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post #511 of 2044
What about IE800, not a BA but so what?, built like a tank and full of innovations. Any ideas?
post #512 of 2044
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Originally Posted by majedelamine View Post

What about IE800, not a BA but so what?, built like a tank and full of innovations. Any ideas?

I believe that would be a good choice as lots people have positive comments about the 800, but sometimes German made characterisitc it's too analytical for my taste (own HD25 + tried HD650 before) (although I now have a Telefunken tube sitting on my desk:D) plus I've already had too many dynamic types of phones at home, for dynamic ones, I prefer full size cans to be honest. But thanks for the heads-up for sure:p.

post #513 of 2044

I never liked Sony's headphones, to me they are always quite thin sounding, like my SA5000, and I never liked their last XBA series, but I was pleasantly surprised by the new hybrid H3 when I demoed them in Tokyo. You are totally right about the fitting, they are weird and not very comfortable, but then there aren't that many IEMs that fit as comfortably as Westone's, not the UE900s nor the SE846.

 

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After my entire adolescence with Sony, it's time for a change at my 40s':dt880smile: I've looked at Sony's website straight after your comment and I'm sure they sounds good, but you can never get rid of that characteristic commercial sound of Sony and the fitting (wearing) is just as wired as my TF10:D 

 

I don't know, I never liked the Shure 535LTD or any of the other IEMs they have in their present series, they are on the thin sounding side, and the treble was super hyped. In fact the SE846 are very un-Shure sounding to me, that is why I like them, the bass is super tight but deep at the same time, quite like my LCD-X. I guess it also depends on the type of music one's listening to, I think they are perfect for Pop, RnB or Dance, anything that requires that low extension.

 

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I have heard the SE846 as well. But isn't my cup of tea, so can't comment much on them. But it seems overpriced to me. To me the 846 sounds like 535LTD on bass boost. Sorry about that. Probably I'm not a Shure house sound person.
post #514 of 2044
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You're welcomed! smily_headphones1.gif Btw what are you looking for in an IEM? Mid centric with deep rumbling bass, flat and neutral, warm and non-fatiguing or bright and analytical sound?

Based on the UM Pro 50, I would label it more towards a warm, non-fatiguing with slight bass emphasis sound. The UM50 just doesn't sound right to me. The bass quantity is there but doesn't have the quality to speak of. It doesn't rumble low, not as tight and well controlled and emphasizes more on the mid bass. Clarity and separation wise I found it not even matching up to UM3X level. Not to even mention the built quality..

So if you're looking for something which is following suit of UM50 sound signature, then ASG2 is pretty much in line. With better clarity, details and upfront lush, intimate vocals. It can well pass off as a mid centric phone. But the sound isn't the main stream V shape signature like the TF10.

I have had the TF10 on two occasions and enjoyed them very much with lune cable before moving on. If you're looking in the direction of a V shaped sound signature, another hybrid down your path may be the T-Peos H300. Closing in at USD320 it packs a punch. Bass is easily one of the best. Clearly beating out both ASG2 and UM50. It has got such deep rumble with very well controlled tight bass. Bass texture is top notch as well. Vocals ain't as upfront as ASG2 but isn't recessed like TF10. It simply sits where it's meant to be. Treble extension is pretty impressive. Much more linear than TF10. But what it doesn't do so well is a possible irritable treble spike at ~8-9KHz region. Other than that it's superb and impressive at its price point.

I have heard the SE846 as well. But isn't my cup of tea, so can't comment much on them. But it seems overpriced to me. To me the 846 sounds like 535LTD on bass boost. Sorry about that. Probably I'm not a Shure house sound person.

Think I'll pass for H300 as I can't tolerate any hissing. The spacious treble of TF10 is what I want, with a pinch more of bass that would be perfect. I have many dark cans like the Philips X1, therefore looking for something different, that being said, I just sent an message to Aurisonics asking about the price:D

 

I heard comments about the 846 being too boomy as well, wish I had a chance to try them on.

post #515 of 2044
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I don't know, I never liked the Shure 535LTD or any of the other IEMs they have in their present series, they are on the thin sounding side, and the treble was super hyped. In fact the SE846 are very un-Shure sounding to me, that is why I like them, the bass is super tight but deep at the same time, quite like my LCD-X. I guess it also depends on the type of music one's listening to, I think they are perfect for Pop, RnB or Dance, anything that requires that low extension.

 

Fair enough, the comfort of Westone is so true, but I also believe Westone is not the only one on the market;)

post #516 of 2044

Depends on your definition of boomy, to some boomy means muddy sounding, to others, boomy means very low sub bass. If the bass in Muse's 'Madness' doesn't sound boomy to you, means that the system cannot produce very low bass extension. But if the kick drum in Maroon 5's 'Move Like Jagger' sounds bloomy, it means that the system produces too much mid bass or low mid. To me, the Pro 50 or IE8 are boomy, but definitely not the SE846. You should demo them yourself. Although I like the UE900s, they don't thump like the SE846, nowhere near.

 

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I heard comments about the 846 being too boomy as well, wish I had a chance to try them on.
post #517 of 2044
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I like Muse:p

 

Don't forget the price of Shure 846 is twice of the UE900s bro:wink_face: , too bad stuff in New Zealand lag behind at least 30 years, today I checked out the only store in town they are selling the old UE900 as if it was launched yesterday:confused_face: guess I'll have to wait until I get back to Hong Kong before I can audit any of these. Last time I saw a pair of 846 was at the Singapore Airport, don't think they'll let me to try it on as it was tightly secured behind the window.

post #518 of 2044
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I like Muse:p

 

Don't forget the price of Shure 846 is twice of the UE900s bro:wink_face: , too bad stuff in New Zealand lag behind at least 30 years, today I checked out the only store in town they are selling the old UE900 as if it was launched yesterday:confused_face: guess I'll have to wait until I get back to Hong Kong before I can audit any of these. Last time I saw a pair of 846 was at the Singapore Airport, don't think they'll let me to try it on as it was tightly secured behind the window.

It's unlikely for any shop to open up a brand new box just to let you test it out, most shops here(Singapore) have dedicated sets for demoing.

 

Heard good things about the 846, but i'm not too keen to try it out.. :p

 

Got to resist the potential poison that's lurking around the corner.. :etysmile:

post #519 of 2044
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It's unlikely for any shop to open up a brand new box just to let you test it out, most shops here(Singapore) have dedicated sets for demoing.

 

Heard good things about the 846, but i'm not too keen to try it out.. :p

 

Got to resist the potential poison that's lurking around the corner.. :etysmile:

"You... don't know the power... of the dark side..." and it's too late to resist since you're already reading this

post #520 of 2044
I think 'Madness' is a great track to test a system for sub bass, I use it a lot for that purpose.

Yes, the SE846 are expensive but I personally have not heard anything universal IEMs that sounded better, they are as near to reference monitoring as it could get. Pro 50 on the other hand aren't cheap either, but I wouldn't use them even if they are free, the sound signature is so wrong, how could Westone have labelled them as reference monitors?? UE900s are not perfect, but very good for the price, but don't expect them to thump like the SE846.

You should be able to demo all the IEMs you want when you're in HK, and get them cheaper too.
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I like Muse:p

Don't forget the price of Shure 846 is twice of the UE900s bro:wink_face:  , too bad stuff in New Zealand lag behind at least 30 years, today I checked out the only store in town they are selling the old UE900 as if it was launched yesterday:confused_face:  guess I'll have to wait until I get back to Hong Kong before I can audit any of these. Last time I saw a pair of 846 was at the Singapore Airport, don't think they'll let me to try it on as it was tightly secured behind the window.
post #521 of 2044

I am officially divorced with UM 50 and just got married to ASG 2.5:D

post #522 of 2044
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I am officially divorced with UM 50 and just got married to ASG 2.5:D
Nice!! Awaiting your impressions! smily_headphones1.gif Was thinking of whether to upgrade to the 2.5 too..
post #523 of 2044
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Nice!! Awaiting your impressions! smily_headphones1.gif Was thinking of whether to upgrade to the 2.5 too..

I craved for a pair of ASG-2 for long, never thought I would end up with 2.5:p, should arrive in a week.:popcorn:

post #524 of 2044
Wow you bought them without hearing them first? I made that mistake with the UE 18 Pro, now they've been sitting in my drawer for the last 2 years. :-S
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I craved for a pair of ASG-2 for long, never thought I would end up with 2.5:p , should arrive in a week.popcorn.gif
post #525 of 2044
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Wow you bought them without hearing them first? I made that mistake with the UE 18 Pro, now they've been sitting in my drawer for the last 2 years. :-S

As I am stuck in mighty New Zealand, the only thing would allow me to audit is bird singing...

 

Wish I could try before investing money on it; however,  back to the good old 70s & 80s', we didn't have any option of "try first then pay" and we lived through it.

 

I agree it's kinda risky and no doubt I've made many mistaking purchase before (like the god dam UM 50), but consider I never own any hybrid phones before, so WTH let's give it a go no matter what. "Life is like a box of chocolate" bro. On the other hand, I blind picked my Philips X1 right last year, so touch wood this time.

 

As for your miserable hibernated UE 18 Pro (you're posh bro! How dare someone comment on my humble hundreds after spending his thousands, lol), I would kindly suggest you to try different cables. I'm sure the 18 Pro can't be that bad. Same situation happened to my UE TF-10 until I got the right cable for my taste and now I love it a lot! (all of my cans are now equipped with Oyaide as long as it is possible).


Edited by Sarurururu - 5/8/14 at 11:03pm
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