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post #3826 of 3831
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Originally Posted by achelgeson View Post
 

I have the K712, I can see why you'd say its similar sounding.

 

 

Really? Then the 1840 might be perfect for me, I like somewhat laid back sound without too much harshness in the treble, and while I love the 940s, they can be quite harsh sometimes. 

 

Yeah, they can be - but nothing compared to the HD800! I hate treble peaks and sibilance and that was bad even out of a tube amp for me.

post #3827 of 3831

so.

 

my shure srh940 just failed, in less than 3 months of careful use. GREAT!

 

i really like shure srh940 and i'm somewhat curious what other headphones can give me shure srh940 experience but i'm not going to touch any shure products anymore (depends on how they're handling the warranty) with a 10 mile pole as long as i still live in this part of asia -i'm somewhat still mad because they said it could take 3 months- that's the same if not longer than the time i've own the headphone.

 

i really like shure srh940 and i'm somewhat curious what other headphones can give me shure srh940 experience but i'm not going to touch any shure products with a 10 mile pole as long as i still live in this part of asia.

 

may i ask. is there anyone who's still visiting this thread regularly that have any recommendation for any headphones in any price range <$1000 that could replicate the MONSTROUS details, bright trebles, ("can hear the breath of the performer"-amazing female vocals-) i get from shure srh940...?

 

cheers.... :D:D


Edited by rovopio - 9/13/14 at 3:06pm
post #3828 of 3831
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Originally Posted by rovopio View Post

 

may i ask. is there anyone who's still visiting this thread regularly that have any recommendation for any headphones in any price range <$1000 that could replicate the MONSTROUS details, bright trebles, ("can hear the breath of the performer"-amazing female vocals-) i get from shure srh940...?

 

cheers.... :D:D

Sorry to mention the hd800 even it's quite above the limit you mentioned. The fact is that I completely damaged the cable of it, and it's not so easy to get a new one from where I live.

Eh, even if you spend a lot, you realize there can be crappy parts.

post #3829 of 3831
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post
 

Sorry to mention the hd800 even it's quite above the limit you mentioned. The fact is that I completely damaged the cable of it, and it's not so easy to get a new one from where I live.

Eh, even if you spend a lot, you realize there can be crappy parts.

 

i don't mind so much that it breaks as much as the the hellish experience with after sales service. nobody in their right mind should be forced to get mad just to get a decent service out of something they rightfully buy.

 

there's no point of having a warranty if there is little intention to honor it. i had to get mad for them to consider replacing / repairing / whatever-ing the headphone... and yet i still have to wait heaven knows how long for them to contact me back, and i have no means to contact them back either. (other than go to their office).

 

Yes they have a contact and email, but "service is not their division". so i have to go there if i want to ask for the progress.

 

amazing what little $350 means in some parts of the world

post #3830 of 3831
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Originally Posted by rovopio View Post
 

so.

 

my shure srh940 just failed, in less than 3 months of careful use. GREAT!

 

i really like shure srh940 and i'm somewhat curious what other headphones can give me shure srh940 experience but i'm not going to touch any shure products anymore (depends on how they're handling the warranty) with a 10 mile pole as long as i still live in this part of asia -i'm somewhat still mad because they said it could take 3 months- that's the same if not longer than the time i've own the headphone.

 

i really like shure srh940 and i'm somewhat curious what other headphones can give me shure srh940 experience but i'm not going to touch any shure products with a 10 mile pole as long as i still live in this part of asia.

 

may i ask. is there anyone who's still visiting this thread regularly that have any recommendation for any headphones in any price range <$1000 that could replicate the MONSTROUS details, bright trebles, ("can hear the breath of the performer"-amazing female vocals-) i get from shure srh940...?

 

cheers.... :D:D

I think the T70p might fit the bill for you from my previous experience.
Though it was a really long time ago when I last compared it so do take my recommendation with a little salt.

post #3831 of 3831
This is my review after thoroughly testing the SRH 940s yesterday. My initial plan was to get the Fostex T50rp for a good set of closed-back studio monitoring headphones, but I finally became so overwhelmed by the postings about the need-to-mod these SOBs that I thought I'd take a gamble at about twice the price for these Shures that seem similar in many regards and are ready to go out of the box. (spoiler alert: my gamble looks to have paid off!)

I received the Shure SRH 940s brand new and was impressed by the quality of the packing and accessories (incl. extra velour pads, gold 1/4 to 3.5mm adapter, coiled + straight cables, rubber pouch) The headphones are a hybrid plastic/metal combo with a sturdy and comfortable feel. So what, now the important deal: SOUND!

After having lowered expectations of headphone sound quality because of trying many dozens of other headphones in the past, the first thing I remember telling myself after trying these is wow, these sound "right"!

BASS: About 7.5/10 for tonal accuracy. 10/10 for speed/dynamics ('punch"). More bass then the Beyer. DT 880 (32 ohm), less than the ATH M40, and way less then M50 - which is a GREAT thing!!!

MIDS: About 7/10 for tonal accuracy. 9/10 for dynamics. Realistic, warm, detailed, pleasing, non-fatiguing but perhaps not quite 'organic' due to a slight emphasis in this spectrum.

TERBLE: 9/10 for accuracy and a real 'sharp shooter' sounding very correct and non-fatiguing.

SOUNDSTAGE: Great and lifelike, almost as 3-dimentional as Beyer. DT 880s open can.

My 2nd impression was that there may be a bit of distortion in the upper-mid high freq.'s coming from the left channel, yet after analysing the waveform of the source material and doing a thorough full frequency analysis by critical listening with a tone generator I noticed no distortion to speak of on either channel; rather these sort of blemishes can often be caused by nuances in the mastering or from the ripping of the source track itself. The tone generator was from 5hz - at least 30khz, but I could only hear 15hz - 15.5khz on these 'phones, whereas I could hear from around 5 - 18 with the Beyer. 880s with the same setup.

Upon doing an A / B comparison with these and the Beyer. DT 880s (albeing the 880s being open), I finally, after 3 years shelved the 880s. I finally realized that the 880s are somewhat midrange recessed in comparison, and reconfirmed my theory that the 880s are also not fully dynamic/fast/punchy, especially in comparison with these.

All of my testing had been done with a Modi DAC + Magni amp. I had also compared these SRH 940s directly to the laptop headphone jack unamped (with the same part of the same song looped) and noticed how the bass was SO LAZY / SLOW AND ALL OVER THE PLACE UNAMPED compared to the tight / controlled bass with this on a mid/low level amp, so DEFINITELY THESE BENEFIT FROM AN AMP!!!

I tested these with electrnonica, pop & rock, and boy these sound perfect for all electronic music genres!

The soundstage / imagining was excellent, but maybe not quite as natural sounding or 3D like as the 880s. If I had to say, I'd guess I got a front-row soundstage feeling. If I HAD to complain, I would say the bass does not extend low enough in the sub-bass realm, and perhaps the midrange & treble has about 1-2 decibels too forward - but not enough to make me wanna EQ anything yet. These were better enough to make me shelf the Beyer. DT 880s and although I haven't yet tried the Shure SRH 1440 1840 yet I would DEFINITELY recommend getting these instead because Shure does seem to sure get the closed-back sound imaging correct, whereas those other two would seem just to be priecier, too much bass and too open.

I want to finish with a question: Given my sound preferences / sound signature that I like, would anybody really recommend that I would like the Hifiman HE-500? I'm needing a good open full size can for under $500-ish and am really allured by the HE-500's performance reviews all around.
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