Shure SRH940 Professional Reference Headphones (Silver)

August 7, 2013 - Comment

Model: SRH940 Professional Reference Headphones Click Images to View Higher Resolution! Designed for professional audio engineers and in-studio talent, SRH940 Headphones from Shure deliver accurate response across the entire audio spectrum for smooth high-end extension with tight bass. Superior transient response provides minimal distortion. The collapsible, lightweight design with premium padded headband offers superior comfort

Model: SRH940 Professional Reference Headphones
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Designed for professional audio engineers and in-studio talent, SRH940 Headphones from Shure deliver accurate response across the entire audio spectrum for smooth high-end extension with tight bass. Superior transient response provides minimal distortion. The collapsible, lightweight design with premium padded headband offers superior comfort and portability. Two included detachable cables (straight and coiled) and a replacement set of velour ear pads ensure a long product life. Also includes a hard zippered travel case and a threaded 1/4″ (6.3) mm gold-plated adapter.

Features

  • 40mm neodymium driver optimized for studio monitoring, mastering and critical listening
  • Accurate frequency response with smooth high-end extension and tight bass
  • Closed-back, circumaural design for superior isolation in noisy environments
  • Superior transient response for minimal distortion
  • Lightweight, ergonomic fit and premium padded headband provide comfort for extended listening
  • Supplied with a replacement set of velour ear pads
  • Includes both coiled (10 ft.) and straight (8.2 ft.) cables
  • Zippered hard travel case protects headphones when on the go
  • Legendary Shure durability to withstand the rigors of everyday use
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SRH940 Box

What’s in the Box?

SRH940 Professional Reference Headphones
HPACC1 Hard Zippered Travel Case
HPACA1 Cable – Coiled
HPASCA1 Cable – Straight
HPAQA1 Threaded 1/4″ Gold-Plated Adapter
HPAEC940 Replacement Velour Ear Cushions

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Shure’s SRH Headphones Comparison Chart

Model SRH440
SRH440
SRH550DJ
SRH550DJ
SRH750DJ
SRH750DJ
SRH840
SRH840
SRH940
SRH940
SRH1440
SRH1440
SRH1840
SRH1840
Design Closed-Back, Circumaural Closed-Back, Supra-aural Closed-Back, Circumaural Closed-Back, Circumaural Closed-Back, Circumaural Open-Back, Circumaural Open-Back, Circumaural
Created for: Home & Studio Recording DJ Mixing & Personal Listening DJ Mixing & Monitoring Critical Listening & Studio Monitoring Critical Listening, Studio Monitoring & Mastering Mastering & Critical Listening Applications Mastering & Critical Listening Applications
Driver 40 mm dynamic, neodymium magnet 50 mm dynamic, neodymium magnet 50 mm dynamic, neodymium magnet 40 mm dynamic, neodymium magnet 40 mm dynamic, neodymium magnet 40 mm dynamic, neodymium magnet 40 mm dynamic, neodymium magnet
Sensitivity (1kHz) 105 dB/mW 109 dB/mW 106 dB/mW 102 dB/mW 100 dB/mW 101 dB/mW 96 dB/mW
Impedence (Nominal, 1 kHz) 44 Ohm 32 Ohm 32 Ohm 44 Ohm 42 Ohm 37 Ohm 65 Ohm
Max Input Power (1 kHz) 500 mW 3000 mW 3000 mW 1000 mW 1000 mW 1000 mW 1000 mW
Frequency Range 10 Hz – 22 kHz 5 Hz – 22 kHz 5 Hz – 30 kHz 5 Hz – 25 kHz 5 Hz – 30 kHz 15 Hz – 27 kHz 10 Hz – 30 kHz
Net Weight (w/o cable) 0.60 lb (272 g) 0.53 lb (235 g) 0.50 lb (227 g) 0.70 lb (318 g) 0.71 lb (322 g) 0.76 lb (343 g) 0.59 lb (268 g)
Cable Type Coiled, detachable, non-PVC, oxygen-free copper (OFC) Straight, dual-exit, detachable, non-PVC, oxygen-free copper (OFC) Coiled, detachable, non-PVC, oxygen-free copper (OFC) Coiled, detachable, non-PVC, oxygen-free copper (OFC) Coiled & straight detachable, non-PVC, oxygen-free copper (OFC) Straight, dual-exit, detachable, non-PVC, oxygen-free copper (OFC) Straight, dual-exit, detachable, non-PVC, oxygen-free copper (OFC)
Cable Length 3.0 m (9.8 ft) 2.1 m (6.9 ft) 3.0 m (9.8 ft) 3.0 m (9.8 ft) 3.0 m (9.8 ft) 2.1 m (6.9 ft) 2.1 m (6.9 ft)
Connector Gold-plated 1/8″ (3.5mm) stereo mini jack plug with 1/4″ (6.35mm) threaded adapter Gold-plated 1/8″ (3.5mm) stereo mini jack plug with 1/4″ (6.35mm) threaded adapter Gold-plated 1/8″ (3.5mm) stereo mini jack plug with 1/4″ (6.35mm) threaded adapter Gold-plated 1/8″ (3.5mm) stereo mini jack plug with 1/4″ (6.35mm) threaded adapter Gold-plated 1/8″ (3.5mm) stereo mini jack plug with 1/4″ (6.35mm) threaded adapter Gold-plated 1/8″ (3.5mm) stereo mini jack plug with 1/4″ (6.35mm) threaded adapter Gold-plated 1/8″ (3.5mm) stereo mini jack plug with 1/4″ (6.35mm) threaded adapter

Building on 87 years of audio experience, the SRH940 Headphones from Shure deliver world-class audio performance, comfort, and durability to professional audio engineers, musicians and audio enthusiasts. Reference-quality frequency response and 40 mm neodymium dynamic drivers combined with comfort and durability provides the ultimate listening experience. The included replaceable cables and ear pads ensure a lifetime of use.

Product Features

  • Accurate frequency response delivers smooth high-end extension with tight bass, and superior transient response for minimal distortion
  • That same legendary Shure quality to withstand the rigors of everyday use yet lightweight, ergonomic fit with premium padded headband provide maximum comfort over extended periods
  • Closed-back, circumaural design rests comfortably over the ears and reduces background noise while collapsible design with 90-degree swivel ear cups provides convenient storage and portability
  • Bayonet Clip securely locks cable into ear cup and two included detachable cables (coiled & straight) provide flexible wearing options and easy replacement
  • Replaceable velour ear pads included to ensure long product life and maximum comfort and a zippered hard travel case protects headphones when on the go or not in use

Comments

narfybob says:

Very Comfortable, Portable, Very Detailed Headphones, the Best I’ve Heard < < The Very Quick Summary >>Audio Quality: 4.5/5Comfort: 5/5Design: 4/5Value: 5/5Overall Rating: 4.6/5Pros: Very comfortable; deep low-bass; excellent for: orchestra, classical, jazz, vocals, and certain kinds of pop, R&B, and rock music; lots of bundled extras; able to fold-up nicely; detachable cable; can lie ‘flat’ (see the review for more details on that); headband has adjustment markers; can run from an iPod without an amp; really decent soundstageCons: Mid-bass could use a tad-bit more ‘oomph’ without using an EQ; very slightly fatiguing; cable is a bit too long or heavy; poorly recorded or mastered tracks sound bad< < About Me >>Believe it or not, I used to think bass was the one thing I liked from my music. I even considered buying a pair of Beats by Dre headphone *gasp*. Boy am I glad I didn’t. For a $300 price point, the Shure SRH940’s blew the Beats out of the water. I feel that…

electrograv says:

Incredibly detailed sound at a great price. EDIT: After a few more months of listening, I’m updating this review to be more realistic and critical. It’s important for buyers to be aware of flaws as well as the areas the SRH940 does exceedingly well. I also had a chance to listen to more high-end headphones for comparison. I’ve also removed parts where I say what other reviewers say, since that’s a useless and misleading thing to add to my own review.I’ve owned a number of very high quality headphones (Sennheiser HD 650, Audio-Technica AD2000, Beyerdynamic DT880, Ultrasone Pro 900, and for over 5 months now the Shure SRH940). I also tried some other ultra-hifi ones like the Audeze LCD-2 and as of recently I own the Sennheiser HD 800. I’ve also owned some mid/low fi ones way back (Sennheiser HD 280 Pro).Simply put, the Shure SRH-940 is an incredibly detailed sounding dynamic headphone with TREBLE better than any headphone I’ve heard under $900. Keep in mind that every headphone has different strengths and…

One Dudes Perspective says:

Ears of Joy I am loving/digging these headphones so far. I wrote a review, but it never materialized. I have listened to stuff from Future Sounds of London, Van Halen (currently addicted to “Best of Both Worlds” with these headphones), Arcade Fire, The Cars, The Temper Trap, Fleetwood Mac, The White Rabbits, Phil Collins (especially “Sussudio” extended remix version), Florence and the Machine and The Doors. I’ve been floating on a fine green cloud of rich, warm, wonderful full-bodied sound. These baby’s can take some volume let me tell you! Try cranking up “Burning Down The House” by The Talking Heads. I tingled all over. OK, I didn’t tingle, but I certainly should have.It took a little while to pull the trigger because I couldn’t quite decide between these and Sennheisers HD 600 & HD 650. The closed back style won out because I prefer as little extraneous noise as possible. They are quite comfortable and fairly light due to Plastic. I may not be the best judge of specific comfort…

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