A whole lotta' headphone for the money, the Shure SRH240A full-sized sealed headphone will delight both the budget-minded listener and pro audio geek on a tight expense account. With tastefully tempered, well-reproduced bass, clearly stated highs, and generally well-balanced performance in between, these cans do everything quite competently -- surprisingly so given the friendly pricepoint. High efficiency from any source makes these a solid performer for iPods, iPads, laptops, and most mobile applications.Sorry, Shure products can only ship within the USA due to manufacturer restrictions.
- Redux 240 "A" edition with improved ergonomic fit and sound quality
- Top-notch sonic performance for full-sized sealed can at this great price
- Excellent styling and build quality from world-class headphone maker
- Strong 2-year Shure manufacturer's warranty
What's In The Box:
- 1/4" plug adaptor
- Shure 2-year owner's warranty statement
If listening privacy and tamping down your noisy environs is what's needed, but you don't have a ton of dough for fancy noise-cancelling or in-ear designs, the Shure SRH240 comes to the rescue at a fantastic price. The full-size 'circumaural' earcups fit all the way around the entire ear and deliver the kind of isolation typically reserved for much pricier cans. The SRH240's large-wave 40mm drivers provide clear, clean sound and plenty of authoritative bass without over-coloration or a dark bottom-end tone. Efficient 38 Ohm impedance and 107dB sensitivity ratings allow this headphone to be paired with most portable players like iPods, MP3 players, and laptop computers without necessitating a dedicated headphone amp. Ideal choice for listeners on a budget, studios on a tight expense account. location audio work, or just simple monitoring of your favorite tunes from the source of your choice.
The all-black Shure SRH240 have a very simple basic headband construction with detented sliders for fit adjustments. The black pleather earpads offer decent comfort and strong isolation in a durable, easy-to-clean fabric. The mid-length 6.5ft cord terminates to a mini-plug 1/8" jack [3.5mm] perfect for connection to iPods and most mobile audio sources. The free 2-year product warranty is serviced exclusively by Shure with proof of authorized dealer purchase. Remember to keep the SRH240 receipt showing purchase via a true Shure-authorized headphone dealer (like HeadRoom!) in order to maintain intact 2-year Shure warranty coverage!
- Headphone Type: Full Size
- Connector Type: 1/8
- Weight: 238 grams w/o cable
- Isolation: -12dB ~ -16dB
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 38 Ohms
- Detachable Cable: No
- Cord Length: 6.5ft
- Cord Type: Straight Y
- Coupler Size: Large
- Ear Coupler Type: Full-Size
- Driver Type: Dynamic
- Acoustic Seal: Closed
- Manufacturer Warranty: 2 Years
- Sensitivity: 107 dB/mW
Posted by acid on 2010-02-16
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Great Sound, Great Build, Superb Comfort
Cons: can't handle ALL kinds of music
These headphones are really well built, they do not feel flimsy, they have a nice glossy finish, and they are very comfortable. They rest gently on top of your head and fit snugly around your ears. (I have tried the 440's and they "clamp" onto your head rather than "rest").
Sound quality, connected directly into an iPhone playing 320kbps audio, these sound pretty good. The bass is well balanced, mids and highs are present, but the soundstage is somewhat lacking. You don't get too much instrument seperation, but overall these deliver good quality well balanced sound.
Amped, the 240's plugged into a friend's Total Airhead, they sound really really nice. The soundstage expands greatly. (as expected coming through the Airhead). And instrument seperation is now much more distinguished. Another noticeable change was the bass, it is much richer and enhances the overall sound. (it does not overpower the mids and highs at all).
Since these are very portable headphones, a more convenient amp for travel (walking, commuting) would be my own Fiio E5. It is obviously not as powerful as the airhead, but the differences are still noticeably better.
These headphones sound great for the price, but they may not handle all genre's of music very well.
For example, I ran them through most genre's, and I found it did not do classical music justice - even for closed headphones. The soundstage is simply not big enough to fully appreciate classical music. And I found when editing films with these on, you want something with more attention to detail.
So just beware if you do listen to mainly classical - although with rock, rap, country, and even techno (esp. amped) they sound great.
These headphone pack a punch for their price.
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