Shure SRH840

Editor rating

4.4/5 on February 12, 2017

User's rating

213 reviews

The SRH840 is a relatively new design of professional monitoring headphones that has been introduced by Shure. The American audio company began its journey in 1925. The founder S.N. Shure started it by selling kits to build radios. In the 1930s, the firm proceeded to manufacture microphones. As times progressed, Shure explored new avenues and expanded into a variety of categories, including wireless systems, earphones, personal monitor systems, and so much more. It provided its products for several uses including stage, studio, and personal. When it comes to professional use, it has launched several items worth mentioning but not one as ingenious as the SRH840 professional monitoring headphone.

Shure SRH840 Review

 

Shure SRH840 Features

The SRH840 has been built with several remarkable features in place. Perhaps, its most prominent feature is its 40-millimeter driver which is made up of neodymium. It is what makes these headphones ideal for studio recording and enables users to listen carefully and derive a better analysis of the audio.

Another key feature is the frequency response of these headphones, which has been accurately altered to provide a rich bass, a clear midrange, and increased highs.

These headphones also feature a coiled cable. It is 10 feet long, which means that it can be used over a safe distance. It is also detachable so that it can be stored and, if need be, replaced. It is locked carefully into the ear cup via a bayonet clip.

One other characteristic is the jack converter which is provided with the coiled cable. Measuring about 3.5 millimeters to 6.35 millimeters, the jack converter can be easily screwed onto the wire. It enables the flexibility of the device.

The SRH840 professional monitoring headphones have an ergonomic design. Their dimension specifics are 4.5 x 8.5 x 9.5 inches. The structure includes a broad headband which is fully padded, can be easily adjusted to fit the user’s needs, and can absorb moisture, making it ideal to be used over extended periods of time. Attached to this headband are two sets of ear pads filled with foam and packed with fake leather. Moreover, the structure is circumaural, which means that the headphones completely enclose the ears, thereby eliminating any noise in the background. The leather padding further provides comfort.

Shure has also included a carrying bag in the package, which protects the headphones from any damage. Also included in the package are an adapter, which is gold-plated, and replacement ear pads. The latter makes sure that these professional headphones last a long time.

Pros

  • Provides remarkable clarity in audio
  • Good value for money
  • Collapsible, so can be stored easily
  • Portable
  • Leather padding provides warmth and softness

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Large, so cumbersome to use

Shure SRH840 Review – Wrap-Up

Overall, the SRH840 professional monitoring headphones have been well received by their target market. Almost everyone who experiences the product praises the comfort they find in it. The leather padding on the ear pads provides a soft and warm feeling, unlike other headphones where long periods of use leads to discomfort and sore ears. Several users have loved the frequency response of the headphones, commending the clarity in sound and how the device highlights the bass.

However, many consumers have felt that the headphones are a bit too pricey for their budget. Also, the case in which they arrive is considered to be not so impressive as it is made up of leather with a drawstring attached. It cannot be completely boxed up as well, which makes the headphones a little inconvenient to transport, contrary to what has been promoted. Often, people who wear spectacles have complained of how these headphones have a tight grip at the temples and push their glasses a bit too much.

Nevertheless, the SRH840 does have a collapsible structure, and its circumaural design enables it to block out all external noise. The silence and serenity provided by these headphones allow users to listen to audio and recordings easily. Furthermore, although they are durable on their own, the jack converter and replaceable ear pads extend their longevity.