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Shure SE846

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What's in the box

  • 1 - 1/4" Adapter
  • 1 - 64” Standard Audio Cable
  • 1 - Foam Sleeves (S, M, L)
  • 1 - Nozzle Inserts
  • 1 - Nozzle Removal Key
  • 1 - Polishing Cloth
  • 1 - Premium Carrying Case
  • 1 - Soft Flex Sleeves (S, M, L)
  • 1 - Triple Flange Sleeves
  • 1 - Universal 3.5 mm Earphone Communication Cable
  • 1 - Yellow Foam Sleeves


It has been a couple of years now since I originally published this article and thought it was time for another update on how my Shure SE846 have been performing. I still own and use them regularly and they remain a foundation of my rotation of in ear headphones. A lot of competitors have hit the market since and yet the SE846 remain one of the best perfoming IEM's on the market.
Audiophile On
(Feb 2017)

The SE846 has by far the best sound quality I had heard from a IEM. But is it worth the price tag of $999? Probably not. At least not for me.
(Sep 2017)

I found the fit of the SE846 superb, and the audio performance stunning. For $1,000 it should be. For its stellar audio performance, and because it ships with such a trove of useful accessories, the SE846 wins our Editors' Choice award.
(Dec 2013)


Wear style
Fits in-ear
Custom fit IEM
Cable wear style: Around-the-ear
Suitable usage: Home
Plug type
Wired connection
Cable length
163cm cable
Cable type
Detachable cable
Battery powered
Battery optional (provides additional functionality)
Battery replaceable
Replaceable battery
Impedance (Ω)
9 ohms impedance