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Shure Debuts Over-Ear Headphones

7/20/2009 10:48:18 AM Eastern

Niles, Ill. - Shure has introduced its first over-the-ear headphones
engineered for studio applications.

"Recording
engineers need three critical things: flat, natural audio reproduction, comfort
during extended wear, and gear that can stand up to the rigors of everyday
use," said Scott Sullivan, global product management senior director, in a
statement.

"To
perfect those attributes, we combined Shure's legacy of working with sound
engineers and recording artists with the depth of experience we gained with our
consumer line of sound-isolating earphones."

The
SRH840, SRH440, and SRH240 all feature closed-back, circumaural designs, meant
to be comfortable while wearing for long periods of time.

The SRH840
($199) professional monitoring headphones are said to offer reference-quality
frequency response, rich bass, clear mid-range and extended highs.

The SRH440
($99.99) professional studio headphones are designed for professional audio
equipment, including DJ mixers, mixing consoles and headphone amplifiers, said
the company.

Finally,
the SRH240 ($59.99) professional quality headphones are said to be calibrated
for connection to consumer listening devices and professional equipment, such
as mixing consoles.

All three
models will be available this summer, and they will come with a two-year
limited warranty.