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post #76 of 2104
Just picked up SRH840 from the post office.

On the way home I was listening to various FLAC recordings from Cowon S9. IMO - player should be coupled with some portable amp for best result. Volume goes only to moderate levels (compared to Shure SE530).

Next I've been listening to SRH840 at home, fed directly from line out on Auzentech X-Fi Prelude (Audio Creation mode, bit-perfect playback, JetAudio, FLACs). Bass feels nice and tight, the amount is just right to my ears. It seems to be not as bassy as DT990 Pro (cannot make direct comparison now though). However, if you play some track with nice deep bass in it (one of my favorite for this is "Memloop" by Sync24), then you realize that SRH840 does not lack in bass department for sure. It rewards your ears with deep and clean sound.

I've only spend couple of hours listening to the phones, so I will share my impressions regarding SQ, various music genres, gaming etc. later on.


As for the comfort - they are perfect fit to my head (which is rather big, with quite big ears to it). At first the headband seem to be a little too rigid, but now it feels absolutely comfortable. The pads go right around my ears also giving no problems in fit. I think those of you who have average sized ears should not worry - the phones will fit nicely.

So far so good.
post #77 of 2104
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Good to hear you like the Shure. The bass will tighten up much more after 100+ hours.. I used pink noise at night, but I'm not sure if this works better or faster then 'normal' music..
post #78 of 2104
Can anyone compare these to the Grado SR60i?
post #79 of 2104
Ordered the SRH840, got for $151 shipped. Should be here next week!
post #80 of 2104
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They are £159.99 from here Shure SRH840 Reference Studio Headphones | SALE Now On! in the UK.
Yup, I've seen those anadin. They had it for £119.99 on pre-order and as soon as I decided the price climbed up to £159.99 [A £40 increase].
post #81 of 2104
Not to spoil your plans or anything, but I've heard some pretty bad things about iheadphones, like no after sales, never giving refunds etc..
post #82 of 2104
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Not to spoil your plans or anything, but I've heard some pretty bad things about iheadphones, like no after sales, never giving refunds etc..
I've placed my order through Rock & Soul. Anyways thanks for that info whether that is from reliable source or not.
post #83 of 2104
I decided to buy mine from J&R. I've heard good things from them and luckily they still had some in stock and they shipped them out right away.
post #84 of 2104
Guys,can anyon please compare srh840 with the sr60i? I know they are very different but i wanna see a comparison between them if possible. I curretly have sr60i right now and am interested in the srh840. Thanks
post #85 of 2104
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Ordered the SRH840, got for $151 shipped. Should be here next week!
Nice price. Where did you order from?
post #86 of 2104
Full compass systems. According to shure website they are authorized reseller. If you call them they charge $141 + $8 shipping. They shipped yesterday!
post #87 of 2104
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Guys,can anyon please compare srh840 with the sr60i? I know they are very different but i wanna see a comparison between them if possible. I curretly have sr60i right now and am interested in the srh840. Thanks
Donno bout the SR60, but compared to the SR80 the Shure has better and deeper bass and treble is more clear and less harsh..SR80 sounds more open though of course..

Shure is more detailed and more comfortable...very very different indeed

The biggest difference is the bass, and I mean big
post #88 of 2104
I personally cannot wait to hear them, coming from Audio-Technica ATH-A700 I have a feeling they will be a big upgrade in the bass department. Hopefully the mids and highs are atleast as good (or better!).
post #89 of 2104
How about the musicality of these headphones? Do they display notes clearly and how does the transient response hold up? Most studio-equipment are tone-deaf and you can't hear notes and pitches correctly, which can be annoying. So: Do they sound like Genelecs or Linn-speakers?

I'd be very interested in hearing a few impressions between these and HD25-1's and possibly ESW9/10's.

I'm sorry, but I did see a few people asking about the cable, whether it's coiled or actually not, and didn't see a definitive reply. I'm very unsure and curious as well

A big thanks to you leapers!
post #90 of 2104
its coiled, you just couldnt see it in the pictures because the first 18 in. or so coming out of the earcup are straight
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