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Hello thanks for your ideas. I like the way the 940 presents the treble - very detailed and organic-ish, but a little too harsh. So I've been playing around with trying some tubes in my amp that are somewhat rolled off in the highs.

 

I will search this thread for that headband mod - I just hope it doesn't break the wires to swap that out.

 

I actually already have the DT 150 from Beyerdynamic. While I'm not sure if it's a fluke of manufacturing inconsistency, my particular pair seems to have a medium/small soundstage. Yes it's very rolled off in the highs as you say. And a lot of other owners of it say that it's nor impactful enough in the dynamics.

 

The 940's have basically 0 soundstage though, so I think they are better suited for mastering, like in a studio for critical listening. 

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When people say the 940 is bass light, do you mean neutral? is it quite tight and analytical? im asking because im looking for a set of headphones to produce electronic music on. Im not keen on emphasized bass in headphones  as long as it is tight and accurate. How does the bass in these compare to sennheiser 558 and grado 325is?

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Yes the bass of the 940 is superbly neutral. I actually use it for sound-design and most of my mastering because it's about as analytical, detailed and linear as you can get - the exception being the upper high's which are exaggerated by around 2.5db. The way I advise around this it to put an EQ at the end of your track that cuts this high treble peak around so much in order to give you a truly linear picture of the sound - then just turn off that EQ compensation before bouncing the track. 

 

I have tried modding mine by way of filters over the earpad to reduce the treble, but by doing so I only muddied up the whole sound. I would still be interested in hearing anyone else's modding idea to reduce its' piercing highs? But other than that this is my reference studio monitoring 'can, and even another electrostric buff told me it sounds like an electrostatic headphone, which is good.

 

The bass is 2-3db less than the HD 558, 598 and 650's, which is good since those are slightly boosted in the bass.

 

EDIT: The 940 also are astoundingly clear and have dynamics hard to beat
but I find them very fatiguing for normal listening


Edited by DecentLevi - 3/7/16 at 4:37pm
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Originally Posted by pmarrison View Post
 

When people say the 940 is bass light, do you mean neutral? is it quite tight and analytical? im asking because im looking for a set of headphones to produce electronic music on. Im not keen on emphasized bass in headphones  as long as it is tight and accurate. How does the bass in these compare to sennheiser 558 and grado 325is?

Oh no...when I say it's bass lite...I'm saying that it is less than neutral...quite a bit so in fact to my ears.

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