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post #3331 of 3844
I was surprised how much difference some of the amps I tried at my local head-Fi meet. At least two of the amps significantly improved the bass. Unfortunately the one that had the biggest impact was just a prototype. But it does show that you can increase the bass through synergy in your chain.
post #3332 of 3844

Or if you'd rather save hundreds of dollars, you can achieve the exact same thing with an equalizer as well wink_face.gif

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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I was surprised how much difference some of the amps I tried at my local head-Fi meet. At least two of the amps significantly improved the bass. Unfortunately the one that had the biggest impact was just a prototype. But it does show that you can increase the bass through synergy in your chain.

 

 

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Or if you'd rather save hundreds of dollars, you can achieve the exact same thing with an equalizer as well

 

 

I  recommend the equalizer ddmf lp10. I  tried many equalizer from insanely expensive , to cheap,  and I  prefer this one for general listening (well, I  didn't bought all of them off course biggrin.gif. In fact I  looked at some feedback too).

To use inside foobar : foo_vst vst adapter + acon effectchainer (free) + lp10. Don't forget to

decrease a bit volume of outupt to avoid risks of clipping.

The acon effectchainer is necessary, otherwise there's compatibility problems.

And the lp10 is "relatively" cheap  .

 

 

post #3334 of 3844

I do use an EQ :-), but for those purist's or those who have no amp as of yet. Just saying if you get the right amp you can increase the bass with minimal effort. Also even though EQ work great on my home rig, I have never found a good EQ setting or app for the iphone that does EQ quite the way I like, so I generally listen to music through my iphone uun-EQ's so knowing there are a few good amp options is nice.

 

But your are correct that a person doesn't have to spend money to get full enjoyment out of these headphones.

post #3335 of 3844

Indeed. 

 

I'd still say that comfort is this headphone's largest issue though, not the slightly unnatural bass. It is relatively easy to fix the bass dip by using EQ or an amp, but if one was to replace the horribly uncomfotable headband with something else (say the foamy HD650 headband), I'm sure that would break the warranty.

 

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I do use an EQ :-), but for those purist's or those who have no amp as of yet. Just saying if you get the right amp you can increase the bass with minimal effort. Also even though EQ work great on my home rig, I have never found a good EQ setting or app for the iphone that does EQ quite the way I like, so I generally listen to music through my iphone uun-EQ's so knowing there are a few good amp options is nice.

 

But your are correct that a person doesn't have to spend money to get full enjoyment out of these headphones.

 

 

post #3336 of 3844
LOL I don't have to much comfort issues myself. I where the band more forward than most headphones and this seems to help for me. But do see how it can cause issues. I also have the 1440 and it is more comfortable, but it also fits completely differently looking more like a traditional open headphone design.
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LOL I don't have to much comfort issues myself. I where the band more forward than most headphones and this seems to help for me. But do see how it can cause issues. I also have the 1440 and it is more comfortable, but it also fits completely differently looking more like a traditional open headphone design.

 

I've also found it helps to adjust the headband one size larger than you'd normally wear it.  This puts a little more weight of the headphone on the ear-clamp than it does on top of your head, but it still sits on your head tightly enough to not be annoying.

post #3338 of 3844

Indeed, the new open cans seem like they should be more comfortable than the SRH840 and SRH940. 

 

I really liked the SRH940's sound (the bass did need to be EQed a bit though) but their very poor comfort level eventually made me sell them off and buy a Beyerdynamic DT250 instead. Now I think that it was my best headphone-related decision ever. 

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Indeed, the new open cans seem like they should be more comfortable than the SRH840 and SRH940. 

 

I really liked the SRH940's sound (the bass did need to be EQed a bit though) but their very poor comfort level eventually made me sell them off and buy a Beyerdynamic DT250 instead. Now I think that it was my best headphone-related decision ever. 

 

Interesting.  Hate to get off-topic, but what are the 250s like?

 

I got the DT880s to complement my 940s, and they've served that purpose well...

post #3340 of 3844

The DT250 (I've got the 250 ohm version) is a fantastic closed can, probably among the best (but sadly underrated). It is extremely flat across the entire frequency range, with the treble being just slightly emphasized (this seems to be a Beyer trademark). The DT250 is actually flatter-sounding than the DT880, since the 880 has a slightly recessed midrange. It has very nice, natural and extended bass, very neutral mids and nice sparkly highs (but not to the extent of being overly sibilant). They are very revealing and very detailed. I honestly did not feel like I was missing out on detail when comparing them to the SRH940 (I've had both for a while). There is a nice DT250 appreciation thread here on head-fi, I recommend for you to check it out. 

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Interesting.  Hate to get off-topic, but what are the 250s like?

 

I got the DT880s to complement my 940s, and they've served that purpose well...

 

 

post #3341 of 3844

 

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There is a nice DT250 appreciation thread here on head-fi, I recommend for you to check it out. 

 

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/598201/the-beyerdynamic-dt250-appreciation-thread

 

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post #3342 of 3844

 

If an amplifier increases the volume of bass (which is what EQ does) then I don't think it's a very good amplifier.

 

It could increase the quality of bass however.  Like... with AD8620 in my DAC, I feel the bass is more polished, a little more visceral, sounds nice with electronic music.  I suspect something to do with the op-amps speed, you know, the millisecond differences in how it delivers all those triangles and square waves.

 

post #3343 of 3844

 

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If an amplifier increases the volume of bass (which is what EQ does) then I don't think it's a very good amplifier.

 

It could increase the quality of bass however.  Like... with AD8620 in my DAC, I feel the bass is more polished, a little more visceral, sounds nice with electronic music.  I suspect something to do with the op-amps speed, you know, the millisecond differences in how it delivers all those triangles and square waves.

 

 

actually it was a prototype and the developer had two models one had a chip that increased battery life and caused the bass to be more pronounced. The other used a chip that decreased the battery life but was more neutral sounding.

post #3344 of 3844

I simply adore my SRH1840, far and away more than the SRH 940, though both are unique enough to appeal to wholly different tastes. I can see others preferring the aggressiveness of the SRH 940.  

 

Though now I'm quite curious about the SRH 1440. Headphonia reviewed both it and the SRH 1840, and basically came to the conclusion of "the SRH 1840 is just better in every conceivable way." Seems a bit off given that both headphones are voiced differently from what I gather. Kind of like saying "being laid back is better than being aggressive in every conceivable way." Depends on the situation, I think!

 

Or maybe I'm just looking for excuses to fuel my headphone lust.

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

I simply adore my SRH1840, far and away more than the SRH 940, though both are unique enough to appeal to wholly different tastes. I can see others preferring the aggressiveness of the SRH 940.  

 

Though now I'm quite curious about the SRH 1440. Headphonia reviewed both it and the SRH 1840, and basically came to the conclusion of "the SRH 1840 is just better in every conceivable way." Seems a bit off given that both headphones are voiced differently from what I gather. Kind of like saying "being laid back is better than being aggressive in every conceivable way." Depends on the situation, I think!

 

940 aggressive?  I guess I'd find the 1840 really laid back then.

 

If Headphobia says the 1840 is way better that the 1440, I'm quite certain the reverse is true.

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