Product Comparison: Westone W40 vs Shure SE846

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General Specifications
About the Product
The 'W' Series is specifically designed for optimized personal listening, because Westone believes that music lovers should hear what the artist and producer intended when they listen to an artist's recording.
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
4.3 in.
9.5 in.
2.2 in.
5.8 in.
7.2 in.
3.9 in.
4.5 oz.
1.28 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Westone W40 Four-Driver True-Fit Earphones with MMCX Audio Cable
  • With regards to their size, it's really impressive how they were able to fit 4 armature drivers and crossover circuitry in such a small package.
  • The thin sound tube seems to be reason, It allows fairly deep insertion leading to good isolation and consistent, comfortable fit.
  • It comes with many in-ear tips to ensure a solid and comfortable fit.
  • Comfort is excellent and I haven't found any issues with cord looping over the ears (and I do wear glasses).
  • They are also extremely comfortable. I use them to listen to music before I go to sleep, and I frequently wake up early in the morning with them on with no problem in my ears.
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
4.2 feet
3.83 feet
Built-In Microphone
Volume, Play/Pause, Start/End call
Volume, Play/Pause, Start/End call
Sound Isolating
Water Resistant
Five sizes of premium True-Fit comfort foam ear tips, Ergonomic design, Gold plated MMCX connector
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"
Westone W40 Four-Driver True-Fit Earphones with MMCX Audio Cable
  • They also come with 2 cords, a variety of silicone and foam tips and a very sturdy case. Very solid build quality.
  • The straight cable has the controls and mic.
  • Sound isolation is good for flying.
  • I am not a fan of headphones that put the mic on one side vs the middle cable. It just feels like it is pulling on that side.
  • The other big problem is that control for the phone also is in an awkward place. I really tried to get used to these and no matter what I do I am not happy wearing them.
  • Sound quality is warm and sound stage has good depth, but lacks good highs.
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
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)

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