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post #2971 of 3844
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Which is your audio nirvana now?


Well believe it or not srh840 is.

 

My first serious headphone. Cost me $130. And yet every other can i have tried against it fails epically.

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Pardon my bad grammar and spelling im typing this from my iPhone. I find anyone who claims these to be any good laughable. After further listening and comparing even my $100 m50 sound much better. No I'm not complaining about lack of bass it's the vocals. The presentation of vocals on these are just atrocious. I don't know why people consider this their strong point. I am going to say these are about 2x over priced. Wtf happened shure? Before anyone claims I was a huge lover consider this. I was until I did further comparisons between everything else I own. The only headphones I have which performed worse were some $70 pioneer headphones. I am appalled by the value of these headphones. My rant is over. Heck I prefer my ms1 over these by a long shot.

That's a very strange 180 degree change of opinion from the last month or so. Make sure you're not comparing unamped, I'll just say that.

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It's amped out of a fiio e7 and it gets pretty damn loud.

post #2974 of 3844
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It's amped out of a fiio e7 and it gets pretty damn loud.

I have E7 too biggrin.gif
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It's amped out of a fiio e7 and it gets pretty damn loud.

Try the E9 for amping, from what I've read  before on this thread the E9 makes an important difference.

 

 

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So for the past 2 weeks, I've been researching, testing, debating, researching again, testing again, tested with different amps, different genres, songs, you name it. I was debating whether I should get the AKG Q701 or the Shure SRH940. 

 

Basically, long story short. My impression between these 2 are exactly the same as MalVeauX's comparison between the SRH940 and the K701, which can be read here. The only things that I like the Q701 more are the comfort, design, and super wide soundstage (which can be a pro and a con depending on the situation or the song). Otherwise, the bass mids highs clarity depth detail imaging is better on the Shure's. I do understand that the SRH940 is a monitoring phone so it may not be for everyone, but to myself, I love headphones where I can hear all the tiny little details and slightly treble-oriented while providing tight and quality bass. And of course, mid is the most important to me.

 

I would also like to add that the Shure sounds much better when paired with a warmer and darker amp, like the Fiio E10. The Nuforce line just doesn't cut it well for the Shure as the treble is way too much imo and it feels very thin. And this is true for both the udac2 and the HDP that I've tested. 

 

So I'm finally glad that I am a happy camper with Shure. I guess I'm just a Shure guy after all. Now time to sell my SRH840 and HD555.

 

dL

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Well, any other people thinking vocals sounding "fake" on the srh940 ? biggrin.gif
So far,  two users complaining of the vocals on srh940 : "Enter Darkness" & "Bcasey25raptor".
 

I thought that vocals on srh940 sound more or less the same as for my hd595, and that was one of the strong points of that headphone. But I prefer to listen to instrumentals anyways biggrin.gif

 

post #2978 of 3844
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Originally Posted by dL. View Post

So for the past 2 weeks, I've been researching, testing, debating, researching again, testing again, tested with different amps, different genres, songs, you name it. I was debating whether I should get the AKG Q701 or the Shure SRH940. 

 

Basically, long story short. My impression between these 2 are exactly the same as MalVeauX's comparison between the SRH940 and the K701, which can be read here. The only things that I like the Q701 more are the comfort, design, and super wide soundstage (which can be a pro and a con depending on the situation or the song). Otherwise, the bass mids highs clarity depth detail imaging is better on the Shure's. I do understand that the SRH940 is a monitoring phone so it may not be for everyone, but to myself, I love headphones where I can hear all the tiny little details and slightly treble-oriented while providing tight and quality bass. And of course, mid is the most important to me.

 

I would also like to add that the Shure sounds much better when paired with a warmer and darker amp, like the Fiio E10. The Nuforce line just doesn't cut it well for the Shure as the treble is way too much imo and it feels very thin. And this is true for both the udac2 and the HDP that I've tested. 

 

So I'm finally glad that I am a happy camper with Shure. I guess I'm just a Shure guy after all. Now time to sell my SRH840 and HD555.

 

dL



 

Am i the only one who thinks the srh840 is far superior to the 940?

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Am i the only one who thinks the srh840 is far superior to the 940?


There the obvious case of Tyle

 

post #2980 of 3844
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Am i the only one who thinks the srh840 is far superior to the 940?



Nope - told you that at the beginning didn't I wink.gif

 

Also suggested that you didn't write your review until the 'honeymoon period' was over ......

 

And I wouldn't say the 840 is superior as such - it's just far more preferential for a wider range of genres to me.  The 840 isn't has coloured - and to me is more natural (despite the midbass hump) to listen to.

 

The 940 is coloured - enjoyable for a lot of genres - but not right for me.

 

I do completely understand why other people continue to like it though.

 

Casey - couple of suggestions for you .....

Closed : Fischer FA-003 or Brainwavz HM5 - quite similar to the SRH840 but without the big hump in the mid-bass

Open : Sennheiser HD600 - very neutral - just superb allrounder // or Beyer DT880 (go 250 ohm to suit your current amps)

 

HD600 won't suit your metal, but if you start branching to other genres eventually - I think you'd like it.  If you ever get to anywhere that they stock one - see if you can get a listen.  Beyer DT880 would suit you for metal etc but more importantly would give you the detail you like while at the same time retaining a natural signature.

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Nope - told you that at the beginning didn't I wink.gif

 

Also suggested that you didn't write your review until the 'honeymoon period' was over ......

 

And I wouldn't say the 840 is superior as such - it's just far more preferential for a wider range of genres to me.  The 840 isn't has coloured - and to me is more natural (despite the midbass hump) to listen to.

 

The 940 is coloured - enjoyable for a lot of genres - but not right for me.

 

I do completely understand why other people continue to like it though.

 

Casey - couple of suggestions for you .....

Closed : Fischer FA-003 or Brainwavz HM5 - quite similar to the SRH840 but without the big hump in the mid-bass

Open : Sennheiser HD600 - very neutral - just superb allrounder // or Beyer DT880 (go 250 ohm to suit your current amps)

 

HD600 won't suit your metal, but if you start branching to other genres eventually - I think you'd like it.  If you ever get to anywhere that they stock one - see if you can get a listen.  Beyer DT880 would suit you for metal etc but more importantly would give you the detail you like while at the same time retaining a natural signature.



My issue with the srh940 isn't the bass hole it's the terrible vocal presentation. I don't understand why people think vocals are so goood on these. They are among the worst i have ever heard on any set of headphone.

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I don't understand why people think vocals are so goood on these.

 

Maybe a bad synergy with your amp ? The best quality of SRH940 are mids imo.

post #2983 of 3844
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Originally Posted by bcasey25raptor View Post

 

My issue with the srh940 isn't the bass hole it's the terrible vocal presentation. I don't understand why people think vocals are so goood on these. They are among the worst i have ever heard on any set of headphone.


OK .......

 

Can't say I agree - but that's hardly surprising wink.gif

 

I also take your comments with a healthy dose of perspective.  I know how big your swings in opinion (even over a short period of time) can be.  That's why your posts are so entertaining smile.gif

post #2984 of 3844
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My issue with the srh940 isn't the bass hole it's the terrible vocal presentation. I don't understand why people think vocals are so goood on these. They are among the worst i have ever heard on any set of headphone.


Well each user complaining of different things:
- bass hole

- vocals

- too bright .

 

Pick your poison wink.gif

I'm not anymore complaining for the treble (as it was the case at begin) , but better bass would be nice.

post #2985 of 3844

I have the SRH440, 840 and the 940. My opinion.

 

Comfort aside, the SRH840 were my favourite until the 940's came out. 940's have wider soundstage, more forward, more clarity and detail. Bass is tighter and punchier, although quantity is less than the 840. The 840's have the mid bass hump that sounds warm and nice, but a bit too laid back for my taste. But most importantly, the 840's never gave me the magic of musical enjoyment that I now have with the 940's. With the 940's, I can actually rediscover my songs and start to love listening to music. Currently, this is the only headphone that I've tried that has led me to love listening to music so much.

 

The 440's, 840's, Q701's, and anything else that I've tried, to me, is just another headphone where I may enjoy the first music then slowly as I surf the web while listening to it, I will forget about listening to the music. I must admit, the 840's have better musicality and dynamic than the Q701. The Q701 just sounds too flat, neutral and bass-free to enjoy music, similar to my overly balanced HD555.

 

Ultimately, I don't think there's one that's better than the other. It's personal preference. I can see why some people may not like the 940's. It's definitely not for everyone. Thankfully, I personally like the 940 signature much more. Maybe you can buy my 840 for an extra pair? :)

 

dL


Edited by dL. - 1/11/12 at 2:47pm
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