Shure SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones
Shure is one of the reputed names in the field of the manufacturer of pro-audio realm for many years, they has made good market in the microphones like SM57. But in recent days the company’s new addition of earphones has really attracted the mob. The new SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones sounds good and affordable. It is very much useful for the music recording in professional way at just 100$.
The SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones has been given with generous sound quality with not so high range bass with crispy highs. SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones are not earphones, they are full headphone with little bulky and really compact in nature. The appearance of the headphone is really attractive and has been manufactured very solidly. It will be supplied with a carry bag along with the 1/4 inch gold plated threaded adapter.
The logo of the company on each side of earpiece and at top has been emblazoned in silver. It is also supplied with oval shaped black colored replaceable pads which are made up of vinyl cloth which are sewn inside. One can turn out the ear cups outside if he desire to hear by one cup during monitoring.
One con that has been found out about it is that due to bulkiness after two or more hours of usage it becomes uncomfortable to wear. The accessories that will be supplied on buying it are detachable cable, carry case, 1/4 inch adapter jacks for larger headphones etc. One best part of SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones is the ability to detach the cable and carry it separately, which gives lot more freedom than the rest of the earphones which comes with plug fitted with it. There are no such headphones with this level of quality present in the market at this price.
It is lovely to hear the feature of controlling the low frequencies in SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones. There is no distortion on reproducing the frequencies by subwoofer or high volume. The extreme frequencies are little bit crispy and out of taste. The inward folding of the ear cups gives facility of storing it in small place. SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones comes with 10 feet detachable cable and two 1/8 inch gold plated adapters at the two sides. The length of the coil is enough and so there will be no problem for forced recoil. The slack is also enough for the person to move around easily without any uncomfortable feeling. One can change it by taking short cables as they are replaceable in nature.
SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones doesn’t come with the two things that most of the reputed headphones come that are high price tag and the flat response. Shure has taken the market of the lower priced professional headphones which is supplied with enough features for a musician. The classic listeners will be pleased by the crispy sound of the strings along with the other genres like pop, jazz, rock, folk, trance, hip hop etc by music lovers.
SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones will not be appropriate for the users of high ending music gadgets but as a beginner step for home studio recording it will be a wise decision to have it. It sounds excellent in different genres and price is also affordable.
You may also like to explore Shure SRH840 if you want to further move up in the quality, but it is also more expensive – It is priced close to $200 ( and available at $150 at amazon). Shure SRH840 seems to have better low frequency response and will be recommended if you plan to use it to listen to the classical music and professional recordings.
The Shure SRH240 is another low end headphone in the series which has been priced at $59.99. The shure SRH240 is intended for consumer grade listening.
Among other brands you may also like to consider Sennheiser HD-280 Pro brand that has comparable performance. The Bose hadphones have been found more expensive for comparable quality.
User Rating and Reviews
We found 36 5-star rating, 15 4-star rating and one each of 3-star, 2-star and 1-star rating for shure SRH440 Professional Studio Headphone. It comes out to be 9.1 out of a scale of 10 – which can be said to be pretty good. Here are some of the user comments.
– you will not get a better set of non-noise canceling cans for $100. Many headphones that cost $200 or less fall short of the sound quality.
– shure SRH440 has amazing fidelity. They are pretty good for headphones under $100,
– My only complaint with the SRH440 is that they are huge and heavy for the ear if you plan to use for extended period of time.
About Shure :
Shure was founded in 1925 by Sidney N. Shure in Chicago who started it by selling radio parts kits. Today Shure touts itself as a “Most Trusted Audio Brand Worldwide”. It manufactures and sells high quality Microphone and Headphones, Wireless Audio products , Mixers and DSP based products among others. Shure products are used by the music and recording industries, establishing its status as a quality audio product designer and manufacturer.