All I can say is the velour pads are AMAZING. Oh and they sound great >.> Warm, with good bass extension and to-die-for mids. Highs are perfect, maybe a tad bright
Recent Images In This Thread
Related Forum Threads
- Portability, sound quality, comfort - impossible in one pair of cans? Last post on 6/24/12 at 6:16am in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors
- The Comfy & Unusual Suspects at $300 and Less Suggestions? Last post on 6/12/12 at 7:34am in Headphones (full-size)
- Shure SRH940 only given 3.5 stars in HeadRoom review? Last post on 12/4/11 at 6:25pm in Headphones (full-size)
- Help me pick my next Headphones! Last post on 10/24/11 at 10:40am in Headphones (full-size)
- Anyone else actually prefer the Shure SRH940s over their younger brother 840s? Last post on 12/11/11 at 9:25am in Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi Buying Guide (Over-Ear Headphones)
Last edited: 1/18/16
- Headphone ImpedanceLast edited: 8/18/12
- Buying Guide Headphones By Price RangeLast edited: 10/26/12
- A Hopefully Helpful Headphone Buying Guide For Newbies By BoomanaLast edited: 1/6/13
This is my review originally posted on http://www.earphonia.com/2016/10/24/ibasso-it03-review/ I was honoured to be approached by iBasso with their first venture into IEM territory and they...
This is my review originally posted on http://www.earphonia.com/2016/10/24/jomo-samba-pro-audio-ciem-review/ Jomo Audio is a Singapore local company that crafts in ear earphones that sound and...
Elephone Whisper Noise Cancelling Earphone Quick Review by mark2410 Thanks to GearBest for the sample. Full review...
Disclaimer: These headphones were sent to me thanks to the Oppo loaner program. They have since been returned and sent to the next reviewer. Want a headphone that sounds excellent, is easy...
Introduction: Unfamiliar Territory A couple of years ago, I was telling my father-in-law about my audio and music hobby. He asked me if the equipment I had was made by "Pioneer, Sony" or...
Shure SRH-940 Reviews and Appreciation Thread - Page 12post #166 of 19210/6/12 at 2:03pm
Head-Fi's Best Sellerspost #167 of 19210/6/12 at 3:58pmQuote:
Great, they do not sound completely unbalanced , as if there was a high pass filter, unlike what some are implying.
By the way, the sensitivity of srh940 to headband position is confirmed by measurements.
If you look at innerfidelity , they show for frequency response "Bottom - Raw Data for Five Headphone Positions" and there's a gap of at least 5db on the bass region which is enormous IMHO.
But the graph doesn't confirm that the high can be less aggressive though:post #168 of 19210/6/12 at 11:23pmI stopped using the velour earpads. They got too hot for me (when I'm outside). I'm currently using pleather memory foam pads from my Corsair H50 gaming headset. They fit perfectly. The sound didn't change much. There wasn't any added bass or isolation, but I'm always in a loud environment at work, so I can't tell the difference.
I do feel like I will break the folding joint/arm in the future and thinking about remaking it in metal for durability.post #169 of 19210/7/12 at 7:54am
Since this is a reviews thread, I will post up my review. Since everyone said everything there is to be said about sound quality and since I am not as knowledgable as the average headfi-er, I will talk about the practical aspects and the build quality of the SRH-940.
When you first open the package, the impression you get is that this is a premium product.
Carry case, velour pads, subtle and sophisticated design. And it it. You can really feel the quality of this headphone, from the [insert your favourite phrase] sound to the removable bayonet lug jack( only if the ATH-M50s had this feature...). The headphone feels solid.
Even with the crown of death(mild headaches after long use) as some people call it, with the bumps in the headband pressing down on my head and forcing me to use the headphone with the headband extended to maximum length, it is still ridiculously comfortable. I would recommend it n build quality alone.
Except for the fact that my SRH-940's headband broke near the swivel cup. Snap, when I was trying to adjust the headband whilst walking, with one hand, without paying much attention. I do admit I was a bit careless but I'm sure there are quite a number of people who would buy the Shure SRH-940 expecting it to be a brick( It certainly looks the part).When you look at the headphone and feel it, it feels quite solid(except for the retractable portion of the headband as I noticed after breking it) but the adjustable headband is a letdown. It is made with cheap, semi transcluent, brittle plastic, reinforced by a metal insert(cannot tell which metal as I haven't been able to take it out), and a more flexible plastic strip on which the wire is attached.
For me, I always enjoyed the sound of the SRH-940s and used them pretty much everywhere(the one hour train/bus ride to university is so much more enjoyable with proper music), and expected the SRH940s to be able to withstand some serious abuse seeing that every other part of the headphone is designed for durability in mind, and having it break on me was such an annoyance. Luckily though, Shure seems to have great warranty policy, so I will be able to send it back for repairs.
I am posting this because one of the main reasons I bought a SRH940 was because I destroyed my ATH M50s by pulling the cord and bought the SRH940 in the hopes that this headphone will last a bit longer. While it is a great headphone, a few minor issues that any prospective buyer should be aware of, lest they see(or hear as in my case) their precious headphone snap out of action on an unsuspecting day.post #170 of 19210/7/12 at 9:15amQuote:Originally Posted by LurkAr
I destroyed my ATH M50s by pulling the cord and bought the SRH940 in the hopes that this headphone will last a bit longer. While it is a great headphone, a few minor issues that any prospective buyer should be aware of, lest they see(or hear as in my case) their precious headphone snap out of action on an unsuspecting day.
Read this thread , if you haven't yet:
Personally there's two things that do not add up well:
- the srh940 sound is controversial. My out of box experience was disappointing,
but I learned to enjoy them when I realized that some factor such like headband position could have great impact on sound.
- their build quality sucks. Hey my hd595 lasted at least two year before that any crack appear. I've barely used the seh940 in comparison.post #171 of 19212/4/12 at 5:22pmpost #172 of 19212/4/12 at 7:26pmQuote:
The srh940 pads are compatible with srh840 and srh1840. Most likely with srh440 too.post #173 of 19212/4/12 at 7:44pmpost #174 of 1922/10/13 at 10:18pm
How many others are having their Shure SRH series(840 and 940) cracked?
Wanting to pull the trigger but this is always bothering me since I don really want to buy something and have to deal with Customer service...post #175 of 1922/10/13 at 10:46pmpost #176 of 1922/11/13 at 12:03amQuote:
Haven't heard a lot of complaints about the SRH840 cracking. I had mine for a long time and they were really built like a tank. It's one headphone that I really do think I will buy again. The SRH940 on the other hand - lots of reports of them cracking .....post #177 of 1922/11/13 at 12:56amQuote:
Hey, thx again for the info. Much appreciated. I'll go check those out soon.post #178 of 1922/21/13 at 7:18pmpost #179 of 1922/21/13 at 9:19pmQuote:
Mine cracks! I also see many of demo unit of 940/750s at retail shops having small crack lines. Mine is the 840 but very minor and I applied super glue to stop further cracking and seems to be alright.
Edited by whoelse - 2/21/13 at 9:21pm
- Shure SRH-940 Reviews and Appreciation Thread
Head-Fi's Best Sellers
- Headphone Impedance
- › Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread 40 seconds ago
- › Sennheiser HD650 Impressions Thread 47 seconds ago
- › Official HIFIMAN HE1000 Impressions Thread 50 seconds ago
- › B&O H7 Bluetooth Discussion and Impressions 1 minute ago
- › Music City Meet, 6th Edition -- Nashville, TN -- Fall 2016 (October... 1 minute ago
- › Feliks Audio Elise Impressions Thread – a New Start (please read... 3 minutes ago
- › PLEASE help me pick a DAC 3 minutes ago
- › Campfire Audio Vega (and Dorado and Lyra II) - Head-Fi TV 6 minutes ago
- › New member first thread. 6 minutes ago
- › Found a service that will Convert my SACD collection to DSD 9 minutes ago
- › iBasso IT03 by sonickarma
- › Jomo Audio Samba Pro CIEM by sonickarma
- › Elephone Whisper by mark2410
- › OPPO PM-1 by maxh22
- › iBasso Audio DX80 High Resolution Audio Player by rebbi
- › 1MORE Capsule Dual Driver In-Ear Headphones with In-line Microphone... by B9Scrambler
- › RHA MA750i by High-End-Addict
- › Hidizs AP60 HiFi Mini Bluetooth Lossless MP3 Portable Music Player... by HiFiChris
- › 64 Audio U10 by Brooko
- › FiiO X1-II High Resolution Lossless Music Player (2nd Generation)... by noobandroid
- › Flawless Album Suggestions
- › The Audiophile Scene in a Third World Country...
- › Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide,...
- › Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide,...
- › Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide:...
- › Chord Mojo FAQ
- › Head-Fi Logo Gear
- › All about iPod Touch 6G as digital transport
- › List of major HiFiMan HE1000 reviews,...
- › Can I change my user name? Can I delete my...