MacNN | High-end Shure SE846 with quad-drivers appear, $1000 street price
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
High-end Shure SE846 with quad-drivers appear, $1000 street price
Thursday, May 9, 2013 @ 8:16am

Shure has quietly slipped out its latest in-ear headphones, the SE846 with quad-drivers, through an official launch in Asia. The see-through plastic enclosure also allows users to get a close look at some of the 10 laser cut stainless steel plates that help comprise its internal design. It also incorporates 4 balanced micro drivers with two low frequency, one mid and one high frequency on a 3-way crossover configuration.



The SE846s are also notable for the inclusion of a patent-pending low-pass filter that helps to create what sure is marketing as a ‘True Subwoofer.’ Bass roll of begins at 75Hz, according to Shure, which means that users who like low-end response will get to enjoy minimal distortion or artifacts. The user serviceable nozzles also allow for three separate sound signatures for the choice of bright sound, warm sound or balanced. Passive sound isolation is good for up to 37 decibels. Sensitivity is 114db, impedance is rated at 9 ohms and frequency range is 15Hz to 20kHz. The included cables are Kevlar reinforced and allows for easier customization or replacement. The formable wire helps to offer secure placement, while the over-ear configuration of the cable helps to keep them out of the way when worn. Shure has also included two of the cables, one measuring 114cm and the other 162cm to help further cater to user preferences. An airline adapter is also included as is a portable, zippered carrying case. The Shure SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones will be available in June. The listed price is $1399, although some retailers already have them up for pre-order in the US with a street price of $1000. [via Ubergizmo]



Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:
  • Apple patents smartwatch concept with gesture, proximity features - 10:05 AM EST
  • UE Boom adds model with skate artist Don Pendleton graphics - 8:35 AM EST
  • Verizon posts $7.7 billion income, first wired profit in seven years - 8:27 AM EST
  • Seoul seeks ban of Uber, develops own taxi-booking mobile app - 7:09 AM EST
  • New commercial debuts for MacBook Air, entitled 'Stickers' - 12:50 AM EST
  • Several backdoors included on every iOS device, researcher says [U] - 12:26 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • Nvidia launches Shield Tablet with 8-inch display, separate controller - 10:42 AM EST
  • Netflix passes 50 million subscribers in US, posts $212 million profit - 9:25 AM EST
  • Aereo subscriber rates horrible, less than 100,000 total subscribers - 8:11 AM EST
  • Briefly: Twitch for Android update, Comments added to Photo Spheres - 8:06 AM EST
  • Xiaomi launches Mi 4 smartphone, low-cost Mi Band fitness tracker - 6:06 AM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.