Shure SRH1440 Professional Open Back Headphones


Mastering grade open back headphones designed with optimum clarity for critical listening. Also perhaps the most comfortable headphones we've used for extended listening. 

What we think:

The SRH 1440s are the perfect monitoring solution if you're working in a room with poor acoustics or just don't have the resources to pick up a pair of $1.5k+ monitors. I was truly blown away the first time I put these headphones on. The first thing I immediately noticed was the comfort and lightweight, which after about 10 minutes of listening, I practically forgot I was wearing them. While the comfort is a strong plus, it's the depth and detail it provides that is the real strength. Open back headphones are known for their natural sound and impeccable detail, and while there are headphones out there that cost over a grand, it's hard to imagine needing more than what the 1440s provide to make your mixes sound excellent. The stereo imaging is very defined, allowing you to not just broadly pan a instrument left, but precisely nest it exactly where you want it within the stereo spectrum. Even if you own an exceptional pair of monitors from Focal, Neumann, or Genelec, having a pair of headphones to reference your mixes in a more controlled environment less affected by room acoustics is incredibly valuable. As either your reference headphones or your primary monitoring source, the SRH 1440s are one of the absolute best open back headphones within this price point.

Manufacturer Description:

The SRH1440 Professional Open Back Headphones provide full-range audio with detailed highs and rich bass in a sleek, attractive design. Made for mastering and critical listening, the premium padded headband with steel frame offers hours of listening comfort.
The included storage case, replacement set of velour ear pads, replacement cable, and threaded adapter ensure years of uninterrupted listening enjoyment.


  • 40 mm Neodymium drivers deliver full-range audio with rich, controlled bass
  • Open-back, circumaural design for exceptionally natural sound, wide stereo image, and increased depth of field
  • Impedance optimized for direct connection to wide range of portable audio devices
  • Fully adjustable, premium padded headband with steel frame and sleek, ergonomic design for hours of listening comfort
  • Oxygen-free copper cable with Kevlar® reinforced jacket for superior performance and durability
  • Dual-exit cables with gold-plated MMCX connectors provide secure connection and detachability for easy storage or replacement
  • Replaceable velour ear pads with high-density, slow-recovery foam for exceptional comfort
  • Individually tested and serialized
  • Legendary Shure durability to withstand the rigors of everyday use

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