Shure SRH1540 Premium Closed-Back Headphones

Mix in comfort with Shure's premium closed-back cans. The SRH1540s push out an impressive 5 Hz to 25 kHz range. Replacement earpads and cables are included.

Building on over 85 years of audio experience, the Shure SRH1540 Premium Closed-Back Headphones deliver superior audio performance, comfort and durability to listeners of all kinds -- professional engineers, musicians and audiophiles. The SRH1540 utilizes 40 mm neodymium drivers for an expansive soundstage with clear, extended highs and warm bass. Developed with aluminum alloy and carbon fiber construction, the lightweight and durable design also features Alcantara ear pads for maximum sound isolation and comfort.


- 40 mm neodymium drivers deliver superior acoustic performance for an expansive soundstage with clear, extended highs and warm bass
- Closed-back, circumaural design rests comfortably over the ears and reduces background noise
- Lightweight construction featuring aircraft-grade aluminum alloy yoke and carbon fiber cap for enhanced durability
- Steel driver frame with vented center pole piece improves linearity and eliminates internal resonance for consistent performance at all listening levels
- Ergonomic dual-frame, padded headband is lightweight and fully adjustable for hours of listening comfort
- Oxygen-free copper cable (OFC) with Kevlar(R) reinforced jacket for superior performance and durability
- Dual-exit cables with gold-plated MMCX connectors provide secure connection and detachability for easy storage or replacement
- Replaceable ear pads made with Alcantara(R) and low density, slow recovery foam for exceptional comfort
- Additional cable, read more replacement ear pads and zippered storage case included for years of listening enjoyment
- Legendary Shure durability to withstand the rigors of everyday use
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- Type: Closed-back, circumaural
- Transducer Type: Dynamic, Neodymium magnet
- Driver Size: 40 mm
- Frequency Range: 5 - 25,000 Hz
- Sensitivity: (@ 1 kHz) 99 dB/mW
- Impedance: (@ 1 kHz) 46 Ohms
- Maximum Input Power: 1000 mW
- Connector: Gold-plated 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini jack plug with 6.35 mm (1/4") threaded adapter
- Cable Length/Type: 6 ft (1.83 m) dual-exit, detachable oxygen-free copper
- Removable Ear: pads Yes
- Collapsible: No
- Net Weight (without cable): 10.1 oz (286 g)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black, SRH1540-BK
Shipping Weight: 2.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 9 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SRH1540-BK
Warehouse Resealed, Black, SRH1540-BK
Shipping Weight: 2.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 9 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SRH1540-BK

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-516-2525

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted March 4, 2014 by Richard K in Lorton, VA

"Great Cans!"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I purchased these from zZounds several months ago with low expectations. I use these in my home production studio for vocal tracking and occasional mixing. After a long burn in period, it became apparent that these were the best headphones I've ever used and with thirty years in the business, I've heard them all. The best compliment I can pay them happened recently when I walked away from the console with the headphones on and didn't realize that I had them on. The sound was so natural, the soundstage just right and they are really comfortable during long sessions. I was transported into my own audio world. My studio includes Blue Bottle mics, Quantec Yardstick reverb and a Grace headphone amp, so this is as good as it gets. A truly great pair of cans!

Musical Background:

Thirty years in the business - engineer, artist

Musical Style:

Mostly classic rock.
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