Haha, every bit of this is 100% true and I'm still keeping my Atrios for the same reason. In fact, the SE846 accomplishes something you almost NEVER see in headphones: have people raving about the quality of the bass without it being code for "it lacks bass but sounds good". This is the first case I've seen where the bass is giant AND musical.
I'm not an IEM hound, my experience is fairly limited, but I will say that the MG7 and the SE846 represent two different styles of bass power and both do it wonderfully.
I fell behind in this thread and wrote that not knowing you had actually bought a pair for yourself. So glad you did. It's nice to hear another MG7er's opinion. All I can say is...you must be loving these things.
There are so many products on the market that produce a lot of bass - tons and oceans of it. But it is both rare and a pleasure to find headgear that do it with the quality AND quantity that the 846s and MG7s do. What is sad is that so many people have what I call 'bass boom boxes' that produce the quantity, and as such think they have heard incredible bass, bless their soul.
For me, personally, I am glad it happened the way it did - I bought the atrios first. While the bass was a game ender, the mids and highs were not. Not that the MG7s do not produce great mids and highs, they do, but coming from the westone way of life, I could not help but miss the incredible BA mids and highs I was accustomed to with the W40s. And it was about that time that 846s were gaining global recognition not only for their bass, but the rest of the sound spectrum as well, that I made the decision to buy. Had I bought the 846s first, I would have ended my quest at that point and would have never known the joy of MG7 ownership. My girlfriend, who is also a bass hound, followed suit as well with atrios and I have to tell you - I would sooner take heroin away from an addict as to take Linda's MG7s from her, and I would gravely fear the well being of anyone that would even try. Fortunately for me she has not heard the 846s, otherwise I would be reduced to using the Atrios again (the well being thing). I tell her the bass on them is a disappointment - not up to her high standards and she would not be interested in hearing them. Of course I say this while turned away so she cant see how long my nose grows. Thing is, unbeknownst to her, she has a pair coming this Christmas. Gonna be interesting to see which pair she reaches for the most. It really comes down to 'how do you like your bass'. I'm simply glad I have both brands as I am sure you do to.
Really glad to see you made the purchase, and glad to see you active in this thread.