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post #1696 of 3844

Hi,

I've tested the srh940 through different mp3 players, onboard soundcard, and xonar stx. Only the xonar stx was able to provide me the WOW in term of detail profusion/ explosion of details. I was impressed especially when listening for instance the album reise reise by Ramstein, or the Downard spiral by nin.

Now I'm just missing the incredibly sharp sound I got from my xonar stx (and sharp to the point of being occasionally painful).

I tried from different sources, and just couldn't have the same enthusiasm I  got from my Xonar STX.

Even the bass was somehow cleaner.

I'm 100% sure that my xonar stx , is more optimal regarding the srh940, because of every other source I tried, I didn't manage to get slightly painful highs , nor profusion of details.

I moved to an other town, can't get the xonar stx with me.

 

Now that I see miceblue, testing his srh940 out of an ipod rouch, I can't stop thinking that it's quite suboptimal.

post #1697 of 3844
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I believe it was you that claimed you were much more credible than Tyll, which engaged others to challenge you. You've not proved anything yet I'm afraid. "Honesty" is an illusion on the internet. One can say anything he/she wants, especially when we're trudging across something so subjective and prone to psychological influence. 

 


Agreed.
post #1698 of 3844
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I believe it was you that claimed you were much more credible than Tyll, which engaged others to challenge you. You've not proved anything yet I'm afraid. "Honesty" is an illusion on the internet. One can say anything he/she wants, especially when we're trudging across something so subjective and prone to psychological influence. 

 

Like the other person, you misrepresent facts. If you go back and look at the posts (assuming none were deleted), I only made such claims *after* you or others stated (in ignorance of fact) that Tyll was far more credible or qualified than me. I'm not here to brag, but you're not entitled to flaunt reputations where it's not warranted. Tyll (for example) is an electronics hobbyist who turned his hobby into a successful business. My only "hobby" was writing computer code, so I skipped all those other hobbies and spent my spare time reading and listening rather than dinking around with chips and other electronic parts. That, combined with an earlier start in hi-fi gave me the advantage, which someone didn't even consider before declaring in ignorance that Tyll was the expert of experts etc. I judge Tyll's expertise not by his position appointed by Stereophile, but by what he says and does now. His test results are useful, to which I say thank you. His opinions are far less consistent.
post #1699 of 3844

 

 I'm not interested by hairsplitting discussions regarding credibility/experience of each members, or other considerations of that kind.  I'd like to see more reviews, and from different people. Any endless fight regarding a particular opinion is counterproductive.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 9/19/11 at 6:31am
post #1700 of 3844
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 I'm not interested by hairsplitting discussions regarding credibility/experience of each members, or other considerations of that kind.  I'd like to see more reviews, and from different people. Any endless fight regarding a particular opinion is counterproductive.

I totally agree with this, and with the previous posts by Malveaux that pleaded for more on-topic discussion and less reputation stuff.
post #1701 of 3844
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

 

 I'm not interested by hairsplitting discussions regarding credibility/experience of each members, or other considerations of that kind.  I'd like to see more reviews, and from different people. Any endless fight regarding a particular opinion is counterproductive.


Thanks, this thread started out so well...

 

Not blaming anyone because it doesn't matter.

 

Let's talk 940 :)

 

post #1702 of 3844

 

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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

Hi,

I've tested the srh940 through different mp3 players, onboard soundcard, and xonar stx. Only the xonar stx was able to provide me the WOW in term of detail profusion/ explosion of details. I was impressed especially when listening for instance the album reise reise by Ramstein, or the Downard spiral by nin.

Now I'm just missing the incredibly sharp sound I got from my xonar stx (and sharp to the point of being occasionally painful).

I tried from different sources, and just couldn't have the same enthusiasm I  got from my Xonar STX.

Even the bass was somehow cleaner.

I'm 100% sure that my xonar stx , is more optimal regarding the srh940, because of every other source I tried, I didn't manage to get slightly painful highs , nor profusion of details.

I moved to an other town, can't get the xonar stx with me.

 

Now that I see miceblue, testing his srh940 out of an ipod rouch, I can't stop thinking that it's quite suboptimal.


Yeah, that sounds like a good combo, but if you're comparing to your Cowon S9, anything will sound better.

 


 

 

post #1703 of 3844
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Yeah, that sounds like a good combo, but if you're comparing to your Cowon S9, anything will sound better.

 

 

Do you know many mp3 players that are better than the Cowon S9 ? At least ,  the cowon s9 allows powerful customizations regarding the sound. The mach3Bass effect it offers, is a great bass enhancement effect  (was only surpassed recently by digizoid zo, according to anythingbutipod.com)
 

 

post #1704 of 3844

Nice review miceblue!!!

For being your first review, you did an excellent job.

And also, I think you noted what we all have noted, this Shures have a specific sound signature

that will probably not appeal to everyone but they do a great job with clarity and transparency due to it's

"bright" nature.

 

Good one!

post #1705 of 3844

 

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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

 

Do you know many mp3 players that are better than the Cowon S9 ? At least ,  the cowon s9 allows powerful customizations regarding the sound. The mach3Bass effect it offers, is a great bass enhancement effect  (was only surpassed recently by digizoid zo, according to anythingbutipod.com)

 


Powerful customisations... sure, I'll give it that, but the sound quality of the pure signal isn't very good, you should be able to hear that by comparing it to your Xonar STX.

 

I sold my S9 after a week and will never buy Cowon again, I just fell for the marketing and that website you just mentioned.

 

 

post #1706 of 3844
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Now that I see miceblue, testing his srh940 out of an ipod rouch, I can't stop thinking that it's quite suboptimal.


If the iPod Touch sounds suboptimal, then I look forward to purchasing an amp when I get the chance. I have very little experience with amps, but I think the Touch does an okay job at powering the 940's. At the moment, I don't have much of a chance of obtaining a more powerful portable source or amp to compare it to the Touch unamped.

 


Edited by miceblue - 9/19/11 at 4:11pm
post #1707 of 3844
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If the iPod Touch sounds suboptimal, then I look forward to purchasing an amp when I get the chance. I have very little experience with amps, but I think the Touch does an okay job at powering the 940's. At the moment, I don't have much of a chance of obtaining a more powerful portable source to compare it to the Touch.

 

I  don't think it's the amp, but the DAC  that makes the main difference. On my xonar stx, I  used normal gain setting.
 

 


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 9/19/11 at 4:15pm
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post #1709 of 3844

 

Indeed, DAC is more important than AMP, any day of the week.

post #1710 of 3844

I don't agree, I think amps make a bigger difference but they're both important.  I think most DACs are pretty good these days. 

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