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post #1246 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post




Might be for you - they actually irritate me - so that I have to keep adjusting them.  They're not terrible - just not supremely comfortable for MY head.  Why can't everyone get a headband as comfortable as a Beyer ......

 

The trick for me was to pull the earcups down very slightly more than necessary, and then when they are centered on the ears the headband will exert less pressure on the head. In other words the earcups can support most of the weight.
post #1247 of 3844
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Originally Posted by oldshoe99 View Post


The trick for me was to pull the earcups down very slightly more than necessary, and then when they are centered on the ears the headband will exert less pressure on the head. In other words the earcups can support most of the weight.


Yep - that definitely helps.  Still find I have to adjust constantly though.  I don't know what it is - but they really irritate - where the 840 never did for me.

 

I pulled them out one last time and listened to some Diana Krall (great presentation), then switched to some classic rock & blues (Clapton).  It just confirmed what I've already known for the last week.  They really aren't my sound.  Played exact same tracks with the DT880s and for me, they are my match.  Will be interested when I get my HD600s at the end of the week.  940's leave me tomorrow.  I no longer think I'm going to miss them.

post #1248 of 3844

as for the comfort issue with the Shure SRH 940, when I first got them, they were really uncomfortable. Especially on the top of my head, the headphones exerted pressure and I had to adjust every 10 mins to get a good fit. They were also prone to falling off my head if I tilted back or forward. Now, about a week later, they are a whole lot comfortable than they were when I got them. The headband seems to have adjusted to the size of my head so the headphones look to have expanded a bit. Also, I hardly feel any pressure on my head. I would say they are almost as comfortable as my HD 598s....almost. The comfort of the HD 598s is heaven-like. Just put them on your head and forget about them. :->

post #1249 of 3844

in terms of comfort, the Sennheiser HD 598 beat out the Shure SRH 940, but in terms of sound quality, I'm not so sure. Lets just say ever since my Shure SRH 940 arrived last week my Sennheiser HD 598 have been neglected. :-) Cant wait to see how these cans sound with the Fiio E7/E9 combo later this week.

post #1250 of 3844

I thought the 840 was ok in comfort, just not very good as a portable, since it would drop off from my head if I tilted it even slightly forward or backward. Is this problem still present with the 940? Read about good clamping pressure, this might help? As a portable, I don't mind size, but it should stay on my head. I commute with a skateboard and like to be able to jump up curbs without the headphones dropping off my head. normal_smile%20.gif The K272 are very comfortable: light, circumaural and no ear pressure. The light and self-adjusting headband is something I find extremely comfortable as well, + they stay on the head in any situation.

post #1251 of 3844
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Originally Posted by electropop View Post

I thought the 840 was ok in comfort, just not very good as a portable, since it would drop off from my head if I tilted it even slightly forward or backward. Is this problem still present with the 940? Read about good clamping pressure, this might help? As a portable, I don't mind size, but it should stay on my head. I commute with a skateboard and like to be able to jump up curbs without the headphones dropping off my head. normal_smile%20.gif The K272 are very comfortable: light, circumaural and no ear pressure. The light and self-adjusting headband is something I find extremely comfortable as well, + they stay on the head in any situation.


Yes I think the 940's have the same headphone falling effect as the 840's. My head is rather small though (I wear the headphones on headband size 0), so your mileage may vary in terms of clamp force. Personally I wouldn't wear full sized 'phones while exercising.
post #1252 of 3844

Ah, ****. This might rule these out for me in the end... I don't really exercise with full-sized headphones, just commute. Be it rolling down a hill or in a public transportation device. 

 

Still interested in trying these out though :)

 

Thanks for the heads up!

post #1253 of 3844
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Originally Posted by HydronQc View Post

Hi, 

I'm looking for my first good heaphones. I will use them for mainly music but also for gaming, movie, Drumming on a electronic drumkit. I will listen to rock, metal ( with some double bass drum), punk rock and a bit of jazz/ classic. Favourite artist: RHCP, System of a Down, Lamb of God, Dream Theater, Incubus, Rise Against, Tool.

I like the noise isolation side of the closed headphones.

Would the Shure SRH940 be a good choice.

My second choice would be a Grado SR225.

Thanks for your help.

 



 



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Originally Posted by 200poundsofamp View Post

 

The 940s are more about accuracy, Grados are more about fun. I think you'd like the sr225s for more of the stuff you listen to.

 

Go for the Grados!



Do you guys agree with him?

post #1254 of 3844
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Originally Posted by HydronQc View Post


Do you guys agree with him?


There's a lot of love & hate reactions here, regarding grado headphone (because of brightness & design, it seems).

I didn't see yet a hate  reaction with the srh940, so I'd say the srh940 is a safer bet.

 

 

post #1255 of 3844
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Originally Posted by HydronQc View Post

Do you guys agree with him?


Actually I totally agree - Grados excel at rock, and I really didn't think that rock was the SRH940's strong point.  For anything rock related, I always reach for my Alessandros or even the Beyers - but jazz or female vocals .... the 940s are hard to beat. 

post #1256 of 3844

I disagree myself. Electric drumming requires a closed headphone. Although the 840 didn't isolate enough when I tried them for some drumming, so I think the 940 won't as well. Maybe get a cheap but isolating drumming headphone for a second pair. Should find an adequate one for ~20-30usd. 

 

Haven't heard the 940 myself, but "fun" is quite subjective and I personally would not necessarily tag that adjective to a Grado. 

 

Why can't accuracy be fun?

post #1257 of 3844

My Drumkit will have mesh head so It doesnt need a lot of isolation.

post #1258 of 3844
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Originally Posted by electropop View Post

I disagree myself. Electric drumming requires a closed headphone. Although the 840 didn't isolate enough when I tried them for some drumming, so I think the 940 won't as well. Maybe get a cheap but isolating drumming headphone for a second pair. Should find an adequate one for ~20-30usd. 

 

Haven't heard the 940 myself, but "fun" is quite subjective and I personally would not necessarily tag that adjective to a Grado. 

 

Why can't accuracy be fun?


How can you form an opinion to agree disagree?  You haven't heard or tried the 940 ..... 

 

You really need to try these e-p, satisfy that curiosity once and for all wink.gif

 

post #1259 of 3844

Heya,

 

Ugh. See, this is what the internet does.

 

"Never heard the headphone, but I have an authoritative opinion on it."

 

Anyways... back to the SRH940...

 

Quote:
Do you guys agree with him?

 

I agree the Grado may be more in line with musical tastes. I much preferred my Grados (SR60 and SR325) for rock and metal. I prefer the SRH940 for vocals, indie, folk, acoustic and some jazz.

 

Very best,

post #1260 of 3844

I think the srh940  shine with anything "industrial" , especially when I  see the top artists at last.fm for this tag:

http://www.last.fm/tag/industrial

I  see at top: nine inch nails, rammstein, marylin manson...

So I'd consider them for "industrial rock" or "industrial metal".

 

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