Audio-Technica ATH-M40x vs Shure SRH440

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x review
vs
Shure SRH440 review

In this comparison, I am going to tell you about the most important features and differences of Audio-Technica ATH-M40x vs Shure SRH440. They are wired and closed-back. In addition, these headphones have a stylish over-ear design.

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Features

The outlook of the headphones is important, but let's find the distinction between their technical features first. The range of frequency response is 15 Hz - 24 kHz in the case with Audio-Technica ATH-M40x and 10 Hz - 22 kHz in the case with Shure SRH440. The devices have 98 dB and 105 dB of sensitivity respectively. When it comes to impedance, the headphones produced by Audio-Technica have 35 Ohm, while the other ones have 44 Ohm.

Sound

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x has accurate and clear midrange, with superb low-mid depth. Moreover, the device does a remarkable job of offering crisp and clear highs with amazing detail.

The sound of Shure SRH440 is clean and exceptionally balanced. The headphones are ideal for home studio recording, but also great for general listening. Keep in mind, they can get a little bit harsh on sloppy or extremely chaotic recordings.

Comfort and design

The headphones Shure SRH440 are heavier as they weigh 310 g, while the other pair has 240 g. The device made by Audio-Technica is foldable. Both headsets have an adjustable headband and a 300 cm long audio cable.

Speaking of their disadvantages, there is no microphone or in-line control whatever device you choose. You do not get a carrying case with these headphones.

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x  pros and cons

Pros

  • Expert-level padding in both the earpad and headband not only make the structure more comfortable to wear but also longer-lasting
  • Earpads are made out of artificial leather and are replaceable without much effort
  • The earcups swivel 90 degrees
  • Includes top-notch earpads and headband padding to make the listening experience more comfortable

Cons

  • The lowish 35 Ohm impedance can be a nuisance when dealing with older devices which can have a high output impedance

Shure SRH440 pros and cons

Shure SRH440 pros and cons

Pros

  • The cups can be flipped out in reverse for when you just need to monitor with one ear
  • The pads are detachable and replaceable
  • Decently sturdy headphones despite their all-plastic design

Cons

  • Exposed small wires running from the headband to the earcup
  • Only comes in one color scheme

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
8.2
Shure SRH440
7
10
7
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Common

Product

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Shure SRH440

Model

ATH-M40x
SRH440

Brand

Audio-Technica
Shure

Reviews

5388
894

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

40/1.5
40/1.5

Impedance, Ohm

35
44

Frequency response, Hz

15Hz-24KHz
10Hz-22KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

98
105

Magnet type

neodymium
neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

240/8.4
310/10.9

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

300/9.8
300/9.8

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not
has not

Bluetooth version

has not
has not

aptX

has not
has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not
has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not
has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not
has not

Battery life, hrs

has not
has not

Charging time, hrs

has not
has not

Charging port

has not
has not

Charging cable

has not
has not

Speed charge

has not
has not

Battery free listening mode

has not
has not

Battery level indicator

has not
has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not
has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Shure SRH440
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Shure SRH440

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 7
  • 8.2Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
  • 7Shure SRH440

The Audio-Technica ATH-M40x is better headphones in this comparison. Check Audio-Technica ATH-M40x price