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If you want to criticize the K701, why don't you go to another thread?

 

Here's one for you:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/533812/qq-complain-thread-complain-about-anything

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That's okay I'm only here to be on topic and say the SRH-940 is good.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

I only listened to the SRH-940's for 10 minutes but the music sounded so good I wanted to cry.


 

What did you listen ? Was it amped ?

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Originally Posted by Pianist View Post

lol Let's not get off topic here guys.... *the akg701, re0 and fx700 are better than anything ever wait what thread is this again*



 

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What did you listen ? Was it amped ?


Veronicca Maggio on my Teclast T51 DAP.

 

 

 

 


Edited by kiteki - 9/13/11 at 1:32pm
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Originally Posted by Pianist View Post

Well, for me it's the other way around: I wonder how people can like the dry and sterile (IMO) sounding SRH940 and dislike the wonderfully clear, natural , detailed and spacious sound of the K701.


Sterile?  That's a bummer.

 

K701 pumps out pure win with a jazzy soul.  Combined with a GilmoreLite/Dynalo or M-Stage, it blows me away some more.

 

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Well maybe that someone that have a hd800 will accept to develop what are the "exact" difference he finds for a "particular" track. I  don't own a hd800.


 

 

There are many examples. The person who found the 800 to be much better balanced could post which tracks that are available for sale he used, and what to listen for.

Based on how several posters have tried to turn this into a circus, I'd say that there are probably no significant differences between the 940 and the 800 other than soundstage.

But I would like to test what the better balance person heard.
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

 

Sterile?  That's a bummer.

 

K701 pumps out pure win with a jazzy soul.  Combined with a GilmoreLite/Dynalo or M-Stage, it blows me away some more.

 

Yeah, that was the last thing I expected to hear from a Shure headphone, but that's what I heard with the SRH940. A dry, sterile sound lacking body. For my preferences, the SRH840 is a much nicer sounding headphone and even though it may not be quite as clear, detailed and transparent in the upper frequencies it is pretty close in clarity, detail and everything else and sounds much more full bodied and natural to me.

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I can't believe you think the 840 sounds better.

 

I compared the 840 and 940 at singapore airport and listened to each one for around 10 minutes, the 840 sounded like a plain jane headphone that did nothing special to me, similiar to the Sony MDR-V6.

 

I was dissappointed with the 840 in both sound and construction, then I tried the 940 and was blown away and didn't want to take it off.

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Originally Posted by Pianist View Post

 

 

Yeah, that was the last thing I expected to hear from a Shure headphone, but that's what I heard with the SRH940. A dry, sterile sound lacking body. For my preferences, the SRH840 is a much nicer sounding headphone and even though it may not be quite as clear, detailed and transparent in the upper frequencies it is pretty close in clarity, detail and everything else and sounds much more full bodied and natural to me.

Inferior quality tracks would undoubtedly sound "better" with the 840. Just cut the highs and detail and add artificial warmth, and voila - better sound.
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Originally Posted by Pianist View Post

 

 

Yeah, that was the last thing I expected to hear from a Shure headphone, but that's what I heard with the SRH940. A dry, sterile sound lacking body. For my preferences, the SRH840 is a much nicer sounding headphone and even though it may not be quite as clear, detailed and transparent in the upper frequencies it is pretty close in clarity, detail and everything else and sounds much more full bodied and natural to me.


I found the sound significantly  more refined out of the xonar stx, than from a sansa clip.I  think there's a part of the enjoyment you are missing with the srh940 if you don't experiment with a good source better than "sansa clip", or "onboard pc sound".

 

Also I'm not sure that the srh940 are that good for jazz. Just listened for instance to summertime by miles davis and I  wasn't seduced by the result. So far, I  found that the srh940 shined best with industrial music (marylin manson, nine inch nails, rammstein, romb  zombie ... ).

Classical is nice though. I listened to norma , sung by maria callas, this was quite enjoyable.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 9/13/11 at 2:44pm
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Inferior quality tracks would undoubtedly sound "better" with the 840. Just cut the highs and detail and add artificial warmth, and voila - better sound.


Well , I found a track more "balanced" by listening to an inferior quality version of a track  (Porcupine Tree - Trains)  on the srh940. Cutting the highs helps sometimes.

 

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Hahaha industrial music on the 940.

 

 

Just a reminder to everyone I'm interested in trading my ATH-A2000X (which has more detail) for a 940, thx...

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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post




Well , I found a track more "balanced" by listening to an inferior quality version of a track  (Porcupine Tree - Trains)  on the srh940. Cutting the highs helps sometimes.

 

I think most people will find the 940's highs to be acceptable for good quality tracks, but the 940's brightness or detail or whatever people want to call it - it's near the upper limit of that acceptable range, so there isn't a lot of forgiveness there.
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post




I found the sound significantly  more refined out of the xonar stx, than from a sansa clip.I  think there's a part of the enjoyment you are missing with the srh940 if you don't experiment with a good source better than "sansa clip", or "onboard pc sound".

 

Also I'm not sure that the srh940 are that good for jazz. Just listened for instance to summertime by miles davis and I  wasn't seduced by the result.

Most jazz sounds good, but brass instruments, especially if they have those piercing sounds, can be rough on the 940.
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