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Shure SE846

Shure SE846
alaScore 88

260 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 260 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. Reviews about the usability and comfort are generally positive. The bass quality and price also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the size, and many are less positive about the portability.

sound, price, bass quality, comfort, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Shure SE846 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 user reviews of Shure SE846 from 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 People are impressed by the usability and comfort. The bass quality and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the portability, while there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

sound, price, bass quality, comfort, usability


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

Jan, 2021

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

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

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (

Shure SE846 In-Ear Headphone


The SE846 combines state-of-the-art engineering with great musicality.

Four balanced armature drivers; Customizable frequency response; User-replaceable cables

Not as good at isolating outside noise as custom in-ears

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

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

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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 (

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

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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

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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

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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,...


size is relatively big

Mar, 2016

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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

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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


Nov, 2014

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