- You need a headphone with noise isolation or cancellation capabilities.
- You prefer the assertive bass of a closed-back headphone or high-quality in-ear monitor.
- You require a headphone that has dedicated iPod/MP3 controls on the cable.
Ratings (relative to comparably-priced headphones
Tonal Balance: 9
- Frequency Extremes: _8(Bass)/_8(Treble)
- Clarity: 9
- Dynamics: 8
- Comfort/Fit: 9
- Sensitivity: 9
- Value: 9
By the third measure of “Movement and Location” by the Punch Brothers during my initial listening session, I was in seriously deep like with the Shure SRH1440 headphones. They deliver music with clarity and neutrality yet they’re easy on and around your ears. The SRH1440’s headphones offer a particularly well-balanced set of sonic virtues that should set them near the top of the short list for anyone with a hankering to own a great pair of open-back, super-comfortable headphones for under $400.
SPECS & PRICING
Shure SRH1440 headphones
Type: Open-back, circumaural headphone.
Accessories: As under FEATURES, above.
Frequency Response: 15 Hz – 27kHz
Impedance: 37 ohms
Sensitivity: 101 dB/mW
Weight: 0.76 lbs.
Warranty: 2 years
Price: $499.99 list, $399.99 street