May 27, 2020
Shure SRH440 is an improved model of over ear closed back headphones compared to the previous ones b...Read More
Having a chance to compare over ear headphones Shure SRH440 vs AKG K240 let me share with you my impressions. The models have a closed vs semi-open enclosure and both come with a wire.
The headphones have not a high impedance that makes them sound strong with mobile devices and MP3 players: 44 vs 55 Ohm. The frequency response of 10Hz-22KHz vs 15Hz-25KHz allows to reproduce a nice sound quality with a variety of ranges, pitches, and tones. They have almost equal sensitivity of 105 and 104 dB.
It seems to me that Shure SRH440 sounds clearer with trebles and mid-ranges than bass. Their brightness may be overwhelming at times with very bright tracks. The lows are decent but lack a variety of shades. In general, it feels quite harmonious and balanced for neutral listening.
I would call the sound of AKG K240 warm and smooth. The bass is just enough to make the music engaging but not cover up other ranges and details. Transparent representation of highs and mids makes vocals and instruments crisp and clear.
Shure SRH440 is a bit heavier vs AKG K240 with 310 vs 240 g. Still with this weight both feel light and comfy on the head for long listening. The cups are well padded but oval ones of Shure seem more comfy for most ears vs round of AKG. The padding is sufficient in both. The benefit of Shure SRH440 is the foldable design of cups to carry with. Still both are very bulky by design. The headband is adjustable in both the models, but the padding of Shure SRH440 is thicker. Detachable cable makes the use safer and more portable.
The Shure SRH440 is better headphones in this comparison. Check Shure SRH440 price