The Shure SRH440 and the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x are both professional studio headphones that will deliver high quality audio for monitoring and active listening. They are both similar in style and price so it can be difficult to know which model is the better one.
We have made a list of the main features of both the Shure SRH440 and the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x to see which set of headphones we think are the best.
Both the Shure SRH440 and the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x are designed to be worn for long periods of time so they are comfortable enough for extended hours in the studio. Both models feature leatherette wrapped padded ear cups that are over the ear in design, giving you more comfort and less pressure on your ears.
Both models have a soft padded headband with leatherette covering that can easily adjusted to fit your head.
The Audio-Technica ATH-M40x features 40 millimeter drivers that are engineered with copper clad aluminum voice coils to give you a superior audio quality. The Shure SRH440 has 40 millimeter neodymium drivers that will give you accurate audio quality for better monitoring.
Both the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x and the Shure SRH440 are closed back circumaural headphones that will isolate exterior sounds from your headphone audio. Both models have an extended frequency range and the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x has an extended bass range, giving you a higher quality sound at all levels.
The Shure SRH440 benefits from having replaceable ear cushions which adds to the longevity of your headphones. The Shure SRH440 also has the handy feature of having a collapsible headband, meaning you can store your headphones more easily and take them with you on trips.
Both models are stylish looking headphones and both come with detachable cables for extra convenience. The Audio-Technica ATH-M40x has contoured ear cups that limits the sound escaping from your headphones during use.
The low impedance on both the Shure SRH440 and the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x means they are both compatible with high end music equipment and portable devices, such as phones and tablets. Both the headphones have detachable cables so you can either switch between cables, to suit your device or plug into different devices using either the ⅛ inch or the ¼ inch jack.
The closed back design of both the models gives you greater versatility of use, meaning you can take them on public transport with minimal disturbance for others around you. The high quality audio on both the Shure SRH440 and the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x is ideal for monitoring but also for watching movies or gaming.
Both the Shure SRH440 and the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x are high quality studio headphones that will allow you to hear all the instruments and beats of your audio files. With the two models being roughly the same price we think the better set of headphones is the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x.
The Audio-Technica ATH-M40x is a durable set of headphones that will give you superior audio quality with high end engineering. However, the Shure SRH440 is still a good choice for the price.
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