Shure Unveils Professional Open Back Headphones

SRH1440 and SRH1840 offer maximum audio fidelity for mastering and critical listening


Eppingen/Germany - - With the introduction of the SRH1440 andSRH1840, Shure enhances the award winning headphone portfolio with two professional open back headphones.

Unlike the well-established, closed back members of the SRH family which are suitable for a huge variety of different recording, DJ and personal listening applications, these new additions have an open back design providing natural audio with vivid sound which is optimised for mastering and critical listening.

The SRH1440 is suited for recording applications delivering full-range audio with rich bass. Its open back, circumaural design offers an exceptional natural sound, a wide stereo image and increased depth of field. The dual-exit cables with gold-plated MMCX connectors provide secure connection and are detachable and easily replaced.

The new flagship headphones SRH1840 feature individually matched drivers for unparalleled acoustic performance with smooth, extended highs and accurate bass, appealing to pros in the studio as well as audio enthusiasts. Developed with premium materials and precision engineering, the custom-crafted design is extremely lightweight and durable. The premium-padded headband of the SRH1840 provides maximum listening comfort – even during long sessions.

Both SRH1440 and SRH1840 offer legendary Shure quality and ruggedness and come with a comprehensive selection of accessories such as cables and adapters, a spare pair of velour earpads plus a metal storage case.

The new SRH headphones should be available throughout Europe from early 2012. The recommended retail prices are 379,00 Euro (SRH1440) and 549,00 Euro (SRH1840).


About Shure Incorporated
Founded in 1925, Shure Incorporated ( is widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics. Over the years, the Company has designed and produced many high-quality professional and consumer audio products that have become legendary for performance, reliability, and value. Shure’s diverse product line includes world-class wired microphones and wireless microphone systems for performers and presenters, award-winning earphones and headsets for MP3 players and smartphones, and top-rated phonograph cartridges for professional DJs. Today, Shure products are the first choice whenever audio performance is a top priority.

Shure Incorporated corporate headquarters is located in Niles, Illinois, in the United States. The Company has additional manufacturing facilities and regional sales offices in China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, The United Kingdom, and the United States.

About Shure Europe GmbH
Shure Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shure Incorporated. Established in Eppingen/Germany the Company’s regional headquarters provides sales, marketing and technical support for its distribution and channel partners within Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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