- Dec 27, 2016
I just got my protalbe amp from onkyo last week Onkyo DAC-HA200
I got better bass with it than my iPhone 6 plus and richer sound but still not like my AV receiver from Onkyo HT-R593
When I connect my 846 to the AV receiver i got warmer sound and way better rich deep bass that i like the most ( it's like having a subwoofer inside my ears )
The real problem here is the mids are harsh and i can't listen to my music on higher volume because of the harshness on the mids in the vocals or some instrument
For example the song The Chainsmokers - Don't Let Me Down (Illenium Remix) in this song the vocals are so harsh especially on 0:35 when she said ( i need you, i need you...) omg so annoying and painful to my ears
I tried the black filter it reduces the harshness but its still there
If you will suggest EQ , am using apple music and their EQ sucks
My SE846 sounds amazing and the bass is the best bass and deepest one I've ever heard but i can't enjoy it because the harsh mids hurting my ears on higher volume.
It could be your set up. I plugged the SE846 into my amp and they lost the dynamics and didn't sound as good plugged straight into the phone. The overall sound in general just sounded better plugged straight into my MacBook or iPhone. I dont have a portable DAP besides my iPhone so its what I use. I am like blown away sometimes with the sound I hear directly out of a phone.