hi, regarding then kns8400 and the shure shr940's: using them straight out of a RME fireface 400, (and also testing on a presonus audiobox, as well as an iphone ha!), with high resolution recordings both electronic and jazz, the shure 940's blow away the kns8400, are quite usuable for studio mixing in a pinch. I have also tried the shure840's, the beyerdynamic dt880's, and the sennheiser 598's (and the akg's m50's and grado 60i's) and the shure 940's beat them all. In...