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Shure announces first over-the-ear headphones
Posted 21 July 2009 - 07:58 AM
Shure have been making over ear headphones for quite a while, I think you a little mis guided.
Yes, it's quite odd. They've been making studio headphones for a very long time. Perhaps, it should have read "over-the-ear headphones" for use with consumer devices.
Posted 21 November 2009 - 10:38 AM
Hello, please help me! I am a classical music student who enjoys listening to music of all genres from classical to showbiz to pop and rock and everything in between. My best quality has always been said to be the natural and accurate pitch that I play (violin) and sing with. Therefore it's safe to say I have a very discerning ear. However the only headphones I have owned are Bose in-ears (more life-like) and Apple in-ears (flatter frequency response). To be brief, these are either uncomfortable to wear from the outset, don't provide a "perfect" or balanced fit (having your two ears feeling remarkably different wearing the one set of headphones is quite disconcerting!), and so they leave a lot to be desired. For this reason I have decided to look into some "real" headphones (circum-aural is my preference, not supra-aural). To my dismay, the market is absolutely saturated with brands (Sony, Beyer, Sennheiser, Dr. Dre, Bose, AKG, Grado, Denon) claiming that they alone provide the best quality for the price. I am aware that some brands (Sony, Sennheiser, Bose, Dr. Dre etc.) are better suited to the consumer market, whereas others (Beyer, AKG, Denon, Grado) are for the pros. The problem is that I don't think I fit into either of these two categories! Surprise surprise, after three days of reading the reviews, comments, reports and official websites, I've come across the seemingly elusive Shure models. So, to the point! Apparently, the Shure SRH440s cannot provide the "spaciousness" required for the classical repertoire, whereas others on the web say they well suit every genre to a degree. I am confused! Should I move up to the SRH840s? Or will the 440s fit the bill? In the past I have refrained from listening to classical on my iPod touch due to the lack of quality of the headphones I was using, only listening to classical at home on my Dolby Digital sound card. I am buying new headphones for use with my iPod touch, which I don't think lacks the capability of putting out a good sound. All comments and opinions, professional and amateur appreciated!
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