Originally Posted by voltraizer
..i want to hear some impressions too
I listened to them a lot - the Shure guys were very friendly, btw
Forget the 240s, they're kind of for low-end sources. The 440s were meh to me also, until Shure let me into a little secret - swap out the default pads for the pads from the 840s (sold as an accessory); this has a humungous
effect on improving the sound in every possible way. They explained the memory-foam pads from the 840s are too expensive to put on the 440s, but they offer a nice upgrade path.
Now, the real deal, the 840s - I LOVED THEM. I compared a new pair and Jude's burned-in pair, they're both fantastic. Rich, detailed, great balance, speed, comfort, looks, I was eager to buy them there and then but they're not released til July? Then, I won them in the raffle! YEEHAW!
Bottom-line, they're miles better than all Beyer DT series....I kid you not.