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post #3526 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Angels and Air View Post

Can't decide if I should get these for my next headphone purchase, I'm looking at the Sennheiser HD598's or the Shure SRH940's...

 

Do the Shure's have good isolation and low/no sound leak? How are the lows, mids, and highs compared to the Sennheisers? And does it sound flat since it's a "reference" and "studio monitor" headphone?

 

I'd be using it with my iPhone 4 playing lossless files. Already have a Fiio E6 Amp and Fiio L9 LOD but could upgrade if it provides an increase in quality.

 

Thanks!

It sounds like you want some portability since you will be using it with an ipod. The HD598s are not meant for using unless you are sitting at a desk in a quiet area since they are open. The Shures seemed to isolate decently, and did not have much leakage that I can remember. Both are great, but the SRH940 really shines in the treble whereas the HD598is a bit more laidback. I would recommend the Shures unless you are planning to use them for long listening sessions, as they are a bit uncomfortable for extended periods of time.

post #3527 of 3844
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Originally Posted by hipster2010 View Post

They are both very different sounding. The D5000 has a slight V shape which gives it that fun sound. It still has great detail and clarity though, even with its big bass. I have the J$ pads which help open up the stage a bit more and tames the lows and highs slightly as well. I'm planning to do at least a partila markl mod if I ever get around to it.

 

Obviously you know how the Shure sounds and how it brings out every little detail in the treble. It is wonderful, but it is a smaller soundstage and the lows lack some impact. The Denons offer a nice alternative for a more musical sound that doesn't compromise too much fidelity in the actual music.

Thanks for the comparison! I really appreciate it. 

post #3528 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Angels and Air View Post

Can't decide if I should get these for my next headphone purchase, I'm looking at the Sennheiser HD598's or the Shure SRH940's...

 

Do the Shure's have good isolation and low/no sound leak? How are the lows, mids, and highs compared to the Sennheisers? And does it sound flat since it's a "reference" and "studio monitor" headphone?

 

I'd be using it with my iPhone 4 playing lossless files. Already have a Fiio E6 Amp and Fiio L9 LOD but could upgrade if it provides an increase in quality.

 

Thanks!

 

I'm not too sure how much Fiio E6 Amp adds to bass, but if you really want bass to Shure 940, I would strongly recommend Digizoid ZO using Fiio L9 LOD. I was bit skeptical at first when I was about to purchase it because the 940 already lacks in bass and wasn't sure the bass could be added more at all.. But I was wrong! biggrin.gif  I'm really happy with my purchase of Digizoid. It feels like a completely different headphone when comparing the bass. The amount of bass added is just absolutely spectacular. Oh and even when the bass added, the bass isn't muddy at all and it also doesn't lose details at all unless you are at the highest level of amount of bass. But even at the highest level of amount of bass, it's still great. You can't notice too much detail loss. Well, that was just my opinion.. Nevertheless, anyone with 940 and want bit more bass, I highly recommend getting Digizoid. redface.gif

post #3529 of 3844

Increase depth of ear cup -> more bass, better soundstage, it's as easy as ABC.

post #3530 of 3844

Hello SRH940 brothers in arms,

 

I have been contemplating writing a post like this for weeks, but because I am not in the market to make cables for strangers so I've been reluctant to do so. But after my recent experience with my beloved SRH940, I feel compelled to do this. I feel like I owe it to all of you who also love SRH940...

 

I've dabbled in making my own custom cable for SRH940 and made a pure silver cable as well as now settled on a cheaper, but still reasonable spec Silver Plated Copper cable, stranded with teflon coating. The differences from original straight or curled cable sound quality wise is phenomenal! The difference is extremely noticeable and substantial in all aspects, mids, bass. I attribute this to the very thin original cable, I've cut one up and inspected it and can't tell you how disappointed I was...

 

Anyway, I can make these cables for anyone who is interested. One thing straight: I am not trying to make money out of this, I want to do it out of the kindness of my heart honestly, feeling that you guys really need to hear SRH940 with custom cables, and what you're all missing out on. I want to do this for head-fi members because I've gotten so much from Head-Fi, I believe I should give some back sometimes... It's my hobby, and since you guys share this hobby too, I feel I owe it to you to...

 

Now with that out of the way, I can make them any length you want, with any connectors you want, in any colour sleeve you want. I can even make it red like those beats cables you see around (if that takes your fancy). I plan to just offer plain black with black plugs but there are many options. I am thinking that in total the cost will be ~$50 for the cable for all materials plus postage to anywhere in the world. It takes about 2 hours to make one cable no joke so I am not going to get rich anytime soon. So for now I am only going to offer to the first 10 interested SRH940 owning members (don't fancy spending all my spare time on cables making no profit!!!)

 

EDIT: Here is what I wrote months back when mucking around with custom cables: http://www.head-fi.org/t/533716/shure-srh-940/3405

 

What I want to know is how many of you are interested in this, if at all? If noone is interested then pfft no worries, saves me time and hassle. If you are interested, PM me and I will take it from there, including pics and cable options. Please, no time wasters. If you do not want a custom cable for your SRH940 and are not willing to pay $50pp then don't PM me!

 

I was thinking, if interest is high, I can let one custom made cable do a world tour of Head-Fi so you can all try it out yourselves. Anyway PM me

 

Mods: Sorry if I am breaking any rules, but I really am not trying to make a buck from this. $50 is really cutting it fine on my own costs! Solder, plugs, and most of all time.

 

Here are the optional sleeve colours available for the cable: http://de.mdpc-x.com/mdpc-sleeve/sleeve.htm


Edited by Lillee - 7/26/12 at 10:54pm
post #3531 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Lillee View Post

 

The difference is extremely noticeable and substantial in all aspects, mids, bass. I attribute this to the very thin original cable, I've cut one up and inspected it and can't tell you how disappointed I was...

 

 

Any pictures you can provide for us? I'm really interested how the very thin original cable looks like inside.

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Originally Posted by Lillee View Post

But after my recent experience with my beloved SRH940, I feel compelled to do this. I feel like I owe it to all of you who also love SRH940...

 

This is exactly how I feel with my Digizoid and 940! I also feel like I owe it to all of you as well.. Haha I feel guilty for all of you with 940 but without digizoid. :P
 

 

I truly love and appreciate your idea and thought you put into this. I'm really interested in these cables but I sort of feel like $50 upgrade for cable is bit too costly. It's 1/5 of the price of 940! Nevertheless, I'm really interested in this fancy cable.  
But after testing the new cable and comparing it to the original stock cable, who knows I'm going to be willing to buy them despite its price? Therefore, I really like the idea of one custom made cable do a world tour of Head-Fi. 

 

Nevertheless, I'm really interested in this fancy cable.  

post #3532 of 3844

Well the original stock cable can be bought for $30, so $50 is not really that much more is it?

 

If there are more people, Like 10 or more, this costs would be down considerably, $40 even $35 who knows. But ordering the parts one at a time costs $$$ on postage of parts.

 

What pics do you want? original cable pics or the custom cable pics?

post #3533 of 3844

I originally wanted the inside of the original cable pics but if you could provide custom cable pics as well, that would be fantastic!

post #3534 of 3844
OK will post some when I get home. It's just a cable with two plugs, nothing fancy, I am not offering fashion accessory, I am offering performance enhancement bigsmile_face.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Rhuidk View Post

This is exactly how I feel with my Digizoid and 940! I also feel like I owe it to all of you as well.. Haha I feel guilty for all of you with 940 but without digizoid. :P

 

 

Any amp will be better than driving them from DAP only. Believe me SRH940 performs very well on a $1000 setup too...

 

This cable upgrade should only be considered if you have sorted everything else out like recording quality, source, dac, amp and want that extra last mile of performance from your SRH940. Don't expect miracles...

 

Rhuidk, If $50 sounds too expensive, maybe the cable is not for you wink.gif No offence intended

 

 

SRH940 Custom Cable World Tour List:

Rhuidk

John In Cali


Edited by Lillee - 7/27/12 at 12:08am
post #3535 of 3844

I have indeed sorted everything else out like recording quality, source, and amp and I would love to have that extra last mile of performance although I haven't gotten too many chances to test different amps... I don't expect miracles, but I do expect enhancements you have described. 

 

$50 does sound bit expensive to me, but after testing it out, my opinion could very well change. 

post #3536 of 3844

No worries, if the cable goes on world tour, you're first on the list!

post #3537 of 3844

Alrighty, thank you!

Ah, after reading what i have just posted, it sounds like I desperately wanted to be the first person to be in that list selfishly. Although it might not sound like it but I had no intention of doing this. wink.gif I mean I wanted to test these cables, but, I wasn't desperate and wanted to be the selfish one..tongue.gif

post #3538 of 3844

I'd like to participate in the world tour of the cable. Not a believer, but i've never tested in a good envirement. I feel like i need to try before i can say anything definite. 

I'm guessing I'd pay for shipping to the next person, and a security deposit?

post #3539 of 3844

You've been added to the list. No security deposit required, based on trust and honesty (If we don't have this anymore in head-fi, then I quit!). All you have to do is post it to the next person. I will even pay for first post to  first person. Will work out details after.

post #3540 of 3844

Out of curiosity, where do you guys live, Lillee and John in Cali?

I live in Cali, USA by the way.

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