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post #196 of 6484
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Though I
Though I only tried the stock cable, I already agree with you that a "brighter" or higher "clarity" cable will make the 846 shine! I just got it yesterday and having listened to it a few hours, its mid and treble are a bit overwhelmed by the bass even I am only using the blue filter. Unlike the 1p2 I have, which I found the uber cable heighten the quality of the bass, the 846 needs its treble n mid heightened.
My friend just tried the Whiplash 8 conductor V3 TWag on the 846 n he said they match so well!!!

 

How does your 846 compare to the 1p2?

 

I am also a fan of silver. But I've always been- for the clarity it brings. A local DIY chap made me one at $100, a real steal since he also delivered it to me personally. :)

post #197 of 6484
Honestly
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How does your 846 compare to the 1p2?

I am also a fan of silver. But I've always been- for the clarity it brings. A local DIY chap made me one at $100, a real steal since he also delivered it to me personally. smily_headphones1.gif
they are not even on the same level. But I feel that with the right cable, the 846 will shine with a different taste to the 1p2.
post #198 of 6484
So whats the oem cable made of? Is it occ? Ofc? Copper?
post #199 of 6484
Apologies: I misunderstood your question. The stock cables are silver and copper wires but I could not find any information on the quality.

The following is about Headphone Lounge cables:
The cables are either pure silver or silver coated copper. Both are cast using the Ohno Continuious Casting method which enhances the purity as well as changes the crystal structure of the metal to make for a smoother audio signal transmission.
Edited by spook76 - 9/9/13 at 1:58pm
post #200 of 6484
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Apologies: I misunderstood your question. The stock cables are silver and copper wires but I could not find any information on the quality.

The following is about Headphone Lounge cables:
The cables are either pure silver or silver coated copper. Both are cast using the Ohno Continuious Casting method which enhances the purity as well as changes the crystal structure of the metal to make for a smoother audio signal transmission.
Oh great find!
post #201 of 6484
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Honestly
they are not even on the same level. But I feel that with the right cable, the 846 will shine with a different taste to the 1p2.

So which is on which level? Lol. Looking at the fit of the fitears and 1p2 make me hesitant to even try them...
post #202 of 6484
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So which is on which level? Lol. Looking at the fit of the fitears and 1p2 make me hesitant to even try them...

 



Try for yourself. Both should compliment your 846 quite well (in different ways). Won't say "different" levels but I can see different preference/pairing from different users leading to different conclusion. biggrin.gif


At least for me I don't find the fitear/tralucent's fitting any more or less problematic than 846. When I need some small but sound great, I reach for my RE600.
post #203 of 6484

Hi all, 

 

I bought my SE846 two weeks ago here in NY at B&H. Having before the 530 and 535 models I am really impressed by the bass and sound of the 846. Also noise isolation was really improved in this model. Worth the money; it is really a nice and different upgrade from the previous model (535).  Very happy with the purchase!

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Does anyone know when the UK is going to be able to buy the 846?  I know various people are selling on Ebay but I'd rather buy from an authorised Shure dealer.

post #205 of 6484
Best bet would be to email advancedmp3players and see what they say. I would strongly think about ordering from earphonesolutions though as you would probably save quite a bit!
post #206 of 6484
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So which is on which level? Lol. Looking at the fit of the fitears and 1p2 make me hesitant to even try them...

 



Try for yourself. Both should compliment your 846 quite well (in different ways). Won't say "different" levels but I can see different preference/pairing from different users leading to different conclusion. biggrin.gif


At least for me I don't find the fitear/tralucent's fitting any more or less problematic than 846. When I need some small but sound great, I reach for my RE600.

Too many iems not enough time..
post #207 of 6484
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Does anyone know when the UK is going to be able to buy the 846?

 

The UK (and EU) economy does not allow any EU government at present to buy the 846. Whatever happened to the British Empire?

post #208 of 6484
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The UK (and EU) economy does not allow any EU government at present to buy the 846. Whatever happened to the British Empire?

Oh no Music the governments of the EU love the SE846 and its $500 VAT.
post #209 of 6484

I received my SE846 today, and am glad it retained the magic Shure mids I fondly recalled from a few years ago. I also got Ted's silver IEM cable for it, but the OEM cable's not bad at all - though I still wish it were more flexible. Nothing so far has come close in this regard to the Westone UM3X cable. 

 

They are burning in as I type this message, but even right out of the box the sound was good; not a hint of shrillness as I read another poster complain, the bass seems to be a tad too much though, but from what Arnaud mentioned it should subside some after some hours. I thought they were going to be larger in size based on photos, but I'm glad to report that they fit magically without sticking out or feeling bulky. I am using the black foam tips, whatever they are called, as I just can't get comfortable with any of the rubber tips. I was so afraid I'd break the nozzle when replacing the sleeves, as the flange really holds them in place, but in the end I didn't break anything.

 

I haven't bothered yet changing the nozzle inserts since I would like the sound to stabilize a bit before I begin experimenting. 

post #210 of 6484

the 846 is the best IEM I have ever used and heard and I have tried them all pretty much.....the only downside I find of the 846 relative to my 535 is the size of the housing and the ability to put it in my ear comfortably and easily...I love the size of the 535 and the angle at which the tip goes into my ear creating a seal and isolating outside noise....it is also much easier to grab and position the 535 for me.....the 846 is bulkier and the angle of the nozzle is a bit different and does not isolate quite as well for me as the 535...i recognize i might be different than others in this regard and perhaps my ear size etc enters into it...all that said the 846 simply sounds glorious and draws me into the music and makes me want to listen to my music more often and that is the highest praise I can give

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