More guitar amps have been captured with Shure’s SM57 than with any other mic, so why not listen to the results with the company’s cans?
The SRH840s have two extra joints in their construction that allow them to fold into a fairly compact size for transportation, but are heavier than the others and take a little more in the way of headband adjustment to position the ear pads. Some of the other ’phones on test are easier to wear for long periods.
We like: Folding design; sound
We dislike: Less comfortable than the others on test
While all of the headphones looked at here can be purchased for considerably less than the SRPs that we quote, on paper these are the most expensive, and offer a classy sonic performance to match.4 Stars
Shure SRH840 specs
- Type: Closed-back headphones
- Freq response: 5-25,000Hz
- Sensitivity: 102dB
- Impedance: 44 ohms
- Quoted input power: 1000mW
- Connections: Stereo mini jack with screw-on 6.4mm stereo jack
- Cabling: 3m coiled (detachable)
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