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New Shure SRH840 Reference Studio Over-Ear Headphones £145.98 Delivered @ iheadphones !

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PLEASE DO NOT VOTE COLD BECAUSE YOU THINK HEADPHONES ARN'T WORTH THIS MUCH / YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT THESE ARE FOR! Brand new professional monitoring headphones from Shure! These RRP for £200, an… Read More
davidhird485 Avatar
7y, 10m agoFound 7 years, 10 months ago
PLEASE DO NOT VOTE COLD BECAUSE YOU THINK HEADPHONES ARN'T WORTH THIS MUCH / YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT THESE ARE FOR!

Brand new professional monitoring headphones from Shure! These RRP for £200, and are the cheapest I could find :-)

The SRH840 is Shure's reference studio headphone, specifically engineered for critical listening and professional recording. With its precisely tailored frequency response it delivers accurate sound reproduction in demanding studio applications

Features

Precisely tailored frequency response: rich bass, clear mids, extended highs
Closed-back, circumaural design: optimal sound isolation
Adjustable and wide, padded headband: superior comfort over extended periods
Collapsible design: easy storage and portability
Detachable, single-sided coiled cable: easy cable replacement
Threaded 6,3 mm gold-plated adapter
Carrying bag and additional pair of earpads included


The only hands-on review is from a head-fi.org member who got a sneak peak:

Most importantly, how does the SRH840 sound? It sounds like something SHURE's Matt Engstrom had his hands and ears on, which is a very good thing. For those of you who don't know Engstrom, he's not just a musician or the Category Manager for Listening Products at SHURE--he's also one of us, and has a great pair of ears. When I listened to the SRH840 for the first time, I knew he was involved with it, even before Engstrom confirmed it to me.

The SRH840's deep bass extension and slam is everything you'd expect from good closed headphones, but still very detailed and controlled. Though bass is north of neutral, it never strikes me as overbearing, being much better damped than Ultrasone's PRO 900, with even more accuracy down low than Ultrasone's very expensive Edition 9 (which is another of my few favorite closed headphones). The SRH840's midrange is fuller than Sennheiser's new HD 380 Pro, and is simply a better headphone than Sennheiser's latest pro audio entry. Full though it is, I wouldn't call the SRH840's midband bloomy, which, for what it is, is just how I'd want it. There was obviously some effort made to make sure the SRH840's treble has sparkle, something not often associated (by me anyway) with closed headphones. The SRH840 actually reminds me of the SHURE's own SE530 in-ear monitor, but with sparklier treble--fuller than neutral, but still with excellent detail. It's also like the SE530 in that it has very good passive isolation, blocking out the world very well, and just about completely so when any music is playing.

Don't let the SRH840's pro audio roots and appearance trick you into thinking it's not an audiophile-type headphone, as it most certainly is, to these ears. I don't often use closed headphones to listen to delicate chamber music, but am perfectly comfortable doing so with the SRH840. In fact, at this moment, I'm actually listening to the SRH840, being fed by the Lavry DA11 DAC and Ray Samuels Audio Apache headphone amp, playing a Mozart Minuet recording by Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields Chamber Ensemble. The new SHURE does the more gossamery stuff very well, which I'm not apt to say about closed headphones in general.

What criticisms do I have about the SCH840's sound? Well, it's a closed headphone, and I'm definitely more of an open headphone kind of guy. It has good soundstaging for a closed headphone, but, of course, it's simply not as open and free sounding as an open headphone. So far, no closed headphone has been able to pull me away from my preference for open headphones, and that hasn't changed. That said, the SHURE SRH840 is currently the only closed headphone in my main rig (that isn't a custom in-ear monitor), and it scales well, moving from portable rigs to high-end desktop rigs adeptly.
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#1
keito star
I'd vote but I don't understand what these are for! Were all thick you see


+1. I won't vote either
#2
I apologize if i have caused offense, I was referring only to their usage as high end studio/audiophile headphones - many high end products like these get voted cold simply because people do not understand the target or use of the product and therefore decide to vote cold. I firmly believe that a deal is hot if it is the cheapest price for that particular product!
#3
brilliant deal great headphones voted hot:thumbsup:
banned#4
roadrunner1
Voted Cold Cos I Think These Headphones Arn't Worth This Much.

I don't tell me this is not how it works- I'll decide for myself thank you.



I think you need to work on your grammer.

Any way voted hot, wont get a better set of headphones for that type of money :geek:
#5
skamma
I think you need to work on your grammer.

Any way voted hot, wont get a better set of headphones for that type of money :geek:


lulz mos def.
#6
So are these better than the Sens then?
#7
Unfortunately I've had no hands on experience, but from what i've read they'll kick the butt of the Sennheiser's at both this price point of those at a good bit higher - although when you get to the real high end open-back pro headphone's I don't think they'll quite compare - but they will set you back £500+
#8
roadrunner1
Voted Cold Cos I Think These Headphones Arn't Worth This Much.

I don't tell me this is not how it works- I'll decide for myself thank you.


I'm not saying your wrong but given the market these headphones are targeted for and therefore the high standard these need to be, probably not a bad price. SURE have a good reputation within the music industry of providing good quality products at at good price. That said have no knowledge on how god these are but do appear to be cheaper then avalable elsewhere so on that bassis am voting HOT!!! :thumbsup:
#9
midiman
I'm not saying your wrong but given the market these headphones are targeted for and therefore the high standard these need to be, probably not a bad price. SURE have a good reputation within the music industry of providing good quality products at at good price. That said have no knowledge on how god these are but do appear to be cheaper then avalable elsewhere so on that bassis am voting HOT!!! :thumbsup:


I have some SHURE SE110's myself. Don't rate them TBH but obviously not the same thing just saying.

ps my spelling is actually my wireless keyboard batteries going (serious) :lol:

PS I understand what your saying though they obviously have their target market.
#10
Oooh these look nice! Won't vote till I read some reviews but price seems good for a Shure product.
#11
roadrunner1
I have some SHURE SE110's myself. Don't rate them TBH but obviously not the same thing just saying.

ps my spelling is actually my wireless keyboard batteries going (serious) :lol:

PS I understand what your saying though they obviously have their target market.


Yeah, I have some SE110's and they're awful for the money - but i also have some 530's and they're amazing, so if the reviews about these sounding like 530's are true, then they really are great value :-D
#12
much better deal here :whistling:
#13
kevinmc666
much better deal here :whistling:



mmmm........ but do these leave stains under your arms? 'cos "shure won't let you down" :whistling:
#14
The big problem that I have with headphones is that nobody wants to demo them. I also don't trust magazine reviews as they always rave about Sennheiser & Grado. I can honestly say that I don't like either of them much. Give me BeyerTechnic or AKG anyday.

I wish that I could comment on these. The price is certainly good but as to whether the headphones are equally good..........
#15
Need a review from a music producer magazine really, anything from just music or consumer mags/sites will rate the musical quality of the headphones, not the usability from a producers point of view, which is ultimately about having a totally flat and neutral frequency response, which will give a less enjoyable experience than one with a more bell shaped response. Remember folks, these are STUDIO headphones, so rate them by that standard.
#16
Agreed, Very good price compared to other retailers, but would want to hear some more reviews.
#17
skamma
I think you need to work on your grammer.

Any way voted hot, wont get a better set of headphones for that type of money :geek:


Grammar ;-)
#18
Chris52
I also don't trust magazine reviews as they always rave about Sennheiser & Grado..


Well, with the good reviews it's possible to read between the lines. Certain things go in or out of fashion, and you just have to account for that - two or three years ago Denon A/V receivers were all the rage, but now Onkyo and Sony are getting the love. All three companies make some amazing products, but there are differences, and sometimes these go in or out of fashion. I still prefer Denon kit, hands down. ;)
#19
No Need To Shout>>>> I Will Vote Them Cold Because I Dont Thnk They Are Worth The Money Full Stop - Dont Tell Me How I Should Or Shouldnt Vote.
#20
Voted cold based on my expectations of headphones....And at this price not that high! A decent set of sennheiser 's will do me!
#21
spenspuma
No Need To Shout>>>> I Will Vote Them Cold Because I Dont Thnk They Are Worth The Money Full Stop - Dont Tell Me How I Should Or Shouldnt Vote.


Does that mean people that own certain consoles should vote cold for other console deals? Or a man should vote cold on women's clothes and vise visa because they wouldn't be worth the money to them.:w00t:
#22
skamma
I think you need to work on your grammer.

Any way voted hot, wont get a better set of headphones for that type of money :geek:


You need to work on your spelling.:thumbsup:

Look like nice headphones, and seem to get a decent write up on Head-Fi.
#23
electriclinux
Does that mean people that own certain consoles should vote cold for other console deals? Or a man should vote cold on women's clothes and vise visa because they wouldn't be worth the money to them.:w00t:


Nope people can also vote based on the fact that they would not consider £145 a price THEY would pay for a good set of lets face it (headphones). Some of us could get a decent set of Speakers for that price!.
I do admit that they are probably a Great set of headphones but some people would not pay that sort of money and would vote accordingly ;)
#24
Chris52
The big problem that I have with headphones is that nobody wants to demo them. I also don't trust magazine reviews as they always rave about Sennheiser & Grado. I can honestly say that I don't like either of them much. Give me BeyerTechnic or AKG anyday.

I wish that I could comment on these. The price is certainly good but as to whether the headphones are equally good..........


They rave about Senns & Grados because they're good and realistically, the benchmark for the others.

I tried lots of headphones and eventually got a pair of HD600s and a Graham Slee amp, aural ecstasy.
#25
callused
Grammar ;-)


She does not use hotdeals, my granddad does sometimes. Voted hot from me and my granddad.
#26
Yomanda
Nope people can also vote based on the fact that they would not consider £145 a price THEY would pay for a good set of lets face it (headphones). Some of us could get a decent set of Speakers for that price!.
I do admit that they are probably a Great set of headphones but some people would not pay that sort of money and would vote accordingly ;)


If you have no interest in the product, then don't vote. If it's something you want and you're saving 25%, then, to me, that's a decent deal.
I don't personally listen to music through speakers, so spending £150 on some would make me baulk, like you with headphones. However, if the speakers were reduced from £500 to £150, that to me is still a damn fine bargain for those who want some speakers!
Surely, the whole point of this site is finding bargains, and this is a good bargain if you're in the market for some decent headphones.
#28
For a minute there I thought it said £145 for a set of headphones.
#29
Chris52
The big problem that I have with headphones is that nobody wants to demo them. I also don't trust magazine reviews as they always rave about Sennheiser & Grado. I can honestly say that I don't like either of them much. Give me BeyerTechnic or AKG anyday.

I wish that I could comment on these. The price is certainly good but as to whether the headphones are equally good..........


i have a pair of Beyer dt770 pro. it rooooooooooooooooooocks.
and yes, monitoring headphones tend to sound flat. but play with the equaliiser and god youre in for a treat
#30
Voted hot. Hot deal!
#31
Just because soneone finds the 'lowest price' for a product doesn't automatically make it a 'hot deal'

Surely it's only a deal worth posting if it's significantly below what other retailers are charging.
#32
now this is tempting. currently rocking sennheiser HD-25 Mk II's at the moment, but i'm always looking to expand my collection! shame they're fairly new so no significant number of legitimate reviews, but if i can find a stockist around who has them then they'd definitely be worth an audition.

also, i wouldnt try comparing these to, say, grados, which are open backed and offer a totally different experience. someone mentioned comparable sennheisers? any specific models?

p.s. talking of the SE110s - i bought a pair to wear at the gym when they were knocking around cheap on play.com, and they're poor. very poor! not as patch on the E2C's from the days of yore. i'm off in-ear 'phones at the moment, but i'd expect the higher numbered models to be far superior.
#33
...and after all that, its only now i realise the thread is over 2 weeks old and the price is up to £164 inc. delivery.

:(
#34
I got sent a pair of these about a month ago. They sound sublime!!!
#35
Probably good price for a high end set, though I'm still happy my hd600's that I got for £120 a while back
#36
ShakeitGB
I got sent a pair of these about a month ago. They sound sublime!!!


Just some random person sent you them ??? :thinking:
#37
spenspuma
Just some random person sent you them ??? :thinking:


sample :thumbsup:

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