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post #46 of 64
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i don't know if it's a placebo effect but i find my ipod touch puts out the best sound quality of all my devices. my shure srh840 sounds best amped out of my ipod touch.

post #47 of 64

I'm sorry but I just completely disagree with what you said about durability and sibilance.  The SRH840's are built like a tank compared to most headphones, and they're pretty smooth if you use good quality source files.

post #48 of 64
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I'm sorry but I just completely disagree with what you said about durability and sibilance.  The SRH840's are built like a tank compared to most headphones, and they're pretty smooth if you use good quality source files.



yes i do agree with you. after owning them for 4 months i have come to the conclusion that they are not very sibilant unless the track is recorded poorly and are smooth if you give it a proper source. durability wise i think they are pretty good and i can't see them breaking without serious abuse but the fact they are made of plastic worries me a little. i think they are fantastic for the price however and shures warranty is top notch apparently.

post #49 of 64

You're going from 840's to legit metalhead cans? (okay, not as legit as sr60's, but still...) Those Shure's are going to sound like honey. biggrin.gif

 

 

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You're going from 840's to legit metalhead cans? (okay, not as legit as sr60's, but still...) Those Shure's are going to sound like honey. biggrin.gif

 

 


 

do you mean that in a good or a bad way?

 

 


Edited by bcasey25raptor - 6/18/11 at 12:23pm
post #51 of 64
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Originally Posted by 200poundsofamp View Post

You're going from 840's to legit metalhead cans? (okay, not as legit as sr60's, but still...) Those Shure's are going to sound like honey. biggrin.gif

 

 


thats why i bought them.

 

post #52 of 64

Neither, they're just absolute opposites, in other words a good choice. Although I guess those aren't typical shouty Grados, so they won't offer a full on assault on the senses basshead.gif

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do you mean that in a good or a bad way?

 

 



 

post #53 of 64
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Neither, they're just absolute opposites, in other words a good choice. Although I guess those aren't typical shouty Grados, so they won't offer a full on assault on the senses basshead.gif



 



i look forward to trying out my alessandro ms1. also when my fiio e7 comes i will add onto the review what they sound like out of a fiio e7. keep on eye out for this review.

post #54 of 64
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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.



then my pair is broken because when i have a bad recording i hear it. and low bitrates are even worse.

post #55 of 64
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update i received my fiio e7 today. for the most part the harshness has disappeared. money well spent. i will post again after a more thorough listen.

post #56 of 64

Did you get a LOD for your iPod as well Casey?  I find that using the line-out rather than the headphone-out also makes quite a difference.  It pairs nicely with the SRH840 doesn't it :)

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Did you get a LOD for your iPod as well Casey?  I find that using the line-out rather than the headphone-out also makes quite a difference.  It pairs nicely with the SRH840 doesn't it :)



yes i have a fiio l3 for my ipod. it does much better then before. but now my ipod looks like a bomb.

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yes i have a fiio l3 for my ipod. it does much better then before. but now my ipod looks like a bomb.


 

update: actually it doesn't change the sound at all other then remove static. the fiio e7 isn't worth the $100 i spent on it.

post #59 of 64
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update: actually it doesn't change the sound at all other then remove static. the fiio e7 isn't worth the $100 i spent on it.


It's not supposed to "change the sound" - and removing the static is exactly the idea.  It's strength is as as a (reasonably) transparent DAC to give you a cleaner signal.

 

post #60 of 64
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It's not supposed to change the sound - and removing the static is exactly the idea.  It's strength is as as a (reasonably) transparent DAC to give you a cleaner signal.

 


i was under the impression it would improve sound quality over onboard but i feel the opposite has occurred.

 

if it's job was only to remove static then an amplifier fed through i lod would do the trick.

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