Summary: I have upgraded to the SE846's after using the SE535's for about 3-4 years. As the SE535's were great I had no hesitation in buying Shure again. These earphones are awesome, and a great upgrade, I would definitely recommend them. Great service from Earphone Solutions too. Just a note, if you are outside the US, don't ship them to a relative to get sent on to you, as you will get hit with a hefty customs invoice like I did!!
Summary: I first auditioned the Shure SE 846's at an airport shop in Houston, just to kill some time between flights. But after spending about 15 minutes with them, I called Adriana and told her that I didn't think I could live without a pair. I have waited a few weeks since that purchase to submit this review, just to be sure love at first listen would be lasting. It has been. A little background: I have been a Westone guy for several years, since the UM2 was a new item.
Excerpt: Currently I have a variety of Isolating Earphones from a pair of Etymotics ER-4 to the Shure SE530, SE 535 as well as the Westone ES5 custom moulded earphones, but after reading about the engineering of the Shure SE846 I was hooked on trying them out. I was a little disapointed that the upgrade from the SE530 to the SE535 was not as dramatic as I had hoped for, but the SE846 is in a league of it's own!
Pros: Comfortable, Good Bass, Great Sound, Stylish
Summary: I've spent the last several years trying to find a pair of earphones with the perfect sound, and these are them. Alot of IEM's have this or that (like these have excellent bass but the high's aren't quite right, or these have great vocals but If the bass was just a little bigger they would be perfect), however, these are the complete package. They are a substantial investment but let's see how they did.
Summary: I already own the Shure se535. I was a bit sceptical about the fact that the sound could be enhanced but I was in search of earphones with just a bit more bass which would provided a "rounder" sound.
Not only do the Shure se846 have the bass I was looking for but surprisingly they do sound even more detailed than my Shure se535.
I'm literally re-descovering my music with the same excitement I had when I got my Shure se535.
That is definitely an improvement!
Excerpt: I bought these because I was simply tired of using headphones when I was on a plane or mixing in the field. Bottom line is that I am glad I did! One of the best features of the 846s are the extended low end, as well as going all of the way up to 20kHz. Not only do I get great isolation in the field, but I also have a good idea of how much bottom end I can roll off.
Pros: Compact, Good Bass, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
Summary: It was a very hard decision for me to buying these since $1000 is a lot to spend on anything let alone headphones. I have owned the shire se535 and the other top model before that and was always amazed by them. The only problem I ever had was the lack of bass. The 846s are an improvement overall on the se535s.