Product Comparison: NuForce Primo8 vs Shure SE846

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General Specifications
About the Product
Primo8 earphones offer music enthusiasts, gamers and professionals the sound quality of reference-class, multi-driver, high-end audiophile speakers. Equipped with eight drivers, the earphones are built and created for life on the move.
The SE846 delivers extended high-end clarity and unparalleled low-end performance. Evolved from personal monitor technology road-tested by pro musicians and fine-tuned by Shure engineers, the SE846 features a patent-pending design that includes a groundbreaking low-pass filter.
Size & Weight
1 in.
9.5 in.
1 in.
5.8 in.
1 in.
3.9 in.
0.64 oz.
1.28 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
NuForce Primo8 Quad-Driver Earphones with World's First Phase-Coherent Crossover Design
  • The wires are are just the right size.
  • After using them for a few days these are comparable to the Shure SE series in comfort.
  • They are also very comfortable to wear.
  • Extended wear feels natural and comfortable, both in sound and fit.
  • No fuss no muss, user friendly and comfortable.
Shure SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones
  • Better than any of the apple earbuds or random-brand cheap earbuds I've owned. They're super comfortable so I can easily sleep with them on.
  • This bundle let me get the color I wanted (clear) without spending more $$ on a separate cable. Overall, a no-brainer.
Headphone Fit
Cord Length
4.27 feet
3.83 feet
Built-In Microphone
Volume, Play/Pause, Start/End call
Sound Isolating
Water Resistant
18 Hz - 22 kHz, Breathtaking Realism
Quad high-definition MicroDrivers, Durable Kevlar reinforced cables, Removable cable and nozzle components ensure a long product life by providing easy and efficient cleaning and part replacement
What customers say about "Features"
NuForce Primo8 Quad-Driver Earphones with World's First Phase-Coherent Crossover Design
  • Bass that is deep and controlled, not deep and flabby like others I have tried.
  • The sound on these is very good, the soundstage is decent, and seems a little too centered.
  • Isolation was very good.
  • Excellent sounding earphone with very good and natural bass reproduction, 3D imaging can sub-press a lot of mid-price full size head phone.
  • One ear is much quieter than the other, however the sound quality is extremely clear. It is crystal is extremely analytical yet musical.
Shure SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones
  • These are just great. Great quality. I am a drummer and play live shows alot.
  • Sound quality is pretty good. Also nice to use while running as they stay in ear quite well.
  • Unbelievable sound, very balanced, if you want more bass or treble sounds you have to equalize in the device
  • The headphones DO NOT have the built in mic and volume control (at least the package I got).
  • I love the headphones, but the mic/remote kit is completely useless. The volume buttons do not control the volume on my phone.
  • I'm enjoying the headphones but they don't isolate quite as much noise as I was hoping they would
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