AT A GLANCE
Real carbon-fiber ear cups
Really hushes external noise
Really, really comfortable
Lacks mike and phone controls
Doesn't fold for compact storage
Shure's rich-sounding, full-size headphone flatters a wide range of music genres.
First impressions count for a lot. This is especially true for headphones, because, unlike other types of audio gear, you wear
headphones. When you first try a pair on, do they feel good, or do they hurt? How do they feel in your hands? From the get-go, I knew Shure's engineers struck just the right balance of rugged build quality and elegant design with the new SRH1540 over-the-ear headphone. I could have written this review after just a few minutes into my first encounter, but I just kept listening to the SRH1540 and loved it more and more. It looks, feels, and sounds right.