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post #2356 of 16761
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Originally Posted by milford30 View Post

From my experience, they sound much cleaner after about a day.

Bass wise, I havn't heard the MG7, but from my other experience with dual dynamics, the impact/punch should be similar, but the texture is behind. So for a bass centric song, it won't sound as good, but for general pop etc, it definitely sounds good.

I also have my w4r with me, the 846 definitely sounds better, especially bass impact, where you can only hear the impact on the w4r occasionally.

Take a look at the comparison between 846 and w60 on earphonesolutions, I decided not to wait for the w60 because the 846 sounds more fun. But apparently w60 has better mids and very similar bass with a laid back signature.

Milford,

Thanks for the heads up on the review/comparison between the W60 and the 846. If it is accurate and Earphone Solutions was very accurate with their reviews of the 846 last summer there is one other factor to consider. With the 846 you can change filters to suit your sonic tastes whereas all you can change on the W60 is the faceplate.
post #2357 of 16761
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Joshua:
 
 I would like to share my experience. If I may.

From a few posts up, I mentioned that I found the Shure SE846 to have the tone and signature that I like. But I find the bass dry and would some times appear boxy. As it does not have enough body and texture. And the highs abit lacking in sparkle.

I just received my third party cables over the weekend and burned them in without listening to them. Till today that is, and I must say. The cables really did fix both those problems. I got an 8 core pure stranded copper cable and it gave the bass more body and improved the treble and I just can't get the 846 out of my ears.

Just a note that I am using the SE846 with Sensaphonics sleeves incase some of you might be curious what tips I am using to get the sound I am describing. Be it before or after. As to my knowledge and experience with switching tips and even the Sensa sleeves that it does change the sound.

Dude, you mirrored my thoughts on these IEMs exactly. Was beginning to think that the boxy bass is a inevitable signature of amateur drivers. Now I really can't wait to get my hands on a third party cable. Only issue is that I am not really sure if i should go for a silver cable. I am currently using the black filter with a HTC one as a source and a Fiio E18 as a amp.

 

I do like the sound signature of the black filters (less bright), and i wonder if getting a silver cable will actually complement this sound signature. Any thoughts?


Edited by elindil - 5/12/14 at 2:54am
post #2358 of 16761
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Originally Posted by elindil View Post
 

Dude, you mirrored my thoughts on these IEMs exactly. Was beginning to think that the boxy bass is a inevitable signature of amateur drivers. Now I really can't wait to get my hands on a third party cable. Only issue is that I am not really sure if i should go for a silver cable. I am currently using the black filter with a HTC one as a source and a Fiio E18 as a amp.

 

I do like the sound signature of the black filters (less bright), and i wonder if getting a silver cable will actually complement this sound signature. Any thoughts?

 

I wouldn't suggest silver as it will probably cause the treble to be spiky, so I would strongly suggest if your sentiments towards the IEM was similar to mine and would like it to be fixed the same way that I did , to get a pure copper cable, and try to get one with more strands so as to increase the soundstage as pure copper cables will ten to sound warmer and as a result more closed in. 

Kind of like a counter measure, we want to get the bass warmth of copper but do not want the sound stage to be smaller so I fixed that by getting a cable with more cores and in my case, 8. 

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Milford,

Thanks for the heads up on the review/comparison between the W60 and the 846. If it is accurate and Earphone Solutions was very accurate with their reviews of the 846 last summer there is one other factor to consider. With the 846 you can change filters to suit your sonic tastes whereas all you can change on the W60 is the faceplate.


That reminds me, I am using the white filter with the se846.

 

I would also like to note there are 2 reviews on earphonesolutions comparing the w60 and se846, with the reviewers preferring each iem, but their impressions line up pretty well, I would like to hear the w60's vocals at some point in time, but having the w4r at the same time, the signature is a bit too laid back for my tastes at the moment.

 

From my short demo of the w50 (maybe it wasn't burnt in properly), the impression I got was "where are the highs?" Take a read of their w50 vs w60, the author suggests that the w60s are more sharp and crisp, which is how I would describe the w50 compared to my se846 adding in a more laid back signature.

post #2360 of 16761
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Originally Posted by schtinkmeaner View Post
 

eq on poweramp is a great feature if not a dirty one , not sure on how i feel about using it. The se 846 responds extremely well honestly i don't think i should be thinking about eqing any iem let alone a 1000 dollar one but for some reason i am , coming from sm64 i never used too . u can take that as a low blow too 

"she can have nice features but still be ugly " "i aint saying she a gold digger"

 

maybe a different source ? 

maybe new cable?

maybe custom sleeves?

maybe balanced cable?

maybe a earphone you dont have too loose kidney over to get what they should get right in the first place ?

 

 

.schtinkmeaner 

 

I like to compare the sound with and without EQ (toggling the EQ power on and off while a song is playing to compare). In the case of Poweramp's own EQ, the sound suffers (particularly in the thickness of the mids). Therefore, I don't use Poweramp's EQ. After adjusting the setting on Viper4Android, I toggle it on and off while a song is playing in Poweramp and I like what I hear. It is more transparent, livelier, more HiFi-like (while retaining the original sound).

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Originally Posted by joshuachew View Post

I wouldn't suggest silver as it will probably cause the treble to be spiky, so I would strongly suggest if your sentiments towards the IEM was similar to mine and would like it to be fixed the same way that I did , to get a pure copper cable, and try to get one with more strands so as to increase the soundstage as pure copper cables will ten to sound warmer and as a result more closed in. 
Kind of like a counter measure, we want to get the bass warmth of copper but do not want the sound stage to be smaller so I fixed that by getting a cable with more cores and in my case, 8. 

Another suggestion, is litz wire. Litz eliminates the "skin effect" of standard wire which equals to more signal reaching the IEM without the need of 8 wires or solid core with its inherent fragility.

If you want to see a good primer on this subject: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litz_wire
post #2362 of 16761
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post


Another suggestion, is litz wire. Litz eliminates the "skin effect" of standard wire which equals to more signal reaching the IEM without the need of 8 wires or solid core with its inherent fragility.

If you want to see a good primer on this subject: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litz_wire

 

Or you could do this.... :)

post #2363 of 16761
Less than 2 hour with my new earphones and the left channel is out. :-(
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Less than 2 hour with my new earphones and the left channel is out. :-(

Oof, I'd give Shure a ring. They are very helpful. 

post #2365 of 16761
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Less than 2 hour with my new earphones and the left channel is out. :-(

 

Mind posting which day they were manufactured? Tried swapping cables?

 

I think you need to contact the dealer first, hopefully they just swap it for a new set.

 

I brought my at a store and insisted I tested them before I paid, but in your case that wouldn't have helped....

post #2366 of 16761
It's working now. Ahhhhhhhh!
Thanks Roscoe!
Sweetwater was going to handle it.
post #2367 of 16761
Now the right channel is out . Wow!!!!????!!!
They are going back.!!!!
post #2368 of 16761
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Originally Posted by Stlrman View Post

Now the right channel is out . Wow!!!!????!!!
They are going back.!!!!

 

sounds like it's most likely a cable problem, try the shorter cable

post #2369 of 16761
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Originally Posted by Stlrman View Post

It's working now. Ahhhhhhhh!
Thanks Roscoe!
Sweetwater was going to handle it.

 

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Now the right channel is out . Wow!!!!????!!!
They are going back.!!!!

 

Just send it back man. At least then you can have the peace of mind. USD999 isn't a small sum. 

post #2370 of 16761
I will talk with Sweetwater. They are working perfectly again. I will see if they will give me 90 days. I hate to send em back. I would like to atleast run them for a week to see if anything happens again.
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