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Shure SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones

B&H # SHSE846CL Mfr # SE846-CL
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You Pay: $999.00
Product Highlights
  • Quad Microdrivers with Subwoofer
  • High Mass Acoustic Pathway
  • Customizable Frequency Reponse
  • 3-Way Distribution for Low, Mid, & High
  • Up to 37dB of Noise Isolation
  • 45" & 60" Kevlar-Reinforced Cables
  • Sweat Resistant Housing
  • Carrying Case, 1/4", & Airline Adapter

The SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones from Shure feature quad-balanced armature drivers and swappable Sound Signature Nozzles that allow you to customize the frequency response of the headphones between balanced, warm, and bright. The earphones have a 3-way system that provides dedicated distribution for low, mid, and high frequencies.

The earphones themselves have an ergonomic design with an angled nozzle to fit in your ears. The detachable cable design allows you to swap between two included Kevlar-reinforced cable lengths of 45" and 60". Shure includes 3 pair of foam sleeves, 3 pair of soft flex sleeves, one pair of yellow foam sleeves, and one pair of triple flange sleeves to provide you with the most comfortable fit. Their sound-isolating design is capable of blocking up to 37dB of ambient noise.

Included Accessories
Shure includes 45" and 60" Kevlar-reinforced cables, balance, warm, and bright Sound Signature nozzles, 8 pairs of ear sleeves, a volume controller, a soft carrying case, an airline adapter, a 1/4" adapter, a cable clip, a nozzle removal key, and a polishing cloth
Quad High-Definition MicroDrivers with True Subwoofer
For extended high-end clarity and unparalleled low-end performance
  • Four custom-engineered, balanced armature drivers tailored to blend precisely with each other
  • Three-way system configuration for dedicated low-, mid- and high-frequency distribution
Low End Response
Low-pass filter enables low-end roll-off at 3 dB at 90 Hz (10dB at 250Hz)
  • Ten precision-welded, stainless steel plates form 4 inches of high acoustic mass pathway, naturally enabling low-frequency roll-off to begin at about 75Hz without distortion or artifacts
  • Provides previously unattainable deep low-end performance of a True Subwoofer without sacrificing clarity or detail
Customizable Frequency Response
Adjustable sound signatures via changeable nozzle inserts and removable, metal nozzle: balanced, warm and bright options included
Sound Isolating Design
Comfortable, sound-isolating sleeves block up to 37 dB of ambient noise. Sound isolation technology prevents outside noise from interfering with audio, whether on-stage or on the go
Personalization and Comfort
  • Ergonomic, Flexible Design
  • Lightweight, low-profile shape with optimized nozzle angle is designed to rest comfortably in the ear
  • Over-the-ear configuration keeps cables out of the way
  • Two included cable lengths (45" and 60") for flexible wearing options
Detachable Cable with Wire Form Fit
  • Durable Kevlar-reinforced cable allows easy replacement or customization
  • Formable wire ensures secure placement, and over-the-ear configuration keeps cables out of the way
  • MMCX Connector has a lock-snap mechanism allowing 360-degree rotation for comfortable fit
Durable Design
  • Removable cable and nozzle components ensure a long product life by providing easy and efficient cleaning and part replacement
  • Rugged, ergonomic housing with sweat-resistant construction is built to withstand the extremes of on-stage or everyday wear
  • Crystal-clear housing allows a view of the precision-engineered, laser-etched components of the interior
Driver 4x Balanced armature drivers
Sensitivity 114 dB SPL/mW @ 1 kHz
Impedance 9 Ω @ 1 kHz
Frequency Range 15 Hz to 20 kHz
Input Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) gold-plated
Low-Pass Filter ~3 dB @ 90 Hz
~10 dB @ 250 Hz
Low Frequency roll-off @ 75 Hz (approximate)
Noise Isolation Up to 37 dB
Shure SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones
  • 45" Kevlar Headphone Cable
  • 60" Kevlar Headphone Cable
  • 3 x Pairs of Foam Sleeves
  • 3 x Pairs of Soft Flex Sleeves
  • Pair of Yellow Foam Sleeves
  • Pair of Triple Flange Sleeves
  • Volume Control
  • Square Carrying Case
  • Airline Adapter
  • 1/8" to 1/4" Adapter
  • Nozzle Removal Key
  • Balanced Nozzle Insert
  • Warm Nozzle Insert
  • Bright Nozzle Insert
  • Cable Clip
  • Polishing Cloth
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    ShureSE846 Sound Isolating Earphones
     
    5.0

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good bass (8)
    • Great sound (8)
    • Comfortable (6)
    • Stylish (6)
    • Compact (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music (8)
      • Portable devices (8)
      • Travel (8)
      • Relaxing (7)
      • With my computer (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Audiophile (6), Gear head (5), Traveler (3)
        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to ipod (3), Travel (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      5.0

      Great product, great service

      By Nevin

      from Atlanta

      About Me Gear Head

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portable Devices

        Comments about Shure SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones:

        B&H always so fast to deliver the good product.

        • Primary Use:
        • Traveling
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Amazing Sound

        By Gani

        from Glendale, CA

        About Me Frequent Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Bass
        • Great Sound
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Music
          • Relaxing
          • Traveling

          Comments about Shure SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones:

          I frequently use them while I am traveling. What can I say, it's been one of the best earbuds I've owned. You can visibly see an impressive engineering inside these transparent earbuds.
          There is nothing bad about this product. It's pricey but at the same time it is really hard to find a combination of Top-class performance and True portability.
          I love them.
          Cheers

          • Primary Use:
          • Traveling
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Phenomenal product

          By New to great earbuds

          from Minneapolis, MN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Good Bass
          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • Portable Devices
            • Relaxing
            • Traveling
            • With My Computer
            • Working
            • Working Out

            Comments about Shure SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones:

            Incredible sound!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Shure SE846 Earphones

            By Phil

            from Totowa, New Jersey

            About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Bass
            • Great Sound
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Music
              • Portable Devices
              • Traveling

              Comments about Shure SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones:

              Currently I have a variety of Isolating Earphones from a pair of Etymotics ER-4 to the Shure SE530, SE 535 as well as the Westone ES5 custom moulded earphones, but after reading about the engineering of the Shure SE846 I was hooked on trying them out. I was a little disapointed that the upgrade from the SE530 to the SE535 was not as dramatic as I had hoped for, but the SE846 is in a league of it's own! After burning in the earphone and cable for at least 40 hours before trying them out I was blown away by the bass! Way better than all my other earphones and certainly on a par, if not better, than the Westone ES5. I had the pleasure of listening to them on a flight to and from Denver CO, so a good 4-5 hours at a stretch, and I didn't tire of the sound one little bit. My music tastes vary from Opera to Rock to Jazz to Folk music - pretty much every genre. The clarity of the SE846 is incredible, guitars are crystal clear, voices unmuddied, sepearion of the channels excellent and power more than my ears will safely withstand. By the way these earphones have replaceable nozzles that will adjust the frequency response more to your liking. I only tried the default level and was blown away with the results. They are made of metal so no more risk of breaking the nozzle when repalcing ear buds! Anybody else had this problem?

              The quality of the units is so way and above the SE530/535, they are a marvel to look at with their crystal clear smooth edged case, filled to the brim with the all the electronics.

              Fitting was much more comfortable to my ears than the SE530/535 which are a little small and fiddly to get in the right position.

              Two words of advice to get the best from these earphones! Firstly make sure you take the time to select the right earbud. I have found this critical to the performance of all my in-ear earphones, but even more so with the SE846's. Too loose and the bass level dies! Too loose and the noise cancellation is poor. I actually use the Westone foam earbuds - about 12mm long and 10mm wide. They compress and mould easily to the ear canal and the sound isolation is brilliant. Almost as good as my Custom In-Ear Westone ES5 (which are reference standard for noise isolation). Secondly I found this with my SE535, the earphone cable supplied (same as SE846 cable), has a very stiff over ear wire/plastic sheath. this prevented me getting optimum depth in the ear canal and thefore optimum sound isolation. with the SE846 this has a direct impact on the bass level too! I removed the plastic sheath and wire and the fit is now much more comfortable and reproduceable. Another big advantage to the sE846 is that it comes with two cable lengths the traditional 64" which is way too long if yuo use them when running as I do, or even sitting in the airplane. the shorter cable is 46", same quality and fittings!

              All in all, I can highly recommend the Shure SE846 for anybody that really wants more defined base with the mid-range that Shure's are known for in a great looking earphone. The down side is that they are very expensive but if you enjoy music, wnat more bass and have the finacial means - then go for it - you won't be disapointed.

              • Primary Use:
              • Listening to iPod
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              SE846 are the best IEM's!!!

              By spdgtkt

              from Upper Marlboro, MD

              About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Good Bass
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • Portable Devices
                • Relaxing
                • Traveling
                • With My Computer
                • Working
                • Working Out

                Comments about Shure SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones:

                The Shure SE846 are the best IEM's---period!!! I can now happily retire my SE530's!!! What a stunning upgrade!!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing.

                By jtcsound710

                from California

                About Me Audiophile, College Student, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Good Bass
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                • Music
                • Portable Devices
                • Relaxing
                • Traveling
                • With My Computer
                • Working

                Comments about Shure SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones:

                I bought these because I was simply tired of using headphones when I was on a plane or mixing in the field. Bottom line is that I am glad I did! One of the best features of the 846s are the extended low end, as well as going all of the way up to 20kHz. Not only do I get great isolation in the field, but I also have a good idea of how much bottom end I can roll off. Plus, the tuneable high end response makes these perfect no matter who the user is and what application you are using them for. The best and most important feture of the 846s is the simple fact that they protect my ears from loud/harsh environments and I can listen on them for hours without wearing out my ears!

                • Primary Use:
                • Traveling
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Pricey earbuds sound great

                By topsider

                from New York, NY

                About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Music
                  • Portable Devices
                  • Relaxing
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Shure SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones:

                  These are the best sounding earbuds i've ever had. The price is ridiculous but for an audiophile or a musician these are caviar.

                  • Primary Use:
                  • Listening to iPod
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Sonic Joy

                  By UpComing

                  from Seattle

                  About Me Audiophile

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clarity
                  • Good Bass
                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Music
                    • Portable Devices
                    • Relaxing
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Shure SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones:

                    I enjoyed the 500 series for years until mine was tragically broken in an industrial accident. I read that Shure was coming out with the new IEM so I waited a few months until it bacame available. It was absolutely worth the wait. The SE846's expose more sonic information than I've yet heard through all the spectrum, expecially at the low end. They are detailed yet smooth. I have listened all day and not been the least bit fatigued by the sound.

                    I had custom ear molds for the SE530. I've ordred custom molds for the 846s but they have not arrived yet. That does make a big difference in comfort for long periods of use and for sound isolation.

                    Obviously price is a challenge but I find they are well worth it. Good recordings through a high quality, low noise player are a joy to listen to.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Shure 846

                    By asnyc75

                    from New York

                    About Me Audiophile

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Bass
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Sound
                    • Lightweight
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Audio
                      • Music
                      • Portable Devices
                      • Relaxing
                      • Traveling
                      • With My Computer
                      • Working
                      • Working Out

                      Comments about Shure SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones:

                      Best earphones ever. Perfect subwoofer experience! Worth the price

                      • Primary Use:
                      • Listening to iPod
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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