Excerpt: Shure has been a fixture in studios for decades. So it should come as little surprise that the SRH440 skews more towards a neutral tonal balance. But while the similarly signatured 280 sounded dull, distant, and tinny with certain genres of music, the Shure’s sparkling highs, well-balanced mids, and...
Pros: Well built. Decent isolation. Clean, articulate sound that hits a sonic sweet spot. Ear cups pivot and fold into a portable package. Come with detachable 9.5-foot coiled cable and travel pouch. Great value.
Cons: Heaviest of the bunch. Exposed driver cables made me a little nervous. Not really comfortable for more than short, hour-long listening sessions. Noise isolation not as good as the Sennheiser or Destiny.
Excerpt: Playback was suitably impressed when we reviewed Shure’s SRH840 headphones last year. The 840s set a benchmark for under $250 headphone performance, though of course Grado ‘phones, for very different sonic reasons, also hold a warm spot in our value-oriented hearts.
Summary: The Shure SRH440 headphones might not appeal to people who use higher-end equipment or who want skull-shattering bass, but as a step into the world of home studio recording, they sound great with a wide range of musical genres--and the price is right.
Pros: Audio is clean and exceptionally balanced; ideal for home studio recording, but also great for general listening; detachable, replaceable cable; affordable price.
Cons: Overall retro and plastic design; clunky cable weighs down the headset; uncomfortable for long-term use; exposed small wires running from the headband to the earcup.
Shure SRH840 and SRH440 Mixing & Monitoring Headphones
5 September 2010
Excerpt: A great set of cans is essential whether you spend a lot of time in the studio or play drums live to a click-track. A relative newcomer to the professional headphone space, Shure has taken their expertise with in-ear monitoring and microphones and applied it to this essential area of sound...
Excerpt: It always pays to check your mixes using a decent pair of headphones as you’ll often hear nuances that are missed when listening through your main monitors. Shure’s new SRH 440s feature 40mm neodynamic drivers optimised for general listening and monitoring and have been finetuned to deliver accurate...
Conclusion: Le srh440 est un jeune très prometteur, qui aimerait pouvoir être le meilleur partout. L’énergie qu’il dégage est impressionnante mais il en oublie de laisser parler la douceur et s’envole parfois sans se contrôler.Le srh840 est lui un vieux sage.