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post #346 of 3844
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Originally Posted by bcasey25raptor View Post



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.
 

 


Yes - but your previous posts critique the SRH840 for being harsh / sibilent etc adfinitum (which IMO they are not).  Before you do anything else Casey - upgrade your source (get a decent budget DAC), and upgrade your source files - buy the redbook CD's for the music you really like, and rerip to FLAC.

 

Then give your 840's another go.  If you still enjoy them - then go demo the 940's - and ugrade if you think it's necessary.

 

But if you save up now to go straight to the 940 without fixing your source problems, I'd be willing to lay money on a 'love-em/hate-em' relationship with the 940's as well.

post #347 of 3844
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Yes - but your previous posts critique the SRH840 for being harsh / sibilent etc adfinitum (which IMO they are not).  Before you do anything else Casey - upgrade your source (get a decent budget DAC), and upgrade your source files - buy the redbook CD's for the music you really like, and rerip to FLAC.

 

Then give your 840's another go.  If you still enjoy them - then go demo the 940's - and ugrade if you think it's necessary.

 

But if you save up now to go straight to the 940 without fixing your source problems, I'd be willing to lay money on a 'love-em/hate-em' relationship with the 940's as well.



i was listening to my shure srh840 today at school on the school computers and i was surprised at how good it sounded, i am almost 100% certain it is the source or it needs more power. i recently acquired $45 so i will add that to my $20 already in the bank. my next purchase will be a fiio e7. i really hope it makes a difference.

post #348 of 3844
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Originally Posted by bcasey25raptor View Post

i was listening to my shure srh840 today at school on the school computers and i was surprised at how good it sounded, i am almost 100% certain it is the source or it needs more power. i recently acquired $45 so i will add that to my $20 already in the bank. my next purchase will be a fiio e7. i really hope it makes a difference.



This is the most sensible thing I've seen you post. Good luck with the E7.

post #349 of 3844

Just wondering how good the 940s are as a portable headphone. are they cool looking and do they offer decent isolation?

post #350 of 3844
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Originally Posted by bcasey25raptor View Post





i was listening to my shure srh840 today at school on the school computers and i was surprised at how good it sounded, i am almost 100% certain it is the source or it needs more power. i recently acquired $45 so i will add that to my $20 already in the bank. my next purchase will be a fiio e7. i really hope it makes a difference.


Casey - that's good news.  For the cans you currently have, you can use it both as a dac (for your laptop) & as an amp (get a lod) for your ipod.  It will make a difference.  If you want to tone down the highs a bit - you can use the bass boost level 1 - it makes things a little 'warmer'.  Personally I don't think you'll need it - because the E7 with the 840 is a very nice match flat.

 

Next - see if you can upgrade as many of your source files as you can.  Even if you make a habit of just buying 2-3 CDs a month, you'l be amazed how quickly you'll rebuild your collection.  And it's a nice feeling actually paying for and owning your music.  Plus you're giving something back to the artists.  Everybody wins.

 

Then when you can afford it - if you travel anywhere with a decent headphone selection, put aside some time to make comparisons in store.  Take your own amp and source.  Get a feel for what you like and what you don't.  Then research further.  I'm still doing this now - I do it every time I get to NY.

 

I'd dearly love to hear the 940's as well - but you know what - I can wait.  I'm simply enjoying my 840's and AD700's now.  The 940's can wait until I get a chance to demo them - as well as some others for comparison.

post #351 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post




Casey - that's good news.  For the cans you currently have, you can use it both as a dac (for your laptop) & as an amp (get a lod) for your ipod.  It will make a difference.  If you want to tone down the highs a bit - you can use the bass boost level 1 - it makes things a little 'warmer'.  Personally I don't think you'll need it - because the E7 with the 840 is a very nice match flat.

 

Next - see if you can upgrade as many of your source files as you can.  Even if you make a habit of just buying 2-3 CDs a month, you'l be amazed how quickly you'll rebuild your collection.  And it's a nice feeling actually paying for and owning your music.  Plus you're giving something back to the artists.  Everybody wins.

 

Then when you can afford it - if you travel anywhere with a decent headphone selection, put aside some time to make comparisons in store.  Take your own amp and source.  Get a feel for what you like and what you don't.  Then research further.  I'm still doing this now - I do it every time I get to NY.

 

I'd dearly love to hear the 940's as well - but you know what - I can wait.  I'm simply enjoying my 840's and AD700's now.  The 940's can wait until I get a chance to demo them - as well as some others for comparison.


I'm just worried I will get hit hard with canadian custom fees or that i won't be there to pick up my package. Does teh delivery guy generally deliver at certain days of the week or times of the day?

 

post #352 of 3844
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I'm just worried I will get hit hard with canadian custom fees or that i won't be there to pick up my package. Does teh delivery guy generally deliver at certain days of the week or times of the day?

 

Sorry mate - someone else will have to help you with that one (I'm in New Zealand).  Find out from Fiio who their local agent is - that might help with fees in Canada.  Or if there is no Canadian agent, talk to Jack at Micca in the US.  He might be able to talk you through things.  I've only heard great things about Micca's service so far.
 

 

post #353 of 3844
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Originally Posted by bcasey25raptor View Post




I'm just worried I will get hit hard with canadian custom fees or that i won't be there to pick up my package. Does teh delivery guy generally deliver at certain days of the week or times of the day?

 

 

I posted this in an earlier thread, the Headphone Bar in Vancouver ships anywhere in Canada for $8.99, see link below.

 

http://www.headphonebar.com/products/Shure-SRH940.html


 

 


Edited by vlach - 5/28/11 at 1:42pm
post #354 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post




Yes - but your previous posts critique the SRH840 for being harsh / sibilent etc adfinitum (which IMO they are not).  Before you do anything else Casey - upgrade your source (get a decent budget DAC), and upgrade your source files - buy the redbook CD's for the music you really like, and rerip to FLAC.

 

'Sorry for the newb questions: Are redbook CD's pretty much everything that you can buy in any store? What would constitute non-redbook? Bootlegs and MP3's?

post #355 of 3844

Redbook is 44.1kHz/16-bit music.  Non-redbook is DVD-audio, SACD, etc.  I forgot their code names or whatever.

post #356 of 3844

Got it - thanks!

post #357 of 3844

So regular CDs and 44.1khz 16bit lossless music files are considered Redbook?

post #358 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Digital-Pride View Post

So regular CDs and 44.1khz 16bit lossless music files are considered Redbook?


I know wikipedia's not always the best descriptor - but this seems to have it pretty right:

Redbook Standard

 

 

post #359 of 3844

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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

I know wikipedia's not always the best descriptor - but this seems to have it pretty right:

Redbook Standard



Thanks a lot for the link Brooko!  That wiki article was an interesting, informative read.

 


Edited by Digital-Pride - 5/29/11 at 6:42pm
post #360 of 3844
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Originally Posted by bcasey25raptor View Post





i was listening to my shure srh840 today at school on the school computers and i was surprised at how good it sounded, i am almost 100% certain it is the source or it needs more power. i recently acquired $45 so i will add that to my $20 already in the bank. my next purchase will be a fiio e7. i really hope it makes a difference.


+1 on the Fiio E7. From what everyone says, the Shure monitoring line really needs the extra power to sound good. In fact, I remembering demoing a pair at a Guitar Center, and I'm wondering now if they had it hooked up to an amplifier or not... because I wasn't too impressed... but maybe I needed more time to adjust. E7 is good for headphones that aren't power-hungry. Not sure about the Shure monitoring line or how demanding they are. If it isn't enough, the E7 + E9 combo has a lot of power.
 

 



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Originally Posted by niranhopper View Post

Just wondering how good the 940s are as a portable headphone. are they cool looking and do they offer decent isolation?


Not advised. Shure headphones are ugly, imo. The headbands are really ocward looking, and while I'm unsure about Shure's monitoring line, I have the 750Dj's and I find turning up the volume a little too high in places with a lot of background noise. I can assume the 940's would look even stranger, considering their design. Also, Shure's monitoring line require an amplifier for use, as they don't sound good at all without one. This might put you back a bit in money and portability.
 

 

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