Product Comparison: Westone W80 Eight-Driver vs Shure SE846-CL

General Specifications
About the Product
Designed to get the absolute most out of recorded, mastered music, the W80 uses eight masterfully-tuned balanced-armature drivers, perfectly crossed over, to deliver reference level audio, with extended range and harmonic content that has never been heard in a multi-driver earphone before. Two low-frequency drivers, two mid-range drivers, and four specially-designed high-frequency drivers create a sound stage that is completely immersive and rich, with so much detail and clarity that every note, nuance, and tone in your music is beautifully and accurately reproduced.
With four high-definition drivers, a groundbreaking low-pass filter, a customizable frequency response, and a detachable cable, The SE846 professional sound isolating earphones are engineered for unparalleled audio monitoring in a durable, discrete design. Secure, over the ear cable with wire form fit ensures earphones Stay in place and out of the way during hours of wear.
W80 Eight-Driver
Key Specs
Removable Cable
Driver Configuration
Eight drivers
Four drivers
Sound Isolating
Cable Length
4.2 ft.
5.3 ft.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Westone W80 Eight-Driver ignature Series Earphones with ALO Audio Reference
  • The soundstage is pretty wide with the W80 2 low, 2 mid, and 4 high drivers which brings them to the top among analogues.
  • These 8-driver babies deliver the sound you have been looking for with bass, mids and highs that have beeen missing especially with the shures.
  • I do like how low-mass and compact the IEMs are when inserted in the ear though. As for tips, I switched out the stock foam, for a set of Comply tips which, for me really brought out the bass.
  • They have full and organic bottom end - the lush mids and now as well absolutely natural treble that is still fatigue free but has the sparkle that I missed before with the W60.
  • One thing about cable. Not comfortable around the ears, and the cable is very sensitive to touch.
Shure SE846-CL Sound Isolating Earphones with Quad High Definition MicroDrivers and True Subwoofer
  • I have never seen isolation this good, just make sure you get a tight fit.
  • They're comfortable and do an excellent job of isolating you from the environment.
  • Isolation is not so much that you can't hear someone trying to talk to one, but once the music turns on you're in another world!
  • Sound isolation with Shure's foam tips is almost exactly like that of the Etymotic ER4S - the best I've ever heard in terms of NRR.
  • The sound is so clear - truly amazing. The bass is very good - much better than the Shure 400 series.
Size & Weight
7.2 in.
9.1 in.
7.2 oz.
30.4 oz.
4.2 in.
5.7 in.
2.2 in.
2.6 in.
Eartips Material
Foam / Silicone
Foam / Silicone
Water Resistant
Next track, Previous track, Play / Pause, Answer / Hang up, Volume
Built-In Microphone
Balanced-armature drivers, Bluetooth V2 cable, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD audio, MMCX Audio™, True-Fit® technology, Exchangeable Metal Faceplates, Premium Deluxe Zippered Carrying Case, Premium Small Zippered Carrying Case, 3-way Passive Crossover, ALO audio reference 8 cable
Protеctive carrying case, Nozzle removal tool, Three-way system configuration
What customers say about "Features"
Westone W80 Eight-Driver ignature Series Earphones with ALO Audio Reference
  • Westone’s proprietary balanced-armature drivers provide enhanced sonic detail and frequency range that extends well beyond other in-ear solutions.
  • Great fit and excellent ALO Cable included. Very refined harmonic musical signature.
  • These just slip into my ears and after seconds I can honestly say that I don’t feel them anymore. These can be worn for hours a without any complaints.
  • Eartips are like small beans that just slip in your ears. They sit well, don’t fall out with the right tips, just super comfortable.
  • The bluetooth cable resembles earrings when you wear it. It would be great if they made it longer.
Shure SE846-CL Sound Isolating Earphones with Quad High Definition MicroDrivers and True Subwoofer
  • These come with many different accessories, from multiple sets and types of eartips, to various cabling adapters and even a large hard case and cleaning cloth.
  • Professional packing job, heavy duty cases. I did try the different filters and settled on the black(smooth) one.
  • The travel case is great and the pelican case for rugged storage is perfect.
  • The earphone itself is in a Crystal-clear casing which shows off its internal components in all its glory.
  • I use the yellow foam sleeves and have had no issues with fit, sound, or comfort.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
1499.99 $
899.00 $

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