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post #3076 of 3844

 

If the signature and sound-quality of the new Shure's is close to the 840 and 940, then for the price I'd much rather buy an Audio Technica A2000X or AD1000PRM.

 

I really think Shure should underline if they're using new drivers or not, not just talk about aircraft grade 'aluminum', what dat for...?  Same story applies to the pink limited edition SE535... do they think we're fashionistas or wat...

post #3077 of 3844

The Impedance of the new drivers are different from the old drivers meaning that they are not the same drivers but also operating as open back which will change the sound somewhat. At this point I do not know how similar or different it will be from the 940's

post #3078 of 3844

Video showing a broken srh940, somebody must be upset :

post #3079 of 3844

Interesting, that's similar to where mine broke but mine didn't completely snap like that.

post #3080 of 3844

By looking at the rest of the headband you can tell that the plastic was under a great deal of stress before breaking. According to the translation the user states it happen after six months. I am lucky that my Sennheiser headphones did not break after many reports of users breaking their headphones. Sennheiser has been good in replacing the headphones that had weak plastic headbands with a bit stronger plastic. I noticed that on the video for the new Shure SRH1440 and the SHR1840 it seems that they may have replace the plastic extenders with a metal band similar on what I have with my Fisher Audio FA-003w.

post #3081 of 3844
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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

Interesting, that's similar to where mine broke but mine didn't completely snap like that.



Yeah, same here.  Recurrence of this is probably why the headband was a little thicker in my second pair.

post #3082 of 3844

hi,
here's the last "minimal" Eq I  suggest for the Srh940.
It should help whatever the position of ear cup on head.
srh940--minimal-Eq.jpg

Trying to match the curve , using the equalizer "dmg equick":

srh940-equick.jpg

"Rough explanations" : I  studied frequency response from headroom website , and golden ears website (each having a different target  ideal  curve) , and then I  kept what are the minimal changes suggested by both. I  noticed that each indications worked well for  particular headphone position, that's why it was interesting to combine both data, and then try to keep what works for all positions.

From golden ears website:

9372800e_6aa671717ecaacd4a6b90d185406a66f.png

 

From headroom, target  curve in black:

srh940-headroom.jpg

 

I found the last "ideal curve", by reading the explanations from headroom website, of what measurements you should expect from a natural sounding headphone; and also by comparing frequency responses of some high end models.
 

post #3083 of 3844

The frequency response curve of the Shure SRH940 is actually very similar to the HD800, which might be why some people compare the two headphones.

 

As for the SRH940 being 'colored' - these cans are purpose-built tools for monitoring, so it is not particularly suprising that their frequency response curve is not one that appeals to most audiophile music listeners. Its designed to be revealing and this design goal has definitely been achieved. If you want more bass just use an equalizer.

post #3084 of 3844

I really don't see it (similarity to HD800 graph). The HD650 FR graph is more similar to an HD800 than the SRH940 is. I don't trust FR graph comparisons very much though, since my HD650 is shown as having LESS bass than an HD800.

 

In any case hopefully I can post some detailed impressions in comparison with the SRH940 when my HD800s arrive next week.


Edited by ac500 - 1/22/12 at 8:08am
post #3085 of 3844
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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

 I don't trust FR graph comparisons very much, since my HD650 is shown as having LESS bass than an HD800.

Well , what I've understood, is that all frequency graph from headroom are disposed so that curve is passing through to point located at
1000 khz , 0  db.  Why this frequency ? Off course this is arbitrary, probably because it's near the middle (well, with the logarithmic scaling)  of the frequency range measured.

You shift the hd650 curve a bit on the top, and then suddenly you have "more bass".
In fact you must look at the whole curve, and if you look well, you see that the hd650 have more bass in the 40-500 hz area (this area, because of headroom notes regarding a natural sounding headphone )  , when compared to the treble area (let's say above 1 khz) .

 

 

hd650-hd800.jpg

 

 

post #3086 of 3844
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Originally Posted by jupitreas View Post

As for the SRH940 being 'colored' - these cans are purpose-built tools for monitoring, so it is not particularly suprising that their frequency response curve is not one that appeals to most audiophile music listeners. Its designed to be revealing and this design goal has definitely been achieved. If you want more bass just use an equalizer.

The problem is that in some music, I  can barely hear some "melodic lines" without eq-ing.
I listened recently to the title "ken ishii, the introverted", and there a kind of atmospheric melodic line in the background, that I  would probably never noticed, if I  didn't eq. Just imagine a poem, with missing words; that's  a bit like that.

 

post #3087 of 3844

Recently I  found a mod that gave interesting results with the srh940, but I'm a bit reluctant of using "cotton balls". I  will try this again, when I'll find something better.

post #3088 of 3844

interesting. i have not experienced this with any track and the srh940, so far. my experience is quite the opposite - i can hear things that have been very subtle on other cans.

ill try to find this music and check it out.

 

EDIT: I checked out the track and it seems just fine? I can hear everything perfectly clear and with great detail? I compared it to the Ultrasone PRO900 and Phonak Audeo PFE 112 and if anything, the Shure was more revealing than either of those.
 

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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

The problem is that in some music, I  can barely hear some "melodic lines" without eq-ing.
I listened recently to the title "ken ishii, the introverted", and there a kind of atmospheric melodic line in the background, that I  would probably never noticed, if I  didn't eq. Just imagine a poem, with missing words; that's  a bit like that.

 



 


Edited by jupitreas - 1/22/12 at 11:08am
post #3089 of 3844
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

Video showing a broken srh940, somebody must be upset :


What, no way, I thought I was the only person who had problems with the plastic cracking at 0:38 near the swivel mechanism due to the stress/strain applied from stretching the headband from the earcups. :(

 

 

I'm going to try and contact Shure to see if it's covered in the warranty (it should be, but I just want to make Shure).

 

post #3090 of 3844
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Originally Posted by driver 8 View Post



Yeah, same here.  Recurrence of this is probably why the headband was a little thicker in my second pair.



In your second pair, did it come with the box and the S/N has a date printed on it?

 

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