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Amazon took the notice off their page. Hmm. Kind of odd. I got mine over the holiday from Amazon and they have not communicated with me regarding any recall, but I did see the notice on the page as late as of last night.

 

Has anyone tried pairing the SE846 with portable DACs? I'm wanting to buy, but the CL Theorem review on here said it wouldn't be good for high sensitivity IEMs?? 

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Amazon took the notice off their page. Hmm. Kind of odd. I got mine over the holiday from Amazon and they have not communicated with me regarding any recall, but I did see the notice on the page as late as of last night.

 

Has anyone tried pairing the SE846 with portable DACs? I'm wanting to buy, but the CL Theorem review on here said it wouldn't be good for high sensitivity IEMs?? 

 

I'd suggest something like the Apex Glacier for it :)

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Back to my totally unexpected wow moment about the bright filter...Curious if anyone has tried the bright filter after burn in and got similar big revelation after some filters A/B'ing? I read so little feedback other than "tried it, dropped it" or else people like me maybe haven't given it a decent shot. I am really curious about this!

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Back to my totally unexpected wow moment about the bright filter...Curious if anyone has tried the bright filter after burn in and got similar big revelation after some filters A/B'ing? I read so little feedback other than "tried it, dropped it" or else people like me maybe haven't given it a decent shot. I am really curious about this!

David,

Truck driver and I reviewed the three filters back on page 30. Here is a hyperlink: http://www.head-fi.org/t/675219/shure-se846-appreciation-thread/435. I am glad you are liking your 846.
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Flash676:  Terrific comparison.  No mumbo jumbo tech speak about extruded decombopulater rods with flux capacitors causing crossover interference within parameters of the frequency range......I don't get that kind of talk.  You laid it out very nice and straight to the point.

 

One other obvious difference so many fail to point out.  

 

IEM's are for portable on-the-go listening. and I would say the SE846 is superior as far as security in place while using.

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David,

Truck driver and I reviewed the three filters back on page 30. Here is a hyperlink: http://www.head-fi.org/t/675219/shure-se846-appreciation-thread/435. I am glad you are liking your 846.

 

Oops sorry I skipped that part of the (long) thread, nice to read those inputs that I missed as it gives me great feedback!

This topic might need a thread of its own over time :)

 

Funny I had the exact same setup as Truckdriver (Note 3 and DragonFly) to begin with, and as on the go setup thanks to headfiers I went for the Touch 5G and it's a really big improvement over the Note3 in terms of dynamic range and detail, what I do lack is that touch of warmth the Note3's woflson brings. Maybe I'll try the white filter with the Note3 again just for fun. I am waiting on a FiiO E18, that should be interresting.

 

I am so smitten with the new world the SE846 opens that I'll consider having an headphone amp to use @home (that plus my Pandora Hope VI is 8ohm so I guess there is some mutualizing that can be done). Everyone speaks highly of the RSA Protector being a great match, I am still intimidated by all the balanced amp + specific cable thing but I fell down the rabbit hole there who knows, I might make the jump! In the meantime I am just dazzed by the jump from the PFE232 :) All this time buying incremental improvements, I should have gone straight up TOTL in the end less costly than trying a bunch of mid tier!


Edited by davidmolliere - 1/3/14 at 5:34pm
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Oops sorry I skipped that part of the (long) thread, nice to read those inputs that I missed as it gives me great feedback!
This topic might need a thread of its own over time smily_headphones1.gif

Funny I had the exact same setup as Truckdriver (Note 3 and DragonFly) to begin with, and as on the go setup thanks to headfiers I went for the Touch 5G and it's a really big improvement over the Note3 in terms of dynamic range and detail, what I do lack is that touch of warmth the Note3's woflson brings. Maybe I'll try the white filter with the Note3 again just for fun. I am waiting on a FiiO E18, that should be interresting.

I am so smitten with the new world the SE846 opens that I'll consider having an headphone amp to use @home (that plus my Pandora Hope VI is 8ohm so I guess there is some mutualizing that can be done). Everyone speaks highly of the RSA Protector being a great match, I am still intimidated by all the balanced amp + specific cable thing but I fell down the rabbit hole there who knows, I might make the jump! In the meantime I am just dazzed by the jump from the PFE232 smily_headphones1.gif All this time buying incremental improvements, I should have gone straight up TOTL in the end less costly than trying a bunch of mid tier!

David,

I think balanced is the way to go. The increase in clarity and out of your head soundstage is breathtaking. The RSA Protector is my current amp but on Monday I should have the RSA F-35 Lightning and if the reviews on that are right I may have the perfect match.
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David,

I think balanced is the way to go. The increase in clarity and out of your head soundstage is breathtaking. The RSA Protector is my current amp but on Monday I should have the RSA F-35 Lightning and if the reviews on that are right I may have the perfect match.

 

Oh oh this one is portable, now that gets even more interresting!!!

Looking forward to your review :)

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Edited by Spyro - 1/4/14 at 6:22pm
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Been catching up on the thread and thought I would point out that the nozzles aren't magic.  They are just acoustic filters.  Knowing Shure I would guess the three nozzles are grey, white and green.  Meaning about all you can really do is go darker/veiled or take the filter right out and see what happens.

 

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Been catching up on the thread and thought I would point out that the nozzles aren't magic.  They are just acoustic filters.  Knowing Shure I would guess the three nozzles are grey, white and green.  Meaning about all you can really do is go darker/veiled or take the filter right out and see what happens.



Please do not comment on something you clearly have no knowledge about. The filters are black, white and blue. Further, unlike the SE535 vs. the SE535-J which had a small acoustical screen, the SE846 filters in no way veil the sound when switching filters. The SE846 uses acoustical dampening material to alter the sonic signature which is very natural sounding which you might know if you actually listened to them instead of trolling with your graphs of the wrong Shure IEM.
Edited by spook76 - 1/3/14 at 7:51pm
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Hi spook, acoustic filters are coded by color in the audio industry, I think that's the reference here. Different companies are basically all choosing from the same mix of Knowles and Sonion BAs and using the same set of color-coded acoustic filters. The "black, white and blue" is window-dressing after the fact by Shure.

 

I haven't heard the 846 and would like to, I'm just trying to clarify so the discussion goes without misunderstanding.

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Exactly right Kunlun.  Semi related my 846 should arrive Tuesday which should make for an interesting three way between the 846, ER4 and LCD-3.  My AK100 mk2 is taking its sweet time though so it'll be big rig testing for now.


Edited by Solude - 1/4/14 at 5:03am
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Hi spook, acoustic filters are coded by color in the audio industry, I think that's the reference here. Different companies are basically all choosing from the same mix of Knowles and Sonion BAs and using the same set of color-coded acoustic filters. The "black, white and blue" is window-dressing after the fact by Shure.

I haven't heard the 846 and would like to, I'm just trying to clarify so the discussion goes without misunderstanding.

Thanks for the clarification. One speculation to note, based upon Shure's patent applications (yes I am an attorney and was bored at work so I went on the Patent Trademark Office's website) I believe the SE846 is using Shure's own BAs not ones manufactured by either Knowles or Sonion. Also, the Shure logo is laser etched on the BAs.

Lastly, the 846 is not using the acoustical screens like those found on the 535. The 846 nozzle has an acoustical filter running the length of the nozzle. So similar concept but different implementation.
Edited by spook76 - 1/3/14 at 8:29pm
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