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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

A2000X was my favorite for violins.

 

 

I think beagle makes a point about the pro audio magazines liking the SRH-940 if that is the case (I've only seen one such review).

 

I think tyll is against accentuated brightness, just like MacedonianHero here on head-fi.

 

 

  The big shocker? They are not bright (IMO)! They would show the shortcomings of gear and source material, warts and all.

 

  I have tried to trip them up with all my "bright" test recordings...they don't stumble. I'm very sensitive to the hard and etched or glassy top. With my gear and ears they track whats available quite honestly. 

 

  From close mic'd Soprano or upper register Violin and to the last twink of Piano.....quite good indeed. The "peak" everyone refers to at takes place in the "air" octave. Not much fundamental use up there. No hole in the mid-bass either, that is one of the most natural areas....again with my gear and ears. You have to take headphones off and Gage the ears with Live Music...or above average speaker system and room. Most "budget" phones are very colored, many top-end offerings also, again (IMO).  

 

 

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Originally Posted by achristilaw View Post


 

  The big shocker? They are not bright (IMO)! They would show the shortcomings of gear and source material, warts and all.

They are obviously bright using a xonar stx as a source, it's like the nose in the middle of your face.

 

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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

They are obviously bright using a xonar stx as a source, it's like the nose in the middle of your face.

 



  It (940) should resell easily. Then Santa will bring another to ease the passing!


Edited by achristilaw - 11/29/11 at 1:15am
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  It (940) should resell easily. Then Santa will bring another to ease the passing!

A bit difficult in my country (morrocco) and I  got these headphone with the help of someone traveling. I think I managed to eq these headphone properly too.
 

 

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These Headphones are Wicked !!!!!

I was skeptical at it first, but the position of the headband have a lot of impact in  the frequency balance !!!!!
I  couldn't understand why in the same day, while listening to some Bob Marley sounded wrong,
and then just after fine (and without any eq).
But I  definitely can hear more bass when I  put the headband in front of me, and the highs sounded less fake to me ("too revealing" highs ).
I've read on a review,

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The only caveat worth mentioning is that I found that the orientation of the SRH940 on my head had a greater effect on the sound than with other headphones. For example, I can hear the bass levels go up when I rotate the earcups a bit so that the headband is just above my forehead - in fact, I get the most neutral-sounding response with the headphones positioned this way

and this was beyond my expectations !  http://www.tapeop.com/reviews/880/

It's just like the audioengine a2 speakers, it took me a while to understand how to position them in a way that is not fatiguing.

After further study, it seems the reason I get a different sound by putting the headband in front of me, is that because my ears are moved to the top of earcup and then probably moved away from the drivers. So perhaps an other solution, instead of putting the headband in front, is to adjust the headband to max size.

Adjustment of headband made all the difference for me, while  listening to album below.
From overwhelming highs & absent bass, I got a much more natural & enjoyable sound after adjusting the headband.
 

front.jpg
 

So at the end I don't think think there's a problem with the sound of the srh940,
but they are ill-conceived , because I  do not  get a natural sound, when I  adjust the headband naturally.
 

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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

These Headphones are Wicked !!!!!

I was skeptical at it first, but the position of the headband have a lot of impact in  the frequency balance !!!!!
I  couldn't understand why in the same day, while listening to some Bob Marley sounded wrong,
and then just after fine (and without any eq).
But I  definitely can hear more bass when I  put the headband in front of me, and the highs sounded less fake to me ("too revealing" highs ).
I've read on a review,

and this was beyond my expectations !  http://www.tapeop.com/reviews/880/

It's just like the audioengine a2 speakers, it took me a while to understand how to position them in a way that is not fatiguing.

After further study, it seems the reason I get a different sound by putting the headband in front of me, is that because my ears are moved to the top of earcup and then probably moved away from the drivers. So perhaps an other solution, instead of putting the headband in front, is to adjust the headband to max size.

Adjustment of headband made all the difference for me, while  listening to album below.
From overwhelming highs & absent bass, I got a much more natural & enjoyable sound after adjusting the headband.
 

front.jpg
 

So at the end I don't think think there's a problem with the sound of the srh940,
but they are ill-conceived , because I  do not  get a natural sound, when I  adjust the headband naturally.
 


Glad you loved them! smile.gif

 

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Email Tyll, ask him to adjust the headband and listen to some Bob Marley. ;)

 

 

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My head is large ...so the Headband is stretched anyway. I don't know how much break-in you have afforded..but it's needed. Try taking the "EQ" out of circuit (shut it off). Wearing the Head phone lower (when possible) works for most phones, it's how I prefer it. Marley in Morocco! He's smiling down from above!

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Ok i decided to go for it. I just placed an order for the shure srh940.

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Originally Posted by bcasey25raptor View Post

Ok i decided to go for it. I just placed an order for the shure srh940.


Have fun!! I'll be looking forward to your impressions. smily_headphones1.gif

 

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Have fun!! I'll be looking forward to your impressions. smily_headphones1.gif

 



This hobby is really starting to burn through my wallet and i love it.

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This hobby is really starting to burn through my wallet and i love it.


Gotta love it! What's next? wink.gif

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Originally Posted by bcasey25raptor View Post

Ok i decided to go for it. I just placed an order for the shure srh940.



Great minds think alike. :D

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Great minds think alike. :D



You ordered it to?

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I'll be interested in your impressions as well Casey.  I think you will like the mids and highs.  Will be interested in your impression on the bass after the honeymoon period wears off though.

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