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post #3016 of 16752
You should learn the names as you are just going to confuse ppl, just grab them off any retailer or manufacturer website. Also 1-3 and 5-7 are the same tips in different sizes.
post #3017 of 16752

I don't like the sound of the pliable rubber (5,6,7). It's a little too thin, edgy, and un-natural. I don't use the foam (1,2,3)  because I like to wash my tips daily.

 

 I use the triple-flange (silicon) tip (4).

 

Edit to add: I think the long tube of the triple-flange tip give it the space needed to sound more natural, thicker, and reflexive.


Edited by truckdriver - 6/8/14 at 12:30pm
post #3018 of 16752
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Originally Posted by Samuel777 View Post
 

Hello, 

 

I would like to know which one do you use with your SE 846 ?

I give a number to each of them because not easy for me to identify without the number.

 

 

 

Thx

Hi, I liked #3 the best for serveral reasons.  First, it's larger than my typical silicone size of medium.  Silicon (or we call them Shure olives), #6, the bore size is narrow, and to my ears, it created noticible treble distortions(don't ask me how).  So I went for complies.  I went with biggest(#3) because complies are different from silicones as you can compress them and it will shape to the inside of your ear, and bigger size than your normal will seal much better.  Also, these are not like "complies," the material has reflective coating on them, so the damping affect is not there(gets reflective like silicone material).  Actually the foam, or #8 has reflective coating on the face toward your canals, but still it sounds to be damping to my ears.  I don't want to damp since I want to get as much treble as I can with the 846.


Edited by SilverEars - 6/8/14 at 1:01pm
post #3019 of 16752
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Originally Posted by truckdriver View Post
 

I don't like the sound of the pliable rubber (5,6,7). It's a little too thin, edgy, and un-natural. I don't use the foam (1,2,3)  because I like to wash my tips daily.

 

 I use the triple-flange (silicon) tip (4)

 

with the blue filter ? or which color ?

post #3020 of 16752
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Originally Posted by Samuel777 View Post
 

 

with the blue filter ? or which color ?

 

I recently switched to the black filter. I think the source is important in determining which filter to use. When I made the switch from blue to black on June 1, I had to change some settings in Viper4Android to get it to sound the way I wanted. The black filter also sounds good with the DX90. I wished I would have tried it with the Sony ZX1 (when I had it).

 

BTW, I think the triple-flanges are the only silicon tip provided.


Edited by truckdriver - 6/8/14 at 12:38pm
post #3021 of 16752
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Originally Posted by Samuel777 View Post
 

Hello, 

 

I would like to know which one do you use with your SE 846 ?

I give a number to each of them because not easy for me to identify without the number.

 

 

 

Thx

I use the Westone Star Tips, which are conveniently color-coded. I had previously used the Red silicone, but after losing one of those tips, I switched to the blue, which are a bit different feeling since they go deeper into the ear. Get a decent seal from both. And prefer the silicon (bottom 2 rows) to the foam (top 2 rows)

 

post #3022 of 16752
Does anyone know if there's any hiss on the HTC M8 with the se846? I'm getting a new phone soon and I wanted to use it as a backup DAP because I can't always carry around a million things in my pockets.
post #3023 of 16752

yes i'm also using the ones of W4R, specially the Star Tips in red color (silicon). 

post #3024 of 16752
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Originally Posted by bobby12 View Post

Does anyone know if there's any hiss on the HTC M8 with the se846? I'm getting a new phone soon and I wanted to use it as a backup DAP because I can't always carry around a million things in my pockets.

Very minor hiss. I use that pair and it is a solid combo in m experience. 

post #3025 of 16752

Has anyone had a chance to compare this to the Primo 8? 

post #3026 of 16752
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 

Has anyone had a chance to compare this to the Primo 8? 

You think that one would be better? Better for what?

post #3027 of 16752

Can someone who's heard both tell me how these compare to the JH Audio JH16's? They have a lot more armatures and I'm wondering if the SE846 lags in detail (especially in the lower bass regions that the JH16s have garnered so much praise for) due to its low armature count. On the other hand, I'm not completely sold on going custom due to fit issues as my ears change, not being able to let a friend listen to them, and resale value.

 

Also if someone could compare these to the Westone 3's, which I currently have and am considering upgrading from, I would very much appreciate it.

post #3028 of 16752

Bro, why do you want to sell ?

Just for my curiosity 

post #3029 of 16752
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Originally Posted by hertzsogood View Post
 

You think that one would be better? Better for what?

 

I'm more curious about hearing from someone who has heard both. I'd just like to hear how the sound signature differs. 

post #3030 of 16752

black filter is bomb! 

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