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Ears on: Shure SE846 high-end earphones

01/10, 2:18am

Four drivers aim to deliver robust audio

Shure brought its latest and greatest audio gear to Las Vegas this week for CES, including the high-end SE846 earphones that arrived in 2013. Wading through a myriad of new audio products at the expo, we weren't expecting to find anything that would really knock our socks off. Trying to remain optimistic, we made sure to try on the SE846 and hear if it is worth its $1000 price tag.

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Briefly: Bluetooth smart bulb, Shure's new Sound Isolating earphones

01/03, 3:25pm

Lumen TL800 Bluetooth smart bulb now available on Amazon

Tabu Products' app-enabled Lumen TL800 smart bulb is now available for purchase on Amazon.com. A light bulb that lasts up to 30 times longer than an average incandescent bulb, the Lumen TL800 uses five times less power. Dimmable, The TL800 has 16 million color options; its LED RGBW (red, blue, green and white) lighting can be customized to create a specific atmosphere.

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High-end Shure SE846 with quad-drivers appear, $1000 street price

05/09, 8:16am

Shure SE846 make Asia debut, set for US launch in June

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.

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Shure puts out SE215 in-ears, two new SRH DJ headphone sets

01/13, 4:30pm

Shure SE215, SRH550DJ and SRH940 debut

Shure kicked off the NAMM audio show by putting out a new mid-range, in-ear headphone set and two new DJ reference headphones. The SE215 occupies the new low range with single drivers in each ear while still retaining signature longevity traits like a detachable, Kevlar-backed cable that should resist breaks in the long term. Its sound is tuned to the low end with upgraded bass.

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Shure outs sound-isolating SE210m+ earphones

11/08, 4:45pm

Shure intros SE210m+ earphones for Apple devices

Shure has just introduced a new set of earphones, the SE210m+. They improve upon the SE210 earbuds upon which they're based by adding an in-line three-button remote control with an integrated microphone. The headphones are certified to work with Apple's iPhone, iPod and iPad.

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Shure ships three new high-end earphones

09/15, 7:20pm

Shure ships three premium earphones

Shure has released three new pairs of high-end, sound-isolating in-ear headphones, including the single-driver SE315, dual-driver SE425 and triple-driver SE535. The latter two were introduced at this year's CES. The SE315 set has a vented driver and sports a detachable cable that can be formed for a comfortable fit. It ships with isolating tips that can provide as much as 37dB of ambient noise.

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Shure shows three noise-isolating headphones at CES

01/11, 4:30pm

Shure intros noise-isolating headphones at CES

At the just-concluded CES, Shure revealed three new headphone sets, including a replacement for the SE115m+ set with the new SE115m, as well as a new dual driver SE425 and triple driver SE535 set. The SE115m has a one-button remote control along with a microphone integrated into its right earpiece cable. It also has second-generation drivers for improved sound quality and bass, and interchangeable earphone sleeves that passively block ambient noise. The 3-foot cable is detachable and a carrying case is included with the headphones.

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Shure unveils its first integrated mic/earphone set

10/21, 6:10pm

Shure SE115m has built-in remote

Shure this evening launched its first set of in-ear headphones with an integrated remote control. The SE115m+ passes up Shure's usual music phone adapter for a smaller, in-line microphone and remote made just for Apple devices, including the iPhone 3GS and the third generation for both the iPod shuffle and iPod touch. While it gives up flexibility in the choice of earphones, it reduces the likelihood of the remote detaching or becoming lost.

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Shure dips into DJ headphones

10/13, 11:00am

Shure SRH750DJ earphones made for mixing

Stepping even further beyond its familiar realm of in-ear buds, Shure today added the SRH750DJ over-ear headphones to its roster. These are tailored to DJs and audio editors and have pivoting ear cups made explicitly for turntablists or producers who need to quickly remove one earpiece during a mix. Shure vows balanced audio out of the 50mm drivers but also both strong bass and an extended high-end.

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Shure brings pro headphones to US

07/20, 3:00pm

Shure recording headphones

Shure has released a new line of professional headphones designed specifically for professional and amateur recording, consisting of the SRH840, SRH440 and SRH240. The line uses the same technology as Shure's in-ear buds but for an externaldesign suited to studio monitors or home theaters. The SRH840 features the highest quality sound in the line and a single-piece headband. The SRH840 and the SRH440 both have collapsible designs to render them portable.

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Shure enters over-ear headphones

06/12, 12:10pm

Shure SRH240 Headphones

Known most for its in-canal earbuds, Shure today ventured into the over-ear category with one model set to kick off a new line. The SRH240s are built for the entry level, semi-portable field with a small, 181-gram (6.4oz) design. Simultaneously, though, Shure vows both strong high- and low-frequency response as well as a sealed, padded cup that blocks out some of both the incoming and outgoing sound without becoming uncomfortable.

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Shure bows SE115 earphones, USB mics

01/06, 12:50pm

Shure SE115 and More

Shure's presences at CES and Macworld alike today were kicked off with the launch of new in-ear headphones and USB audio peripherals. The SE115 is claimed as a breakthrough that improves bass response in often weak single-driver headphones; a new dynamic unit produces better low-end frequencies without resorting to a smaller driver that itself would cut out much of the intended sound. They also signal a break in style for Shure and now come in blue, pink and red in addition to the conservative black used before.

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Shure releases entry cellphone in-canal earbuds

09/02, 9:20am

Shure SE102MPA

Hoping to compete against the likes of V-Moda, Shure today launched the SE102MPA music and cellphone mic combo. The set reaches below the previous baseline of Shure's lineup by using the earbud design of the earlier E2C with the same music phone adapter as higher-end kits; the pairing gives owners of iPhones (including first-generation models), N95s and most other cellphones with a 3.5mm headphone jack the ability to listen to music at good quality while still having a quick toggle and mic to answer a phone call.

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Logitech acquires Ultimate Ears

08/14, 8:55am

Logitech and Ultimate Ears

Logitech this morning said it has acquired Ultimate Ears. The $34 million deal gives Logitech its first true entry point into in-canal earphones and includes a lineup of devices geared both towards regular portable media players as well as audiophiles and professional concert or studio monitors. The move is more specifically intended by Logitech to support its iPhone and iPod lineups, which so far consist only of speaker docks.

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