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 voice. Imagine for a second that you are standing on the sidewalk outside of a nightclub with live music. You can hear the music being played inside the club.
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... AMAZING accurate representation of what's REALLY going on in the record. If it's there, it's there... if and it's not... turn it up. DEAD ON representation.
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. Now I have them, I think they fit the bill perfectly. The sound is typical Shure (as I remember from many V-15 cartridges): realistically detailed, yet smooth and nonfatiguing; i.e., low distortion.
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. The headband has a bizarre design whereby any adjustment of the earpiece position makes the headband wider and shorter, causing unpleasant pressure on top of my skull. I just don't like wearing them, regardless of how good their sound may be.
Excerpt: These headphones are pretty great. They're very clearly intended to be used as monitoring headphones, which is basically what Shure advertises them as. They have a very neutral sound to them, and they don't try to make the music overly musical like my Grado 325is do or exaggerate the sound stage like my AKG K601s do. Something I've been sort of surprised about is how much isolation these headphones provide.
Excerpt: These are a great pair of headphones,very accurate sound reproduction and the build quality is amazing.The headphones actualy have a removable and replaceable cord which is 6 feet long and coiled,which at first I didn't care for,but later found out to be very useful,when listening to music on my PC,the lengt is there if you need it,but stays out of the way if you don't.The earpads are replaceble as well,and are made of very soft foam material ,Shure also includes a...
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. If you prefer a sound that has the low-end, er, pronounced as one finds in the Beats by Dre line you will probably not enjoy these. They sound ruler flat.
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. These are among the best in this price range, and the extra pair of pads is nice because all headphones wear out with heavy use (I use them several hours a day).