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.
Summary: I bought these to add to my headphone collection and I am very impressed.
The sound is great, I mean top notch, even better than my AKG's. The bass is low, and controlled, and actually very accurate, not sloppy, and or thrashy, lots of quality bass. The midrange is accurate to a "T" , not tinny, or hollow, not a frequency is missed. The highs are sharp, and again accurate, not screechy, or ear splitting.
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.
Summary: All I can say is that the listening experience is stunning - absolutely beautiful and far, far better than the high-end ear buds I've been using to listen to my music. I don't have a place in my life right now to crank my music through speakers, and the time I can get to enjoy my music is now improved by a factor of 100. I can't say enough about how great these headphones sound.
Pros: Fantastic bass and literally stunning sound.
Summary: As an avid headphone collector (of sorts), over the past few years I've gone through a lot of closed headphones ("sealed" headphones that provide isolation) in order to find a good-sounding transportable solution. Since 2006 I've gone through a lot of headphones including the Sennheiser PX200; AKG K81DJ, K171S, & K271S; Sony MDR-V6 & CD3000; Audio-Technica ATH-FC7, ATH-ES5, ATH-OR7, & ATH-A900; and Beyerdynamic DT770-80 & DT250-80.
Summary: I just got my headphones the other day and even though I haven't done the 100 hrs of burn in, I have to say I'm really impressed with these.
Pros: -Tight rich bass
-highs aren't too bright.
-Mids are neutral for all sorts of music
-sound stage just right
Cons: -Sound stage isn't as large as the higher end and more expensive headphones.
Summary: I just received these headphone. I put them on using my ipod outside at a Barbecue. As i put them on for 10 seconds and started to jam THEY FELL OFF AND LANDED IN THE BARBECUE PIT !!! BUT THEY SOUNDED HOT WHILE THEY LASTED VERY HOT .I WAS WONDERING IS THE WARRANTY STILL GOOD !!
Pros: HOT HEADPHONES !! VERY HOT !!
Cons: MAKE SURE THEY ARE TIGHT ON YOUR HEAD BEFORE YOU LISTEN !! AND STAY AWAY FROM BARBECUE PIT'S !!
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.