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post #46 of 132
I still refuse to categorize the 1Plus2 as bright.

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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

I think that perception of darkness may vary depending the source, and on your ears. I owned the SD3 and they were dark but clearly not THAT much. They worked really well on the AK100 modded but the bass bleeded into the mids a bit much for my taste. The Fitear 335 I find significantly darker for instance. As for the S-EM6 that I had for a month, they are slightly on the darker side, due to their "non sparklmy" trebble, but once again not that much, less then the SD3 and much less than the 335. And I do have bright iems such as NT6 or 1Plus2 to compare. But once again perceptions may vary, and mine is just what it is...
post #47 of 132
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

I still refuse to categorize the 1Plus2 as bright.

 

Perhaps bright as in 'not dark'. ;) 

post #48 of 132
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

I still refuse to categorize the 1Plus2 as bright.

i would refer to it as thin and slightly cold sounding

post #49 of 132
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

I think that perception of darkness may vary depending the source, and on your ears. I owned the SD3 and they were dark but clearly not THAT much. They worked really well on the AK100 modded but the bass bleeded into the mids a bit much for my taste. The Fitear 335 I find significantly darker for instance. As for the S-EM6 that I had for a month, they are slightly on the darker side, due to their "non sparklmy" trebble, but once again not that much, less then the SD3 and much less than the 335. And I do have bright iems such as NT6 or 1Plus2 to compare. But once again perceptions may vary, and mine is just what it is...

I feel the same about S-EM6. They are indeed warm and need good EQ mainly to add more treble but when properly adjusted they are very musical with big soundstage, deep bass and lush mids although lacking some detail compared to brighter IEMS
post #50 of 132
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

I still refuse to categorize the 1Plus2 as bright.
I admire you courage to face adversity, to stand up as one man against many, because you feel it is just.
post #51 of 132
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

True. All I offer is an opinion.
And a very interesting opinion it is.
post #52 of 132
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post
 

As for the S-EM6 that I had for a month, they are slightly on the darker side, due to their "non sparklmy" treble...

 

Just read this sentence again. For me, the S-EM6's darkness comes not just from a lack of "sparkly treble" like you say, but from the sheer congestion in the bass and lower mids, as well as receeded upper mids. Again, I'll quote another set of impressions:

 

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took me days to say that the mids is fuller, and sweeter than my TG334 !

 

I will give a notch to TG334 for clarity, airyness, accuracy (though both for me is not that accurate TBH), sound-image, details/transparency and layering, BUT pls note, SEM6 is no slouch either - is better than average for sure...it's just that personally i found that my TG334 is better in this regards.

 

 

The MIDS, both has a very special MIDS. The SEM6 is a bit different. The sound is unique i would say. It's more mid centric. more dominant than TG334 and more fuller bodied too, a bit more forward in presenting. At first, seems like muffled, but soon when i already got use to it, i realized behind its dark-ish, lush, mellow, and creamy MIDS, it lies the detail and transparency blended in a romantic color, ready to be poisoned to our ears.

 

 

 

Also, remember that I'm doing this in A/B fashion. The brain can adjust to signatures after a while, and that is responsible for the way we individually hear things.

post #53 of 132
Scooped upper mid seems to be Earsonics house sound. They also tend to scoop a good bit more than the typical Westone house sound in my experience. While I haven't heard this particular ES iem, the scooped upper mid on those I've heard definitely lend to a creamier/lusher/bassier signature and combine that with their typical fatigue free treble, they can sound quite dark in comparison to others. Seems the SEM6 follows a similar formula from ekes comparisons.
post #54 of 132
I am carrying S-EM6 and SE846 with blanced nozzle filter all the time for daily use.
Trust that generally 846 is regarded as one of the very standard IEM nowadays.

That being said, S-EM6 is only just slightly darker than 846 to my ears.

May be I will be shocked to hear how bright the Noble Audio 6 is if I ever have a chance to test them...

I also have K3003 and do feel that they are too bright to use long hours although the sound itself is pleasing.

So, this is what we call preference.
Edited by tyojpn - 1/15/14 at 5:21am
post #55 of 132
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

Scooped upper mid seems to be Earsonics house sound. They also tend to scoop a good bit more than the typical Westone house sound in my experience. While I haven't heard this particular ES iem, the scooped upper mid on those I've heard definitely lend to a creamier/lusher/bassier signature and combine that with their typical fatigue free treble, they can sound quite dark in comparison to others. Seems the SEM6 follows a similar formula from ekes comparisons.

You are guessing it perfectly right.
Visit S-EM6 thread if you have interest.
post #56 of 132
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I wouldn't exactly call the 846 standard.

post #57 of 132
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I wouldn't exactly call the 846 standard.

It is bassy and on the warm side, but maybe what he means it that this type of side appeals more easily to consumers than ER4S sound?
post #58 of 132
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

It is bassy and on the warm side, but maybe what he means it that this type of side appeals more easily to consumers than ER4S sound?

The ER4S doesn't exactly appeal to me either.

The main issue I have with the S-em6 is just how thick it is down low. It's like trudging through a swamp compared to the n6 and g2.
post #59 of 132
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The ER4S doesn't exactly appeal to me either.

The main issue I have with the S-em6 is just how thick it is down low. It's like trudging through a swamp compared to the n6 and g2.
Not the way I felt. What I did not like is that it was so smooth all around that it was just boring.
post #60 of 132
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


It is bassy and on the warm side, but maybe what he means it that this type of side appeals more easily to consumers than ER4S sound?

 

Sorry but pls don't take it too serious when I say standard IEM.

 

I know everyone has his or her standard IEM and those are most of the times different.

 

At least, SE846 is not so often called remarkablly dark as far as I can check on internet.

 

S-EM6 is not so much darker in comparison to SE846 (to my ears) so I just wondered.

 

 

I am suspecting that I like SE846 or S-EM6 but for people who love ER4S they may be sounding too thick, bassy, and also dark.

 

That again is just matter of preference.

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