Originally Posted by lin0003
Not really. The difference between the AKG K3003 and a mid tier IEM like the W4 is huge IMO.
I thought the K3003 sounded like a typical TWFK with a mediocre dynamic driver at the bottom. Wouldn't pay more than 200 USD for the sound. Frankly I wouldn't pay that either. Just IMO.
In comparison the IE800 even though it have some flaws sounds like what I expect out of a universal at that price point. The mids are just gorgeous and the bass very detailed and deep. I understand why some may prefer a little less deep bass though and some may have problems with the highs at higher volume. It's the timbre of the IE800 in combination with it's resolution and effortlessness that makes it a really good in-ear. Soundstage is not poor either.
It's not a phone that makes bad recordings sound like super bad recording like you get with some other expensive in-ears. Good allrounder with genres. This is primarily a phone to enjoy music with, not to marvel a certain technical aspect.
Anyone who actually have heard both the SE846 and IE800?
Unfortunately I can't be of any help.