Shure SRH1540 (Black/Silver) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 92.
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Shure SRH1540 (Black/Silver)

Over Ear Closed Back Headphones
£469 Our price history: £489 from 17/03/23 to 31/10/23
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”Heads up for a real treat - if you want to enjoy great sound in pampering comfort all day long, give these a go.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ – 5 Star review.

Premium Shure drive units

The quest for quality begins with the SRH1540's drive units. With 40mm neodymium drivers, the sound quality is exceptionally dynamic, yet also smooth and refined. The closed-back design also ensures a high degree of passive noise isolation, meaning you'll hear more detail, even at lower volume levels.

Lightweight aluminium frame
With a lightweight frame, made from aircraft-grade aluminium, the Shure SRH1540's look exceptionally stylish. They're also comfortable to wear and extremely durable - further helped by the stylish carbon-fibre shell caps.

Exceptional comfort
Exceptional comfort comes from the dual frame assembly and large Alcantara covered ear pads fitted with memory-type foam. With a dual frame assembly you get a comfortable fit and less pressure on the top of your head, while the large pads fit comfortably around your ears and provide long-term comfort without excessive pressure or heat build up.

Kevlar-reinforced cable
The oxygen-free copper cable plays its part in helping the Shure's sound so good. The Kevlar-reinforced jacket gives durability but, should the worst happen, the detachable cable is also replaceable, with a spare even included in the box.

The complete package
In addition to the headphones you'll also find a spare cable and even spare ear pads in the box. There's a hard carry case, too, making these ideal for travelling with.

Comfortable, durable and above all, a stunning listen, the Shure SRH1540 headphones are a sure thing for audio delight!

Includes a 2-year limited guarantee.

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Overview
Cable Length
1.8
Type
Closed Back, Over Ear
Plug size
3.5 mm (6.35mm adapter)
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
2 years
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
5 - 25,000
Impedance (ohms)
46
Sensitivity (dB)
99
Features
Closed back
Yes
Over Ear
Yes
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Shure 1540 I bought them over a year ago. They failed. after 10 months when they stopped working in one ear. I got a replacement from richer sounds but all the foam on the headband was squashed down as if they had been used so now I have to get a debit card from my bank so I can then order replacement foam from Shure which will cost me another £30. At least in future I can make purchases online which is a bonus so I will not have to buy in shop anymore. The headphones are ok and are still working apart from the fit.The sound is fine but not the most exciting. I am considering getting some different ones as an alternative but I'm a bit cautious about spending that amount again due to my experience with these.
Date published: 2023-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound Quality I bought the Shure 1540 as a bit of a treat for myself as I'd had a stressful couple of months, they were a little more than I planned to spend, but wow, it was worth it, I'm no expert but the sound quality is absolutely amazing.
Date published: 2023-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound and very comfortable. After a couple of visits to the Cheltenham store I decided to buy them and I am so glad I did. In store I used my phone to audition them but it wasn't until I bought them and plugged them into my Naim separates at home that I realised why they had such good reviews everywhere. Sound quality is fantastic, I would describe them as well balanced and natural. They don't emphasize bass or treble, they are very detailed and easy to listen to for hours on end without fatigue. Build quality is first class, they are so light and comfortable and do not cause any discomfort, even over long periods of listening. The isolation is first class enabling listening without bothering others in the room. Nice that Shure have included a spare set of pads and a spare cable. I've noticed an improvement in sound as they are now starting to get run in. I highly recommend them!
Date published: 2022-06-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good not great. Fragile. Extremely comfortable. I'd say the sound is a solid 7.5 out of 10. Imaging is lackluster. Cable failed after around two weeks of sitting at my desk - probably just bad luck, but be wary. Sound isolation is poor.
Date published: 2022-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Headphones These replace an old pair of Momentums and are a vast improvement in comfort and sound quality. After some running in, I’m enjoying music fully again. With the help of a Dac Box E mobile from my phone, the soundstage has really opened up. With £100 discounted I’m very happy with them.
Date published: 2022-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Natural sound These are a couple of weeks old now, and we’re purchased after extensive audition at the store. They were far less compromised then any of the other headphones I auditioned. The other units I tried were of similar price or much more expensive. First build quality. You can’t find fault with the Shure phones they are superbly constructed and look and feel top draw. They are light in weight and very very comfortable. Great for long term listening. The sound quality is also very good, they don’t seem to suffer from the “Harman” response curve which is almost like a loudness control . Meaning elevated bass and treble frequency’s control. Thank goodness. These headphones are sealed back and restrict sound being emitted into the room. The Sound. It is very even through out the range with nothing drawing too much attention to certain frequencies. Vocals are great treble is sweet yet detailed. Bass is solid and deep without being overbearing. Fact is they have a lower reach then my PMC floor stander’s which go very low. Considering these phones are sealed back they manage to create a good sound stage and a controlled bass. Just a great natural (neutral) presentation. Whilst reading reviews is useful, after auditioning the Shure’s I found myself keep returning to them in preference over the others. The Brighton store made it easy to audition all the units, all in all a pleasant experience thank you.
Date published: 2022-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shure SRH1540 Headphones I bought these after trying out a demo set for a few days and am happy to say that they are worth the outlay. The bass response, soundstage and overall comfort are excellent along with a carry case that contains a spare lead and a spare pair of replacement pads. Fantastic service from the lads at the Weybridge store - Thank you!!
Date published: 2022-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound I bought these a week or so ago and I have to say these are the best headphones I’ve owned after running in they sound superb especially with HI-RES music.
Date published: 2022-02-21
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