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Shure SRH840 Studio Headphones

Recently crowned 'Best Headphones Of The Year' by a men's lifestyle magazine, you'll enjoy a lovely laid-back session with your music in sweet isolation with the Shure SRH 840 closed-back headphones.

These full-size sealed cans deliver a lush, textured musical presentation. Balanced bass response extending into liquid midranges and non-sibilant upper highs makes for an easy long-term listening experience. Replaceable earpads & cords ensures a long product life. Among the top-sounding sealed/closed-back headphones priced under $200.


Shure have been leading the in-ear headphone category for many years but the 'SRH' series represents their updated line of full size headphones. Designed for both professional audio work and general everyday listening, the Shure SRH840 sports plush earcups and a flexible headband design that might be the most comfortable in 'monitoring-type' sealed headphones in this price range.

The Shure SRH 840 bass response is potent with a pleasingly solid kick but thankfully its not an overly thick or wooly low-end and retains a commendable tightness without muddy boom. The upper highs extension is cleanly rendered and simple-sounding sans overt acoustic coloration or harsh grain. Overall, our Headphone.com review team considers the SRH-840 the 'warmer toned' big brother compared to the lower-tier Shure SRH-440 model's slightly brighter and more dry sonic signature.

The Shure SRH840 40mm dynamic neodymium magnet transducers are tuned for accurate critical listening in studio or home use applications and deliver a fun, engaging musical ride. Music lovers should consider these headphones as a great candidate for either home, office or portable use. The SRH 840 are even suitable for pairing with a headphone amp for maximized clarity, quickened dynamics and deeper musical detail resolution.

The black Shure SRH840 large round earcups are outlined by a thin metal flash and padded in a soft leather-type material that remains comfortable for long listening sessions and also withstands heavy-duty usage. The hinged earcups fold for storage or transit. The unique headband design remains a marvel of slick engineering and is both quite flexible (comfortable!) and durably built for the long haul. As a plus, the SRH840 model thoughtfully includes an additional set of replacement earpads in the box.

The headphones have a 9.5ft detachable / replaceable cord terminating to a 1/8" [3.5mm] gold-plated 'mini' plug; a 1/4" full-size stereo plug adapter is provided. A headphone storage pouch is also included.

The 2-year manufacturer's warranty is serviced free by Shure only when purchased from true authorized dealers - like us here at Headphone.com since 1995!

  • Features:
    • Invitingly clear warm tone. Ideal for all-day listening
    • Terrific build quality from top headphone maker
    • Comfortable fit with light headband clamping force
    • Detachable / replaceable cable & earpads
    • High-quality coiled headphone cable 
    • Extra set of earpads included
    • Folds for easy storage or transit
    • 2-year 'repair or replace' Shure warranty
  • Specifications:

    • Driver Type: Dynamic
    • Impedance @ 1kHz: 44 Ohms
    • Sensitivity: 102 dB SPL/V
    • Isolation: -12dB ~ -16dB
    • Connector Type: 3.5mm (1/8")
    • Cable Length: 10 ft. (3m)
    • Cable Style: Coiled Left-Side
    • Weight: 317 g
    • Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years

    Whats In The Box:

    • SRH840 headphones
    • Shure headphone storage pouch
    • 1/4" stereo plug adapter
    • 1 pair replacement earpads
    • Owner's manual
  • Shure SRH 840 Frequency Response

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