13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Stunning sound quality man!,
First off the order came when it was supposed to. Really quick so thats good.
Now these headphones were until recently Shure's flagship over ear set. They've just been replaced by the SRH940. So what this actually means is that the price on the SRH840's have come down loads. These baby's were priced at over £200 till recently and they were really highly reviewed at that price. Shure makes some of the best stage microphones around, notably the SM58 and its various adaptations being the pr standard for many years. So this is a pro headphone made by a pro company. Build quality isn't going to be an issue then. They feel really well built. The coiled lead attaches to the headphone in a solid and stable manor. The only minor niggle is that on the phones themselves there are exposed wires on either side of the cups. I have had no trouble so far with them catching on anything, but it's one to watch out for.
I researched a lot before buying and found a number of reviews on forums that all said great things about the sound, but many said about the comfort being an issue. Let me just put this one to bed. While these are not the lightest headphones around, they are very comfortable. Some said about the headband on top irritating the head. This I have not experienced at all. They are well padded and extend well. They fit well and the only complaint I think anybody could have is one that all closed back type headphones suffer from, which is they get a little hot inside now and again after long listening periods. Now I recommend anyone using headphones for long periods to take breaks at least every hour, if only for a minute. This will stop the problem, which really isn't much of an issue anyway.
Now the important bit. The sound. Its a really good sounding headphone. Audiophiles will always tell you the virtues of open back dynamics, but if you need something thats not gonna leak sound out and in then you have to compromise and closed back is where you find yourself. The dynamics are excellent with brilliant treble, highly detailed mids and ,after a good burn in, great bass too. The bass does improve after a some hours of use, although out of the box they sound a little lean in that area. Thats not a problem though, cos as I said this improves with use. Think of the cone material as gaining some flex after use. These phones are originally designed for studio monitoring, which is why the detail in the sound is so good. So if you're the sort of person who likes detailed, well balanced sound, then these are for you.
Personally I would not hesitate to buy these again. Brilliant and for this price amazing value. Just go for it, you won't regret it.