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As extrabigmehdi said, the HD650s are darker, with less of a treble emphasis. They are less fatiguing to me, so I can listen for longer, which is a definite positive. They sound thicker, warmer, and more laidback, with a bit bigger soundstage.

 

The 940s, on the other hand, have more detail, air, sparkle, speed, and energy. And isolation -- the HD650 is an open headphone, so if there's any noise around, the 940 is better.

 

Overall, I prefer the HD650s. I like my music on the warm side, but I also like a change sometimes. For some music, the 940s just sound better (e.g. female vocals, acoustic, any music where the treble is more important than the bass).

 

I think your choice of DAC and amp depend in large part on your sound preference. The 940s and HD650s are opposites in many ways, and you might want to tame their particular sound or not.
 

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Originally Posted by NinjaSquirt View Post

I'm considering getting a pair of these. Does anyone have a comparison of these to the Senn HD650s? From what I've read the HD650 might be more detailed. Also, is there any amp/DAC that go well with these?



 

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So I kind of guessed it by the feel of the cables (they left a weird powdery residue on my hands after touching them) and the smell of the whole package, but these headphones "contain a material known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm.


Edited by miceblue - 9/8/11 at 6:26pm
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Edited by donunus - 9/8/11 at 6:23pm
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

So I kind of guessed it by the feel of the cables (they left a weird powdery residue on my hands after touching them) and the smell of the whole package, but these headphones "contain a material known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm."

 

It seems as if Shure's legendary performance is compromised by China's infamous legendary manufacturing process. >_<



uhhm thats some seriously libelous stuff there unless you can back it up with more data. Shure can sue you for saying that so be careful :)

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uhhm thats some seriously libelous stuff there unless you can back it up with more data. Shure can sue you for saying that so be careful :)

 

I didn't mean to post erroneous claims here, but the manual that came with the headphones says so itself.

 

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The cables do in fact say "Made in China" as well.

 

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As a consumer, I do believe I should have the right to know what's in the products I buy and to know if they are safe to use. I wasn't expecting this kind of label from any major headphone company. I do know that many products are made in China due to the lower cost of things, but I haven't owned very many products specifically with the label "this product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm." Cancer causing materials are not something to be taken lightly. As an average consumer, I do not know myself if this product is safe to use simply because of this label, but if many other products are like this, I suppose it is all right to be used for its intended purpose.

 

 


Edited by miceblue - 9/8/11 at 6:54pm
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but I haven't owned very many products specifically with the label "this product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm."


This is called California Proposition 65,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_65_%281986%29

 

I  believe that california is overreacting. Otherwise this warning is not very helpful. Either they should ban the selling , or provide clear explanations about how to avoid problems.

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This is called California Proposition 65,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_65_%281986%29

 

I  believe that california is overreacting. Otherwise this warning is not very helpful. Either they should ban the selling , or provide clear explanations about how to avoid problems.


Hm I see. I honestly didn't know too much about this beforehand. Thanks for the tip, and I apologize to anyone who may have found my posts a bit extreme; I'm just an (overly) cautious consumer sometimes.

 

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Its a good thing you posted that so that the OC crowd can stay away LOL. Anyways, its not libelous anymore if its in Shures manual.

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Nice!  I've become a big fan of Shure's headphone line and I can only imagine what the new additions are going to sound like, especially the SRH940s.

 
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My experience with the srh940 is just better when using some reverb.

I just created a new thread explaining in a lengthy way how I use the M7 impulse set inside foobar.

You  get:

more neutral result  , less fatiguing sound, and expanded soundstage.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/570881/improving-srh940-experience-with-m7-reverb-and-perhaps-other-headphones

 

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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

My experience with the srh940 is just better when using some reverb.

I just created a new thread explaining in a lengthy way how I use the M7 impulse set inside foobar.

You  get:

more neutral result  , less fatiguing sound, and expanded soundstage.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/570881/improving-srh940-experience-with-m7-reverb-and-perhaps-other-headphones

 


Hm, interesting. I'll have to try it out when I get the chance.

 

I forgot to mention something about the way the 940's 90 degree swivel cups work. It's been mentioned before, but they don't technically lie flat as a true 90 degree swivel joint would be. They have some sort of spring mechanism that prevents it from going to the full 90 degrees, so unless you push them, they seem to be more at a 45 degree angle. Putting the 940's from your ears directly onto your neck feels awkward since the ear pads are angled right at your head/throat. It's a much better fit to take the 940's and turn them around (so that the headphone's ear pads are resting on your shoulder).

 

Normal position

 

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"Flat" position with the spring mechanism doing what it does

 

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"Flat" position with me pushing against the spring mechanism. Note that even with the spring mechanism pushed to 90 degrees, the headband itself is not flat.

 

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Headphones worn correctly.

 

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Headphones worn around the neck (uncomfortable).

 

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Headphones worn around the neck (comfortable).

 

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An update on the comfort. They are still comfortable to me even though they are a bit heavy on my head (as were the SRH840's) and the noise isolation is excellent. Maybe the 940's "crown" pads are more comfortable than the 840's slightly padded headband. If you can tell from my photos above, I get the kind of "baseball hat hair" because the headphones are fairly heavy.

 

 

 

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Heya,

 

I wear them backwards when I'm using them as a portable too, just so I can lay them flat and put the drivers facing down as well. I don't understand why headphone makers are not making them so that they swivel both ways, or at least the more common way, which would be around the neck.

 

Very best,

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Heya,

 

I wear them backwards when I'm using them as a portable too, just so I can lay them flat and put the drivers facing down as well. I don't understand why headphone makers are not making them so that they swivel both ways, or at least the more common way, which would be around the neck.

 

Very best,


Same problem witn Ultrasone ?
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Same problem witn Ultrasone ?


Heya,

 

With all headphones, except a few. Most headphones swivel the wrong way in my opinion.

 

A few DJ headphones do it right. A few cheaper models do it right. And a few do 180 degree swivel so they do it right. But the majority of the headphones out there, especially the ones I want, are all like that---they swivel the wrong way. tongue_smile.gif

 

Very best,

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Same problem witn Ultrasone ?


I believe the Ultrasone headphones feature cups that swivel all the way around (or at least 180 degrees). Most non-DJ headphones apparently have the weird swivel where the ear pads face away from you (Audio Technica ATH-ESW9/ESW10/ES7, Sennheiser HD 238, the 940's, to name a few).

 

 

I have another update for the my pair of 940's. After about 20 hours of burn-in, or maybe I'm just getting used to them, the bass response seems to be much better. Before, I could hear the bass in my tracks, but it was kind of quiet (hence why I suggested boosting the low end a bit with an EQ), but now it's better. I still prefer a slight EQ bump in the low end for electronic music. I reiterate that the bass does extend really low, it just lacks the punchy 'thump thump' that a lot of people prefer. I'm starting to like my 940's more and more, hehehehe.

 

It's nothing fancy, and a rather quick-fix, but I found that these EQ settings are all right.

 

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Edited by miceblue - 9/9/11 at 2:10am
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