What are the main differences between the SE846 and the IE800?
How does the UM Merlin sound?
I am actually thinking of getting a dac or amp, after I decide on which IEM I'm gonna get, but the budget for an AMP or DAC will only be around SGD300.
Is there a big difference between .flac and .mp3? I don't have any .flac files cuz I can't find them anywhere.
I don't want too sharp highs, I find the TF10s to have a piercing high sometimes. Another thing I don't want is bad instrumental separation or a narrow soundstage, I like things to be spaced out and the soundstage to be airy.
Fiio E17 is a good dac/amp with reasonable price, you can try the demo unit if it is available.
I would say if you "serve" Miracle,JH16,SE846,IE800 or K3003 with lossy music is definitely a HUGE waste,anyway it just my personal preference.
For getting lossless music, please google it yourself due to obvious reason.
I would strongly recommend TG334 for you,especially for the "airy" sound signature.