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post #286 of 313
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I've been using my 440's for the last 5 days and I must say that they are amazing. Reading the comments here, I thought the bass would be low. But I am really surprised. It is much higher than I've thought. It is just the right amount of bass that I needed. Also the build quality is nice. The cable quality is really really high compared to the other headphones and in-ears i've used over the last few years. The only concern I have with these headphones is the headband (idk if this is the right word for that part). It is extremely stiff. After few hours of use, it starts to drill into my head. The ear pads are pretty comfortable for my ears. They don't get too hot even after hours of use but the headband is just awful. For now, I'm just hoping that it will get softer in time. The carrying pouch that came with it is a cool extra. I don't really take out these headphones outside but when I want to take them to work, I can easily carry them in the pouch. 

 

So overall I'm very satisfied with these headphones. A friend with good ears (who's been in the music business for some time) tried them and he too liked them a lot.

 

Edit: I've tried these headphones with all kinds of music. They are amazing with country, classical music, classic rock, blues, hard rock and especially vocal jazz. Frank Sinatra sounds just amazing with these headphones. :)


My friend, i totally agree with you ;D  The headband & maybe the weight is the only weak points, that i see with the 440s. For me, the weight is not that much of a problem, because i have a big head, but the headband . . . sometimes it hurts from a specific angle /position  :-/  But i'll mod my 440 soon, i have ordered the Headband of the Beyerdynamic T1 and i will mount it on my 440 xD

post #287 of 313
Sennheiser HD600/650 headband pads are a good fit, you just need some double sided tape to stick it in to place.
post #288 of 313

Since I've bought the srh440s, I started to replace my archive with ALACs and it is like I've discovered an entire new universe. :)

 

Most of my songs were 320kbps but some were just sh*tty 192kbps or even 120kbps. I've never felt so good while listening to music :D. AC/DC just sounds perfect. I used to have them as 192kbps and there is a hugeeee difference between ALAC and 192kbps. I've been listening to classic rock for the last 10-15 years and it seems like I've been listening to **** my whole life. 

post #289 of 313
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My friend, i totally agree with you ;D  The headband & maybe the weight is the only weak points, that i see with the 440s. For me, the weight is not that much of a problem, because i have a big head, but the headband . . . sometimes it hurts from a specific angle /position  :-/  But i'll mod my 440 soon, i have ordered the Headband of the Beyerdynamic T1 and i will mount it on my 440 xD

 

Even though this may add padding, it's also gonna make the monster heavier. So in the end it may not be an improvement.

 

 

*hands you a sharp knife*

post #290 of 313

I wear my SRH440s continuously for 8 hours a day at work. They were making my head hurt so I got the Sennheiser HD600/650 headband pad, and I stretched out the band on some books like suggested in another post on this thread. Now I can wear them all day at work with no pain at all. I also purchased some SRH840 replacement Ear Cushions, but I ended up not needing them because the first two mods helped so much.

post #291 of 313

I have no idea if this cable has been mentioned within this thread, although the stock cable jack was driving me crazy, it's far to long and putting strain on my Studio V input jack. After looking around I managed to find an replacement/upgrade cable that people may be interested for Shure headphones. You can see the cable here below.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/310790201288?var=610218446333&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

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I'll report in once it arrives.


Edited by H20Fidelity - 2/21/14 at 3:26am
post #292 of 313

Wow this looks prettyful! It looks so much more premium than the studio-grade coiled cable.

 

Sad the listing doesn't detail the build of the cable, like what sort of wires were used. What really amazes me though is the locking connector, just like the stock one. I wonder if they created it themselves, or if it's available on its own. I'd love to get my hands on the connectors alone.

post #293 of 313

Hello,

 

Could you please tell me if the bass is SRH440 as depressing as on the FR graphs on Headphones?

 

I am considering these headphones as an option for classical music listening (advised by Claritas) with second option being ATH-TAD400.

My main field of interest is orchestral, I wouldn't like any sibilants in a closed-back headphones.

(In fact I wouldn't like closed-back's at all, but if Shure is good enough..)

 

Could you please give me an advice on SRH440?

post #294 of 313
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Originally Posted by U6astik View Post
 

Hello,

 

Could you please tell me if the bass is SRH440 as depressing as on the FR graphs on Headphones?

 

I am considering these headphones as an option for classical music listening (advised by Claritas) with second option being ATH-TAD400.

My main field of interest is orchestral, I wouldn't like any sibilants in a closed-back headphones.

(In fact I wouldn't like closed-back's at all, but if Shure is good enough..)

 

Could you please give me an advice on SRH440?

When I tried them out with my mp4 player unamped, I felt that they almost had literally no bass at all. They were also kind of dark sounding. They were quite detailed though.

post #295 of 313
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

When I tried them out with my mp4 player unamped, I felt that they almost had literally no bass at all. They were also kind of dark sounding. They were quite detailed though.

 

This can be easily rectified.

 

Stage 1 tuning: SRH 840 Earpads (the bass increases, the highs are a bit tamed and they are more comfy)

Stage 2 tuning: close a few holes on the driver grill under the ear pads with tape (fully reversible). Increases the bass even more. The more you close the more bass. As I am not really a bass head I just closed 2 holes and are very happy with their sound now. 

 

These two little revisable mods make the SRH440 really good and engaging sounding headphones imho. I doesn't make them different headphones, the highs remain very detailed and clear but it gets them more bottom end, more authority.

 

Cheers,

K


Edited by Koolpep - 2/27/14 at 6:30am
post #296 of 313
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post
 

 

This can be easily rectified.

 

Stage 1 tuning: SRH 840 Earpads (the bass increases, the highs are a bit tamed and they are more comfy)

Stage 2 tuning: close a few holes on the driver grill under the ear pads with tape (fully reversible). Increases the bass even more. The more you close the more bass. As I am not really a bass head I just closed 2 holes and are very happy with their sound now. 

 

These two little revisable mods make the SRH440 really good and engaging sounding headphones imho.

 

Cheers,

K

To be quite honest with you, My AKG K540 absolutely annihilated the 440's stock in every single category.

post #297 of 313
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

To be quite honest with you, My AKG K540 absolutely annihilated the 440's stock in every single category.

 

And to be honest with you:

 

1) I heard the AKG 540 but so far no AKG lasted long with me, I always ended up selling them, the 540 in particular I didn't even buy them after listening to them, I found the vocals missing and overall the sound was very uneven to my taste

2) the AKG is also more expensive than the 440

 

Annihilation is quite a strong word. The 440 has quite some following for their neutrality. You seem to like bass a lot, so maybe that's the reason you disliked the 440. Also, from which source did you listen to it? I drive them with my Schiit gear and have no complaints. But they are also not my only headphones.

 

So long,

K

post #298 of 313
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post
 

 

And to be honest with you:

 

1) I heard the AKG 540 but so far no AKG lasted long with me, I always ended up selling them, the 540 in particular I didn't even buy them after listening to them, I found the vocals missing and overall the sound was very uneven to my taste

2) the AKG is also more expensive than the 440

 

Annihilation is quite a strong word. The 440 has quite some following for their neutrality. You seem to like bass a lot, so maybe that's the reason you disliked the 440. Also, from which source did you listen to it? I drive them with my Schiit gear and have no complaints. But they are also not my only headphones.

 

So long,

K

I agree that the K540's have a uneven sound, like everything is pushed back, but still forward.

 

But when I tried the 440's unamped from my MP4 player, they were even worse with the pushed back sound, plus they did literally EVERYTHING worse than my K540's.

 

The 840's though, have a better sound than the K540's, even unamped. Only a lot less bass.

post #299 of 313

And what about the sound of 440 with amplification? Much of improvement?

post #300 of 313
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Originally Posted by U6astik View Post
 

And what about the sound of 440 with amplification? Much of improvement?

I don't know, didn't try them with an amp.

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