personal reference wise? :wink:

post #1945 of 6190

I heard that although the Roxanne has 12 drivers, it only has two crossovers? Whereas the SE846 has three crossovers I think.

post #1946 of 6190

Roxanne has a 3-way crossover as well.

post #1947 of 6190
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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.

I tested the Roxanne CIEM and very impressed with it. I'm also really happy with the 846, but personally think the Roxanne is more suited to my taste. I find the Roxanne to be more neutral and less mid forward than the 846. Bass matches what the 846 can produce, even sub bass. Was setting the bass between 12-2. And I find the Roxanne has slightly better treble extension and wider soundstage as well.

The Roxanne CIEM is big though, and so I think the UIEM version will be bigger than the 846, something to consider in terms of fit.

I tested them with the ak120 and not an expert by any means, but hope this helps.
post #1948 of 6190

Anyone tried Centrance DACport 1 Ohm with SE846?

post #1949 of 6190
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Originally Posted by Seamaster View Post
 

Anyone tried Centrance DACport 1 Ohm with SE846?

Ive never used dacport, but i own the dacmini with the 1ohm mod, and it sounds great with the 846. I think the sound sig between the 2 are similar. Very balanced sound with good detail.

post #1950 of 6190

 A little off current topic..but had to chime in. I am a very long time member/old man who writes little and reads a lot  here. I just got the 846 last week. I am in absolute bliss with these and will try to give more details or my limited review later about them. I don't have the  know how of most of you..just love a good sound. I had to sell a few pair of over ear to cover cost before interest charges.. but cannot part with the 846..just loving these. Thanks to all of you for your impressions and thought on them etc...it helped a whole lot!

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