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Shure SE846 Impressions Thread

  1. The Jojo
    Thanks for your advice, folks! I just contacted Shure's German customer service, and the representative was very helpful and friendly. I'll send my beloved SE846 in and have the nozzle interface seal replaced.
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  2. moedawg140 Contributor
    Awesome, glad it all worked out for you! :ok_hand:
  3. Varekai
    If the star tips are anything like the yellows then I'll definitely give them a shot. I was going to do the spinfits as well but their online store is down and Amazon only has individual single sizes so I'll wait.
  4. ZappaMan
    I have the yellows another try tonight after reading this and I’m getting more bass then the spin fits- which is good for aphex twin enjoyment !

    Though they didn’t stay in place long and the bass went - so back to spin fits !
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018
  5. ZappaMan
    I’m considering custom sleeves to get a better sq.

    Is it worth paying more for sensaphonics sleeves? Or are a set that are made local and cheaper just as good?

    I talk to someone who sold these sleeves and he said they’re incredibly straightforward, from ear impression to mold. So paying more than the minimum for this kind of product would be a mistake.

    I’m just looking for some advice... one uses 3D printing, the other makes by hand too...

    Are the sensaphonics sleeves worth paying a premium for - my only criteria is sq - not how cool they look or anything.
  6. csglinux
    My advice would be to buy Sensaphonics' custom sleeves for the reason of comfort. (You can basically wear them indefinitely, because they put no pressure on your ear canals.)
    SQ is a bit of a gamble, because they change the sound a lot - and you may or may not like the change. Here's a rough idea, based on the changes from my own Sensaphonics sleeves:

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  7. ZappaMan
    Thank you - I’ll take a look.
  8. moedawg140 Contributor
    Also, (I know you’ve read it, @csglinux ), take a look at the SCS review here:

    Sensaphonics Custom Sleeves in Crystal Blue for the Shure SE846: http://www.head-fi.org/t/723306/rev...m-sleeves-in-crystal-blue-for-the-shure-se846
  9. cthomas
    Will Shure still fix them if they're bought from a supplier who's not official? My SE846 has the same problem.
  10. lesale08
    D74F335B-2B43-4F71-B619-FBE1ABC1632F.jpeg I find the xdp 300r to be a good match to 846s. Sabre chip brings energy to the upper frequency.
  11. The Jojo
    I think they will as long as you provide the original proof of purchase. The customer rep didn‘t even ask where I bought my pair, but he made sure I‘d send the receipt.

    If I were you I‘d just contact them. Granted I talked to their German CS, but I assume their service is stellar no matter where you are!
  12. cthomas
    I'm in Australia, couldn't find any CS here so I'll probably have to ship them to the US. Wondering how much they'll charge me for the seal replacement too. I'm guessing not cheap.
  13. FactoryStock
    This may be the placebo talking, but I'm suspecting that the store's demo unit sounds better than my own hardcopy. I'm not being so much 'moved' with mine. Wonder how tight the tolerance is between each individual unit.

    Oh well, gotta get back to the store when I'm free. Stupid nagging voice at the back of my head's starting to annoy me.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2018
  14. Stranger Than Fiction
    @FactoryStock: It could be that the store’s demo pair is more burnt in.
  15. Marvellous_DAP
    Did you compare it with the same filter (and whether the store's demo had modded the filter)?

    My old bronze set of the SE846 (sold) had filters with 1 foam while my new clear SE846 latest production batch has 2 foams in each filter - not sure if that has impact to the sound as well.


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