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post #3166 of 17052
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Originally Posted by headwilier View Post

Anyone paired SE846 to AK240? So close to pulling the trigger on the AK240!


After listening to the AK240, which was nothing short of amazing, and owning the DX90, I couldn't justify the extra $2k for the AK240.  The 240 was great, but to my ears, the DX90 is not too far behind.  There was a sense of better detail, and just a more involved sound with the AK240, but I was listening to DSD files on that, vs FLAC on my DX90.  Either way, I think you would be happy, the DX90 pairs wonderfully with the 846's, and so does the AK240.

post #3167 of 17052
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After listening to the AK240, which was nothing short of amazing, and owning the DX90, I couldn't justify the extra $2k for the AK240.  The 240 was great, but to my ears, the DX90 is not too far behind.  There was a sense of better detail, and just a more involved sound with the AK240, but I was listening to DSD files on that, vs FLAC on my DX90.  Either way, I think you would be happy, the DX90 pairs wonderfully with the 846's, and so does the AK240.

 

I have both the AK240 and the DX90.  I think I have to agree with revolutionz in that the DX90 isn't far behind the AK240 using my SE846's.  As a matter of fact, there's many instances where I think I prefer the DX90.  If I had to do it over again, I don't think I would've invested the money in the AK240.  I don't think you can go wrong pairing the DX90 with the SE846's, and you'll end up saving a lot of money over the AK240 as well.

post #3168 of 17052
I have heard the 240 with 846's and whilst its better than anything portable out there,its silly locked money.
It makes the dx90 the most beautiful thing to come out if China😉
post #3169 of 17052

I'm a SE535 owner and I've just ordered a set of SE846. I mainly listen to my SE535 straight from my iPhone 5s and for convenience, I use the Shure CBL-M-+K EFS iPhone cable accessory with my SE535. I see all this talk about aftermarket cables and how it affects the sound quality minutely, so it's got me wondering. Is there a big difference between the iPhone cable on the SE846 vs a stock cable? I really prefer the iphone cable since it's softer and easier to wear, and I'm unwilling to shell out another hundred or so for a good set of after market cables, especially after just dropping almost a thousand dollars. :o

 

 

Please don't flame me, I hate having to use the white earbuds with the phone.... :rolleyes: 

post #3170 of 17052

No because what makes it the iPhone cable isn't part of what makes it the 846 cable.  Whole other conductor.

post #3171 of 17052
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Originally Posted by Stanri010 View Post
 

I'm a SE535 owner and I've just ordered a set of SE846. I mainly listen to my SE535 straight from my iPhone 5s and for convenience, I use the Shure CBL-M-+K EFS iPhone cable accessory with my SE535. I see all this talk about aftermarket cables and how it affects the sound quality minutely, so it's got me wondering. Is there a big difference between the iPhone cable on the SE846 vs a stock cable? I really prefer the iphone cable since it's softer and easier to wear, and I'm unwilling to shell out another hundred or so for a good set of after market cables, especially after just dropping almost a thousand dollars. :o

 

 

Please don't flame me, I hate having to use the white earbuds with the phone.... :rolleyes: 

 

No, they are both pretty low quality, iPhone cable will do fine.

post #3172 of 17052
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I have both the AK240 and the DX90.  I think I have to agree with revolutionz in that the DX90 isn't far behind the AK240 using my SE846's.  As a matter of fact, there's many instances where I think I prefer the DX90.  If I had to do it over again, I don't think I would've invested the money in the AK240.  I don't think you can go wrong pairing the DX90 with the SE846's, and you'll end up saving a lot of money over the AK240 as well.

 

I have the AK120 and the DX90 being used with the SE846. i can confirm that since my AK120 is now into a box in the house.

i use only the DX90 because i like more its sound signature with the SE846.

if i had to restart, i would not invested in the AK120.

 

sam

post #3173 of 17052
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Originally Posted by Monty Burns View Post
 

 

Luckily  it is OTO-EASE made by Westone.

 

 

OTO? Like OTO Parts?

 

Repo man spends his life getting INTO intense situations. 

 

Have a beer, kid.

post #3174 of 17052
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Originally Posted by frankrondaniel View Post
 

 

I have both the AK240 and the DX90.  I think I have to agree with revolutionz in that the DX90 isn't far behind the AK240 using my SE846's.  As a matter of fact, there's many instances where I think I prefer the DX90.  If I had to do it over again, I don't think I would've invested the money in the AK240.  I don't think you can go wrong pairing the DX90 with the SE846's, and you'll end up saving a lot of money over the AK240 as well.

You know, with that twisted logic, I could buy a pair of SE846 and actually make $1500.00.

 

I learned this logic from my wife. She used shoes & purses to instruct me.

post #3175 of 17052
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You sound like some spoof character from a Will Ferrel movie. All because someone on another thread compared the SOUND QUALITY of his W60 to the SOUND QUALITY of his Lcd-x. Any more stories about what life's all about? I don't think philosophy is your strong point.

Just imagine saying your post out loud in front of people?

 



Don't get out much, do you. Not my fault.

BUT am flattered that you spent one of your rare, sparingly used posts on me.
post #3176 of 17052

8s + WHITE Filters + Sensaphonics Custom Sleeves (SCS) Pair beautifully with SUMMER! Oh and of course a 120z MexiCoke (the REAL "Real Thing".

 

Don't get me wrong the BLUE Filter outstanding and the Muddiness of 70s recording is reduced. Gilmour's Guitar is more forward.

 

SCS open up the sound . in terms I understand Food.

 

Imagine with

 

(1)Olives Nozzle condoms the sound is like a Rich dense Flourless chocolate cake made with dark Rich Belgian Chocolate. 

 

(2)The Comply are more like a Chocolate Browning (oops Brownie not a chocolate rifle) not quite as dense and less of that Rich DARK Belgian chocolate

 

(3) Triple Flange Here imagine a Praline or truffle ( I don't know the difference not a sweets person per se)from the Whizzo Chocolate Company their specialty the "Spring Surprise"  covered with darkest creamy chocolate. When you pop it in your mouth steel bolts spring out and plunge straight through-both cheeks.

 

(4) The SCS Take the ingredients that made the Olives (Flourless Cake with Lots of Dark Belgian Chocolate) But instead of it be this dense rich Brownie on steroids it has become a Real Cake (with Flour I guess I don't bake) and whatever put all the bubbles into cake (I suppose whatever makes it rise. I probably should have used Fried Chicken or Ribs as my metaphor That is something I know. Still the sweets/pastry imagery will just have to suffice  -I am in too deep now), That is the SCS

 

Add the WHIITE Filter and the Cake is fluffier airier Same rich taste. Hence paired with SCS it goes great with summer listening. I can see the BLUE filter working better with my brain chemistry in fall through winter.

 

In places the WHITE is a a bit bright however a tweak of the limited EQ that my (sigh) iPod offers (Bass Boost) does the trick.

 

Now in an ideal world the 8s would have some kind of internal carrousel or revolving barrel whereby I could at the push of a button (better still a thought) just chamber up whatever filter suited my mood.

 

The thinking part may be a bit far fetched but the barrel they can just squeeze it in. They got a sub woofer in there  and best i can tell a and a break room where the musicians can chill between sets (I can hear them sometimes when they forget to shut the door).


Edited by Monty Burns - 6/12/14 at 10:20pm
post #3177 of 17052
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Originally Posted by Monty Burns View Post

8s + WHITE Filters + Sensaphonics Custom Sleeves (SCC) Pair beautifully with SUMMER! Oh and of course a 120z MexiCoke (the REAL "Real Thing".



 



Don't get me wrong the BLUE Filter outstanding and the Muddiness of 70s recording is reduced. Gilmour's Guitar is more forward.



 



SCC open up the sound . in terms I understand Food.



 



Imagine with



 



(1)Olives Nozzle condoms the sound is like a Rich dense Flourless chocolate cake made with dark Rich Belgian Chocolate. 



 



(2)The Comply are more like a Chocolate Browning not quite as dense and less of that Rich DARK Belgian chocolate



 



(3) Triple Flange Here Image from the Whizzo Chocolate Company their specialty the "Spring Surprise"    covered with darkest creamy chocolate. When you pop it in your mouth steel bolts spring out and plunge straight through-both cheeks.



 



(4) The SCC Take the ingredients that made the Olives (Flourless Cake with Lots of Dark Belgian Chocolate) But instead of it be this dense rich Brownie on steroids it has become a Real Cake (with Flour I guess I don't bake) and whatever put all the bubbles into cake (I guess whatever makes it rise.), That is the SCC



 



Add the WHIITE Filter and the Cake is fluffier airier Same rich taste. Hence paired with SCC it goes great with summer listening. I can see the BLUE filter working better with my brain chemistry in fall through winter.



 



In places the WHITE is a a bit bright however a tweak of the limited EQ that my (sigh) iPod offers (Bass Boost) does the trick.



 



Now in an ideal world the 8s would have some kind of internal carrousel or revolving barrel whereby I could at the push of a button (better still a thought) just chamber up whatever filter suited my mood.



 



The thinking part may be a bit far fetched but the barrel they can just squeeze it in. They got a sub woofer in there  and best i can tell a and a break room where the musicians can chill between sets (I can hear them sometimes when they forget to shut the door).

 



Monty - forgot to tell you this yesterday after looking at your pics, but dude, you are a dead ringer for Malcolm McDowell. No, seriously. You could pass as his stunt double.

Bet you get that a lot, huh.

Probably used it to your advantage. No telling how many poor, duped women think they actually slept with the renown actor.

Really appreciate your posts on the sleeves. I'm still not clear on exactly how much of an improvement to the sound they make, though, other than that they DO. Kind of like the posts people make on the different upgrade cables. I guess what I'm asking is this - from strictly an audio enhancement point of view, are the sleeves worth the expenditure?
post #3178 of 17052
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Originally Posted by Monty Burns View Post
 

Now in an ideal world the 8s would have some kind of internal carrousel or revolving barrel whereby I could at the push of a button (better still a thought) just chamber up whatever filter suited my mood.

 

 

post #3179 of 17052
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Monty - forgot to tell you this yesterday after looking at your pics, but dude, you are a dead ringer for Malcolm McDowell. No, seriously. You could pass as his stunt double.

Bet you get that a lot, huh.

Probably used it to your advantage. No telling how many poor, duped women think they actually slept with the renown actor.

Really appreciate your posts on the sleeves. I'm still not clear on exactly how much of an improvement to the sound they make, though, other than that they DO. Kind of like the posts people make on the different upgrade cables. I guess what I'm asking is this - from strictly an audio enhancement point of view, are the sleeves worth the expenditure?

 

Yes I think they do especially when compared to other upgrades and the financial road they take you down..

 

With respect to upgrade cables which respected members of this thread have referred to no maliciously btw as potentially "Voodoo Science" and looked upon with some degree of suspicion by Some of the sound wizards I have spoken to at Shure. So at this point I can't see myself making that kind of expenditure. certainly not with my (sigh) iPod

 

My brain definitely notices and wider airier sound. But that is today, In time I suspect my brain will register this as normal. Maybe to hear changes consistently over time you have to switching things up every few weeks to tweak the ol' synapses.

 

I suspect that burn in of which have read much about (for which there are ample articles One very good one I read called stop the burn in explaining how with IEM there is no burn in and explain how over time changes if it were the case would occur.

But Brain Burn in is real IMO. In that the brain adjusts to stimuli. Call it a regression to the mean. Be it music Drugs Alcohol anything that stimulates the pleasure centers will become more muted the more that stimuli hits the pleasure centers.

Heroin addict forever trying to get he Cherry High.

 

Take a month off listening to them and then pop then in your brain will say Yesssss!. Today it may just say Yes!

 

But with the SCS you have to consider wearability/ comfort. (I don't think they would interfere with your Helmet when biking or not. But the are more comfortable over time. (though mine will have to be "trimmed albeit on the outside (really shimmed really as my left ear is getting sore just above the earlobe at the side of my ear. I  am pretty Dr. Brodsky or his assistant can do this. If not Sensaphonics will (or possibly remake my left ear.- all part of the service)

 

The cord to not feel as heavy on my back. and beyond that little tweak i need to the left ear they are In short  more comfortable. Though full feeling comfortable and at times you do (almost) forget they are in. my ears certainly for longer listens worth the money and the seal...   you are well and truly sealed no more (ok hardly any) adjusting them as I do the the UF nozzle condoms.

 

As I looked at them today all opaque and siliconey fixed to  the 8s I thought how at home they would be on the set of David Cronenberg's adaptation of Naked Lunch (totally irrelevant to your question but I thought I would throw that in.)

 

The expenditure is well ultimately personal. They Cost in the usa basically $200 round trip +/- including impressions.

 

Dinner for two in a nice (not high high end) Restaurant with wine. about the same. 48 hours later you will have your memories of a good possibly great meal. The balance is on its way to sewage processing...)

4 expired parking meter tickets in Toronto IF paid on time $208 (they charge you $2 to pay a ticket. service charge)

 

Evening at a bad movie for two $50 easy factoring parking, popcorn etc and gas

 

If the SCS are a dead end which I think they are not, at least they are not a slippery slope. I have been on Moon Audio's Website and some Cable companies...

When I have a $27,000 turntable with a $12,000 tone-arm and $9,995 cartridge (basically 50k Go to www.musicdirect.com if I am lying I a dying - talk about your candy stores. Seriously what is going on in Chicagoland)  Until then I will go there. Until then I am steering clear of cables.

 

I am considering perhaps taking out the memory plastic on the Shure cable BUT I can't see that ending well for me or the cable

 

Hope that helps. I really need to learn to self edit

 

Right now I am on a controlled Shure glide-path 3, 5s now 8s with an eye on a better all-in-one DAP ie DX90 or F5. It is part of my Financial "harm reduction" program 


Edited by Monty Burns - 6/12/14 at 10:20pm
post #3180 of 17052
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Yes exactly but much much smaller. Though two of those would look great mounted to the hood or sides of my Volvo. Sides I think. I can get out through the sunroof

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