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post #3421 of 3844
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post


Sorry to bring this up again. I don't see how the 940's could leak that much. With my iPod Touch (50% maximum volume) connected to a FiiO E7 (max volume of 60), the leakage is noticeable from 3 feet away. This volume level is louder than I would listen to while riding in a noisy public bus. Cutting the iPod Touch's volume to 30% of maximum volume (which more like the volume level I would listen to while on a bus), there is hardly any noise leakage at all until you get within inches of the earcups.
Unless you listen to your music at a level loud enough for public transit, or the earups didn't have a good fit on your head, I don't see how you could possibly have so much leakage in a quiet environment.
These observations were done using a fairly loud 256kbps VBR R&B/soul songs.


I don't think that anyone would argue the fact that pleather generally isolates better than velour.  I don't know how much sound leakage there actually was, but all other things being equal, my wife complained about the 940 and said she could hear sounds from the headphones.  I seldom get this complaint about the 840.  Not scientific or measured, but it did happen just about every time she was around and I was using them.  Good thing I didn't try the Denon D5000.

post #3422 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Lillee View Post

Stumbled on this thread today: http://www.head-fi.org/t/597256/srh940-simple-mod-that-fixes-the-bass-and-treble-problems

 

Has anyone tried this? I might give this a go tonight see what happens but to be honest they sound really good now.

 

I did try it on one side and it made the lows muddier and there's a slight muffled sound across the frequency range. Overall it's very little difference so I chose to run with the foam in.

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Edited by extrabigmehdi - 6/3/12 at 4:29pm
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If you ever think Shure 940 lacks in bass, you should consider getting Digizoid Zo. It's almost mind blowing how much this headphone can change after connecting to digizoid. Digizoid also offers 30 or 60 day return (I forgot) if you are not satisfied so I highly recommend getting it. 

I compared 940 connected to digizoid and audio technica m-50 connected to digizoid and I actually preferred my 940. Not sure if I was used to the sound signature of 940, but nevertheless, the added bass to the 940 blew my mind. 

post #3425 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Rhuidk View Post

If you ever think Shure 940 lacks in bass, you should consider getting Digizoid Zo. It's almost mind blowing how much this headphone can change after connecting to digizoid. Digizoid also offers 30 or 60 day return (I forgot) if you are not satisfied so I highly recommend getting it. 

I compared 940 connected to digizoid and audio technica m-50 connected to digizoid and I actually preferred my 940. Not sure if I was used to the sound signature of 940, but nevertheless, the added bass to the 940 blew my mind. 

How is this different than boosting the eq of your source? Just curious.

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Originally Posted by gonkulator View Post

How is this different than boosting the eq of your source? Just curious.

 

Assuming portable use, it's a lot better quality than the EQ built into most DAPs.

 

Assuming it's not going to be used portably then I don't why you wouldn't find a music program that has, or can use as a plugin, a good quality EQ instead.

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I realized after looking some pics on the net, that my srh940 are also suffering from cracks that will spread.
I didn't used much my srh940.

This isn't my pic, the cracks on my srh940 are still small :

350x263px-LL-70d38d19_41WHVieQZAL.jpeg

And more pics to be afraid , if you look at japanese amazon :

http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/B005EBAUOG/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_2?ie=UTF8&index=2&isremote=0

Unfortunately I cannot send mine for repair using warranty.
I've put some superglue.
Aaargh, my second pair of headphone suffering of cracks after the hd595, I'm a bit upset.
At least with the hd595 it took much more time.
Anyway, I have now my new hd800, for consolation.
 


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 6/9/12 at 5:27pm
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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post

 

Assuming portable use, it's a lot better quality than the EQ built into most DAPs.

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Do you have any evidence of that on paper?  This looks pretty marketing-ish to me - http://www.digizoid.com/tech/index.html

post #3429 of 3844
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

Do you have any evidence of that on paper?  This looks pretty marketing-ish to me - http://www.digizoid.com/tech/index.html

It's impossible to be better than a digital EQ, really. Digital EQ is lossless -- if you equalize down then back up, you won't lose any data.

 

Edit: I guess I shouldn't really say that. I don't know the specifics of DAP equalizers -- let me revise that statement to say that only about desktop EQs. Logically, though, there shouldn't be much loss at all from a DAP's EQ, though, if any.

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

Do you have any evidence of that on paper?  This looks pretty marketing-ish to me - http://www.digizoid.com/tech/index.html

 

Oh look.  I've picked up a stalker...

 

All it has to do to be better than an ipod (the majority of DAPs) is not introduce any digital clipping.

post #3431 of 3844
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Originally Posted by SanjiWatsuki View Post

It's impossible to be better than a digital EQ, really. Digital EQ is lossless -- if you equalize down then back up, you won't lose any data.

Nope, most digital edit are lossy, including basic volume change. However the  rounding errors introduced can be too small to be perceived.

 

Regarding digizoid , it use some psychoacoustics to tricks your ears,  I  guess like the maxxbass vst:
http://www.waves.com/Content.aspx?id=327

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Edited by kiteki - 6/9/12 at 10:19pm
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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post

 

Oh look.  I've picked up a stalker...

 

All it has to do to be better than an ipod (the majority of DAPs) is not introduce any digital clipping.

 

I post in this thread all the time.

 

I was just asking if you have any evidence on the "SmartVektorz" and "demasking", since you usually ask for evidence of all claims.

 

My Teclast T51 equalizer is actually pretty decent despite only having 5 bands.

 

Teclast eq

 

 

As for crossfeed, why not use a 5.1 or 7.1 surround headphone?

post #3434 of 3844
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How is this different than boosting the eq of your source? Just curious.

Just like what everyone else said, it's so much more than just an EQ. 

I really really want you guys to try it. It really sounds like a whole new headphone and adds so much "fun" while listening to music without losing any of 940's detail (except on highest bass boost, which still is great compared to normal EQ). It almost feels like I'm selfish for being like the only one with 940 and digizoid. 

Here's a review of digizoid by mike on headfonia 
http://www.headfonia.com/the-smartvektor-digizoid-zo/

 

 

Quote: http://www.headfonia.com/the-smartvektor-digizoid-zo/2/
Even if you have a $3K desktop amplifier sitting at home, I would still advise you to go out and check out the Zo.
post #3435 of 3844
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

I was just asking if you have any evidence on the "SmartVektorz" and "demasking", since you usually ask for evidence of all claims.

 

 

As for crossfeed, why not use a 5.1 or 7.1 surround headphone?

 

Many (but not all) DAPs clip rather nastily if you boost much at all.  FWIR the ZO doesn't.  That's all there is too it.

 

Also do you seriously need someone to tell you why 5.1 and 7.1 headphones are a terrible idea?

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