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Originally Posted by T-Willi View Post

-zomg

 

Do the velour pads from the 940s fit on the 840s?


 

I just tried with the replacement pads, they fit. IIRC most people didn't really like the changes in the sound signature, though.

 

edit: here it is http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/550377/confirmed-shure-srh940-velour-ear-pads-will-fit-srh840

 


Edited by zomg - 7/13/11 at 8:43am
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Thanks for the info. Looks like I wont be snagging any of those pads haha.

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anyone compared 940 to beyerdynamic dt1350 and can say few words about sound differences?

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Originally Posted by jetsfool View Post

has anybody tried the 940 and e11 together?

and i listen to mainly hip hop, i dont need them to be really bassy but is the bass good on these? 

 

Maybe someone with a more burned in pair can answer, but this wouldn't be my first choice for hip hop, it just lacks the bass body for it. Great extension but the bass on the 940 is more the fast and punchy variety.

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Quote:Originally Posted by T-Willi 

-zomg
"Do the velour pads from the 940s fit on the 840s?"


Yep

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Im still curious:P

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Originally Posted by zibra View Post

anyone compared 940 to beyerdynamic dt1350 and can say few words about sound differences?



 

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Originally Posted by 200poundsofamp View Post

 

Maybe someone with a more burned in pair can answer, but this wouldn't be my first choice for hip hop, it just lacks the bass body for it. Great extension but the bass on the 940 is more the fast and punchy variety.



Most pop/hip-pop recordings are now very dynamically compressed and equalized to increase their loudness, sacrificing the sound quality so that they can be played on tiny computer speakers or crappy boom boxes/car stereos/headphones to their clipping point, for whatever reason, people like to show off their BASS and recording studios give them what they want! In short, the 940's will dramatically reveal the trade-backs of dynamic compression, like distortion (rough treble, hissing, boomy bass, etc.) and clipping, remember, they were designed as studio/monitoring headphones. Adding to this, It has been said many times in this thread that the 940's are very Neutral, they wont add or mask the bass that its not there and will reveal the distorted one of the recording.  Summarizing, I believe these are not the best headphones for pop/hip-hop music.


Edited by GuyDebord - 7/14/11 at 2:32am
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Most pop/hip-pop recordings are now very dynamically compressed and equalized to increase their loudness, sacrificing the sound quality so that they can be played on tiny computer speakers or crappy boom boxes/car stereos/headphones to their clipping point, for whatever reason, people like to show off their BASS and recording studios give them what they want! In short, the 940's will dramatically reveal the trade-backs of dynamic compression, like distortion (rough treble, hissing, boomy bass, etc.) and clipping, remember, they were designed as studio/monitoring headphones. Adding to this, It has been said many times in this thread that the 940's are very Neutral, they wont add or mask the bass that its not there and will reveal the distorted one of the recording.  Summarizing, I believe these are not the best headphones for pop/hip-hop music.

:-) very true... even I didn't listen ot 940 so far, I believe that e.g. the M50 or Dr. Dre Monster Beat or a Sennheiser IE8 would be much better for you. Even SRH 840 would better.
 

 

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Edited by kh-fan - 7/14/11 at 4:46am
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Quote:Originally Posted by kh-fan 


"... Even SRH 840 would better."


I agree. I do think the 840 is still a very viable and great headphone depending on the genre. That said, the 940, for me at least, is very versatile across a variety of music styles. I have quite eclectic tastes and when I shuffle my songs I can listen to 10-12 different genres within a session. I don't want to change headphones with each song. Especially if I'm on the run or traveling and using my iPod/E5 setup. The 940 fits the bill with the vast majority of the songs. It even does a more than serviceable job with hip hop/rap or electronica.

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Quote:Originally Posted by kh-fan 


"... Even SRH 840 would better."


I agree. I do think the 840 is still a very viable and great headphone depending on the genre. That said, the 940, for me at least, is very versatile across a variety of music styles. I have quite eclectic tastes and when I shuffle my songs I can listen to 10-12 different genres within a session. I don't want to change headphones with each song. Especially if I'm on the run or traveling and using my iPod/E5 setup. The 940 fits the bill with the vast majority of the songs. It even does a more than serviceable job with hip hop/rap or electronica.


I'm with you on that!

You just need to watch the quality of the source and files you are playing...
 

 

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I'm with you on that!

You just need to watch the quality of the source and files you are playing...
 

 



even with the shure srh840 you need to watch what out for badly recordings as they will show them in a way that is not very forgiving and you will not like it. i listen to heavy metal and it's for the most part badly recorded and the shure srh840 shows it.

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Originally Posted by TheRealBoat View Post

Finally received my set and right out of the box I personally feel that the treble can be a little too high for my liking and can lack a little bass. This is coming from an IEM user, so I am wondering...Will burning in the headphones make a significant improvement to these problems?

 


Nope. If the treble is too much for you now and the bass too little, you'll probably never like these cans. You might get more used to their sound, but the sound itself will not change over time, especially not significantly (not at all in truth, but even burn in proponents don't usually claim significant changes). Listen to them for a few days and see if you get used to them (psychological "burn in"). If not, return them or be out of some money, don't wait for non existent physical burn in.

 

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Originally Posted by zomg View Post

Just got mine. I dont think they lack bass in any way (not a basshead tho). I listened to some Sepultura (Roots) and the bass level was perfect (I clearly can't describe them as bass shy there). I'm currently trying some classical (Zarathustra by Prévin and Brahms Piano concerto 2 (Anda/Fricsay)) and I'm impressed: bass is really well controled here, it's almost like listening to other headphones.

They seem to be great all rounders. They could easily be my only pair of HP now that I think about it.

 

Roots, good album from a great band. evil_smiley.gif These eat up well recorded metal I listen to as well. Plenty of bass (and plenty of speed/energy!); similarly with any other bass heavy music I listen to, like snyth-pop. Great all rounders for sure.
 

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Originally Posted by bcasey25raptor View Post

even with the shure srh840 you need to watch what out for badly recordings as they will show them in a way that is not very forgiving and you will not like it. i listen to heavy metal and it's for the most part badly recorded and the shure srh840 shows it.

 

I listen to poorly recorded metal with my less revealing and colored Grado 225i's. biggrin.gif
 

 

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Originally Posted by bcasey25raptor View Post





even with the shure srh840 you need to watch what out for badly recordings as they will show them in a way that is not very forgiving and you will not like it. i listen to heavy metal and it's for the most part badly recorded and the shure srh840 shows it.


I disagree. I think those phones, at least out of a DAP, are very forgivable. I think that compressing heavy metal itself is not a good idea, since fast music (generally also music with many tracks) usually requires good bit rates and sampling rates, and almost any headphone will reveal the bad source -> drums are no longer identifiable.

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I disagree. I think those phones, at least out of a DAP, are very forgivable. I think that compressing heavy metal itself is not a good idea, since fast music (generally also music with many tracks) usually requires good bit rates and sampling rates, and almost any headphone will reveal the bad source -> drums are no longer identifiable.



if they are not revealing then they suck. those are the only 2 options. but i find dome songs sound impressive while others sound atrocious. so yes they must be revealing at least from what i have experienced.

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