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What's the best AMP/DAC for these headphones?

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What's the best AMP/DAC for these headphones?

I am a bit of an RSA fanboy so I would say F-35 Lightning (if you solely want balanced), Intruder (if you want a DAC as well) or the SR-71B (if you want an amp to also use with headphones even the HD800 or H-E6).
Edited by spook76 - 1/10/14 at 12:57pm
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What's the best AMP/DAC for these headphones?

 

PWD2/GS-X mk2 is pretty good ;)

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Well, I found all of the bass the 846 has to offer.  I was at a motorcycle show today, and randomly came across a vendor that was doing custom ear plugs.  We got to talking about headphones too, as they could do impressions for that, and it came down to they thought they could make me a custom molded insert for my 846's on the spot.  For $80, I decided to give it a shot.

 

 

 

Boy, does the bass ever show up in full force with these on.  I actually went from the balanced filter to the white/treble filter to even everything out again.  Little details in the music are so much easier to hear with the isolation from these.  I was previously using the shure olives and comply tips with them.  One slight problem:  I am seriously considering CIEMs now.  I swear, it's never going to end.  I'm fully expecting my wallet to pack its bags and leave one of these days.

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Originally Posted by revolutionz View Post

Well, I found all of the bass the 846 has to offer.  I was at a motorcycle show today, and randomly came across a vendor that was doing custom ear plugs.  We got to talking about headphones too, as they could do impressions for that, and it came down to they thought they could make me a custom molded insert for my 846's on the spot.  For $80, I decided to give it a shot.







Boy, does the bass ever show up in full force with these on.  I actually went from the balanced filter to the white/treble filter to even everything out again.  Little details in the music are so much easier to hear with the isolation from these.  I was previously using the shure olives and comply tips with them.  One slight problem:  I am seriously considering CIEMs now.  I swear, it's never going to end.  I'm fully expecting my wallet to pack its bags and leave one of these days.

Revolutionz,

They look great. If you think custom ear tips gave you clarity wait until next weekend at the DC meet when you try out a my balanced amplifier. Your wallet will be in the corner weeping like a scolded school girl.
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Revolutionz,

They look great. If you think custom ear tips gave you clarity wait until next weekend at the DC meet when you try out a my balanced amplifier. Your wallet will be in the corner weeping like a scolded school girl.


It's not that it gives it more clarity, just the isolation is so much better.  I can't wait to hear them balanced either.  I'm really looking forward to comparison, but my wallet isn't. :/  I might be buying a set of CIEM's tomorrow, I'm so torn right now.  I need professional help I think.

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A fellow Head-Fier gave me some great advice recently which is once you reach a certain level of sound, stop, and be happy with what you have. Simple advice but it is true. There is always something better and I hope I realize it and have stopped.
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A fellow Head-Fier gave me some great advice recently which is once you reach a certain level of sound, stop, and be happy with what you have. Simple advice but it is true. There is always something better and I hope I realize it and have stopped.

True,  If you owned a 2014 fully loaded Mustang or Camaro you would get a hard on everytime you got behind the wheel.  Ultimate driving.....right?

 

Then someone offers a 2014 Corvette Stingray ZR4 or whatever the hell the latest version is.  It pisses all over the other 2 vehicles but you would never know unless you drove it!

 

You simply cannot miss great sound that you have never heard before.


Edited by Spyro - 1/11/14 at 9:06pm
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True,  If you owned a 2014 fully loaded Mustang or Camaro you would get a hard on everytime you got behind the wheel.  Ultimate driving.....right?

 

Then someone offers a 2015 Corvette ZR1. It pisses all over the other 2 vehicles but you would never know unless you drove it!

 

 

Fixed. (Note: There is no 2014 ZR1, the 2015 is not available yet.)


Edited by burtomr - 1/11/14 at 9:36pm
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Originally Posted by chinatsu View Post

I bought a pair of these brand new from authorized dealer.

 

but it seems that the right ear has some distortion/static sound.

I don't think it's defective because it's

the same thing with the se 535 I had couple ears ago.

 

I don't think it's my ears because my westone 4 dosen't have the problem.

tried it on iphone 4 and desktop, same issue. 


Hi !
I just had these new earphones. I had the se535 before.
I have the impression of these (se846) are having much less soundstage than the se535 (with same eartips). Maybe it is due to burn in time. Have you experienced the same thing ?


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If you define “ultimate driving” by speed, power, g-force handling, and stylishness: then the Corvette is better. If I won a Corvette in some kind of contest or drawing, I would immediately trade it for money (or a mid-sized sedan plus a pickup truck). I want cargo space, seating, comfort, smooth ride, and quietness. Everyone has their priorities in vehicle or earphone characteristics.

 

I wasn't impressed with the “synergy” (for lack of a better term) between the SE846 and FiiO X3. On the plus side, the X3 makes my AKG Q701 sound better than ever. The mids are thicker on the Q701 when pair with the X3. That, however, is not reason enough for me to keep it. I'm still in search of a better source match for the SE846.

 

I also have to “print a retraction” (or take back) my criticism  of the iPod Touch 5G with the SE846. For some reason, now it sounds more balanced (at low volume) when I attached the Shure volume attenuator connector and turn the volume all the way up on the iPod. I still listen at low volume. I just use the Shure connector for volume control. I also use the “loudness” EQ on the iPod. It's alright. I can live with it. I still think the Note 3 sounds better, but it has bass and treble controls with Poweramp. I'm going to download other music player apps (including ones that I purchased before with my Touch 3G).

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Truck how is the burn in on the new 846? Is the bass response improved with the new ones?
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Truck how is the burn in on the new 846? Is the bass response improved with the new ones?

I'm not real sure Spook. I'm actually trying to “burn” the 846 in faster by running it at night and on my off days. The bass on the new 846 seem to not be as powerful as the old one. I believe this simply based on the levels of bass on the music player. I can turn the knob control level up higher with the new 846. The old 846 would easily punch too hard to stand at the same level. It's going to take more time, however, to be certain of these impressions.

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Truck, are you using the same DAP as before? Because if not with such a low input impedance of the 846 the DAP's output impendace could be the reason for the lessened bass response. I truly hope the bass improves.
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So I finally got around to swapping out the balanced filter for the bright one and figured as long as I had them out I might as well have a look see at how they are assembled.  Long story short my guess was wrong.  They are in fact, no damper with a screen where the damper would be, white damper with a wax guard and a red damper with a wax guard.  Why the screen omits the wax guard?  Not going to hazard a guess.

 

I suppose that makes sense if you are going to have only three, might as well make the change less subtle than single steps.  Also means they can in fact bring in two more to fill the gap between them.  I had thought of just getting the Etymotic grey filters but since the nozzle isn't circular... I'll put some more time on the bright nozzle.  I hope they do release the in between steps because I think between bright and balanced might be the sweet spot.  That said I have all of an hour on bright ;)

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