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post #3976 of 5608
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post

 

That's rather presumptuous. Please don't pour fuel on the fire.

 

Actually considering earlier comments in this thread on the HD700 (which takato14 had also never heard), and the manner of the comments on the SRH940 (they suggest to me he's never heard it either), I'd say H2O had justification posting what he did.

 

Although the SRH940 has a brighter upper tilt - there is a certain warmth to that brightness.  The last thing I'd describe it as is shrill.

 

If there is one thing I'd love to see gone from Head-Fi, it's the number of strong opinions from people who've never heard or experienced the gear they're supposedly commenting on.  A year or so ago - even Amos (Currawong) was calling for people to stop doing it.  It helps no-one.  

post #3977 of 5608
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

If there is one thing I'd love to see gone from Head-Fi, it's the number of strong opinions from people who've never heard or experienced the gear they're supposedly commenting on.  A year or so ago - even Amos (Currawong) was calling for people to stop doing it.  It helps no-one.  


As Brooko would know I'm a pretty easy going guy, but if there's one thing that bugs me is when members start taking for granted what they've read about a headphone or any audio product. To simply concrete something based on impressions (and then try and argue those points with no hands on) is simply what sets this site into confusion. It ruins what this site is about.

post #3978 of 5608
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

 

Actually considering earlier comments in this thread on the HD700 (which takato14 had also never heard), and the manner of the comments on the SRH940 (they suggest to me he's never heard it either), I'd say H2O had justification posting what he did.

 

Although the SRH940 has a brighter upper tilt - there is a certain warmth to that brightness.  The last thing I'd describe it as is shrill.

 

If there is one thing I'd love to see gone from Head-Fi, it's the number of strong opinions from people who've never heard or experienced the gear they're supposedly commenting on.  A year or so ago - even Amos (Currawong) was calling for people to stop doing it.  It helps no-one.  

 

You don't know that and he doesn't either. Regardless, there should be a presumption of innocence and a respectful attitude. And what H20 wrote was neither. Keep it civil.

post #3979 of 5608
I'll leave it at that, because things are becoming rather hot in here. 


 Have a good day gentlemen.


Edited by H20Fidelity - 3/24/14 at 5:50pm
post #3980 of 5608
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post
 

You don't know that and he doesn't either. Regardless, there should be a presumption of innocence and a respectful attitude. And what H20 wrote was neither. Keep it civil.

 

Actually - I asked directly about the HD700, and he admitted never hearing it and relying on graphs for his opinions.  He also wrote in his earlier post:

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 I've seen far more positive reviews of the K550 than of the 940 and I don't have a personal subjective opinion on either headphone

 

That reads to me that he hasn't heard either.  Otherwise why would you add it?

 

I also think that H2O was remarkably civil given the circumstances.  I also try to be the same with all my posts.

 

Just providing some explanation and balance - now back to the headphone rankings perhaps .......

post #3981 of 5608
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

I know there is a small fan base for the 940 but there are far more people who call it a bright, shrill, plastic-tastic toy. I've seen far more positive reviews of the K550 than of the 940 and I don't have a personal subjective opinion on either headphone. Is it really that hard to believe that someone in my position would be curious or surprised when they read something that contradicts the general consensus?

I totally agree with you about the 940 and I've read the same feedback it seems.  I think you were asking a perfectly reasonable question.  I remember you asked me a similar question about my HD590 rankings and I even felt then that you were asking a reasonable question.

post #3982 of 5608
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post
 

 

You don't know that and he doesn't either. Regardless, there should be a presumption of innocence and a respectful attitude. And what H20 wrote was neither. Keep it civil.

Agreed!

 

Damn it... I'm agreeing with Claritas again (kidding of course).

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Agreed!

 

Damn it... I'm agreeing with Claritas again (kidding of course).

 

Maybe I'm the one who's agreeing with you for a change? :p

post #3984 of 5608
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post
 

 

Maybe I'm the one who's agreeing with you for a change? :p

Yea let's go with that haha :beerchug:

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Yea let's go with that haha :beerchug:

 

:beerchug: Party time!

post #3986 of 5608
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

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Originally Posted by AmericasTeam View Post

1. Shure SRH940

2. AKG K550

3. Shure SRH840

4. UE 10 Triplefi Pros

5. Future Sonic Atrios

100. Beats Audio Studio

SRH-940 above the K550? I'm shocked. Care to explain why?


There are couple of reasons.

The first and most important to me is the detail the 940s resolve. The 550s aren't terrible in this department, but they just can't keep up with the Shures. I listen to a lot of country, bluegrass, and rock. I can literally hear every instrument with the 940s. A lot gets lost in the shuffle with the AKGs. Also, I don't find the bass lacking at all on the Shures. If I'm playing a song that's recorded with good bass, then it's there. Just as it should be. It just doesn't override everything else. Also, I find the treble rather enjoyable. To my ears, it isn't harsh, but rather smooth and super detailed. I love it. smily_headphones1.gif

Second is the midrange boost the AKGs have. Sometimes it's just right and a guitar or other string instrument just sings, others it's harsh and annoying. I'm really sensitive to this area. Always have been.

Now, I'm not bashing the AKGs by any means. I really enjoy listening to them. I think the build quality is unsurpassed, and they're one of the best looking headphones on the market. In fact, instead of returning the 550s, my wife may be keeping them.

Keep on mind, these are my opinions and my opinions only. Everyone has different tastes and I respect that.
post #3987 of 5608
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by AmericasTeam View Post

1. Shure SRH940

2. AKG K550

3. Shure SRH840

4. UE 10 Triplefi Pros

5. Future Sonic Atrios

100. Beats Audio Studio

SRH-940 above the K550? I'm shocked. Care to explain why?


There are couple of reasons.

The first and most important to me is the detail the 940s resolve. The 550s aren't terrible in this department, but they just can't keep up with the Shures. I listen to a lot of country, bluegrass, and rock. I can literally hear every instrument with the 940s. A lot gets lost in the shuffle with the AKGs. Also, I don't find the bass lacking at all on the Shures. If I'm playing a song that's recorded with good bass, then it's there. Just as it should be. It just doesn't override everything else. Also, I find the treble rather enjoyable. To my ears, it isn't harsh, but rather smooth and super detailed. I love it. smily_headphones1.gif

Second is the midrange boost the AKGs have. Sometimes it's just right and a guitar or other string instrument just sings, others it's harsh and annoying. I'm really sensitive to this area. Always have been.

Now, I'm not bashing the AKGs by any means. I really enjoy listening to them. I think the build quality is unsurpassed, and they're one of the best looking headphones on the market. In fact, instead of returning the 550s, my wife may be keeping them.

Keep on mind, these are my opinions and my opinions only. Everyone has different tastes and I respect that.

Hm, interesting. Perhaps I should try the 940s after all. I have had people mistake brightness for harshness/sibilance in the past with some of my gear and I certainly wouldn't be surprised if the Shures are the same way.

 

One other question though, is the build quality really as terrible as people claim? 

 

Oh, and thank you for replying in a civilized and polite manner. Most members could learn a thing or two from you, myself included at times.

post #3988 of 5608
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Hm, interesting. Perhaps I should try the 940s after all. I have had people mistake brightness for harshness/sibilance in the past with some of my gear and I certainly wouldn't be surprised if the Shures are the same way.

One other question though, is the build quality really as terrible as people claim?
I owned them for a while. They're pretty nice sounding cans - but they had a weird notch in the bass that unfortunately over time just didn't quite gel with me. As far as build goes - if you baby them they'll last - but they do have a design fault that can result in cracking around the hinges. The SRH840 were built like tanks. Unfortunately the 940s weren't quite as solid.
post #3989 of 5608
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

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Originally Posted by AmericasTeam View Post
 
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by AmericasTeam View Post

1. Shure SRH940

2. AKG K550

3. Shure SRH840

4. UE 10 Triplefi Pros

5. Future Sonic Atrios

100. Beats Audio Studio

SRH-940 above the K550? I'm shocked. Care to explain why?


There are couple of reasons.

The first and most important to me is the detail the 940s resolve. The 550s aren't terrible in this department, but they just can't keep up with the Shures. I listen to a lot of country, bluegrass, and rock. I can literally hear every instrument with the 940s. A lot gets lost in the shuffle with the AKGs. Also, I don't find the bass lacking at all on the Shures. If I'm playing a song that's recorded with good bass, then it's there. Just as it should be. It just doesn't override everything else. Also, I find the treble rather enjoyable. To my ears, it isn't harsh, but rather smooth and super detailed. I love it. smily_headphones1.gif

Second is the midrange boost the AKGs have. Sometimes it's just right and a guitar or other string instrument just sings, others it's harsh and annoying. I'm really sensitive to this area. Always have been.

Now, I'm not bashing the AKGs by any means. I really enjoy listening to them. I think the build quality is unsurpassed, and they're one of the best looking headphones on the market. In fact, instead of returning the 550s, my wife may be keeping them.

Keep on mind, these are my opinions and my opinions only. Everyone has different tastes and I respect that.

Hm, interesting. Perhaps I should try the 940s after all. I have had people mistake brightness for harshness/sibilance in the past with some of my gear and I certainly wouldn't be surprised if the Shures are the same way.

 

One other question though, is the build quality really as terrible as people claim? 

 

Oh, and thank you for replying in a civilized and polite manner. Most members could learn a thing or two from you, myself included at times.


Build quality is definitely suspect. Was the reason I originally thought about returning. I had a pair a few weeks ago that were used as a demo set. Both sides had cracks where they mount to the headset, so I've seen the issues first hand. Couldn't find anything I liked better, and ordered a new set. I baby everything I own so I'm hoping that makes a difference. I've even thought about loosening the screws a slight bit where they mount to see if it helps prevent failure.
post #3990 of 5608
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Originally Posted by amigomatt View Post


I'm quite interested in the K612 Pros


It's a good headphone, a bit picky about the amp and source and is quite demanding, but if it has good synergy with a system, it's a real treat to listen to. It's a very linear sounding headphone with very good imaging and the bass extends very deep for an open-back, it's also very textured in the bass and overall sound. The midrange is more forward and intimate than the K7xx series. The treble is quite balanced with the rest of the sound signature, it's not as sparkly as the K701/K702/Q701 though.

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