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post #2506 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

 

But don't you find them quite coloured - eg very warm - when compared to something we know is relatively neutral like the HD600 or DT880? 


Neutral is hard to do. Some headphones that are "neutral" in their FR are not neutral when they even out dynamic contrasts or cover up inner detail.

 

post #2507 of 3844

Agree - and people's idea of neutral is often very different.  But most would say that the DT880 and HD600 are quite neutral.  Next to them, I found the SRH940 very coloured.  Do you not find the same?

post #2508 of 3844

Bah mid bass blah.

 

The srh840 has way to much mid bass the srh940 so far doesn't look to have that problem. I really hope they are what i hope they are. Looking forward to receive them. 

post #2509 of 3844
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Originally Posted by bcasey25raptor View Post

Bah mid bass blah.

 

The srh840 has way to much mid bass the srh940 so far doesn't look to have that problem. I really hope they are what i hope they are. Looking forward to receive them. 



Blah I love my 840, blah I hate my 840, blah I love my 840 blah, blah wink.gif

 

Just messing with ya Casey - I hope the 940's are everything you're expecting.

post #2510 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post



Blah I love my 840, blah I hate my 840, blah I love my 840 blah, blah wink.gif

 

Just messing with ya Casey - I hope the 940's are everything you're expecting.



I love my srh840 i am just stating the mid bass is my only complaint.

post #2511 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post


R-Audiohead - I totally agree with what you're saying.  In my view, the SRH 940 is warm, sweet, a bit airy on the top end, and with the lack of balanced mid-bass, it is quite coloured.  Excellent with the modern jazz I have, and does female vocals generall very well.  Someone earlier said they were good for rock.  I found they were good for acoustics and folk - but rock ..... not for me.

 

That claim about the 940 being "most neutral-sounding and detailed headphone below perhaps $1000 USD" is in my own personal opinion absolute hogwash.  It doesn't hold a candle to the HD600 for neutrality.  It is detailed (again I think the lack of mid-bass is part of the reason why) - but if you wanted a combination of both neutral and detailed, the DT880 would be a far better choice.

 

Of course - just my subjective opinion wink.gif.

 

Again I go back to my comment many pages ago - it's one of the most polarising headphones I know - you either love it unreservedly - or you recognise it's flaws.  It does have them - unfortunately I couldn't live with them - but I look forward to Shure's next offering.  Their new open can seems interesting ......


Would you say the detail level was the same on both? I know the lack of bass seems to increase the detail on the SRH940 and makes it lack on the DT880, but without considering the different signatures would you say it's on par with the SRH940? I really wanted something very detailed as really neutral (since I find it easier to equalize from neutrality than from anywhere else), and the DT880 seem to be really what I want. Thanks in advance.

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once upon a time, i had the dt880/600, fischer 003, and T5p all at once...on a comparison over a classical piece on my lehmann amp,

which has two jacks, so i can swap between cans quite fast...the dt880 came up LAST in terms of clarity/details. ..TO MY EARS.

i dun have to tell u which came up FIRST...

 

and in terms of warmth, the dt880 was the coolest.... or if u wanna call it neutral..? or  "less appealing to me" at least.

i sold the dt880 almost within that week.  heeee...not tat its not good, i just lost the joy of listening to tat can..at that time.

 

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Now the 940 reminded me of the T5p very much ...the clarity is superb. TO MY EARs. ( my ears )

940 is not cool cool, its a tad warmish, which i LIKE.

 

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with regard to views from " this camp and that camp"...sometimes i suspect the CAN can be so transparent and revealing that we are listening thru to the sum of our cables/dacs/amps....that could account for the variation of adjectives used. I treat such opinions with respect to everyone here who describe sincerely what they heard. Finally wat matters is that YOU LIKE WHAT U HEAR. which is so personal..zzzz.

 

GREAT HOBBY!!!

 

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post #2513 of 3844

err...yes the 940 is one of the better cans i have... or had...might sell it soon. haaaaaaaaaaaaa

post #2514 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

err...yes the 940 is one of the better cans i have... or had...might sell it soon. haaaaaaaaaaaaa



Would you call them neutral and accurate?

post #2515 of 3844

 

SRH-940 is now a discontinued headphone, it has been replaced with better models, please delete this thread and all the hype, game over, finito.

 

SRH-1440

 

SRH-1840

 

http://www.shure.co.jp/

 

 

post #2516 of 3844

Uhhh, why delete the thread that has all kinds of dialogue about a particular product? So what if it has been discontinued? You can still purchase them at Bay Bloor Radio in Toronto (where I live). I hope this thread isn't deleted.

post #2517 of 3844

This thread is a treasure trove of information. It will never be deleted. Just because something is discontinued does not mean the information should stop being available. 

 

Oh, and according to that website she posted, there's no indication of the 940 being discontinued. Besides, the new open cans are not a replacement for their flagship closed can in any way. kiteki likes her own hype. smile.gif


Edited by SoundFreaq - 12/6/11 at 3:20pm
post #2518 of 3844

Irony...

post #2519 of 3844
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Originally Posted by LizardKing1 View Post

Would you say the detail level was the same on both? I know the lack of bass seems to increase the detail on the SRH940 and makes it lack on the DT880, but without considering the different signatures would you say it's on par with the SRH940? I really wanted something very detailed as really neutral (since I find it easier to equalize from neutrality than from anywhere else), and the DT880 seem to be really what I want. Thanks in advance.


It's a really hard one to say.  If we are purely talking detail on the upper end (upper mids and highs), the Shures excel - but I wonder if it is the perception of detail, or the ease of pinpointing it - because (again IMO) I don't believe the 940s are neutral or balanced across the frequencies (*mid-bass*).  My personal preference would be the DT880s - both balance and detail.  Note - I haven't heard the T5P Lorspeaker was talking about, nor the FA-003 (although I have HM5 - Fischer clone coming before the end of the month hopefully).
 

I would strongly sugest that if you are considering choosing between the DT880 and the SRH940 - see if you can demo them both first.  The DT880 will require a decent amp (for the 250 or 600 ohm) - so that needs to be factored.  I do agree with Lorspeaker that the 940 is very warm, while the DT880 is quite cool - which is why people often use tubes to warm the mid-range with the DT880.

post #2520 of 3844

 

I was joking, sorry.

 

 

SRH-940 is still a very good headphone, someone that runs 100M in 11 seconds doesn't become bad only because someone else runs it in 10.5.

 

 

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