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The SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones<br />are optimized for studio monitoring and accurate listening,...
It's not always easy to choose the perfect set of headphones. The expression that "you can't judge a book by its cover" certainly applies here - what you see on the surface is just for show, and the important part is what's going on "under the hood." This simple fact is something that Shure headphones really exemplify. Of course, they're still pretty good-looking on the outside... but it's the big, high-end drivers that really make Shure headphones shine. When you want pitch-perfect sound reproduction in the studio, and especially if you love to mix in lots of bass, Shure has you covered.
Finding the right set of headphones in Shure's professional lineup starts with considering your own situation and needs. For instance, if your goal is to get audiophile sound quality for personal playback or an in-home hobby studio, you don't need to go ultra-high-end. Instead, try some affordable options like the SRH440, SRH840 or SRH750DJ. These deliver solid Shure sound quality without stretching your budget too far, which gives you a lot of bang (or, in this case, thumping bass) for your buck.
On the other hand, if you're running an industry-leading recording studio and only the best of the best will do, you'll want to check out the higher-end of Shure studio headphones, such as the SRH1540 Professional Closed-Back Headphones or SRH1840 Professional Open Back Headphones. Not sure whether to go for an open or closed-back set? It depends on the environment you want. Closed backs will cancel out background noise, allowing you to focus on the music, which makes them great for working on fine detail in your mixes. Open backs, on the other hand, allow sounds to pass through so you get a listening experience like a live band is right there with you. This can really help you understand how your music will sound when people are playing it on speakers and can still hear their surroundings.
No matter which set of Shure studio headphones you decide to take home, you'll be joining a very long list of happy professionals who love the performance they deliver. Shure's long history means that the headphones in this section have been 80 years in the making, and when you listen for yourself, there's no doubt that you'll consider those to have been decades well spent.