Shure SRH1440 Headphones (Playback)

Shure SRH1440
Shure SRH1440 Headphones (Playback)

Shure was founded in 1925. They began as a radio parts company and published their first catalog in 1926. Shure introduced their first microphone, the model 33N, in 1932, their first headset in 1942, and they haven’t stopped making microphones and headphones since. Many companies that have been around as long as Shure have expanded their “core business” into places they probably shouldn’t have gone and are no longer among the living. But Shure hasn’t strayed far from what they do best. Perhaps that’s why Shure is as vibrant today as it was eighty-seven years ago.

The SRH1440 headphones are one model down from Shure’s top-of-the-line, over-ear, open-back SRH1840s, but for music-lovers with headphone budgets of under $400, the SRH1440s could be the best all-around headphone Shure makes. With a feature set that will appeal to home, studio, or mobile users, the SRH1440 headphones are neutral enough to be used as a reference, yet musical enough to be the first headphone you’ll grab for pure pleasure listening.


  • 40 mm neodymium drivers
  • Open-back, circumaural design
  • Impedance-optimized for direct connection to wide range of portable audio devices
  • Fully adjustable, premium padded headband with steel frame
  • Oxygen-free copper cable (OFC) with Kevlar® reinforced
  • Dual-exit, user replaceable cables with gold-plated MMCX connectors
  • Individually tested and serialized


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