Submitted September 9, 2009 by a customer from gmail.com
"Best closed phones in the $200-$300 price class, maybe even above."
Granted I've only had these two weeks and sound-wise they might still be breaking in (although they were very "wet" out of the box), but already I'm so impressed with the sound and build quality that I can't think of any negatives whatsoever. If they live up to Shure's usual standard of quality, I'll be enjoying them for a long time to come. Shure knew this and included extra ear pads in case yours get worn out. Sound
I'm going to keep this brief because in the end you have to listen to headphones for yourself to decide. But these sound amazing. Compared to the Sennheiser HD-595s these are way better. Compared to my Mackie monitors these are better. There are plenty of rave reviews for the 840s on the net by more experienced audiophiles than I, so go look for them if you don't believe me when I say these are by far the best closed phones in this class, and maybe also the next class up. Excellent response across the spectrum - commanding bass, supportive mids, and floating highs. Nice and flat just like monitors should be. If you haven't had phones or monitors of this quality before, prepare to be stunned at the difference. I gave them a 9 because there's always room for improvement here, but this is as good as you'll get for the money. Features
Ok one of my main gripes with most headphones is the cord. It's either too long or too short or it gets tangled or its too heavy or too light. The Shure engineers must have put…
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