Written by Marc Henshall on March 21, 2014 under Listening
High quality headphones make mixing more accurate or listening to music more enjoyable. There are two distinct varieties of headphones available: closed back and open back. Each type have specific advantages or disadvantages depending on your application. So which type is right for you? Closed-Back Headphones Closed headphones are the most common variety available. In […]
Written by Matt Dobschuetz on January 20, 2012 under ListeningNews
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 […]
Written by Marc Henshall on November 24, 2014 under Studio
Cheaper, consumer grade earphones/headphones might work for casual listening applications, but when it’s time to record your music, every detail matters. Any imperfections missed during the tracking/mixing stage will only be accentuated by the mastering process; therefore, it is imperative that you can hear every note and nuance in crystal clear detail. Investing in a […]
Written by Marc Henshall on April 17, 2014 under Listening
In light of Neil Young’s PonoMusic, we look at high-res audio, the importance of headphones, and how you’re only as good as the weakest link in your signal chain.
Written by Allison Wolcott on January 23, 2014
Like one of those churches that gets built in a day by an army of the faithful, the Shure booth at The NAMM® Show came together yesterday in a swarm of tightly coordinated activity. (We’re at Booth #6541, for those in attendance. Come say hi!) Shure Associates spent the day setting up display and demo […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on November 13, 2013
What’s the one audio hack you can’t live without? Do you have a genius way of wrapping cables? Do you routinely MacGyver a loofah into a windscreen? Share your favorite hack, or tip, with us. If it makes our best-of list, you’ll win a pair of SRH1440 Professional Open Back Headphones. Up to 10 winners […]
Written by Davida Rochman on October 17, 2013
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 […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on August 30, 2012 under ListeningNews
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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on March 12, 2012
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 […]
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