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my audio nirvana has been realized. my school has wicked sound cards in the computers so i tried my shure srh840 with them on those computers and all the harshness disappeared.  also i could tell the difference between youtube and 320kbps better as youtube no matter what song sounded dull in comparison. seriously these cans are freaking amazing when given a proper source. the difference was night and day between my ipod classic/laptop and the school computers. if the fiio e7 gives me this same sensation i am sold and may not need new headphones for a long time. i now realize why these are considered top of the line for the price. if i ever say anything bad about these it is because i am stuck with my laptop and ipod's sound quality for a while more. i can't wait to get a fiio e7.


I agree whole heartedly.  It sounds absolutely fantastic out of my E9.  So much so that I feel like I found my go to closed headphone of choice.

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Any pictures Casey? Loved the reivew, thanks


 



 

All right, you guys convinced me. I have the 750DJ returned the second time and I have ordered  the SRH840 and the M50s. 

 

Why the hell do I need these HPs while I have some still not fully burn-in yet?  Evil place. 

 

 

 


 

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I agree whole heartedly.  It sounds absolutely fantastic out of my E9.  So much so that I feel like I found my go to closed headphone of choice.



 

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All right, you guys convinced me. I have the 750DJ returned the second time and I have ordered  the SRH840 and the M50s. 

 

Why the hell do I need these HPs while I have some still not fully burn-in yet?  Evil place. 

 

 

 


 



 


 

i hope you enjoy them. they sound amazing to me when paired with a proper source.

 

oh and make sure you try the 840 pads on your 440s


Edited by bcasey25raptor - 5/31/11 at 7:58pm
post #19 of 64

I picked these up for 125$, still waiting for them to show up. If anyone can give a verdict on if the e7 will make them sound much better please follow up and let me know :). I was considering getting one (but not until my headphones SHOW UP).

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Are these any better then their big brother the SRH940?

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ive had a pair for about a year now.  The only thing i  really disagree with is the part about them being revealing.  To my ears they do more for making anything sound good, as apposed to my beyers, which points a big noisy sign right at any sound/recording flaw.

 

but i remember noticing that it went away with the addition of a gooddecent dac. 

 

i live the review.

 

 

and yes, they take to power very nicely.

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Are these any better then their big brother the SRH940?


The only thing about the 840's that's superior to the 940's is the price.

By the way, I congratulate you for a great review and finally coming to your senses! Hehe smily_headphones1.gif
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Are these any better then their big brother the SRH940?



i think the srh940 has more treble and has less bass.

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i think the srh940 has more treble and has less bass.


That is quite a generalized statement. They have a much larger soundstage, much smoother midrange, more detailed highs and more treble presence, not to mention extension. The thing with the 940's is that if it's in the song, you will hear it and not just a bit of it, but every last atom of detail. The 840's leave out some things for an overall warmer presentation.. As for the bass, they have much more extension than the 840's but less MIDbass, which would make then sound at first like they have less bass because it's less apparent upon first listen. The 940's are superior to the 840's in every way though, especially when it comes to refinement, build quality, comfort and overall sound quality, as subjective as that may be.
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i think the srh940 has more treble and has less bass.




That is quite a generalized statement. They have a much larger soundstage, much smoother midrange, more detailed highs and more treble presence, not to mention extension. The thing with the 940's is that if it's in the song, you will hear it and not just a bit of it, but every last atom of detail. The 840's leave out some things for an overall warmer presentation.. As for the bass, they have much more extension than the 840's but less MIDbass, which would make then sound at first like they have less bass because it's less apparent upon first listen. The 940's are superior to the 840's in every way though, especially when it comes to refinement, build quality, comfort and overall sound quality, as subjective as that may be.

it's to be expected when its the new flagship for the shure srh series of headphones. thats definitely not to say the srh840 is mediocre though. infact far from it. but all this talk about the 940s makes me want to audition them even more.
 

 

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it's to be expected when its the new flagship for the shure srh series of headphones. thats definitely not to say the srh840 is mediocre though. infact far from it. but all this talk about the 940s makes me want to audition them even more.
 

 


If you lived closer I'd say come over and check them out lol. The 840's couldn't be further from mediocre, they're still one of my favorite pairs of headphones in the world.
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it's to be expected when its the new flagship for the shure srh series of headphones. thats definitely not to say the srh840 is mediocre though. infact far from it. but all this talk about the 940s makes me want to audition them even more.
 

 




If you lived closer I'd say come over and check them out lol. The 840's couldn't be further from mediocre, they're still one of my favorite pairs of headphones in the world.


ya to bad we are in 2 separate countries. oh well canada is awesome.

 

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That is quite a generalized statement. They have a much larger soundstage, much smoother midrange, more detailed highs and more treble presence, not to mention extension. The thing with the 940's is that if it's in the song, you will hear it and not just a bit of it, but every last atom of detail. The 840's leave out some things for an overall warmer presentation.. As for the bass, they have much more extension than the 840's but less MIDbass, which would make then sound at first like they have less bass because it's less apparent upon first listen. The 940's are superior to the 840's in every way though, especially when it comes to refinement, build quality, comfort and overall sound quality, as subjective as that may be.


 

Wait.  You're saying the 940 is even more detailed than the 840?!  I didn't think it was possible.  I tell ya, Shure really knows what they're doing.

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Wait.  You're saying the 940 is even more detailed than the 840?!  I didn't think it was possible.  I tell ya, Shure really knows what they're doing.



shure has an 80 or so year reputation to uphold, of course they know what they are doing.

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Wait.  You're saying the 940 is even more detailed than the 840?!  I didn't think it was possible.  I tell ya, Shure really knows what they're doing.


Without a doubt they are infinitely more detailed. Whenever I listen to my 840's now I always feel like I'm missing something. I think they're going up for sale soon, I just don't realistically ever see myself grabbing them over 940's.
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