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post #481 of 591
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Originally Posted by avl06 View Post
 

I just got the ibasso dx90 and of course one thing leads to another and I have started looking at possible upgrades on the IEM side ;)  Currently I have the W4r. How would these compare?

 

@angelsblood I too have the Metrum octave and love its musical presentation, so I'm interested whether you would say the S-EM6 share a similarity here?

Well to me..w4r is nowhere close to s-em6,and they aren't even in the same category..(even in joker's review website,not only imo) dx90 is kind of bright,should be fine with s-em6 but it's better with amp all the time.

post #482 of 591
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Originally Posted by avl06 View Post
 

I just got the ibasso dx90 and of course one thing leads to another and I have started looking at possible upgrades on the IEM side ;)  Currently I have the W4r. How would these compare?

 

@angelsblood I too have the Metrum octave and love its musical presentation, so I'm interested whether you would say the S-EM6 share a similarity here?

 

Seeing you have the V200 paired with the octave, I think we have similar music preference, warm, lush and big sounds i presume? It does have similarity, it is musical with magical mids whilst retaining detail. It is perfect for female pop and classical crossovers, oh so romantic:) But I would bet you will be in for a surprise as to how dark the sem6 seem at first! Makes the LCD2 look like baby dark :biggrin:

 

Can't comment on the W4r, haven't heard them unfortunately.

post #483 of 591
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Originally Posted by angelsblood View Post
 

 

Seeing you have the V200 paired with the octave, I think we have similar music preference, warm, lush and big sounds i presume? It does have similarity, it is musical with magical mids whilst retaining detail. It is perfect for female pop and classical crossovers, oh so romantic:) But I would bet you will be in for a surprise as to how dark the sem6 seem at first! Makes the LCD2 look like baby dark :biggrin:

 

Can't comment on the W4r, haven't heard them unfortunately.

Thanks for reply - thats right - to me it's the sort of sound I imagine when people talk about "analogue" in its lack of glare, the lush tonality just seems right but retains a good sense of detail.  I team it with the T1 which always seemed too bright until I found this combo - so musical.

 

I'm intrigued by the sem6 - the dx90 is quite bright, ultra resolving, so I'm sort of thinking about the potential synergy between them as the reverse of the Metrum/T1 if that makes sense?

 

Shockingly I have never heard the LCD2 (or indeed any Audeze)!  

post #484 of 591
Compared to W4R, S-EM6 apparently have wider sound stage with better sound separation.

Yes it is felt to be much more smoother especially in vocal area, and actually no other universal IEM I have tried is comparable in this field. This nature really makes S-EM6 special for me.

With W4R I still feel some sibilant issue but S-EM6 barely have harshness in their treble. As a trade-off sparkle is lost.
Personally this is acceptable because I use IEM for very long time in noisy places - sparkle turns into harsh fairly quickly.

Those being said S-EM6 have less treble with more bass, so in general it may be "bass heavy" compared to W4R but nowhere near the reall bass head phones. Totally these can be regarded as "balanced" I think.


For the darkness issue often heared, ok these are in a way dark but not that much compared to W4R. I think the chance you can't get used to is minimal.


Here is my observation.

If we wrongly grab a glass of apple juice instead of jasmine tea which we really wanted, we will feel betrayed and say "WTF this is damn sweet".

Similarly many critics should have expected S-EM6 to sound like 1plus2 or something IMO, but without any bias these are not that much darker compared to other noise isolating IEMs.

Possibly I am right here.
post #485 of 591

There is no bias when I say the S-EM6 is incredibly dark sounding. I have heard many dark phones, and my preference leans towards a more forgiving sound, but the S-EM6 is like listening to music through a wall. The crystal version is exactly the same too.

post #486 of 591

I was rather underwelmed by my original black one and easily preferred the Shure 846 but after receiving the new cristal version I had difficulty deciding which one to sell. The mids on the Earsonics are better than the Shure. The cristal lacks sparkle but has a small bump in the lower treble so isn't that dark.

post #487 of 591
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post
 

I was rather underwelmed by my original black one and easily preferred the Shure 846 but after receiving the new cristal version I had difficulty deciding which one to sell. The mids on the Earsonics are better than the Shure. The cristal lacks sparkle but has a small bump in the lower treble so isn't that dark.

 

Agree.

 

I am carrying two of them together but for me tendency is that more often I end up choosing S-EM6. It seems I can't fully enjoy music with 846.

 

Earsonics sound reminds me of dance floor or concert halls... more analogue is the way these sound to my ears, and also understandable for some people the approach is totally unacceptable.

 

By the way my music library is filled up by soul/RnB/Hiphop/dance genre. Music preference may also matter but I am not sure.

post #488 of 591
Thanks guys for your thoughts. I'm buying zenpunk's pair so looking forward to hearing them for myself! I think these will be right up my sonic street
post #489 of 591
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

I was rather underwelmed by my original black one and easily preferred the Shure 846 but after receiving the new cristal version I had difficulty deciding which one to sell. The mids on the Earsonics are better than the Shure. The cristal lacks sparkle but has a small bump in the lower treble so isn't that dark.


Agree. I also have both and mids on S-EM6 are much better. I wanna sell one of them but it has been a very difficult task.
post #490 of 591
After testing shure tips, beats audio tips, Sony tips,Weston's star tips, comply foam and the ones ear sonics has given along with the s-em6. The stock ones work the best, in terms of sound quality.I cannot agree that Westone ones increase the clarity,in fact it increased the amount of bass. I suggest people with a amp which sounds warm could find a lineout cable which sounds 'chilly'(cold sound) and bring the sound of s-em6 out.
post #491 of 591

So I just got zenpunk's pair through (thanks zenpunk! :beerchug:) and plugged them into the DX90, Lost in the Dream by War on Drugs.  First impressions - yeah, this is the stuff.  For a while now I've been searching for a portable rig that approached the SQ I get with my home rig.  I think I might be there. Lush, great tonality, musical, but still detailed.  Very happy so far.:atsmile: 

post #492 of 591
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So I just got zenpunk's pair through (thanks zenpunk! beerchug.gif ) and plugged them into the DX90, Lost in the Dream by War on Drugs.  First impressions - yeah, this is the stuff.  For a while now I've been searching for a portable rig that approached the SQ I get with my home rig.  I think I might be there. Lush, great tonality, musical, but still detailed.  Very happy so far.atsmile.gif  

I've been trying to like that album for a week or so. Can't get into it.
post #493 of 591
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Originally Posted by avl06 View Post
 

So I just got zenpunk's pair through (thanks zenpunk! :beerchug:) and plugged them into the DX90, Lost in the Dream by War on Drugs.  First impressions - yeah, this is the stuff.  For a while now I've been searching for a portable rig that approached the SQ I get with my home rig.  I think I might be there. Lush, great tonality, musical, but still detailed.  Very happy so far.:atsmile: 

 

Awesome stuff! You'll grow into them more and more as you progress :beerchug:

post #494 of 591

EarSonics just told me that now the S-EM6 are sold with another sort of eartips for those who have little ear canals. Enjoy :)

post #495 of 591
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Originally Posted by Rollk2 View Post

EarSonics just told me that now the S-EM6 are sold with another sort of eartips for those who have little ear canals. Enjoy smily_headphones1.gif
Ahhh gosh
I just got my s-em6 back, should have waited for awhile so that I could have those tips for small ear canals ! Cut a bit off of the stock one to get a better seal.
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