[Review] Shure SRH840
A great pair of headphones that real audiophiles will appreciate. Very clear sound and great bass.
The Shure SRH840 is not meant for kids sitting on the curb while banging their heads to music. This one is designed for professional use, and was specially made for musicians and audio engineers. This headphone has been optimized for critical listening and studio recording. The SRH840 has a frequency response that has been precisely tailored. It also has a 40 millimeters neodymium dynamic driver for durability and total comfort to make for an ultimate listening experience. A replaceable cable and a set of replacement ear pads are included with the package to ensure a long lasting use of the 840.
Sensitivity: 102 dB/mW
Frequency: 5 Hz – 25 kHz
Impedance: 44 Ohms
- Durable and good built
- Smooth audio performance
- Works great with many genres
- Clear sound
- Comfortable design
- Easy to modify
- Available at a modest price
- Large and bulky
Shure has been the leading brand in the category of in-ear headphones for many years now, but with this series, the range of SRH headphones, they are announcing their introduction into the market of full sized headphones. The 840 is an over ears headphone which mean that it encases your earlobes within a foam filled leather pad and with it, you can totally enjoy a laid bad music session in pleasant and mellow isolation. It provides a lush and a tonal representation with accurate textures. This headphone is perfect for an all-day office use, a pro audio work or studio use.
It has wide, padded headband which provides a comfortable and an ergonomic fit, a feature which is necessary if you are going to use it for an extended period of time. It also features a closed back, circumaural design that comfortably rests over your ears, thus reducing the background noise. Its collapsible design makes this headphone portable and easy to keep. It also has a good quality design, allowing it to withstand the demands of an everyday use.
Although it has a good enough design that provides optimum comfort, it was not designed and built for a long period of outdoor use. The SRH 840 works pretty well with an Mp3 player but this is better used for indoors purposes since this headphone is not particularly light. It delivers a clear mid-range, rich bass and extended highs, its bass response it somewhat large and it definitely is sonically pleasing without being overly wooly and thick. It creates a simple sounding acoustic without some harsh grain.
In terms of the performance, Shure SRH840 is more than just good. It delivers good sounding and a well-balanced audio while keeping the user comfortable. It has a great design and it can minimize background noises. This is best used for critical listening and for other professional and studio applications. At $200, this is already a great buy. The only drawback is that it is large and somewhat heavy to the point of bringing discomfort when used on the go.