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post #2311 of 3844

 

Lol okay fine you win.

 

What about capacitors how do they fit...

 

Edit: and what about internal noise and magnetic flux. ;)

 

I bought a "Scythe Kama Bay Amp Kro" once, designed for PC towers, the first version had noise, so the second version had a filter, I had the second version and I hated that filter on the sound.

 

Admittedly I don't have a PC tower and haven't done any PC DIY.

 


Edited by kiteki - 11/26/11 at 12:30pm
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Lol okay fine you win.

 

What about capacitors how do they fit...

 

 



Those big caps are most likely part of the power supply, big caps main purpose is for filtering and quick power release, both of which are handled by the computers power supply, you should see the caps in a computers supply, 4X as big even in cheap supplies.

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Well, hype aside, the SRH940 right now blows away the HD650 in quality of highs and overall detail. I'm not sure how the HD600 can exceed the SRH940's quality of highs, but maybe the HD600 has better highs than the HD650? 
 

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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.

 



 

post #2314 of 3844

 

I don't want the new Shure to sound like the 840 or the HD650 that would be a disaster, I want it to sound like the 940 and stay at a similiar street price.

 

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

I don't want the new Shure to sound like the 840 or the HD650 that would be a disaster, I want it to sound like the 940 and stay at a similiar street price.

 



Ya the new Shure will probably have them same sig but all the improvement that come with an open design, and the extra improvement that just come from a new design overall.  But the price will probably be in the $400-$700 range. I'm thinking $700, it looks like a real flagship that will compete with the higher-ups and no owner of the higher-ups will ever let a $400 can compete with theirs no matter how good it is.

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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

Well, hype aside, the SRH940 right now blows away the HD650 in quality of highs and overall detail. I'm not sure how the HD600 can exceed the SRH940's quality of highs, but maybe the HD600 has better highs than the HD650? 
 


A headphone is not just highs and mids - it's balance of everything.  If you get a chance, you SHOULD see if you can listen to the HD600.  There is a reason that guys like Uncle Erik still consider the HD600 (and HD650 for that matter) to be some of the best mid-fi offerings around.  Although they are not new cans - they remain extremely popular - there is a reason for that.

 

For me personally, the HD600 remains the most natural sounding can I've heard - with a perfectly sized sound stage, and neatly balanced sound across the spectrum.  They have wonderful clarity, and while they don't extend as far top and bottom as a can like the DT880, they do sound completely realistic.  The SRH940 doesn't.

 

I do hope that Shure can come up with their open can that does match (or exceed) the HD600.  I'm just saying that what the "hype-train" is expecting is a very, very big leap indeed.

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Originally Posted by John In Cali View Post

Ya the new Shure will probably have them same sig but all the improvement that come with an open design, and the extra improvement that just come from a new design overall.  But the price will probably be in the $400-$700 range. I'm thinking $700, it looks like a real flagship that will compete with the higher-ups and no owner of the higher-ups will ever let a $400 can compete with theirs no matter how good it is.


Yeah well they painted the SE535 pink and are selling it for $$$$$$ if they change the 940 to open-air and sell it for $700 I have lost interest in them as a company.


 

 

post #2318 of 3844

The SRH940 sounds far more realistic than my HD650 on some songs. It depends on the song entirely. The SRH940's treble and upper mids make it sound league ahead of the HD650 (in terms of musicality, realism, detail, etc.) on female vocals, and some electronic songs, some jazz, etc. Some songs, not all. 

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The SRH940 sounds far more realistic than my HD650 on some songs. It depends on the song entirely. The SRH940's treble and upper mids make it sound league ahead of the HD650 (in terms of musicality, realism, detail, etc.) on female vocals, and some electronic songs, some jazz, etc. Some songs, not all. 


Again - try the HD600 - I'd be interested in seeing what you think.  And I know the 940 has tremendous detail, it is also warm, sweet and airy - but it did not represent how music actually sounds to me.  I've been to enough live performances (classical and rock) to have a good idea.  To my ears - while the SRH940 is incredibly detailed, it's also incredibly coloured.  The HD600 is not overly coloured.  SRH940 to me is NOT realistic.

 

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I can't imagine getting an HD600 when I have an HD650 which should just be equalizeable to sound like an HD600 anyway. Unless the HD600 has tons more detail than the HD650, it would be a rather pointless sidegrade. I might get a DT880, because that's supposed to have the best detail in this price range. Sure, I'd like to hear an HD600 though, but my budget is currently not unlimited. 

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Yeah, the 940 is probably not realistic, more like hyperimposing on reality a bit, for example vocals, well that's the way I heard it........

post #2322 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

I do hope that Shure can come up with their open can that does match (or exceed) the HD600.  I'm just saying that what the "hype-train" is expecting is a very, very big leap indeed.


I doubt that, Shure is still a baby (literally speaking) in the development of open cans. :)

 



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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

The SRH940 sounds far more realistic than my HD650 on some songs. It depends on the song entirely. The SRH940's treble and upper mids make it sound league ahead of the HD650 (in terms of musicality, realism, detail, etc.) on female vocals, and some electronic songs, some jazz, etc. Some songs, not all. 


You should really try the HD600 and I find it superior to the HD650. The sound is completely natural!! SRH940 is analytical and pushes details to the limit (a bit far from natural). YMMV

 

post #2323 of 3844

 

Oh well if the Shure SRH-999 sucks (in price or performance) then at least we have the T50RP open-air leakypants mod. and the AD900 and stuff.

 

post #2324 of 3844

@Brooko

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There is a reason that guys like Uncle Erik still consider the HD600 (and HD650 for that matter) to be some of the best mid-fi offerings around.

Well, do you realize that this forum is sponsored by Sennheiser...I'm not making any accusation, but I just can't ignore that fact. I  was also skeptical with Uncle Erik bashing of the k701. I  planned first to buy the k701, but since they were lot of people saying they preferred the srh940...

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For me personally, the HD600 remains the most natural sounding can I've heard - with a perfectly sized sound stage, and neatly balanced sound across the spectrum.  They have wonderful clarity, and while they don't extend as far top and bottom as a can like the DT880, they do sound completely realistic.  The SRH940 doesn't.

Yeah the srh940 might sound sometimes unnatural, but curiously I'm more complaining of the too revealing highs, than any  "mid bass hole". After some eq-ing I don't miss bass (nor mid bass) .  Also source is important, I  wish we could disregard this factor, but the srh940 seems picky with the source.
 

post #2325 of 3844
I wonder how big the mid bass "hole" will be in the new open back Shure? lol
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