Shure SRH840 Review and Specs

Shure SRH840 is a model of over ear headphones with closed back cups of a professional American audio brand. It comes with a wired connection.

Shure SRH840 review

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Features

The impedance of Shure SRH840 states 44 Ohm. It has a pretty wide field of frequencies: 5Hz-25KHz. The headphones reproduce a pretty loud sound with sensitivity of 102 dB. The Shure SRH840 specs make it a decent choice of Hi-Fi headphones.

Shure SRH840 review

Sound

I find the sound of Shure SRH840 flat and harmonious for both critical and casual listening. I like its deep bass that sounds engaging and suits most tracks. The mids are neutral and highs are less emphasized. As I have expected, the soundstage is not spacious, because of the closed cups.

Connectivity

There is only one option to connect the headphones, with a wire. Fortunately, it is detachable and may be changed and it is also safer if it tangles. The cable length is 3 m/9.8 ft.

Comfort and design

To tell you the truth, it seems to me plasticky and cheap-looking. Still they are comfortable to wear with amply padded headband and ear cushions. They look very bulky and do not fold for a smaller size. I managed to adjust the headband for my head size to fit perfectly. It is not the lightest version of over ear headphones with the weight of 372 g/13.1 oz.

Pros and cons

Shure SRH840 pros and cons

Pros

  • A safe and interchangeable detachable cable so you may choose another option for your maximum comfort
  • Fits the head comfortably without pressure and fatigue so may be used for long time of listening
  • Relatively flat sound for professional and casual users
  • Closed cups isolate ambient noise in a natural way a bit

Cons

  • Large size and no options of foldability make them not portable and not usable for activities
  • Narrow soundstage for the closed cups enclosure
  • Cheap look and build because of being made mostly of plastic

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Overall
7.5

Common features

Product

Shure SRH840

Model

SRH840

Brand

Shure

Reviews

426

General

Wearing style

over ear

Enclosure

closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

40/1.5

Impedance, Ohm

44

Frequency response, Hz

5Hz-25KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

102

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

372/13.1

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

Jack connection (TRS)

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

Bluetooth version

has not

aptX

has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not

Battery life, hrs

has not

Charging time, hrs

has not

Charging port

has not

Charging cable

has not

Speed charge

has not

Battery free listening mode

has not

Battery level indicator

has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Shure SRH840
Shure SRH840

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