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Shure SRH840

Studio monitoring headphones

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Musicians and recording engineers rely on headphones in the studio to be the crucial link between their ears and their music. That's why they count on headphones like the Shure SRH840. Two key factors make them an excellent choice for recording. The first is their balanced, detailed sound, which offers extended high-frequency response, clear midrange, and rich, textured bass. The second is the over-the-ear, closed-back design. This ensures that your music stays in your ears and out of live microphones. It also helps keep external sound out of your monitor mix, so you can focus on only what you're supposed to be hearing, whether you're laying down a track or listening back during the mixdown process.

Studio tough

Headphones need more than just great sound and proper noise isolation to excel in the studio. They also need to be tough enough to withstand the rigors of long sessions. The SRH840 headphones are solidly constructed, yet comfortable enough to wear for hours. The softly padded headband and earcups make these headphones practically disappear on your ears, so you can concentrate on the music without the distraction of wanting to pull the headphones off your head after just a couple of takes. These headphones also include a pair of replacement earpads to help extend their shelf-life.

Finishing touches

When you're recording and mixing in the studio, you need a little room to maneuver. So the SRH840 headphones come with an extra-long coiled cable, offering freedom to move without tripping you up. The cable detaches from the left earcup, though only when you want it to thanks to the clever locking mechanism designed to prevent accidental disconnections. With both miniplug and 1/4" connectors, these headphones are great for mobile listening as well as recording. When it's time to call it a day, detach the cable, fold up the 'phones, stash them in the included carrying case, and throw them in your bag. Or plug them into your smartphone to listen to your favorite music and draw inspiration for your next session.

Product Highlights:

  • over-the-ear, closed-back design offers noise isolation for studio recording
  • 40mm neodymium dynamic drivers
  • 118-inch detachable coiled cable
  • cable locks securely in earcup to prevent accidental disconnection
  • soft padding on headband and earpads for long-lasting comfort
  • collapsible design for easy storage
  • 1/8" miniplug connector
  • 1/4" adapter and carrying bag included
  • includes extra set of earpads
  • frequency response: 5-25,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 102 dB
  • impedance: 44 ohms
  • weight: 11.2 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • Over-the-ear headphones (black)
  • Replacement ear cushions
  • 9.84' Coiled cable (locking 2.5mm sub mini plug on headphone end and a 3.5mm plug on device end)
  • Screw-on 1/4" Adapter
  • Vinyl pouch
  • Headphone User Guide
  • Safety Precautions card

Features and Specs

Earcup Type Closed
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response 5-25k Hz
Sensitivity 102 dB
Impedance 44 Ohms
Weight 13.1 ounces
Cord Length 118"
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control No
Volume Control No
Built-in Microphone No
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research


Overview: The Shure SRH840 Professional Studio Headphones are designed for critical listening in a home or professional recording studio, or can be used by DJs. They reproduce accurate audio across an extended frequency range. The SRH840 comes with a detachable coiled cord, an extra set of ear pads, a 1/4" adapter, and a vinyl carrying pouch.

Earcups: The headphones have an over-the-ear design with a closed back to keep out extraneous sound. Two pairs of soft vinyl-covered ear pads (HPAEC840) are included, and are available from the manufacturer.

Coiled Cable: The HPACA1 coiled OFC cable is approximately 54" in length, and stretches to 9.8'. The cable has a bayonet-style locking clip to keep the cable from accidentally disconnecting. It has a 3.5mm plug, and come with a threaded 1/4" adapter. An optional straight cable (HPASCA1) is available from the manufacturer.

Carrying Pouch: The SRH840s come with a soft vinyl carrying pouch with a drawstring closure. The headphones fold for easy storage. The pouch features the Shure logo on the front.


  • Transducer Types: 40mm dynamic with neodymium magnets
  • Frequency Response: 5Hz - 25kHz
  • Sensitivity (1 kHz): 102 dB/mW
  • Impedance: 44 ohms
  • Maximum Input Power: 1000mW
  • Net weight: 13.1 ounces (w/o cable)

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