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post #31 of 431
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Originally Posted by Edwood View Post
Now that the cat's out of the bag, I can talk about the SRH840 now.

The Good:
Huge soundstage for closed headphones. Smooth sound, incredible bass response. Plenty of slam, but without being overly boomy sounding. '...'

-Ed
How it's sound, if to compare with Denon AH-D7000/5000??
post #32 of 431
The SRH840 sounds intriguing and may go down as good office cans.

jude, Ed,

Can you comment on the can's speed, attack, decay for use in high bpm dance music? Maybe compare and contrast to the closed Denons D2/5000s.
post #33 of 431
Man, these are sounding more and more like my next hip hop/funk/soul/r&b cans.
post #34 of 431
I________can't_________take______________the______ _______________ wait. I've been wishing for these cans since before they were designed. Yes, I am a microphone fiend. Thanks for the teaser.
post #35 of 431
I wonder how these compare to the denons. If the price is so low it might be a very competent competitor.
post #36 of 431
Closed, large soundstage, great bass...I was in the market for Ultrasone HFI-780's for gaming, but now I may have to wait and see more about these.
post #37 of 431
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Closed, large soundstage, great bass...I was in the market for Ultrasone HFI-780's for gaming, but now I may have to wait and see more about these.
i using hfi780 mod for normal headphone,using it for game to me is quite a waste on it...haha!cannot wait to try this headphone too!
post #38 of 431
Good to see the market expanding.
post #39 of 431
The SE530 comparison has me very tempted.

However, I'm still waiting to see the price. Shure typically (arguably) overprice their stuff so that has me wary.
post #40 of 431
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Originally Posted by jpelg View Post
Is there a locked-in release date, or do we have another HD800 scenario?
Have no idea. Hope it doesn't get delayed a lot. coughE500cough

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Are we sure the production models will be exactly as the beta-tested units? (that's a rhetorical question. of couse we don't know that, as it is the very definition of "prototype" and "beta")
Oh, come on. Of couse, the final product won't be 100% the same as the production unit. I think the main parts like the drivers and headband housing were pretty much finalized. But they could always tweak those. Many of them are for manufacturing reasons and have nothing to do with affecting sound quality. I do know they were still working on things like the level of stuffing in the ear pads.


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Funny how people are so quick to jump on one (now two) favorable reviews, sight unheard. This thread probably stops a lot of people from buying a currently-shipping headphone until these Shures hit vendor's shelves.

Personally, I don't like these "leak" (nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more, say no more) type of threads anymore. All respect to Jude, but this is all pure marketing.
Shure only made us sign NDA's as to not actually leak the info early. There was no mention as to whether or not we had to comment on Head-fi about them, or say anything favorable.

I'm posting what I thought about them. Did I like them? Yes. Do I think they are ultra high end R10 / HE90 killers? Of course not. I really felt the price point of the SRH840's would be very critical in their future success. And if they make it with a sub $200 street price, they will indeed be a success.

-Ed
post #41 of 431
I got to hear them at Saturday's meet. I also thought they had the warm, "speaker-like" presentation of the SE530's. I made that observation before I heard it from anyone else.

One thing I noticed was how my ears felt in the cups. My ears are pretty small, but the cups fit over them like gloves. I could feel fabric all over my ears. While it wasn't uncomfortable for my short listens, I could see that could be annoying for longer sessions.

Overall, though, I thought they (the 840's) were a good pair! Certainly at $199, you'd be silly to complain.
post #42 of 431
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Is there a locked-in release date, or do we have another HD800 scenario?...
The only info I've got is summer 2009.

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Originally Posted by jpelg View Post
....Are we sure the production models will be exactly as the beta-tested units? (that's a rhetorical question. of couse we don't know that, as it is the very definition of "prototype" and "beta")....
I can't comment on that, as I don't know. That said, SHURE has, in my experience, been good about delivering what I've heard pre-production with what I've heard in production.

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....Funny how people are so quick to jump on one (now two) favorable reviews, sight unheard. This thread probably stops a lot of people from buying a currently-shipping headphone until these Shures hit vendor's shelves....
C'mon, jpelg, this is no different than any other product, be it a car, laptop computer, camera, etc. While it may have that affect with some, most Head-Fi'ers jonesing for a new headphone right now will end up buying something right now--not waiting until summer. Although, when it comes out, then you may see some things go up for sale in the Gear FS/T forums, as people free up some cash to try them out.

This headphone, in my opinion, is very good, so I said so.

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....Personally, I don't like these "leak" (nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more, say no more) type of threads anymore. All respect to Jude, but this is all pure marketing.
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Look what's above and to the left of this thread. advertising. But honestly, no duh on the naming of the thread.
First do this: Use advanced search, search for threads (by thread title) started by me that contain the word "Leak" in them. You can do it yourself, or I can tell you how many there are: One. This one. The two-hours-before-everyone-else situation I had with the Sennheiser HD800 (the day before CES) was all done with a lot of begging and pleading for a very long time, and was more an opportunity that was eventually granted and that gave us a two-hour jump on everyone else. This, on the other hand, is a leak, and so I titled the thread to represent that.

Second, search Google for SHURE SRH840, and see if you can find a single thing anywhere else on the web that lists the price of these headphones. As of 1347 EDT, there's still nothing. And if what I was told was accurate--that they would be announcing it at NAB on 2009-04-20 (today)--then, yes, I'm glad I got the jump, especially if the pricing in my first post in this thread that I was given (not by Sugarfried, by the way) is accurate. If they'd wanted to release the pricing information yesterday, they'd have put it out on the wire to be picked up by the big consumer electronics sites.

I was not exaggerating a bit when I said SHURE had the lid down tight on this one. Again, I didn't even know of the existence of the SRH440 and SRH240 (and I'm guessing the same was true for Edwood) until I saw the SHURE Europe press release (which contained no pricing information) about two weeks ago, and I knew the Sennheiser HD800 was coming for at least a couple of years before I actually heard it.

Prepare to be frustrated, jpelg, as I've been putting my feelers out more and more for these kinds of advanced jumps that are relevant to the community here--and SHURE releasing full-sized headphones is definitely relevant here. And there's more coming from others that will make this one of the best years for headphone audio that I can remember.
post #43 of 431
Ordered. I could use a pair of closed cans, they seem to be decent and with a price in Sweden in the Senn HD25-range it's more or less a no-brainer for me.

Edit: The Shure UK SRH840 info:
http://www.shure.co.uk/ProAudio/Prod...srh840_content

"Detachable, single-sided coiled cable: easy cable replacement" - good for me as I suspect that the coiled cable might not be for me.
post #44 of 431
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Originally Posted by snejk View Post
Ordered. I could use a pair of closed cans, they seem to be decent and with a price in Sweden in the Senn HD25-range it's more or less a no-brainer for me.
I haven't heard the HD25 in a long time, but I've really liked it every time I have. I asked Sennheiser USA to bring a set to Can Jam '09, so I could hear it again. While there, if I remember, I would like to compare the two (SRH840 to HD 25-1 II).
post #45 of 431
I do not see how the final production model of the 840 could possibly have a fixed cable. I actually am a big fan of the DJ style (i am a DJ and will probably buy these for me and my friends) but so many DJ's are picky about coiled vs straight, and seeing as how this is there top-of-the-line, it haaaaas to have a detachable cable.
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