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. I bought a small adapter at Radio Shack and solved the problem, so now I'm good to go! These phones are very comfortable and I can wear them for long periods of time with no problem.
Pros: Sound, fit & price
Cons: 3.5 plug base is big, doesn't fit iPhone without an adapter when a hard case is on the iPhone.
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. Build quality wise they seem to be even with again the 940 taking the lead since it doesn't have the driver cable exposed like the 840.
Summary: The headphones have great detail especially in the high range and especially for what they cost. There is an absence of "warmth" that I am use to hearing from AKG or Sennheiser cans. Also these Shure headphones really could use an amp especially when using a mobile device as your music source. I have also found them to be just a bit on the heavy side.
Pros: Great detail in the music and speech., Plug in cord that would be easily replaced if broken or damaged
Cons: A lack of sound warmth, Needs an amp, They are a bit heavy
"A amazing headphone, that sounds great, is built solid, does not hit the wallet hard esp for it's quality, and is sooo comfortab"
By a customer from live.com, zzounds.com
15 August 2011
Excerpt: The sound is top notch. Comparable to headphones costing hundreds more. Bass:The bass on these is excellent. These are not basshead headphones, and are not designed to be, so they wont add a layer of bass to the song/movie/game that is not there by the studio/artist. When the song/movie/game does call for intense bass, these will deliver. Running a deep bass test for subwoofers on these was very rewarding as my head was being pounded by the 40mm drivers.
Summary: I always loved the sound from Shure's SE530. I thought its was too pricey and then this came along. It was a godsend to have the same sound signature in a headphone. Its definitely the most bang for the buck.
Pros: Detailed, Very comfortable, Price, Build
Cons: Narrow soundstage, Wires in the side worries me
Summary: Ever since I saw the first post by Jude (The Admin) about the announcement of Shure's new professional series of headphones I've always wanted to purchase one from this line up. I thought of 440s at first, but when I had a look at their respective prices I decided and made up my mind to go for the 840s given the arguably best price for such a set of cans.
Summary: Review of Shure SRH-840 Professional Monitoring Headphones
To begin with, I feel that a personal introduction is needed. I've always been one for a Big Sound, Small Price kind of mindset. My endeavors in this regard have left me with the Ultrasone HFI-780 Headphones, which I considered to be my reference. That was until I made the most excellent decision to purchase the Shure SRH-840s.
Pros: - Very durable, -Exceptional comfort, - Very attractive price, -Excellent sound quality, -Detachable Cable, keep in mind that I really like the coiled cable., - Extra Earpads
Cons: -Feeling on head is weird, since the clamp is minimal., - Huge form factor. Can be used for portable, but I would highly discourage it.