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LOL! Wow!

(I had to buy an oldie GTX 260 a couple of weeks ago cause my GTS 8800 died... can't stand onboard video!!!)

 

Anyway, I think I already gave my 2 cents (summary: bright cans, incredible mids, lacking bass...) but I actually

have started to like them even more... maybe they needed more "burn-in" time, maybe my ears just

got used to the "new" sound, who knows!? The cans produce great quality sound and it's very detailed I might add

(I can't even listen to the stuff I record now... if it sounded bad before... ufff... sounds worse now!! lol)

 

Enjoy!


my ati radeon hd 4250 isn't that bad for onboard. i can play fallout new vegas on medium settings.

 

i don't play many games but i will admit to liking rpg and simulation games.

 

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To be honest, I am not playing games much at all nowadays. I find that mostly do benchmarks. lol Maybe I am getting too old for games. They just don't excite me anywhere near as much as they used to. Plus, I do feel that similarly to the quality of music, the quality of games seems to be going downhill. The developers seem to become more and more interested in moneymaking and don't bother working much on the storyline, the characters and even the graphics. There are 5 year old games that are much more immersive and look better than some modern stuff coming out now IMO.

 

But back on topic: Should be getting the Shures today. Can't wait! I hope they won't disappoint - I have really, really high expectations for them, having owned the 840s and based on the early impressions in this thread.


Edited by Pianist - 6/23/11 at 5:47am
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To be honest, I am not playing games much at all nowadays. I find that mostly do benchmarks. lol Maybe I am getting too old for games. They just don't excite me anywhere near as much as they used to. Plus, I do feel that similarly to the quality of music, the quality of games seems to be going downhill. The developers seem to become more and more interested in moneymaking and don't bother working much on the storyline, the characters and even the graphics. There are 5 year old games that are much more immersive and look better than some modern stuff coming out now IMO.

 

But back on topic: Should be getting the Shures today. Can't wait! I hope they won't disappoint - I have really, really high expectations for them, having owned the 840s and based on the early impressions in this thread.

 

I totally agree with you there.  I can still play Final Fantasy 7(one of my favorite games of all time) and be completely immersed by it even after playing a million times.  I love older games!  Who's still rocking the Dreamcast?tongue_smile.gif

 

To return back to the topic at hand, I've been really liking the SRH440 lately as they have brighter tone than the SRH840.  I imagine the 440 shares some sonic similarities with the 940.  Would anyone care to compare the two sonically?


Edited by Digital-Pride - 6/23/11 at 8:36am
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I totally agree with you there.  I can still play Final Fantasy 7(one of my favorite games of all time) and be completely immersed by it even after playing a million times.  I love older games!  Who's still rocking the Dreamcast?tongue_smile.gif

 

To return back to the topic at hand, I've been really liking the SRH440 lately as they have brighter tone than the SRH840.  I imagine the 440 shares some sonic similarities with the 940.  Would anyone care to compare the two sonically?


Still Rock a Dreamcast!!

 

Regarding 440 vs 940, I have both, used the 440s (with 840 pads) for more than a year continuously (at least 5 hours a day 5 days a week) and I can tell you that they don't have the expanded soundstage nor the clearer mids and highs as the 940s does. But somehow the bass region sounds more full, maybe a bit more in your face ... it's definitely something I miss on the 940s. Seems the 940s are more detailed oriented and although I miss bass quantity I appreciate the clear notes the 940 produces on the low-end.
 

 

Thanks.

 

P.S. Bear in mind, I'm using them unamped!!!

 

 

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The Dreamcast for the win!biggrin.gif  Thanks for the quick comparison.  Wow, the 940 just keeps sounding ever more impressive!  I was hoping to end my closed 'phone quest with the 840, but that doesn't look like it's going to happen.tongue_smile.gif

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The Dreamcast for the win!biggrin.gif  Thanks for the quick comparison.  Wow, the 940 just keeps sounding ever more impressive!  I was hoping to end my closed 'phone quest with the 840, but that doesn't look like it's going to happen.tongue_smile.gif



i prefer nintendo 64. legend of zelda ocarina of time ftw.

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I'm still rocking the TurboGrafx...

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i prefer nintendo 64. legend of zelda majora's mask ftw.


fixed your typo  tongue.gif

 

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fixed your typo  tongue.gif

 



whatever they both kickass.

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Ok, so I just got the Shures. First impressions are very mixed. On one hand, detail and clarity is fantastic. On the other, bass sounds a bit thin, although definition is really good. Presentation is not to my liking so far - everything sounds a bit too distant/thin. I wonder if pleather pads will make the sound fuller vs. the velour pads. All listening so far was done unamped out of my Samsung U2 DAP. I will test with other DAPs and my Audigy 2 ZS when I get home, but it seems like these really need an amp. Or maybe they just need different pads or more burn in. Time will tell.

 

Oh yes, I also don't like the looks much. I think they are too shiny. I much prefer the look of the SRH840 which looks much more professional IMO.


Edited by Pianist - 6/23/11 at 1:31pm
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I personally think they improve quite a bit with some juice behind them... anyone else see a pretty substantial improvement when amped?  That "thin" presentation you're talking about just sounds like it is giving you an open feel but the notes are lacking a little bit of bold attitude?  I feel like an amp would solve that problem.

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Ok, so I just got the Shures. First impressions are very mixed. On one hand, detail and clarity is fantastic. On the other, bass sounds a bit thin, although definition is really good. Presentation is not to my liking so far - everything sounds a bit too distant/thin. I wonder if pleather pads will make the sound fuller vs. the velour pads. All listening so far was done unamped out of my Samsung U2 DAP. I will test with other DAPs and my Audigy 2 ZS when I get home, but it seems like these really need an amp. Or maybe they just need different pads or more burn in. Time will tell.

 

Oh yes, I also don't like the looks much. I think they are too shiny. I much prefer the look of the SRH840 which looks much more professional IMO.


So it seems I'm not alone then in my quick summary a few posts above! ;-)

I believe the sound has gotten better but again, not sure if it's because of burn-in or my ears/brain getting used

to the "new" sound.

 

Regarding amp, not sure yet. I'm actually waiting for Mike over at headfonia to do a

"under $100" amp shootout and see if I get one. He did recommended that a "dark" sounding amp such

as RSA RS 71 B as it would add some more body to the low-end regions...

 

Other than that, for $255 it wasn't a bad buy and definitely an update over my 440s.

 

 

BTW, I tried the 940s with the 840 pads and... I didn't like it... seems a bit of the clarity was gone

and bass region did not improve.!

 

 

Thanks.
 

 

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Could these shr940  be compared to the k701 ? Could these compete with open headphone in the 350$ -450$ price range ? (will use xonar stx for amping).

Are these a good upgrade from hd595 ? (I'm looking for more clarity, and eventually some bass impact ).

Also are these a good bang for the buck, or should we wait for a significant price drop, to get them at their "true value".

Because when you see headphone, sold at 300$ with a msrp of 500$, while the shr940 just released for 300$, you might hesitate.

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Originally Posted by Pianist View Post

Ok, so I just got the Shures. First impressions are very mixed. On one hand, detail and clarity is fantastic. On the other, bass sounds a bit thin, although definition is really good. Presentation is not to my liking so far - everything sounds a bit too distant/thin. I wonder if pleather pads will make the sound fuller vs. the velour pads. All listening so far was done unamped out of my Samsung U2 DAP. I will test with other DAPs and my Audigy 2 ZS when I get home, but it seems like these really need an amp. Or maybe they just need different pads or more burn in. Time will tell.

 

Oh yes, I also don't like the looks much. I think they are too shiny. I much prefer the look of the SRH840 which looks much more professional IMO.



Bass is a trait that seems to improve with burn-in in Shure's headphone line.  I recommend at least 100 hours or so.  No question it doesn't quite have that syrupy fullness the 840s have, but you get greater detail, soundstage, upper frequency response and dynamic quickness.  If you still find them not to your liking then I will gladly take them off your hands.wink_face.gif

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Could these shr940  be compared to the k701 ? Could these compete with open headphone in the 350$ -450$ price range ? (will use xonar stx for amping).

Are these a good upgrade from hd595 ? (I'm looking for more clarity, and eventually some bass impact ).

Also are these a good bang for the buck, or should we wait for a significant price drop, to get them at their "true value".

Because when you see headphone, sold at 300$ with a msrp of 500$, while the shr940 just released for 300$, you might hesitate.


I haven't had experience with the cans you have listed, however, from a "musical" standpoint, maybe those

will suit your needs. I guess Shure DID meant the 940s to be used as "monitoring" headphones because

clarity and detail are excellent!

 

BTW, you can get them with 15% off if you buy at earphone solutions!!

(it should be less than $260!!)

 

I would either buy from them or wait for the price to drop, that is IF you are an owner of past Shure cans

(especially the 840s...)

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