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Shure SRH840
7.4 out of 10

Shure SRH840

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 July 2011
  • Summary: Hey. This is going to be a review of the Shure SRH840. Now, these are Shure's 3rd headphone in the '40 series. They are for everyone, including regular people and studio professionals. To start off, i am going to talk about the overall value and what you get when you purchase these.
  • Pros: Smooth sound. Good build quality. Comfortable
  • Cons: Weight. Exposed wires
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
1 July 2011
  • Summary: Shure SRH840, are a value filled set of extraordinary headphones, worth every single coin you spend on it. The bass register is perfect for any genre of song you play through you phone/computer/mixing desk etc.
  • Pros: Fantastic EQ balance, very good for recording and return sound.
  • Cons: Nothing, except headband can be slippery and sometimes falls of easily.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
1 July 2011
  • Summary: So I'm not going to try to impress you with my resume or be unnecessarily verbose here... I'm having a little trouble justifying the purchase of these cans after a few hours of playtime - I'm not a staunch believer of burning in, but I'll give it a shot and amend if there is a change.
  • Pros: quality materials, vetted brand
  • Cons: uncomfortable, boomy, dark
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
1 July 2011
  • Summary: After burn-in and listening to them for a hundred hours or so, plus live mix time this is my perspective on their audio. Coming from Sennheiser HD280 Pros and Shure SE215s, these seem to be amazingly balanced.
  • Pros: Weighty, firm clamp, massive earcups. Shure sound, replaceable one-sided cable, great build quality. So cheap.
  • Cons: Weighty, small fit, little design niggles.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
1 July 2011
  • Summary: I bought these about a six weeks ago for $180 at Guitar Center (They retail for $250, and I have since seen them for $160) after reading a number of stellar reviews and trying them out in the store using my iPod.
  • Pros: Consistent across the spectrum; Great bass; Extremely revealing; Very efficient (can drive easily with an iPod); Relatively modest price
  • Cons: May not be the best for full orchestra classical (which I don't listen to much)
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
1 July 2011
  • Summary: These headphones boast a number of positive attributes. They have a clean sound, with a tight bass response and a good sound stage. They sound very natural and drums sound phenomenal in them.
  • Pros: Rich full sound, nice sound stage, very easy to modify
  • Cons: stock cable and 2.5mm proprietary input deisgn
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
1 July 2011
  • Summary: Disregard my earlier hate for these have come to appreciate these for what they are. COMFORT To start off my review i would like to say my opinions on comfort with these. Lots of people complain about them being uncomfortable or heavy, the truth of the matter is they feel rather light to me.
  • Pros: clear sound, comfort, perfect bass, good midrange, good highs, around the ear design
  • Cons: durability, very revealing, sibilance, strident upper mids/lower highs can be a little annoying
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
1 July 2011
  • Summary: As an amateur hi-fi enthusiast I'm certainly no head-fi expert, but that won't stop me from saying that the Shure SRH840 professional monitoring headphones are a sweet sounding set of cans.
  • Pros: Durable, smooth, great with many genres
  • Cons: Heavy, could be too "dark" for some
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
30 June 2011
  • Summary: For less than $200 you won't find a better pair of headphones for studio use. I wouldn't recommend these to anyone who isn't going to be using them in a studio. You can't really take them with you and there's much more "fun" hi-fi headphones for home use.
  • Pros: Very flat sound across the board, reliable for checking mixes, build quality is there.
  • Cons: Bass is just a bit loose and lacks punch.
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PLAYBACK 23: Shure SRH840 Professional Monitoring Headphones

AVguide
25 August 2009
  • Excerpt: phones, but the Niles, IL-based company has recently entered the market for high-performance over-the-ear headphones with a lineup consisting of three models.
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