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post #766 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Koerhijo View Post


While it sounded great on electronica, it doesn't deserve to be considered a great choice for rock or aggressive music.

Great, I'd stop dreaming of the he-400.  For aggressive , fast paced music I recommend the srh940.

post #767 of 1099
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

Great, I'd stop dreaming of the he-400.  For aggressive , fast paced music I recommend the srh940.

+1. It is fast and aggressive. But it doesn't have "fun" boosted bass.

post #768 of 1099

ATH-M50 confused_face(1).gif. Seriously a very overrated headphone, very average to me. 

post #769 of 1099
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Originally Posted by myunclesnephew View Post

ATH-M50 confused_face(1).gif. Seriously a very overrated headphone, very average to me. 

yeah. i really disliked the mids. maybe I was wrong thinking that it would stand well against SRH940. 940 just made M50 sound unclear and muddy, not to mention the soundstage and recessed mids.

post #770 of 1099

Probably the V-Moda M-100s, and only on a few counts. Other people didn't seem to mind the v-shaped signature, but I hated how it'd cut vocals out of songs. I couln't wear them for more than 2 hours, or my ears would get sweaty and painful from having the drivers press on them. These are easy fixes. I might buy them again once V-Moda makes XL eapads.

post #771 of 1099
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

yeah. i really disliked the mids. maybe I was wrong thinking that it would stand well against SRH940. 940 just made M50 sound unclear and muddy, not to mention the soundstage and recessed mids.

I actually enjoyed the mids. I didn't like the veil of unnecessary bass. It had average highs and no sound stage.
post #772 of 1099

Subbed :DDDDDDDD. Imma just add what i wld have to say, Heir 8a and customs in general...


Edited by iamdacow - 4/7/13 at 3:20am
post #773 of 1099

I have to agree that the CX300 were a real problem. Clean ears? Yes? Earwax? Sure. Screens plugged up until no sound was audible and attempts to clean then were futile.

post #774 of 1099
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

 

Great that you agree with me, regarding the speed of the srh940. The hd800 is quick (compared to the other senn headphones) ,  but sounds a bit slow when you are used to the srh940.

What are you driving the Senns with? I own both and the SRH 940 definitely sound slower, but with sharper glare. Are you even sure what speed is?...blink.gif

post #775 of 1099
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

What are you driving the Senns with? I own both and the SRH 940 definitely sound slower, but with sharper glare. Are you even sure what speed is?...blink.gif


The srh940 provide a better "adrenaline rush", while listening fast paced music, which is not much the case of the hd800. Now I don't know if it's from from artificial aspects ("sharper glare" ? ) , but the end result is the same to me.

What is speed for you ? For me , it's how it's the ability  to convey the sensation of speed, with fast music.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 4/9/13 at 11:48am
post #776 of 1099

For some reason I found Sennheiser HD650 really bland and boring to listen to. It might be a sound signature thing though, and I should probably give them more than 15 minutes of listening before a final verdict. Getting used to Grado RS1i's kinda has made me lean towards bright headphones. Might still end up getting something more neutral than that and DT990 at some point either way.

post #777 of 1099
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post


The srh940 provide a better "adrenaline rush", while listening fast paced music, which is not much the case of the hd800. Now I don't know if it's from from artificial aspects ("sharper glare" ? ) , but the end result is the same to me.

What is speed for you ? For me , it's how it's the ability  to convey the sensation of speed, with fast music.

For me, and the way I think it's supposed to be interpreted, is the ability of driver movement to decay quickly. So when you get an electrical impulse that makes the driver push air, the faster it recovers, the faster it cuts off nonexistent harmonics (quicker response = more accurate portrayal of sound and less distortion). That's why higher end headphones, and especially speakers have much firmer driver membranes and require a larger impedance load; they require much more power (current) to make them push air properly, but also recover from input quicker.

 

The drivers on the SRH 940 are good, but they are very similar to the SRH 840 ones except with better soldering and has a much better dampened chamber. The bass becomes tighter and the highs therefore strike more, hence the stronger attack. The 940's aren't faster than the 800's, they just have more treble attack, just like many of the grados or beyers out there. They are more direct and the fact that the driver doesn't breathe because of the closed cup causes the highs to stagnate inside the chamber and feel like there's a lot of "detail".

 

Try a test tone generator and go as far as you can hear with it with each respective headphone. Then you'll know for sure which is more extended. Also the tone itself should sound sharper with the HD800's whereas the 940's will sound like there's a bit of white noise mixed with the tone around 10-15khz (more aggressive/ adrenaline rush). I hear up to 15.5khz with the 940's and clearly up to 17khz and very faintly up to 17.5khz with the HD800's.


Edited by dleblanc343 - 4/9/13 at 12:50pm
post #778 of 1099
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

What are you driving the Senns with? I own both and the SRH 940 definitely sound slower, but with sharper glare. Are you even sure what speed is?...blink.gif

I was at Jaben listening to HD800. IDK what amp it was, but guessing it was an decent amp(i mean at jaben, won't they place it with a good amp?) and I am driving my 940 out of schiit Modi/Magni.

post #779 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Jepu View Post

For some reason I found Sennheiser HD650 really bland and boring to listen to. It might be a sound signature thing though, and I should probably give them more than 15 minutes of listening before a final verdict. Getting used to Grado RS1i's kinda has made me lean towards bright headphones. Might still end up getting something more neutral than that and DT990 at some point either way.

I found the HD598 to be lifeless and dead. That is being compared to SRH940.

post #780 of 1099
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Originally Posted by Jepu View Post

For some reason I found Sennheiser HD650 really bland and boring to listen to. It might be a sound signature thing though, and I should probably give them more than 15 minutes of listening before a final verdict. Getting used to Grado RS1i's kinda has made me lean towards bright headphones. Might still end up getting something more neutral than that and DT990 at some point either way.

HD650 are by far the most overrated. The fact they're still $500 shows Senn knows how to toy with the audiophile market. They belong in the $200-$300 segment with the K701s and Beyers DT range.

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