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post #2011 of 4593
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Originally Posted by joshuachew View Post

Any pictures of the cables? And impressions of the cables?

Absolutely. I posted my reviews and pictures on the new Headphone Lounge appreciation thread.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/695297/the-new-headphone-lounge-thread/120_20#post_10487930
post #2012 of 4593

I had the SE535 for some time but sold it because of comfort issues. I have quite big ears but the upper part of the cable connector hurt my ear. How are the SE846 comfort wise ? Are they better than SE535 ? I took shell comparisons between both of them but I still dont know if they would fit my ear...

post #2013 of 4593
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Originally Posted by flaco View Post
 

I had the SE535 for some time but sold it because of comfort issues. I have quite big ears but the upper part of the cable connector hurt my ear. How are the SE846 comfort wise ? Are they better than SE535 ? I took shell comparisons between both of them but I still dont know if they would fit my ear...

I've owned both, and thought and regard 535 as the easiest iems to put on.  I like Shure iems in this regard.  To me, the 846 is not hard to put on, but it is more bulkier and shape seems rounder on the end that adheres to the ear, not flat like the 535 inner side.  That to me make it not as flush, and makes the insertion shallower than the 535, and feels like it slides out a bit over time and have to push it back into place.  Not for 535 though. 

 

The only problem I had in regards to 846 taking some time to put on and being a hassle to put back on after pulling it out is I was limited to large stock complies that it came with since that was the best fit for me.  I did not like the olives, and didn't have the start tips.  I typically prefer silicone tips over complies.


Edited by SilverEars - 4/27/14 at 1:10am
post #2014 of 4593
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Originally Posted by flaco View Post

I had the SE535 for some time but sold it because of comfort issues. I have quite big ears but the upper part of the cable connector hurt my ear. How are the SE846 comfort wise ? Are they better than SE535 ? I took shell comparisons between both of them but I still dont know if they would fit my ear...

I also own both the 535 and the 846 and this may seem counterintuitive but even though the 846 is larger than the 535 it is more comfortable. The more rounded shape of the 846 makes it fit into my outer ear better than it predecessor.
post #2015 of 4593
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

I've owned both, and thought and regard 535 as the easiest iems to put on.  I like Shure iems in this regard.  To me, the 846 is not hard to put on, but it is more bulkier and shape seems rounder on the end that adheres to the ear, not flat like the 535 inner side.  That to me make it not as flush, and makes the insertion shallower than the 535, and feels like it slides out a bit over time and have to push it back into place.  Not for 535 though. 

 

The only problem I had in regards to 846 taking some time to put on and being a hassle to put back on after pulling it out is I was limited to large stock complies that it came with since that was the best fit for me.  I did not like the olives, and didn't have the start tips.  I typically prefer silicone tips over complies.

 

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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post


I also own both the 535 and the 846 and this may seem counterintuitive but even though the 846 is larger than the 535 it is more comfortable. The more rounded shape of the 846 makes it fit into my outer ear better than it predecessor.

 

Thanks, I think I'm going to order them..

post #2016 of 4593
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Originally Posted by flaco View Post


Thanks, I think I'm going to order them..
You could always get custom sleeves for them.
post #2017 of 4593
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Originally Posted by joshuachew View Post


You could always get custom sleeves for them.

Yeah I'am going to order sleeves most definitely. Thanks!

post #2018 of 4593
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Originally Posted by flaco View Post
 

Yeah I'am going to order sleeves most definitely. Thanks!

 

If you are going to get the sleeves, get the earphones and the sleeve bundle from Sensaphonics. 

post #2019 of 4593

They dont ship to germany... I ordered from pj

post #2020 of 4593
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Originally Posted by razevi3 View Post
 

I know I'm nitpicking, but my right earpiece squeaks slightly when I press down on the nozzle (swapping tips, during the seal, etc.). SQ is unaffected though. The left earpiece, on the other hand, feels rock solid. Anyone with a similar experience or observation? I'm very OCD about these things, haha.

 

Ive noticed this in my shures too. Is this a normal thing? 

post #2021 of 4593

Hi guys - I am looking for a TOTL IEM, and was trying to decide between the SE846, the Noble K10 and the recently-announced Heir 8A.

 

I already own the SE535 and the Heir 5.0, and was wondering what the consensus is on whether the 846 is a significant enough upgrade over what I have, and how it compares to the other options.

 

I listen to classical (orchestral/symphonic works), rock and some metal/rap/EDM.      Source will be an AK100/Quickstep combo and possibly a Calyx M.

 

TIA.

post #2022 of 4593
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Originally Posted by vkalia View Post

Hi guys - I am looking for a TOTL IEM, and was trying to decide between the SE846, the Noble K10 and the recently-announced Heir 8A.

I already own the SE535 and the Heir 5.0, and was wondering what the consensus is on whether the 846 is a significant enough upgrade over what I have, and how it compares to the other options.

I listen to classical (orchestral/symphonic works), rock and some metal/rap/EDM.      Source will be an AK100/Quickstep combo and possibly a Calyx M.

TIA.

I think it's a massive step up from the SE535 - particularly with regard to bass, soundstaging capability and instrument separation. The SE535 has fantastic mids and I think the SE846 retains that but adds so much more in other areas. It's nowhere near as narrow and closed-in sounding as the SE535 and that was the really pleasant surprise for me because everybody talks about how good the bass is. The treble is perhaps a little rolled off but it can be improved by using the white filter and making sure your source has a low output impedance. I should mention that I used the SE535 with an iPod Classic and the SE846 with much better equipment so that will obviously be a factor as well.
post #2023 of 4593
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Originally Posted by vkalia View Post

Hi guys - I am looking for a TOTL IEM, and was trying to decide between the SE846, the Noble K10 and the recently-announced Heir 8A.

I already own the SE535 and the Heir 5.0, and was wondering what the consensus is on whether the 846 is a significant enough upgrade over what I have, and how it compares to the other options.

I listen to classical (orchestral/symphonic works), rock and some metal/rap/EDM.      Source will be an AK100/Quickstep combo and possibly a Calyx M.

TIA.

I think the Roxanne UIEM/CIEM and upcoming W60 should be considered as well. I have the 846 but never tried the 535. I have tested the Roxanne CIEM and was really impressed. Very happy with the 846 but I find it a bit mid forward and so looking forward to comparing it to the W60.

Currently pairing it with the AK120 and wanted to see if a lower impedance DAP may make a difference with the 846 as well.
post #2024 of 4593
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Originally Posted by j-project View Post


I think the Roxanne UIEM/CIEM and upcoming W60 should be considered as well. I have the 846 but never tried the 535. I have tested the Roxanne CIEM and was really impressed. Very happy with the 846 but I find it a bit mid forward and so looking forward to comparing it to the W60.

Currently pairing it with the AK120 and wanted to see if a lower impedance DAP may make a difference with the 846 as well.

It is indeed mid forward, the grains are very forward.  How is the 846 with the AK?  I'm wondering if it resolves the vocal grains which I thought was pretty thick.  This could have to do with graphs showing treble roll of around 10K


Edited by SilverEars - 4/27/14 at 12:22pm
post #2025 of 4593

Sounds good with the AK gear.  Any grain you might hear isn't coming from the 846.

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