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Shure SRH440 and SRH840 Kapolei HI

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
(808) 674-1110
4450 Kapolei Parkway, Suite 120
Kapolei, HI
Hours
M-F: 8-9, Sat: 9-7, Sun: 10-6*

OfficeMax
(808) 485-1083
4561 Salt Lake Boulevard
Honolulu, HI
Hours
M-F 8-9, Sa 9-7, Su 10-6*

Intergraph Corporation
(808) 672-0668
92-1161 Hoike Way
Kapolei, HI
 
Decisionone
(808) 838-7751
3375 Koapaka St
Honolulu, HI
 
Colortyme Rent-To-Own
(808) 668-7070
87-2070 Farrington Hwy Ste E3
Waianae, HI
 
OfficeMax
(808) 671-7337
94-861 Lumiaina Street
Waipahu, HI
Hours
M-F 8-9, Sa 9-7, Su 10-6*

Staffing Solutions Of Hawaii
(808) 674-9200
Kamokila Blvd Ste 161
Kapolei, HI
 
mPower Hawaii
(808) 626-2808
PO Box 893870
Mililani, HI
 
Rent A Center
(808) 696-7368
86-078 Farrington Hwy Ste 105
Waianae, HI
 
Cyberwest Internet Cafe
(808) 695-9200
Makaha Marketplace
Waianae, HI
 

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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