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Shure SRH1540

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Shure SRH1540. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Views about the durability and price are on the whole positive. The bass quality and comfort are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the portability.

sound, comfort, bass quality, price, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Shure SRH1540 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Shure SRH1540


The Shure SRH1540 is among the more accurate headphone pairs we've tested, delivering deep lows and crisp highs clearly with very little boosting.

Excellent audio performance. Impressively lightweight despite large size. Exceptionally comfortable. Ships with two detachable cables, a replacement pair of earcups, and the sturdiest hard-shell headphone case we've ever seen.

No inline remote control or mic on either cable. Not for booming bass lovers.

If you're looking for a sound with more bass presence in this price range, the Blue Microphones Mo-Fi has plenty of bells and whistles, but also sounds quite good, while the Sennheiser HD6 Mix provides a wonderful balance of bass and treble. If you're...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Jeff Williams (

Shure SRH1540 Premium Over-Ear Closed-Back Headphones Review


Shure's top of the line closed-back headphone, the SRH1540 Over-Ear, is as stunning to listen to as they are to look at.

Mar, 2016

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (

Shure SRH1540 Headphone


Shure's rich-sounding, full-size headphone flatters a wide range of music genres.

Real carbon-fiber ear cups; Really hushes external noise; Really, really comfortable

Lacks mike and phone controls; Doesn't fold for compact storage

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Shure SRH1540 review


Best home over-ears £300+, Awards 2014. Another success story for Shure, the SHR1540s are 100 per cent worthy of their price – and your attention

Expansive, open, beautifully balanced, detailed, driven sound Cosy, roomy fit Light


Basking in the same five-star success as their big-brothers (the SHR1840s, £600), the SHR1540s amount to another outstanding effort from Shure. Looking for a great sound that you can enjoy in pampering comfort all day long? Give these a go. You know...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (

Shure SRH 1540


Magnificently macho new headphones with big, spacious sound

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (

Excellent at their price point (edit 2/28/14 and 3/19/14)


**I edited this review on 2/28/14 to include some new thoughts. I placed the edits at the bottom of this review** This review is a little unique for me. Firstly, I'm more comfortable and experienced at writing reviews of amplifiers and DACs. Writing a...

Bass, mids, smooth and clear treble, comfort

Poorly recorded tracks can suffer bass bloat

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (

Great sounding headphones


Bought along with the Chord MOJO and together sound amazing

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (

Definitely worth buying.


I bought them less than a month ago. I use them with the red DAC dragonfly. The quality sound is amazing. The music comes alive and instruments never heard before appear. Headphones are comfortable a great birthday present to myself.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (

Shure SRH1540


Recently discovered IEM (in-ear monitors) so went to a local store (Addicted To Audio in East Kew, Melbourne) to audition some of them. This store has so many headphones it is awesome, including ones I already have so I can easily do an AB test.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (

Enjoy sounds of favourite songs never heard before


Brilliant involvement in the sound - like being in the studio or Concert Hall..

Sep, 2019

Price comparison for Shure SRH1540

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Shure SRH1540 Premium Closed-Back Headphones,Black
40 mm neodymium drivers deliver superior acoustic performance for an expansive soundstage with clear...
$449.00 TO SHOP
Shure SRH1840 Professional Open Back Headphones (Black)
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$449.00 TO SHOP
beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 80 Ohm Over-Ear Studio...
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$147.00 TO SHOP
Shure SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones (Black)
Optimized for home and studio recording
$99.00 TO SHOP
Shure SRH1440 Professional Open Back Headphones (Black)
40 mm neodymium drivers deliver full-range audio with rich, controlled bass
$299.00 TO SHOP
Shure SRH840 Professional Monitoring Headphones - Black
SRH840 Professional Monitoring Headphones feature a precisely tailored frequency response that delivers...
$149.00 TO SHOP
Oppo PM-3 Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones...
Bonus: 1.2 meter portable cable for iPhone with mic & controls included. Contact us prior to fulfillment if...
$499.00 TO SHOP
Shure SRH940 Professional Reference Headphones (Silver)
Accurate frequency response delivers smooth high-end extension with tight bass, and superior transient...
$290.00 TO SHOP
Shure SRH1540-A Headphones(International Version)
Note this version of the product is from another country
$587.00 TO SHOP
Shure SE215-CL Sound Isolating Earphones with Single...
“-CL” designates the product’s color variation (clear).
$99.00 TO SHOP

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