Shure SRH840 Deals

Andrew Williams

By Andrew Williams


Adam Cimarosti

January 13, 2013, 11:08 pm

I have had these headphones for a long time. I absolutely love them. First of all, they are crisp, but have a warm tone and fairly rich bass. I got these because, being a software engineer, I want to unplug from the noisy environment around me and listen to music loud without annoying those around me. They leak little to no sound and very effectively (passively) isolate you from outside noise, to the point colleagues at times need to tap my shoulder to catch my attention while I'm busy writing code. I wear these for hours at a time and find them quite comfortable, but note that I have a large-ish head. I travelled with them on public transport for a while and found that to be a bit of a chore (they ain't small), unless I was carrying a back-pack. I now leave these at work and I am looking for a second pair of headphones for electric guitar practice home.. ..and I might just buy a second pair.

If you're looking for something that is very sound-insulating and delivers a detailed, rich and warm listening experience look no further.

As an added note I would recommend to stay clear of all the tinny sounding active noise cancellation headphones like the over-hyped and overly-expensive Bose, they may be ligher, but these are unquestionably better in every other way.

Aaron Graham

December 15, 2013, 7:09 pm

I loved these headphones to death. The sound quality and clarity is really phenomenal, however he build quality is quite short of their "legendary build quality" standard. I've had these for just shy of a year and one day I tried to slide down the ear cup adjustment and low and behold the cup adjustment slide snapped with me hardly even pulling it down. I was considering buying there new SRH 940 ,however I don't think I will be buying too much more from Shure.

Al U

December 19, 2013, 12:02 am

A friend had raved to me about Shure's customer service when his e5s broke. Lo and behold, when I had a similar breakage to yours, they replaced the headphones for me, despite being 18 months out of warranty. If you have your receipt you should definitely get in touch with them.

Butch Ramsey

July 15, 2014, 10:38 pm

My plastic hinge on top of earcup broke away from my earcup,HELP:):)

Ron Lee

January 6, 2017, 5:34 am

I bought mine used so have no recourse to warranty repair. I used them about 4 months when the hinge holding the earcup yoke broke away from the headband. Upon inspection I was surprised at the design allowing for two tiny plastic pins to hold things together.
The sound quality, noise isolation and comfort of these are all excellent and I can't imagine a better set of headphones. I was able to track down a new replacement for the entire headband for around $35
The new headband was installed and lasted about three weeks. I was away for about two of those weeks and left the headphones on my mixing desk. No one has access to the room in my absence.
When I returned, I used them for about two hours, then laid them on the desk. Next day I went to use them and noted the plastic piece holding the yoke to the headband was dangling.
At no time were these headphones subjected to abuse or mishandling. I am very unhappy with the design and quality of this Shure product.
Earlier I came across another post by a user with the same failure (and there are a lot complaints about it out there.) This poster mentioned the headband for a different brand of headphones might work. I will look into that, otherwise this fine set of cups will end up in the trash along with the Shure headband.
I absolutely do not recommend the Shure SRH840 despite the fine quality cups. It's like throwing good money away.

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