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post #91 of 187
I think brand loyalty is a big factor too. Shure hasn't been a big player in headphones like the other brands I mentioned, and probably a lot of people worry that they will introduce a great product like the 940, then let their customers down after that. I remember there were high expectations for the Beyerdynamic 1350, and that was a big let-down.
post #92 of 187
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I think brand loyalty is a big factor too. Shure hasn't been a big player in headphones like the other brands I mentioned, and probably a lot of people worry that they will introduce a great product like the 940, then let their customers down after that. I remember there were high expectations for the Beyerdynamic 1350, and that was a big let-down.

Yeah, when a brand try to catch a new market, it usually try to provide a good quality/price ratio , and then it declines.

 

post #93 of 187

I'm not sure I quite understand the brand loyalty argument. Are you saying people are loyal to Shure, or to other brands? An in that case I still don't get how that relates to worrying about being let down like you said.

 

On a sidenote, UPS has always been 100% on time when I order things. My 940s coming in FedEx, of course as luck would have it, got delayed another day...

post #94 of 187

I'll be interested in your impressions.

post #95 of 187
Any brand loyalty can be a barrier to understanding or appreciating another product. But then, brand loyalty is useful too, so I just note the possibilities.
post #96 of 187
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Any brand loyalty can be a barrier to understanding or appreciating another product. But then, brand loyalty is useful too, so I just note the possibilities.


Heya,

 

Brand loyalty is inconsistent. I would say if there was an objective way to really show a brand not letting quality slip, and delivering each time, it would be useful. I think, for example, HifiMAN is a close example of that. Then there's the polar opposite, Sennheiser. Sennheiser for example has a lot of people following them, their brand, because they like their headphone, but the reality is, we only like a handful of their headphones, because the majority of Sennheiser headphones are actually absolutely cheap junk. Sennheiser has flooded every price point in the market with a series of IEM/Headphones basically. And they're all pretty much junk. Yet, they have the HD595, HD598, HD600, HD650 and HD800. Most of the rest are marginal. I didn't list all the good ones, of course, but the list of bad Sennheiser is very, very long. Their list of headphone offerings is just way too large. So a Sennheiser fan who buys every Sennheiser will be a lot more disappointed with the majority of their purchases, should they actually evaluate the product for quality objectively each time.

 

Very best,

post #97 of 187
I don't really care about brand loyalty. I'll buy the best headphone for me within my budget. don't really care about brand loyalty. I'll buy the best headphone for me within my budget.
post #98 of 187

The problem I saw , is that Sennheiser headphones are too often recommended , especially for the people that come on this   forum (or other) and have no clue of what to get. The newbies get then their first headphone from Sennheiser, and begin to praise it and recommend it everywhere, even if they never listened to anything else. And we have then a "vicious circle" , newbies recommending newbies, and it's as if from some discussions , Sennheiser is the best brand of the world.

post #99 of 187

better they recommend senns vs recommending monster beats :D
 

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The problem I saw , is that Sennheiser headphones are too often recommended , especially for the people that come on this   forum (or other) and have no clue of what to get. The newbies get then their first headphone from Sennheiser, and begin to praise it and recommend it everywhere, even if they never listened to anything else. And we have then a "vicious circle" , newbies recommending newbies, and it's as if from some discussions , Sennheiser is the best brand of the world.



 

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better they recommend senns vs recommending monster beats :D
 



 

I've heard the PX 100ii and 200ii which are pretty decent for less than $100, but I also heard a 238HD at the Apple store and could not believe how awful. But I assumed brand loyalty would mean experience with the brand overall. Hard to believe anyone could be Sennheiser brand loyal based only on the worst of their product line.
post #101 of 187
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Heya,

 

Brand loyalty is inconsistent. I would say if there was an objective way to really show a brand not letting quality slip, and delivering each time, it would be useful.

 

Very best,

Snipped out the last part of the above for this: This is what I was wondering about Shure, not having experience with "the brand" so to speak. Based on most comments the 940 plays in a bigger ballpark than the price would suggest. Anyone have a feel for whether they can maintain 100 percent consistency on the 940? I know some of the cheaper headphones being sold aren't consistent.
post #102 of 187
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Snipped out the last part of the above for this: This is what I was wondering about Shure, not having experience with "the brand" so to speak. Based on most comments the 940 plays in a bigger ballpark than the price would suggest. Anyone have a feel for whether they can maintain 100 percent consistency on the 940? I know some of the cheaper headphones being sold aren't consistent.


Heya,


I actually think the SRH940 is a deviation away from Shure's typical line in that family.

 

Very best,

 

post #103 of 187
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Originally Posted by oldshoe99 View Post

I think brand loyalty is a big factor too. Shure hasn't been a big player in headphones like the other brands I mentioned, and probably a lot of people worry that they will introduce a great product like the 940, then let their customers down after that. I remember there were high expectations for the Beyerdynamic 1350, and that was a big let-down.


What let-down? There's enough people on here who love the DT1350 me included. Just because the DT1350 doesn't have an overly thumpy bass like a beats can doesn't mean it's a bad can you know.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 9/8/11 at 11:56am
post #104 of 187
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i don't think it's really a significant increase in sound quality more so then it is a boast in the treble. When you boast the treble it gives the impression of more details. Same thing occurs when you decrease bass. It does not mean it is better it just means it has boasted treble and decreased bass. Some people would still prefer more bass and less treble. I am not saying the shure srh940 is bad i just feel as though it is being over hyped due to having boasted treble for the most part. Like I said if you boast the treble it gives the impression of improved clarity when it isn't actually better.

 

 

Regarding the shure srh840 sounding like a generic studio monitor I can't tell you if that is true. But i can say that they are more then sufficient for fun use and are quite enjoyable to me and possibly to droido256 as well. At the same time though i much prefer my $99 Alessandro MS1 to them as they are brighter and give me an extra sparkle to the treble.

 

I still need to try the shure srh940 though. Only then can I make any fair judgements.
 

 


how are you making judgments about boasted treble and decreased bass when you haven't even tried them? I know this has occured with other headphones in an upline but how do you know thats the case with these?

 

Even if you did look at a frequency chart, it still doesn't always have to do with perceived sound. 

 

This was certainly not the case with the 600/650 upline or the ie6/ie8 upline. Both of those have increased bass. I don't think that trend is as big as your saying it is

 

I respected your opinion as a listener but after seeing you were developing an opinion on a headphone you never tried, i found your "judgment" a bit ridiculous.

 

Even being relatively new to Head-FI, i have quickly began to understand that you really don't know whether you will like a headphone until you actually try them on and burn them in.

 

post #105 of 187
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What let-down? There's enough people on here who love the DT1350 me included. Just because the DT1350 doesn't have an overly thumpy bass like a beats can doesn't mean it's a bad can you know.

Compared to a good reference headphone (HD800?) the 1350 has a huge hollow sound in the middle and big dip in the uppers below 10 khz. I would not characterize it as a high fidelity headphone.

But having said that, I do understand that a lot of the headphone interest here is not high fidelity, so it's not necessarily negative, depending on the context.
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