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They just got here an hour ago. First impressions are extremely positive. They definitely need breaking in, but from what I can tell I'm listening to my new favorite headphones. As it stands, they're very DT880-like, which is a good thing. Super extended highs that aren't harsh at all, nice warm liquid midrange, with a bass that's neither lacking or over emphasized that's extremely tight. Soundstage is open headphone like and they have absolutely zero closed headphone reverb. I don't know how they got a closed headphone to sound like an open one but they did it. The build quality is unbelievably good and light at same time, which is no easy task. I will be posting a full review with my other SRH headphones in a day or two when they're fully broken in.


Just got mine and agree 100% with this. Sound extremely good, less bass impact than my 440's but that suits me. Definitely not bass light. They work awesome with metal. Comfort seems very good also.

 


Really? Then perhaps these are better then the Shure SRH840 for me.

 

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Really? Then perhaps these are better then the Shure SRH840 for me.

 


They have perfect balance for metal IMO. 440's had a bit too much bass punch for me for metal. The mids are so smooth and the guitars sound awesome, more up front which I prefer. I have the Alessandro MS Pro's and AD900's too, both also very very good for metal. Also tried the DT880 and AKG702 and they weren't nearly so great with metal, for me.

 

Haven't tried the 840's so can't compare them, I don't claim to be an expert at explaining sound, but I know what sounds good to me.


Edited by marts30 - 5/26/11 at 8:15pm
post #333 of 3844

great.

now i really want to sell my 840s and try the 940s.

I can not afford this!

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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

great.

now i really want to sell my 840s and try the 940s.

I can not afford this!



i am right up their with you. i really want the shure srh940 now.

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 However, quality is on a whole different level. It's tighter, far more textured and extends to the point where you feel it in your heart, if that makes sense.


I agree with this - I can't describe the bass as muddy at all... and the lows are certainly accurate, I just still think in terms of impact they are "bass light" (and I'm FAR from a basshead).   Tonally the bass is pretty slick, but impactfully lighter than both my HD448 and SP-1.  Is anyone else finding these headphones lightweight on the low end.. both in terms of speed (fast) and volume (low)?

 

Being described like the DT880 has me worried that maybe something is faulty with the model I have.  I haven't had any headtime with the DT880 (Just the DT770) but I've heard the 880 described as packing some punchy low end, although the most balanced of the 770/880/990 lineup.

 

Would owners agree that the most impressive aspect of this headphone is its ability to have detailed treble-centric sound without being harsh or bright?  Most setups that have high levels of detail in the upper registers come at the cost of brightness and sometimes listener's fatigue.  To me these have a very "cool/cold" sound to their highs while remaining airy and most definitely not harsh.

 

There are things about this headphone sonically that I wish I could fix, but I could say that about just about anything.  The highs in this headphone are sweet to say the least, mids are neutral and lows are accurate and lightweight.  That's how I feel in a nutshell so far.  I should have time to post the review this weekend and then the doors fly open for impressions/criticism!

 

Sounds like for the most part people are in love with this headphone.  I'm certainly having a hard time disliking it, but I can't say I'm in love (just yet).  For whatever reason I fell in love with my HD 448 and SP-1 much faster.

 

I also find they become a tad heavy on the head after multi-hour use, but that's probably because I am used to my pillow-fit featherweights.  320 grams is quite a bit heavier than my others.

 

Edit: Okay, extension is probably the sweetest thing about this headphone, as my initial impression spotted (not JUST the upper registers)
 


Edited by R-Audiohead - 5/26/11 at 9:24pm
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The bass is lightweight compared to most headphones on the market because its not overemphasized. With that being said, the impact is great and is improving with burn in. I cant emphasize enough just how great the bass texturing and extension is though. These are the furthest things from bass head headphones out there, but people who are bass connoisseurs, the ones who appreciate quality over quantity will appreciate what the 940's bring to the table. The highs are seriously reminiscent of electrostatic headphones, they manage to be ridiculously extended without a hint of harshness. That's not easy for a dynamic headphone, especially a closed one. The only dynamic headphones I've personally heard that are able to do this are the DT880's and T1's and neither of those are closed. Another thing I've noticed about these is that they're not picky at all about amplification or lack thereof. Unamped, straight out of my iPad, they sound like a properly amped pair of DT880's to me, and thats no easy task.
Edited by Germancub - 5/26/11 at 9:32pm
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The bass is lightweight compared to most headphones on the market because its not overemphasized. With that being said, the impact is great and is improving with burn in. I cant emphasize enough just how great the bass texturing and extension is though. These are the furthest things from bass head headphones out there, but people who are bass connoisseurs, the ones who appreciate quality over quantity will appreciate what the 940's bring to the table. The highs are seriously reminiscent of electrostatic headphones, they manage to be ridiculously extended without a hint of harshness. That's not easy for a dynamic headphone, especially a closed one. The only dynamic headphones I've personally heard that are able to do this are the DT880's and T1's and neither of those are closed. Another thing I've noticed about these is that they're not picky at all about amplification or lack thereof. Unamped, straight out of my iPad, they sound like a properly amped pair of DT880's to me, and thats no easy task.


ok i have heard enough. i need these headphones now. but i don't make enough money yet frown.gif

 

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I tell ya it's amazing how Shure produces such an exceptional line of headphones at a very resonable cost.  I'm sure the SRH940 could probably hold their own against many of its upper end "mid-fi" competitors.

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I would personally place them among the best dynamic headphones I've ever heard, if not the absolute best to my ears.
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Me too. They're beauties... stand up to my MS Pro's (and surpass in many areas) which are twice the cost.

 

Using the 840 pads atm. Loving these phones. Still early days, but I can only see these getting better, definitely a keeper.


Edited by marts30 - 5/27/11 at 4:07am
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Do they sound better (overall) with the 940 stock pads or 840 pleather pads?

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I tell ya it's amazing how Shure produces such an exceptional line of headphones at a very resonable cost.  I'm sure the SRH940 could probably hold their own against many of its upper end "mid-fi" competitors.


I want to know if it is downright "high-end", probably entry-level "high-end".

One way to find out is to compare it with HD600, DT880Pro, etc.

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I want to know if it is downright "high-end", probably entry-level "high-end".

One way to find out is to compare it with HD600, DT880Pro, etc.


Definitely high-end. The only thing mid-fi about these is the price, I'm sure I'm not alone in this.
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ok i have heard enough. i need these headphones now. but i don't make enough money yet frown.gif

 


From your previous description of your EQ setting, I think you need something with a V shaped signature and not necessarily a monitoring headphone.  My guess is that 940 will bear more family resemblances than differences to 840 & you'd be disappointed.  See if you can audition DT990, DT770 or D2000 which are strong on the top & bottom.

 

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From your previous description of your EQ setting, I think you need something with a V shaped signature and not necessarily a monitoring headphone.  My guess is that 940 will bear more family resemblances than differences to 840 & you'd be disappointed.  See if you can audition DT990, DT770 or D2000 which are strong on the top & bottom.

 

i have tried v shaped eq and i didn't like it. i like treble as long as it is not harsh. and these are more treble oriented then the 840s from what i am reading here.
 

 

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