Summary: I have been using these headphones for a while and I have to say, they are simply amazing. The lows are so strong and highs are very sharp. Mids are amazingly hearable and when you put these bad boys on, you really think the music you've been listening to for years is new music, you won't recognise...
Summary: These are outstanding headphones. I tested them thoroughly in different conditions and with the wide range of music genre(from classical,jazz,R&R,swing to heavy metal,R&B and club music),and the result was always AMAZING NATURAL SOUND.
Summary: First off the order came when it was supposed to. Really quick so thats good. Now these headphones were until recently Shure's flagship over ear set. They've just been replaced by the SRH940. So what this actually means is that the price on the SRH840's have come down loads.
Summary: The headphones just ooze quality. They are reference headphones made for professionals who wear them for hours at a time so you know they are going to be comfortable. The sound even straight out of the box knocks spots off my £30 toys and when I crank them up I get pure music at loud volume instead...
Summary: I've listened to many consumer headphones around this price and the SRH840 is surely the best. There is literally no comparison if you want beautifully balanced sound for under £130 First impressions were the design. These phones ooze quality. Nice matte plastic.
Summary: I have been totally blown away by these headphones, they have far exceeded all of my expectations! I previously owned the Monster Beats by Dr Dre (and paid over twice the price I paid for these!) with which I was extremely disappointed and would not recommend to anyone.
Summary: I must admit, in the first few days I had these 'phones, I genuinely thought about sending them back. The sound was rather tinny and lacked bass. However, taking on-board the numerous comments regarding the burning-in of headphones, I left them running non-stop for a good few days, maybe 4 or 5 days...
Summary: I was looking for a pair of "professional" headphones, primarily for monitoring recordings taken live (mainly in church). They needed to be closed back with good sound isolation and have a realistic response (i.e. no built-in emphasis).
Nice sound, but not that robust - and no way to repair them
A. Slim, Amazon
14 March 2011
Summary: I have had my Shure 840s for just over two years, and enjoyed their sound on my daily commute. Unfortunately they broke while in my bag, without being mishandled at all - the bracket attaching one earspeaker to the headset broke off.