Originally Posted by sect44
Tyojpn, I am in the same boat. S-EM6 requires a lot of time for ear adjustment and should be listened louder than others. Much better than Shure 846, K3003. Will do an A/B with Universal Roxanne soon. Its on par technically with 1plus2 although with different sound signatures.
Yeah just my analysis but S-EM6's sound never directly hard hit our ears as though it is coming from certain distance away.
Thus I need to pump up the volume to retrieve ideal sound balance, but then magically the sound is still never felt to be annoying. In stead it just gets better and better.
SE846 with normal cable sound like they are opposite of S-EM6, and their sound does strike my ears directly, and for me that is sometimes difficult to stand because I want to enjoy music in more relaxed manner.
I would rather chose SE846 for monitoring purpose, unless they are paired with high quality cable that can widen sound stage to relax the tension.
I am quite certain that there is a reason behind some people being tempted to make really bad comment on S-EM6, while some others (I presume are often quite experienced IEM users) make remarkably positive statements.
It is the uniqueness.
S-EM6 sound weird and it is like hearing through a concrete wall ?
Well this is a matter of perception and I may in stead claim the weird is actually SE846 those sound like somebody screaming from 2 inches distance.
Nevertheless, in fact I also understand the good part of SE846 so will keep them, and use them whenever I feel necessary Edited by tyojpn - 8/22/14 at 7:57am