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Shure SRH1540

Shure SRH1540
alaScore 90

104 reviews

May, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews of Shure SRH1540. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Opinions about the price and bass quality are generally positive. The durability and comfort also get good comments. Comments are divided on the portability.

sound, comfort, durability, bass quality, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Shure SRH1540 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent 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 (

Clean styling and great sound


Had these earphones a couple of weeks now and loving them. Foam pads are still a little bit firm but I am hoping that they will soften in time. I have tried and listened to much costlier headphones but prefer these shure headphones. My only very minor...

Apr, 2021

Consumer review (

Great headphones


Bought these having read lots of reviews to replace 27 year old Sennheiser HD 565 Ovation headphones. Did not realise how my old phones had degraded , but testing these Shure headphones straight from the box using my Yamaha CD player & Bridge over...

Apr, 2021

Consumer review (

Better Than I Thought......


I've used Sennheiser and Audio Technica for Years, but as I just bought an Astell & Kern Kann Alpha I thought maybe it's time for a change. Difficult to listen to headphones with the shops shut, but a friend has praised his Shure SRH1540's for years so...

Apr, 2021

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Quality headphones, quality sound


Wanted simple headphones with no risk of noise cancellation systems introducing artifacts. More features (Bluetooth, ANC and other gimmicks) were not what I wanted, just straight good sound for home listening. Unfortunately they have revealed...

Feb, 2021

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