Shure is sure (forgive the pun) that they’re pretty much at the top of the pecking order when it comes to developing headphones that target professionals, and this time round they’re proud to bring a trio of models for the masses – and they are the SRH840, SRH440 and SRH240 which are touted to offer unparalleled audio quality, ergonomics, and durability. While tradition dictates that professional headphones are more often than not limited to recording studios and production houses, Shure’s latest releases ensures that they will also work superbly with a wide range of other portable listening devices, user-generated content and home recording studios. These three headphones are able to achieve a masterful balance between comfort, durability, and rich lows, warm mids, and crisp highs, where individual models boast their very own sound signature, making them useful be it active listening or critical monitoring.
According to Scott Sullivan, Shure’s Senior Director of Global Product Management, “Recording engineers need three critical things: flat, natural audio reproduction, comfort during extended wear, and gear that can stand up to the rigors of everyday use. To perfect those attributes, we combined Shure’s legacy of working with sound engineers and recording artists with the depth of experience we gained with our consumer line of Sound Isolating(TM) Earphones. Our new Professional Headphones represent the next step in Shure’s recording story – one that engages professional and amateur recordists.”
The SRH840 Professional Monitoring Headphones was specially optimized for studio recording and critical listening, where it comes with reference-quality frequency response, rich bass, clear mid-range and extended highs. The headphones feature an ergonomic fit and collapsible construction for unprecedented comfort and portability. As for the SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones, this pair was tuned to deliver accurate audio reproduction, making it suitable for professional audio equipment such as DJ mixers, mixing consoles and headphone amplifiers. It too, will come with an adjustable headband and collapsible construction. Last but not least is the SRH240 Professional Quality Headphones that target the average consumer who wants to get more out of their iPods, portable media players and mixing consoles without missing out on full bass with detailed highs. The SRH840, SRH440 and SRH240 will retail for $199.99, $99.99 and $59.99, respectively.