Shure announces new "DJ" headphones

shureprodj-sgShure makes many different kinds of headphones, but this may be their first style aimed specifically at the DJ set. The new cans sport special 50mm drivers, and a sound reducing ear cup to cut out the excess noise that can be a problem when mixing in a club.

The new Shure SRH750DJ professional DJ headphones have a few other tricks up their proverbial sleeves as well. The coiled cord is replaceable as is the padding around the ear cups, and you can also turn the ears 90 degrees for when you need to hold the headphones up to the side of your head, rather then covering both ears. Shure states that the headphones will be released this November, and have an expected price of $149 at most retailers.

From the press release:

NILES, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shure Incorporated today introduced a new professional headphone model designed specifically for professional DJ applications – the SRH750DJ Professional DJ Headphones. They join the SRH840, SRH440, and SRH240 to expand the Shure lineup of professional and home recording equipment, which also includes the X2u XLR-to-USB Signal Adapter and the PG27USB and PG42USB Side Address Condenser Microphones. Shure now offers a complete line of recording and monitoring tools for studio engineers, musicians, home recordists and professional DJs.

Building on more than 80 years of pro audio experience, the SRH750DJ Professional DJ Headphones deliver world-class audio performance, comfort and durability to professional DJs. Custom 50mm drivers tuned to deliver high-output bass with extended highs offer maximized power handling, which optimize the headphones for use with DJ mixers. Comfortable, padded ear cups swivel 90 degrees and allow total control of placement on one ear when mixing. Replaceable cable and ear pads ensure a lifetime of use.

“Professional DJs have unique requirements when it comes to headphones,” said Scott Sullivan, Shure’s Senior Director of Global Product Management. “The SRH750DJ is tuned to deliver high-output bass cleanly, with extended highs that enable precise mixing even in noisy club environments. The SRH750DJ also allows one-ear or two-ear use, and has increased power handling capability for use with DJ mixers.”

The SRH750DJ Headphones join the Shure SRH840, SRH440 and SRH240 Professional Headphones for monitoring and performance applications in recording studios and production houses. Shure Professional Headphones each have a unique sound signature, featuring rich lows, warm mids and crisp highs. They achieve a masterful balance between comfort and durability, offering home recordists, performing artists and studio engineers premium sound quality for a variety of uses – from active listening to critical monitoring.

Features of the SRH750DJ Professional DJ Headphones, include:

* Custom 50mm drivers tuned to deliver high-output bass with extended highs
* 3,000 mW maximum input power allows for optimized connectivity to DJ mixers
* Adjustable, collapsible headband with 90-degree swivel ear cups for comfort and easy one-ear placement
* Closed-back, circumaural design rests comfortably over the ears and reduces background noise in noisy club environments
* Bayonet Clip securely locks cable into ear cup
* Replaceable ear cup pads ensure long product life
* 3m (10ft) coiled detachable cable provides plenty of length and easy storage
* Carrying bag protects headphones when on-the-go or not in use
* Legendary Shure quality to withstand the rigors of everyday use

Pricing and Availability

* SRH750DJ: $149.99 retail [$188 MSRP]

The SRH750DJ Professional DJ Headphones will be available to consumers in November 2009, will carry a two-year limited warranty and will be available for purchase at select retailers. For a complete list of where Shure products are sold, please visit