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Excuse the newbie question, but how do the Shure SE846s compare to on/over-ear headphones in the same price range?

post #302 of 8455
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Originally Posted by joseybird View Post
 

Excuse the newbie question, but how do the Shure SE846s compare to on/over-ear headphones in the same price range?

 

I'd be suprised if the Shure SE846 beats headphones like the HD800 (i can buy them for the same price if you look at the right shops)

post #303 of 8455
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Originally Posted by joseybird View Post
 

Excuse the newbie question, but how do the Shure SE846s compare to on/over-ear headphones in the same price range?

 

apple to oranges or bananas (or any fruit de jour other than an apple)......  ;)

post #304 of 8455
To me the over the ear and IEM question really falls into an intended use question. At home with my tube amps, I prefer my LCD 2.2s. That being said, I don't think the person sitting next to me on a plane would like me wearing my LCD 2.2.s with my RSA intruder. I have both and don't feel like they are redundant in the least.

I will say that to my ears, the SE846s punch outside the IEM weight class. If I only had these, I would be very happy.

One quick note, if anyone travels and wants to audition the 846s, the bigger In-Motion stores in airports have them for demo. I realize this is not the same as spending time at home with them but is better than simply reading reviews.

Good luck on the headphone hunt!
post #305 of 8455
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Originally Posted by M Coupe View Post

To me the over the ear and IEM question really falls into an intended use question. At home with my tube amps, I prefer my LCD 2.2s. That being said, I don't think the person sitting next to me on a plane would like me wearing my LCD 2.2.s with my RSA intruder. I have both and don't feel like they are redundant in the least.

I will say that to my ears, the SE846s punch outside the IEM weight class. If I only had these, I would be very happy.

One quick note, if anyone travels and wants to audition the 846s, the bigger In-Motion stores in airports have them for demo. I realize this is not the same as spending time at home with them but is better than simply reading reviews.

Good luck on the headphone hunt!

 

Thank you so much! :)

 

Basically, all other things being equal, I'd prefer in-ear, because I mostly listen to music on the go. My worry was that for the same price I could get a MUCH better sound experience from over/on-ear headphones so as to make me doubt going for the portability factor; I don't want to feel like I'm missing out (I also don't want to delude myself into think I'm missing out, though!).

 

I'm so new at all this that my experience thus far has been limited to my iphone 5's earbuds, but I'm strongly considering a modest upgrade and then a huge upgrade if I get the sense that I can actually appreciate the kind of quality that much $$$ can buy!

post #306 of 8455
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Originally Posted by joseybird View Post
 

 

Thank you so much! :)

 

Basically, all other things being equal, I'd prefer in-ear, because I mostly listen to music on the go. My worry was that for the same price I could get a MUCH better sound experience from over/on-ear headphones so as to make me doubt going for the portability factor; I don't want to feel like I'm missing out (I also don't want to delude myself into think I'm missing out, though!).

 

I'm so new at all this that my experience thus far has been limited to my iphone 5's earbuds, but I'm strongly considering a modest upgrade and then a huge upgrade if I get the sense that I can actually appreciate the kind of quality that much $$$ can buy!

 

I thought the same thing, and used my SE846's for a couple weeks at home.  Then I happened upon the Sennheiser HD700's.  The bug bit.  I listened to as many over the ears as I could find, and 2 weeks later...my wallet lost another $900 :/

post #307 of 8455
I don't want to get into trouble for derailing this thread, but here is a quick recommendation-

1. Establish a budget for your initial "modest upgrade"
2. Do some research here on IEMs in your budget
3. If that does not work, post a thread with your budget, likes/dislikes sonically, and music you spend the most time listening too.

My personal vote would be to enjoy the process and most importantly figure out what YOUR EARS LIKE. Once you have that, the upgrade path becomes a lot more clear.

Again, best wishes.
post #308 of 8455
How does the Shure 864 perform on gaming with headphone surround like Dolby Headphone? Did anyone try this out?
Edited by pietcux - 9/27/13 at 4:08am
post #309 of 8455
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

How does the Shure 864 perform on gaming with headphone surround like Dolby Headphone? Did anyone try this out?

 

I have a Earforce ESS and find most IEM poor in imaging with Dolby Headphone.... for gaming, my real HP are typically not as precise as a cheapo PX21 for picking up gaming cues.

post #310 of 8455
Im trying to match a pair of iems to my desktop preferences of hd800 and lcd2. Personally I find my er4s is hd800 like. But any thoughts on an iem lcd2 equivalent? Am I Barking up the wrong tree looking at the se846? I'll get to try a pair at the London event next week. The reason I want something lusher is to cope with non live recordings, which I find the er4s and hd800 don't really add value to so much sonically.cheers!
Edited by daniel_hokkaido - 10/13/13 at 2:25am
post #311 of 8455

I own both LCD 2.2 and SE846.   Woo Audio WA6-LE with LCD 2.2 and RSA Intruder/balanced/silver cable to SE846.

 

They are different in a couple of key ways-

1.  More treble on LCD 2.2. 

2.  Bass on LCD 2.2s is fast and authoritative.  I would say both phones are pleasing but LCD 2.2 seems slightly faster. Bass presence is good on both.

3.  Obviously, the SE846 is more comfortable and portable.

 

The key for me is the way both do midranges.  The SE846 has a little more forward/lush midrange like most Shures but I find this to be pleasing.  That being said, the LCDs do awesome here too.

 

Good luck!

post #312 of 8455
Hmm little bit of a Noob Q..midrange I know is often vocals but I mostly listen to instrumental classical. I just find the er4s aren't lush enough on quite a few computer recordings. So would like to find an iem that is lusher but still had his detail

Imo an iem version of the lcd2!
post #313 of 8455

How much % is the Shure SE846 better than the Shure SE535? (is it for example 50% better?) I'm trying to convince myself it's not stupid to buy the Shure SE846 since I bought the Shure SE215 and Shure SE535 a couple of months ago. 

post #314 of 8455
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Originally Posted by daniel_hokkaido View Post

Hmm little bit of a Noob Q..midrange I know is often vocals but I mostly listen to instrumental classical. I just find the er4s aren't lush enough on quite a few computer recordings. So would like to find an iem that is lusher but still had his detail

Imo an iem version of the lcd2!

 

May want to check out this thread....

post #315 of 8455
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Originally Posted by ubs28 View Post

How much % is the Shure SE846 better than the Shure SE535? (is it for example 50% better?) I'm trying to convince myself it's not stupid to buy the Shure SE846 since I bought the Shure SE215 and Shure SE535 a couple of months ago. 

As an owner of all three (215, 535-J and the SE846) I would say yes it is. You get greater transparency, clarity an even better midrange and that BASS. I have said this before comparing the 535 to the 846 is that 535 is a beautiful house without a basement that I did not know I was missing. I still love the 535 and for its price is a great IEM
Edited by spook76 - 10/13/13 at 12:59pm
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