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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post
 


Don't bother Man. Speaking as an AK240 owner who bought the DX90 as a 'spare' and discovered that the DX90 is an awesome DAP with neat synergy with the SE846. Don't get me wrong the AK240 is an awesome DAP. The SE846 sounds great with the Blue filter sans DX90 but plan to 'lift' it a little with the White. I think that's really going to cut it.

Great to know, DX90 is rocketing up my interest list. Any hiss at all? I have a very very small amount on my Geek Out 450. Certainly something I can live with. But a DAP is still mighty intriguing, due to the on-the-go possibilities. 

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For anyone that is interested agiprodj.com is having a 15% off Sale for Memorial Day weekend, so these can be had for $850 right now.

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No hiss whatsoever from DX90 with the SE846 (or IE800, K3003i either).

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I've been reading and thinking alot about the SE846. I appreciate the responses to previous questions. I know comparing over-ears and in-ears is apples and oranges...but for you avid over-ear fans, what is the sound signature of the SE846 with the neutral nozzle most comprable too? 

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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 

I've been reading and thinking alot about the SE846. I appreciate the responses to previous questions. I know comparing over-ears and in-ears is apples and oranges...but for you avid over-ear fans, what is the sound signature of the SE846 with the neutral nozzle most comprable too? 

From my experience, SE846's tonal balance varies depend on source and amp configurations. They are pretty picky on output impedance. I even bought two of same DAC/amp with different impedance, the differences are very significant.  There are reviews on the head-fi saying they lack treble, no, they can have ear piercing treble if you try hard enough on amp/source matching (sharper than HD800 with silver cable). The Forbes magazine said SE846 sound fall in apart at high volume, I found this not true. In my set-up they sound like a Beyer T1 and LCD-2 mixture with little smaller sound field but dynamic is very impressive.

 

Macbook Haswell - Wireworld  starlight 7 USB - DACport 1 Ohm - Furutech cable - SE846n - Westone star tips

 

If I do this all over again, I probably go with DACport 3 Ohm instead.


Edited by Seamaster - 5/23/14 at 5:57pm
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SE846 responded to equipment change very well, they Furutech made the largest improvement over stock configuration. The Wireworld  starlight 7 made the least change to the sound but still noticeable and positive. 


Edited by Seamaster - 5/23/14 at 6:05pm
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Audeze LCD 2...maybe HD650 Senn (been a while since I heard that headphone)
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Originally Posted by M Coupe View Post

Audeze LCD 2...maybe HD650 Senn (been a while since I heard that headphone)

Yes, if I use the 10 Ohm version of the DACport, but no veil what so ever.

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I figured I test them out properly first, they are called the ARIA OP-19 (controller version of the OP18), unfortunately I have not found information online, the local (Hong Kong) shop assistant told me this is the first time the company produced android controller cables, so it's basically a test run. It is priced at approximately 100USD.

 

I don't care if it's the material of the cable or it's as simple as a difference impedance that I could have added with a cheap adaptor, the convenience of the control is great. I have tested other silver plated cables with iPhone control, but only the middle button works.

 

This cable is slightly stiffer and heavier then the stock w4r cable, miles ahead of the stupid stock se846 cable in terms of comfort.

 

They basically tighten up everything, for example drums seem to give the blurred sound at impact, as though the drummer sorta used their hands, now it's more like using drumsticks. Is it a huge difference? no not really, but it's noticeable.

 

They sound more airy and the treble sounds louder, giving a cleaner and clearer sound which I prefer. It feels more balanced bringing the treble slightly more forward.

 

The down side is there is more micro phonics, took me a while to get the ear hooks in the right way so that I don't notice it walking anymore. The buttons on the controller is a bit small, it's basically like an oem Chinese controller.

 

For me it's well worth the upgrade, there will be people who says it's all BS and in my brain, fortunately I have the luxury of being able to demo stuff before I buy them and ignore those people. I would recommend you guys look for quality silver/silver plated cable and listen for yourselves, even if it's an iPhone cable the middle button should still work, and it's easier to reach into your pocket to change the volume anyway.

 

 

Thanks for the info.  How much do they cost and where can I find them?

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Originally Posted by tracyca View Post

The 846 sound wonderful with Ibasso dx90!

 

Yeah.  That's what everyone keeps saying.

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Originally Posted by Monty Burns View Post

 

From a practical standpoint I honestly believe the Clears will aid me in blending in once the machines become self aware. With luck our mechanical overlords will look upon me as already having received my "upgrade". (assuming they are Cybermen).

If it is SkyNet well then I will look good and have great sounding tunes while I am being hunted down during the cull.

 

Good point.  What a bonus!

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Originally Posted by Roscoeiii View Post
 

Great to know, DX90 is rocketing up my interest list.

 

 

Same here.  A lot of testimonials for the DX90.

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Originally Posted by M Coupe View Post

Audeze LCD 2...maybe HD650 Senn (been a while since I heard that headphone)

 

I think the LCD2 is a great comparison to the 846... without the funky shape and weight.

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Since you are all discussing it here. Re the iBasso DX90

 

Let me preface by stating that at the outset that I have limited understanding of all of the nuances of DAPs I am just in this world intellectually somewhere between Forest Gump and Elmer Fudd. I  just can't get my head around it.

 

I am being 100% honest when I tell you  that no matter how many times it is explained to me I still do not understand why electricity doesn't just spill out of the wall sockets when nothing is plugged in.

 

Now you know (I will wait for you to stop laughing). Good on to my query.

 

The DX90 is a DAP. like an iPod but a good one only different.? I get that part sort of.

 

BUT they also make a DX100 which iBasso calls a a "Reference DAP" and they call it such as to indicate that a "Reference DAP" is a commonly known term or one so obvious to conprehend any lizard with a pulse would know what it was. If there is a brain smaller than the lizard brain apparently its mine.

 

I know it is $900 after that the materials much like the literature on the DX90 sounded like adults talking in a Charlie Brown cartoon in my hear. I saw the words but only hear Wah wah wa wawh.

 

What is a DX100 or "Reference DAP. And why do they both DX90 and DX100 use memory cards instead of internal memory.

 

Finally how is an iBasso DX90 different conceptually than a Pono (other than the obvious fact that the iBasso product exists)?

 

I do understand I need a DAP with a good DAC and internal headphone AMP. I understand format types to a point.. After that chip sets, diagrams numbers, ohms? impedance?  Brain hurts

 

I also understand that such a product is not coming from Apple in any foreseeable future.

 

Alas now I must navigate that hobbled part of the world that Apple has not destroyed but for which there is no map.

 

Buying the SHURE stuff is the easy part. Truly a no brainer - my ability to easily make the right purchase - proof positive of that. 

TIA

 

Be Kind people remember I am in this regard somewhat dim (not thankfully Dim from Clockwork Orange)

Just a simple man trying to stimulate the economy in a thoughtful and informed way and limit his buyers remorse.


Edited by Monty Burns - 5/23/14 at 9:05pm
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Originally Posted by caracara08 View Post

I think the LCD2 is a great comparison to the 846... without the funky shape and weight.
SE846 have faster and firmer sub bass. Less mid bass hump. Lcd has better human voice
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