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OMG IT'S OPEN=AIR!!!!!!!!

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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

Ouch , already a new model coming! But this time, open.

 

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http://www.head-fi.org/t/582064/is-this-the-incoming-shure-open-backed-headphone
 

wow.....count me as very intrigued about how this the headphone will sound.
 

 

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WHOA. I can't wait. I hope I can allocate some christmas budget to the SRH-1040 or whatever it will be.

 

Off-off-topic, but I think it's pretty interesting how well the SRH940 benefits from a quality DAC/Amp. The amp tightens up the bass hugely, and the DAC improves the detail and treble sparkle, improves soundstage, etc. etc. Someone (non-audiophile) who was comparing the SRH940 to Sennheiser HD 280 Pro found not much difference when unamped (I could clearly hear more details in the SRH940 though - they are remarkably similar in sound signature however), but when hooked into my NFB-12, he said the SRH940 was just amazing.

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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

 The amp tightens up the bass hugely, and the DAC improves the detail and treble sparkle, improves soundstage, etc. etc.


So  the  amp is important for the srh940, it's not just the DAC....

 

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extrabig... I saw someone call the Xonar STX "hard" and "glaring" in it's sound, I don't think that would be perfect with the 940...

 

 

Perhaps you should try a new DAC, you know like a REAL DAC not just a sound-card :) :)

 

I recommend this one - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Finished-2496-AK4396-CS8416-DAC-Transformer-case-/110712416420

 

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

extrabig... I saw someone call the Xonar STX "hard" and "glaring" in it's sound, I don't think that would be perfect with the 940...

 

 

Perhaps you should try a new DAC, you know like a REAL DAC not just a sound-card :) :)

 

I recommend this one - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Finished-2496-AK4396-CS8416-DAC-Transformer-case-/110712416420

 



It was in the Matrix M-stage-thread, and I belive he was referring to the internal amp on the ST/STX and not the DAC. The DAC on the ST/STX is actually really good. An ST/STX with a good external amp would be an amazing combination I think.

Probably gonna get an M-stage for my ST :)

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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

Ouch , already a new model coming! But this time, open.

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http://www.head-fi.org/t/582064/is-this-the-incoming-shure-open-backed-headphone

 

I use the closed Shure 940 to perform a specific task. I have my open cans also. Although interesting, a Shure open headphone similar to it's closed designs isn't on the top of my list.
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Originally Posted by GamerOne View Post
 

It was in the Matrix M-stage-thread, and I belive he was referring to the internal amp on the ST/STX and not the DAC. The DAC on the ST/STX is actually really good. An ST/STX with a good external amp would be an amazing combination I think.

Probably gonna get an M-stage for my ST :)


Yes, I'm sure it sounds good, but all internal sound-cards are limited by their physical space. :)
 

Check out Asus Essence One, for example. :)

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post


Yes, I'm sure it sounds good, but all internal sound-cards are limited by their physical space. :)
 

Check out Asus Essence One, for example. :)



I dont know if you've done any DIY, but a DAC circuit shouldn't be to big at all, if it is then there better be a solid amp in there or multiple DAC's.

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The finished DIY DAC I linked to is 20 times larger than a soundcard, yes mostly due to the capacitors and R-core.

 

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a Shure open headphone similar to it's closed designs isn't on the top of my list.

I  expect an improvement. I'm sure there will be better separation between instruments , better handling of loudness compressed music ... They will blow out  these hd650/hd600 out of the water. Well, if they have enough bass...
 

 

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"bye bye Sennheiser, SRH-999 is here"

 

 

"price: $999"

 

 

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> "bye bye Sennheiser, SRH-999 is here"

 

:D

 

> "price: $999"

 

:(   ... hello again Sennheiser ...

 

I doubt it will be that expensive though. I hope anyway.

 

> They will blow out  these hd650/hd600 out of the water. Well, if they have enough bass...

 

Yeah, if they can manage HD650 quality bass while retaining the SRH940's superior highs, upper mids, and detail... they will blow almost all other headphones in this price range out of the water. We'll have to see how they sound though.

 

The guy said they're coming in December 6? That's actually not at all far away. I wonder if they'll actually be available for purchase then, or just announced officially.


Edited by ac500 - 11/26/11 at 12:04pm
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

I  expect an improvement. I'm sure there will be better separation between instruments , better handling of loudness compressed music ... They will blow out  these hd650/hd600 out of the water. Well, if they have enough bass...
 

 


They would have to be quite the amazing headphone to "blow the HD600/HD650 out of the water".  Considering it's Shure's first attempt at an open back - I'd venture to guess that they may be nowhere near that class  ..... yet.  But don't let that stop you guys fueling the hype train rolleyes.gif

 

Even though it is a closed vs open can - IMO the HD600 destroys the SRH940.

 

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If you want to include power supply's there is a computers, twice as big as the DAC, plus there is enough board space for two of those DAC's without power supply.

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