Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Shure SE846 Impressions Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Shure SE846 Impressions Thread - Page 281

post #4201 of 6231
Like I said earlier this morning, get the assortment "sample platter" of the Westone STAR fit and True-Fit sizes-fit-all tips and find out what might be best for you. If you are still having issues with fit and/or seal, the Sensaphonics Custom Sleeves will take care of elevating your listening experience to a whole new level.
post #4202 of 6231
Quote:
Originally Posted by LFC_SL View Post


Used to think that but as seen above it is not difficult to work out equivalent dimensions to known Shure / comply tips with the help of the community


Agree. Thanks @moedawg140 for your help.

 

If you could see my collection of tip, you'd know why I didn't order the sampler pack. I've come to know the size and length of my outer ear canal intimately over the years and may indeed end up having to go with SCSs due to a bend in my canals quite close to the opening - the reason why I first got customs after my SE535s.

post #4203 of 6231
Quote:
Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 


Agree. Thanks @moedawg140 for your help.

 

If you could see my collection of tip, you'd know why I didn't order the sampler pack. I've come to know the size and length of my outer ear canal intimately over the years and may indeed end up having to go with SCSs due to a bend in my canals quite close to the opening - the reason why I first got customs after my SE535s.

 

No worries, happy to help, Loquah.

 

The SCS is an investment, but your statement about your ear canal bends lend me to believe the SCS may be right for you.  The larger size and increased weight compared to the SE535's usually does not help with fit regarding the sizes-fit-all tips as well.  Check out the SCS review below if you want to find out more about them.  

 

Oh, one more thing, make sure to not use the same ear impressions you have from your previous customs (or custom sleeves) if you have had them for more than 1.5 years.  Your ears will increase in size for your entire life, and the ear impressions, after time, won't be suitable for use for additional custom sleeves or CIEMs.

post #4204 of 6231

It's been around three weeks since I got my SCS molds taken and I'm getting impatient, haha. 

post #4205 of 6231
Quote:
Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

It's been around three weeks since I got my SCS molds taken and I'm getting impatient, haha. 

 

Yeah it will take a little longer, as the first time it took about that same amount of time to receive my "regular" sleeves, but supposedly the Sensaphonics side took only a week.  You can always contact Sensaphonics to find out the status of the custom sleeves.  You can request for a tracking number as well for the ultimate in stalking and obsessing.  :wink_face:

post #4206 of 6231
I was just reading about the filter mods back in the earlier pages. I like the white, but would tame it a fraction if I could so what's the long term verdict for slightly-less-than-white sound? White + blue foam or white + black foam or did this end up not working so well over the course of time?
post #4207 of 6231
Quote:
Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

It's been around three weeks since I got my SCS molds taken and I'm getting impatient, haha. 


So tempting !

post #4208 of 6231
Quote:
Originally Posted by Loquah View Post

I was just reading about the filter mods back in the earlier pages. I like the white, but would tame it a fraction if I could so what's the long term verdict for slightly-less-than-white sound? White + blue foam or white + black foam or did this end up not working so well over the course of time?

The white filter with the blue foam will give you the signature for which you are looking. Just be gentle when you remove the foam and you should have no problem reinserting it if you find the sound not to your liking.

You may also like the blue filter without the acoustic foam.
Edited by spook76 - 7/14/14 at 4:08pm
post #4209 of 6231
Thanks spook! I'll do some trials tonight and see which I prefer
post #4210 of 6231

I admit readily I'm afraid to toy with the filters. I was okay with removing the wire because it comes with two and worst case scenario I just buy an aftermarket for $80 (which I'd like to do anyway because I haaaaaaaaaate the plastic coated thing), but messing with the nozzles strikes me as something that could cause a huge problem.

 

Buuuuut, if I did, which would be preferable? Blue with the white insides, or white with the blue insides?

post #4211 of 6231
Quote:
Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post

I admit readily I'm afraid to toy with the filters. I was okay with removing the wire because it comes with two and worst case scenario I just buy an aftermarket for $80 (which I'd like to do anyway because I haaaaaaaaaate the plastic coated thing), but messing with the nozzles strikes me as something that could cause a huge problem.

Buuuuut, if I did, which would be preferable? Blue with the white insides, or white with the blue insides?

Well of the choices you offer only the white with the acoustic foam from the blue is possible. The white filter does not have acoustic foam only the dampener at the bottom of the filter. You can also try the blue filter after you remove the foam.

Take a pin and GENTLY slide it about halfway into the foam, press the pin against the side of the filter and easy it out. Make sure you do it on a clean open surface as the acoustic foam is small and you do not want to lose it.
post #4212 of 6231
Quote:
Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

I admit readily I'm afraid to toy with the filters. I was okay with removing the wire because it comes with two and worst case scenario I just buy an aftermarket for $80 (which I'd like to do anyway because I haaaaaaaaaate the plastic coated thing), but messing with the nozzles strikes me as something that could cause a huge problem.

 

Buuuuut, if I did, which would be preferable? Blue with the white insides, or white with the blue insides?

 

There aren't any 'white insides'.  All the white filter has is a lower baffle/dampener that can't be removed.

 

The memory wire is best removed, in my honest opinion.  The stock cable feels so comfortable without the memory wire.  Just don't cut too hard/deep when taking out the plastic sheath.  Just take it nice and slow and it will come off with not too much fuss.

 

As I started taking out dampers in the filters, I knew that it may be possible to not have the filters 'work' the same way again.  When my blue filter got filled with sweat, I took out the damper and cleaned it, dried it and put the damper back in, and the filter wound up not producing audio... very odd.  That's why I took out the black filter's dampers because I didn't care if the black filter 'didn't produce the same frequency audio' as I do not like the sound of the black filters at all.  For the record, I currently use modded black filters (dampers removed), and I'm loving them.

 

Edit: Sorry, didn't see above post when I started SomeGuyDude's reply.  spook76 is right regarding the filters and damper removal.  I'm sure the blue filter with the dampers removed sounds blissful, similar to or the same as the sound with the black filters with the dampers removed.


Edited by moedawg140 - 7/14/14 at 6:45pm
post #4213 of 6231
Quote:
Originally Posted by spook76 View Post


Well of the choices you offer only the white with the acoustic foam from the blue is possible. The white filter does not have acoustic foam only the dampener at the bottom of the filter. You can also try the blue filter after you remove the foam.

Take a pin and GENTLY slide it about halfway into the foam, press the pin against the side of the filter and easy it out. Make sure you do it on a clean open surface as the acoustic foam is small and you do not want to lose it.

 

Ah! Like I said, I'm afraid to start trying this out, so I didn't really know what the internals of these things looked like. 

 

Although this leaves me with a question: are the filters THEMSELVES different or is it the foam inside them that makes the difference? Does putting the blue foam in the white filter actually produce a "blue/white" hybrid or is it now just effectively a blue filter? I popped mine out and the plastic on all three looks the same. Just three tubes.

 

Since the white has no filter at all and the blue is considered "neutral", I'm wondering if the three filters are externally the same but the increased amount of internal dampening is why they go from brightest to warmest when going white -> blue -> black. White is "brighter" because it has no dampening in it, and black is "darker" because it has the most. Anyone got light to shed on this? Is there actual acoustic engineering to the PLASTIC?

 

I mean, if someone's willing to do it, put two empty blacks in and see how it sounds, then put a white with a black foam and a black with a black foam in and see if it sounds imbalanced.

post #4214 of 6231

does anyone know an easy way to remove the stock cable? Mine literally will not come off no matter what/how hard I pull

post #4215 of 6231
Dude from playing around with all of the filters and listening to the results I believe Shure achieved the frequency response with both the acoustic foam and the dampeners. It appears to my admittedly untrained eyes that the dampeners at the bottom of all three filters have different density so I concluded they must be involved in shaping the sound.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Shure SE846 Impressions Thread