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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

It's a raw graph because it's obvious.

 

You know, if you say "I guess" or "I speculate" then it's more polite and accurate information, especially when discussing hard data.

 

Skip to 5:30 in this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aid7yYOXsDQ

 

As you can see, whether raw or not, the SRH1440 still seems to have a significant upward slope in the treble, right?


Edited by kiteki - 12/20/11 at 9:43pm
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Edit: Wrong thread.


Edited by ac500 - 12/20/11 at 10:33pm
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Edit: Wrong thread.


Edited by ac500 - 12/20/11 at 10:32pm
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Another video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fe1BKxq-9k

 

It's interesting at 2:00 they talk about personal monitors and on-stage performers, and that their first earphone in 1997 a component of an on-stage monitoring system.

 

I think it's only first now, with the SE535LTD, SRH1440 and SR1840 that they are specifically aiming for the Hi-Fi market?

 

I'm not sure about their headphones, but looking at they way they talk in that interview it feels like until now they've only focused on on-stage monitoring, and the Hi-Fi audience is a side-effect.

 

Now I can justify to myself why I didn't like the SE535 and that it was an isolated case. ^^

 

Honestly when I demoed it my first thoughts were "OK I'm never buying a $400 IEM ever without listening to it first". :(

 

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Edit: Wrong thread.


Edited by ac500 - 12/20/11 at 10:32pm
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

You know, if you say "I guess" or "I speculate" then it's more polite and accurate information, especially when discussing hard data.

 

Skip to 5:30 in this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aid7yYOXsDQ

 

As you can see, whether raw or not, the SRH1440 still seems to have a significant upward slope in the treble, right?


Here is what I was talking about. Look at the greyed out graph here -- this is the raw measurements from the HD800:

 

http://i.imgur.com/1VTaq.jpg

 

They look very similar to the SRH1840 graph you were pointing out.

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It is worth saying that the HD800, among the flagships, probably one of the brighter trebles.
 

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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post


Here is what I was talking about. Look at the greyed out graph here -- this is the raw measurements from the HD800:

 

http://i.imgur.com/1VTaq.jpg

 

They look very similar to the SRH1840 graph you were pointing out.



 

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Whoa sorry I just realized I've been posting to the wrong thread O.o

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Even if it's their own marketing pitch, after looking at that I now feel like the SRH-940 has a "studio price", their IEM's are an "on-stage performer price", and these latest products are a "Hi-Fi price".

 

It seems clear to me now head-fi has been looking at all of these as "Hi-Fi price" and that's why oldshoe99 & Co. caused some violent scenes. =p

 

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I like that idea actually. Not sure I could find one who'd consent to their picture on the internet though, haha.



I had this avatar way before it was cool.

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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

 

 

http://i.imgur.com/1VTaq.jpg

 


Yeah, that means the SRH1440 will be much brighter than the HD800...

 

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Yeah TBH opinions around here seem so subjective a lot of the time, and hearing people say things about USB cables changing sound signatures of headphones (which is scientifically impossible), kind of loses some of my faith in some opinions here. There seems to be SO much price bias here.

 

At this point I've heard extensively AD2000s, HD650s, DT880s and less extensively many others, and the SRH940 by far exceeds all of them in treble and upper mids. I heard the HD800 briefly and its highs and separation seemed quite a lot better than the SRH940, however, I was in a noisy store and couldn't compare properly. All I can say is if the SRH940 looked expensive and was priced at $500 people would most likely resist the rave reviews much less.

 

It's a sad state of things around here, but basically the people with the most money in equipment automatically implicitly have the best sound -- or at least that's the assumption that goes around. 


Edited by ac500 - 12/20/11 at 10:37pm
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Yupsss. USB cable affects the sound..try it out...furutech...oyaide...etc. biggrin.gif
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So what's the general consensus here? It looks like a 50:50 to me. 

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So what's the general consensus here? It looks like a 50:50 to me. 

I believe that because of the way they are conceived, not everyone  would hear the same thing .
Playing with the ear cup position on the head might help.
 

 

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