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Shure SRH1840 (2011)
Sony MDR-1AM2
See Top Ranked Open-Back Headphones

Shure SRH1840 (2011) vs Sony MDR-1AM2

Analysis:

The Shure SRH1840 (2011) hasn't managed to earn a top spot in any roundups from sources that conduct trustworthy hands-on testing. Nevertheless, reviewers from sites, such as What Hi-Fi?, Head-fi, headphonesaddict.com, and CNET all gave it a spot on their list.

Taking a look at the Sony MDR-1AM2, it got featured in roundups from two reliable sources that conduct their own testing - hardwarezone.com.sg and Head-fi - but it fell short of earning a top spot in either.

We also performed a thorough Shure SRH1840 (2011) vs. Sony MDR-1AM2 review score analysis - it turns out that all of the sources that have tested both Open-Back Headphones, including Head-fi, preferred the Shure SRH1840 (2011) over the Sony MDR-1AM2.

Out of all the sources that reviewed them, the Shure SRH1840 (2011) turned out to be most loved by What Hi-Fi?, which gave it a score of 10, whereas the Sony MDR-1AM2 got its highest, 8, rating from reviewers at musicphotolife.com.

Lastly, we compared their review averages and found that the Shure SRH1840 (2011) did much better than the majority of its competitors, with an average review score of 8.8 out of 10, compared to the 7.8 overall average of Open-Back Headphones in general, whereas the Sony MDR-1AM2 hasn't managed to perform quite as well, with an average rating of 7.7.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
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CNET
headphonesaddict.com
What Hi-Fi?
Head-fi
hardwarezone.com.sg
Gadget Review
Business Insider
BestProducts.com
audiorumble.com
isitrated.com
Tech. Specs Comparison
Shure SRH1840 (2011)
$479
Sony MDR-1AM2
$248
Wireless
No
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Higher than average expert review score
7.9
Overall Avg. for Open-Back Headphones
8.8
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Score
Has average expert review score
7.9
Overall Avg. for Open-Back Headphones
7.7
Avg. Review Score
Score
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