Originally Posted by tdockweiler
I always remember people saying the SRH-840 are totally flat and neutral headphones. Whenever I heard that i'm like "Huh?"! After hearing the HD-600 (which I love) I can now understand this more.
I came from the Triple Fi 10, so when I upgraded to the SRH-840 (not an upgrade really, just to a headphone and not IEM) I felt like they had a bit more bass. Strangely enough when I put back in my Triple Fi 10 I noticed they actually had what seemed like way MORE bass then the SRH-840! My ears must be playing tricks on me.
I love the sound out of the SRH-840, but it isn't for everyone. I'm the completely opposite. I find the music out of the SRH-840 fun and I can really get into the music, maybe not as much as the HD-600. I thought the 840 had a lot of bass until I heard the HD-600. Then of course I hear from other people that the HD-600 has NO bass. What?!
I haven't used my SRH-840 in about two weeks and listening to them again after my HD-600 just felt so different. They still sounded good. I'm keeping both the SRH-840 and HD-600 for sure. Has anyone else found something that sounds better then the SRH-840 for under $200? I haven't. Not even under $250, but I didn't like the Denon D2000. Too bad the Sennheiser HD-600 are so expensive, but so far they have been worth it. I even upgrade the cable to the HD-650 version for just $12. Some people said it's just thicker plastic, but the cable itself is thicker. So far I couldn't even force myself to buy a $200 upgrade cable. Maybe someday.
You are so right. So much of this is a matter of time and comparison.
I'll listen to the HD600's and think, "These are the BEST".
Then I'll listen to the M50 for a while and when I put the HD600 back on I'll think, "Hmm... what happened to the bass".
Then after listening to my SRH840, I'll think, "Wow, these are much more open and revealing than the...".
And back and forth and back and forth, each one with its own emphasis and de-emphasis. Yeah, I think the SRH840 is a great closed-back can. I'm keeping it for editing and analysis. I'll also keep the M50 for shear rocking fun.
The two provide completely different takes on sound / music, and are both excellent for their intended purpose. Not being singular in my purpose, I can’t be singular in my HP ownership… unfortunately (for my wallet).
And to stay more completely on topic, these both are great sub- $200 cans.