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Re: Headphone rating/recommendations sticky
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2015, 09:47:34 PM »
Quote from: Curlycat

I discovered this site, very informative with short concise info on cans.

http://ko.goldenears.net/board/GR_Headphones

You will have to translate to English - in Chrome it's right click and select translate page...


No need to translate the English Goldenears Site
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Re: Headphone rating/recommendations sticky
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2015, 09:49:24 PM »

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Re: Headphone rating/recommendations sticky
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2015, 10:26:45 PM »
BINGO !  :thumbs: Cool site hey?

Absolutely ... great measurements and concise assessments.
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Re: Headphone rating/recommendations sticky
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2015, 09:29:42 PM »
You guys know its in English as well? Never mind doesn't look like it's been updated in a while, still useful for older references.

http://en.goldenears.net/
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Re: Headphone rating/recommendations sticky
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2016, 04:16:08 PM »
Headphone [make/model]: Shure SE846 IEM's
Rating [pro/cons]: 7/10 - Pros: EVERYTHING!!!. Cons:Price, No inline controls/Mic cable included, expected better cable feel for the price
Sound type/for music type: All. Detailed representation, with ample power.
Competitor/rival: Westone W60
Price range: ~R.15,000.oo [amazon import]- R.17,700.oo [locally]
Where to buy locally: MercuryMusic.co.za

Construction:
Solid and light units, and since I opted for the Blue in colour version, aesthetically stunning.
The shape of units fits comfortably and securely into my ears; movement, specially with it's chunky stock cable won't case them to be dislodged.

The stock cable does feel a bit cheap tho... Very rubbery feel, and seems to tangle easily; not what I expected in an item of this price.  No inline controls or Mic cable bundled either.
I've ordered the Logitech UE 900 Communications Cable, as it seems to be getting some good reviews for the SE535 & SE846.

Sound:
Just amazing!!
If there is a draw-back, it would have to be the space is not that of open cans.
But the sound is great, that I cannot help feel that it supersedes my past IEM's and starts to sound like supra aural headphones.

The detail is ever present, but the bass is not sacrificed.
When listening to Chris Coco's version of Albatross when leaving work yesterday on the Gautrain, these IEM took an already magical song, and made me picture an Albatross in flight, in a starry-night, over a moon-light ocean,.. with it's wings moving to the bass beat.
With these IEM's when I listening to the smooth vocals of The Manhattans, the subtle guitar riffs are present and crisp, along with the bass and drums that define R&B.
They sound amazing when listening to Cream's White Room, Led Zepp's Custard Pie, Rage Against The Machine's Township Rebellion, Run the Jewels Close Your Eyes, .... everything.


I'm driving them on my HTC 10 phone, with Neutron Music Player.
Why stand on a silent platform?
Fight the war...

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Re: Headphone rating/recommendations sticky
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2017, 10:52:10 AM »
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You will have to translate to English - in Chrome it's right click and select translate page...

http://en.goldenears.net/

Or you can use the English site above ...

I love their rating scale ... creates a vivid image of the character of the cans without the use of flowery language.
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