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post #3751 of 3832
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Originally Posted by ag8908 View Post

It's a little better in every way, but it's also brighter which makes it hard to do a perfect comparison. More detail too. It just sounds better as you would expect it to. You should go to a Sam Ash music store where they have it on display and demo it.

I'm in Australia, in the wrong state, all the headphone stores are in Melbourne. I think I'm just going have to try them.

Thanks for the info.


If anyone's tried the 940 with DX50 or Studio v and can chime in that would be great, the two DAPs I'm planning to use with the 940.
post #3752 of 3832
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I honestly have no idea how you could crack it. It's not the special fortified plastic they use in the HD800 but it's pretty strong plastic, and it seems stronger than the plastic I see in numerous other appliances. I don't mean to be critical, but I do suspect ham handed use.

No idea how my friend uses it. But having torn apart the headphone before i can tell that the headband extender railing is made out of 2 pieces, and i can tell that the overall construction is bad cause the outward force is concentrated on the 2 sides where i have drawn the red cracks.

post #3753 of 3832

Well my 940 is starting to break at the extensions after 1 and 1/2 years with TLC. I am not not going to buy another Shure headphone. Plastic is cheap.

post #3754 of 3832
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Well my 940 is starting to break at the extensions after 1 and 1/2 years with TLC. I am not not going to buy another Shure headphone. Plastic is cheap.

unless you get the srh1440, srh1540 or srh1840 :p

post #3755 of 3832
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Originally Posted by john57 View Post
 

Well my 940 is starting to break at the extensions after 1 and 1/2 years with TLC. I am not not going to buy another Shure headphone. Plastic is cheap.


Oh I see. Well I've only had mine for two months. I thought you guys were saying it broke quickly. I guess mine could break in a year too.

post #3756 of 3832

Plastics can get brittle with age. Also depends on the fillers used in the plastics. Some of my headphones have a covered metal band in the headband for support and durability.  If Shure offer me a good discount for the newer models maybe I will look into it. The newer models may last longer, not sure. The 940 model is still offered for sale with no design changes that I can see. It is not common to see a manufacture make design changes during a model run.   I had headphones that last for up to10 years and still work. 

post #3757 of 3832

Ok, I pulled the trigger on the SHR940 with express 1 day shipping, I should receive them tomorrow.

I'll report in once we settle in together with a few words.

post #3758 of 3832
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 

Ok, I pulled the trigger on the SHR940 with express 1 day shipping, I should receive them tomorrow.

I'll report in once we settle in together with a few words.


In the least its velour pads will feel more comfortable than the leather(ette?) pads on the 440.

post #3759 of 3832
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In the least its velour pads will feel more comfortable than the leather(ette?) pads on the 440.


The 440 pads are rather terrible, they were moderately stiff,  made my ears very hot and sore. I almost sold them on day one because of the pads on 440. I ended up replacing them with HM5 pads which lifted the comfort dramatically. I plan on doing the same with 940 if they fit, but that can come later and only if needed. 





Plus I won't be using the stock 940 cables, I find the jack just far to long for my portable players, instead I use these optional cables I discovered that fit straight on most Shure series. 
 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Replacement-Audio-upgrade-Cable-for-SHURE-840-SRH440-SRH940-SRH750DJ-Headphones-/310708390215?pt=AU_Electronics_Portable_Audio_Accessories&hash=item4857a9c947&_uhb=1

post #3760 of 3832

The coiled chord of the 940 isn't too bad for a portable but if you have other cables that works too.

post #3761 of 3832
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The coiled chord of the 940 isn't too bad for a portable but if you have other cables that works too.


It's not so much the cable, it's the Shure jack I can't stand, far to long for my Studio V units (or any portable MP3 player) IMO. It puts to much strain/leverage on the players input. An accident waiting to happen, especially with the weight of the cable pulling on it. Plus for on the go (if that's your application) it's not suitable for placing in your pocket, the jack on the option cable is much better.

Plus the cable can be purchased in 1.2, 1.5, .1.8 meter lengths.

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Edited by H20Fidelity - 3/19/14 at 8:51pm
post #3762 of 3832

I received my 940 early this morning (about 9 hours ago)

I've been listening for many hours and enjoying the sound very much, they pair rather well with my DX50 on medium gain, I need to try further with the Studio V units, but I think iBasso is the way to go here. I have no real complaints with these Shure, I do kind of wish Shure had stuck with a similar design and materials used with their 440 and 840 which seem more durable, that would give me a feeling confidence.

I have no comfort problems sitting up but they can form some hot spots (which I hope will ease) with some pad break in.

To be fair though I was able to fall asleep with them on earlier today while laying down.

post #3763 of 3832

Has anyone here done a comparison of the SRH940 vs Beyerdynamic T5P? Care to share thoughts? I'm thinking of possibly moving to that as my closed back headphone. In general I like brighter sound signatures.

post #3764 of 3832
Anyone who is listening to 940, which amp / dac do you guys use to drive them? Do you see any significant upgrade in sound signature and quality when paired?

I'm using my tralucent t1 amp and doing a / b testing and hardly notice any difference in sound... :/
It goes from apple lossless songs in an iPhone 5 - apple lightning to 30 pin adapter - fiio L9 LOD - t1 amp- then my shure 940

Maybe 940s just don't benefit much from the amp? From what I'm seeing, this t1 amp is a remarkable sub 300 dollar amp that pairs up so beautifully with almost any cans considering the price of the amp
post #3765 of 3832
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Originally Posted by Rhuidk View Post

Anyone who is listening to 940, which amp / dac do you guys use to drive them? Do you see any significant upgrade in sound signature and quality when paired?

I'm using my tralucent t1 amp and doing a / b testing and hardly notice any difference in sound... :/
It goes from apple lossless songs in an iPhone 5 - apple lightning to 30 pin adapter - fiio L9 LOD - t1 amp- then my shure 940

Maybe 940s just don't benefit much from the amp? From what I'm seeing, this t1 amp is a remarkable sub 300 dollar amp that pairs up so beautifully with almost any cans considering the price of the amp

I have Tralucent T1, I prefer not using it with my SHR940. The best source/synergy from my inventory for the 940 is iBasso DX50 on medium gain straight from headphone out. Sounds better with the Shure than both my Studio V units or any amp I have.
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