I've found Shure headphones to sound excellent. Unfortunately I will never buy another because of the atrocious build quality I suffered, repeatedly, with the SRH940.
Had they acknowledged the widespread problem and rectified the issue with some strengthening of the hinges, I might think differently. But they didn't. They're made by a third party so they probably have no say in production line changes anyway. They never repair anything and simply exchange – it's less costly to just replace the cheaply-made whole headphone than to carry replacement parts and do repairs. Not my idea of a range I can trust.
I feel the same way. If Shure had paid a bit more attention to customer service and try to fix or improve the issue with weak plastic on the SRH940 I would have been more inclined to stick with the brand.
P.S. Shure still selling the SRH940 on Amazon, crazy.
Edited by john57 - 10/24/13 at 10:02am