Introducing the Shure AONIC 40 – Bringing music to my ears

I was recently introduced to the Shure AONIC 40 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, and I must say, it has exceeded my expectations. The AONIC 40 delivers an exceptional studio-quality sound, complemented by the customizable EQ, resulting in a truly immersive audio experience. One of its standout features is exceptional portability.

As a first-time headphone user, I was worried about carrying around bulky headphones all day, but to my surprise, the AONIC 40 is remarkably lightweight, and its foldable design makes it incredibly easy to stow away in my bag. The wireless functionality further adds to the convenience, allowing me to move freely without being tethered to my device. I can now enjoy my music on the go without any hassle, making the AONIC 40 a perfect companion for daily commutes and travel.

With the ShurePlus PLAY mobile application, Shure takes personalization to a whole new level. This user-friendly app unlocks a wealth of advanced features that enhance my audio experience. I can effortlessly fine-tune the EQ settings, gaining precise control over bass, mids, and treble frequencies to create a sound signature that perfectly suits my music preferences.

The app also provides valuable insights, such as the headphone’s battery life, ensuring I’m always in the know. The ingenious “Environmental Mode” is another standout feature, allowing me to adjust the level of outside sounds while wearing the headphones, so I can stay aware of my surroundings without removing them. The ShurePlus PLAY application truly transforms my AONIC 40 headphones into a personalised and immersive audio journey, making every moment with my music an extraordinary and tailored experience.

Intrigued by the promises of the ShurePlus PLAY app’s customization, I decided to put it to the test by experiencing two vastly different music genres: contemporary pop and EDM music. As an avid lover of Jay Chou’s songs, I first delved into one of my favourite Jay Chou’s tracks: “七里香”.

The result was simply breathtaking, as his soulful vocals took centre stage, accompanied by the gentle piano melodies becomes more pronounced, immersing me in the emotional depth of the song. Next, I switched gears to an old favourite chart-topping EDM hit: “This is what you came for” by Calvin Harris and Rihanna.

With a simple tweak to the EQ through the app, the bass became pulsating and powerful, electrifying the rhythm and creating an energetic and dynamic sound signature that perfectly complemented the song’s genre. The Shure AONIC 40 headphones, paired with the ShurePlus PLAY app, truly showcased their versatility in capturing the essence of both soulful ballads and electrifying EDM, enhancing my musical experience.

After the enthralling musical journey, I was eager to put the Shure AONIC 40 headphones to the test while watching the gripping crime-thriller “The Outlaws” on Netflix. As the movie unfolded, the headphones delivered a cinematic experience that immersed me in the heart of the film.

The exceptional studio-quality sound and customizable EQ settings brought every gunshot, screeching tire, and suspenseful soundtrack to life with remarkable clarity and depth. The active noise cancellation feature effectively blocked out any external distractions, allowing me to be fully engrossed in the intense action and plot twists. The plush memory foam earpads ensured absolute comfort during the entire movie, making it a seamless and captivating viewing experience. With the Shure AONIC 40 headphones, “The Outlaws” took on a whole new dimension, elevating my movie-watching experience to a whole new level of immersion and excitement.

As a software engineer and content creator, attending virtual online meetings is a significant part of my daily routine, and the Shure AONIC 40 headphones have been a game-changer for this aspect of my work. During my daily stand-up meetings, I’m able to hear every participant clearly, enhancing overall communication and comprehension during meetings. The active noise cancellation feature comes to the rescue, eliminating background noise and distractions, allowing me to focus solely on the discussions at hand. Additionally, the headphones’ microphone provides clear and crisp audio when I need to speak during meetings, ensuring that my contributions are heard loud and clear.

Despite the whole day of use, I realised that the battery life of the Shure AONIC 40 headphones was truly impressive. As a person who relies on EarPods for up to 10 hours a day, constantly needing to recharge them throughout the day was becoming tiresome. However, the AONIC 40 headphones proved to be a game-changer in this regard. Even after a full day of use, including attending online meetings, listening to music, and working on coding projects, the headphones still had plenty of battery life left. With up to 20 hours of uninterrupted usage on a single charge, I no longer have to worry about running out of power during crucial moments.

This extended battery life has made the AONIC 40 headphones a reliable and indispensable companion for extended listening sessions and work-related tasks, freeing me from the hassle of frequent recharging and ensuring a seamless audio experience throughout my busy day. Not to mention, despite the extended usage, the AONIC 40 maintains its comfort, thanks to the plush memory foam earpads and adjustable headband, ensuring a snug fit while providing excellent noise isolation without any discomfort.

In summary, the Shure AONIC 40 has seamlessly integrated into my daily routine, elevating my meeting experiences, movie watching, and music listening to new heights with its exceptional sound quality, customizable features, and impressive portability. Its active noise cancellation, excellent sound quality, and supreme comfort make it a versatile and reliable companion that excels in every aspect of my multimedia consumption.

If you seek headphones that deliver unparalleled sound and comfort, the Shure AONIC headphones are a top-tier choice that will leave you immersed in your music like never before.

The Shure AONIC 40 is available in two sleek colours: Black and White, catering to both sophisticated and modern preferences. Shure ensures a style for every individual.

Shure AONIC 40 is retailing at SGD 379, to purchase you can visit any of Shure’s authorised dealers or check out AV One