Product Comparison: Sony MDR-V55 vs Shure SRH1840

Advertiser Disclosure

This site is a free online resource that strives to offer helpful content and comparison features to its visitors. Please be advised that the operator of this site accepts advertising compensation from certain companies that appear on the site, and such compensation impacts the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented, and in some cases may also impact the scoring that is assigned to them. The scoring that appears on this site is determined by the site operator in its sole discretion, and should NOT be relied upon for accuracy purposes. In fact, Company/product listings on this page DO NOT imply endorsement by the site operator. Except as expressly set forth in our Terms of Use, all representations and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information which appears on this site is subject to change at any time. More info

General Specifications
About the Product
The Sony MDR-V55 do just fine on the sound front, with a powerful bass-heavy sound that doesn't trade low-end grunt for clarity. Sony design is attractive, and the Sony MDR-V55 can be swivelled and folded to be easily carried around.
The Shure SRH1840 open back headphone has been developed with premium materials and precision engineering. They are ideally suited to professional recording, mastering and audiophile listening applications.
Key Specs
Closed over-ear
Open over-ear
105 dB
96 dB
Min. Frequency Range
5 Hz
10 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
25 kHz
30 kHz
68 Ω
65 Ω
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony MDR-V55 DJ Stereo Headphones
  • These headphones sound good, look great and have some neat design details that appeal to me.
  • Everything sounds good through them and they're comfy for a good 3-4 hours of use.
  • Amazing sound. Well worth the money. Great for the home or indoors.
  • I use them mostly with my electric piano and the sound is really clear.
  • I like these headphones, the sound is good, decent bass without being excessive, solid mids and comfortable highs.
Shure SRH1840 Professional Open-back Premium Headphones
  • I've tried headphones that are 4x the price that don't sound no where near as good as these.
  • TV audio sounds like your in the room or the broadcast studio feels like I'm there in the programme they have individually matched drivers.
  • Stunning quality, great detail & separation in the music, crystal clear without being too sharp.
  • Shame that this headphones has about the lack of bass.
  • One vital point that everyone must know about these headphones is the lack of bass.
Size & Weight
9.64 in.
11.2 in.
7.67 in.
10.5 in.
3.74 in.
6.5 in.
7.76 oz.
9.45 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony MDR-V55 DJ Stereo Headphones
  • Portability is excellent as they fold up neatly.
  • There are 10 different sizes which go from very small to HUGE!
  • They are a bit small in size no real noise cancellation and the wire is always too short.
  • The only thing I didn't like was the size. My head is small and they are rather BIG.
  • A bit big for my head size without adjusting them to to be more loose.
Shure SRH1840 Professional Open-back Premium Headphones
  • These headphones are super light and very comfortable.
  • The first thing I noticed about the SRH1840's was how comfortable and extremely light they are.
  • Well made light and comfortable to wear for long sessions.
  • Very comfortable, built like a tank, but not even close to tank weight.
  • Well designed, light headphone that is very comfortable to wear.
Driver Diameter
1.57 in.
1.57 in.
Detachable Cable
Cable Length
3.94 ft.
6.9 ft.
In-Line Remote
Headband Material
Plastic / Soft foam
Aluminum / Leather
Durable and lightweight flat cord., Slim swivel folding style and reversible earcup, Neodymium magnet delivers powerful sound, Resists high power input up to 1,000mW
Circumaural design, Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy, Steel driver frame, Ergonomic dual-frame, padded headband, Oxygen-free copper cable, Replaceable velour ear pads
What customers say about "Features"
Sony MDR-V55 DJ Stereo Headphones
  • I love the look of these headphones and they have a very useful size adjustment feature.
  • One of the best features of these, is how small they fold up to store them.
  • All the features are great - single flat cord, comfortable, fold-up design and amazing sounds.
  • They are also very stylish, and feature a tangle-free flat cord.
  • These headphones add extra bass, and there is unfortunately no choice as to whether you can turn such a feature like this off.
Shure SRH1840 Professional Open-back Premium Headphones
  • These are open back headphones provides good sound, but you need to use them in a quiet place.
  • The materials are of excellent quality and appropriate to the price, the cap is robust and to the touch with a feeling of solidity and robustness.
  • The headband is inside in flexible metal, completely covered in imitation leather and quite comfortable in the part that rests on the skull.
  • Their standard cable is about bad quality. Don't bother with the stock cable.
  • The soft velvet pads are could be more comfortable, they have some lack of softness.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information

Price History

Other reviews