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post #1876 of 3844

For those of you who own a SRH940, does the swivel mechanism squeak a lot during normal use?

 

I find that mine always squeak, whether it be putting them on my head, adjusting the ear cups on my head, taking them off my head, or folding them for storage. I'm slightly concerned about it but I don't think it'll be huge problem. Is there some way I can oil the joint a little?

post #1877 of 3844

It doesn't squeak on a normal use.

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Twinster woodied his MS2i and didn't need the aluminium shells.  So I bought them off him.  It was a bit of a gamble - but I like what they did to the mid-range (they don't look to shabby either to be honest).  Still looking forward to liberating the drivers when my woody arrives - then trying both wood/wood and wood/aluminium.  I also have a set of G-Cush, and ultimately I'd like to get something that works with the jumbos - but I suspect that I'll have to stick with the bowls.


Very nice set of MS1 indead. I'm actually debating on selling my woodied MS2 now that I have the MS-Pro.

 

For the SRH940 owner I have been playing with some mod on mine and I have tried the Blue tack like Baka did but could not persive an improvement in the Bass so I remove the BT and try filling the cup with a 1cm thick of foam and a have notice an improvement in the bass ( guestimate about 20% more ) and no impact in the other frequency. I want to reverte back and make sure it's not placebo before posting more detail and maybe pictures. I used the Song "the package" from A Perfect Circle and the bass impact was very good.

 

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What I found the most annoying with the srh940 is the lack of smoothness on the highs ("hissing" percussions, sometimes it's painful)  . Maybe this is because of my current source (regular onboard soundcard). There's enough bass  for me, eq can help.

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What I found the most annoying with the srh940 is the lack of smoothness on the highs ("hissing" percussions, sometimes it's painful)  . Maybe this is because of my current source (regular onboard soundcard). There's enough bass  for me, eq can help.



I find them to be exceptionally smooth all around...

 

I'm beginning to think there is either:

 

A - a definite "pickiness" about the amps they are paired with

B - There is a lot of variation from model to model.. almost a sort of lack of quality control.  I suppose this is a bash to Shure, but we shouldn't rule it out.  If the drivers are indeed the same, but the ones that are measured better are just voiced differently it could lead to some tangible variation.

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Very nice set of MS1 indead. I'm actually debating on selling my woodied MS2 now that I have the MS-Pro.

 

For the SRH940 owner I have been playing with some mod on mine and I have tried the Blue tack like Baka did but could not persive an improvement in the Bass so I remove the BT and try filling the cup with a 1cm thick of foam and a have notice an improvement in the bass ( guestimate about 20% more ) and no impact in the other frequency. I want to reverte back and make sure it's not placebo before posting more detail and maybe pictures. I used the Song "the package" from A Perfect Circle and the bass impact was very good.

 


Where did you place the Blu-Tack? I have I dab of putty on the back of the drivers and lined the back of the cups. I hear a difference. I'd say about 25% closer to the 840's bass.
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I had only added blue tac on the right side and also added a small ring of Dynamat behind the driver and couldn't notice big enough differences. I didn't have enough BT for both side so maybe it would have been easier to pensive the improvement. I have not had the chance on testing my latest mod but will later this week.

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Very nice set of MS1 indead. I'm actually debating on selling my woodied MS2 now that I have the MS-Pro.

 

For the SRH940 owner I have been playing with some mod on mine and I have tried the Blue tack like Baka did but could not persive an improvement in the Bass so I remove the BT and try filling the cup with a 1cm thick of foam and a have notice an improvement in the bass ( guestimate about 20% more ) and no impact in the other frequency. I want to reverte back and make sure it's not placebo before posting more detail and maybe pictures. I used the Song "the package" from A Perfect Circle and the bass impact was very good.

 


Where did you place the Blu-Tack? I have I dab of putty on the back of the drivers and lined the back of the cups. I hear a difference. I'd say about 25% closer to the 840's bass.


 

 

post #1883 of 3844
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I had only added blue tac on the right side and also added a small ring of Dynamat behind the driver and couldn't notice big enough differences. I didn't have enough BT for both side so maybe it would have been easier to pensive the improvement. I have not had the chance on testing my latest mod but will later this week.

 

 


I'm not sure you gave the mod it's full and fair trial. The entire back of the cup should be lined and both of them should be done. I have no doubt what you've done works but I think the full Blu-Tack/putty mod needs a fair shake.
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I'll get more BT and try it on both side later and report the back the result.

 

Cheer

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Originally Posted by Twinster View Post

I had only added blue tac on the right side and also added a small ring of Dynamat behind the driver and couldn't notice big enough differences. I didn't have enough BT for both side so maybe it would have been easier to pensive the improvement. I have not had the chance on testing my latest mod but will later this week.

 

 


I'm not sure you gave the mod it's full and fair trial. The entire back of the cup should be lined and both of them should be done. I have no doubt what you've done works but I think the full Blu-Tack/putty mod needs a fair shake.


 

 

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I've been listening to my SRH940s with the FiiO D3 in place of the E7 in combination with my E9 for a week.. and I have to say the D3 + E9 sounds a lot better to my ears. I haven't done much back and forth between the two for a proper comparison since I got the D3.. I've decided just to leave it hooked up as a permanent fixture..

 

 


Edited by Robobandit - 10/11/11 at 8:44pm
post #1886 of 3844
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

It doesn't squeak on a normal use.


Hm...darn, maybe it's just my headphone then. I sent an e-mail to Shure's support asking about it.

 

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Originally Posted by Robobandit View Post

I've been listening to my SRH940s with the FiiO D3 in place of the E7 in combination with my E9 for a week.. and I have to say the D3 + E9 sounds a lot better to my ears. I haven't done much back and forth between the two for a proper comparison since I got the D3.. I've decided just to leave it hooked up as a permanent fixture..

 

Interesting. What happens if you don't use the E9, only the D3 ? A bit surprising that the D3 that is cheaper than the E7, provide better results.
I  guess that unlike the E7, you can't dock the D3 on the E9.

 

 

 

 

post #1888 of 3844
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Hm...darn, maybe it's just my headphone then. I sent an e-mail to Shure's support asking about it.

 


Mine squeak a bit also but since I don't move them too much, I don't even notice.
 

 

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

For those of you who own a SRH940, does the swivel mechanism squeak a lot during normal use?

 

I find that mine always squeak, whether it be putting them on my head, adjusting the ear cups on my head, taking them off my head, or folding them for storage. I'm slightly concerned about it but I don't think it'll be huge problem. Is there some way I can oil the joint a little?


Heya,

 

Neither pair of mine squeak. However, this is something I warned about in my review of them since the mechanism could wear out over time and possibly introduce noise. This is talked about in the build/construction section. I would suggest contacting Shure or the retailer and potentially just replacing the unit all together. Start with a squeak-free model.

 

Very best,

post #1890 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Twinster View Post

I had only added blue tac on the right side and also added a small ring of Dynamat behind the driver and couldn't notice big enough differences. I didn't have enough BT for both side so maybe it would have been easier to pensive the improvement. I have not had the chance on testing my latest mod but will later this week.

 

 



You can't test things like this with one side only.  I've tried many times with damping changes to orthos and all it does is confuse you and ruin your memory of how they sounded before the change.  The human brain just cannot compare left to right like that and there's too many variables with recordings.  So I don't think you can trust what you hear or don't hear in this case. 

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