Summary: The build quality is amazing. Feels very durable. Sound is nothing impressive or disappointing out of box. The high is a little thin and low is a little weak. But after 2 weeks the sound is getting better and better. I can feel its sound "expanding" and clarity increasing.
Excerpt: These headphones are accurate, balanced, detailed, smooth and seem to disappear into the music. Rock, soul, classical, jazz, they faithfully reproduce the entire spectrum of sounds from the tiniest percussive shimmer, to the lowest pipe organ notes, and every breath and enunciation of the human...
Burrell Brothers and B Wax South Records, B&H Photo
16 November 2013
Excerpt: I've been making music all my life. I've had the opportunity to work with cheap stuff and the most expensive stuff... I just need it to work, period. I needed to finish mixing a project but we just had a new baby, so monitors were out. I took a chance and bought these headphones and I have to say...
Pros: Comfortable, Get A Pro Mix, True To Ear, Very Accurate
Summary: I was looking for a pair of over-the-ear cans for use at work. I wanted good sound and some isolation -- both incoming, to enjoy the music more, and outgoing, so as not to disturb others. In looking at the reviews here and on other Web sites, I was drawn to the SRH840.
Excerpt: I purchased these about a year ago to be my first "real" headphones. (Audiophile friends had mocked my cheap habits.) Unfortunately, I've can't enjoy using these headphones because they are actually painful to wear.
Summary: The Shure 840, which retail for around $150, is a very faithful reproducer of one's LPs, CDs, and portable bits. They offer no exaggeration, good build quality and a fine warmth that does not offer any kind of bass boosting.
Excerpt: I've used a number of pairs of headphones over the years in the $200 range, including some great Sony models and some by AKG. I use them for recording and mixing audio at a computer, for bands or video.
Summary: I bought these to use mainly for listening to TV & Music late at night. They work very well for this purpose with the exception of the 3.5 plug being a bit large so it doesn't fit my iPhone (that I use around the house when listening to music) when I have a case on it.
Excerpt: I compared the srh840 and srh940 side by side. They both very light but the 940 is more comfortable thanks to being slightly bigger (so it doesn't touch my ears while the 840 does) and the material used in the hearpads feels a lot better to me.