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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

hello guys

 

I bought the shure se846 and its a great iem and it has nice bass, but sometimes I feel when lsitenning that the mids and highs can sometimes be bright and I need to lower the volume, I tried the shure on 2 setups ( used both black and blue filters )

 

1- chord hugo connected to my ipod

 

2- on the fiio x 5 alone

 

in both I found that still the mids and highs are in some instances more bright and a little sharp to my liking.

 

So I have a big question, especially that everyone was raving about the smoothness of the shure 846 and that it might stand against full overhead headphones in sq,  does this mean that all iems cant get warmer than this, as that is a limit on shure side and iems in general

 

To be honest I started to doubt that ever will iems sound as good as over the ear, like my goal was to buy an iem that is at least as warm and dark as the Mad dogs or even better the audeze lcd2, but I guess that is too much wishful thinking that an iem can be as good as those

 

The one iem that I am eager to try is the Cardas iem as many said its toooo warm, and maybe that will be more to my linking as sometimes too much details in highs can be unfavorable to me.

 

please don't taker my points above that I mean that I don't like the shure 846, on the opposite its a great iem, and I love it very much so don't misinterpret me and I definitely think shure made a great job with them as those are the best iems I heard, compared to senheisser ie 8, ie80 or some others.


Edited by hykhleif - 6/30/14 at 5:22am
post #2 of 17

Have you tried the warmer (black) filter? The SE846 comes with the neutral (blue) filter installed 

post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 

yes i did as i mentioned it in my post also tried every ear tips and sizes. 

 

Again guys plz know that its very difficult to impress me, so I always look for imperfections 

 

I am sure 99% of people will  find the shure to be amazing and I myself find it amazing so for me to say its amazing it literally means its amazing iem

 

Now what I am trying to say I need a little warmer darker sounding iem as a change and include in my gadgets, so I am just looking for a full dark warrmmmmmm iem with great bass as the shure


Edited by hykhleif - 6/30/14 at 5:02am
post #4 of 17

Sorry can't understand how I missed that... :o

post #5 of 17

@hykhleif,

I understand you tried all tips but you definitely have a seal issue or a faulty pair if you think those are too bright. Most complaints are about the treble being not extended enough or/and  too  recessed.

post #6 of 17

Sound quality doesn't equal how warm the headphone / earphone is.  There are definitely warmer IEM's than the Shure SE846. However I won't recommend them since they are some budget IEM's I have which won't please you either.

 

I hear the Sennheiser IE800 has a very warm signature, but I won't comment on it since I don't own these myself. 

post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 

i am having no seal issue as i hear bass, i think my problem is in that i am asking for something that might not exist, which is an iem that has the same sound signature as audeze lcd2 or mad dogs pro

 

but this in no means makes the shure se846 bad, on the contrary i am amazed by it so much and its a keeper and way will i sell it

 

its just i like to add another warmer iem to my collection


Edited by hykhleif - 6/30/14 at 7:51am
post #8 of 17

The original Earsonic S-EM6 might be what he needs. The IE800 's treble might be too pronounced for the OP.

post #9 of 17
AKG K3003 are warm rich sounding with large soundstage and highly detailed but less bright in mids , highs and more on smooth sounding side. If you like realy warm sounding like LCD 02 then Klipsch image X10 and GR07 are great. RE272 are also very smooth little warm sounding earphones with big soundstage.
post #10 of 17

The X10 is a good recommendation but I have doubt about the GR07, which is a superb iem, shame about the spiky treble though.

post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 

i tried the shure with fiio x5, and then fiio x5 amped by ifi I can nano

 

then with chord hugo thourgh iPod and android and to be honest i find the shure 846 sharp and shouty

 

i tried black filter and different tips, i hear the bass but its the mids and highs that are really not to my liking

 

if anyone has an iem that is close to price range of shure 846 or cheaper by 100 or 200 USD and would like to trade it send me a message, I look for really warm nice bass punch and warm mids and highs, the shure to me is bright, i need darker iems close to the sound signature of mad dogs pro

 

I only used the shure for 5 days


Edited by hykhleif - 7/2/14 at 2:11pm
post #12 of 17

This one is much, much cheaper than the 846s, but might be of interest. The Signature Acoustics C-12 is a budget option, but really, really smooth. I compared it to the HD650s and LCD-2s in my review (for warmth, not overall performance). It's not in flagship territory like the 846s, but it's very good for the price tag. Here's my review: http://passionforsound.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/signature-acoustics-c-12-iems/

 

All that said, I own the LCD-2s and use them with a warm tube amp (it's my lush setup) and the SE846s with black filters are way darker so I think something is going wrong somewhere if you're finding the sound too bright or shouty with 846s running black filters. 

post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post
 

hello guys

 

I bought the shure se846 and its a great iem and it has nice bass, but sometimes I feel when lsitenning that the mids and highs can sometimes be bright and I need to lower the volume, I tried the shure on 2 setups ( used both black and blue filters )

 

1- chord hugo connected to my ipod

 

2- on the fiio x 5 alone

 

in both I found that still the mids and highs are in some instances more bright and a little sharp to my liking.

 

So I have a big question, especially that everyone was raving about the smoothness of the shure 846 and that it might stand against full overhead headphones in sq,  does this mean that all iems cant get warmer than this, as that is a limit on shure side and iems in general

 

To be honest I started to doubt that ever will iems sound as good as over the ear, like my goal was to buy an iem that is at least as warm and dark as the Mad dogs or even better the audeze lcd2, but I guess that is too much wishful thinking that an iem can be as good as those

 

The one iem that I am eager to try is the Cardas iem as many said its toooo warm, and maybe that will be more to my linking as sometimes too much details in highs can be unfavorable to me.

 

please don't taker my points above that I mean that I don't like the shure 846, on the opposite its a great iem, and I love it very much so don't misinterpret me and I definitely think shure made a great job with them as those are the best iems I heard, compared to senheisser ie 8, ie80 or some others.

Simple explanation.   The SE846 is not for you.  I felt the same way but not to such a large degree.  

Try W60.  It is SOOO much smoother.

 

I am dumbfounded how so many find SE846 as "smooth" or "lush".  I don;'t get it .  Next to the Westone they are harsh and tough on the ears....certainly at higher volumes.

post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post
 

Simple explanation.   The SE846 is not for you.  I felt the same way but not to such a large degree.  

Try W60.  It is SOOO much smoother.

 

I am dumbfounded how so many find SE846 as "smooth" or "lush".  I don;'t get it .  Next to the Westone they are harsh and tough on the ears....certainly at higher volumes.

Same here if you mean treble is pronouced.  I thought it was kinda rough.  Pretty much all vocal sounded like somebody was speaking on the mic.  I perceive it like HeadRoom's graph. Not sure what kind of FR causes that exactly, but peak at the tinny region and drop around it is probably causing that sound.

 

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Edited by SilverEars - 7/11/14 at 6:10pm
post #15 of 17

Warm with bass?

Checkout Aurisonics ASG-2.5

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