here is my short opinion on se846
for my point of view, 846 was one of the worst earphone I ever exprianced in price range over $700..sub-bass to mid was wonderful but as soon as treble appears, I was so disappointed...
even with high boost filter, I could not able to hear any harmonics of instrumental over 10khz...it rolls of so fast that all of information over 10khz is just not there...extension on treble
was horrible.....other than that se846 was very pleasant to listen~
If you are metal head or some music that need wide & full range of frequency, try to avoid 846. but if you are more in to vocal, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, saxophone, piano ETC, se846 will serve you very well and will make your music much more alive.
ps. Audeze has similar types of sound as shure iem but the difference is the extension.
LCD-2&3 can play up to at least 16khz. It is not as vivid ad Sennhieser HD800 ot beyeerdynamic T1, but you can still hear those extension on highs.
Edited by skfktkwjs - 9/18/13 at 6:37pm