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Ah alright. Good to know.

 

Well, now how about isolation? I see many people complaning about the dt 770s noise isolation...that would also be very important for me. Any difference compared to the COP?

And Isolation for the DT770 is amazing in general. So, the COP should be astounding.

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Hi, so I am kind of having a hard time deciding what new headphones to get.  I'm looking for a pair of nice over the ear heaphones, possibly noise cancelling, that have pretty good base, and are pretty nice overall, and i need them to not leak too much sound because i'll be using them to study and in the library, but also for just casual listening on my i-pod. And my price range is up to 200 dollars. Now I've looked into beats but they leak way too much sound, and aren't the best sound quality.  And i have heard that the audio technica sound canceling headphones leak a lot of sound too.  So if i could get some advice or suggestions that would be great.
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Hi all,

 

I am interested in buying a high-end set of headphones and after reading various reviews on this site comparing the Shure 840s, 940s, Denon 2000, AT M50 some of the Beyerdynamic's etc. I have narrowed in on the Shure 940s based on my listening criteria.

 

I listen to a lot of jazz, prog rock & fusion & the occasional taste of heavy metal. Would the Shure 940s be compatible with this type of music? I want good clarity & seperation in the sound & also accurate bass that isn't weak but also isn't overpowering. Clarity and depth of sound are my main priority but I don't want to sacrifice bass - from what I read these aren't bass heavy, which is good but I don't want them to be too bass light either.

 

Can anyone give me an idea of whther I'll like these headphones?

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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Hi all,

 

I am interested in buying a high-end set of headphones and after reading various reviews on this site comparing the Shure 840s, 940s, Denon 2000, AT M50 some of the Beyerdynamic's etc. I have narrowed in on the Shure 940s based on my listening criteria.

 

I listen to a lot of jazz, prog rock & fusion & the occasional taste of heavy metal. Would the Shure 940s be compatible with this type of music? I want good clarity & seperation in the sound & also accurate bass that isn't weak but also isn't overpowering. Clarity and depth of sound are my main priority but I don't want to sacrifice bass - from what I read these aren't bass heavy, which is good but I don't want them to be too bass light either.

 

Can anyone give me an idea of whther I'll like these headphones?


The 940's are great cans, but have neutral-ish bass.  They have the least bass of any of the cans you mentioned by name.

 

If you are at all bass centric, you won't be happy with the 940.  I like the 940's a great deal, but I'm also old enough to remember Elvis, not only when he was alive, but also when he was thin.

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Im deciding whether to get the audio technica pro700mk2 or the m audio q40. Which has more bass, both mid and sub?

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sure, stay away from the noise cancelling.  no need unless you are using them in very noisy environments (not the library LOL).  for the same price, a regular phone will sound better than a noise cancelling phone EVERY TIME

 

i recommend something like the ATHM50, they are very quiet.  the Vmoda m80 are also very quiet

 

The M80 has vented ports.. They are not very quiet. At least not compared to something like the HD25 or DT770..

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The 940's are great cans, but have neutral-ish bass.  They have the least bass of any of the cans you mentioned by name.

 

If you are at all bass centric, you won't be happy with the 940.  I like the 940's a great deal, but I'm also old enough to remember Elvis, not only when he was alive, but also when he was thin.

 

Thanks for your reply. What about the Shure 840s? I'm not bass-centric at all, I just don't want them to sound weak.

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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Hi all,

 

I am interested in buying a high-end set of headphones and after reading various reviews on this site comparing the Shure 840s, 940s, Denon 2000, AT M50 some of the Beyerdynamic's etc. I have narrowed in on the Shure 940s based on my listening criteria.

 

I listen to a lot of jazz, prog rock & fusion & the occasional taste of heavy metal. Would the Shure 940s be compatible with this type of music? I want good clarity & seperation in the sound & also accurate bass that isn't weak but also isn't overpowering. Clarity and depth of sound are my main priority but I don't want to sacrifice bass - from what I read these aren't bass heavy, which is good but I don't want them to be too bass light either.

 

Can anyone give me an idea of whther I'll like these headphones?

You'll like the 940s biggrin.gif  They do have a very good sense of space for a closed headphone, much better than SRH840 and a *little* bit of extra treble, which gives a sense of clarity and detail.  Their overall tonal accuracy counts more imo, as nothing is overshadowed as, say the mids are in D2000.  I'd say the bass is pretty accurate (and improves with amplification), which means that you won't really notice it.  But I think that many people crave emphasized bass and would not be satisfied with that.

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You'll like the 940s biggrin.gif  They do have a very good sense of space for a closed headphone, much better than SRH840 and a *little* bit of extra treble, which gives a sense of clarity and detail.  Their overall tonal accuracy counts more imo, as nothing is overshadowed as, say the mids are in D2000.  I'd say the bass is pretty accurate (and improves with amplification), which means that you won't really notice it.  But I think that many people crave emphasized bass and would not be satisfied with that.

Thanks for your reply. What type of portable amp can you recommend? (I don't really want to spend a lot of money).

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And Isolation for the DT770 is amazing in general. So, the COP should be astounding.

Right! One last thing I think:

 

They both fold the earpads into the headband, correct?

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Thanks for your reply. What type of portable amp can you recommend? (I don't really want to spend a lot of money).

 

Something like the fiio e6 is very inexpensive and has optional eq settings that can let you boost bass, etc. depending on your taste.  Or pick up a vintage amp at a garage sale or in your uncle's attic, which usually provide gobs of power and you'll see what they can really do.

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The 940's are great cans, but have neutral-ish bass.  They have the least bass of any of the cans you mentioned by name.

 

If you are at all bass centric, you won't be happy with the 940.  I like the 940's a great deal, but I'm also old enough to remember Elvis, not only when he was alive, but also when he was thin.

 

Thanks for your reply. What about the Shure 840s? I'm not bass-centric at all, I just don't want them to sound weak.


With their mid bass hump, they have more bass in their sound signature than does the 940.  Is neutral bass = weak bass to you?

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Something like the fiio e6 is very inexpensive and has optional eq settings that can let you boost bass, etc. depending on your taste.  Or pick up a vintage amp at a garage sale or in your uncle's attic, which usually provide gobs of power and you'll see what they can really do.

Thanks. One last question: How do the 940s compare to the Sennheiser HD598?

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With their mid bass hump, they have more bass in their sound signature than does the 940.  Is neutral bass = weak bass to you?

If I use a portable amp will this improve the mid bass hump of the 940s to any degree?

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