Two of Shure’s most popular studio headphones are getting an update! The SRH440A and SRH840A are here to convince with a new design and improved sound properties. Both models target musicians and creatives alike, but the manufacturer is also thinking of content creators. Podcasting and streaming are two areas that are still experiencing a great boom, with reliable studio equipment also in demand there.
Shure SRH440A and SRH840A
Both new models offer revised designs (based on a matte look) and technical improvements. According to Shure, the new headphones are optimized for precise listening and studio monitoring. This includes reduced harmonic distortion and more precise coordination of the drivers. Both models work with dynamic 40mm neodymium drivers.
The frequency range of the SRH840A has been re-tuned to become more precise. In this regard, Shure promises rich bass, clear mids and extended highs. The wide and padded headband promises wearing comfort during longer sessions. Additionally, a folding mechanism makes it easy to store and transport the headphones.
The SRH440A also attaches great importance to detailed sound and precise frequency response. Shure envisions them for home recording, editing, mixing, podcasting and streaming.
The two headphones have lightweight headbands and over-ear designs to provide wearing comfort as well as reasonable shielding against outside noise. The supplied bayonet cable is 274cm long, so freedom of movement in the studio isn’t particularly restricted. A jack adapter is also included with both headphones, and the SRH840 also ships with a transport bag.
Shure SRH440A and SRH840A Price and availability
Both new headphones are available now from Shure and its dealers, such as Thomann. The SRH440A costs EUR 95 and the SRH840A is available for EUR 145. The prices are appealing to recordists with a little more cash to spare over entry-level equipment.