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post #526 of 5500
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They're like a comfortable pair of old jeans. There's fancier stuff but definitely the 315s feel right home smily_headphones1.gif.

Arnaud
haha.. Never thought of it that way lol but true :-)
post #527 of 5500

Henry Rollins is also impressed by the 846s 

 

http://blog.shure.com/mic-check/henry-rollins-reviews-the-se846-earphones/

post #528 of 5500

I sent my 846 to Shure on Monday (for the right side earpiece failure). Normally, I'd expect a 7 day turnaround, but UPS is experiencing heavy volume so it may take longer. We shall see.

 

I thought I was fine listening to the 535 this week until a song call Fall 5.0 came up on random play. Nothing special about the song except I did notice (using the 846) that the resonance of the bass in certain segments seem to fill the bottom of a wide soundstage area as it rumbled (very audibly). It's not a super deep note but on the 535 it lacked the dynamics and rumble (in the truck). Also on the 846,  Brian McKnight's voice is actually more weighted and prominent (more upfront even—which surprised me).

 

Perhaps, I'm romanticizing the 846 in its absence. I'll know soon enough, I guess. And again, "there is no such thing as burn-in". I'll ignore my lying ears when I get the new 846 replacement back from Shure

 

BTW, I can't get into reviews about an earphone that I already own unless it is being compared to other earphones in its class (or earphones that are perceived to be better).

post #529 of 5500
Truck,

My ears must of lied to me as well because I clearly remember back in August when I first used the 846 I thought the bass was too prominent. I even switched to the black filters the first night. Whether there is burn in or my ears adjusted (started lying to me) after the first 5 days it settled down beautifully.
post #530 of 5500

Spook, I know you've been following the Roxanne thread and so you've likely read the comparison between the Roxanne (universal demo) and the 1Plus2. If you substitute the 846 for the Roxanne and 535 for the 1Plus2, my initial experience was quite similar. It led me to think my initial soundstage perception was based on the thicker more solid sounding note of the 846 and how my brain may have interpreted that as being closer (thus drawing in the sound for a crowded soundstage). My initial perception changed with time (and with using the 846 exclusively for a while) and the soundstage expanded as the musical notes got compared to one another and not the memory of my 535.

 

I wrote that so say I do believe some “burn in” is brain burn. However, my experience with the replaced left side earpiece of my 535 in 2012 tells me something different. Unlike with the 846, I only sent Shure the one earpiece of the 535 that was replace with a new one. It sounded awful initially (and for weeks to follow). It sounded like a channel imbalance with everything weighted to the right side (the old earpiece). It took about 500 hours before it leveled off and was back in balance. In that situation, there was nothing for me to get use too because I've used the 535 daily since 2010 (but I'm babbling now so I'll stop).

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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post

Truck,

My ears must of lied to me as well because I clearly remember back in August when I first used the 846 I thought the bass was too prominent. I even switched to the black filters the first night. Whether there is burn in or my ears adjusted (started lying to me) after the first 5 days it settled down beautifully.

 

After a while of usage the bass does tame down after a while. :)

post #532 of 5500
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Originally Posted by spook76 View Post

Truck,

My ears must of lied to me as well because I clearly remember back in August when I first used the 846 I thought the bass was too prominent. I even switched to the black filters the first night. Whether there is burn in or my ears adjusted (started lying to me) after the first 5 days it settled down beautifully.

It's brain adjustment. 

 

I hated the Shure SE535 because it sounded very thin in comparison to my B&W P5. Now I think the B&W P5 is too bass heavy and the Shure SE535 sounds really good with great clean bass.

 

Obviously the B&W P5 has stayed the same as I haven't used it. So it's a "brain adjustment".

post #533 of 5500

So the Shure SE846 sound better than custom IEM? 

post #534 of 5500
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

After a while of usage the bass does tame down after a while. smily_headphones1.gif
Hey VZ, among your ciems, which sound closest to the 846. Is the 846 comparable in terms of performance? I own several top CIEMs but would like to try these out.
post #535 of 5500

Just upgraded my SE 846 to use the Whiplash TWag v3 8 conductor cable. Oh wow! This takes music up a couple of notches. The one thing I noticed is with the RXMK3-B+ the hissing is noticeably more. But when the music turns on, the RXMK3-B+ oozes with an amazing soundstage!

post #536 of 5500
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Hey VZ, among your ciems, which sound closest to the 846. Is the 846 comparable in terms of performance? I own several top CIEMs but would like to try these out.

 

Hmm... I'd say its close to the MH335DW but customs sound much cleaner to me.

 

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Originally Posted by ubs28 View Post
 

So the Shure SE846 sound better than custom IEM? 

 

No :)

post #537 of 5500
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Hey VZ, among your ciems, which sound closest to the 846. Is the 846 comparable in terms of performance? I own several top CIEMs but would like to try these out.

You should. Then report to me.
post #538 of 5500

After daily use of my SE535's for the last couple years, I pulled the trigger on the 846's last week!  Should be here next week.. Ordered through a local store and got them for $885CAD ($830US) which I thought was a pretty amazing deal!

 

My 535's literally travelled the world with me over the last couple years.. Hoping the 846's provide me the same enjoyment!

 

Will post my impressions when they arrive!!  

post #539 of 5500

Awwww, I was in Bic Camera in Japan, I tried the ATH-CKM1000,  IE 800K3003i, ER4P, Westone 4, and then the SE846... Why did I try the SE846!!! Now I need to buy it... sigh

I saw it coming though, Since previously I had SE530, Denon Urban Raver and now SE535. I just love Shure's IEM. But as a guy who listens to a lot of hiphop and EDM, I craved for more punchy bass. Thats why I use my Urban Raver once in a while, but the bass on the SE846 is something else, I am hooked! Now to start saving, sigh

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Originally Posted by Kajisan View Post
 

Awwww, I was in Bic Camera in Japan, I tried the ATH-CKM1000,  IE 800K3003i, ER4P, Westone 4, and then the SE846... Why did I try the SE846!!! Now I need to buy it... sigh

I saw it coming though, Since previously I had SE530, Denon Urban Raver and now SE535. I just love Shure's IEM. But as a guy who listens to a lot of hiphop and EDM, I craved for more punchy bass. Thats why I use my Urban Raver once in a while, but the bass on the SE846 is something else, I am hooked! Now to start saving, sigh

 

Congrats and too bad at the same time :)

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