May 27, 2020
Shure SRH840 is a model of over ear headphones with closed back cups of a professional American audi...Read More
Let’s see what American and Japanese audio producers represent us. I invite you to my review of over ear closed back wired headphones Shure SRH840 vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50x.
The models have a decent frequency response range of 5Hz-25KHz vs 15Hz-28KHz. Still, that does not always define a better sound quality. Let’s look further. With an impedance of 44 vs 38 dB both sound strong and loud with low impedance devices like mobile phones and MP3 players. Their sensitivity is great and almost equal with 102 vs 99 dB.
The headphones Shure SRH840 sound transparent with a powerful, deep bass and decent trebles and mids. The soundstage is not spacious in both the models, for their closed back cups. Still the clarity is outstanding for mixing and recording.
What may I tell about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is that they are really professional headphones with extra detailed clarity that may seem even fatiguing with too sharp highs placed upfront. All the ranges are there, but compared to highs the mids may seem recessed. The soundstage is narrow but the imaging is bright and very detailed.
When it comes to comfort, the Shure SRH840 is notably heavier vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50x with 372 vs 285 g that defines the long term comfort. Both headphones are comfy with their adjustable cable, an extra audio cable, and the possibility to adjust the headband. But there is only Audio-Technica that may boast with its foldable cups for a more compact size. Both have a leather-like padding on the cups. The paddings are great and do not feel tight. They can make ears somewhat warm for the tight sealing over the ears and closed back design.
The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is better headphones in this comparison. Check Audio-Technica ATH-M50x price