Shure SRH440
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Shure SRH440

SRH440, Studio headphone from Shure in the SRH series.

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jkessel04/30/2012

jkessel's review"Great for tracking, not the best sound"

Shure SRH440
I own these along with AKG K240 Studios. I first bought the K240's over these for the comfort along with the sound quality. While these sound very good they just don't match the clarity and smoothness of the semi open back AKG's. These are fully closed back so give you a sorta pressured feeling. The speakers are pumping towards your head with no where else for the sound to go. It's great for cutting out outside noise as well as helping eliminate headphone bleed when tracking but the tone suffers. These have a very true sound to them, it doesn't over exaggerate anything too much, it does have a bit of bass boost but nothing dramatic. I own both so I can use the Shure's for tracking and the AKG for listening and mixing where best sound is most crucial. Compared to some headphones such as the Audio Technica ATH-M50 there's no contest, these win by a landslide. The ATH's have very ice picky highs which becomes painful very quickly and they're also very uncomfortable. These have much smoother highs but still no where near as smooth as the AKG's.

One other problem with these is the comfort. These get kind of painful after extended use. I normally where them for well over an hour and it has a clamp feel on your head. Starts to give me a headache as well as hurts the tops of my ears. There's just way too much force pushing the muffs together and your head is what suffers. Other than that they'd get a better rating.

One more nice plus is they also have a detachable cord and leather bag. Unfortunately the cord is coiled so it being 8 feet actually comes out to about 4 coiled, it can be stretched but it just puts more pressure on your head. There is a straight cord that can be ordered but still haven't found anyone who carries it.
yoTrakkz10/06/2011

yoTrakkz's review"great for mixing"

Shure SRH440
I recently ordered the Shure SRH 440 headphones because I needed a pair of headpones for my home studio to mix in. I must say they sound great, but even more importantly they are really comfortable on your head. They fit right around your years and it really puts you in the middle of a mix.


I love the high end sound with them, and they mids are strong. But when it comes to the low end it’s a little punchy. Also, they low end is a little weak, but you really don’t want really strong low end in your headphones when your mixing. But the quality of my mixes has been great since I purchased these from guitar center about a week and half ago. I got them around 65 bucks on sale, and they came with a nice leather pouch to keep them in for traveling or just so they are out of the way when you arent using them. The cord can also be removed for storage as well, Im not too sure why they made them like they. I guess so if you have to travel with them a lot. I just don’t like the idea of having to assemble headphones. I prefer these over the dre beats that are over exaggerated on the low and with way to much bass. Dre beats are good for listening to your ipod with, but the Shure SRH 440 are better for mixing if you don’t believe me just ask around.


I was amazed at the quality and sound of this headphone. It works great as a studio headset but did not believe the guitar center rep when he said that is would work as mix down/mastering headphones. I was pleasantly surprised. I have mixed a piano trio recital, live chorus concert and lots of electronic and blues/rock with them. There are outstanding for the money. The Shure 440 are more durable and way better sounding without all the static background noise that you get with the Sony MDR-7506. Shure 440 is truly a great product!


fartamis04/20/2014

fartamis's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very impressed"

Shure SRH440
I use it for two weeks.

yes I have tried other models before.

unbeatable value for money and I would do this choice without hesitation report.

I wanted a fairly neutral headphones to allow me to play bass on my computer, I

already has a very good headphone (denon ah-d600), which is a beautiful headphones to listen

music play a game or watch a movie, but that is not really suitable for

practice bass on songs already mastered ... as often told each headphone

its usefulness, so I went to my local store an instrument music store but

which also sells headphones, so I could try the same bass and amp that I even

has, I started a pro HD280 ... I did not like hugs too comfortable head and

sound was not to my taste too much bass and not enough treble, I followed the pro hd380

same conclusion ... too low and not enough treble too tight head, I followed with a

sony 7506 too acute not enough bass ... by screaming against his comfort was good,

Then I tried a akg240 studio Comfortable but I found the sound slightly

cloudy with a midrange presence too in the foreground with a little touch

nasal, and then I came across the shure srh 440 and then the revelation clear sound

clear with no sail a good return frequencies upwards good bass

present but not intrusive low and high excellent medium and pitched well and this

clear but not attacking, this headphone is of exceptional clarity, no need to amp

either these headphones 44ohms impedance sounds as loud as my volume equal to denon

25ohms, in terms of comfort I know that opinions are quite divided over but

for me they are very comfortable I can wear them for 2-3 hours without a problem, this tells us

not all have the same head size so ideally try before you buy. for my

share this headset is definitely a very good monitoring headphones.

I used to practice my bass and do cover low.

it adapts to my head and my ears otherwise I would not have purchased, comfort is important too.

I found comfortable for long session.

the headphone is well built and feels solid, it's plastic but thick plastic of good quality.

the connection is detachable so more if something goes wrong.

Audio quality is very good.

sound level is fine.

it insulates well enough.
Linn Sondek05/08/2013

Linn Sondek's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Shure SRH440
I needed a headphone to save and possibly listen quietly result this model is doing very well. I am satisfied and if my choice was on it is above all for the brand and reputation of Shure. To the extent that I did not want to invest a lot, this model appeared to me as the right solution. At 90 euros, I was not expecting much, but in the end I am very pleased and pleasantly surprised to find so many qualities together for such a low budget.

Traditional Use: Recording for the return.
Ergonomics proves satisfactory, but not perfect. After two hours of use, I am particularly pleased to remove the headphone. It is obvious that the morphology of each play on the term / comfort ratio. Like all headphones, it keeps you warm when the summer sets in and the interior temperature rises above 24 °.

Difficult to judge the soundness of such a product after a year and a half. He is always there, in perfect condition! Still happy!

Although with a string of high fidelity and familiar with the area, I've never really used a headphone, preferring by far the restitution most "physical" of decent speakers that name. My experience is zero. But I can say that the frequency balance is met with definition and natural: no record takes precedence over the other. The stereo image? I find it difficult to quantify this for a headphone, I too used to listen to music through the speakers. It does the job if I judge by what he returns to monitoring.
Its strength lies in its isolation with the outside not only the wearer hears nothing but those present them either.
dex red10/28/2012

dex red's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Satisfactory"

Shure SRH440
2 months of use.
Good sound for a good balance dicrimination various instruments, irrespective of volume.
Good isolation from outside noise.
Practices (foldable and comfortable to wear).
Damage to the wire "telephone" that tends to get tangled with other cables.
Inexpensive therefore recommend monitoring in the home studio
-Yaul-05/12/2012

-Yaul-'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" His faithful"

Shure SRH440
I've had more than one now, and I think he has a good quality / price ratio.
Excellent acute and medium, I just wish that there was not a chouilla more bass. I had a slight defect (the leather top of the headphone that is loose, but very simply with a screwdriver you can blow it back.
I recommend!
remi1904/25/2012

remi19's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good product"

Shure SRH440
How long you use it?
I use it for 5 months

the + +
good insulation, good sensitivity 105db/mW, 3.5mm and 6.5mm adapter, delivered with protection cover

Least
not adjustable headgear top

the quality / price
good value for money is important that the ear so you have to pay
chris m.berger03/19/2012

chris m.berger's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" its good but fragile"

Shure SRH440
I use the headset for 1 year from preque the home djing, it is rather a good headphone with a rather "light", I have nothing to reproach him for his side.

now "physically" there he is full of defects:

-Quickly becomes uncomfortable
-Mosses stand all the time
-Foams are cracked in less than a year
-Junction at the end of the arch is already broken!

I have bought this headphone 10 months ago and already it looks like in my old headphone that has 10 years yet I take care of and uses very little (2 hours per week max)
Rikuo02/10/2012

Rikuo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great sound at all levels!"

Shure SRH440
My Sennheiser HD212pro having passed away, I decided to spend a higher speed, by paying me a real headphone (yet practical) for home (music, lounge, pc). I did not want to retry the experiment Senheiser (its too dark for my taste). After much research I ended up opting for the SRH440, and I do not regret.

The headphone looks solid, it comes with a jack and a beautiful gold leather pouch. The HP can fold. It is a little heavy but it does not shock me. on the other hand depending on how it is placed, the back of their ears quickly irritated!

Indicators left / right in blue and red are pretty and practical. The overall design is quite simple and just typed the 80's, I personally love!

Regarding the sound, that's where it gets interesting!

In fact the sound is generally very clear, very clear. The bass is there but unlike other reviews online, I can not find it excessive, they are dynamic on the other hand! The low mids are a bit to pick up more at once without the vocals are a little behind, lack of presence. The mids / high mids are clear, sharp cutting, precise and sharp without being hyper aggressive and crunchy. A real treat.
The record is actually very modern, there emerges a kind of permanent energy, fishing can sometimes change a few pieces, some appeleront that the "coloring". Yet the accuracy and precision instruments to rediscover the pieces: Full details and nuances that do not necessarily hear with headphones to the same budget. The trouble is that you will receive all the defects of a poorly encoded mp3, recording messed up, etc., but it's good for fnalement the mix! For now I found it very very comfortable on jazz, rock / blues, pop, and not bad at all on the metal. He should excel in classical and in respect of electronic and modern music, I almost felt like it was designed for!
laucian01/21/2012

laucian's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent for home studio"

Shure SRH440
After trying several brands of headphones, the Shure SRH 440 really convinced me! (Model tested: seinheiser hd 250, Belkin KSK-dj-150 and headphone salon entry ..)
Tried on line 6 UX2 and POD FARM log, this headset makes really very good .. The bass frequencies are beautiful without being slobbering, the mediums are clean, sharp and precise and the highs are mostly clean and unobtrusive ..! I found it short, in these terms of use, really made for this.
This headphone is made to listen and play the big sound metal (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne, etc. ....).
To test urgently for those still hesitating!