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post #76 of 393
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I haven't gotten around to revising the review yet because I'm still evaluating the cans from my new source. I never truly realized that a different sound card could have such a dramatic effect (makes me wonder what these headphones would sound like with a dac or amp...) on the quality of headphones.

@Xnor
It could if their power requirement IS OVER 9000!!!! watts.
post #77 of 393
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@Xnor
It could if their power requirement IS OVER 9000!!!! watts.
lol, over nine thousand!?!?
post #78 of 393
The sound produced is excellent for the price.

440 pros
-thumping hard bass
-detaching cord
-sexy as all hell
-great price for such a sound produced

cons
-heavy, really heavy and bulky
-earpads get hella hot FAST.
-stock cord is just goofy...

The denon d1001 is an overall better choice. The 440 is a solid 2nd to the d1k.
post #79 of 393
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Can I start out just by saying LMAO? My laptop's sound card is a sad joke. HP claimed that the laptop I bought a few years ago is an "Entertainment PC." It barely plays games (even all those years ago), the screen is tinted a slight yellow and thus misrepresents colors when watching movies and doing other graphical applications, and is I've just discovered today, can barely power headphones. The sound card in my new desktop allows for driver level equalization, so I don't have to bother with WMP.

It'll be a while before I rewrite that impression for the SRH440, as my opinion of them has drastically changed. I may sound overly enthusiastic, but I mean it's like I have a completely different pair of headphones. Without going into detail, the climax of "Passion," the orchestral version, sounds EXACTLY like I always wanted it to. What more can I ask than that from headphones. I'll mess around some more with the XB700 to see if it can match the SRH440. But the bass, it is definitely there now.
post #80 of 393
^^^^ That's part of what I was trying to get across to you in my OP in this thread. The phones are only one segment in a system. Some systems are truly synergistic with the whole being much more than a sum of the parts and sometimes it is amazing what one component can do to influence the system's final product. That's why it's important to specify what exactly is in the system when you review one component. Don't worry about revising the review for a while... just enjoy your music.
post #81 of 393
Glad to hear you discovered the potential of the headphones. Enjoy!
post #82 of 393
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Originally Posted by Merdril View Post
Can I start out just by saying LMAO? My laptop's sound card is a sad joke. HP claimed that the laptop I bought a few years ago is an "Entertainment PC." It barely plays games (even all those years ago), the screen is tinted a slight yellow and thus misrepresents colors when watching movies and doing other graphical applications, and is I've just discovered today, can barely power headphones. The sound card in my new desktop allows for driver level equalization, so I don't have to bother with WMP.

It'll be a while before I rewrite that impression for the SRH440, as my opinion of them has drastically changed. I may sound overly enthusiastic, but I mean it's like I have a completely different pair of headphones. Without going into detail, the climax of "Passion," the orchestral version, sounds EXACTLY like I always wanted it to. What more can I ask than that from headphones. I'll mess around some more with the XB700 to see if it can match the SRH440. But the bass, it is definitely there now.
Now you believe me that integrated audio is not a good source? Good to hear that you are listening to them like they were supposed to.
post #83 of 393
I got mine yesterday and they are too big for my head. After an hour I couldn't take it, any suggestions for similar sounding cans but smaller and more comfy?

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post #84 of 393
I just got mine and I am really enjoying them, ill comment more on the sound after they have had a good break in.
post #85 of 393
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Still like the XB700 more though . But the SRH440 isn't half bad. Had I heard the SRH440 like I'm hearing them now, I wouldn't have bothered buying the XB700 because the SRH440 are a very good pair of headphones.
post #86 of 393
After having trying these on a couple different sources I can really tell what everyone is talking about now. My ipod sounds alright, my laptop is slightly better, and my home theater receiver is quite a noticeable improvement in sound quality, especially in the bass region
post #87 of 393
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Originally Posted by driscoz71 View Post
After having trying these on a couple different sources I can really tell what everyone is talking about now. My ipod sounds alright, my laptop is slightly better, and my home theater receiver is quite a noticeable improvement in sound quality, especially in the bass region
That's due to the higher output impedance of the receiver (it could be 120 ohms). Please note, however, that for most amps it's desired to have a very low output impedance. (since it will not/hardly alter the frequency response then)

So if you decide to buy a dedicated headphone amp one day, the amount of bass will even be lower than on your ipod or laptop.
post #88 of 393
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So if you decide to buy a dedicated headphone amp one day, the amount of bass will even be lower than on your ipod or laptop.
That's a big problem for me because bass is my thing. What type of amp would not significantly degrade bass (one that would boost it would be even better )? Would a Bass Boost cMoy do the trick?
post #89 of 393
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That's a big problem for me because bass is my thing. What type of amp would not significantly degrade bass (one that would boost it would be even better )? Would a Bass Boost cMoy do the trick?
It's a great portable amp that definitely boosts bass and has a clean sound with every iem and phone I've tried. Well worth the price of admission, even if it's in an Altoid tin.
post #90 of 393
Yes, an amp with bass boost functionality would help of course.
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