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Just bought Shure SE846 off another head-fi member. I should be getting them Tuesday. I had TF-10 before and was very unhappy with how it fit in my ears. So I had them CIEM they fit a lot better but it wasn't perfect. How do these fit on a smaller then average size ears? 

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I have small ears even though I am tall.  They fit the ear just fine but do protrude outward a bit.  Nothing that affects comfort or stability of IEM though.

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Originally Posted by slickooz View Post
 

Just bought Shure SE846 off another head-fi member. I should be getting them Tuesday. I had TF-10 before and was very unhappy with how it fit in my ears. So I had them CIEM they fit a lot better but it wasn't perfect. How do these fit on a smaller then average size ears? 

 

Since the Shure SE846 housing is larger, (compared to the SE425, SE535, most UIEMs) the housing may protrude out a bit like M Coupe said or the housing may rest against the 'walls' of the antihelix and antitragus parts of the ear.  If you have any issues with fit, you can try all of Shure's tips and try Westone's 'sample platter' of STAR (silicone) and True-Fit (foam) tips, as the small 'green' Westone STAR tip is pretty darn small.  

 

If trying all of this out still doesn't bode well for you (I read you CIEMed/customed your last earphone) you can invest in the Sensaphonics Custom Sleeves for the best fit the Shure SE846 can provide.  Good luck!

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I've come to the conclusion that as much as I like the Westone foams, I cannot wear them. They literally hurt. It's impossible to get them the whole way in because of how quickly they swell to full size, and trying to sort of "wriggle" them into place gives me some terrible brush burns. 

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I've come to the conclusion that as much as I like the Westone foams, I cannot wear them. They literally hurt. It's impossible to get them the whole way in because of how quickly they swell to full size, and trying to sort of "wriggle" them into place gives me some terrible brush burns. 

As a fan of the Westone Star Tips not foam, have you tried to wet them first before insertion as, if memory serves, that helped mitigate the abrasion.
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Haven't yet, might give that a shot. The Star tips are definitely awesome, I just prefer the isolation. Pure personality quirk there, as far as I can tell they sound just as great as anything else. 

 

Of course, HOPEFULLY (fingers crossed) my dang SCS will be in soon, so it might be a moot point. 

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The only problem with wetting the foam is it is obviously a bit disgusting licking the tip before you insert them into your ears. It was that and the fact foam tips break down and have to be replaced much more often than the silicone which led me to the silicone.
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SomeGuyDude,

I like you and your posts and if I stepped over the line with you I apologize. I, like you, love the SE846 and we fans should not be fighting among ourselves. I hope you will accept my apology.

Spook
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Apology accepted. I get heated now and again, but I'm kinda like a puppy, lol. I'll snap a little, but five minutes later I completely forget what the problem was. 

 

I didn't mean to sound like I was attacking YOU, just that that particular line of conversation was causing headaches and wasn't appropriate for THIS thread. 

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Apology accepted. I get heated now and again, but I'm kinda like a puppy, lol. I'll snap a little, but five minutes later I completely forget what the problem was. 

I didn't mean to sound like I was attacking YOU, just that that particular line of conversation was causing headaches and wasn't appropriate for THIS thread. 

Dude let us agree it was a simian trick to distract us from our sonic communion with the 846 and our AI overlords.
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post

SomeGuyDude,

I like you and your posts and if I stepped over the line with you I apologize. I, like you, love the SE846 and we fans should not be fighting among ourselves. I hope you will accept my apology.

Spook

What a man!  :beerchug:

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Originally Posted by M Coupe View Post
 

I have small ears even though I am tall.  They fit the ear just fine but do protrude outward a bit.  Nothing that affects comfort or stability of IEM though.

 

I think I have gigantic ears because I swear every picture I've seen of these shows them just barely tucked into the concha but I have tons of room to spare. They don't stick out at all, I can lie in bet with the things no problem.

 

Some guy:

 

 

SomeGuyDude:

 

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I think I have gigantic ears because I swear every picture I've seen of these shows them just barely tucked into the concha but I have tons of room to spare. They don't stick out at all, I can lie in bet with the things no problem.

 

Some guy:

 

 

SomeGuyDude:

 

 

Maybe the top guy is a Shure-selected ear model - the fit is too perfect :tongue_smile:


Edited by Loquah - 7/19/14 at 2:17pm
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

 

I think I have gigantic ears because I swear every picture I've seen of these shows them just barely tucked into the concha but I have tons of room to spare. They don't stick out at all, I can lie in bet with the things no problem.

 

Some guy:

 

 

SomeGuyDude:

 

 

Your IEM pictures strike me as interesting because you are right, it looks like you have room to spare as your housing is so deep inside your ear canal that it looks like the housing literally angles in.  I'm interested in seeing how the SCS 'corrects' this, meaning the SCS should make it so your housing is not angled in, but positioned more downward (you'll get what I mean if you take a look at my SCS pictures in the review).  

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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

 

Maybe the top guy is a Shure-selected ear model - the fit is too perfect :tongue_smile:

 

I think the 'perfect' fit is whatever the Sensaphonics Custom Sleeves deem the fit and position to be, and the 'top guy's SE846 housing would more than likely be positioned differently if he wore his own Sensaphonics Custom Sleeves.


Edited by moedawg140 - 7/19/14 at 2:24pm
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