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'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).
"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: 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.