Pros -Crystal clear highs and mids!
-Professional design with leather band.
-Nice coiled cord.
Cons -Bass is not good,very poor.
-Ear pads arent that much comfortable,it hurts after a while.
Summary Trebles are really crisp! you can individually heard each instrument being played! (you can hear the strings of the violin vibrate!) And these are made for that purpose! You can clearly hear each layer of sound in the highs and mids!
Im a bass head so these arent the headphones for me or any of you who are looking for bass! i got the Sennheiser HD 212pro,which has really good bass but the treble clarity is no where near this! but its a good set. however,the Shure SRH 440 is prefect for those who have sharp ears! this is a really good,i think the best for this price range!
Pros Great balance (not too little or too much bass) and superb sound quality for the money.
The build quality is quite sturdy.
A nice clean retro design.
A "plastic brushed finish" so no finger prints!
ear cups and head band are made with nice pleather
Cons The ear cups can get very uncomfortable with even mildly long amounts of time. (your ears will get soar)
A excessively long curly wire comes in the box which gets heavy, and also gets tangled.
two wires on the sides can easily get chewed or clipped
Summary if you are considering buying the shure 440's, that's fine, but I recommended you buy the shure 240's save yourself $50 and your ears for little difference in sound quality, and a more retro design.
Pros They work (can't think of anything else).
Cons 1. Terrible earpads that become very uncomfortable in no time;
2. Sound quality is nothing to get excited about - pretty disappointing;
3. Terrible isolation;
4. Very plastic;
5. Exposed cables;
6. Curly lead.
Summary Before buying these I took about a month searching out lots of reviews and comparisons, checking specs, etc., and I can only say I feel mislead and ripped off. Unfortunately, there is absolutely nowhere I could go to try and compare headphones, and I live on the edge of London, the capital of rip-off Britain!
I contacted Shure and they assured me I had the genuine article from one of their registered dealers.
Before you wonder, yes I gave these a week of solid burn-in.
Would I recommend them? Definitely not. I'd recommend that people try something else instead.
Pros Great sound quality, very well balanced. I say again: great sound quality! Cord also seems very durable, and the tips are gold-plated. Also comes with a 1/4" adapter, also gold-plated, and a carrying pouch.
Cons Lacking aesthetically. Also it is very big; it takes a lot to power these cans, but regular MP3 players can still power them sufficiently. Not for people for who want skull-shattering bass. These cans focus on balance and fidelity.
Summary I got these as gifts for my brother, and I took the liberty of using them before giving it to him. Now I've been using them for 2-3 weeks and I've been pretty much addicted to these headphones and I will be missing them sorely when I do have to hand them over to him.
I personally own a pair of Sennheiser CX300-II (which are just O.K. and shouldn't be worth more than $50), and when I tried these cans for the first time, I was surprised at how *flat* the SRH440 sounded. It was definitely a big transition from the boomy CX300-II. However, after closely comparing songs heard through the two headsets, I noticed that SRH440 is clearly far more superior. As a noob, I used to equate bass = quality, but SRH440 shows you just how wrong you would be to think that. These headphones are pretty hi-fi; they will allow you to capture all the subtle details with great clarity.
Some reviews say that SRH440 lacks bass. This is wrong. SRH440 is more than capable of producing deep bass tones, and indeed the bass is very tight and clear. However, SRH440 is designed to reproduce the music faithfully, rather than sacrifing clarity for deep, boomy basses. That being said, these are only good if you're looking for headphones that will let you capture all the details. If you're a bass lover, definitely look into the Dr. Dre line of headphones, not SRH440. I've heard that SRH840 and SRH750 has great basses too, so maybe those are good (albeit less economical) alternatives.
In terms of comfort, SRH440 is also lacking. Prolonged wear can be rather uncomfortable, as there isn't much padding especially at the headband. Also, these are great headphones, but to be honest these are pretty ugly.
The bottom line is, if you're looking to enhance your appreciation of music but don't have hundreds of dollars to spend on equipments, SRH440 is probably a great starting point. I'll probably throw out my Sennheiser CX300-II now, and invest some money into real earphones. If you love deep bass sounds, then don't get SRH440. If you're looking for very well balanced cans, then SRH440 is a great choice, especially if you don't want to spend a lot of money.
Pros At this price, it is hard to find any better headphones, for use with amps. Clear crisp uncoloured pleasing sound, fast dry bass.
Cons Maybe not for the boomy bass lover, and cheap mp3 players.
Summary Very fine product, you must pay more money, if you going for even better sound.
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