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post #1336 of 3830
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

 


LOL!

Why would you wait for people to suggest tracks!?! :-p

Well, I can suggest a couple... if you like... (even though I'm pretty sure I WONT ever buy the 800s!!! lol)

 

Shiny Toy Guns - Ghost Town (or Le Disko)

Robi Rosa - My Eyes Adore You

Esperanza Spalding - Knowledge of Good and Evil

Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars - Honeysuckle Rose
 

 

That's a good start. Next, we need to know (like the other posters said who stated they were "nothing alike" or "very different") what segments of the songs to compare, and what the major differences are expected to be, so that we satisfy the skeptics here.
post #1337 of 3830
It's not necessarily a fake if the same headphone sounds different. Ever since I heard the 940 and realized how good they were for the price (and made in China etc.), I wonder if they are very consistent from sample to sample. No way for me to know.
post #1338 of 3830
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

I  think we listen to very different things too. That's why I've made you a suggestion to listen to different artist/music genre.  I  was not convinced by your long list of artist  you showed me to demonstrate you eclectic tastes, because it just seems far from what I'm usually interested in.  But you don't need to change your tastes, changing your headphone will be easier. 

 


LOL - I gave you a very small list of some of the main genres I listen to, and a very small collection of artists.  I could bore you with a far longer list - but it covers a lot of different genres wink.gif.  If you're really interested, PM me - I'll do a dump from Foobar - and send you a text file with all my current albums/artists.  It won't be large compared to a lot of head-fiers, but it's still plenty for me.

 

I found particularly over the last 10 years or so that my music tastes have really expanded.  I'm discovering new artists all the time.  Although I'm also spending a fair bit of time and money trying to find the perfect medium (source/amp/headphone) to deliver my music - the journey has always been about the music itself.  One of the things I do regularly just for fun is to roam 'bandcamp' on the net - and sample some of the music from somewhat 'undiscovered' artists.

 

What I've spent on gear in the last 12 months wouldn't match what I've spent on music.

post #1339 of 3830
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

LOL - I gave you a very small list of some of the main genres I listen to, and a very small collection of artists.  I could bore you with a far longer list - but it covers a lot of different genres wink.gif.  If you're really interested, PM me - I'll do a dump from Foobar - and send you a text file with all my current albums/artists.  It won't be large compared to a lot of head-fiers, but it's still plenty for me.

ok, ok I prefer to believe you.

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What I've spent on gear in the last 12 months wouldn't match what I've spent on music.

 

And you are supporting the artists which is great.

 

post #1340 of 3830

@ oldshoe99 - If you own both the HD800 and the Shure SRH-940, then I trust your opinion more than mine.

 

 

@ Brooko - I agree female vocals and violin concertos are very very very good on the SRH-940, from what I experienced in my 10 minutes with them.

 

 

@ Pianist - You got a fake.

 

 

post #1341 of 3830
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Originally Posted by oldshoe99 View Post


That's a good start. Next, we need to know (like the other posters said who stated they were "nothing alike" or "very different") what segments of the songs to compare, and what the major differences are expected to be, so that we satisfy the skeptics here.


I know what you're suggesting - but not sure (for me anyway) of the point.  I don't own and haven't listened to an HD800 - would love to one day - but sadly no regular "meets" in NZ.  Will try and co-incide a US trip with a regional meet at some stage in the future though.

 

If you state that definitively "to you" the SRH940 and the HD800 sound the same (or at least very close), even if others find they sound nothing alike, all we've really established is:

 * they are in fact very close and people are wasting their money buying the HD800 (someone tell Sennheiser!!)     OR

 * you have a different source / amp set-up etc that is either making the most of the 940 OR not getting the most out of the HD800   OR

 * that your impression of what sounds the same is completely different to some other people's     OR

 * your individual music tastes / preferences are different to others

 

All of the above is cool - so go ahead and do the exercise for interest sake - I'll be interested in the result - but it won't influence me either way.  I'll remain skeptical until I can actually demo the HD800.

 

The SRH940 is not for me (decided with my own sources, meagre as they may be, and my own ears).  And one day I do want to hear the HD800 so I can decide for myself how good it sounds, and if it's suitable for my own personal preferences (how ever strange they may be to anyone else) wink.gif

post #1342 of 3830
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post




LOL - I gave you a very small list of some of the main genres I listen to, and a very small collection of artists.  I could bore you with a far longer list - but it covers a lot of different genres wink.gif.  If you're really interested, PM me - I'll do a dump from Foobar - and send you a text file with all my current albums/artists.  It won't be large compared to a lot of head-fiers, but it's still plenty for me.

 

I found particularly over the last 10 years or so that my music tastes have really expanded.  I'm discovering new artists all the time.  Although I'm also spending a fair bit of time and money trying to find the perfect medium (source/amp/headphone) to deliver my music - the journey has always been about the music itself.  One of the things I do regularly just for fun is to roam 'bandcamp' on the net - and sample some of the music from somewhat 'undiscovered' artists.

 

What I've spent on gear in the last 12 months wouldn't match what I've spent on music.




Just out of curiosity, how would I go about doing a "dump" from Foobar and outputting a text file?

 

There's a helluva lot of opinions in this thread but that's exactly what they are, opinions. There are so many variables when it comes to enjoying music that I think it's impossible to be definitive. Having said that I thought my 840's were my personal pinnacle then I picked up a bargain pair of PX100-II's and was blown away by how much more enjoyable they are (at least from my D2) than the Shures, so what do I know, lol?

post #1343 of 3830
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

And one day I do want to hear the HD800 so I can decide for myself how good it sounds, and if it's suitable for my own personal preferences (how ever strange they may be to anyone else) wink.gif

 

Yeah, this thread really made me want to hear the hd800.


 

 

post #1344 of 3830

 

IMO the SRH-940's sounds better than the Ultrasone Edition 8........ for my tastes.

 

 

Then again, when I used the Edition 8's I just listened to this song 10 times.

 

 

 


Edited by kiteki - 9/13/11 at 5:41pm
post #1345 of 3830
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

ok, ok I prefer to believe you.

 

And you are supporting the artists which is great.

 


I'm not being pedantic about anything (and definitely not trying to change anyone's opinion - just explaining mine) + enjoying the discussion smile.gif

 

I find Bandcamp is really good.  The music is generally pretty cheap, and you're helping to support up and coming artists.  One example - Icelandic singer now settled in NZ (her name is Hera).  Genre is sort of Pop / Folk / Acoustic.  Discovered her a few months back.  Ended up buying 2 of her albums ("Don't Play This" & "Not Your Type").  Won't be to a lot of people's taste - but I found it enjoyable.

post #1346 of 3830
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

IMO the SRH-940's sounds better than the Ultrasone Edition 8........ for my tastes.

 

 

Then again, when I used the Edition 8's I just listened to this song 10 times.

 

 

 


The percussions are hitting a bit too hard ...

 

post #1347 of 3830
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

Just out of curiosity, how would I go about doing a "dump" from Foobar and outputting a text file?

 

There's a helluva lot of opinions in this thread but that's exactly what they are, opinions. There are so many variables when it comes to enjoying music that I think it's impossible to be definitive. Having said that I thought my 840's were my personal pinnacle then I picked up a bargain pair of PX100-II's and was blown away by how much more enjoyable they are (at least from my D2) than the Shures, so what do I know, lol?


Currently at work - and have a function tonight.  If no-one else explains, I should be able to address it as soon as I have free time late tonight, or (probably) later tomorrow.

post #1348 of 3830
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post




I know what you're suggesting - but not sure (for me anyway) of the point.  I don't own and haven't listened to an HD800 - would love to one day - but sadly no regular "meets" in NZ.  Will try and co-incide a US trip with a regional meet at some stage in the future though.

 

If you state that definitively "to you" the SRH940 and the HD800 sound the same (or at least very close), even if others find they sound nothing alike, all we've really established is:

 * they are in fact very close and people are wasting their money buying the HD800 (someone tell Sennheiser!!)     OR

 * you have a different source / amp set-up etc that is either making the most of the 940 OR not getting the most out of the HD800   OR

 * that your impression of what sounds the same is completely different to some other people's     OR

 * your individual music tastes / preferences are different to others

 

All of the above is cool - so go ahead and do the exercise for interest sake - I'll be interested in the result - but it won't influence me either way.  I'll remain skeptical until I can actually demo the HD800.

 

The SRH940 is not for me (decided with my own sources, meagre as they may be, and my own ears).  And one day I do want to hear the HD800 so I can decide for myself how good it sounds, and if it's suitable for my own personal preferences (how ever strange they may be to anyone else) wink.gif

That's not the way comparisons work, by listening to a song and saying "Yah - they sound alike." No - the way a comparison works is this: Skeptic says "Download track x by artist y from website z (i.e. Amazon or Apple), then listen to the bass lines at 1:05 to 1:10 and also at 2:23 to 2:33 and tell me which has the strongest/weakest bass, and also what the quality differences in those bass lines (i.e. impact, detail etc.)"

That's how a serious comparison works. But on this site it's pretty obvious by now that nobody has done any serious comparisons, preferring to offer unfounded opinions.
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post




I'm not being pedantic about anything (and definitely not trying to change anyone's opinion - just explaining mine) + enjoying the discussion smile.gif

 

I find Bandcamp is really good.  The music is generally pretty cheap, and you're helping to support up and coming artists.  One example - Icelandic singer now settled in NZ (her name is Hera).  Genre is sort of Pop / Folk / Acoustic.  Discovered her a few months back.  Ended up buying 2 of her albums ("Don't Play This" & "Not Your Type").  Won't be to a lot of people's taste - but I found it enjoyable.


You know, I  have more music on my hard drive, that I will be able to listen in my whole life. And I  continue to compulsively get new  stuff. (Don't ask for a number , it's pointless ).

Yeah there are great artist at bandcamp, and it's cheap.

Recently found artist Emancipator, at bandcamp really nice:

http://emancipator.bandcamp.com/album/soon-it-will-be-cold-enough

 

In fact, most artist I  discover them through last.fm . I  look at what are top artist for some tags, listen at some previews/videos ,  then I  search where I  can music from these artists. 

Sometimes it's on bandcamp.

 


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 9/13/11 at 6:11pm
post #1350 of 3830

. double post


Edited by donunus - 9/13/11 at 6:10pm
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