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Anyone compared the 940 to the Creative Aurvana Live?

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I had recabled CAL which are veeery good headphones but totally different sound. Lot of bass (better after recabling) sweet midrange and not so extended highs. but very enjoyable. My friend got it and after recabling and some mods he prefers it to stock denon d5000
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So I was just listening to some of the more modern pop songs I have on CD (Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga)...with the 940's I can see why people complain about today's 'everyday' music. Some tracks just seemed to sound so..so off, I can't really describe it. Lack of bass extension in songs? Lack of a soundstage? Too many electronic instruments used? Too much or too little of something...It all just sounded so weird. Sorry if you found this post out of the blue, I just wanted to share my experiences.



No apology necessary!wink.gif  What you're is what many have complained of, which is the overcompression used during the tracks initial mastering process.

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No apology necessary!wink.gif  What you're is what many have complained of, which is the overcompression used during the tracks initial mastering process.

The frequency balance of headphone , the inconsistent imaging can affect the feeling of musicality too.

 

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The frequency balance of headphone , the inconsistent imaging can affect the feeling of musicality too.

 


This might be so, but I'm so used to hearing basically just the bass of modern music through my bassy CX-300 IEM's and HD238's. With those headphones, modern pop music seems to be more listenable (maybe because a lot of modern pop is bass oriented).

 

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loudness war
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

So I was just listening to some of the more modern pop songs I have on CD (Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga)...with the 940's I can see why people complain about today's 'everyday' music. Some tracks just seemed to sound so..so off, I can't really describe it. Lack of bass extension in songs? Lack of a soundstage? Too many electronic instruments used? Too much or too little of something...It all just sounded so weird. Sorry if you found this post out of the blue, I just wanted to share my experiences.



 

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Now have both HD800 and 940  on my desk.. Will leave my comparisons (most accurate :)) over the weekend.. Have the DACport and M-stage to drive them.

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Now have both HD800 and 940  on my desk.. Will leave my comparisons (most accurate :)) over the weekend..

Again , this is crazy. The differences are not obvious ?
 

 

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Just got the headphones mate.. I am pretty sure i will prefer the HD800 cause they are open sounding and more comfortable. But really want to check at low volumes and how they compare. It is hard to compare at low volumes..  The 940s have the advantage of isolation. At moderate to high volumes, the HD800 sounds to be an easy winner :)
 

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Again , this is crazy. The differences are not obvious ?
 

 



 

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The frequency balance of headphone , the inconsistent imaging can affect the feeling of musicality too.

 

 

True, but when dealing with modern pop or mainstream genres, they tend to sound better on cheaper headphones that aren't really accurate or revealing, at least in my personal experience.
 

 

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Just got the headphones mate.

Ensure you do some burning, even if you don't believe in it.

 

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True, but when dealing with modern pop or mainstream genres, they tend to sound better on cheaper headphones that aren't really accurate or revealing, at least in my personal experience.
 

I'd say the place to enjoy mainstream music, is from the speakers on a car.
 

 

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I'd say the place to enjoy mainstream music, is from the speakers on a car.
 

 


That, sir, very much depends on the system in your car.  I'd argue there is even more potential to tweak/alter/mod/tune in that niche.

 

But of course I would say that, seeing as I have spent much more time in the external side of audio as opposed to headphones. :)

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No matter how "good" a pair of headphones are, most of our preferences come down to the tonal balance (frequency response) versus that of our music and our ears. So, don't stress over liking or not like the SH-940s. Some people simply like more bass or whatever.

 

It reminds me of when I read that an album was "critically acclaimed".  It seems to mean that the album was technically excellent but it didn't sell well because it the songs weren't appealing. We probably have the same thing with headphones in that some measure very well (ie: are very detailed and otherwise capable technically) but just don't have the overall appealing sound many people like.

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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

No matter how "good" a pair of headphones are, most of our preferences come down to the tonal balance (frequency response) versus that of our music and our ears. So, don't stress over liking or not like the SH-940s. Some people simply like more bass or whatever.

 

It reminds me of when I read that an album was "critically acclaimed".  It seems to mean that the album was technically excellent but it didn't sell well because it the songs weren't appealing. We probably have the same thing with headphones in that some measure very well (ie: are very detailed and otherwise capable technically) but just don't have the overall appealing sound many people like.


So true, just like with foods, automobiles, clothing, etc. there's a flavor for every taste.

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