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Originally Posted by Croozer View Post

but the soundstage and clarity are awesome,

Even more awesome  if you mod them, by increasing depth of ear cups.

 

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until I popped in some Miles Davis:Kind of Blue, the sound was beautiful.

great. It is obvious for me that the srh940 are not for "mainstream" music. That's why I wouldn't recommend them to every newbie. But  for everyone that don't care of rock/ pop / drum & bass,  I  think they are great.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 3/13/12 at 6:29am
post #3227 of 3844
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

Even more awesome  if you mod them, by increasing depth of ear cups.

 

great. It is obvious for me that the srh940 are not for "mainstream" music. That's why I wouldn't recommend them to every newbie. But  for everyone that don't care of rock/ pop / drum & bass,  I  think they are great.



I listen to mostly metal, with bits of jazz sometimes, and very occasionally, I'l have a guilty little listen to a dance/drum and bass album, Nero's Welcome reality sounds great through the 940's imo... then again I hardly listen to that kind of music...

post #3228 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Croozer View Post

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.


Brass instruments are certainly their strong point

post #3229 of 3844
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Brass instruments are certainly their strong point


I have the Legacy Edition of that Miles album and when they are BS'ing around in the studio you can hear every nuance, these cans are great for Jazz.
post #3230 of 3844
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Originally Posted by R-Audiohead View Post

Brass instruments are certainly their strong point


Everyone should go out and take in a St Patrick's Day parade and listen to the blare of the brass and the "brightness and harshness" of live cymbals, and notice how the bass drum does not sound like a subwoofer blasting in a car in a ghetto. You will then appreciate the 940. You will also find out how many truly awful recordings are out there.

 

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Everyone should go out and take in a St Patrick's Day parade and listen to the blare of the brass and the "brightness and harshness" of live cymbals, and notice how the bass drum does not sound like a subwoofer blasting in a car in a ghetto. You will then appreciate the 940. You will also find out how many truly awful recordings are out there.

 

 

I personally liked the sub-bass presentation in the 940 because it had some texture to it.

 

Also, I think it depends on the brass instrument, player, and style of music.  Not all brass is "blaring".

 

I do agree with you about the cymbals though, if anything they are toned down in a lot of recordings and rarely succeed in sounding realistic, even when played on some of the nicest setups, external or not.

 

Beagle, do you not agree that the 940 has a treble tilt?

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The top end is definitely spot-lit but probably only in comparison to other headphones which lack the detail that I hear easily with the 940.

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I am REALLY sorry if someone already said this, but did anyone else notice in 21 jump street that the kid monitoring is wearing what appears to be some SRH940's? I was really surprised and am not 100% sure this is what he was wearing. If anyone could confirm this that'd be awesome. Sorry for the off topic post.

 

post #3234 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Cheezerme View Post

I am REALLY sorry if someone already said this, but did anyone else notice in 21 jump street that the kid monitoring is wearing what appears to be some SRH940's? I was really surprised and am not 100% sure this is what he was wearing. If anyone could confirm this that'd be awesome. Sorry for the off topic post.

 


Do you have a picture of it? I haven't seen that yet.

 

post #3235 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Cheezerme View Post

I am REALLY sorry if someone already said this, but did anyone else notice in 21 jump street that the kid monitoring is wearing what appears to be some SRH940's? I was really surprised and am not 100% sure this is what he was wearing. If anyone could confirm this that'd be awesome. Sorry for the off topic post.

 



you mean the nerd dude who was doing the phone taps? I saw the movie last weekend but you know when you are in the cinema its hard to notice such things...and the SRH940 doesnt really have a 'distinctive' look, unlike the Beats By Dre or even the Sennheiser HD 598. If he was wearing one of those headphones im sure people would of noticed...

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you mean the nerd dude who was doing the phone taps? I saw the movie last weekend but you know when you are in the cinema its hard to notice such things...and the SRH940 doesnt really have a 'distinctive' look, unlike the Beats By Dre or even the Sennheiser HD 598. If he was wearing one of those headphones im sure people would of noticed...


Ahhh, but a true head-fier would be magnetically affixed to and I.D. any headphone with the field of vision.L3000.gif
 

 

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Do you have a picture of it? I haven't seen that yet.

 



 

I did not happen to take a Picture, and i don't exactly know how i could find the scene, I'm only pretty sure because i SWORE i saw the engraving the way the srh840+940's have it. Along with correct color and headband, but my brain decided not to remember what was on his headband.
 

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Ahhh, but a true head-fier would be magnetically affixed to and I.D. any headphone with the field of vision.L3000.gif
 

 


Yea, I just figured that someone else would have saw it and gotten a better view. It also does not help that I don't own 940's, but I am familiar with how they look.

 

post #3238 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Cheezerme View Post

but did anyone else notice in 21 jump street that the kid monitoring is wearing what appears to be some SRH940's?

I'll never see it, Channing Tatum makes me wanna hurl.
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I had this headphone for two weeks before I returned it. I thought it was great from the mids up, but the bass was problematic in that it would get drowned out in complex passages. On simple arrangements the bass was tight and had good texture. Tried the Fidelio L1 and it was the opposite with thick omni-present bass, so it's went back. I'm currently burning in an Ultrasone Pro 750. I think this might be a good alternative for someone who likes the SRH940, but wants a little more bass. So far it's not as bass heavy as the other Ultrasones I've owned. Fairly balanced in regards to bass from my perspective. The Pro 750 has some treble emphasis with detailed mids and treble like the SRH940. I think it's mid neutral, where others have called it's mids recessed (and I generally like forward mids). Soundstage is apples to oranges. The SRH had a nice lateral soundstage, where Ultrasones typically have a spherical soundstage (probably causes most of the contention for those who don't like them.) Anyways, just some food for thought.

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I'm convinced that with  the srh940 you loose details because drivers are placed too close to ear.

This story of bass lacking, it's just that the bass can't resonate before reaching your ear canal.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 3/24/12 at 6:11pm
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