Excerpt: I usually go off of three things as far rating a headphone, and these things are all important to most people. Which start with Build quality(durability to aesthetics), comfort, and Sound quality(from how it is advertised to sound to how well it hits it's mark). The Shure 440 monitoring headphone in my opinion is an excellent headphone for sub $ and I can honestly say it is on par with and or better than the Audio Technica ATH-M50 monitoring headphones.
Excerpt: Tese headphones are pretty nice. I A/B'd all the $100 headphones and these were the best that B%h has in their superstore. The low end is good, the high end doesn't rip your ears out like the Sony 7506. they are colapsable which is nice for touring/ traveling.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: Great sound! After listening through iPod, smart phone, and turntable, the sound does differ between each device, the worst being the iPod. However, they still sound great. At [$] bucks these are literally a no-brainer. But beware, this price does have its drawbacks. The comfort of these cans is subpar. After only 30 minutes my skull felt like it was being crushed. But all hope is not lost. B&H stocks Shure SRH940 replacement ear cushions.
Excerpt: I bought these headphones because I wanted a high quality monitor that could isolate the noise and chatter of my surrounding (especially when I'm shooting concerts or wedding receptions). I also wanted to get double for my money as I needed something just as good to monitor my audio while editing. If you are doing anything similar (videographer, field Audio) the you can't go wrong with these.
Excerpt: As a student of audio production, I am always looking for tools that will be extremely useful to me for a long time. I was in need of a good pair of editing headphones and a friend suggested these. I have tried many lower quality headphones that are still fairly decent. These however, blew my mind. The bass response was far more than I expected. Everything sounded very realistic and created a fantastic sound field.
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
Excerpt: These are my go-to headphones now. I use it at work, home, and my commute to work. They are a bit larger than regular headphones, so some people might find it bulky, but the sound quality for the price is great, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice pair of headphones, but doesn't want to spend more than ~$100.
Summary: Trebles are really crisp! you can individually heard each instrument being played! (you can hear the strings of the violin vibrate!) And these are made for that purpose! You can clearly hear each layer of sound in the highs and mids!
Pros: -Crystal clear highs and mids!, -Professional design with leather band., -Nice coiled cord.
Cons: -Bass is not good,very poor., -Ear pads arent that much comfortable,it hurts after a while.
Excerpt: I use these mostly for practice with my keyboards and to listen to music from various sources. Good but not great sound. Decent mids and highs but bass is a little muddy. Very comfortable. The carry pouch and detachable cord are an asset. They serve the purpose and are overall worth the money. I am keeping them but I'm not sure they qualify as a 'professional' headset.
Pros: Carry pouch, Comfortable, Detachable Cord, Easy To Use, Well Made
Summary: if you are considering buying the shure 440's, that's fine, but I recommended you buy the shure 240's save yourself $50 and your ears for little difference in sound quality, and a more retro design.
Pros: Great balance (not too little or too much bass) and superb sound quality for the money., The build quality is quite sturdy., A nice clean retro design. , A "plastic brushed finish" so no finger prints!, ear cups and head band are made with nice pleather
Cons: The ear cups can get very uncomfortable with even mildly long amounts of time. (your ears will get soar), A excessively long curly wire comes in the box which gets heavy, and also gets tangled., two wires on the sides can easily get chewed or clipped
Excerpt: I rarely find that I need the best of the best. So, up front I will say these are not the BEST headphones, but for often $200 LESS than a better pair I'd have to say I'm quite pleased.Overall sound quality is great across the frequencies with only the very lows and very highs lacking in comparison to others I've tried. I will mostly be using these as a monitor for in the field video production. I think they'll be wonderful for this.