Quad High-Definition MicroDrivers: The Shure SE846 Sound Isolating
Earphones deliver crystal clear, spacious sound with rich, low bass performance. These in-ear
headphones are equipped with Quad High-Definition MicroDrivers: Dual vented
Low-frequency MicroDrivers, a Mid-frequency MicroDriver, and a High Frequency
MicroDriver. An internal 3-way crossover routes the high, mid, and low frequencies to the dedicated drivers for maximum detail
Low Pass Filter: The built-in low-pass filter is composed of ten small
stainless-steel plates that are laser-welded to the front of the driver assembly
to form 4 inches of high acoustic mass pass which naturally allows the lows to
start rolling-off at 75Hz without distortion or artifacts. To keep from
affecting the mids and highs, the filter rolls the bass signal off -3dB at 90Hz,
and --10dB at 250Hz. This design gives the SE846 unparalleled bass performance
with very low distortion.
Sound Signature Customization: The SE846 Sound Isolating
Earphones comes with three interchangeable nozzle inserts to let you personalize
your listening experience. The inserts allow you to customize the frequency
response for the desired sound signature. Out of the box, the earphones have a
blue nozzle insert with a neutral response for a balanced sound signature. If
you desire a brighter sound, you can swap the blue insert for the white one,
which boosts the response in the 1kHz to 8kHz frequency band by +2.5dB. To get a
warmer sound, you should insert the black nozzle insert for a -2.5dB cut in the
1kHz-8kHz band. A nozzle removal tool is included.
Dual Detachable Kevlar-reinforced Cables: The earphones come
with two Kevlar-reinforced cables (64" and 46") to let you choose which length
is best for your activity. The cables are reinforced with
durable Kevlar for long life. A formable over-the-ear wire ensures the earphones
stay in place and keeps them out of the way. The cable plugs into the earphone
with a nickel-plated MMCX connection and a lock-snap mechanism that allows 360°
rotation. This relieves stress on the cable connection to prevent failure.
Premium Fit Kit: The SE846 comes with a Premium Fit Kit with
of sound isolating sleeves. The sound isolating sleeves block ambient noise (up
to about 37dB), while ensuring a comfortable and customized fit. A good seal is
required for optimal sound isolation and bass response, and maximum comfort for
extended wear. The Premium Fit Kit comes with the following types of sleeves:
- Soft Flex Sleeves: The Soft Flex sleeves are made of cone-shaped
pliable rubber. Sizes include Small, Medium, and Large.
- Soft Foam Sleeves: The Soft Foam sleeves compress and expand to
form a tight seal in your ear canal. Sizes include Small, Medium (2),
- Yellow Foam Sleeves: One pair of yellow foam sleeves is included.
These sleeves are cylindrical in shape, and compress and expand to fit your
- Triple-Flange Sleeves: The Triple-Flange Sleeves are made of
soft, white rubber with three flanges of increasing diameter to fit the
shape of your ear canal. One pair of Triple-Flange sleeves is included.
Note: The SE846s are compatible with custom-molded ear
sleeves made by Sensaphonics. Information on custom sleeves is available
directly from Shure.
Accessory Plugs: The SE846 in-ear headphones are designed for use on
stage, or for leisure. The headphones include a 3.5mm-to-1/4" adapter so you can
use your headphones with your home audio components or professional sound
consoles with a 1/4" headphone jack. An airline adapter is also included so you
can enjoy the in-flight entertainment provided on most airlines. A plug-in
volume control (with a 7" cable) is included for use with high-output audio
sources where you don't have easy control of the volume, particularly on airline
Carrying Case: The SE846s come with a semi-hard, compact carrying case
that will protect your headphones. The headphones come in a crush-proof road
case that can also be used for storage, if desired.
- Transducer Types: Quad balanced-armature MicroDrivers
- Frequency Response: 15Hz - 20kHz
- Sensitivity (1 kHz): 114 dB SPL/mW
- Impedance: 9 ohms
- Net weight: 1.3 ounces
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