Shure SRH1440 Open-back Pro Studio Headphones

Open-back Headphones with 40mm Neodymium Drivers, 15Hz-27kHz Frequency Response, Detachable Cable, and Replaceable Velour Earpads
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Incredibly Deep and Wide Imaging from Shure!

Shure's SRH1440 open-back headphones set a new standard for critical listening headphones. With an incredibly wide frequency response and excellent detail, these phones are ideal for any situation where you must hear every detail of your project but can't use traditional studio monitors. The SRH1440s are also ideal for checking your masters for headphone compatibility - they'll provide the stereo separation and increased low-end that all headphones will provide, but with a pure and uncolored sound that allows you to make crucial mix decisions. Even if you're only using them to listen to your favorite tunes, you'll fall in love with the lifelike sound of the Shure SRH1440 open-back headphones.

Shure SRH1440 Open-back Headphones at a Glance:
  • Open-back design for distortion-free audio
  • Wide frequency response
  • Smart accessory package
Open-back design for distortion-free audio

Because they're designed for critical listening, the Shure SRH1440s utilize an open-back design. Closed-back designs isolate sound better, preventing leakage from your phones into a live mic for example, but can subtly distort audio particularly in the lower frequencies. It may not sound obvious, but it reduces your ability to listen critically. The SRH1440s are intended for listening, not recording, so the open-back design means you'll only be listening to the sound of your mix, not the sound of your headphones.

Wide frequency response

The Shure SRH1440s sport an incredibly wide, 15Hz-27kHz frequency response. That's suitable for reproducing every detail of your music, for anything from hard-hitting electronica to the most dynamic, high-resolution classical recordings. And the impressively flat response ensures that you're hearing your music uncolored.

Smart accessory package

You get a storage case, a replacement set of velour earpads, a replacement cable, and a threaded adapter with your Shure SRH1440 open-back headphones. It's a smart set of extras that any working professional would want with a set of pro-headphones.

Shure SRH1440 Open-back Headphones Features:
  • Critical-listening headphones with a wide frequency response and exceptional accuracy
  • 40mm neodymium drivers sound well-defined
  • Open-back design provides a wide, natural stereo image with an increased depth of field
  • Low-noise performance from the oxygen-free copper cable with Kevlar-reinforced jacket
  • Fully adjustable steel headband is comfortable yet durable
  • Comfortable velour earpads are replaceable to ensure years of headphone use
  • Individually tested and serialized by Shure
Listen to the sound of your music and not your headphones, with the Shure SRH1440 open-back headphones!

Additional Media

Headphones Buying Guide
Live Sound Monitor Buying Guide
Studio Monitor Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Open/Closed Open
Fit Style Circumaural (Around the Ear)
Driver Size 40mm
Frequency Response 15kHz-27kHz
Impedance 37 ohms
Cable Type Straight
Replaceable Cable Yes
Cable Length 6.9'
Plug Size 1/8"
Weight 0.76 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number SRH1440

Customer Reviews

5/5
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5/5

I could have paid more, but why?

The Shure SRH1440 Pro open-back headphones are simply amazing. I never fully appreciated the depth, clarity and range that my Yamaha Arias could produce until I heard the sound through these headphones. Well worth the money.
Music background: Musician; ever learning.
5/5

SHURE 1440

HEAR EVERYTHING WITH THESE CANS. MONEY WELL SPENT.
Music background: HIP HOP
5/5

Awesome

Couldn't be a more level freq range. Exactly what a reference pair of headphones should be. NOTE -- these are reference headphones and I wouldn't recommend them for normal listening. You won't get any standouts without an equalizer...you can hear everything across the entire range. Pops, hisses, etc. Bass is not boomy... everything is level level level. Enjoy!
Music background: Musician, Recording Artist, IT Professional.
5/5

Shure SRH-1440 Stereo Headphone review

The SRH-1440 sounds like a SRH-1840 from lows to mids, but sounds like a SRH-940 in the highs -- but overall very similar to the 1840 except for the brightness. Enter the spare earpads. Using the thin foams from 2 pairs of earpads and inserting those into the earcups, the 1440 now sounds like an 1840 (not that Shure planned on that). Either way the sound is top-notch, the build quality is excellent, looks great -- a very good value.
Music background: Piano, guitar, horn
4.5/5

The Truth

I own 3 pairs of headphones, VMODA M100's, Audio Technica M50X's, and these. I do most of my mixing on my M50X's and M100's, but these are my go to headphones for when making final mix decisions and mastering. These are not fun headphones, there big, and extremely flat. But what they offer is the truth, what I mix on these comes out the same on my professional monitors. You don't feel the bass with these but you can clearly hear them and compare them to the rest of the mix. If your going to buy these headphones just for listening pleasure, I wouldn't recommend them, but if you live in the city and can't use your monitors all the time or at all, these are a god send for those moments.
Music background: Producer and Engineer (soundcloud.com/bewhorse)
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