AES 2013: Shure launches SRH1540 headphones

Powered by 40mm neodymium drivers, the SRH1540 headphones have a unique sound signature, delivering the most superior acoustic performance available in a closed-back headphone model from Shure.

A design developed with aluminium alloy and carbon fibre construction as well as Alcantara ear pads, the SRH1540 is built to withstand the rigours of everyday use, while still ensuring maximum sound isolation and comfort for hours of listening. The Alcantara ear pads are integral to the headphones’ acoustic tuning, positioned to optimise driver performance. An innovative and lightweight design, the SRH1540 was inspired by the recently released SRH1840 open-back headphones.

“The SRH1540 offers a pronounced bass response and the widest overall frequency range, while retaining the same level of craftsmanship as our open-back SRH1840, making the SRH1540 an ideal choice for engineers, musicians, and audio enthusiasts," said Matt Engstrom, category director for monitoring products at Shure.

The SRH1540 headphones feature a steel driver frame with a vented centre pole piece to improve linearity and eliminate internal resonance. The ergonomic dual-frame includes a padded headband that is fully adjustable and light enough to wear through hours of listening. An extra cable, replacement ear pads, and storage case are included.

For more information, visit Shure at booth 2523 at the AES convention in New York city, or visit