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From the open aire Shure thread to a more appropriate placesmily_headphones1.gif:

 

 

It's funny, the SRH940 is going through a process that almost every notable headphone release in the last some odd years has on this site.  Uncle Erik has identified the process quite accurately and it is as follows:

 

First- The new headphone is given high praise initially

 

Second-The headphone begins to have detractors critical of it performance

 

Third-Debate/battle(sometimes quite fierce) begins between supporters and detractors

 

Fourth-Some sort of consensus is reached on the headphone

 

I'd say we're in the third phase.biggrin.gif


Edited by Digital-Pride - 11/27/11 at 4:50pm
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Nah the Pioneer Monitor 10 and the Beyer DT48 are both better than the SRH-940 by a long shot IMHO.

 

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I'd say we're in the battle/debate phase.biggrin.gif


I'd say we are in the dismissing phase already,  not enough positive feedback. In some thread where people are asking for an upgrade to the srh840, the srh940 is not even mentioned.
But all the "expert reviews" from different website seem to praise them (this might change if Tyll publish a review).  I've seen a french website (clubic) saying that the srh940 are "purity & balance", and rating them 5/5.

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btw back to the Xonar STX discussion, it has an output impedance of 10.5 ohms I think.

 

When I demoed the 940 I used T51 which has 0.4 ohms.

 

Fiio E6 has 0.25 ohms btw, doesn't measure very well otherwise though...

 

 

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I'd say we are in the dismissing phase already,  not enough positive feedback. In some thread where people are asking for an upgrade to the srh840, the srh940 is not even mentioned.
But all the "expert reviews" from different website seem to praise them (this might change if Tyll publish a review).  I've seen a french website (clubic) saying that the srh940 are "purity & balance", and rating them 5/5.



The biggest problem is that the SRH840 and SRH940 differ so greatly.  Therefore the 940 is not really an upgraded 840.  IMO it's a completely different headphone.

 

I remember Jude had a pair of these (940's) way before they were released - and he was going to review them, but sadly never did.  I'd actually be interested to hear his take on them as well.

 

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But all the "expert reviews" from different website seem to praise them (this might change if Tyll publish a review).  I've seen a french website (clubic) saying that the srh940 are "purity & balance", and rating them 5/5.



All the pro recording mags love the SRH-940. But what the hell would recording engineers know about the way recordings should sound? We know way better because we have other headphones to compare them to. And that's all that matters right? rolleyes.gif

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All the pro recording mags love the SRH-940. But what the hell would recording engineers know about the way recordings should sound? We know way better because we have other headphones to compare them to. And that's all that matters right? rolleyes.gif

 

Correcto. Well at least I tried using it in a live performance and the bass just doesn't reflect what is going on (everything else is fine though).
 

 

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Correcto. Well at least I tried using it in a live performance and the bass just doesn't reflect what is going on (everything else is fine though).

The DJ  would make a mistake for using them, for sure.

 

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The DJ  would make a mistake for using them, for sure.

 


There would be a lot of bass going on. tongue.gif

 

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I should try wearing two headphones at the same time....
Left cup is the d2000, the right cup is the 940,
That way I get the crystal highs and the rumbling bass.
...nah I should just transplant another pair of ears onto my head.biggrin.gif

I won't touch the hd650 again, and the hd800...
Both take too much effort to "get it right" ,
Unless u get a kick switching around your 20 dacs and 30 amps and 50 cables.

Side note...
I found a satisfying TDK st-700 portable can,
Inexpensive, reasonably good..enough bass, enough clarity,
Stylish, hardy and filipe giodarno sounds gorgeous on the streets.wink.gif
Edited by Lorspeaker - 11/28/11 at 7:32am
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Not if he knew what he was doing.

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Side note...
I found a satisfying TDK st-700 portable can,
Inexpensive, reasonably good..enough bass, enough clarity,
Stylist, hardy and filipe giodarno sounds gorgeous on the streets.wink.gif


The problem with this forum, is that it makes you believe that you have to spend big amount of money to reach satisfaction. All the poor newbies expecting the "audio nirvana" after spending their 200$...

 

 

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btw back to the Xonar STX discussion, it has an output impedance of 10.5 ohms I think.

 

When I demoed the 940 I used T51 which has 0.4 ohms.

 

Fiio E6 has 0.25 ohms btw, doesn't measure very well otherwise though...

Just tested the srh940, while using the koss vc-20 (volume adjustor), and on the xonar stx. This should boost the output impedance isn't it ?
Well with the vc-20,clarity is well reduced, it's easier on the ears, and frequencies seem more balanced.
However, they are not anymore "detail monsters", I'm not impressed while listening rammstein.   Perhaps the sound is less "dynamic" too.

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The problem with this forum, is that it makes you believe that you have to spend big amount of money to reach satisfaction. All the poor newbies expecting the "audio nirvana" after spending their 200$...

 

 


Well, after going through budget to top tier IEMs, I concluded that audio nirvana can be had in the mid to high fi range.

 

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Well, after going through budget to top tier IEMs, I concluded that audio nirvana can be had in the mid to high fi range.

 

The  akg k317, my most rewarding buy for only 30$, when I  see price now online. They might not offer the best "audiophile graded" sound (what would be then the  criteria ?) , but they are just ... enjoyable. Still wondering if I  would have not liked the k701 better than the srh940, seeing how much these earbuds are good  (because it's akg).
 

 


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 11/28/11 at 7:08am
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