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Shure SRH440 and SRH840 Louisburg KS

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.

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(913) 755-2647
36330 Lookout Road
Osawatomie, KS
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OfficeMax
(913) 780-5554
15315 West 119th Street
Olathe, KS
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121 N Dean Ave
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Jass Consulting LLC
(913) 837-5392
PO Box 1122
Louisburg, KS
 
Besco Computers
(913) 557-9181
16700 W 295th St
Paola, KS
 
Operating Sooner Inc
(913) 397-8071
PO Box 2726
Olathe, KS
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Staples
(913) 814-0567
7131 W. 135th Street
Overland Park, KS
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Besco Computers
(913) 268-7633
PO Box 1214
Louisburg, KS
 
Konaware Traffic & Logistics Inc
(913) 837-4937
5 S Peoria St Ste 204
Louisburg, KS
 
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(913) 294-3612
1105 Baptiste Dr
Paola, KS
 
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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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