The Sure srh840 professional headphones are among the best professional monitoring headphones on the market. They are build like a tank and have an unbeatable sound quality, reproducing the most accurate and well balanced, warm sound with little mid range emphasis. Sound quality is their signature and makes the Sure srh840 one of the best audiophile headphones under 200 $
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Their robust and solid design and exceptional sound quality are the Signature of the Sure srh840. They reproduce a very nice, clean and warm sound with just a little mid-range emphasis. For closed headphones they are perfect for imaging. Any audiophile will agree on the accuracy and transparency of it’s neutral sound and the precisely tailored frequency response with it’s 40mm neodymium dynamic drivers.
They have an adjustable, padded, and moisture-wicking headband for superior comfort over extended periods and their memory soft foam replaceable ear pads provide increased sound isolation and comfort. Ergonomic and rotatable at 180 degrés
They come in a handy bag , with a 3.0 m (9.8 ft) coiled cable and a 1/4 inch treated adaptor to connect.
There is no doubt that the Sure srh840 are among the best headphones under 200$, whether it is for mixing purposes, audio engineering or pure music enjoyment and the qualities are undeniable. To help you make a decision I’d rather compare to one of it’s most feared opponent, the Audio Technica ATH-M50x.
If you have read some of my articles you might know that I am a huge fan of my Audio Technica ATH-M50x headphones and I wouldn’t change them for any other headphones in the world. As a music producer thought, you are always in search of perfection and ‘the best quality sound’ out there.
So in order to keep updated, testing out other products is essential. I tested out the Sure srh 840 and I compared the Sure srh840 with the ATH-M50x because they are both ranked among the best headphones under 200 $ and possess quite the same features that music producers, engineers and audiophiles are in search of.
First of all, let’s compare the built quality of both headphones. The Shure srh 840 might be more solid and robust than the ATH-M50x , it is also much heavier , bigger and less comfortable (+ bad head port).Though, it will last longer in lifetime and the cushions are softer.
Overall better sound quality for the Sure srh840 that has a higher frequency range and can handle higher volumes better than the ATH-M50x.
But the Ath-M50x has a smoother treble and sounds more balanced and natural sometimes. It does never fake the audio.
Price : ATH-M50x are much cheaper ( 40 $) than the Sure srh 840.
Sooo…it is very difficult to make a choice as both headphones really do reach perfection in what you could expect from professional monitoring headphones.
Your choice will depend on whether you add a lot of importance on comfort or on sound quality. For me, the sound quality of the ATH-M50x is just great and even though there have a slight difference is sound quality, they are not that obvious to make me change to Sure srh 840. They are perfect for a home based studio.
I really like the comfort of the ATH-M50x for extended hours in the studio and I wouldn’t feel the need to put 40 $ more into something that might sound maybe a better but are less comfortable.
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