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post #676 of 3844

Ok, I realize I've misunderstood what 200poundsofamp said.     For me, the review of headphonia, is obviously positive.  I chose to get these headphone particularly because  of this review  . (Can't test them before a friend comes ).

post #677 of 3844

I agree with Pratt.

 

 

 

Andy Pratt?

post #678 of 3844

I went out and did some errands today. I brought the 940 along. I have a quibble that irritated me. The cups swivel in the wrong direction. If you want to have them around your neck to hear something or speak to someone it would be nice if they swiveled so the drivers faced downward towards your chest so that the cups face out. Yet these are the opposite. It's an ergonomic issue that could have easily been done correctly.

I'll comment on the sound a bit later.

post #679 of 3844
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

I agree with Pratt.

 

 

 

Andy Pratt?


Thank you.

 

Andy who? Had to look him up. No, 'tis not I. He's 30 years older than I for one thing (I've been listening to Rush for 20 years...since I was 14!).

 

Prat is of course Neil Peart's nick name (alternatively spelled with an extra T) and I added a T because I think without the extra T the nick was taken. Nothing more or less.

 

(Well, back when a friend was in a band he'd joke that he was able to get the Pace and Rhythm down right, but not the timing...timing. Get it? Ahahaha).

 

PS: Listening to Rush's Counterparts on these right now. Not my favorite album, but well recorded. These headphones can rock as well as play with quiet confident sophistication (i.e. classical).

 

post #680 of 3844
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Originally Posted by baka1969 View Post

I went out and did some errands today. I brought the 940 along. I have a quibble that irritated me. The cups swivel in the wrong direction. If you want to have them around your neck to hear something or speak to someone it would be nice if they swiveled so the drivers faced downward towards your chest so that the cups face out. Yet these are the opposite. It's an ergonomic issue that could have easily been done correctly.

I'll comment on the sound a bit later.


I agree, and have noticed at too. But, if you think about the intended use (studio and in studio talent), it makes sense. They're that way so that when you have them on your head and want to set them down, it's basically one sweeping motion to laying flat either in the box or on a table. If they were the other way around, it would be a hassle.
post #681 of 3844

Quote:Originally Posted by Germancub 



"I agree, and have noticed at too. But, if you think about the intended use (studio and in studio talent), it makes sense. They're that way so that when you have them on your head and want to set them down, it's basically one sweeping motion to laying flat either in the box or on a table. If they were the other way around, it would be a hassle."


I see your point. I still would like to have them lay flat on my chest with the drivers down though. It might seem trivial but since I'll be using them primarily for portable use it makes a difference to me.

post #682 of 3844

I'm guessing that's with DJ's in mind. Typically you put them around your neck and then sort of shoulder squish one pad to your ear as needed. You couldn't do that if they went the other way.

 

[quote=Pratt]

I find warm lovers to either be old or mellow types or those who have unresolving gear and never heard better so they think more neutral/hi-fi gear is "off" when really overly colored gear is. Clarity and accuracy, precision and neutrality, transparency and resolution are the goals of hi-fi gear for me. Headphones and speakers are supposed to stay out of the music's way with little coloration and that's what the 940's largely do. "Warm" material sounds warm, "bright" material sounds bright, and the best recorded material sounds fantastic and how it "should" sound, just like it does with high end speakers. And, of course, poorly recorded material sounds poor.

[/quote]

 

This is very much in line with my thinking which makes me all the more happy with my purchase decision.

All those goals can usually be summed up with one word "reference". That's usually all you need to say to someone who understands. (The term doesn't seem to come up much here.)

 

The mail man can't move fast enough.

post #683 of 3844

Really? I've never heard that nickname lol! Only heard about the professor.
 

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Thank you.

 

Andy who? Had to look him up. No, 'tis not I. He's 30 years older than I for one thing (I've been listening to Rush for 20 years...since I was 14!).

 

Prat is of course Neil Peart's nick name (alternatively spelled with an extra T) and I added a T because I think without the extra T the nick was taken. Nothing more or less.

 

(Well, back when a friend was in a band he'd joke that he was able to get the Pace and Rhythm down right, but not the timing...timing. Get it? Ahahaha).

 

PS: Listening to Rush's Counterparts on these right now. Not my favorite album, but well recorded. These headphones can rock as well as play with quiet confident sophistication (i.e. classical).

 



 

post #684 of 3844
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Originally Posted by meboy View Post

This is very much in line with my thinking which makes me all the more happy with my purchase decision.

All those goals can usually be summed up with one word "reference". That's usually all you need to say to someone who understands. (The term doesn't seem to come up much here.)

 

The mail man can't move fast enough.


Yes, that term sums up the true aim of this hobby for me. I suppose it doesn't come up much here as many audiophile types dismiss headphones out of hand as mere play toys. And they do have a point: if I can listen to speakers I do. I only usually use headphones for "quiet time" when the gf is asleep or for exercise/chores around the house. Kind of silly I've spent as much as I have on cans/amps in this respect, but I still listen to them hours a week on average. I know some who have spent many thousands on speakers (much less whole systems) they hardly ever listen to lol.

 

I hope you're not disappointed with these with all this hype!

 

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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

Really? I've never heard that nickname lol! Only heard about the professor.

 


And you call yourself a Canadian! biggrin.gif

 

Yea, look it up! Alex is called Lexrst and Geddy Dirk as well. Also Snow Dog and By Tor respectively.

 

Here's a great site for all sorts of Rush info if you don't already know about it:

 

http://www.2112.net/powerwindows/main/Home.htm

 

They have been very busy since 2002 (their return after Neil's tragedies) and I just saw them yet again this summer (my 10th Rush concert since my first in '94). Awaiting another album in 2012! (Their last one, Snakes and Arrows, is one of their best ever imo).

 


Edited by Pratt - 7/7/11 at 8:38pm
post #685 of 3844

Got my $126 (shipped) SRH940's today, thanks to electronic expo for the broken coupon! 60 some % off instead of 30%, laughing all the the way home on that one!

 

Anyway, my most experience with headphones of quality goes from a AKG 240 Studio, to Fostex 20's, to well tapers off fast there, to AKG K44, and our tracking headphones the More Me deluxe. Hate the Fostex, liked the AKG 240, BUT I used it for live sound mixing and well, it is a semi open can, which worked up to a point. 

 

The SRH940 of course smokes them all for breakfest. I used them tonight to EQ on the fly at Church and then when I got home worked on some mixes for a band that is making a CD through my services. I have been taught over the years that never mix on headphones. And I think that rains through to today. But, I can EQ with these, and I can more easily check reverb amounts then with studio speakers alone or just the cheap crap headphones that we have around here. Well I like them very much and I am sure for my uses they are probably dramatically better then the 840s. But I am still thinking about getting a pair of 440s for my wife and her business partner. Now, I do ask is the 440 head band as big as the 940? Cause the 940 is really big on my wife's tiny little head.

 

Oh and I think I settled in on 5 or 6 for the position of the head band on each side, where are you guys/girls at? I can't believe the noggen size these can wrap around, anybody think these are small? Cause I thought I had a huge head. lol.   

post #686 of 3844
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Originally Posted by SRR1138 View Post

Got my $126 (shipped) SRH940's today, thanks to electronic expo for the broken coupon! 60 some % off instead of 30%, laughing all the the way home on that one!


I've got exactly a zero percent chance at selling mine then when the Z1000's invade... frown.gif

 

post #687 of 3844

i got the chance to listen to a pair of these shure yesterday, so i'll share my impressions.. i've been looking for a closed can to replace my hd598 because in this hot summer, the sound of my fan or the old air con in my room is really disturbing for open cans like hd598..

 

the first thing i noticed is, this headphone is sooooooooooooo bright.. i don't know, its simply too bright for my taste.. because of that, vocals also sounds not really good with this can.. i hear shhh.. shhh.. all the time.. but details and instrument separation is really good.. the detail is way better than my hd598, but i dont know is it really detail, or merely because of the high treble energy that gave me the impressions of detail.. soundstage is also very good for a closed can, although far from my open hd598..

also, the bass in these cans are really bad.. i dont know hows the extension, i listened to them in a store so i didnt really have time to test it.. but for a closed can, its simply lacking for my taste.. i think the bass is not much different, quantity and quality wise from my hd598, but the bright nature of these phones gave me a perception of less bass then my hd598.. for me, these headphones are too bright to be considered neutral or balanced, but it's just me..

 

so, to conclude..i think these cans are simply not for my taste.. they are certainly more refined than my hd598, but it terms of musicality i think i still prefer my hd598.. so, i think i still have to look for another closed can that will satisfy my taste.. also, please note that i'm simply another person sharing their impressions.. i don't mean to discourage you all from trying out these headphones.. each persons has different taste anyway..

 

cheers,

and sory for my poor english

post #688 of 3844

I hope no one thought I disliked the midbass "recession" :/

 

That would be quite the wrong impression... I was just indicating it as a potential "weakness" for those looking for a purely flat sound.

post #689 of 3844
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Originally Posted by redwarrior191 View Post

i got the chance to listen to a pair of these shure yesterday, so i'll share my impressions.. i've been looking for a closed can to replace my hd598 because in this hot summer, the sound of my fan or the old air con in my room is really disturbing for open cans like hd598..

 

the first thing i noticed is, this headphone is sooooooooooooo bright.. i don't know, its simply too bright for my taste.. because of that, vocals also sounds not really good with this can.. i hear shhh.. shhh.. all the time.. but details and instrument separation is really good.. the detail is way better than my hd598, but i dont know is it really detail, or merely because of the high treble energy that gave me the impressions of detail.. soundstage is also very good for a closed can, although far from my open hd598..

also, the bass in these cans are really bad.. i dont know hows the extension, i listened to them in a store so i didnt really have time to test it.. but for a closed can, its simply lacking for my taste.. i think the bass is not much different, quantity and quality wise from my hd598, but the bright nature of these phones gave me a perception of less bass then my hd598.. for me, these headphones are too bright to be considered neutral or balanced, but it's just me..

 

so, to conclude..i think these cans are simply not for my taste.. they are certainly more refined than my hd598, but it terms of musicality i think i still prefer my hd598.. so, i think i still have to look for another closed can that will satisfy my taste.. also, please note that i'm simply another person sharing their impressions.. i don't mean to discourage you all from trying out these headphones.. each persons has different taste anyway..

 

cheers,

and sory for my poor english



Not slamming you or anything, but it sounds like whatever the store had them hooked into was a POS

post #690 of 3844
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Originally Posted by R-Audiohead View Post





Not slamming you or anything, but it sounds like whatever the store had them hooked into was a POS


+1

I don't see how anybody could completely dislike these. While they may not be everybody's cup of tea, I can't see anybody not at least enjoying theml
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