Shure SRH1840

Reference Recording and Mastering Headphones

  • Open
  • Circumaural
  • Dynamic
  • Neodymium magnet
  • Nominal impedance: 65 Ohm
  • Max. input level: 1000 mW
  • Frequency range: 10 - 30000 Hz
  • Sound pressure level: 96 dBV
  • Dual-exit cable
  • Detachable cable
  • Cable length: 2.1 m
  • 3.5mm jack connector
  • Screw-on 6.3 mm jack adapter
  • Weight with cable: 309 g
  • Weight without cable: 269 g
  • Incl. spare ear cushions, transport box and spare cable

Further information

Design / Construction Over-Ear
System Open
Impedance 65 Ohms
Frequency range 10 Hz – 30000 Hz
Adapter Yes
Replacable Cable Yes
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simonnomis, 29.12.2017
This will not be a detailed review, as this headphone has a feature that makes all other evaluation criteria superfluous for me.

Throughout the bass frequency range <300 Hz, this headphone causes strong distortions. I'm not talking about nonlinear frequency response through boosts but very obvious "distortion". A simple sine wave does not sound like a sine wave here, but has very noticeable overtones that may not be present.

The effect is so strong that I clearly assumed a defect in the first device and requested a replacement. I was amazed when the second device had exactly the same problem. That both headphones were broken in the same way is very unlikely.

This bass distortion seems to be a characteristic of the headphones. Under no circumstances should this be the case for a device of this price range sold as a reference and mastering headphone. Anyone who finds this distortion as a music consumer agreeable may be able to do something with it. But as a professional producing equipment, it completely misses its function, so only one star. The second device also went back.

Comfort is good, because the device is very light. The processing is a bit moderate for the price.
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Phonemic playback characteristics

16.04.2016
I am just a musician, do not have to do anything with music and do not play a musical instrument. So here I am only a 'layman' and far away from a professional.

I can only trust my hearing and my experiences.

All I can say about the Shure 1840 is that the musical reproductions of this headphone simply excite me. I have never heard of such a neutral and authentic reproduction in the course of 35 years. Not at Sennheiser, AKG, Beyer or Stax.

The only downside of this handset is the fact that it is made in China and not in the USA. For the called price I would have expected the latter.
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