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post #2026 of 4617
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

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

Um.. I've tried several headphones with same gear.  :confused_face_2:  535 and 846 have forward grains.  You can have forward vocals with no grains with lots of details.


Edited by SilverEars - 4/27/14 at 12:58pm
post #2027 of 4617
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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.

 

It's a huge upgrade , I own both.  It's the biggest boost in sound quality that Shure has come out with since the e500's entered the Shure lineup.  It' s definitely worth the money if you have the cash.

post #2028 of 4617
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

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

I agree Solude. I have never heard any grain from the SE846.
post #2029 of 4617

There is definitely zero grain on my pair and I can't make sense of people reporting the mids being forward either. :confused:

post #2030 of 4617
Mine neither. None at all.
post #2031 of 4617
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post


I agree Solude. I have never heard any grain from the SE846.

 

I agree as well, never heard of any grain from the SE846 with the AK120 or other gear.  

post #2032 of 4617

Maybe a case of using the wrong word?

 

grainy A moderate texturing of reproduced sound. The sonic equivalent of grain in a photograph. Coarser than dry but finer than gritty.

gritty A harsh, coarse-grained texturing of reproduced sound. The continuum of energy seems to be composed of discrete, sharp-edged particles

dry 1) Describing the texture of reproduced sound: very fine-grained, chalky. 2) Describing an acoustical space: deficient in reverberation or having a very short reverberation time. 3) Describing bass quality: lean, overdamped.

post #2033 of 4617
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post
 

There is definitely zero grain on my pair and I can't make sense of people reporting the mids being forward either. :confused:

 

I think it may be relative (at least for me), but when I compare the SE846 to something like the Roxannes or Westone I find the mids/vocals to be more forward in comparison.  It's not negative by any means, just more of a personal preference of sound signature, and I prefer it a bit more neutral.  But given how the SE846 performs in all other areas and overall SQ I decided to pick that over the W40, and have no regrets, but just curious how the W60 may sound in comparison.  

post #2034 of 4617

I'm talking about harsh vocal grains. If you 846 owners do not hear it,  that's fine.  ;)

post #2035 of 4617
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post

I'm talking about harsh vocal grains. If you 846 owners do not hear it,  that's fine.  wink.gif

I have a balanced amp and silver OCC litz cable if there was any graininess to the SE846 I would hear it.
post #2036 of 4617
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Originally Posted by j-project View Post
 

 

I think it may be relative (at least for me), but when I compare the SE846 to something like the Roxannes or Westone I find the mids/vocals to be more forward in comparison. 

 

That makes sense.  The Westone upper mids or presence region is scooped out.  So it is a very laid back wet sound.  Vocals and snares for instance lose a lot of bite.

post #2037 of 4617

And the 846 starts to roll off around 10K from a graph I saw.  ;)

post #2038 of 4617

Every IEM on the planet other than the Ety does that.  JH claims to extend but until I see a graph... Ety only :P

post #2039 of 4617
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post

I'm talking about harsh vocal grains. If you 846 owners do not hear it,  that's fine.  wink.gif

I think you are correct. If you have no reference point of any other IEM it would be easy to overlook. I don't have the 846 but the se535 certainly has that trait. It is a spike in the upper midrange and is part of the Shure sound sig. It's there way of compensating for a treble that rolls off too early. Absolutely it's grainy. I hear it....
post #2040 of 4617

The 846 is not the 535, but you can have a bad source match with any IEM. In this particular instance, actual 846 owners are not reporting “grain”.

 

BTW, I heard grain with the 535 and HM-802 (with standard amp). It was a bad match (nothing more).


Edited by truckdriver - 4/27/14 at 3:06pm
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