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post #3211 of 3844
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

Hi everyone ^^

 

So hey the SRH-1440 is $399 at amazon.com, I wonder how it compares to our beloved SRH-940.

 



That's a pretty good price.  I'm definitely intersted in hearing reviews. 

 

Either way, I've already got the DT880 as my open cans, so I won't be in the market.

 

post #3212 of 3844

Somewhat related...

 

Is anyone beginning to think that the 840 is the outlier in regards to Shure's "house sound"

 

Edit - I guess we'll know more once we hear something about the 1440


Edited by R-Audiohead - 2/27/12 at 1:17pm
post #3213 of 3844
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Originally Posted by R-Audiohead View Post

Somewhat related...

 

Is anyone beginning to think that the 840 is the outlier in regards to Shure's "house sound"


It looks that way on their full size 'phones at least...

post #3214 of 3844
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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post


It looks that way on their full size 'phones at least...



Right.

 

Thanks for catching my meaning there ;)

post #3215 of 3844

 

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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

Just bought some hd25 II-1. It doesn't have the amazing clarity of the srh940, but so much more fun... I  was really missing something. Something easy on ears, with great bass, no fuss...

Listening to 2pac, michael jackson biggrin.gif.

 

EDIT: I  understand why bcasey bashed the vocals of the srh940 , after listening to the hd25 II 1...

Because the vocals on the hd25 II 1 are so great, it is so much easier to figure out what a singer is exactly singing with them, nice clarity and forward presentation of vocals ....



Then again, it isn't a fair comparison vocal-wise. The HD25 has an irritating lower mid/upper bass hole, so bassy strings really sound... empty.

post #3216 of 3844
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

Hi everyone ^^

 

So hey the SRH-1440 is $399 at amazon.com, I wonder how it compares to our beloved SRH-940.

 


I haven't heard the SRH1440 yet, but I've spent a bit of time comparing the SRH1840 and SRH940. The SRH940 is more forward and aggressive sounding compared to the newer flagship. From the comparisons I've read, the SRH1440 is more forward and aggressive sounding than the SRH1840 as well. This leads me to believe the SRH1440 will have more in common with the SRH940, at least in terms of tonality and presentation. It's probably closer to an "open SRH940" than the SRH1840 is.

 

Obviously that's just speculation on my part.

 

post #3217 of 3844
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Originally Posted by crinacle View Post

 



Then again, it isn't a fair comparison vocal-wise. The HD25 has an irritating lower mid/upper bass hole, so bassy strings really sound... empty.


With the hd25 it's easier for me  to focus on vocals, and figure out the meaning.

Perfect to practice my ability to understand spoken english, when watching videos too.
I don't know for the bass hole, it's probably the best bass I've heard yet, I  like it better than the bass of my senn IE7. The bass manage to provide some thump, without being bloated, which is a kind of performance.

 

Also I  was quite happy to find the hd25-II 1 sold in my country (Morocco), usually  I  get stuff with the help of people that travel.  I  found the denon d5000 too, but it was sold at twice the price , let's say 1200$ frown.gif.  Same curse for the d2000.  The hd800 was reasonably priced though, probably because no one will buy them there.

post #3218 of 3844
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post



With the hd25 it's easier for me  to focus on vocals, and figure out the meaning.
Perfect to practice my ability to understand spoken english, when watching videos too.

I don't know for the bass hole, it's probably the best bass I've heard yet, I  like it better than the bass of my senn IE7. The bass manage to provide some thump, without being bloated, which is a kind of performance.

Also I  was quite happy to find the hd25-II 1 sold in my country (Morocco), usually  I  get stuff with the help of people that travel.  I  found the denon d5000 too, but it was sold at twice the price , let's say 1200$ frown.gif .  Same curse for the d2000.  The hd800 was reasonably priced though, probably because no one will buy them there.

I agree completely. After having both the HD25 and the srh940, I much prefer the hd25's.
post #3219 of 3844
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Originally Posted by PomPWNius View Post


I agree completely. After having both the HD25 and the srh940, I much prefer the hd25's.

 I  prefer the vocals on the hd25 , but not everything. The srh940 has still an impressive clarity (and even better after modding) .  The hd25 put me in a good mood L3000.gif, I  go back to them just because of that.
 

 

EDIT : Still listening to Infected Mushrooms is better on the srh940  wink.gif, there's a gap ...

EDIT2: mmm finally not


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 3/4/12 at 7:31pm
post #3220 of 3844

Had these for a while now (3 months or so) and have listened to at least 200-300 hours on them, and I'm finding them quite bassy, the bass is alot deeper and louder than I'm used to.
Is this just because I'm used to very bass light reproductions of music from previous speakers and headphones? or are they really too bass heavy fro my liking?

post #3221 of 3844
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Originally Posted by PleasantNoise View Post

Had these for a while now (3 months or so) and have listened to at least 200-300 hours on them, and I'm finding them quite bassy, the bass is alot deeper and louder than I'm used to.
Is this just because I'm used to very bass light reproductions of music from previous speakers and headphones? or are they really too bass heavy fro my liking?



I never necessarily found them bass heavy, although the sub bass response was pretty healthy... unfortunately it was complimented with a little bit of an unnaturally suppressed midbass, making the bass sound a bit wonky to me.

 

The extension was very good though... maybe you're just not used to that? (Just throwing that out there, I'm not claiming to have any idea of your experience)

post #3222 of 3844
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Originally Posted by R-Audiohead View Post



I never necessarily found them bass heavy, although the sub bass response was pretty healthy... unfortunately it was complimented with a little bit of an unnaturally suppressed midbass, making the bass sound a bit wonky to me.

 

The extension was very good though... maybe you're just not used to that? (Just throwing that out there, I'm not claiming to have any idea of your experience)



Well my experience with speakers and headphones is very limited, and I had my Samson Sr-850's for quite a while, so I got used to how they sound alot, so if they're very light on bass, that would explain it. It's just interesting that people harp on about bass all the time, but now I can actually hear the bass properly I can see how all the drums and the bass sit in mixes, where as before they never made much of an impact at all so I wouldn't even think about them.....
 

post #3223 of 3844
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Originally Posted by PleasantNoise View Post



Well my experience with speakers and headphones is very limited, and I had my Samson Sr-850's for quite a while, so I got used to how they sound alot, so if they're very light on bass, that would explain it. It's just interesting that people harp on about bass all the time, but now I can actually hear the bass properly I can see how all the drums and the bass sit in mixes, where as before they never made much of an impact at all so I wouldn't even think about them.....
 

The srh940 , is able to deliver some serious bass; but sometimes the bass look absent.

Try to listen to "futterman's rule" by the beastie boys.
I believe the "bass hole" is  around 80hz.

post #3224 of 3844
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

I believe the "bass hole" is  around 80hz.


Starts around 60Hz and extends through to 300Hz - really affected the entire mid-bass for me.

 

post #3225 of 3844
Compared to the Denon line the Shure's have weak bass but the soundstage and clarity are awesome, I was ready to throw the towel in on my 940's until I popped in some Miles Davis:Kind of Blue, the sound was beautiful.
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