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Shure SRH840 Professional Monitoring Headphones (Black)
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I decided to test the SRH840s with Paul Galbraith's Bach Sonatas and Partitas (solo 8-string guitar), which was a DDD recording. After the first 15 seconds I thought I was hearing some odd transients from the headphones and then realized that I was hearing Galbraith's breathing as he played. He always manages to hold his breath during single-note play, and during very quiet passages, but as he plays more aggressively, I definitely hear his breathing. I was absolutely stunned. I'd never heard that before. And all of this from the CD drive in my laptop with no tone controls.
I also used the 840s later to listen to amateur radio. I'm a General Class ham and picking out weak stations at night on 80 and 160 meters was quite a pleasure. Nothing compared to the cheap Audio-Technica ATH-P1s I had been using.
The only downside I can point out so far is that, for people like me who wear glasses, they're a bit tight on the temple and push the glasses against my head a bit more than I like. On the positive side, they definitely do a great job of sealing out ambient noise, and for catching any background noise that might have made it into my recordings.
Not for the fashion-conscious, they look absolutely goofy because they're designed to fit people with even very large heads, so they spread wide from the center point. But I don't care; I absolutely love the sound reproduction.
Update, 29 December 2009
I took a chance on the Sony MDR-7506 cans and I really like them as well. They're quite a bit lighter than the 840s, and I'll be more comfortable wearing the 7506s for longer periods, particularly for ham radio work when I'm moving around listening, writing down information, adjusting radio settings, working with the laptop on digital modes, etc. That said, the 840s seem to have a slightly richer sound, particularly for quiet music. Part of that effect may be that the ear seals are thicker and cut out more ambient noise than the 7506s
I tried perhaps eight pair to sample before buying. I perhaps used up some of the good will in returning products. Each was a top in class headphone for closed cup over the ear, as rated at http://www.head-fi.org/. It was a very interesting experience to experience such world class headphones.
There are some very complete reviews of these headphones here and elsewhere. Perhaps the most value that I can write is that I finally chose two pair of headphones, this being one of them. The sound is outstanding, and they are good for digital devices, they don't need amplification. Some people may prefer headphones with more thumping bass, but I tend to avoid that so I can hear the clear highs. Also, bass can do more damage to your ear drums. The bass is excellent, a very clear reproduction of the sound, but it is not overly pronounced. I would have loved these with rock music a few years ago, but not now.
The mid-range and highs are also excellent, giving a rather flat reproduction of the sound, without Shure trying to emphasize any type of range for particular tastes. What you hear is pretty much the way it was played. They are very well built, and very comfortable, being worn for 8-10 hours at a time.
Bottom line,is head-fi.org rates these headphones as being the 10th best out of over a hundred pairs, many of which cost over well over $500. I liked these better than higher rated headphones, and these cost less than $200. I use these instead of my other pair when I want more noise blocking. These aren't noise cancelling, but they do shut out a lot of sound.
I bent a cord jack inadvertently, and could replace the cord for $20, which helps make them future proof. Parts that tend to wear out are replaceable.
I love these headphones.