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post #1936 of 3844

Yeah, I can't make sense of Headroom reviews half the time.  They just read like ads for their accessories.  Also, they gave the SRH840's 4.5 even though the 940's, with their superior form factor, accessories, and sound quality, are clearly worth the extra $100.  Does Tyll just hate treble?  it seems that way sometimes.

post #1937 of 3844

Our shared impressions (collectively!!) probably serves as a better resource than any singular review anywhere... which is why a community like this with so many members is an awesome resource.  "Like" or "dislike" should carry very little weight and things like "bright", "muddy", or "bassy" or anything explaining the sonic perceptions should carry more weight.

 

Obviously, we all prefer different sounds, but regardless what are you perceiving?

 

 

post #1938 of 3844

Well, Tyll compared the sound quality of Skullcandy Aviators directly to that of the Audeze LCD2, so....

post #1939 of 3844
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Originally Posted by driver 8 View Post

Yeah, I can't make sense of Headroom reviews half the time.  They just read like ads for their accessories.  Also, they gave the SRH840's 4.5 even though the 940's, with their superior form factor, accessories, and sound quality, are clearly worth the extra $100.  Does Tyll just hate treble?  it seems that way sometimes.

 

To a point.

 

He seems to like the HD800 a lot. The srh940 and T5p, not so much.

post #1940 of 3844
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Originally Posted by driver 8 View Post

Yeah, I can't make sense of Headroom reviews half the time.  They just read like ads for their accessories.  Also, they gave the SRH840's 4.5 even though the 940's, with their superior form factor, accessories, and sound quality, are clearly worth the extra $100.  Does Tyll just hate treble?  it seems that way sometimes.



Just different people and different preferences.  He finds the sound 'off' - so do I.  And I owned and loved the SRH840 and DT880, and currently have an MS1i and HD600 - so you can see I generally like a balanced can, with a slight emphasis on the high end sometimes.

 

Personally I totally agree with his thoughts on the SRH940 - I'd rate the SRH840 better also.  Does it make me right or wrong?  No.  It just means I hear differently and have different preferences.  The 940's may be superior for a lot of people.  To me (and others) they're not.

post #1941 of 3844

 

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Well, Tyll compared the sound quality of Skullcandy Aviators directly to that of the Audeze LCD2, so....

 

 

What?

 

 

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 Does Tyll just hate treble?

 

To a point.

 

He seems to like the HD800 a lot. The srh940 and T5p, not so much.


There's one user on head-fi with a lot of high-end headphones and multi-thousand speakers and he thinks the SRH-940 and T5p are the best portable headphones there are, he compiled a list and those two are in the top.

 

I'm not really into full-size headphones, but I also think the T5p and SRH-940 are in the cream of the crop of what I've heard.

 

I'd happily use the SRH-940 instead of my previous STAX SR-404 Signature, for example.

 

 

 

post #1942 of 3844

Paraphrasing, he said he could barely tell the difference between how the Aviators sounded compared to LCD in a crowded night club.
 

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What?

 

 



 

post #1943 of 3844

Paraphrasing that... He can't tell the difference between them if he can't hear any sound coming out of them at all LOL

post #1944 of 3844

I think I found something even more funny from Tyll,

see his article Lauding Jobs's Least Loved Product: The Basic Apple Ear-Bud

And the associated video :

 

 

I think things are getting worse with age ...

post #1945 of 3844

 

I agree with Tyll on that one, the Apple earbuds do sound really good.

 

 

The problem is there's so many fake Apple earbuds out there that a lot of people have heard complete junk, and think that's a real Apple earbud. =p

 

I think the one I most recently heard was the junkbud, it just sounded way too different from what I was expecting.

 

 

However, I feel pretty skeptical the Apple earbud can compete with rivals like the Yuin OK3, 9wave NW Studio, Piano Forte II, Blox M2C, Sony E888, Sony E931, et cetera!

 

 


Edited by kiteki - 10/28/11 at 7:38am
post #1946 of 3844
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I agree with Tyll on that one, the Apple earbuds do sound really good.

 

My akg k317 are relatively cheap, and much better.    But I'm comparing with earbuds I  got with a second generation shuffle.

 

 

 


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 10/28/11 at 9:24am
post #1947 of 3844

Huh, seems like I somehow missed raptor's posts last night.  Also, I didn't mean to turn this into a "bash Tyll" thread; I actually like the guy and appreciate his videos, but take his ratings with a bit more than a grain of salt because our hearing is obviously very different.

 

Re: cable: It's prone to short out at the 3.5mm end.  That kinda-sorta, but not really, flexible lead from the connector does nothing for durability there, it's also way too long in a way that increases stress rather than relieve it.  If you're using them as portables, expect a short there at some point. 

 

As for the sound quality and my points of reference, dude, I'm listening to Ultrasone Edition 8's right now, have HD650's at home, and used the 840's for about 2 years.  The 940's are much faster and more detailed than the HD650's (they're probably good for metal.)  And, as I said, I don't find the Edition 8's midrange as pleasing (they're better in every other regard, though, and damn well better be for nearly 6x the price.)  They're more source-dependant than the 840's, though.  I used mine with warm sources, which made them more musical to my ears.  Your results may vary.

 

Compared to the 840's, the 940's sacrifice a little bass for a tremendous amount of detail, and have a much nicer form factor.

 


Edited by driver 8 - 10/28/11 at 9:33am
post #1948 of 3844
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post
There's one user on head-fi with a lot of high-end headphones and multi-thousand speakers and he thinks the SRH-940 and T5p are the best portable headphones there are, he compiled a list and those two are in the top.

 

I'm not really into full-size headphones, but I also think the T5p and SRH-940 are in the cream of the crop of what I've heard.

 

I'd happily use the SRH-940 instead of my previous STAX SR-404 Signature, for example.

 

 

 


 

Quite the praise for the 940's then.

 

I personally had, have, and have heard many speakers that cost from $300 to thousands to 10k+ and I also think the 940's are really good (for headphones). I have not, however, heard any cans that go for more than $500ish retail.

 

post #1949 of 3844

Has anybody else used the 940s with the ALO Continental? It gives them more midbass and makes the soundstage more 3D. Quite nice, although since these headphones are somewhat sensitive, I'm getting some channel imbalance at low volumes.

 

Lately, I've been using the "treble reducer" EQ setting on my iPod Classic. Then it goes into my HRT iStreamer DAC and on to the ALO Continental. At first, I thought this EQ setting muffled the sound too much. I'm not sure if my ears have just gotten used to it, but I'm really enjoying it now. It thickens the sound, reduces fatigue, balances out the bass, and with the ALO Continental's added midbass, makes the 940s sound a lot more like HD650s. But dryer, of course. There's no getting around a slight dryness to these 'phones.

 

This setup might be a bit eccentric, but it's workin' for me.

post #1950 of 3844
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

I agree with Tyll on that one, the Apple earbuds do sound really good.

 

 

The problem is there's so many fake Apple earbuds out there that a lot of people have heard complete junk, and think that's a real Apple earbud. =p

 

I think the one I most recently heard was the junkbud, it just sounded way too different from what I was expecting.

 

 

However, I feel pretty skeptical the Apple earbud can compete with rivals like the Yuin OK3, 9wave NW Studio, Piano Forte II, Blox M2C, Sony E888, Sony E931, et cetera!

 

 

 

What?!? Going by this that means Apple must ship fake iBuds with all their iPods and iPhones! Because they all sound like crap! Dull, flat sound. And the fact that iPods and iPhones output relatively low quality sound from their headphone jacks to begin with doesnt help matters.
 

 

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