I love the SE846 but I have to give it up due to ear aches. I've binged on all the high end IEMs for the past year and now I'm paying for it with a sore ear canals. It's painful enough that I've decided to avoid IEMs for the next few years. I wish I could wait out the pain but I never want to go this again. I blame the FitEar F111 for most of it! Those damned three flange tips...
Anyway, I love using this community to buy and sell headphones. I've been surprised with how reluctant I am to drop my sale price on the SE846. I understand that there are tons of low ball offers and that is to be expected. I think part of my problem is how difficult it was to get a pair that worked just right. I would have paid twice as much if I had known my experience was going to be littered with questions about whether they were working right. At the end of March, I finally asked Shure (they have exceptional customer service) to do another thorough check on mine and they replaced the left earpiece.
They've always sounded amazing especially when they are fully fixed up. After a buddy of mine tried mine out, he purchased a new pair that was manufactured in April and now he's going through the same crap I did with possible defects (phase distortion first time, cable disconnects the second time). These defects are not something you notice immediately and most Shure authorized retailers (such as Moon Audio) won't accept returns.
I now have an end-game portable setup of a working SE846, SR-71A (which I think is the best portable headphone amp of all time), and a Cypher Labs Algorhythm Solo DB. I'm in so much pain that I can't use any of it. I'm in no hurry to get rid of them but seeing them boxed up and ready to ship is so depressing.
Anyone here who has a perfectly working SE846 should be extremely happy. It's definitely worth it and then some. If you are looking to get them new or used, get it from someone who is either an authorized reseller or has a receipt from one.
Sorry to hear about your troubles. You must be the guy on ebay that is wanting such a high price for the used SE846s. If so, I sent you an offer. I offered him 800 for the used pair and he came back with a counter offer of like 875, I believe. If that was you, man i gotta tell you - for 75.00 more than your counter offer, I bought new from a substantial authorized dealer. When you are talking about the grand neighborhood, I am not about to buy used just for a 75.00 price break. The knowledge that you are the first owner is worth a whole lot more than that.
But if that is you, good luck on selling them. I hope you get what you ask for them. I just sold my NIB W40s for 445.00 on ebay. Had a lot of inquiries here, but no bites.