Aren't the multi-flange tips on the SE846 too bassy then? I've been interested in the 8Z as a way to gain some clarity and neutrality in comparison to the 846. Lately I've been finding the bass on the Shures a bit fatiguing.
I use the white filter, and cut the 3rd flange off. With just the 2 wider flanges, the isolation is the same, yet the highs clear up quite a lot. I also cut some off of the base of the ear tip. Good question. I personally haven’t found the se846 bass too much, even compared to the Etymotics. I am a bit of a basshead in general though. The “specialized” IEMs for bass/drums use DDs, and the bass is boosted MUCH more than the se846. I’m looking at the S8Z primarily for a very detailed IEM to listen to music with, and perhaps I can use it as a stage monitor, but stage use isn’t my main priority, since I’m content with the Shures for that purpose.