$75, $125, and $250 (SRH240, SRH440, and SRH840 list prices, respectively)
Shure | www.shure.com At this year's NAB Show in Las Vegas, Shure unveiled over-the-ear headphones, a first in its 84-year history. The line consists of three models designed for critical audio monitoring applications. The SRH240, SRH440 (pictured), and SRH840 are aimed at studio recording engineers and home recordists.
"People who are producing music, editing video projects, or creating podcasts need accurate sound reproduction to create the right blend of vocals and instruments, dialogue and sound effects, or different speaking voices," said Scott Sullivan, Shure's senior director of global product management. "The SRH240, SRH440, and SRH840 have excellent balance among the low-, mid-, and highfrequency ranges, so that one range doesn't overshadow another. Bass is rich and full, vocals cut through clearly, and the highs are crisp without being harsh." The SRH Series is expected to ship later in Summer 2009.