Last month, Shure announced its first foray into the full-size headphone space, but the scope of availability was limited to the U.K. Now, the company is introducing the cans in the U.S. market--a move that's sure to please Shure fans based in the States.
Unlike the company's established in-ear line, the circumaural sets are geared toward at-home listening, particularly for novice DJs and others who are passionate about music but can't afford the professional models on the market. The new line includes three sets, which are outlined below.
- SRH840 Professional Monitoring Headphones: ($199.99) Optimized for studio recording and critical listening, the SRH840 features reference-quality frequency response, rich bass, clear midrange, and extended highs. The model's ergonomic fit and collapsible construction offer added comfort and portability.
- SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones: ($99.99) Tuned to deliver accurate audio reproduction, the SRH440 is optimized for professional audio equipment, including DJ mixers, mixing consoles, and headphone amplifiers. The adjustable headband and collapsible construction make the SRH440 ideal for recording and monitoring.
- SRH240 Professional Quality Headphones: ($59.99) Calibrated for connection to consumer-listening devices and professional equipment such as mixing consoles, the SRH240 headphones reproduce full bass with detailed highs.
As with the in-ear models, these new full-size sets will include Shure's excellent two-year warranty. The release date is ambiguously set as "this summer." My guesstimate? Start looking for these in August.