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post #916 of 3844

That's definitely an option. I've got a 160GB iPod Classic, so the big hard drive and the accessories that I can pair with the iPod keep me locked in. If I were to get another brand of music player, I couldn't use my external DAC or have full control from my car's deck.

 

I guess my point was that you can improve the sound of any portable player with a DAC and an amp. (Maybe not as easily with a nice HiFiMan player...) And buying those accessories might be a better value than replacing a functioning iPod with a better player.

 

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I'd rather get a "better sounding music player", if that's enough.



 

post #917 of 3844

really itching to pull the trigger on the fiio e11 since i just got an email that my srh940s were just shipped. NJ to NJ... so im guessing ill have them by tomorrow via UPS.
 

and i dont want to ditch my ipod too. i dont want to lose the dash control in my car just to get better sound. 

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I need to disagree slightly here. I recently reduced my work setup to an iPod Classic and the 940s, and I'm noticing a difference now that they're no longer amped, not even from an inexpensive Total BitHead. The bass is noticeably quieter, so the treble emphasis is stronger. And the iPod's treble is a little brittle sounding to me (compared to a DAC). The soundstage is also a touch smaller sounding, I think.

 

At the same time, the 940s are still very clear, detail oriented, and sound very good overall.

 

The difference might be that I'm using an iPod, while the other guys might be using better sounding music players, like Sansas and Cowons.

 

Having said all of this, antikryst, I'd recommend holding off on the amp purchase until you're used to the sound of your new headphones through your MacBook and iPod. That way, you'll know better what you'd like to get out of upgrades, and will be better positioned to judge the various amps you consider.

 

Also, I like to upgrade one piece at a time. The wallet likes to spread the purchases out over time. :)

 

For any iPod listener, I'd recommend getting some kind of DAC and amp eventually. Together they improve the sound tremendously, especially the DAC.
 


 



 

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post #919 of 3844

How can the 940's be lighter than the 840's? According to the official Shure website, the 840's have a mass of 317.5 g, whereas the 940's have a mass of 320 g, both without their cables attached.

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I've been comparing the 940 amped and un-amped today and i find that no matter what it is, it just sounds fantastic.

 

My usual setup that I listen to most of the day is the E7/E9 ... and it sounds great. But plugging it just into the iphone4 also sounds really good ... it actually sounds even clearer and more impactful and crisp. Vocals just jump out really well on the iphone and it's just very very enjoyable. And even being bright there's just only a tiny hint of sibilance on some songs .. hardly noticeable.

 

The E7 with a L9 LOD on the iphone4 gives a more warmer smoother sound .. still sounds very good but compared to it just straight to the iphone, I like the it unamped more from the iphone. The mids just jump out a lot more.

 

With the E7/E9, the sound is in between the 2 setups above .. more towards the crispy side to my ears. It smooths out the mids a little and just sounds prefect. I think it provides that little bit more solidity throughout the range.

 

So for me, the 940 definitely doesn't need a amp to sound good just a little different.

 

These have become my favorite pair of headphones easily ... replacing my DT880 and M50. For something that's only $200, I think these are amazing and definitely worth a try. Especially if you like detail and vocals .. esp female vocals.


Edited by joey99 - 8/9/11 at 4:19am
post #921 of 3844

Great review! Your experience and impressions are very similar to mine.
 

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Heya,

 

Added a full review of the Shure 940 to the website.

Also a forum posting for more discussion to compliment.

 

Great headphone.

 

Very best,



 

post #922 of 3844

The 940s certainly feel a lot lighter to me. I found the 840s quite painful around the front of the headband. The 940s have more cushioning on the headband, and the earcups seem to fit better, possibly taking some of the weight off the headband.

 

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How can the 940's be lighter than the 840's? According to the official Shure website, the 840's have a mass of 317.5 g, whereas the 940's have a mass of 320 g, both without their cables attached.



 

post #923 of 3844
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

Heya,

 

Added a full review of the Shure 940 to the website.

Also a forum posting for more discussion to compliment.

 

Great headphone.

 

Very best,


Great review!!

But now I need to try a "bass-heavy" headphone to see what I'm missing with my Deadmau5/electro tracks!

;-)

 

(BTW, I love how electronic music sound on these cans!)
 

 

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Great review!!

But now I need to try a "bass-heavy" headphone to see what I'm missing with my Deadmau5/electro tracks!

;-)

 

(BTW, I love how electronic music sound on these cans!)
 

 

 

Heya,

 

Get an XB500 for cheap. It will cover your electronic music needs. If you want refinement, it'll cost you an Ultrasone Pro 900. Everything else can be done with the Shure SRH940 and a basshead headphone like the XB500/HFI580/Pro900.

 

Very best,
 

 

post #925 of 3844
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post



 

Heya,

 

Get an XB500 for cheap. It will cover your electronic music needs. If you want refinement, it'll cost you an Ultrasone Pro 900. Everything else can be done with the Shure SRH940 and a basshead headphone like the XB500/HFI580/Pro900.

 

Very best,
 

 


I had the MDR V6 on my shopping cart a long time ago... guess I'll replace them with the XB500 or HFI580s.

I wont get the Pro900s because price is a bit steep and for that price I want to get the Senns HD650s...

Hopefully these will be my "FINAL" headphones....

 

:-p
 

 

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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post




Great review!!

But now I need to try a "bass-heavy" headphone to see what I'm missing with my Deadmau5/electro tracks!

;-)

 

(BTW, I love how electronic music sound on these cans!)
 

 


You can try the bass mod to the 940 and maybe you'll like the results?
post #927 of 3844

Heya,

 

Anyone wondering how they do as portable headphones, they are comfortable of course, very comfortable, but they are pretty sweet to drop down on your neck. I wear them backwards so that I can show the world that they're not typical headphones. Great for starting conversations and peaking interest in music and hifi. Just went and picked up my Chinese take out, so naturally, an opportunity to sport the SRH940's with some Regina Spektor playing.

 

940_public_2.jpg  940_public_1.jpg

 

Gives you an idea of size and fit.

 

Very best,

post #928 of 3844
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

Heya,

 

Anyone wondering how they do as portable headphones, they are comfortable of course, very comfortable, but they are pretty sweet to drop down on your neck. I wear them backwards so that I can show the world that they're not typical headphones. Great for starting conversations and peaking interest in music and hifi. Just went and picked up my Chinese take out, so naturally, an opportunity to sport the SRH940's with some Regina Spektor playing.

 

940_public_2.jpg  940_public_1.jpg

 

Gives you an idea of size and fit.

 

Very best,


Do they rotate 90 degrees in reverse (as in they rotate so that the velor ear pads face outwards)? I thought the cable is supposed to plug into the left ear piece; you seem to be wearing them so that the right ear piece is on your left so that the velor pads face towards yourself.

 

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Do they rotate 90 degrees in reverse (as in they rotate so that the velor ear pads face outwards)? I thought the cable is supposed to plug into the left ear piece; you seem to be wearing them so that the right ear piece is on your left so that the velor pads face towards yourself.

 

Heya,

 

They rotate a little more than 90 degrees with a mechanism that snaps them back to listening position (a tension rod or spring inside some where). The cups can completely flip outwards and face away from you (dunno why they allowed that, it's pointless). Re-read my post and you'll see, I wear them backwards when I'm going portable. So that's why you're seeing the cord on the `wrong' side. They're reversed. And I do that so that when I swivel the cups for resting around my neck when not listening, so that the driver is not exposed to everything (like my drink) and of course to show the backplates with the name and stuff out to the world. Plus, it's just more stylish to me, instead of black generic looking drivers facing out. I do the very same thing with my Ultrasone Pro 900's when I wear them as a portable.

 

Very best,
 

 

post #930 of 3844
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post



Heya,

 

They rotate a little more than 90 degrees with a mechanism that snaps them back to listening position (a tension rod or spring inside some where). The cups can completely flip outwards and face away from you (dunno why they allowed that, it's pointless). Re-read my post and you'll see, I wear them backwards when I'm going portable. So that's why you're seeing the cord on the `wrong' side. They're reversed. And I do that so that when I swivel the cups for resting around my neck when not listening, so that the driver is not exposed to everything (like my drink) and of course to show the backplates with the name and stuff out to the world. Plus, it's just more stylish to me, instead of black generic looking drivers facing out. I do the very same thing with my Ultrasone Pro 900's when I wear them as a portable.

 

Very best,
 

 


Okay, thanks for the confirmation. It's kind of odd how during 'normal wear' folding it makes the ear pads face away from you. I think most headphones that swivel flat have the ear pads face towards you.

 

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