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Earphone & Headphone Specifications Explained

Earphones and headphones often come with some fairly intimidating spec sheets. This can make choosing the right model for you a little daunting. Thankfully, we’ve put together a list of the most commonly seen specs to help you make an informed decision.
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Open-Back vs Closed-Back Headphones

There are two distinct varieties of headphones available: closed back and open back. Each type have specific advantages or disadvantages depending on your application. Decide why type is right for you.
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Referencing with Headphones before Mastering

By Steve Corrao, Sage Audio Mastering – Nashville, TN Not too long ago, Shure Notes editors crossed into the sprawling, top-secret world that is Shure’s Technology Annex to learn more about the development of its headphone line from Chief Engineer Yuri Shulman.  Naturally, part of that discussion involved a review of the growing headphone line […]
Inside Headphones
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Inside Headphones with Yuri Shulman, Shure Engineer

With a wide variety of headphones to choose from, we find that many users are looking for guidance to help them select the right headphone for their application. Shure’s product line has expanded to eight different models – some open back, some closed back, and a couple of models for DJs. What practical information could […]
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Understanding Earphone and Headphone Specifications

What specifications are important to understand when you’re getting ready to upgrade or replace your earphones or headphones?  If you’re not a sound engineer, understanding the difference between frequency range and frequency response – or even the impedance requirements of your iPod or DJ rig – can have an impact on your listening experience. In […]
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Recent Reviews: Headphones, Mics & PSM

We’ve been testing our products to military specifications since World War II. So, when you see a new Shure product hit the shelves, you know it already survived a serious smackdown. Despite the confidence this gives us, we still get a little nervous when the first reviews roll in. (We just want everyone to be […]
Open Back vs. Closed Back Headphones
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Open Back vs. Closed Back Headphones

Do you want a private listening experience with some isolation from what’s going on around you?  Are you a recording engineer or audiophile looking for the accuracy of open back headphones? Check out Shure’s new educational video on the differences between open back and closed back headphones to determine which headphone type is right for […]
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All About Open Back Headphones

For years, audio manufacturers have trumpeted the benefits of noise-cancelling headphones. TV commercials invariably depict stressed-out  corporate types struggling to find a piece of Paradise on a transcontinental flight, but … headphones that let sound in?  That’s the magic of open back headphones. What’s the advantage? Open back headphones have ports that allow sound to […]
SRH940 Professional Reference Headphones
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Six Reviews of SRH940 Headphones

One of our favorites SRH940 stories comes from the GRAMMY® Awards. John Harris of Music Mix Mobile was troubleshooting an input issue and grabbed the closest pair of cans on-hand for some critical listening on the fly. They were SRH940s, property of Eric Schilling, who was also mixing for the show. Harris was stunned by […]
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Open-Back Headphones First Look from NAMM

Open-Back Headphones, SRH1440 and SRH1840, are being showcased at Winter NAMM 2012. Michael Johns introduces our first open-back headphone models: the SRH1440 and SRH1840. Designed for critical mastering, monitoring and unparalleled audiophile listening, the SRH1440 and SRH1840 deliver a unique sound signature that enables listeners to achieve and produce their best quality mix. Find out […]
Vlogging

Going Vlog Wild with Photographer Tom Mason

Wildlife photographer Tom Mason started video blogging to show people what it takes to snap amazing shots of everything from penguins to bears. So upon his return to civilization, Shure asked to see the gear inside his vlog kit.
Microphones

How to Mic (and Record) a Recorder

There are plenty of tutorials online showing how to record a variety of instruments, but the trusty old recorder comes up short. So we thought we’d explain how to capture the sound of this popular member of the flute family.