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post #571 of 591

Describe best...

post #572 of 591
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Originally Posted by rustam View Post

who has the best bass?

 

hey, if you ask the same thing in 846 thread, then they will of course say 846 is the best.

 

It seems you did ask 846 fans already for 3D issue, but I suggest you should better not try that in future just because it is meaningless.

 

 

I have both 846 and S-EM6.  My preference is S-EM6 because 846 sound is very neat but to me not enjoyable.

 

Shure and Earsonics are making IEMs under different philosophies so the outcome is very different.

 

The good part is that we can always chose whichever we like.

post #573 of 591

I'm really curious how these compare to the Sennheiser IE800 and Shure SE846. I'm trying to shop for an upper tier IEM right now.

post #574 of 591
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Originally Posted by dqope21 View Post
 

I'm really curious how these compare to the Sennheiser IE800 and Shure SE846. I'm trying to shop for an upper tier IEM right now.

 

Every music I hear with S-EM6 is felt to be kind of romantic and musical... my senses are fully dragged into music.

There must be something special which is hard to explain.

 

This means S-EM6 are not for listeners who look for an ordinary audiophile tool, or critics who want to talk about phones by ABing and looking at graph charts. SE846 is a perfect winner in those regards because they can more calmly reproduce what is recorded.

Look around internet and you will find so many SE846 lovers who claim S-EM6 is just useless. At first I was surprised but now I find it interesting.

 

I only have a little experience with IE800 so I can't tell much about their sound.

One thing to note is that the cable is very stiff and microphonic sound is hard to tolerate... obviously those are not designed to be used on stage or any other situation where we walk around, so in my case I had to drop them off my list from this perspective, although the sound itself was quite impressive.

post #575 of 591
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Originally Posted by dqope21 View Post
 

I'm really curious how these compare to the Sennheiser IE800 and Shure SE846. I'm trying to shop for an upper tier IEM right now.

Well,doesn't matter if this is s-em6 thread,s-em6 is still clearly the winner.I heard these 3 iems and I gotta say s-em6 has the highest quality sound,more realistic vocal,not sparky highs,bass with nice impact,and the clearest sound while its a bit dark compare to the other two.Hope this helps

post #576 of 591
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Originally Posted by dqope21 View Post
 

I'm really curious how these compare to the Sennheiser IE800 and Shure SE846. I'm trying to shop for an upper tier IEM right now.

 

I have tried all these 3 before and owned 2 of them.

 

Frankly, I would not regards 846 in the same level with IE800 or SEM6. The coloring of vocal is simply too much for my taste.

 

Between IE800 and SEM6, both are very nice and hard to drive. I have fittings issues with IE800 and finally let it go. Some other players use a semi-mould to fit in the IE800 and advised elimination of its fitting issues.

post #577 of 591
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Originally Posted by superachromat View Post

I have tried all these 3 before and owned 2 of them.

Frankly, I would not regards 846 in the same level with IE800 or SEM6. The coloring of vocal is simply too much for my taste.

Between IE800 and SEM6, both are very nice and hard to drive. I have fittings issues with IE800 and finally let it go. Some other players use a semi-mould to fit in the IE800 and advised elimination of its fitting issues.


Agree on vocal issue.

Something with SE846 is not right for me and I have been having hard time trying to like it.
Many people call it very detailed or accurate and may be that is true (I never know) but anyway I don't like it.

S-EM6 is truly enjoyable.

Try W60 if you have chance. They are somewhere between SE846 and S-EM6 very roughly speaking.
post #578 of 591

Very beautiful S-em 6 packaging comming with new commands...

 

post #579 of 591
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Originally Posted by sly in the sky View Post
 

Very beautiful S-em 6 packaging comming with new commands...

Looks like the packaging is finally going to match the price tag :popcorn:
I would sell my soul to try the S-EM6...

post #580 of 591
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Originally Posted by dqope21 View Post
 

I'm really curious how these compare to the Sennheiser IE800 and Shure SE846. I'm trying to shop for an upper tier IEM right now.

Already read Joes review?
http://theheadphonelist.com/ciem_review/earsonics-s-em6-crystal-edition-universal-fit-ciem-review/

Here is his short IE800 comparison:

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 Sennheiser IE800: The IE800 vs. the S-EM6 is similar to many other BA vs. dynamic driver comparisons, as both perform very well and have characteristic differences.  The IE800 is smoother, but in being so gives up detail and resolution.  Soundstage width is similar, but the S-EM6 has superior depth of presentation, making the IE800 sound a bit flat in comparison.  The S-EM6 is more mid-forward with a bit better coherence and transparency.  Tonally, the IE800’s smoother treble and more neutral bass lead to a bit more natural sound overall, but the S-EM6 is more punchy and fun while still retaining a good tonality.  The IE800 is very enjoyable, but is a bit V-shaped in comparison, although it will appeal more to fans of “neutral” while the S-EM6 presents additional information from recordings and a more engaging presentation.
post #581 of 591
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post
 

Already read Joes review?
http://theheadphonelist.com/ciem_review/earsonics-s-em6-crystal-edition-universal-fit-ciem-review/

Here is his short IE800 comparison:

 

I couldn't disagree with this more. The S-EM6 is an incredibly veiled sounding IEM. The IE800, and most other top tier IEMs I've heard, are ahead of the S-EM6 in terms of resolution and apparent detail. It sounds like the sonic equivalent of sheep's wool, while the IE800 sounds like a polished diamond in comparison.

 

I don't talk much about the S-EM6 so it doesn't sound like I have a vendetta against Earsonics, but it's simply not a good purchase. My mini-impressions of it:

 

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I really dislike the S-EM6. It sounds to me like someone covered the nozzle with thick pieces of wool. Pure, farm fresh sheep wool. 

 

The bass is bloated, loose, and lacks definition. The treble seems to have studied at the school of Houdini, because it's very proficient at pulling disappearing acts. The only saving grace of the entire IEM is that is has very nice creamy lower mids. The upper mids are stifled though.

 

I know I'm being harsh, but this iem should not cost anything close to $1000. The XBA-H3 is a great deal more technically proficient than than the S-EM6, carrying more detail, less bloat in the bass, and and a much larger soundstage, all for a third of the price. The S-EM6 makes my blood boil every time I listen to it and A/B it to other iems.

 

If you want a more technically proficient S-EM6, look into the InEar SD3 or the Cardas Ear Mirrors. Both of them cost less than half the S-EM6's asking price.

 

 

post #582 of 591
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post
 

 

I couldn't disagree with this more. The S-EM6 is an incredibly veiled sounding IEM. The IE800, and most other top tier IEMs I've heard, are ahead of the S-EM6 in terms of resolution and apparent detail. It sounds like the sonic equivalent of sheep's wool, while the IE800 sounds like a polished diamond in comparison.

 

I don't talk much about the S-EM6 so it doesn't sound like I have a vendetta against Earsonics, but it's simply not a good purchase. My mini-impressions of it:

 

Noticed. Always nice to have all sorts of impressions here!

You might want to put a "IMO" behind the "...but it's simply not a good purchase". Has a very...definite vibe to it. This way it would sound less like you are accusing people of buying and liking crap.

post #583 of 591
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post



You might want to put a "IMO"

 

That should go without saying around here :)

post #584 of 591
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Originally Posted by sly in the sky View Post

Very beautiful S-em 6 packaging comming with new commands...




Good to see those are actually getting many fans.

It looks like the crystal ver has become normal and in fact the original black ver were the Limited ?!rolleyes.gif
post #585 of 591
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post
 

 

I couldn't disagree with this more. The S-EM6 is an incredibly veiled sounding IEM. The IE800, and most other top tier IEMs I've heard, are ahead of the S-EM6 in terms of resolution and apparent detail. It sounds like the sonic equivalent of sheep's wool, while the IE800 sounds like a polished diamond in comparison.

 

I don't talk much about the S-EM6 so it doesn't sound like I have a vendetta against Earsonics, but it's simply not a good purchase. My mini-impressions of it:

 

Think you got a dud EM6. I've heard they are quite capable technically
SM64 was excellent when I heard it, I'm sure EM6 would be a stepup considering the price

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