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post #1726 of 3844

Thank you for your very good review miceblue. If you can produce that quality of review now in your young age I can't wait to read you in the future. 
 

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Well, I finally finished my first major review for a pair of headphones...ever! :D

 

Here it is

 

I apologize in advanced if it doesn't seem very technical, I'm still new to the high-fidelity world, but I did what I could. I know that you guys have more experience than me, but if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to shoot me a PM. I plan to essentially copy that post and place it as an official review for the SRH940 headphone page here.



 

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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

 

Honestly I couldn't see anyone using these as a studio monitor..signature seems even a bit more aggressive than my DJ100!

 

 

Yeah bro... if you think of them as being used to find subtle recording flaws, they make more sense. Shure's geared towards professional use after all.

post #1728 of 3844

 

Yeap they shove the song into your face so it's easier to monitor.

 

840 is like watching sports on TV, 940 is like being there in person.

post #1729 of 3844

Ah tdockweiler, welcome back. I still remember your suggestions for the Koss DJ100's [female vocals]. tongue_smile.gif

 

For the Yoshida Brothers, I think I can see why you don't like them; on some of the tracks where they play the drums and guitars it kind of overshadows the string instruments (I'm not sure what they're called).

 

If you like that style of Japanese folk, I like the Twelve Girls Band (ie. Eastern Energy album) for Chinese folk. Sometimes their wind and higher-pitched string instruments can sound fatiguing with the 940's, but the rest of the mids sound good and forward.


Edited by miceblue - 9/19/11 at 7:19pm
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This is a very fun comparison. It's surprising how some of these headphones do better with specific music than others. SRH-940 has butchered some recordings and the M50 has done the same. Comparing both the KRK and the DJ100 makes them look like they sound similar in some ways. I thought my DJ100 was somewhat colored, but the SRH-940 has it beat. That's not a complaint!

 

What's bizarre is that this SRH-940 makes my DJ100 and KRK KNS-6400  seem completely flat in comparison..which they most certainly are not! KRK KNS-6400 is definitely smoother sounding to my ears than the 940, but definitely has less bass. Most would find the 6400 less musical...I guess...KRK KNS-6400 is holding up well and seem more true to how the recording is. 6400 never randomly makes specific tracks sound bad for no reason.

 

SRH-940 sure seems to make some recordings better than they really should be. Not sure what to think of that.

 

6400 seems to be having more detail, but it's easy to be fooled by the SRH-940, because it just shoves it into your face. Sound clarity is also better on the DJ100 and 6400. Hate me if you want, but that's how I'm hearing it. With the DJ100 it varies between the recording. With female vocals it's crystal clear.

 

BTW I already have 5 pages of comparisons...I stopped switching to the M50 because it was lagging behind too much normal_smile%20.gif Sounds good though.

 

I think for a musical "fun" headphone I'd take the HD-598 over the SRH-940. Maybe even the HD-600. Mids on the SRH-940 are a tad more clear though. HD-598 is just so smooth sounding, yet has forward mids, but makes female vocals sounds so good.

 

HD-598 just doesn't quite have the detail of the SRH-940 I think.

 

Right now the SRH-940 doesn't really seem like much of an upgrade from the SRH-840 confused_face_2.gif Could probably EQ the SRH-840 and get similar results. BTW I've found the SRH-940 very, very comfortable.

 

Hope it doesn't sound like I'm being too critical of the SRH-940. I love to pick apart and criticize all my favorite headphones. Not sure what to think yet of this one!

 

Might post those comparisons, but it'd be a snore fest to read. For each song I ranked each headphone from best to worst.

 

 

post #1731 of 3844

 

Please Eq than 840 to your hearts content and let us know how it goes.

 

 

 

post #1732 of 3844
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

Might post those comparisons, but it'd be a snore fest to read. For each song I ranked each headphone from best to worst.


Maybe, but I'd love to hear how it stacks up to your well burned in DJ100.

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

Please Eq than 840 to your hearts content and let us know how it goes.

 

 

 


I'll have to buy another one. Didn't like feeling like I'm carrying around a brick on my head. SRH-940 is so much more comfortable and feels more secure.

I bet it's super easy to find the 840 for for under $130USD now though.

 

Seriously...someone should try it!

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by 200poundsofamp View Post


Maybe, but I'd love to hear how it stacks up to your well burned in DJ100.


What's weird is that, between the 6400, DJ100 and M50 I haven't found a whole lot the SRH-940 does better. It just does most things differently. OK, sure the SRH-940 has more bass than the KRK, but bass is overrated normal_smile%20.gif

SRH-940 does have more extended treble than all 3 for sure.

 

I keep thinking..oh...well the SRH-940 has more detail than the DJ100, but again this always varies between songs. It's just so bizarre.

 

You'd think that for $250-$300, the SRH-940 would be a massive jump over the the DJ100/6400 (for ME), but not really...yet. Sounds like a great $150-$200 headphone, but...$250?!

 

Despite the SRH-940 being labeled as a studio monitor it just feels weird comparing it to the KRKs. SRH-940 vs the HD-598 would be much better.

 

Soundstage of the SRH-940 and KRKs seem to be about the same size right now.

 

Female Vocals are so good on the SRH-940, but often screws up so much other music.

 

BTW these may have the most forward sounding mids I've heard yet on a headphone! I think this is a first where the forwardness of the mids are almost annoying to me.

post #1735 of 3844

 

I think the SRH-940 is well priced.

 

As I quoted earlier in this thread, it's quite often put next to much more expensive headphones, like some guy from another thread making a list of the best portable headphones, it was in 2nd place alongside $1000 cans.

 

 

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If this sounds like a $1000 can, I won't be buying any of those soon!

 

No, I like the SRH-940 a lot, but it's been a bit underwhelming to say the least. Of course I probably care less about a headphone being "musical" than most.

 

The KRKs now have me even more impressed than before if they're holding up this well. Too bad about their bass..


Edited by tdockweiler - 9/19/11 at 8:26pm
post #1737 of 3844
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

If this sounds like a $1000 can, I won't be buying any of those soon!

 

No, I like the SRH-940 a lot, but it's been a bit underwhelming to say the least. Of course I probably care less about a headphone being "musical" than most.

 

The KRKs now have me even more impressed than before if they're holding up this well. Too bad about their bass..


Thanks for your comparisons tdockweiler, it's fun to read the comparisons between cans.

 

post #1738 of 3844

@oldshoe99 please do a comparaison of the following songs on the SRH940 & HD-800.

 

1) Hunter from Björk ,,, ,, Album Homogenic

 

2) Catalpa from Diego Barber , Album Calima

 

Thanks


Edited by Twinster - 9/19/11 at 8:46pm
post #1739 of 3844

 

Hmm....? I've listened to Hunter by Björk on like 10 different headphones.

 

The best one: SA-5000.

 

 

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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post


Despite the SRH-940 being labeled as a studio monitor it just feels weird comparing it to the KRKs. SRH-940 vs the HD-598 would be much better.


So... have you recorded anything, and tried mixing a couple of tracks with each of the headphones

you have just mentioned? And after finishing, have you played the same tracks over monitors and see which track actually sounds

better recorded/mixed?

 

Thanks!

 

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