Excerpt: When I'm doing a mix, I like to not only hear the music thru my monitors, but I like too hear them thru a good pair of headphones as well. I can truly say that the Shure H440's are great for this. The sound is awesome, and give you distinction from the highs and lows in your recordings.
Summary: I ordered these for a small Audio-Video production booth! Wow! I'd like to have a set for my personal use but I'm afraid to order them! I'm afraid I'd listen to them so much that I'd damage my hearing even more than it already is after years of live sound work! They sound so good and block so much ambient noise! The detachable cord is a great feature too! I've used every brand on the market including high end Koss, Sennheiser, Audio-Technica, Beyer and others.
Excerpt: Super duper comfortable. The input wire is actually 1/8", but it comes with a screw on 1/4" converter, which works perfectly well. The headphones also come with a nice carrying pouch which is nice. Sounds quality is, of course, very nice. I very much like the coiled wire as well. Doesn't get in the way, yet provides good length.
Excerpt: I usually go off of three things as far rating a headphone, and these things are all important to most people. Which start with Build quality(durability to aesthetics), comfort, and Sound quality(from how it is advertised to sound to how well it hits it's mark). The Shure 440 monitoring headphone in my opinion is an excellent headphone for sub $ and I can honestly say it is on par with and or better than the Audio Technica ATH-M50 monitoring headphones.