When premium audio brand Shure branched out into the noise-cancelling headphones market with the AONIC 50, it sent heatwaves through the industry. The link between the manufacturer of some of the best studio microphones in the world and headphones is an easy one to make, and Shure delivered with a pair of leading noise-cancelling headphones that were a perennial mainstay on anyone’s list of the best.
Riding the wave of success in the AONIC 50, fans couldn’t wait for round two, and Shure has delivered with a great value-for-money pair of noise cancelling headphones called the AONIC 40. These headphones incorporate the vast majority of the audio technology found in their more expensive sibling, such as Adjustable noise cancellation, ShurePlus PLAY app control, a Lightweight and portable design, Customizable EQ, and up to 25 hours of battery life.
It all starts with a lightweight and attractive construction that will fold down flat, making them easy to travel with. Comfort is equally as important on long journeys and we’re pleased to say these are great for extended international flights and commuting. The Shure AONIC 40 is available in two colour options (black and white/tan) but we’d be the first to choose the Man of Many staple shade of black.
As technically gifted as they are good-looking, the Shure AONIC 40 noise cancelling headphones offer crystal clear, studio-quality sound engineered from decades of experience developing products for music legends and performers of all kinds. Audio is customised through the EQ settings within the ShurePlus PLAY app, choose a sound profile that best matches your favourite genre of music. Combine this outstanding sound quality with the latest Bluetooth 5 wireless technology and you will be able to hear every string of the guitar and beat of the snare drum from up to 10 metres away.
We particularly love the inclusion of multiple codecs from Qualcomm aptX, to aptX HD, AAC, and SBC. This means you won’t be stuck listening to low-quality audio that doesn’t let the headphones shine. The most important codec in our books is Qualcomm aptX HD which supports 24-bit music quality over Bluetooth. If you would rather plug the headphones in, the option is there from either a 3.5mm analog audio input or USB-C digital input for charging and streaming audio in 16-bit/48 kHz and calls in 16-bit/16 kHz.
The Shure AONIC 40 is perfect for everyday use, offering streamlined and easily accessible controls on the body of the headphones for simple functions such as quick access to answer calls, adjust volume, and control ANC and Environment Mode levels with the push of a button. Environment Mode comes into play when you’re ordering a coffee in the morning, speaking to a work colleague or in any situation where sound transparency is key. Simply put, this mode will allow you to hear the outside world with the push of a button.
These are the perfect headphones for music and podcast enthusiasts because they deliver studio-quality headphones and are sold at a consumer price point of $415 AUD. To grab yourself a pair simply follow the link below and choose from any one of Shure’s trusted retail partners.