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post #91 of 3818

Does anybody know what kind of cable comes with the 940? Straight or coiled? Just curious.

post #92 of 3818

I'm guessing coiled.

post #93 of 3818

From the press release:

 

SRH940 Professional Reference Headphones

• Accurate frequency response for tight bass and smooth, high end extension with minimal distortion
• Collapsible, lightweight design with a premium padded headband that offers superior comfort and portability
• Accessories package that includes a threaded, quarter inch (6.3 mm) gold plated adapter, two detachable cables (straight and coiled), a replacement set of velour ear pads, and a zippered, hard travel case.

 

According to this video, they are also supposed to be lighter weight than the srh840s.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyysS5carD4

 


Edited by Rocksteady - 1/19/11 at 4:00pm
post #94 of 3818

Do you think the velour pads will fit on the 840s? I would be very interested in seeing what they did for the 840s comfort and sound.

post #95 of 3818

The Silver still makes me feel sick.

post #96 of 3818

@ Maximosa - I would guess so, they look the same size and I hope they'll sell the velour pads seperate, I want a pair for my 440's biggrin.gif

 

The only way I'd buy these was if they changed the colour, petty I know but the silver just kills it for me.

post #97 of 3818
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Originally Posted by Varley View Post

@ Maximosa - I would guess so, they look the same size and I hope they'll sell the velour pads seperate, I want a pair for my 440's biggrin.gif

 

 

As soon as this is confirmed I will order a pair of pads I think. Intrigued also by the straight cable, but the coil doesn't bother me as much as it does on my TMA-1s! 

post #98 of 3818

Yea I'm the same actually, I've never been bothered by the cable of the Shures (maybe because they're a heavier headphone) - But I had to replace the TMA's cable straight away biggrin.gif

I'm intrigued by the pads though, just hope they aren't any more £ than the 840 pads, as I've got them on my 440's atm.

post #99 of 3818

interesting....tongue_smile.gif

post #100 of 3818

The silver is ugly, and looks just as bulky, uncomfortable as the 840s. Loving the velour pads though

post #101 of 3818

hmm, I wonder if they would fit the m50s?

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Do you think the velour pads will fit on the 840s? I would be very interested in seeing what they did for the 840s comfort and sound.

post #102 of 3818

The SRH 840 also comes with a spare pair of pads. When the 940 comes out, I'd be into swapping spares to see how the pleather and velour pads each perform.

 

Shure sells a straight cable for the 840, aftermarket. After a couple months wrestling the coiled cable every day, I gave up and bought the straight cable. Don't regret it much.

post #103 of 3818
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Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

The SRH 840 also comes with a spare pair of pads. When the 940 comes out, I'd be into swapping spares to see how the pleather and velour pads each perform.

 

Shure sells a straight cable for the 840, aftermarket. After a couple months wrestling the coiled cable every day, I gave up and bought the straight cable. Don't regret it much.



what is it about the coiled cord thats annoying. i actually find it quite useful.

post #104 of 3818

Primarily, the coiled cable was unnecessary, since the amp is parked on my desk about 15 cm from my elbow. So the cable was unnecessary bulk that got in the way of things and knocked stuff off the desk.

 

The coiled cable is massive, too. It added perceptible weight to the headphones, and as you know these suckers are already kinda' heavy. I find The SRH 840 is a lot more comfortable without the coiled cable hanging off it.

 

The straight cable is also unnecessarily long for my purposes (around 2 meters), but since it's light and flexible I can drape it over papers and computer parts without dragging anything to the floor.

 

I don't have a beef with coiled cables on principle, but this one was a mismatch for my listening situation. Judging from the comments on head-fi, it sounds like most people are buying the SRH series phones for mobile/portable/workspace use. The straight cable should have been the default part and the coiled cable sold aftermarket.

post #105 of 3818

SRH840/940 are designed for studio use and coiled cable is always preferred over straight cable in such environment

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