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Does anyone know of any high end full-size headphones, open or closed, that sound like the SE846?

 

I've had my SE846's since sometime around October or November 2013.  I had pre-ordered right before the months long delay, but they were well worth the wait.  I particularly like that the bass goes deep with significant heft but still doesn't interfere with the transition into the mids.

 

I'm not usually a headphone guy and only use IEMs when I'm not at home, since I've invested significant money into a home theater system, but I find myself now looking for a pair of full-size headphones at home for times when I don't want to use the home theater.

 

I've tried both the Audeze LCD-3 and Oppo PM-1 and while I generally liked the sound, I thought they were both lacking in bass at the very lowest frequencies.  I had wanted a planar magnetic design because my speakers are electrostatic and I appreciate the advantages vs. a traditional dynamic driver, but I wasn't satisfied with either and am now willing to try anything.

 

If anyone has any suggestions, it would be appreciated.  Thanks.

post #3857 of 16770
LCD-3 lacking in bass, never thought I'd hear that one...
post #3858 of 16770
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Originally Posted by Flash676 View Post

Does anyone know of any high end full-size headphones, open or closed, that sound like the SE846?

I've had my SE846's since sometime around October or November 2013.  I had pre-ordered right before the months long delay, but they were well worth the wait.  I particularly like that the bass goes deep with significant heft but still doesn't interfere with the transition into the mids.

I'm not usually a headphone guy and only use IEMs when I'm not at home, since I've invested significant money into a home theater system, but I find myself now looking for a pair of full-size headphones at home for times when I don't want to use the home theater.

I've tried both the Audeze LCD-3 and Oppo PM-1 and while I generally liked the sound, I thought they were both lacking in bass at the very lowest frequencies.  I had wanted a planar magnetic design because my speakers are electrostatic and I appreciate the advantages vs. a traditional dynamic driver, but I wasn't satisfied with either and am now willing to try anything.

If anyone has any suggestions, it would be appreciated.  Thanks.

I think I kinda of know what u mean.. So I assume u like a lot sub woofer type of bassy headphone, I recommend the old denon series d5000 or d7000 and if u have the budget, the th900. I am a little surprise that u find the lcd3 lacking in bass.. It's a lot of bass to my ears. :-)
post #3859 of 16770
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Originally Posted by Flash676 View Post

Does anyone know of any high end full-size headphones, open or closed, that sound like the SE846?

I've had my SE846's since sometime around October or November 2013.  I had pre-ordered right before the months long delay, but they were well worth the wait.  I particularly like that the bass goes deep with significant heft but still doesn't interfere with the transition into the mids.

I'm not usually a headphone guy and only use IEMs when I'm not at home, since I've invested significant money into a home theater system, but I find myself now looking for a pair of full-size headphones at home for times when I don't want to use the home theater.

I've tried both the Audeze LCD-3 and Oppo PM-1 and while I generally liked the sound, I thought they were both lacking in bass at the very lowest frequencies.  I had wanted a planar magnetic design because my speakers are electrostatic and I appreciate the advantages vs. a traditional dynamic driver, but I wasn't satisfied with either and am now willing to try anything.

If anyone has any suggestions, it would be appreciated.  Thanks.
I have the TH900 and the LCD2. I would say the closest headphone that I have tried/owned to the SE846 is the LCD2. Do give them a try. wink.gif
post #3860 of 16770

MMM what did Someguydude do to get banned?

post #3861 of 16770
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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post

LCD-3 lacking in bass, never thought I'd hear that one...

 

I'm not the only one to say it, the recent (May 9 2014) InnerFidelity review of the LCD-X, and LCD-2 and LCD-3 Fazor models said a few more dB below 120 Hz is wanted.

 

My main objection is for very low frequencies, like 30 Hz and below.  I have some content where it's nearly inaudible.  Otherwise I think they're fine.  It's possible I'm wearing them poorly or something is wrong upstream.  I also like to listen at low volumes.

post #3862 of 16770

Wouid be good if the moderators inform all others what a member did what that member typed on the site to get that member banned.

post #3863 of 16770
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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post

LCD-3 lacking in bass, never thought I'd hear that one...

I demoed many Headphones and as for portable use I have not found one Headphone I would spend money on. I find earphones have better sound and better bass. I have not demoed the LCD-3 due to it not really being portable.

post #3864 of 16770
That's fair, I prefer IEM's for a lot of applications as well, mostly for their portability and isolation, but I don't think even the top tier IEM's sound better than the best headphones, like the LCD-3 for example, when they are properly amped.
post #3865 of 16770
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That's fair, I prefer IEM's for a lot of applications as well, mostly for their portability and isolation, but I don't think even the top tier IEM's sound better than the best headphones, like the LCD-3 for example, when they are properly amped.

Haha yes so properly amped means a big home amp? I demoed the HD800 with a portable amp and boy I felt I was in the 40th row at a concert. Bass was weak everything felt far away. I might need more experience with Headphones but if I am listening to music at home I will use the floor standing speakers and really get the bass I need.

post #3866 of 16770
Sorry, did not catch your note about portability, yes in that case if bass is your thing and portability is what your looking for the SE846 is a perfect match and outside of maybe the Roxanne's, I haven't heard one better yet.
post #3867 of 16770
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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post

Sorry, did not catch your note about portability, yes in that case if bass is your thing and portability is what your looking for the SE846 is a perfect match and outside of maybe the Roxanne's, I haven't heard one better yet.

I appreciate the info you have and thanks for the replies. The Roxannes are nice but in my ears sound equal to the Fitear 5 driver. I would go for the Fitear cause this model has lots of bass. The 846 is close to the Rox.

post #3868 of 16770
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MMM what did Someguydude do to get banned?

He will be sorely missed.
post #3869 of 16770
Th900 all the way
post #3870 of 16770
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Th900 all the way

TH900 on X5?

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