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post #1156 of 3844

Another review with more praises for the cans:

 

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-20101025-47/a-sure-bet-shures-new-flagship-srh940-headphones/?tag=mncol;title

post #1157 of 3844
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That guy's review is all over the place; Amazon.com, Headphones.com, Innerfidelity.com.

 

Whoever that person is they are a real genius. I normally don't comment in these things but reading that review is like reading the gospel. If I could write like that I'd be writing best sellers. Probably a pen name.
post #1158 of 3844
Alright, all silliness aside. I read the review and here's my take on what the guy is saying. He (if it's a he) says basically that expensive headphones sound a lot more alike than mid price headphones from $500 down approx. because people who buy the expensive kind demand accurate repro more than the cheaper sets, and they aren't buying "colorful" headphones for $1500 and up. So getting a $300 set that has the quality of accuracy of the top price headphones is a rare treat and a good deal for people on a budget. He starts off talking about ipods but explains about amps too.
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

Another review with more praises for the cans:

 

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-20101025-47/a-sure-bet-shures-new-flagship-srh940-headphones/?tag=mncol;title


Cnet reviews are often either biased or pointless.

 

post #1160 of 3844

I forgot, but there's also a comparison with hd800 from headfonia:

 

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Although I’m used to listening to the Sennheiser HD800, still the amount of detail that you get from the SRH-940 is just staggering. I know that the HD800 is better in translating ambiance in the recordings and things like micro details, but even the HD800 doesn’t push all the details in the music out like the way the SRH-940 does.

 

 

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My avatar didn't give it away? smily_headphones1.gif

I've been a Phillies/Eagles fan since inception. Never wavering. No matter where I've lived or how good/bad the team was. Let me simply say that I remember the pajama uniforms. That's how old I am.


Man, there have been some weird uniforms in MLB's history, though the worst  has to be(in my opinion) when the White Sox wore shorts briefly as part of their uniform.  Still can't believe they did that one.

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Is that Mr-I-ran-the-940-and-HD800-out-of-an-iPod?


I had a dream, and this dream was that I bought something as good as the hd800 for only 250$ . Now stop nitpicking with such details. wink.gif
Whether it's $50 or $1000 you still have to deal with that sound and that detail. Not all your tunes are going to sound good. Unless they're jazz or something.
post #1163 of 3844

After listening for 3-4 days, I find that the 940 lack the air and space of other flagships that i have listened to like HD800, K701 and the K1000. Maybe it is on the backfoot due to its closed nature. But it does sound great right out of my laptop headphone out. Not very beautiful or stylish to look at but well designed and constructed. Still have to wait a couple of weeks for the burn in period to be over.

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Whether it's $50 or $1000 you still have to deal with that sound and that detail. Not all your tunes are going to sound good. Unless they're jazz or something.


It's not true that detailed headphones are going to make your music sound bad.  Most of that comes from artifacts in the headphone's response that make recording problems way worse than they should be.  In increase in speed and accuracy alone would actually be quite pleasing across all recordings. 

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It's not true that detailed headphones are going to make your music sound bad.  Most of that comes from artifacts in the headphone's response that make recording problems way worse than they should be.  In increase in speed and accuracy alone would actually be quite pleasing across all recordings. 


This is quite true. Also true with source equipment: more accurate ones just tend to do everything so smooth there's no rough edges to annoy you, no matter how poorly recorded material, in figure of speech. Artifacts are a different issue altogether. Seems like it's a trend to say "good headphones make bad recordings sound bad", which as this good sir previously mentioned, isn't true. 

 

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Man, there have been some weird uniforms in MLB's history, though the worst  has to be(in my opinion) when the White Sox wore shorts briefly as part of their uniform.  Still can't believe they did that one.


I was never a ChiSox fan so I don't remember those. lol
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This is quite true. Also true with source equipment: more accurate ones just tend to do everything so smooth there's no rough edges to annoy you, no matter how poorly recorded material, in figure of speech. Artifacts are a different issue altogether. Seems like it's a trend to say "good headphones make bad recordings sound bad", which as this good sir previously mentioned, isn't true. 

 


I have to somewhat disagree. Some headphones are more forgiving than others. Just like amps. A warm headphone on a warm tube amp can usually be forgiving of poor recordings. Headphones like the HD800 with an amp like the Concerto is brutal with crap recordings. Compression, poor dubbing and overall bad production values are magnified with the most neutral headphones where they can be obscured with a can that's less than great. warm headphone on a warm tube amp can usually be forgiving of poor recordings. Headphones like the HD800 with an amp like the Concerto is brutal with crap recordings. Compression, poor dubbing and overall bad production values are magnified with the most neutral headphones where they can be obscured with a can that's less than great.
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Why are you repeating yourself?Why are you repeating yourself?

 

...Seriously I see that you have the HD800 and the SRH940. I have the SRH940 too and like them very much with the majority of music genre I listen and was wondering if you would recommend the HD800 for someone that like the Shure?
 

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I have to somewhat disagree. Some headphones are more forgiving than others. Just like amps. A warm headphone on a warm tube amp can usually be forgiving of poor recordings. Headphones like the HD800 with an amp like the Concerto is brutal with crap recordings. Compression, poor dubbing and overall bad production values are magnified with the most neutral headphones where they can be obscured with a can that's less than great. warm headphone on a warm tube amp can usually be forgiving of poor recordings. Headphones like the HD800 with an amp like the Concerto is brutal with crap recordings. Compression, poor dubbing and overall bad production values are magnified with the most neutral headphones where they can be obscured with a can that's less than great.


 

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Why are you repeating yourself?Why are you repeating yourself?

 

...Seriously I see that you have the HD800 and the SRH940. I have the SRH940 too and like them very much with the majority of music genre I listen and was wondering if you would recommend the HD800 for someone that like the Shure?
 



 


**** Opera mini on my BB does that. I usually have to edit the post and remove the dupe when it happens. But I didn't get to it.

My opinions don't always match others but I love the HD800 for many genres. Well, just about all of them. I think the HD800 is very versatile. Unlike the Grado I have. All of the flagship cans are so personal when it comes to choice. The 940 has more of an open sound than most closed cans. I actually think it's kind of the opposite. If someone likes the HD800 would they like the Shure 940? Yes they would. But I think a headphone like the HD600 is more similar to the HD800 moving up than the Shure 940.

All said though, of all the current flagships I've heard I prefer the HD800 the most. I'm sorry if that doesn't help.
post #1170 of 3844

I like the SRH940 because I found them musical even if they are neutral. I tried the Beyer 880/600 and the K701 but found both to be boring and so far that didn't happen with the Shure. Would you say that the HD800 are musical?  I also have the DT1350 for work and like them too so was also thinking of trying the T1. I don't have the chance on trying before buying so...
 

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**** Opera mini on my BB does that. I usually have to edit the post and remove the dupe when it happens. But I didn't get to it.

My opinions don't always match others but I love the HD800 for many genres. Well, just about all of them. I think the HD800 is very versatile. Unlike the Grado I have. All of the flagship cans are so personal when it comes to choice. The 940 has more of an open sound than most closed cans. I actually think it's kind of the opposite. If someone likes the HD800 would they like the Shure 940? Yes they would. But I think a headphone like the HD600 is more similar to the HD800 moving up than the Shure 940.

All said though, of all the current flagships I've heard I prefer the HD800 the most. I'm sorry if that doesn't help.


 

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