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Is there a difference in sound quality between the Shure Olive with and without wax guard? If so, should I be using the Shure SE535 olive or the silicone for the best sound quality?

 

The Shure SE846 + Shure SE535 olive tip sounds different to me, but i'm not sure if my ears are playing tricks on me :)

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I spend time every day reading through this thread because I am contemplating buying a pair of 846s.  I have a pair of SE215 Special Editions that I swear by and everything about them has sold me on Shure value and quality.  My one concern is that the 846s bass will not disappoint me.  I'm a basshead at heart and my  earphones of choice these  days are my Atrios MG7s. Anyone familiar with MG7s know what kind of quality bass is possible with an IEM and I love mine.  However, I also own a pair of Westone WR4s that I rarely listen to anymore because I favor the bass of the atrios over the impeccable quality of the Westone's mids and highs.  What  I  am hoping for is that the 846s will give me both in the same package.  No doubt I would be more than happy with the 846s mids and highs, and I understand that the bass is incredible, but I can't help wonder how the bass of the  846s would compare to the MG7s.  If it was a least the  same, in both quantity and quality, then I would consider the price of the Shures money well spent.  Otherwise, I am going to feel awfully bad about spending a grand on them. 

 

With all  the overwhelming positive feedback on the 846s, I have no doubt they sound phenomenal.  Still, without being able to listen to them first, I only have everyone else's opinion by which to make that buying decision.  So, is there anyone who is familiar with both the 846s and the MG7s that can tell me how the bass compares between them?

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Bass should be fine...

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But becareful with amp and source matching, like in my case
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Bassheads don't need to worry too much ;)

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Bassheads don't need to worry too much ;)

 

Thank you for the input.

 

 

 

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But becareful with amp and source matching, like in my case

 

I am using a Fiio e11 amp with either a galaxy S4 (poweramp) or a sansa fuze+ (rockboxed).  Do I have a reason to be concerned?

 

 

Incidentley, I have made my mind up to make the purchase.  I have never read so much positive remarks on anything as I have these SE846s. I am convinced I have to hear them for myself.

 

Thanks for the feedback.

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Thank you for the input.

 

 

 

 

I am using a Fiio e11 amp with either a galaxy S4 (poweramp) or a sansa fuze+ (rockboxed).  Do I have a reason to be concerned?

 

 

Incidentley, I have made my mind up to make the purchase.  I have never read so much positive remarks on anything as I have these SE846s. I am convinced I have to hear them for myself.

 

Thanks for the feedback.

 

Don't connect the E11 to the 846. It will hiss a lot. Plus, it will be unnecessary. The Galaxy S4 should be enough (power-wise). The 846 is very efficient .

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Don't connect the E11 to the 846. It will hiss a lot. Plus, it will be unnecessary. The Galaxy S4 should be enough (power-wise). The 846 is very efficient .

My good friend Truck is correct. The E11 is a hiss beast. He is also correct that the 846 is very efficient and does not need an amp unless you want to go balanced as I did.
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My good friend Truck is correct. The E11 is a hiss beast. He is also correct that the 846 is very efficient and does not need an amp unless you want to go balanced as I did.

 

Spook is referring to (highly respected) Ray Samuels amps. Jude also cautioned (early on) to pair the 846 with a good source.

 

In the last few weeks, I've been tweaking V4A on the Note 3 and it has surpassed the Sony ZX1 in almost every category. The ZX1 will be returned very soon with my gratitude. It helped me step up my game and improve the sound of the Note 3. It's still a smartphone and has some inconsistencies due to background processes, but right now, it's on its A-game....

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Don't connect the E11 to the 846. It will hiss a lot. Plus, it will be unnecessary. The Galaxy S4 should be enough (power-wise). The 846 is very efficient .

 

 

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My good friend Truck is correct. The E11 is a hiss beast. He is also correct that the 846 is very efficient and does not need an amp unless you want to go balanced as I did.

 

 

The e11 is used soley for the very clean dual level bass boost feature, not the volume, although its nice to have (gun theory - better to have and not need vs need and not have).

 

I love really good bass and the e11 and MG7s are a match made in heaven.  You haven't lived until you've listened to NIN closer through bass boosted Atrios.  Of course your hearing will never be the same, but....small price to pay, I say.

 

Seriously though, if that is in fact the case - 846s cannot be amped, and therefore bass boosted, it gives me cause to rethink the matter.  The atrios boosted via the e11 and adjusted via poweramp's EQ literally gives you in-ear subwoofers that need to be heard to be believed.  I leave the bass boost on max since it is a very clean way to enhance to 250hz and below levels and adjust the overall effect using the EQ,  This gives me some very high quality bass / sub bass, and lots of it.  i don't use all that is available, but again, the gun  theory.

 

The atrios cost me 170.00.  Now, I am sure - beyond any kind of doubt - the 846's mids and highs make the MG7s seem like a K-mart blue light special, but if I spend 999.99 on the shure flagship only to find that I miss the bass of the atrios, I'm going to feel pretty bad at having spent that money.

 

And this is the only reason they (the SE846s) are not in the mail to me now.  I am going through every piece of information I can in order to determine whether or not the 846s are going to give me the bass I am looking for.

 

Really sucks having to buy on faith alone.  So wish I could have just 3 minutes with a pair of 846s.  Thought I had figured the bass part out, but now I'm not so sure.

 

At any rate, thank you so much for your input.

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My good friend Truck is correct. The E11 is a hiss beast. He is also correct that the 846 is very efficient and does not need an amp unless you want to go balanced as I did.

 

 

I think balanced is a little much for me at this point but is something that I will be giving serious consideration to in the future.  My main objective now is to move up  in the IEM world - hopefully by buying a pair of 846s. The IEMs are my  primary concern at this point, and I will work the rest out as I go.

post #2188 of 16769

SE846 sounded great from this, I was shocked!!

 

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SE846 sounded great from this, I was shocked!!

 

From a anti-shock player? :evil:  Anyway, maybe it was the XBS.  :biggrin:

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Thanks guys for the positive feedback regarding my review.

 

Another observation I made today was that otherwise very difficult to understand vocals are far easier to comprehend and decipher via the Shures than the Senns (we're talking gutteral growls here, especially those heard within the deathcore genre).

 

Later on I will investigate the prospect of amplifiers and upgraded cables but for now the set up is more than adequate.  Much like the Senns my MacBook Pro (2010) has no trouble driving them.

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