I needed a pair of headphones for portable use that would be good enough for quick mastering jobs, yet not be so expensive that I'd be afraid to leave home with them. The Shure range had gotten good reviews so I thought the SRH240 was worth a try.
In the studio I use an expensive closed-back headphone for detail work so I was hoping the SRH240 wouldn't be too much of a disappointment in comparison. In actual fact I've been pleasantly surprised and quite often use these simply for portable listening as they're both comfortable and relatively inconspicuous (especially now as wearing full headphones on the street has become fashionable!).
The one thing I would criticise is that the fixed cable is light and seems quite flimsy, so care needs to be taken to keep it wound up, as I imagine tripping over it would probably damage it quite easily. It's not easily replaceable so you're looking at a soldering job if that happens, on the other hand it looks like it's possible to open the cans, making them at least repairable if out of warranty.
So overall, good value with very good sound for a closed-back headphone, with some corners cut in terms of the casing, which is not a major minus point considering the cost. Recommended at the price!
The Shure SRH240's are a great set of headphones for a very acceptable price. It has a great frequency response range and are amazingly comfortable to wear. They bring me right into the sound and are great for isolating other external sound sources.
They're very comfortable and the build quality is great as to be expected from the Shure brand. I would say that they compete with headphones that are four times the price very easily.
They feel sturdy so they wont twist and break off in a bag and are cheap enough that you wouldnt feel bad just throwing them into a backpack for a daily commute but they also carry a sound quality that is much higher than the price range. All round great quality and great value.
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