The SRH940 satisfies my hyperdetail desires perfectly, the problem is just that they don't fit me. The headband stretches to the limit, and they actually broke. I'm getting them fixed but I can see they'll be suffering the same issue if I keep them. Also, they hurt my head for obvious reasons (headphone-breaking levels of pressure).
Well honestly I don't think the Beyers are more detailed than the SRH940s...I didn't compare directly (should have though probably), but I think they're on par for the most part. I suppose if I buy DT880s for myself for christmas (very likely) I can post an extensive sound comparison here before I sell the SRH940s.
I know this would be useful because, although there are a few sentences here and there, there's not much comparison between these headphones. And the DT880s are pretty much the only open-back detail-monster I know to compete with the SRH940, with AKG K701s being reviewed as markedly inferior by Malvaux.
Again I don't want to have to sell my SRH940s but the fact that they simply don't fit, and therefore give pain and end up breaking, kind of forces me here.
Did you think the 940 and 800 had similar sound signitures? Is it more like a super upgrade or a different beast? Did the store carry any Stax?