The Shure SRH1540 is a classic closed back headphone with its 40 mm neodymium drivers, light weight and comfortable fit. The SRH1840 is similar but open back. These are fully balanced headphones, capable of outstanding performance when run with a balanced headphone amplifier and balanced cable. The stock cable can also be upgraded for better, fuller sound. While we are not affiliated with Shure, we do offer silver-Teflon upgraded standard and balanced cables for these headphones. Our cables are made of stranded copper wire, with silver plating on each strand. They also feature Teflon insulation.
Our cables use a narrow MMCX type of connector which perfectly mates with each earcup on these headphones.
These Cables are Compatible With:
You may choose a cable with Standard or OCC silver-plated copper wire with Teflon insulation. Standard wire is military/aerospace quality silver plated copper with Teflon insulation, 24 AWG twisted pair. The OCC cable uses a costly and premium wire formed of specially processed silver plated copper, with Teflon insulation and is of high purity, "5N" or better. It is approximately 28 AWG. This high purity wire sounds great and has been specially selected by us for its electrical and mechanical properties. Both types of wire are very flexible, can be bunched, and are durable.
For a comparison of our Standard and OCC wires, click this link.
Our cables are fully sleeved with a soft, cloth-like black fabric covering.
Astell & Kern and Onkyo DP-X1
Our AK cables fit the newer 2.5mm TRRS balanced outputs available on Astell & Kern players, as well as the Onkyo DP-X1, Cayin N5, Fiio X5 (Gen 3) and other players.
Balanced XLR Connection
The 4XLR version of this cable is terminated with 4 pin balanced XLR connection.
Pono Player Balanced Connection
The Pono version is a Pono Player termination which makes full use of the dual output balanced mode available on the Pono Player.
Sony 4.4mm "PENTA" Type Connection
The newer Sony portable players usea new 4.4mm "penta" type connection to output signals fully balaned into your headphones. Order the 4.4mm Sony version if you have one of these players.
We offer a number of termination options selectable in the drop downs above. If you don't see what you want, just email us for a price estimate.