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).
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.
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.
"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.