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rmiller511: You're most welcome. smily_headphones1.gif I quite enjoyed reading your experIences as well: especially since I am a former Atrio M5 owner. I am very curious as to how their next level IEMs sound having read your take on them.

 

 

Yes.  My thoughts exactly.  I have talked to one of the engineers at future sonics to ask about a replacement - a successor, rather, to the MG7 but he couldn't tell me much.  I couldn't understand why they would discontinue such a successful and exceptional product without something to replace it.  He didn't understand it either - the decision being made elsewhere in company - and shared my sentiments about the business decision. 

 

The story is this:  a successor was planned to be introduced at the time the Atrio product line was discontinued but never materialized.  Wouldn't say why.  Evidently, they experienced problems and have yet to work them out.  There will eventually be a replacement product but all bets are off as to when they will ever make it to market.  One thing they assured me of, though, is that the successor will be true to the sound signature established by the MG7.

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So I've been doing a bit of reading, and it seems I may literally have a different 'new' SE846s from the ones I had previously? (I had basically the first set of pre-order pairs previously)...

What's the difference between the 'new' and the 'old'?

Jelt I am sorry about your original SE846 but great to see the father of this thread back. As you know, I like you bought my SE846 back in August 2013 and mine like a lot of the first batch failed in one ear.

I received a new set of 846s (Shure replaced both IEMs) in Janrary, 2014 and I do feel it was a different sound than the originals. The new 846, with the white filter, had a greater tonal balance with an improved treble response than the original. Was it night and day, no but it was a material difference and I would say improvement over my original SE846.
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Had it for several months now.. it's still stuck in my ear. I did gave the other totl phones for a 2nd chance by putting 846 away. For some reason, I always come back to 846. I think it's because of the sub woofer that I am so attracted to.. and the ever so seducing and lush vocal blend in with a nice smooth treble (white filter). I know the 846 lacks some sparkle like 1p2 or lcdx or th900 even with white filter but it's never too far away like 535 or tg334 imo. Overall, it's just so musical, never being harsh, never let down on its gentle rumbling sub bass and vocal so intimate and full.

I listen to alot of new age music and the 846 is really good with it.
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Agreed. You can buy a new phone; you can't buy health. But like I said, the irony is this guy probably didn't know the shures were worth more than the iPad.

The timing is also lucky. As lucky as these things can be, anyway. I just got my yearly bonus. smily_headphones1.gif

Some incredibly stupid crooks often take stuff to hock shops. Here in Australia IEMs have no resale value, relatively speaking, due to legislation pertaining to hygene. I hope this guy gets his comeuppance one way or another.

It really is hard to imagine equally awesome open cans for home listening that are better than the 846s. As others have said a jkiller desktop amp will probably put them over and above just about anything. At least that's my hope and imagining, and of course there will obviously be developments in the future.

rmiller511: Tis a real shame Future Sonics aren't doing so well. I would like to have heard the MG7s. I used to be big on trance music and, when I attained a good seal, they presented the genre rather nicely - (not overly produced) female vocals particularly.
Edited by Black Label - 5/17/14 at 10:03am
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^ Brutal. I willingly handed over my phone; it's a long story, but it's the safest and frankly sensible thing to do. One would have to seriously pull a knife on me to have me surrender my 846s though, especially given that my income is such that I would not be able to replace them without the help of an annual advance payment.

 

Im sorry, but I can't see that happening.  I would hand over my wallet, ipod, laptop, girlfriend....but no one is taking my 846s. No way. Only way someone is getting them is if they pry them form my cold, dead ear canals.

 

I mean, there is not a knife blade long enough, a gun big enough or a person intimidating enough for ever to turn loose of my beloved 846s.

 

It's just not happening.   Get real.


Edited by rmiller511 - 5/17/14 at 10:19am
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Im sorry, but I can't see that happening.  I would hand over my wallet, ipod, laptop, girlfriend....but no one is taking my 846s. No way. Only way someone is getting them is if they pry them form my cold, dead ear canals.

I mean, there is not a knife blade long enough, a gun big enough or a person intimidating enough for ever to turn loose of my beloved 846s.

It's just not happening.   Get real.

There is man with his priorities straight. I go by the US Navy SEALs motto "my wife yes, my toothbrush maybe, my knife never" on what you can borrow.
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Originally Posted by jelt2359 View Post
 

Agreed. You can buy a new phone; you can't buy health. But like I said, the irony is this guy probably didn't know the shures were worth more than the iPad.

 

The timing is also lucky. As lucky as these things can be, anyway. I just got my yearly bonus. :)

 

Really sorry to hear that about the 846s.  What a shame.  But how do you know it wasn't an audiophile wannabe with limited funding?  Dude, may have wanted the 846s and took the iPad because it was convenient to do so.

 

Kidding.  But yeah, what a bonus for him. 

 

And what a tragic lose for you.  But from the sound of it, you did not immediately replace them.  Why not?

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In the documentation that comes with the 846s, there is a small insert that explains that Shure is collaborating with another company to offer a custom fit conversion but they are not saying anything about the cost.

 

Does anyone know anything about this?

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Time to (re)invest in pepper spray methinks. Fortunately 2-5am boozing is relatively safe here in Melbourne (past indiscretion not withstanding - which actually occurred in a rough Perth suburb not the city) so the need for it has never arisen. I meed to stop smoking and get fit so I can pissbolt it away should I be not as street smart as I think I am. tongue.gif

Anyhoo, a custom collaboration in the works eh? Hush hush usually indicates a good thing too. This is an intriguing development. I think now that my cavernous ears lend themselves well to a big sleeve but I wonder if the great isolation of the olives could be assailed. How much better could it get ?
Edited by Black Label - 5/17/14 at 11:00am
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post

Jelt I am sorry about your original SE846 but great to see the father of this thread back. As you know, I like you bought my SE846 back in August 2013 and mine like a lot of the first batch failed in one ear.

I received a new set of 846s (Shure replaced both IEMs) in Janrary, 2014 and I do feel it was a different sound than the originals. The new 846, with the white filter, had a greater tonal balance with an improved treble response than the original. Was it night and day, no but it was a material difference and I would say improvement over my original SE846.

Thanks. Interesting. That may explain why I'm taking to the white filter so much better this time around... Is the white one now the preferred one around here?
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Originally Posted by rmiller511 View Post

In the documentation that comes with the 846s, there is a small insert that explains that Shure is collaborating with another company to offer a custom fit conversion but they are not saying anything about the cost.

Does anyone know anything about this?

The company is Sensaphonics, and from their website the cost is $150 for a pair.
I don't have any experience with it, yet judging from online reviews, it's more of a comfort upgrade than a sounding upgrade.
Looks kinda weird in the silicon sleeves too.
Edited by RexxarCHL - 5/17/14 at 11:01am
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rmiller511 View Post

Really sorry to hear that about the 846s.  What a shame.  But how do you know it wasn't an audiophile wannabe with limited funding?  Dude, may have wanted the 846s and took the iPad because it was convenient to do so.

Kidding.  But yeah, what a bonus for him. 

And what a tragic lose for you.  But from the sound of it, you did not immediately replace them.  Why not?

I just figured it was a good chance to catch up with latest trends. One can go crazy reading up on everything from week to week. But give it six months, and you'll really see if things have jumped forward.

This time around my favourite audition was actually not an iem. It was a Wagner amp. But the amp needed aa batteries to run- which gives it to the dubious distinction of being even less user friendly than my desktop setup, so no thanks there...
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Originally Posted by RexxarCHL View Post

The company is Sensaphonics, and from their website the cost is $150 for a pair.
I don't have any experience with it, yet judging from online reviews, it's more of a comfort upgrade than a sounding upgrade.
Looks kinda weird in the silicon sleeves too.

There are folks on this forum who have these custom sleeves. You can search for their impressions. Curious about these too
post #2549 of 16755
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Originally Posted by jelt2359 View Post


Thanks. Interesting. That may explain why I'm taking to the white filter so much better this time around... Is the white one now the preferred one around here?

 

On the box, it states white filters made in USA, cleaning tool made in Taiwan, everything else made in China.... weird how the white filter sounds significantly more exciting than the blue ones

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There are folks on this forum who have these custom sleeves. You can search for their impressions. Curious about these too


I'm using my old SE535 Custom Sleeves with the SE846. These seem to be an excellent fit. I've only had the SE846 for a week so a bit early. So far, just like the SE535, they are fantastic for isolation but only minimally better tonally than the olives in my ears.They were made by a UK outfit ACS. Cost £120 including impression costs.

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