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Shure SRH440 and SRH840 Anchorage AK

The overall sound quality is slightlyless transparent than more expensivecontenders, but that’s the tradeoff forthe lower price. The crucial point hereis the response (which tells you thetruth), and the low cost.

OfficeMax
(907) 274-4703
3101 Penland Pkwy., Suite M-89
Anchorage, AK
Hours
M-F 8-9, Sa 9-7, Su 10-6*

Ctg
(907) 261-6500
4701 Business Park Blvd
Anchorage, AK
 
Resource Data Inc
(907) 563-8100
1205 E Intl Airport Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Communications Software Inc
(907) 279-7800
1505 W 32nd Ave
Anchorage, AK
 
Alaska State of
(907) 279-7827
125 W 5th Ave
Anchorage, AK
 
OfficeMax
(907) 522-3080
8701 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK
Hours
M-F 8-9, Sa 9-7, Su 10-6*

Efficent Tax LLC
(907) 562-6374
471 W 36th Ave
Anchorage, AK
 
Alaska Computer Enterprises
(907) 561-8671
500 W Potter DR
Anchorage, AK
 
Revel Medical Billing
(907) 929-8078
PO Box 231634
Anchorage, AK
 
Apex Logic
(907) 274-6696
1343 G St
Anchorage, AK
 

Shure SRH440 and SRH840

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0.000Shure_SRH440_lWhen I was at AES, a Shure representativesuggested the SRH440 for mixing—which is at the lower-priced endof the line—because he felt it was moreaccurate. When someone in marketingrecommends a lower-priced product,that gets my attention!

But Shure sent both the SRH440and SRH840 so I could decide formyself. The rep was right on: I muchprefer the 440 for its more balancedresponse, particularly in the low endand low mids, that would make it better-suited to mixing. The 840 seems toemphasize the high end somewhat,which is okay when listening to commercially-recorded music but not ashelpful when mixing.

So let’s look at the 440. Itslevel of comfort is average;you would have no troubleusing it for hours at a stretch.The ear pads cover your earswell, and help reject noise.Like other headphones, itcomes with a detachablecoil cord and 1/8" to 1/4" adapter; butthe end that goes into the headphonecan lock, making it difficult to pull outaccidentally.

The overall sound quality is slightlyless transparent than more expensivecontenders, but that’s the tradeoff forthe lower price. The crucial point hereis the response (which tells you thetruth), and the low cost.

0.000Shure_SRH840In terms of value, you simply can’tbeat the SRH440. It may lack thefinesse of higher-priced models, butfor mixing, it does the job remarkablywell—which is even more surprising,given how kind it is to your wallet.

 

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