i second Andromeda. Its like taking the best of the se846 and ie800 and then turning it up another notch. I never compared the se846 and andro directly, but owned se846 extensively previous to the andro. while listening to the andro I was always reminded of the se846, I think they both have a "muscly" sound due to lower mids and their attack/impact. but then you get the soundstage and airiness of the ie800 without losing the solid feel the Andros have and ie800 can lack sometimes.