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Shure SRH145m+: Budget high-performance headphonesCosting under $50, the SRH145m+ may not wow with its design, but it sounds very good for the money.
[MUSIC] This is the Shure SRH145m+, a budget on ear headphone that cost slightly less than $50 online and sounds really good for the money. Hi, I'm David Carnoy and we're always on the lookout for good values in the headphone category. And this Shure model is among the better ones. At least in terms of sound quality. Before I tell you about that performance, I should clarify that the M+ version of the headphone has an integrated Apple-friendly inline remote and microphone, while the standard SRH145 has no remote and costs a little less. Meanwhile the SRH 144 has a semi-open back design that allows more sound in from the outside world, all pre-models sound virtually the same. I can't say I was blown away by the design of these Shures and they really do have a budget look and feel to them. By that I mean they're pretty generic. However, they do seem pretty sturdily built, are lightweight, and comfortable to wear. Especially for an on-ear headphone. And they say the sound quality is impressive for the price point. They deliver smooth, relatively accurate sound, with good detail. While the bass isn't incredibly powerful, it does have good definition. And the headphones should work well with a variety of music. I personally would spend the extra dough to get this model. But for those who don't' care about the integrated remote and microphone, you can save $10 by going with the standard SRH145 or the SRH144. They may not be swanky, but they fit well and deliver strong performance for a reasonable price. I'm David Hardaway. Thanks for watching.