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Shure SRH240A

User reviews on Shure SRH products

Great for tracking, not the best sound (Shure - SRH440)

By jkessel, 30/04/2012
I own these along with AKG K240 Studios. I first bought the K240's over these for the comfort along with the sound quality. While these sound very good they just don't match the clarity and smoothness of the semi open back AKG's. These are fully closed back so give you a sorta pressured feeling. The speakers are pumping towards your head with no where else for the sound to go. It's great for cutting out outside noise as well as helping eliminate headphone bleed when tracking but the tone suffers. These have a very true sound to them, it doesn't over exaggerate anything too much, it does have a bit of bass boost but nothing dramatic. I own both so I can use the Shure's for tracking and the AKG for listening and mixing where best sound is most crucial. Compared to some headphones such as the Audio Technica ATH-M50 there's no contest, these win by a landslide. The ATH's have very ice picky highs which becomes painful very quickly and they're also very uncomfortable. These have much smoother highs but still no where near as smooth as the AKG's.

One other problem with these is the comfort. These get kind of painful after extended use. I normally where them for well over an hour and it has a clamp feel on your head. Starts to give me a headache as well as hurts the tops of my ears. There's just way too much force pushing the muffs together and your head is what suffers. Other than that they'd get a better rating.

One more nice plus is they also have a detachable cord and leather bag. Unfortunately the cord is coiled so it being 8 feet actually comes out to about 4 coiled, it can be stretched but it just puts more pressure on your head. There is a straight cord that can be ordered but still haven't found anyone who carries it.

don't buy these (Shure - SRH940)

By JimboSpins, 07/10/2012
The Shure SRH940 have a clean design to them and they are very comfortable to use. An engineer once told me about these headphones and we had a headphone discussion. The sound of them is not bad, but I do have some issues with the mids and the lows. The highs are pretty clean without giving you a headache. But the mids sound kind of compressed and don’t fill out the total sound. It almost sounds like its just highs and lows and no mids. The lows on the SRH940 are not clean enough for me, there is no depth to the bass and it sounds very flat. These headphones would be great for a mixing engineer or studio production but I only got them to DJ with and it was not going to work. They also seem to be very fragile and are not made out of strong material like I like my headphones.
I have used the Shure SRH940 for 2 months at the most and only used them about 3 times in those months before I decided to finally sell them back to the store and get something else. The value for the sound was not a good deal for me, the price was not that low and the quality just didn’t cut it.
Knowing what I know now I would not have wasted the time or money getting these headphones. I have used multiple different headphones from Shure and most of them are all very good. I do not know why the sound quality of these where so weak and downgraded from the previous SRH Model.

The comfort part was fine to me though, it was a comfortable fit on my head with and without a hat, they can fit different size and shaped heads just fine. I am not sure how long this headphones could hold up though after being used a lot because as I stated the material they where built with was not very stable and I think that after using these for a year at the most they will break just from being packed in with other gear.


Good For Most (Shure - SRH840)

By johnrae, 16/04/2013
The Shure SRH 840 are closed back studio headphones, economically priced from Shure. They feature 40mm neodymium dynamic drivers, memory foam earpads to provide increased sound isolation and comfort, and an adjustable, padded headband. These are marketed as Professional Monitoring Headphones, though that may be a bit of a misnomer. The frequency response of these is good, but not great. Good bass and mids, but they lack a bit in the highs. Plus, they don't have a flat frequency response. Better for listening or mixing dance music. Not so great for recording orchestral instruments and the like, or monitoring a live mix. The drivers are clear and pretty loud, but if you're a hooligan who wants some permanent hearing damage, a DAC would round them out alright. The cable is detachable, which is nice if you need a longer cable like I did. I mostly bought these for my RV, for music making when I'm on trips. Circumaural headphones are really great for musicians, and enjoying music. The 840's aren't the most attractive thing and I find them a little large(or maybe I just have a small head), I wouldn't take them out for a stroll. They fit the function well for the price. I still find myself going back to my MDR-V6's for a lot of my mixing, but these are probably my second pick in a pinch. The diminished highs aren't too much of a problem most of the time, especially with such good sounding bass. Powerful and round, the bass is very clear. The mids get a little muddy at high volumes but it's not too awful. Generally I mix at low volume so I haven't got a lot of experience cranking the things up, maybe that would even out the highs. Overall, good headphone, worth the money, would buy again. I'd definitely recommend to someone in need of a good, cheap headphone for mixing, unless the place had the more mix friendly and cheaper MDR-V6's.

Unbalanced sound not good for mastering (Shure - SRH940)

By Efenstor, 29/10/2018
Used these for half a year and thought these were absolutely fantastic until once tried the much cheaper Sennheiser HD 200 Pro. In contrast with the Sennheisers the sound of SRH940 is very unbalanced, with over-the-top highs and rather bleak lows. Such a distortion may be good for casual listening but not for mixing and mastering. To much of my surprise, with the Sennheisers I managed to hear much more subtle nuances in my mixes which I could not hear with SRH940. I don't say these headphones are bad, they are decent and much more comfortable to wear than the cheap plastic Sennheisers but their sound is certainly not great, at least it doesn't worth the price, although they come with a fine case and a pair of detachable cables (Sennheiser HD 200 Pro's cable is not detachable). I think Shure is an amazing brand when it comes to mics but it seems their headphones are nothing but okay.

News Shure SRH

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