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post #316 of 16771

Did you ever get the chance to listen to a Sony EX-1000?


Edited by pietcux - 10/13/13 at 1:25pm
post #317 of 16771

 

I never thought about the 846/535 comparison in terms of percentage. I don't think I could put a number on it until I am fairly sure my source is not a weak link.

 

Everyone knows bass volume favors the 846. The 846 has a slightly more solid note in the mids and highs  that can be interpreted as an improvement as well. The 846 also has a more solid earpiece housing (marble-like) that (I believe) helps improve isolation which helps in my primary use (which is in the truck). So now I can hear those sub-bass notes a little better. That's why I bought it (and kept it).

 

But, the thing is, when I'm not in the truck, the bass comparison actually favors the 535 (with my current source). Using Poweramp, I can turn the bass up to include a tube-like sub-bass resonance without it punching too hard (as does the 846 ). Perhaps that makes me a bad bass-head.....

 

If you already own the 535, the 846 is not a “must get upgrade” (IMHO). The differences that I notice in a side-by-side comparison is not earth-shattering. But, once again, I reiterate that I think my source may be too weak for me to judge conclusively. Plus, the 846 may improve yet again (with a couple of hundred more hours). In either case, I may come back and say, "Wow!", in the near future...


Edited by truckdriver - 10/13/13 at 3:37pm
post #318 of 16771

agree spook.

post #319 of 16771
I just want to give credit to the superb customer service at Shure. I received my SE846 in late August and was so eager to try the different filters that I failed to read how to properly insert them by lining up the red marks. Long story short, I damaged my blue filters by trying to jam them into the socket. Yes, I am an idiot. I contacted Shure's customer service via email and offered to pay for replacement filters. One thing to note is that Shure classifies the filters as warm, balanced and bright not by color (black, blue and white). After emailing them a picture of my invoice from Earphone Solutions, Shure's answer, no need we will send out replacement filters free of charge. Less than a week from my first email to Shure I received new blue (balanced) filters.

Three lessons to take from my story:

1. Read the instruction manual first.
2. Keep your receipt.
3. Shure has great customer service.
post #320 of 16771

i just wonder anyone compare SE846 with S-EM6 ??

post #321 of 16771
Btw for those of you looking for a great album to test out the whole range of sonics on an IEM, may I recommend Paul VanDyk's "Evolution"? Really has everything: deep, deep electronic bass, lots of mid-range energy and female vocals, wide-ranging high-energy treble.... I don't know, maybe this artist's tonal sensibilities are very close to mine, but it's an album that is revealing of everything you'd want to test perceptually in a careful listen, including pace and soundstage and presence. Beautifully recorded.
post #322 of 16771
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

I've been spending a little bit of time comparing between the two SE846 with the spongy tips & standard cables vs the FitEar TO GO! 334 with Ortofon tips & standard 001 cables this evening.

 

As previously mentioned either in this thread or in the other SE846 Announcement thread by Jude, the SE846 seems to exhibit a larger staging with the bigger sound whilst the FitEar TG!334 has a much more intimate presentation. However I feel the TG!334 seems to have a somewhat greater resolution, with smoothness to the detail texture, whilst the SE846 still seems a little coarse on the details somewhat. This could be due to my SE846 cables aren't fully burned in yet (I'm not so much of a believer of the BAs needing burn-in, but I'd accept cable burn-in), or because I used the spongy tips. There's something about the TG!334's trebles (yes it does have trebles :P) that just opens up with a nice airy presentation. I seem to prefer the clarity & detail of cymbals and percussions on the TG!334 which seem more distinctly separated. The SE846 doesn't perform poorly but somehow seems drown a little from the mids creeping in.

 

The SE846 doesn't trample on the TG!334 so easily and each still has its own merits that makes it a little hard of which to choose depending on one's priorities.

 

Thanks! Don't forget to come back if you have more details to share. :cool: 

post #323 of 16771
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post
 

 

Thanks! Don't forget to come back if you have more details to share. :cool: 

 

Damn, I thought I'd let this slide ;-). So I'm personally think I'm actually going to move on from the SE846. What I've mentioned above so far still stands (despite longer burn-in). I think I'm actually going to stick to my TG!334 a little longer and finding a successor for it for my collection is going to require me to look around a little more - or not look for one and just stay with it.

 

Admittedly I've not tried other filters but just the standard (neutral?) one. This past weekend I spent quite a bit of time with Jude and Currawong and talked to Jude more about the SE846 and he suggested that I'd try the white bright filter but I haven't done so yet. I actually don't want to break the package open as there's high chance I'd probably sell the SE846.

post #324 of 16771
I think Jude is right. I used the balanced filters for the first month or so but I find the bright filters deliver a more balanced reference sound. Now I would never say the SE846 is a reference monitor but with the bright (white) filters the sound becomes more even top to bottom.

I understand you desire to be able to resell the 846 but to me one of the greatest strengths of the 846 is its chameleon like ability to change its sonic signature. The filters are a much more natural way to change the sound that an equalizer to my ears cannot achieve. I have made this comment on another thread, that until you give a hard listen to all the filters, you are not doing the SE846 justice.
post #325 of 16771
Ok, you break the package and I buy the cans for 345 usd later from you.
post #326 of 16771
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post

I think Jude is right. I used the balanced filters for the first month or so but I find the bright filters deliver a more balanced reference sound. Now I would never say the SE846 is a reference monitor but with the bright (white) filters the sound becomes more even top to bottom.

I understand you desire to be able to resell the 846 but to me one of the greatest strengths of the 846 is its chameleon like ability to change its sonic signature. The filters are a much more natural way to change the sound that an equalizer to my ears cannot achieve. I have made this comment on another thread, that until you give a hard listen to all the filters, you are not doing the SE846 justice.

 

That's true I'm not giving my fullest effort in the SE846, however as I have other IEMs at my disposal, I feel don't really want to spend the effort in investigating every possibility to get the most out of it when other alternatives whose signatures are more to my tastes right out of the box. If my SE846 were intended for review contribution to the HF audience (or somewhere else), then I'd done a more thorough research and experimentation of the combination of filters, cables, tips.

 

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Ok, you break the package and I buy the cans for 345 usd later from you.

 

For $345, I'll sell you the SE846 box...I'll even throw in the instruction booklet ;-).

post #327 of 16771
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

If my SE846 were intended for review contribution to the HF audience

 

Why "if"?? :blink: 

post #328 of 16771
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

That's true I'm not giving my fullest effort in the SE846, however as I have other IEMs at my disposal, I feel don't really want to spend the effort in investigating every possibility to get the most out of it when other alternatives whose signatures are more to my tastes right out of the box. If my SE846 were intended for review contribution to the HF audience (or somewhere else), then I'd done a more thorough research and experimentation of the combination of filters, cables, tips.

Thanks for your honest opinion. In all candor, while never having personally listened to the 334, it is supposedly a remarkable IEM.
post #329 of 16771
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

For $345, I'll sell you the SE846 box...I'll even throw in the instruction booklet ;-).
No thank you. 345 € is what I paid for my lovely Sony EX-1000 two weeks ago. They grow on my dayly a little more. So I am fine atm.
post #330 of 16771

i won both the 535 and the 846,is the 846 better?unquestionably!is it worth the upgrade?if you can afford the answer is yes,if you cannot the answer is no as with any other piece of technology...

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