Shure SRH840 Reviews4.3/5.0 based on 13 customer reviews
Shure SRH840 headphones are simply a work of art. Besides their physical look and feel (which is solid and professional), they offer fantastic response on the low end and beautiful high-end clarity that makes listening to music fun! I've used them on all of my studio sessions and the artist's response is always something akin to "These are awesome!" I highly recommend the840s to anyone serious about their music.
April 27, 2012Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Musician,
Great Phones!I got these for some recording projects and couldn't be happier. Great sound, great stereo imaging. Thanks Delvin for recommending them!
from Tampa Bay area, Florida.
August 2, 2010Music Background:
Musician, home recording hobbiyist.
Gotta Love 'emRight off the bat, these cans are built to last. They stood up to a few round of "tug of war" with my two yr. old niece. They even come with an extra pair of earpads and I like that the cable is replaceable. The padding feels like leather. Heck, I'd just remove the cable and wear them for some peace and quiet. Oops, I almost forget to mention that they sound great. There's an air about them that says "Let's get to work and have some fun". Three hours later I forgot they were on and had to take them off to go to bed. They sound honest, airy and detailed....oh, they also are LOUD! Then again that's another reason I bought them. I have a 12 yr. old pair of Beyerdynamic DT770 's that have seen better days but feel like pillows on my ears but have a much higher impedence, so they need a bit more power but sound soooooo sweet. I've also a pair of Sony 7506's which I have now relegated to my ipod. All in all, I'm very happy with them as MINE, so if I'm ever recording with someone else, they can use another set of my cans, or, better yet, get their own set of 840's. I'm "Shure" they will be very pleased!
May 12, 2010
What ?This will make you wanna call your sales engineer and ask for your money back but before you do that. Do some testing your self. This can really reveal that crackling and distortion and you will notice it. So what I did, I double check it with my sennheiser HD280pro and yes its there.
The difference is these SRH840 is a bid clearer in it imaging/detailing which is good for mixing or going over your mixes.
Also hardly any pressure on the head plus which you will notice compares to the S-HD280pro. Is the price is right for it ? Yes. So, it is a good upgrade for me. You won't be disappointed but before you say "mmm what" crap other cans and double check it.
September 14, 2012Music Background:
Great CansI really like these. I own the 440s, some old sony set, and the Sennheiser HD280s, and for me this one is my favorite. Sound is extremely clear and crisp, and they are very very comfortable. Well worth the upgrade from the SRH440s or the HD280s.
from Erie, PA.
March 15, 2012Music Background:
Recording engineer, semi-pro musician
Shure SRH840GREAT set of headphones. Good fit, well made, excellent sound. Tight bass. Seals out sound from the room very well. My ONLY gripe is that the removable cable disconnects a little too easily from the headphone. One ear will cut out from time to time due to the cable starting to come out of the jack on the earpiece.
from Nashville, TN
November 6, 2010Music Background:
Artist, Writer, Producer
Good Choice!Great studio headphones. My favorite at the moment. Only missing the headroom in the bass frequencies, tends to give in a little but not bad and only when really asking ALOT from them. All around great set!
from Alameda, CA USA
September 27, 2010Music Background:
These Sound Better!These headphones are worth every penny. Crystal clear sound and great response. I've been using HD280s and they are great, too. These just kick it up a notch and give you the sound you're wanting to hear. My only concern is the exposed wire. If you're not careful, it can be damaged. The easily replaceable parts are a huge plus if you're using these everyday.
Robert B Duarte
from Pearl City, Hawaii, USA
April 19, 2013Music Background:
Musician engineer producer
Great sound but a little heavyIt's a great headset but it is a bit heavy after long wearing time, but it has good accessories very thoughtful ones extra pads and of course a replacement cable.
December 7, 2012Music Background:
Recording and LIve audio engineer, studio owner, drummer
Shure SRH840 headphones rock.For years I used another common brand headphone for musician monitors which were ok but the Shure 840 is a huge step up. Less distortion with better frequency response. Should have switched to these years ago!
from Chicago, IL USA
February 27, 2012Music Background:
Pro Composer, Producer, Guitarist
Double dutyEveryone knows that mixing under headphones is not ideal. But life is not always ideal, and if the situation calls for a headphone mix, the 840's are a great option. The definition and imaging are excellent. And I find these cans to be quite comfortable—even for long stretches.
Additionally I was looking for closed headphones that wouldn't bleed click. The 840's are amazing in that regard. When I solo my guitar tracks there's not a trace of click. Hallelujah.
from Sugar Land, TX
October 3, 2011Music Background:
Big heads rejoiceI auditioned the Sennheiser 280 and the AudioTechnica ATH-M50 along with the SRH840. Although the A-T's were a very close second for audio quality, the Shure's were far and away the more comfortable and that means a great deal when you have a big head…literally!.
I auditioned with the new Allison Krauss “Paper Airplane” CD and found the clarity and depth to be quite good.
Isolation is sufficient and the construction is excellent.
June 21, 2012Music Background:
Very GoodThe sound is very good, and much better then my monitors. I do must of of my mixing thru the headphones. I would like them better, if they were a little lighter.
from New Mexico
December 29, 2010Music Background:
Just someone that enjoy a range of nice music.
SHURE SRH 840The 840's have decent sound but the sound leakage is quite noticeable to someone standing a few feet away. The noise cancellation could be much better. Both problems, I believe, are the reslut how the ear pads fit. In defense of the 840's they are light and confrotable. After wearing them for a few minutes one tends to forget he/she has them on.
For the money, one would hope to have better fitting ear pads.