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Shure SRH1840

alaTest has collected and analyzed 227 reviews of Shure SRH1840. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and usability. The portability and sound are also appreciated. Many are critical about the reliability.

comfort, sound, portability, usability, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Shure SRH1840 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 user reviews of Shure SRH1840 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers are impressed by the price and usability. The portability and sound are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

comfort, sound, portability, usability, price


99% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Shure HPAEC1840 Replacement Velour Ear Pads for SRH1840 HeadphonesShure SRH1840 Professional Open Back Headphones (Black)Shure SRH1840 Professional Open Back Headphones (Black)

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (

Shure SRH1840 Professional review: Shure SRH1840 Professional


Shure's extensive range of earphones and closed-back full-size headphones have been available for some time, but the new SRH1840 and SRH1440 are the company's first open-back, circumaural (over-ear) headphones . Even before you listen, you can't help...

The lightweight design and extra-comfy earpads of the Shure SRH1840 Professional Open Back Headphones ensure high comfort over long listening sessions. These ruggedly built headphones also come with an extra set of detachable cables and replacement...

These are expensive, stay-at-home or studio headphones.

One of Shure's first open-back designs, the SRH1840 headphones are comfortable and light, and the sound will surely thrill demanding audiophiles.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: AVguide (

Shure SRH1840 Headphone (Playback 62)


When Shure first entered the full-size headphone market its first efforts were all closed-back designs that offered good noise isolation and that were suitable for use in studio applications.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Mike (

Open Back Shures: SRH1440 and SRH1840


First of all, there is no mistaking that Shure tuned their new open-back headphones for the music listening crowd. Vastly different than the closed-back SRH840 and SRH940, the...

I think the SRH1440 is more comfortable, probably primarily due to the weight.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Shure SRH1840


Excellent detail, insightful, confident, natural sounding, flexible build, comfortable

They really ought to be partnered with high-quality equipment

Brilliant to listen to, with an amazing ability to bring out the fine details of a recording

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: dweaver (

Wonderfully detailed balanced headphone without breaking the bank


I recently purchased a pair of SRH-940 and was very taken with their sound, enjoying their open presentation and level of detail. So when presented with an opportunity to hear and review the SRH-1840 I jumped at the chance even though I knew I could...

detailed, transparent, efficient

headband padding a bit thin

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: dalethorn (

Shure SRH1840 Headphone Reviews


My impression of the 1840 is: Bass does not roll off, but is slightly less than the Shure 940. Mids are excellent. Presence isn't as lively as most headphones like the 940 or a Grado or even the Senn 600 series. Highs are excellent. The overall...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: (

Shure Professional SRH1840 Headphone


I would just like to say this item is truely amazing! I hope my Mom or Dad will get me this for my birthday because it's just an awesome item! I hope to own one sometime soon because this is just so neat looking! I'm going to show all my friends and...

Product Specifications


Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Product Type:Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired