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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

 

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.

 


Hahah I think nothing can be derived from that website, reviews are incoherent IMO. But the 940 is aggressive, especially with the bright treble and the tightness in the low-end.

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In my shootout I ranked the 1440 as the most aggresive of the Shure headphones followed by the 940 and then the 1840. I agree 100% with Muppetface about saying in regards to determining which is better. In my opinion all three headphones are good with each one offereing a different signature, the same can also be said for the 840 as well.


Edited by dweaver - 4/28/12 at 5:33pm
post #3348 of 3844

The perceived aggressivity of srh940,  vary quite a bit , with the positioning of cups on head. And with the source too.

post #3349 of 3844

 

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

I simply adore my SRH1840, far and away more than the SRH 940,

 

While I respect your opinions I'm a tiny bit skeptical because you said the Sony EX1000 is far and away more than the Sony EX600.

 

(however, I do trust the Qualia and SA-5000 are quite different)

 

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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!

 

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

 

No I believe you nailed it. Mike, by his own admission, is biased towards darker-sounding gear.

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biased towards darker-sounding gear.

 

Innerfidelity too.  I mean... T5p "unbearably bright", come on.

 

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Innerfidelity too.  I mean... T5p "unbearably bright", come on.

 

 


Yep, Tyll has always preferred dark-sounding gear. What many don't understand is that being oversensitive to brightness can be and often is a sign of pathology.

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I found SRH940 quite forward and bright in the treble, but not harsh. The highs were well controlled and of good quality. SRH1840, however, has a much higher quality sound overall IMO and is way more balanced with much better presence in the lows and mids.

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Yep, Tyll has always preferred dark-sounding gear. What many don't understand is that being oversensitive to brightness can be and often is a sign of pathology.

 

You mean pathologically disinclined to brightness?

 

I respect that there are dark and bright sources and headphones, but summing up a headphone in two words as "unbearably dark" or "unbearably bright" doesn't seem to touch on the actual sound, other than it's volume balance.

 

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Pathology as in a physical/biological problem. I'm not suggesting that any of those people actually have such problems...all I'm saying is, just like dulled sensitivity, oversensitivity to certain frequencies is not normal.

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Pathology as in a physical/biological problem. I'm not suggesting that any of those people actually have such problems...all I'm saying is, just like dulled sensitivity, oversensitivity to certain frequencies is not normal.

 

That's true, when I was sick I found the ER-4 too sibilant / bright.

 

 

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

 

While I respect your opinions I'm a tiny bit skeptical because you said the Sony EX1000 is far and away more than the Sony EX600.

 

(however, I do trust the Qualia and SA-5000 are quite different)

 

 

I didn't say the SRH1840 is more than the SRH940. I said I like it more. There's a big difference there: I'm not implying the SRH1840 outperforms the SRH940 across the board, I'm saying my preference lies with the former because I hear it as having some of the SRH940's good qualities (lots of clarity, detail, capable imagining, good tracking) while simultaneously being more laid back.

 

And my stance on the EX600 and EX1000 is pretty much: the latter is a step up from the former, but just how much of a step up is debatable.


Edited by MuppetFace - 4/28/12 at 9:06pm
post #3358 of 3844

 

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

 

I didn't say the SRH1840 is more than the SRH940. I said I like it more. There's a big difference there: I'm not implying the SRH1840 outperforms the SRH940 across the board, I'm saying my preference lies with the former because I hear it as having some of the SRH940's good qualities (lots of clarity, detail, capable imagining, good tracking) while simultaneously being more laid back.

 

And my stance on the EX600 and EX1000 is pretty much: the latter is a step up from the former, but just how much of a step up is debatable.

 


Muppet, I haven't tried the EX600 and EX1000 but I really love the EX500LPs!

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Muppetface, I'm not wanting you to have to go buy the 1440 but would love to hear what you think of it compared to the 1840. Hopefully you will be able to hear a pair some day. Personally I prefer it's more forward mids to the 1840's more neutral (I wish I had something really neutral that I could compare against because I actually wonder if the 1840's mids are slightly recessed...).  My only complaint against the 1440 is a slightly harsher sound when it comes to cymbals but this only has actually been to much on the occasional track, personally I like the 940 the best for cymbals and such.

 

Out of all 3 Shures I have on hand though, I do think the 940 has the most easily apparent detail at least in the mids and treble, followed closely by the 1440, and then the 1840. This doesn't mean the 940 is better per se as the type of music your listening to will dictate whether the more apparent detail is a good thing or not.

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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

Muppetface, I'm not wanting you to have to go buy the 1440 but would love to hear what you think of it compared to the 1840. Hopefully you will be able to hear a pair some day. Personally I prefer it's more forward mids to the 1840's more neutral (I wish I had something really neutral that I could compare against because I actually wonder if the 1840's mids are slightly recessed...).  My only complaint against the 1440 is a slightly harsher sound when it comes to cymbals but this only has actually been to much on the occasional track, personally I like the 940 the best for cymbals and such.

 

Out of all 3 Shures I have on hand though, I do think the 940 has the most easily apparent detail at least in the mids and treble, followed closely by the 1440, and then the 1840. This doesn't mean the 940 is better per se as the type of music your listening to will dictate whether the more apparent detail is a good thing or not.

 

I totally agree regarding the SRH940 versus the 1840. Details just jump out more to my ears with the SRH940. My suspicion is that this is due to its tuning and presentation. That's not to suggest the SRH940 is actually retrieving stuff the SRH1840 isn't, but that detail on the SRH940 is more "in your face" so to speak.

 

For some reason I can't help but see the SRH1440 as a cross between the SRH1840 and SRH940 in some respect, but I'm sure that's an oversimplification.

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