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post #3286 of 3844
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Originally Posted by FlobHobNob View Post

I'm a classic rock guy through and through and I'm going to be upgrading from my sr60s. Do you guys think this will give me what I need.


I upgraded from the SR80s to these and they blew my mind.  They made my SR80s sound like a muddy mess.  Like has been said many times, though, you should go listen to them first.

 

You may also want to look into the DT880s.  Both of these headphones have made my Grado ears happy, but they offer slightly different things.  I use my 940s for portable use now since they fold up well and offer decent sound isolation.  The DT880s are my go-to at home.

 

post #3287 of 3844
@skyline315 How did you find the bass on these compared to your sr80s because my grados are a little light on the bass.
post #3288 of 3844
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Originally Posted by FlobHobNob View Post

@skyline315 How did you find the bass on these compared to your sr80s because my grados are a little light on the bass.


 

I find the bass on these to be well-suited for classic rock.  It's not loud or overpowering, but it's clear and controlled.  I can easily follow bass lines with these thanks to their superior instrument separation when compared to the Grados.  With my SR80s, the music often sounded like one giant ball of sound and it caused the bass-line to get lost in the shuffle.  That's not the case with these.

 

I'm not surprised people often refer to the 940s as "bass-light", however.  It certainly isn't thumping or commanding if that's what appeals to you.

post #3289 of 3844

One more note on these with classic rock...you have to make sure your source is good.  Some of the old recordings have some hiss/static, etc.  The 940s won't do anything to hide that.

 

I found that aspect of it to improve dramatically once I added a decent dac/amp since everything smoothed out quite a bit.  Something to consider if you plan to listen to these straight out of your headphone jack or with low quality mp3s, etc.

post #3290 of 3844
No, I was just wondering because I was under the impression by some reviews that this can has no bass at all. I like good quality bass not quantity.
post #3291 of 3844

I  suggest  you listen to the title "Futterman's Rule" by Beasty Boys.
The whole song is around a bass line, and the srh940 manage to make it sounds non bassy.
At least without eq.

post #3292 of 3844
I find these are great for classic rock as well and they respond very well to EQ, a slight increase in bass help give it just a bit more presence. But even without that increase they allow enough bass for me when I am just using my iPhone. In comparison to a SR60 I think they will have a similar amount of bass. But do try to have a listen to a pair if possible just to be on the safe side.
post #3293 of 3844
That's one of the things that frustrate me. There isn't any stores around buffalo that I know off so I'm basically buying headphones buy pure opinion, that's what I had to do with my grados.
post #3294 of 3844
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Originally Posted by FlobHobNob View Post

That's one of the things that frustrate me. There isn't any stores around buffalo that I know off so I'm basically buying headphones buy pure opinion, that's what I had to do with my grados.

You could  provide your main musical tastes. If your tastes are mainstream, the kind of stuff you hear at some commercial radio (lady gaga/bieber ,  being the summum of that kind of culture) , then the srh940 might not be for you.

 

post #3295 of 3844
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Originally Posted by FlobHobNob View Post

That's one of the things that frustrate me. There isn't any stores around buffalo that I know off so I'm basically buying headphones buy pure opinion, that's what I had to do with my grados.


 

Is this store close to you?

 

http://stores.guitarcenter.com/Buffalo

 

Give them a call in advance, because different stores treat headphones differently.  My store only had one in stock, but they were nice enough to open them up and let me listen.

post #3296 of 3844
Lol I've been there befor but I didn't expect tguitar center to sell audio equipment I thought the we're mainly guitars and stuff.
post #3297 of 3844

Hey Guys.

 

I'm with Flob from Buffalo, dweaver, not much opportunity re a store with good selection of high end product and the time to critically evaluate same. Buyer's remorse? How do you think I feel about that bithead? angry_face.gif So yeah...

 

Here's my current plan.  Read up on balanced drive and asynchronous USB. I get it. blink.gif Algo Rhythm Solo. the new RX Mk III amp, interconnects, driving Ultrasone Pro 2900, all for portable use. Of all the over ear, closed headphones, the Ultrasones are those I could care less about wearing wearing in public sizewise. After that, high end or low end, who cares?  I can't lose after that. Use the bithead with Polk Ultrafit for mountain biking/skiing with the kids. Who cares? I agree with Jude, that basic core will set me up for life, whether portable or home. Thanks God I can afford this stuff because it is a chunk of money. On the other hand I have spent enough time aboard a US Navy carrier during flight ops to know that nothing I ever heard aboard ship could compare to the opening sequence of "TOP GUN" over a first class home theater system. That alone helps put the cost in perspective.

 

It also helps put something else in perspective. That sound in the movie was substantially engineered and IT SOUNDED WAAYYY BETTER than the REAL source! You could not stand the real thing without hearing protection. You wanna talk about hearing fatigue and FREQUENCIES during flight ops? There is a lesson in that that I think you get dweaver. If it sounds good to you, STFU and enjoy it! A chain is only as strong as its weakest link and what everybody debates on these forums is only the middle part of the chain. We will NEVER be able to control the processing of the source material on one end, nor our actual physiologic hearing capabilities on the other. Screaming about headphone ACCURACY in the face of substantially processed and equalized source material (not to talk about LOSSY (???) encoding), is ridiculous. Likewise, the best day I ever saw I don't think I ever had the hearing acuity or capability of many on these forums. One of the reasons Chuck Yeager was such a capable fighter pilot was that he had 20/10 vision in the days before radar acquisition. He could see them coming and gain the advantage before they saw him! I will never have that kind of visual or auditory sensitivity so why try? If it sounds good, listen to it. If not, come on these forums and find a solution. I don't think I can go wrong with this type of equipment and the knowledge I have gained in such a short time from this forum.

 

Thanks again Guys! o2smile.gif

post #3298 of 3844

A few hours after I posted the above I realized the Pro 2900 is OPEN, not closed. So back in the soup again. Don't really want to spend $1K+ on the Pro Signature.

Then I stepped in that cow pie that is comparing the HFi 780 to the Pro 750 and after reading that mess I have come to the conclusion that in trying to achieve HP Nirvana: 1) you generally get what you pay for; L3000.gif and 2), you have to pay a bunch before you can arrive at a majority consensus. I think you observed dweaver, that while this is not always the case, that cost does not always = performance (and I certainly agree with that, i.e. bit head and 530), it is still a FAIRLY reliable predictor, especially for the noob. I think that in the case of the bithead it is a very fine co. that for whatever reason is not keeping up with the times and competition. Re the 530, iems as audiophile equipment is a recent development that in no way has the maturity or experience of the hp market. So, when it comes to hp, money generally =o2smile.gif.

"WHATEVER!" as my daughters constantly remind me. Reading on these forums is better than a good novel and fertile ground for a psychology dissertation.

Cheers.

 

 

 

post #3299 of 3844

Was finally able to get my hands on a pair of 940's.  Pretty new to this whole audiophile thing, but so far am loving them.  Comfort has been pretty decent, and isolation/leakage seems good (which was a concern for me as I'll be using them in an office environment among other things).   Been rocking to some MGB as someone suggested earlier and loving it!

 

Question about amping these... I have an ipod 5th gen that I'm debating on using as my source, after reading up on the quality it can produce (though I have no LOD yet).  I've got rockbox on it so I can listen to my flac material.    My current computer equipment has nothing but onboard sound.   I'm looking for a solution under $100 currently (may upgrade beyond that later).  Is there a dac+amp solution in that price range that would allow my computers to provide a better source than using a more portable amp with my ipod?  Been looking at some FiiO options.  So many choices. 

 

Thanks!


Edited by NearMiss - 4/13/12 at 8:38pm
post #3300 of 3844
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Originally Posted by NearMiss View Post

Was finally able to get my hands on a pair of 940's.  Pretty new to this whole audiophile thing, but so far am loving them.  Comfort has been pretty decent, and isolation/leakage is excellent (which was a concern for me as I'll be using them in an office environment among other things).   Been rocking to some MGB as someone suggested earlier and loving it!

 

Question about amping these... I have an ipod 5th gen that I'm debating on using as my source, after reading up on the quality it can produce (though I have no LOD yet).  I've got rockbox on it so I can listen to my flac material.    My current computer equipment has nothing but onboard sound.   I'm looking for a solution under $100 currently (may upgrade beyond that later).  Is there a dac+amp solution in that price range that would allow my computers to provide a better source than using a more portable amp with my ipod?  Been looking at some FiiO options.  So many choices. 

 

Thanks!


Sorry, I'm not familiar with any sub-$100 options.  

 

I can vouch for the Audinst HUD-mx1, but that's about it.  I'd say it's certainly worth the money and works quite nicely with the 940s.

 

If you're looking into Fiio, the E17 is supposed to be nice, or you can go for the cheaper E10.

 

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