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post #1 of 19
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I'm sorry, this is probably like my 5th thread on the M50's, but I just realized that for $25 more I could've had the Shure 840's. Should I go kill myself? No I can't return the headphones.

 

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If I get an amp for $25 will it be better than the shures?

post #2 of 19

Just be happy with your M50's , the 840's are better but its not night and day. The M50 is a really good can, it was FOTM for a while and that always leads to unhappy buyers.

The new Sony ZX700 is a great buy, prefer it to the M50 and 840 (i also prefer the 440 to the 840). If you do sell the M50 i would consider them. 

 

 

 

 

post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by Bartmasta View Post

I'm sorry, this is probably like my 5th thread on the M50's, but I just realized that for $25 more I could've had the Shure 840's. Should I go kill myself? No I can't return the headphones.

 

frown.gif

 

If I get an amp for $25 will it be better than the shures?


I tried the M50's both without an amp, and then with (1st time straight out of an iPod, then with my E7).  To be fair, the E7 doesn't add a lot as an amp - but for me there was little if any benefit to be gained by amping the M50's.  I ended up buying the 840's - because their sound signature suited me better.  I haven't regretted the decision for a minute.  And the 840's sound great without an amp - but do benefit from using one.

 

If you're having doubts - why don't you put the M50's up in the FS section?  They should get snapped up really quickly - then you can get the 840's.

post #4 of 19

If you don't like the M50, I guess it's a loss. Sorry bro.

 

Try to audition the 840 too if you can. Some people I know don't like the M50 but at the same time hate the 840 due to its "boringness". Good luck finding your perfect pair though.

post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by crinacle View Post

If you don't like the M50, I guess it's a loss. Sorry bro.

 

Try to audition the 840 too if you can. Some people I know don't like the M50 but at the same time hate the 840 due to its "boringness". Good luck finding your perfect pair though.


+1 to this advice.  Also as far as comfort goes, people either lover or hate the 840.  For me it is very comfortable - can wear them for hours.  Others find they get pain from the headband.  Definitely worth trying them first before you pull the trigger.

post #6 of 19

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Originally Posted by astroid View Post

 (i also prefer the 440 to the 840)

 


 

Mhh interesting. Why?

post #7 of 19

You just got them, and you didn't even mention how you like them.

 

Don't think about what you could have had--think about what you do have.  Listen to them, go through your music collection, let them settle in for you, then think about how you feel about them.

 

Remember, comparisons only matter when you have two pairs within arm's length.  If you only want one pair, you've picked a good one that a lot of people use, enjoy, and respect.  FWIW, I really loved the Shure SRH-840 at first, but after a while I started to see the flaws.  There are a lot of people who have experienced the same thing with them. 

 

If you start second guessing yourself, it will never end.

post #8 of 19

It's just a freaking Shure SRH 840 ! Move on, brother. Keep the M50s or flip them for a loss then buy the freaking SRH 840.

 

Ever getting married,  buying a sport car or a house before?  You get over it, believe me,

post #9 of 19


Thought the bass was overcooked on the 840, too much imo, made the mids sound more recessed than the 440.
 

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Mhh interesting. Why?



 

post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 


 

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Originally Posted by joelpearce View Post

You just got them, and you didn't even mention how you like them.

 

Don't think about what you could have had--think about what you do have.  Listen to them, go through your music collection, let them settle in for you, then think about how you feel about them.

 

Remember, comparisons only matter when you have two pairs within arm's length.  If you only want one pair, you've picked a good one that a lot of people use, enjoy, and respect.  FWIW, I really loved the Shure SRH-840 at first, but after a while I started to see the flaws.  There are a lot of people who have experienced the same thing with them. 

 

If you start second guessing yourself, it will never end.


Thanks for the reply, you really changed my mind. gs1000.gif

 

I am actually enjoying the M50's. They are still burning in and and I am constantly EQing them so they are sounding better and better. I just felt that I should've got the 840's cause that's what people were saying - though it's possible I would dislike them as well.

 

As a side note: does anyone know how to EQ the M50's well for bringing out the vocals more?

 

post #11 of 19

Buy Shure 840 pads and put them on your M50s.  BAM totally new headphone! biggrin.gif

post #12 of 19

Suppose you did buy the SRH840. Then you would have started this exact same thread saying:

 

"...but I just realized that for (this much) more I could've had the (fill in the blank)"

 

The "want" disease is something that will always exist, no matter what you buy. So let it dissolve, and enjoy the moment, or you'll never be happy.

post #13 of 19
What is it exactly that you don't like about your new headphones? Try to be as detailed as possible and I'll try my best to tell you if the SRH840's would remedy it or you would have another case of buyers remorse.
post #14 of 19
I'd have buyer's remorse with the M50, too. biggrin.gif

If you don't like them, sell and move on. There are a lot of headphones out there.

Don't waste time with something you don't love.
post #15 of 19
My buyers remorse with the M50 was so bad, I didn't even bother to sell them I just gave them to my little cousin because I couldn't be bothered.
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