Shure have been leading the in-ear headphone category for years but the SRH series marks their introduction to the world of full-size headphones. The Shure SRH840 model sports plush oversize earcups and a fully flexible headband design that may be most comfortable wearing experience in circumaural sealed headphones under $250. The bass response is definitely large and sonically pleasing but not overly thick or wooly and the upper highs extension is well-rendered and simple-sounding without acoustic coloration or harsh grain. We'd likely consider the 840 the 'warmer-toned' big brother model versus the lower-priced SRH440's slightly brighter and (perhaps) more technically neutral sonic signature.
The SRH840 40mm drivers and dynamically fast neodymium magnet transducers are optimized for critical listening as well as studio or home monitoring applications and deliver a fun and engaging musical experience. Consider these headphones for both home/office and portable use; they're especially well-suited for pairing with a headphone amp for truly impressive clarity, full-range dynamics, and precise musical detail resolution.
The all-black Shure SRH840 headphones have a 9.5ft detachable cord and a handily collapsible construction for ease of transit & travel. The easily removable 3 meter coiled cord terminates to a 1/8' [3.5mm] gold-plated mini-jack; a screw-on 1/4' full-size plug adapter is provided in the package. The large earcups are padded in a soft leather-type material that remains comfortable for long listening sessions and also easily withstands heavy-duty usage. As a nice plus, the SRH840 model thoughtfully includes an additional set of replacement earpads in the box. The SRH840's hinged earcups fold up & inward towards the adjustable sliding headband for collapsible storage or transit. The Shure headband design remains a marvel of slick engineering and appears both extremely flexible (comfortable!) and durably built for the long haul. A Shure soft-sided headphone travel pouch is provided. The free 2-year manufacturer's warranty is serviced exclusively by Shure Audio worldwide ONLY when proof-purchased from verified '100% Shure-authorized' headphone dealers -- like us here at HeadRoom since 1992!
Whats In The Box:
Shure SRH 840 Frequency Response