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Shure SRH1440 Professional Open Back Headphones Black Reviews

bedlam inside

Overemphasised upper midrange makes the sound very agressive, a lack of bass compounds the problems

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Pros: Decent Build quality, good wearing comfort

Cons: without equalisation they border on unlistenable

Build quality, excepting questionable design choices, is solid, ergonomics on the better end of satisfactory and if driven with the right electronics sound is pretty decent. If these cost maybe a ton (£100) they would be worthy of recommendation.  Given you have to lay out a full carpet (£300), I would take this Can of Ronseal back to Bollocks Quality for a refund. A ton less gets you the AKG’s. So unless you are a Jeremy Clarkson wannabee (or lookalike), prefer an aggressive sound with subdued bass and you drive a Shelby Mustang GT500 that was just on Top Gear the other nite, just don’t bother with these, too much aggro and not enough go. By the way, the GT500 is actually bloody...
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dweaver

In your face but in a gentle kind way

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Pros: Nicely detailed, midcentric, solid bass, extended treble

Cons: may be a bit to aggressive for some genres, sound stage is good but feels smaller due to the more forward mid-range

This is my 3rd and final review of Shure's new top line headphones. As such I will mention points about the SRH-940 and SRH-1840 as I go through the review. I intend to try and keep this review mainly on the SRH-1440 but there will be some cross polination as I go through this.   The SRH-1440 like it's big brother SRH-1840 comes in a massive retail box, in fact they appear to be identical except for the pictures and information printed on the box. Upon opening the box the 1440 has the same travel case with accessories. The earpads of the 1440 are different than the 1840 though and for the better in my opinion. The cables are the same between both models though which is a good...
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