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Shure SE846

alaTest has collected and analyzed 255 reviews of Shure SE846. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the usability and comfort. The bass quality and price also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the size. Many are less positive about the portability.

sound, price, bass quality, comfort, usability

portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Shure SE846 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Shure SE846

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 user reviews of Shure SE846 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the usability and comfort are generally positive. The bass quality and price are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability. There are some less positive comments about the portability.

sound, price, bass quality, comfort, usability

portability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Shure SE846-CL Sound Isolating Earphones with Quad High Definition MicroDrivers and True SubwooferShure SE846-CL Sound Isolating Earphones with Quad High Definition MicroDrivers and True Subwoofer

Nov, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Shure SE846

 

There are few in-canal earphones available that offer the stellar sonic experience of the high-end Shure SE846.

Stellar sound quality. Includes two detachable cables. Tons of accessories, including hard shell case, multitude of eartip options, inline volume adapter. Includes ear nozzle pieces to adjust sound signature to personal tastes.

Extremely expensive for a non-custom molded pair. No inline remote or phone controls for mobile devices.

On Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild," the sub-bass synth hits that punctuate the drum loop are delivered with the full fury of their lowest frequencies, but not in a manner that overtakes the rest of the mix. The most powerful sound here...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Shure SE846

 

Hands-on at CES 2014: £950 earphones with fearsome bass

Bass rarely gets better than this. If you have the cash to spend and want audiophile earphones that can pump out the low end, you need to hear the Shure SE846.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Shure SE846

 

Put performance first, and the SE846s are superb. The trouble is finding sources good enough to do them justice

Stunning detail ; Tonally balanced ; Strong dynamics ; Great comfort ; Secure and solid

Look little different from some of Shure’s cheaper in-ears ; Lacks the aura of luxury

A grand is a lot of money for any headphones, but given an appropriately talented system we think the SE846s are good enough to justify that kind of outlay.

Expert review by: Nate Lanxon (wired.co.uk)

Shure SE846 headphones review

 

Shure's range of earphones has expanded greatly overthe last eight years, with the SE line covering price points from£50 to well over £300. Until now the flagship was the £389 SE535,which replaced the SE530s that launched in 2007. Thatchanged this year...

Tremendous sound quality, exceptional detail and balance, sturdydesign, customisable sound signature using nozzle filters

Expensive choice, unlikely to suit very small ears

Recommending a pair of headphones that cost close to £1,000 isdifficult, because the law of diminishing returns is ever present.This pair being truly stunning examples of what can be done withaudio engineering in 2014 does not make the next-best pair...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: MusicListener (head-fi.org)

Excellent sounding earphone

 

This is my review from "sounds guy" on Amazon! Comfort- The sennheisers stay in my ears pretty well. The shures are a little too big and the cable is really stiff and annoying. +1 for the sennheisers. Design- The shures look better hands down, they...

Great sound, good fit, laser sound stage, great bass, mature sounding

large housing, expensive, upper treble lacking?

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: eightbitpotion (head-fi.org)

After tweaking, these are the best things I've ever heard...

 

This is a very long overdo review. I've owned these for about 15 months, give or take, and use these about 8-12 hours a day. I've toyed with the various filters, and have tweaked them a bit, but in the end, after tweaking, these are absolutely the best...

Fantastically clean bass, wonderful soundstage, ultra dynamic

Stupid expensive, cable is iffy, requires mods

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Abdulla Hashem (head-fi.org)

Cannot be described

 

This is the most amazing headphone ever, I came from background of shure 535, westone w60 and beyren dynamic T6. but this small thing blow everything you ever heard. the sound begins to be alive, has its definition, started to hear all my music again,...

Everything

size is relatively big

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Mitchell4500 (head-fi.org)

Tune your Brain EQ to flat [---]

 

Brace yourself... Pardon any grammatical errors please as this is one of my longer reviews. Some Background: I'm currently 18 years old which as little as that matters to me seems to be interesting to many people in this community. I've always liked...

The sound, the build quality, the bass, the soundstage

cable wire

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: GeorgyPorgy (head-fi.org)

Awesome

 

These are easily the best earphones I've ever had or tried and i have the next two levels down of Shure earphones as well. The sound is like you are right there and with a tight fit earplug it eliminates all ambient sound. Bass is incredible as is...

Sound isolation, Good fit, Bass, Clarity

Price

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: HenkHill (head-fi.org)

Love the Shure SE846!

 

I tried many different IEMs before deciding on these and could not be happier. One of the things of this earphone that immediately stood out along with the full bodied bass was the beautiful cymbal decay. The ability to distinguish and set the...

Bass, Sound quality, Comfort

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Transparent

Ergonomics

Detachable cable: Yes

Headphones

Brand compatibility:Universal
Ear coupling:Intraaural
Headphone frequency:15 - 20000
Headphone sensitivity:114
Impedance:9
Noise-canceling: Yes
Wearing style:In-ear

Packaging Data

Airplane plug: Yes
Carrying case: Yes
Extension cable: Yes
Extra earbuds: Yes

Ports & interfaces

1/8" connector:Y
Cable Length:45.7
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:3.5 mm (1/8")
Extension cable length:63.8
Wireless technologies:Wired