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Shure SE846

alaTest has collected and analyzed 258 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 on the whole positive. The bass quality and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the size, while there are some critical reviews 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 Reviewers really like the usability and comfort. The bass quality and price also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the portability. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

sound, price, bass quality, comfort, usability


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

Nov, 2019

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

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

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Changes every song I ever heard


I could follow the example of "I bought this a month ago and and glad I did". I shan't. I bought the shure SE425s a while back, as an extravagant purchase and they made me rethink how I felt about music. I listen to music for about an hour each day, so...

Feb, 2019

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Great in ears


Greta product and the sound stage is really excellent you can ear every piece of the music, but are they worth the price tag? For me unless you are using a top quality player or a DAC to get the best out of these, if you have not got the set up you can...

Mar, 2018

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Shure se 846


I love these iems sound amazing pure quality .....

Sep, 2017

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Great sound, flawed connector design


I've used Shure earphones daily for over 10 years, and progressed through the various levels to the 846. The sound isolation is superb, (even in a crash helmet, or on a noisy plane), and the sound quality is excellent. However, it seems that after a...

great sound isolation ; excellent dynamic range ; handy flight adaptor ; great customer service

slightly poor build quality

Dec, 2016

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Great earphone


very dedicated earphone but not comfortable to wear it for long.



Apr, 2016

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