By Andrew Williams
Reviewed: 9 Jan 2014
Shure SE846-CL Sound Isolating Earphones w/ Hi Def (Open Box) Authorized Dealer
Shure SE846 In-Ear only Headphones - Clear
NEW & SEALED - SHURE SE846 - IN-EAR EARPHONES - PROFESSIONAL ISOLATING EARBUDS
Shure SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones (Clear) - Brand New | SE-846
SHURE SE846 QUAD DRIVER SOUND ISOLATING EARPHONES SE846CL
They do look very nice. However, I do wonder why you would spend this amount of money on IEMs when you can get a very decent custom set (UE, JH Audio, ACS, 1964 etc) which are likely to have a much better fit?
@Tim Monger-Godfrey I have just received my pair of SE846 (my friend brought it to me from the US), thus, I am not able to provide any feedback about the performance.However, to answer your question, this is what I have to say, even though I have yet to purchase any custom IEMs :1. Unfortunately, not all places in this world have representative offices of the above mentioned CIEM brands.2. If you decide to sell any UIEM, it will be more convenient for both the buyer and the seller.
CheersSkyp.s. I was actually deciding between, the SE846 and JH Roxanne (custom); but, in my case, the process of getting the JH Roxanne (custom) was too troublesome.
Thanks for the great response. I agree, they are both problems. I bought a pair of 1964 customs, and they have been fantastic. However, when I've had a couple of issues, being US based does mean both a significant cost and time delay when they need any work doing. I think I would go for a UK based company again like ACS (a friend has just ordered them so I will be interested to see how they perform).
My non-custom experience has been with UE 5s and 10s, which were both excellent, but I always found the fitting not quite right - the move to custom has been an eye opener and I would have no problem spending the money again.
I found something that might interest you. I was going through the instruction manual/registration card/warranty card and etc. of the SE846 awesome packaging.
A company called Sensaphonics in the US, is offering custom-fit sleeves for SHURE IEMs, please refer link for further details: http://www.sensaphonics.com/sh...
I have checked the website, the SE846 is yet to be part of their offerings. But, from my understanding, you do not need to fully re-shell the UIEM, yet you get benefits of both the UIEMs and CIEMs worlds.
Hope it is helpful
p.s. the first time I listened a couple of my reference tracks, with the SE846, I was smiling with joy (no joking).
Wow...that's...a lot to spend on some headphones. I guess when money isn't an object
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