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Originally Posted by joshuachew View Post
 

Got a 22 Ohm impedance adapter along with a 75 Ohm one to use these bad boys with my ZX1/RWAK120 and the latter for desktop amps. 

 

Why?

post #2117 of 16771
Lol
post #2118 of 16771
Good day everyone, I've been a member for only a short time and had been very interested in the SE846....I listened to all the gripes and some people who put them down, or maybe they just didn't like for some reason or another......so today I just decided to buy these didn't even listen to them first, just asked my other half did she mind picking them up for me and she said of course 😋 she also picked up the iE800 senns I have too 10mos. or so back....well I'll tell you this I have only listened to them for a couple of hours now and I love them....there's subtle nuances that I pick up in some songs that seem to be missing with the iE800 , I was listening to Santana "singing winds crying beasts" DSD and yes it sounds good on the senns but for some reason I feel like I'm hearing more with the shures subtle, but there...This tells me they are very good indeed because they will only open up when burned in:...These are my first pair of Shures as I've owned a lot of Sennheiser (iE8--iE80)as well as a few others..but I must say these are very special ....I'm playing my IEMs through the AK240 "love it"😘 I think I will listen to these just like they are for a few weeks before picking up a balanced cable for them....Thanks everyone for being very open and straight forward about these "good and not so good" it does help people and sometimes help them to just be like grrrr I just gotta have em"☺️
Edited by dsincere - 5/1/14 at 9:55pm
post #2119 of 16771

My SE846 sound wonderful with my iPod touch 5G (1,4 Ohm impedance), but dark and "boomy" when I plug them into my desktop. Having no clue about electrical engineering whatsoever, I read that such sound can be caused by "too high impedance" on the source.

Is this correct? What USB DAC could I use to drive my 846 properly?

post #2120 of 16771
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Originally Posted by dsincere View Post

Good day everyone, I've been a member for only a short time and had been very interested in the SE846....I listened to all the gripes and some people who put them down, or maybe they just didn't like for some reason or another......so today I just decided to buy these didn't even listen to them first, just asked my other half did she mind picking them up for me and she said of course 😋 she also picked up the iE800 senns I have too 10mos. or so back....well I'll tell you this I have only listened to them for a couple of hours now and I love them....there's subtle nuances that I pick up in some songs that seem to be missing with the iE800 , I was listening to Santana "singing winds crying beasts" DSD and yes it sounds good on the senns but for some reason I feel like I'm hearing more with the shures subtle, but there...This tells me they are very good indeed because they will only open up when burned in:...These are my first pair of Shures as I've owned a lot of Sennheiser (iE8--iE80)as well as a few others..but I must say these are very special ....I'm playing my IEMs through the AK240 "love it"😘 I think I will listen to these just like they are for a few weeks before picking up a balanced cable for them....Thanks everyone for being very open and straight forward about these "good and not so good" it does help people and sometimes help them to just be like grrrr I just gotta have em"☺️

Congratulations. I too found the SE846 more to my liking than the ie800. The V signature with the slight midbass hump of the ie800 was just not my cup of tea.

If you like your setup now wait until you go balanced out of the AK240. That will bring a level of clarity and soundstage that is truly stunning.

Again welcome to Head-Fi.
post #2121 of 16771

Price range?

post #2122 of 16771
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Congratulations. I too found the SE846 more to my liking than the ie800. The V signature with the slight midbass hump of the ie800 was just not my cup of tea.



If you like your setup now wait until you go balanced out of the AK240. That will bring a level of clarity and soundstage that is truly stunning.

Again welcome to Head-Fi.

Thanks a lot....I am a fan of the iE800 I feel they are really great and I love them too as I wear them over the ear as it's really the only way to wear them due to the cabling issue 😌 and I know this wasn't a very good fit for all "sadly" for me it was and is great...but there's something special about the Shure as I said if there were scratches in the recording or small things in the background the Shures pick it up as the iE800s more or less smoothes it out which isn't bad for most, but I prefer to hear them I would like to hear as much of the music as possible....Today has been a nice day indeed ....maybe later I'll also see how they sound through last generations iPod as I use the Onkyo HF app to play music through seems to be pretty good....it's just the AK240 was the first thing I usually grab now for listening through phones...yes it's that good of a player....costly but good..... very good😊
post #2123 of 16771
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Thanks a lot....I am a fan of the iE800 I feel they are really great and I love them too as I wear them over the ear as it's really the only way to wear them due to the cabling issue 😌 and I know this wasn't a very good fit for all "sadly" for me it was and is great...but there's something special about the Shure as I said if there were scratches in the recording or small things in the background the Shures pick it up as the iE800s more or less smoothes it out which isn't bad for most, but I prefer to hear them I would like to hear as much of the music as possible....Today has been a nice day indeed ....maybe later I'll also see how they sound through last generations iPod as I use the Onkyo HF app to play music through seems to be pretty good....it's just the AK240 was the first thing I usually grab now for listening through phones...yes it's that good of a player....costly but good..... very good😊

You are in good company. Your review/comparison between the SE846 and the ie800 mirrors Steve Guttenberg's. http://www.soundandvision.com/content/shure-se846-ear-headphone
post #2124 of 16771
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

Price range?

Are you referring to my question regarding a USB DAC?

As cheap and feature-less as possible. At best, it should be an USB dongle with just a USB connector on one side and a single low-impedance headphone output on the other.

post #2125 of 16771
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Originally Posted by joshuachew View Post
 

Got a 22 Ohm impedance adapter along with a 75 Ohm one to use these bad boys with my ZX1/RWAK120 and the latter for desktop amps. 

Jchew, I hope you don't have either of them connected in series with multi-driver iems.  :tongue: 


Edited by SilverEars - 5/1/14 at 6:23am
post #2126 of 16771
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post

You are in good company. Your review/comparison between the SE846 and the ie800 mirrors Steve Guttenberg's. http://www.soundandvision.com/content/shure-se846-ear-headphone

Hmmm I wouldn't say mirror because he's been around for a long time....I don't work in the industry I only use my ears as I love music and listen to it almost 24hrs a day everyday even when I sleep ☺️ Been this way since I was a kid ....I tried the white filters, but they didn't suit my sound preference right now, but being how they aren't burned in yet I could try them again in a week or two...I'm thinking though that a cable swap after a few weeks to a month will make the most out of what I like so far...the silver cables along with the reference filter may be where it's at 😉......
post #2127 of 16771
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Why?

 

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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Jchew, I hope you don't have either of them connected in series with multi-driver iems.  :tongue: 

 

I tried a 75 Ohm Impedance adapter from my friend and I used it with the ZX1 and the SE846 and I noticed that it became smoother and with less grain and that the bass was fuller and round. Is it not advisable to use a impedance adapter with Multi driver IEM's? Sorry and I hope you guys could explain this to me. We're all here to learn aren't we? :/

post #2128 of 16771
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Depends on your needs and pocket book but I would recommend AK240 above most portable setups under $2k.

I would prefer an iPod Touch + Centrance Hifi M8 for $1k.
post #2129 of 16771

For full sized cans yes, for iems no.

post #2130 of 16771
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Originally Posted by joshuachew View Post
 

 

 

I tried a 75 Ohm Impedance adapter from my friend and I used it with the ZX1 and the SE846 and I noticed that it became smoother and with less grain and that the bass was fuller and round. Is it not advisable to use a impedance adapter with Multi driver IEM's? Sorry and I hope you guys could explain this to me. We're all here to learn aren't we? :/

 

In my experience, It degrade the sound so much that everything sound muffle, dark and too much details being loss, but since you mention that you like it (less grain, fuller and round), I think that works for you.

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