Could you do the Shure SRH1540? Im looking forward for an high end closed back and im going insane trying to decide. I don't want to waste money if it's not worth it. I was going to get the DT1770 to replace my DT770 but im no longer sure. I've got the DT770 600 ohm, the special manufaktur version they used to do back then. Unfortnately it stopped working from one side.
Hey man, awesome vid. Wich of this budget friendly headphones would you recommend for home mixing?
I have them for about three years now. I think you nailed the sound! There is a bump at around 100hz and another one at the higher mids. Therefore on some records ( but only ocassionaly) drum-bases and trumpets can sound little boomy / pitching. Other than that - i find the sound superb. Detailed, balanced, warm and clear at the same time - and full!All genres and instruments sound enjoyable on them. Not super-analytical, they add some colour to the sound, but it makes them a touch warmer, that's why i like them.
The comfort is crappy due to the clumsy and heavy headband, the plastic bracket can break very easy. Minе hasn't so far, but I am extremely careful. It is just ridiculous that Shure keep producing them for so many years with this obvious design flaw!
Hey metal571. Can u recommend me a good neutral closed back headphone in the same price range? The SRH840 is reaaallyy not durable.. and i dont want to buy a second one. Love your vids/reviews
Great review, I was actually thinking on buying these since here they're around 85€ but now I'm not so sure. I'm actually wanting to buy a pair mainly to listen to post-rock, ambience, prog-metal, that sort of thing.
Are these good enough for that? I've seen reviews also of the ATH-M40X (also 85€) and the Senheiser HD559 (70€) for example, but I can't really decide on one under 100€.
I had these and used them for at least 2 years, I loved them but they ended up breaking.
I have owned this for 10 years, beats the newly bought HD 599 (my first open back). Somewhat disappointed with the HD 599.
Had to put a zip tie under the headband on the slide adjustment to keep them from moving every time I take them off or put them on. Also the band is not very comfortable on your head, they are a little heavy .
This or beyers (880,770,990) ?
Would you recommend this or beyerdynamic dt770 for tracking vocals & instrument 🤔
These are incredibly uncomfortable.
This thing broke on me 2 times in 2 years.
I wouldn't recommend due to the godawful headband extension.
Mine would normally get little cracks and after a while the can will completely fell off, I constantly need to repair them with epoxy. Now I am in the search of a different pair because I will spend more repairing this than getting a brand new pair.
They sound really good tho.
Yup, after 18 months of relatively light use, the band cracked on mine right through at the screws holding the slider to the left yoke. Buyer beware!
Perfect closed studio cans.
Build of v moda
Replaceability of a beyer or hd25
Comfortability of a 770
Isolation of a 380pro
Sound of the 840 but with a bit less mid bass
I love my 840s. Great for monitoring, listening to music and movies. 2 years in and fatigue not too bad as the pads are soft on the ears.
Everyone says that these headphones have a huge sound stage for this price. Only you say that the sound stage is as small as that of the ATH-M50.🤷♂️
build of an msr7, sound of the 840 without the THD, soundstage of a 770, comfort of the 770
I have 840s and on my pair the pleather on the headband is disintegrating. I compared them back to back with the Nighthawks just now and Nighthawk top end is more rolled off but still don't hear the "grain" you speak of.
had 2 pairs headband broke on both within 3 months no replaceable parts available so doesn't really matter how they sound
can you like use like more simplified language instead of showing off with lingo no one understands?
I have had these for years now and was glad the block they call a headband came off.
Now it’s much lighter with still the same high audio quality!
That headband is so heavy, if you tilt your head or look down gravity kicks in and slides them of because of the weight.
But that’s actually my only negative on these. They are just great for music listening.
I have a lot of Sennheisers (HD598, HD6XX, HD58X Jubilee, Momentum 2 Overears, IE80 In Ears), Audeze Sine On Ears, Philips Fidelio X1’s and some more.
These Shure’s fit right in! If they would really breakdown I would just buy a new pair and take of the headband first thing.
My only concern is your concern about the fragile cable sticking out, but in all these years (I think 5+) they never broke.
Are these good for metal music?
Thnx. I love this headphones, but pls, watch this: https://youtu.be/giHvW8EavCk?t=108 its about the materials quality i use them 3 years.
Do they have a built in mic?
i have a broken model like yours.. i just wonder if shure can replace it?
I have these and the M50's - these are good for guitars, baroque classical, rock. The M50's for EDM, Dubstep, trance, VST's and mastering generally. The Shure's are bulky but comfortable, the AT's are low profile and more portable. The 840's have poor headbands, which is sad given how excellent their mics are. The AT's, Sony, Sennheiser and BeyerDynamic definitely have better build quality.
i would take this seriously, but you are using those Brainwavz hm5 hybrid earpads, which are garbage, like my english.
It killed the sound of my headphones, plus they itch a lot. Threw those pads in the trashcan
Revisit these. The updated model is incredible
The fact these and every other studio pro headphone are compared to the M50 tells you the M50's are the standard reference by which every other studio headphone are judged. The 840's are more comfortable than the M50's, the midrange is crisp but forward, the bass is a bit too tight but lacking in resolution, the highs can be harsh depending on the recording and source. The 840's are great for Drum & Bass, Soul, HipHop, the M50 is best for Rock, Metal and classical. Overall, the M50 is the best all-round headphone available, has best bass response, the build quality of M50's are far better than the 840's and even better with better pads.
what's the difference between these and SRH840-BK-EFS?
Speaking from experience, the SRH440s sound almost as good but are cheaper. Build quality is marginally worse but it's fine. I got some Brainwavz pads on mine + some fatter cushions on top. Daily driver since 2013.
Might be the one to replace my mt770m
These are wonderful for solo piano. The only thing I don't like is the headband doesn't hold it's position but I've got used to that. I also tried Brainwavz pads and didn't like the sound so stuck with stock pads which I'm okay with.
How do they stack up to the Sony MDRs?
If you wear glasses. Never ever buy monitoring headphones. They sound great. But they are painful as heck to wear. Unless you wear them without glasses.
Z / whoever reads this, is SRH840 still good today?
I don't see the "hybrids" linked in description? Could you please link those or give full name so that I can look them up?
idk if i should try um, had the 440 before
Great review I heard the demo of these headphones I was blown away thanks Z
You got it right. These headphones sound freaking amazing.
The M50..... they are studio/live production monitors and that's it! Music.... they is so lifeless, they were sucking my life aura out of me. I saw why an crazy amount of hoises stick to them. Not me
Hmmm, these versus Sony 7506 for monitoring? Worth the price difference? 🤷🏼♂️😕
Shure SRH840 cost more than m50.
I love my pair I got them when Dave rat mentioned them never turned back ever since. Only real gripe is it’s a little loose and as a FOH/MON engineer I’m always looking up down then around. But still small price for big sound.
Straight up wearing no pants, just long john underwear...
This guy should stick to reviewing sweet paper-wrappers
Those SRH840s are pretty expensive. I use the 220s that I got as a gift, and I still like the sound. I use them to connect to my music keyboard.
Lol the plastic will break before you ever get the chance to replace the cups its not durable anough to stand the test of time i have these and ive been using thwm for roughly a year and the plastic just snaped... do not buy this product
I wish it was durable enough to use is so long that the cups get all scuffled sadly this was not the case they looked brand new but the plastic just gave up... never buying shure again
All these comments made me watch only 0:01 seconds of this video
This headphones destroy all of the "Beats line" with trance music!!!
Funny guy that seems a nice person, some true statement, some out of place, this headphones are very big so is a little crazy the idea of taking out to jogging with it 😂 better use it connected to a very hi end amplifier equipment 👍
I think those tight jeans are messing something up there...
please stop making reviews , just stop if you dont know what you talking about.
you are gay.
this guy MUST be trolling.
This guy simply doesn't know what he got.
Im pretty sure that this wondoerfull headphone sounds like shit at an iphone! Why? These are not HIFI use headphones, this is stupid.
another thrash review :/
I would never choose Beats over these. The SRH840's are awesome. I would also never complain about a sturdy cable and connector on audiophile equipment. Thanks for the review though.
these are not built for walking around listening. They are meant for sitting at a desk recording real music. Your a nice guy, but I think you may have not understood the use for these.
these aren't meant for Iphones.. they are made for audiophiles
what a waste of time...
MY headphones, MY iphone....Jeeeeeeezus.
looking at a child without brain and any sense of what he's doing.
Nice rewiew. Thanks! :)
Don't listen to the haters... studio headphones on the go are trendy nowdays :)
There's only one issue I have, but luckily not for the "serious" music listeners like me. And that's the bass. I feel it lacks a lot of bass on the rap, dubstep and all those boomy music genres. I even used a Rolls studio headphone amp and personally custom equalized the headphones with a computer, but didn't fix the bass issue. I've heard the beats, and they deliver pretty good bass, in fact a bit too much bass lol. Iv'e heard the Bose Q15's and they sound good, but I feel they sound too spacious for me, the only reason why I like them is because of it's patented noise cancelling, never felt so relaxed with those headphones.
Um, are you an idiot?😱
Studio Headphones on the go? Get help.
I see wearing them outside(i.e. the back yard) is fine. But literally giving them full on outside usage?
Do you even understand how long these could last you? Some headphones like these can last up to 15+ years if properly taken care of.
Given, I use M50s' on the go, I still take extreme care of them.
Also, Coiled Cable, NOT TWISTED.
Never recommend Beats, that was a huge mistake. Beats are a bratty fashion accessory for Pre-Teens, and edgy Urban Black/Mixed/Wannabe Thugs who know nothing about true Audio. I use that racially because I've spoke to some Black individuals who understand that Beats are shit and that they made a mistake, but others that think Beats are a Luxurious Headphone, and think that if a headphone isn't made by their favorite artist, or a rapper they've heard of, any other brand are "Off Brand".
Could just be where I live.