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post #2611 of 16761
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

 

 I'm not in love with the one-year warranty. 

 

 

FYI - 846 has (2) year warranty LINK

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How long should I burn-in my new Silver Litz Balanced Cable from Ted headphone lounge for my SE846's for use with my AK-240? I've had it plugged into the wall running on about volume 40 since last night...Figured I would try to give it at least 24 hours.

 

Thanks!

post #2613 of 16761
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Originally Posted by truckdriver View Post
 

It would appear (by the Innerfidelity measurements) that there are two versions of the IE800 (the latest having better sub-bass).

 

On the new BA earphones, there appears to be a theme with the W50, S-EM6, the Roxanne, and so on. That theme is thick, “dark”, and warmer. Perhaps it is progress in the new BAs. I guess people will go kicking and screaming into a more realistic natural note weight and tonality. If they give the “brain-burn” a chance, they'll one day look back and wonder how they use to listen to such bright and thin IEMs.

 

Even with the 846, people describe the white filter as “neutral” , the blue as “warm” (ha ha), and the black filter as “dark” (of all things). I'm going to go with Jerry Harvey, Westone, Earsonics, and Shure on the description of their IEMs this time.

 

Really interesting observation RE the darker, warmer trend. I find the Roxanne and 846 blue filter too warm, but it's possible I've just gotten used to a thinner sound.

 

Perhaps I'll pack the 846 white filters and UM Miracle away and see how they sound in a few months.

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Originally Posted by y2jdmbfan View Post

How long should I burn-in my new Silver Litz Balanced Cable from Ted @ headphone lounge for my SE846's for use with my AK-240? I've had it plugged into the wall running on about volume 40 since last night...Figured I would try to give it at least 24 hours.

Thanks!

No more than 12 hours or so. My first impressions were a greater bass and a slightly smaller soundstage from regular OCC silver. After the first 12 hours or so the bass attack was great and the overall soundstage opened up and was wider.
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Just wondering are you running the silver litz cables with the Shure SE 846 "white" filter.  If so could the music sound just too bright?

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Originally Posted by speedracer1 View Post

Just wondering are you running the silver litz cables with the Shure SE 846 "white" filter.  If so could the music sound just too bright?

I predominately use the white filter with OCC silver litz and do not find the sound too bright. Silver litz brings a clarity and sharpness to the entire frequency from sub bass to high treble. I think some may interpret the added clarity as brightness but careful listening will show the detail but not any added brightness.
post #2617 of 16761
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post
 

 

FYI - 846 has (2) year warranty LINK

 

I think the earlier press release had one year, like this one: http://www.americanmusical.com/ItemFiles/Manual/Shure%20SE846%20FAQ.pdf

 

Thanks for the update! 

post #2618 of 16761
imackler: Shure's packaging says one year warranty however it is really two.

Edit: Oops, I should check the thread first before replying.

All kinds of string instruments have immense texture. I can't get enough of it!
Edited by Black Label - 5/20/14 at 5:37pm
post #2619 of 16761
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post

I predominately use the white filter with OCC silver litz and do not find the sound too bright. Silver litz brings a clarity and sharpness to the entire frequency from sub bass to high treble. I think some may interpret the added clarity as brightness but careful listening will show the detail but not any added brightness.

I was using the white filters and then i talked to Shure who told me using filters is optional and i have since removed mine. I use EQ anyway so i would rather have the sound straight from the drivers. Anyone saying the 846 does not have enough sparkle needs to dump the filters. It has plenty. I much prefer going filterless. Only reason i would use the filters is for sources that i cannot EQ.
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How flush are the se846 with the ear?

Are they comfortable enough to sleep with lying sideways?

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Silver Litz plus 846 is not anything close to bright. I am sensitive to bright or analytical sound and this combo sounds MUSICAL
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Originally Posted by ForceMajeure View Post
 

How flush are the se846 with the ear?

Are they comfortable enough to sleep with lying sideways?

 

For me, absolutely.

post #2623 of 16761
For me they are not flush whereas the 535 Ltd J was. I would not sleep in these. Others with larger ears may get a flush fit.
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I"m really considering these lately, but If they aren't comfortable enough to sleep with it will be a no go.

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Originally Posted by M Coupe View Post

For me they are not flush whereas the 535 Ltd J was. I would not sleep in these. Others with larger ears may get a flush fit.

 

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Originally Posted by ForceMajeure View Post
 

I"m really considering these lately, but If they aren't comfortable enough to sleep with it will be a no go.

 

I always thought I had smaller-ish ears and theyre fine on me.  I use medium tips for almost all IEMs if that helps you.

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