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Shure SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones

Shure SE846 earbuds are an audiophile's dream: tough build quality, incredible noise isolation, and detailed highs and deep lows from the quad micro-drivers. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Shure refers to their SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones as their "flagship earphone." These top-of-the-line Shure earbuds reflect extraordinary research and development, and the listening experience they deliver truly is in a world all its own.

Revolutionary 3-Way Design

The SE846 earbuds work by using four balanced armature drivers in a three-way configuration. Quad-driver earphones have been utilized by Shure before, but the SE846 is the first model to use a three-way configuration. That means that the lows, middle, and high frequencies are independently driven and situated in their own place within the sound field the ear receives.

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Special Love for the Low End

A big part of the SE846s' unique appeal comes from their True Subwoofer style design, utilizing a totally proprietary high-pass filter to precisely shape the low-end frequencies with unprecedented resolution. The discrete design of the low-end driver in these earphones means that the low frequencies can be independently powered, just like the subwoofer in a full-range system. The high-pass filter, meanwhile, cross-calibrates for a perfect bass response, without interfering with the other drivers rendering their own frequency ranges.

Removable, Replaceable Nozzles

The SE846 earphones also feature removable nozzles. This allow the nozzle piece to be cleaned or replaced if it becomes dirty or worn out. However, this also opens the possibility of a more variable acoustic experience as well. To this end, Shure gives you three different nozzle inserts (Balanced, Warm, and Bright) that you can use or change out according to your preference. The Bright insert shapes the peaks in the presence range about 2.5 dB higher than the balanced insert. The Warm insert works the peaks down about 2.5 dB from the Balanced response. The Balanced nozzle is said to sound best with contemporary pop music or other more complex studio-recorded music. The bright insert is great for more raw recordings of acoustic instruments, for classical music, and for other listening situations in which live mic'd instruments communicate a high level of detail. A special tool is included for you to change out the nozzle and experiment.

Deceptively Durable

You might consider the price tag on these earphones a rather large investment to make for a pair of seemingly delicate earbud headphones. But the truth is, Shure SE846s are built to last forever. They are thoughtfully designed with detachable cables, to protect the most delicate componentry. The Shure SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones were actually developed out of professional-grade in-ear monitors that Shure pioneered over more than 20 years. Given that they were designed to survive the rigors of the stage, the SE846 are more than qualified to serve as sturdy audiophile-grade earbuds.

Included Accessories:


- 3 Pair Foam Sleeves (S,M,L)
- 3 Pair Soft Flex Sleeves (S,M,L)
- 1 Pair Yellow Foam Sleeves
- 1 Pair Triple Flange Sleeves
- Premium Square Carrying Case
- 1/4" Adapter (6.3 mm)
- Volume Control
- Airline Adapter
- 45" Detachable Cable
- Nozzle Removal Key
- Nozzle Inserts (2 pairs)
- Cable Clip
- Polishing Cloth

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- Speaker Type: Quad High
- Definition MicroDrivers with True Subwoofer
- Sensitivity (1kHz): 114 dB SPL/mW
- Noise Attenuation: Up to 37 dB
- Frequency Range: 15 Hz-20 kHz
- Input Connector: Gold-plated 3.5 mm (1/8")
- Cable: 45" and 60" detachable Cable with wireform fit
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 3 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-25-SHURE

Product Description

Featuring Quad High-Definition MicroDrivers with True Subwoofer, Shure SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones deliver extended high-end clarity and unparalleled low-end performance. A patent-pending design includes a groundbreaking low-pass filter that enables deep low-end performance of a True Subwoofer without sacrificing clarity or detail. Customizable frequency response, detachable cable and a wide variety of accessories ensure an unequalled, perfectly tailored listening experience.

Included Accessories:

- 3 Pair Foam Sleeves (S,M,L)
- 3 Pair Soft Flex Sleeves (S,M,L)
- 1 Pair Yellow Foam Sleeves
- 1 Pair Triple Flange Sleeves
- Premium Square Carrying Case
- 1/4" Adapter (6.3 mm)
- Volume Control
- Airline Adapter
- 45" Detachable Cable
- Nozzle Removal Key
- Nozzle Inserts (2 pairs)
- Cable Clip
- Polishing Cloth
Customer Reviews
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Overall: First of all, zZounds is top-notch in the industry with their service and prices. High five zZounds. Now for the product. I purchased the SE846's about a month ago and absolutely love them. I purchased them primarily for listening to music, though I am a professional musician and have use for them on the stage. I listen to a wide range of different genres of music and these earphones handle all of it with amazing precision and ease (by ease, I mean it has the headroom to handle any sound and volume without any distortion of any frequencies). When you have drivers that are dedicated to their own range of frequencies, the result is a balanced, full sound with incredible evenness and true replication of audio captured in front of the mic during the recording. When I plugged the earphones into my iPhone 5, I was blown away. What a difference compared to other earphones I had been listening to. Even though it sounded amazing, there still was something missing. I knew I wasn't getting the full potential of what these headphones had to offer. I felt like I could have spent half of what I did and gotten the same sound out of my phone. I knew that the amplifier and digital analogue converter in the iPhone was OK, but I needed something else to make the music come alive. Enter the Beyerdynamic a200p. After much research I found this amazing device. For $300, the amplifier and the DAC was AMAZING. It brought the music to life. It's warm, brought out the midrange and bass. It was like night and day compared to plugging directly into the iPhone. Just for fun, I checked out the bitrate that Apple provides in their music. On iTunes, most of their audio is offered at 256 Kbps which is high quality. All of the music in my library was 256 Kbps. I also listen to Pandora and realized that they were streaming their premium subscription at 192 Kbps. I knew I could get even better. Spotify streams 320 Kbps and so I subscribed to their service. Aaaand WOW. I cannot believe the sound I am getting out of these earphones. I don't know what to say to convince anyone on paper that this combination is breathtaking. You need to listen to the setup to "get it". They are so amazing that when all the stars of the audio world are aligned, the result is the best sound I've ever had in my ears. Ever. The moral of the story is....don't buy audiophile grade headphones (at audiophile grade prices) and plug them into inferior equipment. You'll be wasting your money. If you're going to spend the money...do the upgrades and make it right.
Style of Music: Folk, traditional, electronic, rock, pop.
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Overall: Lets start with bass. At times it seems if i can actually feel the bass in my feet and see the waves with my minds eye. It brought a new life to every song i threw at it, from rock to rap, from Jazz to Movie Scores. I can't explain how magnificent it sounds because its so unreal, its like having a hi end stereo system with you at all times. The Highs and Mids are not affected at all. All i could do is smile for the first couple of songs, my ears were just as happy too... I own the se535s and i think they are terrific headphones, and i enjoy them as well, they are what i believe are very close to flat sounding headphones, and they sound good. But the Se846s have this sub bass that just makes it so much better. - the fit are about the same, i'm use to it, but i let my friend try them and his ears where really small, and he had a hard time fitting them... his problem not mine lol... the bass is not over powering, but is very deep, i had no crackling at all, just smooth bass, sweet highs and mids, the kicks don't get muffled or muddy from the deep bass, you can still hear them as they stand out in the mix... overall they are just nice, i don't have nothing bad to say about them... i think the price is justified by the superior product.
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