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post #3376 of 3844
I have a Rocoon RC-2 and find it adds some warmth to the 940 but I suspect the E7 will do an admirable job as well.
post #3377 of 3844

I ran my SRH940s with JDSLabs CmoyBB... with and without bass boost it sounded excellent!

post #3378 of 3844

I think the 940s are great, and although the bass is light it definitely comes through when present in the song. The one thing that I can't stand it the padding on the headband as it creates a pressure point that make my head hurt after a short while.

post #3379 of 3844

better to get a tube amp or hybrid amp for the 940...tame the brightness a little, enough to make it a great can.

i had the LittleDotmk3 then, sounds great. And lets not talk about the bass of this can, i used it for acoustics only.

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post #3380 of 3844
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Originally Posted by dukeskd View Post


E7 works great with the SRH940s. I heard that the E5 does a decent job.

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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I have a Rocoon RC-2 and find it adds some warmth to the 940 but I suspect the E7 will do an admirable job as well.

Thanks for all of the feedback! I think I'll give the E7 a try.

I just placed an order for one on Amazon. Hopefully I won't have any of the 'static/weird feedback' issues that some of the reviewers had.
post #3381 of 3844

Couldn't help myself and got a pair of SRH1440 to try out alongside the SRH1840 and SRH940. So far I'd agree they definitely have more in common with the SRH940. Those who want an "open SRH940" need look no further, really. While sonically I prefer the SRH1840, I really love the design and hefty feel of the SRH1440. They just feel like they were built to last.

 

How my ears hear them:

 

SRH1440: Energetic, upfront, little if any warmth, emphasizes detail more, slightly more constrained, ruthless and sometimes too harsh for me personally.

 

SRH1840: More laid back, distanced, slight warmth, analytic but relatively less so, slightly more open, more euphonious and forgiving.

post #3382 of 3844

Does the 1440 and 940 fare well with uanmped portable sources? How much detail is retained by the 940 when using such sources? Does its frequency response suffer as a result of it being driven by lower powered sources? I'm leaning more towards the 940 because of its lower cost, its coiled cable and the fact that it's closed in design (and thus isolates as a result.) 

post #3383 of 3844
The 940 is comfortably driven by portable sources, I use mine from my iPhone all the time. But does get better with an amp and at a local head-Fi meet I found one portable amp that really increased the bass some how, it wasn't a ZO but it had a similar effect. Your reasoning for the 940 was why I bought that one first myself. I have my pair up in the FS section but I think I may just pull them as they really do work well for my needs.
post #3384 of 3844

I think most would find their tonality a bit disagreeable without an amp of some sort, enough so to the point where I wouldn't recommend them to someone with no intention of investing in one. 

post #3385 of 3844

If worst comes to worst, I'll most likely pair my Pico alongside my Walkman. I still have to find a decent LOD for it however. 

 

EDIT - Forgot to ask - how well do these isolate? Also, how long is the cord with it coiled completely?

 

Many thanks!


Edited by dissembled - 5/13/12 at 9:00am
post #3386 of 3844
I have used my 940 in the c-train and found them almost as good as a decent IEM
post #3387 of 3844

After spending some time living with the 940s, I have come to a conclusion:  I prefer the 840s.

 

I did not want to do a side by side comparison, as I wanted to be happy with the 940s and to never look back.  I found some tracks sounded great with the 940s, but some sounded flat or in other ways not quite right.  So I did some side by side comparisons with the 840s and across the board, found the 840s more engaging.  Specifically, the bass was to my ears superior, but I felt the 840s did a better job with problematic recordings as well. 

 

As for comfort, I much preferred the velour pads on the 940, but the headband was a disaster.  I developed uncomfortable sensitive spots on the top of my head from the bumps on the 940 headband.

 

Edit - The 840s isolate better than the 940s.  As for leakage, my wife consistently complained that she could hear my music when using the 940s.  Not so for the 840s.

 

I think to some extent, that since I am largely driving the headphones with my iPad or Droid 3 and using pretty much 256-320 KB mp3 files that I was unable to get the most out of the 940s. 

 

So I have returned the 940s.  I am now significantly more appreciative of my 840s.


Edited by DrR0Ck - 5/13/12 at 12:54pm
post #3388 of 3844
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Originally Posted by DrR0Ck View Post

After spending some time living with the 940s, I have come to a conclusion:  I prefer the 840s.

 

I did not want to do a side by side comparison, as I wanted to be happy with the 940s and to never look back.  I found some tracks sounded great with the 940s, but some sounded flat or in other ways not quite right.  So I did some side by side comparisons with the 840s and across the board, found the 840s more engaging.  Specifically, the bass was to my ears superior, but I felt the 840s did a better job with problematic recordings as well. 

 

As for comfort, I much preferred the velour pads on the 940, but the headband was a disaster.  I developed uncomfortable sensitive spots on the top of my head from the bumps on the 940 headband.

 

Edit - The 840s isolate better than the 940s.  As for leakage, my wife consistently complained that she could hear my music when using the 940s.  Not so for the 840s.

 

I think to some extent, that since I am largely driving the headphones with my iPad or Droid 3 and using pretty much 256-320 KB mp3 files that I was unable to get the most out of the 940s. 

 

So I have returned the 940s.  I am now significantly more appreciative of my 840s.

 

That's cool.  Whatever makes you happy.  And if you can do so for less money, then all the better!  :P

 

I'm surprised to hear about the leakage issues.  I let people audition them all the time sitting no  more than 2 feet away from me and I can never hear a thing.  That's interesting.

 

I had comfort issues at first, as well, but they finally seem to have gone away after nearly 3 months of use.  I can now listen to them for 2-3 hours straight without noticing them at all.  It took some painful hours of listening to reach that point, however.  

 

And yes, I believe that the source quality plays a large part in things.  I listen to mostly FLAC via foobar2k and a cheap, but decent dac/amp.  It makes a difference, although, I don't find anything terribly lacking when I listen via my Droid Razr, PowerAmp, and my 0-VBR mp3s.

post #3389 of 3844

The srh940 I think are ill conceived, it takes very little to "save" their sound signature . From just headband positioning, or modding the cups to increase the depth.
Also they are sensitive to the source, I noticed substantial changes between sansa clip & cowon for instance. I think a source with a high impedance,
would kill and muddy up the high that the srh940 is able to deliver. I've done the experience by introducing artificially  a high impedance, between my xonar stx an the srh940, the sound was radically changed and lifeless. I wouldn't be surprised that someone that hear the srh940 for the first time would hate them, but I find also funny the number of raving review,  I see, for instance at amazon.

post #3390 of 3844

I am not sure on what you mean by this statement:

 

"The srh940 I think are ill conceived, it takes very little to "save" their sound signature "

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