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If you are having trouble getting the nut to screw down all the way flush with the body of the earphone, then twist the metal tube a bit.  It will eventually lock into the lowest position, permitting you to screw the nut down all the way.  Once I realized that, changes became much easier.  Overall, it's far easier and repeatable than say the PFE filter changes (where it's easy to put a dent in the filter with every change or lose one entirely if it rolls off your table).  I like the SE846 system a lot, but I don't find myself reaching for the different filters much once I figured out which one I prefer.

post #842 of 16761
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Originally Posted by feverfive View Post

Do the Sony hybrid ear tips work on the SE846 without needing to be modified?

 

I'm using a pair of the L hybrids right now. They are a touch loose but that flange on the nozzle helps keep the tips on. Just make sure you're using a new pair so that central core is still as tight as it can be. At first I was using a pair of hybrids which I'd had for a long time, and which has gone through lots of A/Bing, so that core was loosened up. Those would come off and stay in my ear every once in a while. The new ones don't do that. 

 

And, onto the sound... They open up the soundstage and detailing in a fairly major way. The clarity and transparency with them is pretty amazing. I say give them a try, but be careful removing the earphones from your ears. 

post #843 of 16761
Would the se846 blow the westone 4 away?
I am interested to find out before laying down the money if it is going to be a big jump in performance.
post #844 of 16761

On cn11's Sony Hybrid recommendation, I used the tips from my Phonak PFEs.  They sure do open up the sound stage and add some additional air compared to the stock tips.  The change is similar to what some people report when using rubber tips vs. Comply foams.  I was getting some weird tonality with them though, so I'm going to try the included rubber Shure tips.

 

One thing to be mindful of with 3rd party tips is that there is no longer a screen on tube like there is with the included Shure olives, so ear wax and other stuff could become lodged in the IEM.  But that's why they give you the little cleaner tool.


Edited by vantagesc - 1/23/14 at 3:23pm
post #845 of 16761
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Originally Posted by daviemcc View Post

Would the se846 blow the westone 4 away?

 

Not even in the same conversation.  The W4 is typical Westone upper mid scoop out.  Not UM3X bad, but bad.

post #846 of 16761
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Originally Posted by vantagesc View Post
 

On cn11's Sony Hybrid recommendation, I used the tips from my Phonak PFEs.  They sure do open up the sound stage and add some additional air compared to the stock tips.  The change is similar to what some people report when using rubber tips vs. Comply foams.  I was getting some weird tonality with them though, so I'm going to try the included rubber Shure tips.

 

One thing to be mindful of with 3rd party tips is that there is no longer a screen on tube like there is with the included Shure olives, so ear wax and other stuff could become lodged in the IEM.  But that's why they give you the little cleaner tool.

 

I didn't get a "cleaning tool" with my 846, but it would have been entirely unnecessary because the nozzle comes off to the level of an empty metal cylinder (when you remove the filter). I could shot air right thru it. I don't have too because I don't have an earwax problem.

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Alright guys, I have to do it. I just have to try it. I am going to buy a set of CIEM's to go along with my 846's. Do any of you own CIEM's, or have owned prior to your 846's? I want something that is going to be close sound quality-wise, otherwise I'll never listen to it. I just listened to all my other IEM's thinking about getting one of them reshelled for much cheaper, but the all sounded lifeless and dull compared to my 846's.

 

I've been eyeing some Inearz 6BA, FutureSonics 13mm dynamic, and 1964 ears 6 driver (although they are coming out with a 8 driver that is slightly different than most that has caught my attention, 4 low BA, 2mid, 2high)

 

Anyone have any input on this? Tried starting a thread, and it just died. Maybe some of you have some good feedback?

 

(Will be posted in both 846 threads, since I don't know who reads which)

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how about getting custom molded tips for the Shures?

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Where actually makes custom tips for the 846's?? ACS don't I know that much, although the ones I had from them for the 535's are a 95% match. sensaphonics seem to be the only place that do make them.
Edited by D1scoDav - 1/25/14 at 4:52am
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On a second note, I've got a cable on the way for them from DHC, does anyone know how this and the 846 will go with a vamp verza? As I'm thinking about getting one after reading everyone else's comments about amps.....
post #851 of 16761
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Originally Posted by Whippler View Post
 

how about getting custom molded tips for the Shures?

 

I actually have some coming, should be here next week.

 

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Originally Posted by D1scoDav View Post

Where actually makes custom tips for the 846's?? ACS don't I know that much, although the ones I had from them for the 535's are a 95% match. sensaphonics seem to be the only place that do make them.

 

I'm not sure who actually makes them, a company called Insta-Mold that made my impressions sent them off to get made for me, not sure if they do it themselves at their place, or someone does them for them.

 

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Originally Posted by D1scoDav View Post

On a second note, I've got a cable on the way for them from DHC, does anyone know how this and the 846 will go with a vamp verza? As I'm thinking about getting one after reading everyone else's comments about amps.....

 

I actually had a chance to listen to the vamp verza at a meet last weekend.  I was actually quite impressed, and it worked quite well with the usb out of my phone.  If it wasn't $600, I would consider getting one to stack with my phone for when I don't want to carry my DX50.  To me it sounded fairly neutral, with no frequency range really emphasized over another.  It had some good power behind it also, I felt it actually matched quite well with the 846's, although I did only spend about 5-10min with it.

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Originally Posted by revolutionz View Post

Alright guys, I have to do it. I just have to try it. I am going to buy a set of CIEM's to go along with my 846's. Do any of you own CIEM's, or have owned prior to your 846's? I want something that is going to be close sound quality-wise, otherwise I'll never listen to it. I just listened to all my other IEM's thinking about getting one of them reshelled for much cheaper, but the all sounded lifeless and dull compared to my 846's.

I've been eyeing some Inearz 6BA, FutureSonics 13mm dynamic, and 1964 ears 6 driver (although they are coming out with a 8 driver that is slightly different than most that has caught my attention, 4 low BA, 2mid, 2high)

Anyone have any input on this? Tried starting a thread, and it just died. Maybe some of you have some good feedback?

(Will be posted in both 846 threads, since I don't know who reads which)
Ok I'm jealous lol I can't ..well rite now afford the 846 and your talking about getting customs to go with your 846's lol nice:-P
post #853 of 16761
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Originally Posted by revolutionz View Post

I actually have some coming, should be here next week.


I'm not sure who actually makes them, a company called Insta-Mold that made my impressions sent them off to get made for me, not sure if they do it themselves at their place, or someone does them for them.


I actually had a chance to listen to the vamp verza at a meet last weekend.  I was actually quite impressed, and it worked quite well with the usb out of my phone.  If it wasn't $600, I would consider getting one to stack with my phone for when I don't want to carry my DX50.  To me it sounded fairly neutral, with no frequency range really emphasized over another.  It had some good power behind it also, I felt it actually matched quite well with the 846's, although I did only spend about 5-10min with it.

Thanks for the info, I was pretty much sold on it already, I just needed one person from here to give the slightest nod to tip me over the edge. Just need to find somewhere in Australia that stocks both the amp and the metallo case now. I can get them in the uk, but I'm not back there for another 4 weeks, don't think I can wait that long haha
post #854 of 16761
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Originally Posted by revolutionz View Post
 

Alright guys, I have to do it. I just have to try it. I am going to buy a set of CIEM's to go along with my 846's. Do any of you own CIEM's, or have owned prior to your 846's? I want something that is going to be close sound quality-wise, otherwise I'll never listen to it. I just listened to all my other IEM's thinking about getting one of them reshelled for much cheaper, but the all sounded lifeless and dull compared to my 846's.

 

I've been eyeing some Inearz 6BA, FutureSonics 13mm dynamic, and 1964 ears 6 driver (although they are coming out with a 8 driver that is slightly different than most that has caught my attention, 4 low BA, 2mid, 2high)

 

Anyone have any input on this? Tried starting a thread, and it just died. Maybe some of you have some good feedback?

 

(Will be posted in both 846 threads, since I don't know who reads which)

You may want to look at Noble Audio.  Not only do their customs look fantastic but the sound great per the reviews.  Models are available in 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 driver configurations.  I have the universal Noble 6 driver and love it. Similar to the 846 but with a little less low-base and maybe a bit faster.  My Noble appear to be better with classical and they are comparable with jazz. Unfortunately, I haven't had time to do any direct comparisons.   I'll have time in February and will post my impressions. 

post #855 of 16761
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Originally Posted by daviemcc View Post

Would the se846 blow the westone 4 away?
I am interested to find out before laying down the money if it is going to be a big jump in performance.

Not really comparable IMO. The Shure does everything well.  I use my W4R or Heir 4.Ai's when traveling and while they are good IEMs they simply aren't as precise or impactful. It's like you are only getting 80% of the total sound as compared to the 846's.  Also, the bass is really good on the Shure's.  It's very tight and fuller than all of my other IEMs. However, the Shure's are over twice the price!  

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