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post #391 of 602
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Originally Posted by davidmolliere View Post
 

 

I know you're talking EM6 but since the S-EM6 are universalized EM6 with little tuning from EM6 from what I understand : the S-EM6 having a more on stage presentation is why I had a love/hate relationship with them and returned them and got Shure's SE846 instead (oh my I didn't regret that choice).

 

Did you spend sometime with the SE846 ? Neutral with great sub bass definitely qualifiies :)

SE846 are great! Amazing bass although I find them a bit too much mid-forward for my tastes.

post #392 of 602
I don't know the SE846 frown.gif but I'm pretty sure they match with the S-EM6.

The S-EM6 are a little bit different to the EM6, and I was the first to say that the soundstage was little more wide, more precisely it was deeper. But it was a nuance. To my mind the crystal version is not very different from the normal version and I've no idea if it is a retuned version or simply a change of the transducers, sincerely no one knows eke2k6.

I'm not the biggest fan of the EM6 and S-EM6, I PREFER the EM4 and EM32, but if don't love them pass your way, find another product, or just change them for the crystal version and sell them. I hate the 1plus2, that's my problem, I'm not going on the 1plus2 thread to say that's not a product for me ;-/
post #393 of 602
I spent a week mainly using SE846, may be in average 5 hours a day.

Now back to S-EM6, I really feel this suits more to my taste.
Every music sounds so sweet and more enjoyable.

I can only trust my own sense, not A/Bing by other people and also graph charts.

Listenig to music such as Erykah Badu and genre can be a matter when we talk about earphone match.
post #394 of 602
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Originally Posted by Rollk2 View Post

I don't know the SE846 frown.gif but I'm pretty sure they match with the S-EM6.

The S-EM6 are a little bit different to the EM6, and I was the first to say that the soundstage was little more wide, more precisely it was deeper. But it was a nuance. To my mind the crystal version is not very different from the normal version and I've no idea if it is a retuned version or simply a change of the transducers, sincerely no one knows eke2k6.

I'm not the biggest fan of the EM6 and S-EM6, I PREFER the EM4 and EM32, but if don't love them pass your way, find another product, or just change them for the crystal version and sell them. I hate the 1plus2, that's my problem, I'm not going on the 1plus2 thread to say that's not a product for me ;-/


Constructive comments are fine though I'd of thought, particularly when it comes to iems costing this amount.  It's one thing to say "omg 1plus2 suxxxs!", it's another to say "well I don't like the 1plus2 due the fit or the treble or bass" or whatever.  Very few of us are ever likely to get a demo of these stratospheric costing iems so the more comments, both good and bad the better.  As someone else recently pointed out, at this price point it's more likely going to be down to signature taste then whether the iem itself is good or bad. 

post #395 of 602
I did not say I was not going on the 1+2 thread, because I was on to say why it was not my taste. That's exactly what I wanted to say ;-/
post #396 of 602

I agree that at that price point, it's a matter of taste and although I liked the S-EM6 the week I had it and listened 6 hours a day (was on vacation), I found it not bright enough (although with a lot of detail) and with very different result accross masters. It doesn't forgive bad mastering.

 

Contrary to what people might think, bass is not the differentiating factor. The S-EM6 has nice, well extended and well defined basses and they're probably a tad more punchy than the S846. Now sub bass perf on SE846 mean they extend further like no other, but it's not applicable to every genre. The SE846 bring more transparency and clarify (especially wit the bright filter, the warm filter is the closest to the sound you'll get with S-EM6). I like timbre better on those too. You need to be careful to test a burnt in SE846, really I never said that for any other BA IEM but those *really* get better after 40, then 80 and 160 hours.

 

Whichever you pick indeed it's a matter of sound sig but also source as the higher end you IEMs, the higher end the source need to be (AMP/DAC), the difference with lesser IEMs is they scale up in a big way IMHO. On this the filter system on the SE846 gives you 3 different sound sig (neutral being the less impressive of all, bright and warm really are something special).

post #397 of 602

Very impatient to try the SE846 next week :)

post #398 of 602
Bright filter on SE846 adds shiny factor to the sound which I don't prefer, so I am mostly sticking to balanced filter.

With the balanced filter, SE846 has more similar sig to that of S-EM6.

It is quite simple that if someone loves SE846 with bright filter, it is likely that person regard S-EM6 too dark.

FYI I use AK120 and both wear Westone True Fit Form tips.

Obviously I just hate the shiny sound and admit that S-EM6 has relatively darker sound, but to me it is perfectly in line with how music is supposed be.

There may be people who feel it in very different way.
post #399 of 602

Not so many people interested in this gem, huh?

post #400 of 602
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Originally Posted by midnightwalker View Post
 

Not so many people interested in this gem, huh?

I absolutely am!
Too bad I can't afford a €1k IEM though.
A damn shame that Earsonics does not offer demo units.

post #401 of 602
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post
 

I absolutely am!
Too bad I can't afford a €1k IEM though.
A damn shame that Earsonics does not offer demo units.


That's the rub isn't it?  So many iems to be interested in but no way of knowing until you buy them :(  I've been interested in these, the stagedivers and so on.  The costs soon mount up even if you do sell them on on here or elsewhere.

post #402 of 602

I know it isn't the same as a demo, but I will have a review posted most likely in the next week or so with comparisons to other products.

post #403 of 602
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post
 

I absolutely am!
Too bad I can't afford a €1k IEM though.
A damn shame that Earsonics does not offer demo units.

 

It's even hard to find in US.

post #404 of 602
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post
 

I know it isn't the same as a demo, but I will have a review posted most likely in the next week or so with comparisons to other products.

Looking forward to reading it!

 

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Originally Posted by midnightwalker View Post
 

 

It's even hard to find in US.

It's a shame...

post #405 of 602

There seems to be a love it or hate it affair with the s-em6... I've read through so many criticism saying that it is too dark and muffled, sounds like hearing music from another room etc. There were also praises that behind those dark-ish sound lies the details ready to intoxicate the listener XD Reason I am interested in these is because I love the creamy mid description, and I am really sensitive to sparkly trebles.

 

Anyway, musicaacoustics are doing some pretty awesome combo deals on the s-em6, I might pull the trigger... But with so much negative impressions, it's kind of worrying for a supposedly totl iem.

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