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Shure SRH1840 Professional Open Back Headphones (Black) by Review Summary ,  Sep 2, 2015

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Shure SRH1840 Professional Open Back Headphones (Black)
Report Date: 12/09/2015
Based on 34 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.7
Returned or considering to return: 2.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Sound4.4   average
Quality4.0   average
Music3.8   below average


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Cable

Cable:
"The cable is nice and feels good (some cables can be annoying)."
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"(Senn solves this problem by making the cable shorter and including an extension."
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"They come with a very nice case, spare pads and a spare cable set."
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"The cable is nice and feels good (some cables can be annoying)."
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"The box included: earpads, cables, headphones, and a huge well padded case."
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"However, that can be accomplished within the headphones while still using a single entry point, but using a wholly exterior cord allows for aftermarket audiophile replacement cables So, this is a minus in terms of convenience and ease of use, but I suppose could be a plus later for those who want to buy expensive high end replacement cables, if and when they appear for this model."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"If you want a superb design, comfort and sound, I can recommend they phones without reservation."
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"When considering sound quality, comfort, and value for money, these Shures are unbeatable."
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"However, the headband consists of 2 thin parallel bands which are not the same nor as comfortable as that of the HD 600.Unfortunately, like the HD 600 they have excessive driver coloration."
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"good comfort."
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"Their comfort level is excellent, build quality is very good, box and accessories are nice."
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Music

Music:
"Not as good on rock music, I find my ears get tired after a few hours of drum beats, but that's more likely my ears than the headphones :-).I'm not an high-end audiophile but I walked out of the shop with these headphones and haven't stopped smiling when listing to music since."
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"When doing studio work you will pick up minute details in the music that you can't hear as well with other headphones."
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"They will, however, give a faithful reproduction of the music you want to hear -- with some caveats:1: Holy crap, are these ever power-hungry!"
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"Besides hearing details in the music that I had been missing for so long, the headset gives you the feeling of being actually on the stage with the performers."
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"It is hard to explain the immediacy of the music and the clean quality of the sound."
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"Its nice to be able to be totally immersed in music, but still hear the phone ringing."
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"I would suggest investing in other Shure headphones designed for music listening versus production as they make the best in that category as well."
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"It is necessary to listen to many different kinds of music to fully appreciate how balanced they are along the full spectrum from low bass to high treble."
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"These Shure SRH1840 Open Back Headphones are by far the best pair that I have for listening to music at home."
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"They are so comfortable and the sound is so very natural that I forget that I am wearing headphones and can just enjoy listening to music for several hours at a time, When the construction down the block gets noisy and I have to switch to closed headphones or when I am out walking with earphones, I certainly notice and regret the difference."
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Quality

Quality:
"When I got these I was so disappointed at the quality right out of the box given what I read and the reviews."
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"It is hard to explain the immediacy of the music and the clean quality of the sound."
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"Okay, I can say that if I were making a purchase decision based on the out-of-the-box sound quality (before break-in), I would make the wrong decision, so I think that Shure (and other makers) should consider in-house break-in for this price range of product."
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"For sound quality, I think the only clear superior to these is the LCD3 from Audeze."
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"When considering sound quality, comfort, and value for money, these Shures are unbeatable."
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"Their comfort level is excellent, build quality is very good, box and accessories are nice."
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"If your looking fo a lot if base this is not the kind you will like to get but its a good rich clear quality sound"
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"They are sturdy, attractive, extremely comfortable and the sound quality is superb--everything that you would expect of headphones in this range."
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Sound

Sound:
"The coloration of the HD 600 sounds less monotone and more musical than that of the SRH1840.In sum, the SRH1840 sounds perceptively more transparent than the HD 600 but not more pleasant to listen to."
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"-[Test Arsenal]-SOURCES:Lenovo ThinkPad W520Apple iPod Classic 160 GBZune HD 64 GBAudio Technica ATLP120Yamaha RX-V667Biosciencegeek CMoy (18V mod) amplifier on and off of all devices, except YamahaARTIST - TRACK - ORIGINAL SOURCE DEVICE TESTED*Weather Report - Birdland - CD YamahaChecked the amp to make sure treble wasn't maxed, or that I wasn't inadvertently using a weird sound field."
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"Sounds great in my car, marginal on IEMs, terrible on these."
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"I auditioned the SRH-1840 straight out of the box, and was unsatisfied with the sound, so I decided to give them a period of break-in."
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"Okay, I can say that if I were making a purchase decision based on the out-of-the-box sound quality (before break-in), I would make the wrong decision, so I think that Shure (and other makers) should consider in-house break-in for this price range of product."
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"I'd say that the sound stage for the Shure is very good, but not as good as the AKG."
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"If you want a superb design, comfort and sound, I can recommend they phones without reservation."
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"For sound quality, I think the only clear superior to these is the LCD3 from Audeze."
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"When considering sound quality, comfort, and value for money, these Shures are unbeatable."
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"Only bad part about HE-400 is comfort, and it's harsh sound in 8k-16k."
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"The SHR-1840s are great sounding headphones."
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