I have them. They came in a massive case, something that you surely don`t expect. First thing I noticed was the design and build quality. They look amazing.
They have less plastic and more aluminum. That`s why they weigh more than 335 grams. They will take a lot of space in your backpack. They have a lot of padding around the headband and on the earcups. But they don`t fold inward, only twist. Headphones have a neutral sound with a bit of flat bass. They also have good treble with little sibilance at high volume.
Good clarity across the spectrum. But the sound quality decline is noticeable on the maximum ACN. It becomes hollow and thin. They won`t be the best choice in noisy environments. They support every codec on the planet, which is great. I paid them $399 and I think I could buy better ones for that price.
Well, in my opinion, those are more for consumers than real audiophiles. Which is fine if you are not a consumer. They are noise-canceling headphones. The sound quality is refined. Shure headphones give me the best experience when watching TV or listening to music, because of their neutral sound. Under the fingers, you can feel the build quality that determines the price. Earpads are soft and thick. I`ve worn them for 5 hours and they haven`t given me any hard time. A top-notch design and materials.
They have 3 buttons for volume, playing, track changing, and pausing. Shure headphones allow two simultaneous connections. Noise-canceling is not completely effective, but I`m satisfied. They block most of the sounds in my house. They are on average $50-$120 more expensive than similar ones. Those are the kind of headphones I would bring anywhere with me.