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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

Oh - I know I'll be getting them.  But I'll wait for a bargain - I'm happy in the meantime with my 840's.

 

My thanks to the early adopters though - your impressions are appreciated :)



I think I posted it here also, earphone solutions still has the coupon code "ET5" active.

So you can get 15% off your order! (Bringing the total for the 940s to $255... best price I've seen yet!)

 

Take the plunge! ;-)

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Originally Posted by Germancub View Post

Definitely not FOTM, and calling SRH940's something like that without even hearing them is just ridiculous. Countless members who have heard more headphones than one can hope to in their lives have placed them at the very top, all while being closed, easy to drive and under $300? FOTM, more like flavor of the decade.


All I meant by my comment is that it is common for cans to be over exaggerated upon their release with all the excitement that surrounds such events, even if they are really good/great. Time, which gives us a more measured perspective, is a way to tell whether newly released gear is truly as good as it seems to be in the heady days soon after its release.

 

I thank you for your comments itt btw, they have been helpful and it's good to see such enthusiasm!


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I think I posted it here also, earphone solutions still has the coupon code "ET5" active.

So you can get 15% off your order! (Bringing the total for the 940s to $255... best price I've seen yet!)

 

Take the plunge! ;-)

 

Yea, I saw that and thank you and anyone else who mentioned it. That price makes these more a more reasonable "gamble". I wouldn't buy them for $300 personally, at least unless many months had gone by and they were widely regarded as some great cans.
 

 

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I originally thought these would be a flavor of the month as well... but whether or not they are I was still won over, being a person who was initially quite skeptical and not even initially blown away.  It took a little time for me to appreciate what these had to offer and that makes me think Shure might have made themselves a nice headphone here.

 

I'm not saying they're the sweetest thing ever, I'm humbly saying I think these are a solid piece... recent hype aside.

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Originally Posted by R-Audiohead View Post

I originally thought these would be a flavor of the month as well... but whether or not they are I was still won over, being a person who was initially quite skeptical and not even initially blown away.  It took a little time for me to appreciate what these had to offer and that makes me think Shure might have made themselves a nice headphone here.

 

I'm not saying they're the sweetest thing ever, I'm humbly saying I think these are a solid piece... recent hype aside.



Well said, and I also thank you for your great review!

 

My only real hesitation is if I wind up just getting some 702 x2. That is the mostly neutral sound signature of my 702's without any real improvements or even changes. It's a good and enjoyable sound signature, but I want something a little more "lively" (thus why I'm particularly interested in the 940's highs description as so extended and sparkly), a little more involving yet still neutral and uncolored (so not my 225i's). I don't want a 702 clone if that makes sense.

 

I've also been looking at the CharterOak SP-1 but it seems the 940's would be more too my liking, a bit more exciting and detailed. I guess. And then I'm not even sure how much those cost lol.

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The SP-1 is harder to come by, although I do see one for sale at the moment online.  This history of that headphone is a tad clouded... I'm still not sure if it is a custom made MB Quart QP 450 or GMP 450.  This is discussed further on this thread, and many details regarding this headphone can be found there.

 

The three of us that seem to be active on that thread have ever so slightly different points of view on the headphone and this makes me think that it may be a little bit picky with the amps they are powered with.  They certainly aren't an easy 300 ohms to drive.

 

As far as price is concerned, I was lucky and bartered for one on ebay and got it down to around 300, but it looks like if you want to grab yourself one it'd cost closer to 365 (USD).

 

I will be curious if you decide to get it what your serial number would be-- I have no idea how many were made but I am guessing the number is low based on the fact that the serial number on my set is 42.

 

I can tell you the SP-1 and Shure 940 are quite different and can elaborate on this if you'd like.

 

 

Also, I'd be hesitant to say the Shure's highs are sparkly but they are definitely extended.  To me "sparkle" suggests some flair that might be exciting but a little bit out of control, even if only subtle and can carry some fatigue factors with it.  To me it even seems as though "sparkle" is a term synonymous with "rich", it is just that sparkle is used when speaking of upper treble ranges while rich seems to be geared more towards the mids.  This "rich" or "sparkle" certainly has its benefits in playback but also, to me, seems to have the cost of covering up some detail at times and can even mask extension in the highs. I always find that landing the right sound is a balancing act between detail and "richness", if that makes sense... and fortunately in the headphone world it isn't ridiculous to find two units which have different strengths.

 

Edit: forgot link, ha!


Edited by R-Audiohead - 6/28/11 at 1:30am
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If the SP is over $350 that's going to put it out of range for me and my self imposed $300 limit. It'd have to be widely held as marvelous for me to even consider it. $250ish for the 940 is really more than I want to spend. I'd rather be around $200. 

 

It seemed from your 940 review that the SP and it share a lot in common, if the SP is more rolled off in the highs. That I don't want.

 

As for all these sound descriptions, I find them as helpful as harmful. When I said "sparkly" I meant just more extended and thus more "exciting". I really like the 702's but would just like something much the same but a little more lively...but not colored lively, still neutral, detailed, and analytical.

 

Btw, I'm going to ask for more opinions in the buying headphones thread so as to not crowd up this one anymore with my indecisiveness. redface.gif


Edited by Pratt - 6/28/11 at 2:23am
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Ordered!  L3000.gif

 

We'll see if they can dethrone my 702's...I hope so!

 

I'll report back with impressions once I have given them a good listen (I don't believe in physical burn in but psychological burn in is a factor). I'm sure (Shure?) I'll enjoy them!

 

Thanks to the posters/reviewers itt!

 

 


Edited by Pratt - 6/28/11 at 7:15am
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Listening to Deadmau5/Melleefresh - Sexslave ... sounding tasty!

 

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Some tracks seem to benefit more on these headphones but I do believe that vocals

are greatly enhanced, female vocals in particular (love Fiona Apple on these!)

 

 

Enjoy!

And let us know your views after you give them a couple of listens and your brain

gets used to the sound! ;-)

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Listening to Deadmau5/Melleefresh - Sexslave ... sounding tasty!

 

This is definitely not bass light music ! I  don't know why some reviews are suggesting that such headphones would suck with techno.

 

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Originally Posted by Pratt View Post

Ordered!  L3000.gif

 

We'll see if they can dethrone my 702's...I hope so!

 

I'll report back with impressions once I have given them a good listen (I don't believe in physical burn in but psychological burn in is a factor). I'm sure (Shure?) I'll enjoy them!

 

Thanks to the posters/reviewers itt!


Looks like another one bites the dust!wink_face.gif  The 840 is probably feeling a little lonely and jealous with all the attention the 940 is getting.  Vendors better not stock the 840 and 940 together or one might find some mysteriously broken 940s.biggrin.gif


Edited by Digital-Pride - 6/28/11 at 3:20pm
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This is definitely not bass light music ! I  don't know why some reviews are suggesting that such headphones would suck with techno.

 


Just because I'm listening to it doesn't mean that I'm experiencing the best bass that you can get! lol ;-)

I can say it DOES sound good but as I mentioned earlier, bass IS lacking, but the definition is there.

(and again, I'm running unamped! Maybe with a bit more power behind, or paired with a "dark" amp, you would

get even better results! But I'm a happy camper!)

 

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Just because I'm listening to it doesn't mean that I'm experiencing the best bass that you can get! lol ;-)

Would an Eq help ?

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I guess it would depend on how well your 'source' implements the eq algorithms...

Mine doesn't do that good... ;-)

Once I start playing with the EQ sound actually becomes kind-of a muddy mess

especially when I start messing up with bass/mid-bass.

 

Again, a better recommendation, if you are going the amp route, seems to mate the cans with a dark sounding amp...

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Someone want to compare these to the KRK headphones? Thanks regular_smile%20.gif

At the moment I'm not yet convinced they'll be an upgrade to my KRK KNS-6400 or the 8400.

I'm hoping it'll be a HUGE upgrade, but I very highly doubt it!

Certainly someone here uses the KRKs and 940 in a studio right? No?

 

Is the 940 comfortable enough to be used all day?

 

Right now I'm looking for something to dethrone my 6400 as favorite closed (un-amped) headphone.

I bet the 6400's soundstage can hold up very well with the 940. The 6400 even has angled drivers. The 940 doesn't have them does it?

 

Still hoping the price of the 940 drops a little. Cheapest I've read was $250 or so for them.

Shure must think they're something special. Hopefully I'll eat my words when I heard them.

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Someone want to compare these to the KRK headphones? Thanks regular_smile%20.gif


I think you are the only user of them on this website, so that probably won't happen... tongue.gif

 

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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

Is the 940 comfortable enough to be used all day?

 

Short answer, absolutely not. I usually can get an hour, two at absolute max with frequent adjusting.

 

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The 940 doesn't have them does it?


Nope, just straight.

 

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Still hoping the price of the 940 drops a little. Cheapest I've read was $250 or so for them.


I paid $280 for them and it was worth every last penny. The only headphone I've owned that can almost stand up to the HE-500, especially in the midrange.

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