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    Shure SE846 Impressions Thread

    This thread has been consistently popular over the years for a reason. That reason simply is that the 846 is a very good IEM. There are no magical speakers out there. Don't fall for the hype of people coming on this thread to promote some other product. Like a stereo system you have to tinker...
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    Shure SE846 Impressions Thread

    A subwoofer speaker can measure very well for frequency response in a test environment. It might sound poorly in the wrong enclosure, with the wrong source/amplification, and room conditions. The 846 was marketed by Shure specifically for delivering subwoofer-like sound via a unique bandpass...
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    New JH Audio flagship! "Siren Series Roxanne"

    I don't know about that. The Roxanne has a bass dial and doesn't sound "the same" depending on the setting of the pot.
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    New JH Audio flagship! "Siren Series Roxanne"

    The Roxanne II still has a three way crossover network. The crossovers themselves are known as 4th order crossovers (using a different technology than your standard crossovers).
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    Shure 846 vs. JH Roxanne's

    Personally, I don't know how much I could learn about an IEM from an in store audition. I feel like I have a feel for an IEM after that third week of 10 hour per day sessions of going thru many scenarios with different sources, tips, and music. I have not heard the K10. I have no reason to...
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    Shure 846 vs. JH Roxanne's

    svk7, I owned the Roxanne II and I listened to it for more than 200 hours. You are right, if you connect the 846 and Roxanne to an iPod or some audiophile player and pressed play, the Roxanne has at least two times the separation. With Viper4Android the separation of both IEMs becomes larger...
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    Shure 846 vs. JH Roxanne's

    I have had both the 846 and the Roxanne II. I wish I knew of an IEM that truly superseded them. I would pay good money for better. I, however, am not interested in the flavor of the month. I would like something even warmer in the mids than the Roxanne with even better separation with deep...
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    Shure KSE1500 Review - Shure KSE1500 Sound Isolating Electrostatic Earphones

    I was speaking tongue-in-cheek but it's cool if you disagree. It's all relative to cheaper IEMs with a million or so page views. This is actually a popular thread even more so than the Layla impression thread. I think Spook is right about the lack of posts lately being due to no ability to...
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    Shure KSE1500 Review - Shure KSE1500 Sound Isolating Electrostatic Earphones

    Hey Spook. I didn't see this. I guess it is true that a thread about a $3000 IEM is not one of your more active threads. If it were really active, I would wonder why so many people have so much money, right?
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    Shure SE846 Impressions Thread

    Leave it in there for at least a couple of days and let us know if it helped.
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    Shure SE846 Impressions Thread

    Sometimes an imbalance in earpiece output is due to moisture. I store my 846 in a container with a moisture eliminator (the kind that sucks the moisture into the bottom of the canister). I buy them at the dollar store. Moisture elimination keeps the IEM sounding crisp as well. Edit to add: It...
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    Shure SE846 Impressions Thread

    Don't worry, this is nitpicky stuff. The Mojo sounded better with the 846 to me than the DX90 and maybe slightly better than the Sony ZX1. So, it's not a bad purchase. I just like it sweeter sounding with great tonality and the full range from sub-bass to highs. And yes, if you attach a 100...
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    Shure SE846 Impressions Thread

    What I meant about the Mojo is that it simply doesn't pair well with the 846. I haven't had any luck plugging the extremely efficient 846 with an amp. The Mojo is great with my headphones. It overdrives the 846. The sub-bass suffers the most (for me).
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    Shure KSE1500 Review - Shure KSE1500 Sound Isolating Electrostatic Earphones

    Spook, my friend, I think the poster meant a difference between Layla I and Layla II.
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    Shure SE846 Impressions Thread

    Yes, and a proper pairing for an IEM wouldn't necessarily just include the impedance level either (for me). My Mojo, for example, has a very low impedance, but the sound with the 846 seems stressed (over driven) with unnatural tonality.
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