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Shure srh-840 headphone

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Alright, finally done with the cheap stuff. The big cans are comimg out.

 

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Build

The headband has a nice meshed material on the bottom and a nice leathery top with SHURE pressed in.

Plenty of padding for me, and headband wise I've had no comfort issues.

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Nice leathery soft pads, comfortable for the most part

I feel they could be a little deeper as my ears can press against the inside and after a few hours start to hurt.

I don't think I have huge ears, but I do know they are pretty sensitive after a few hours, and I can fix the discomfort by taking a quick break or adjusting them slightly.

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For having plastic hinges and headbands they are really strong. Shure didn't skimp on using plastic, everything feels really thick and solid.

great for travel where they may get tossed around or smushed a little.

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Has a nice coiled detachable cable with a screw on/off 1/4" adapter.

The connection on the headphone side is a locking 3/32"

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Sound

Innerfidelity graphs here

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/ShureSRH840.pdf

 

I'm using my M^3 amp and a xindac dac-5 w/ tube output.

 

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I have to say, for drums, bass and guitar, these are my favorite headphones I've heard.

very detailed, and instrumental separation is great.

 

 

I strongly recommend at LEAST 320kbps with these if not flac.

That goes with any headphone, but when you spend this much on headphones you better know what you're getting into.

 

The bass is slightly(very slightly) strong for me, and it could have better extension, but to get that I think you may be paying ~3x as much.

everything else just seems to fall inline, with it's very flat response.

 

Male vocals seem a little more forward than female vocals, but it may be the recordings as I only have a couple albums with female vocals.

 

I really don't know what else to say about the sound quality.

They are fantastic and only a small step below even my HE-500's IMO.

 

The biggest problem for me isn't not the headphones.

That problem is with whoever is recording the music.

you can really tell who cares about what they are recording and who doesn't.

 

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FUN MOD

I have an adapter and a 4" mini cable and hot glued some velcro to the phones and a sansa clip+ for almost wireless headphones.

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Final Thoughts

 

Great phones and I from other phones I've heard are right at the peak of the the price to performance ratio, IMO.

Fantastic sounding headphones for music and movies, I would however recommend something open(ad700's or hd5x8 off the top of my head) for gaming.

 

I bought these for portable use and already owned the HD595's.

Fantastic combo, as I had the HD595's for gaming and lighter music, and the srh-840's for movies and heavier music.


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Reviews: Meelec CC51P - Monoprice 8323 - Koss Porta Pros  - Shure SRH-440 - Shure SRH-550DJShure SRH-840 - Hifiman He-500 - iBasso D4 - o2 Amplifier  -  SkeletonDac

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lol @ the clips "clip" mod.


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the clip part broke off so I had to use velcro :(

Dude my clip randomly broke too when I pulled it out of my pocket and even though this thing can take a beating I baby it. Well one side of the clip broke and the other one is still there. Not sure if I should just remove it.


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They are fantastic and only a small step below even my HE-500's IMO.

 

That's true for most headphones in the $150 to $400 price range.  Even less of a difference between $500 and $2000 I'd assume.  At least that's what I intend to find out for myself when I get the cash together.


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What is your opinion on the Beyerdynamic DT 990 and Custom One Pro? Have you tried them yourself?

Great review' good job. I am jealous because you got the HE-500s.


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That's true for most headphones in the $150 to $400 price range.  Even less of a difference between $500 and $2000 I'd assume.  At least that's what I intend to find out for myself when I get the cash together.

 

I'd assume everything above $300 you're choosing between similar factors as below $100.

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 Had them for around 3 years i think, and they are incredible, to bad shure is abit underrated, they make great products.


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Great review.  Looking to pick up a new set of headphones specifically for things outside of gaming so this is some good info.


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Bought these 2 years ago for quite cheap since my work has a deal with them. Bought brand new for 110$. Fantastic headphones.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Would love to try the 880's, I almost bought them, but decided on the HE500's and don't regret that decision, and I never got a chance to try the m50's

 

there's a head-fi meet in my town, but the date got changed last year, and this year, I wasn't checking head-fi enough and missed it.

would have loved to go to try everything I could. I'll try and stay up to date next year and go.


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Reviews: Meelec CC51P - Monoprice 8323 - Koss Porta Pros  - Shure SRH-440 - Shure SRH-550DJShure SRH-840 - Hifiman He-500 - iBasso D4 - o2 Amplifier  -  SkeletonDac

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