At $1250, These Shure Earphones Sure Better Sound Good!

Headphones Audio Visual Gear

Shure’s new SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones are a pricey proposition. Shipping in June, they will have a price tag of $1250. That makes them more than a bit pricey. For that price however you get a Quad High-Definition MicroDriver with a three-way system configuration for dedicated low, mid, and high frequency distribution. The SE846 feature a patent-pending design includes a groundbreaking low-pass filter, a true subwoofer that enables deep low-end performance without sacrificing clarity or detail. Sound quality, noise isolation, and a design that includes an optimized nozzle angle that’s designed to rest comfortably in the ear, combine to make the SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones comfortable for long periods of use. This is aided by a lightweight design with a low profile shape. A detachable cable makes for easy replacement, something that is rather important since these headphones are anything but disposable.

Headphones Audio Visual Gear   Headphones Audio Visual Gear

The earphones also features a customizable frequency response that allows for adjustable sound signatures. Options include balanced, warm, and bright options. This is a first for Shure. And in keeping with their premium price tag the Shure SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones include sleeves in multiple shapes and sizes, an additional detachable cable, and two carrying cases. Are they worth the price? We’ll wait to see what the hands-on (or is it ears-on?) reviews have to say! You can learn more here on the Shure website.

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.

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