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

But that's disappointing. So you don't use them a lot I  guess.

 

 

 

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But that's disappointing. So you don't use them a lot I  guess.


I use them a TON actually. They are my main headphone since my HE-500 has left. I use them for music, movies, and games; although I just cannot use them for more than the time I mentioned. I even tried to use the AD700 for BC2 the other day, and it just sounded flat out weird. Its not the lack of bass, it's just the tonality sounded completely off. The SRH940 has definitely spoiled me and is keeping away from many other headphones. If their design and comfort was on par with it's sound, it would be one of the best headphones money could buy, period.

 

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So are they more uncomfortable than the 840s?  Cause i can wear them for hours without any discomfort

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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! ;-)


Fiona Apple huh? Good stuff! Have to try her material out when I get these, along with dozens of others bands/artists.

 

Thanks! And I will. :P
 

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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


Lol. What finally pushed me over the edge is that I haven't bought any new cans (besides IEM's) in a year and the comments recently posted on Headfonia about the 701/02 and the 940:

 

K701 is cleaner sounding, wider soundstage, softer treble, smoother
sound, less treble, less detail, less accurate soundstage than the SRH-940.

The SRH-940 is more detailed, but the K701 has a cleaner background
and separation.

Detail level should be better than the K701.

 

 

So for my tastes it seems all the 701/02 has over the 940 is a wider sound stage which I don't care about, especially since the 940 will surely not feel closed in and I know the 701/02 is too wide in some ways.
 

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


But then won't you be killing the patient in order to cure him? Taming the overall clarity and detail to get more bass, or just the appearance of more bass?

 

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But then won't you be killing the patient in order to cure him? Taming the overall clarity and detail to get more bass, or just the appearance of more bass?

I guess this takes lot of experiments to get the right result.

 

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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.


Haven't heard KRK headphones, just their active monitor lineup...

 

I do actually use the Shures for most of the day at work (cubicle monkey!) and

I don't think they are uncomfortable at all!

 

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That's what I'm afraid of.

 

Also, would hate to get them and see them for about $200 in a couple of months.
 



And yet another impressive endorsement from one who has heard many more cans than I!

 

Decisions...will wait on this for a few days at least like I have been.

 

Its already available for $ 199 from RMCAudioDirect.com .. Check them out. Amazing Prices. Got mine from there. Just Email them requesting a quote.
 

 

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I use them a TON actually. They are my main headphone since my HE-500 has left. I use them for music, movies, and games; although I just cannot use them for more than the time I mentioned. I even tried to use the AD700 for BC2 the other day, and it just sounded flat out weird. Its not the lack of bass, it's just the tonality sounded completely off. The SRH940 has definitely spoiled me and is keeping away from many other headphones. If their design and comfort was on par with it's sound, it would be one of the best headphones money could buy, period.

 


Quite an endorsement. I hope these live up to my (somewhat picky or high) expectations.

 

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I guess this takes lot of experiments to get the right result.

 


Definitely. I just wonder about the pairing of a dark amp with bright cans; it seems that one would be better off just getting a dark headphone to begin with (like a Senn) since amps can only do so much.

 

 

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I do actually use the Shures for most of the day at work (cubicle monkey!) and

I don't think they are uncomfortable at all!

 


I hope I find them comfortable! So far the only uncomfortable cans I've had are my 225i's but I can still wear them for hours at a time. They just never feel quite right.

 

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Its already available for $ 199 from RMCAudioDirect.com .. Check them out. Amazing Prices. Got mine from there. Just Email them requesting a quote.
 

 



Sure, now you tell me after I ordered them!  biggrin.gif

 

Oh well, says they're out of stock anyway.


Edited by Pratt - 6/28/11 at 6:38pm
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New to the forum, but been lurking a while. dt880smile.png I have something to contribute that might be of interest. Electronics-Expo.com has a Headphone sale 30% off with SUMMER30 coupon code. I just received shipping confirmation for my new Shure SRH940 for $126.59 shipped. Don't know how that happened, but I ain't gonna complain. Sennheiser Adidas is $206. You have to put the headphones in the cart and try to apply the coupon to see if it's on sale. The megabuck ($900+) headphones don't seem to be on sale. YMMV.

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I just received shipping confirmation for my new Shure SRH940 for $126.59 shipped. Don't know how that happened, but I ain't gonna complain.

It seems you are getting a  used headphone.

You can get the used srh940 at 180$, with the reduction at 126$.

I'm wondering how they could already  have a stock of used srh940.

 

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It's not a used unit as far as I know. My receipt doesn't state SRH940OB (open box clearance item), I guess I'll find out when I receive them. I just tried the coupon again and it wasn't accepted on the 940's.

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Anybody else feel like fakes aren't out of the question?  Careful, price reductions this quickly seem very questionable

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Electronics Expo is an authorized dealer.

 

*subscribed. I'm looking at either this or the Z1000. At $200 for an new pair, I think I'm getting this.*

 

 


Edited by Ishcabible - 6/28/11 at 8:12pm
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Anybody else feel like fakes aren't out of the question?  Careful, price reductions this quickly seem very questionable



The RMCAudio will be legit.  It's where I bought my SRH840's.  They are an authorised dealer.

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