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post #31 of 59
Why not just go right to the top? The differences between the Shure and the Sennh. Hd800 are less than any of those other things.
post #32 of 59
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Why not just go right to the top? The differences between the Shure and the Sennh. Hd800 are less than any of those other things.


I haven't seen a review comparing those two yet, so I am not sure how close they are.  Besides, my funds are limited and the HD800 is out of my range right now.  On another note, the K501 comparison will have to wait until more of those funds are restored as well. 

 

For now though, I still plan on comparing the SRH940(when it arrives) to the T1. 

post #33 of 59

nice review!!! i think this headphone will be mine :D ( if i don't find a hd 650) :D 

thanx a lot for this review :)

post #34 of 59

Excellent review. One of the best I ever read. I just bought some SRH940 yesterday without doing much a researching. I had read the review on Headfonia and remembered that they were doing vocal pretty well so now after reading your impression I'm looking forward to try them very much with similar to your music. I love acoustic guitar with vocal. I know you said it was amazing with female voices but I hope it does well with men too. Again Thank you and I'm looking forward for more review from you. Cheer!  

post #35 of 59

I'd be very interested in a comparison of the K501 against the SRH-940! I don't think anyone here yet owns both. I hope the SRH-940 loses badly to the K501 when it comes to female vocals. Only because that way I don't have to buy any more headphones regular_smile%20.gif To me, it seems like closed headphones are usually better for vocals. I always liked the SRH-840 for female vocals, so if this is even better, it's worth buying. I later upgraded to my DJ100 from the SRH-840 since it was even better in this area. I've found the KRK KNS-6400 great for vocals too and it's cheap. It may hold up to the SRH-940 quite well, but then again..maybe not.

 

If I get the SRH-940 someday It'll have some good competition for comparison. It may be hard going back to a closed headphone as my primary headphone. Wonder if the SRH-940's soundstage is as good as the closed D2000? Maybe larger? D2000 has a pretty good soundstage.

 

Someday I'd like to see a comparison of the top 5 best headphones (under $500!) for female vocals. Yes, it's that important for me for some reason since it's a large percentage of what I listen to.

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I hope to do a 4-way comparo between the K702s + K501 + SRH940s + T1.  I only have the T1s and the K702 right now running out of matrix m-stage.  I am expecting the SRH940s this week and the K501s next week hopefully.  Some may say that the m-stage isn't enough amp for the T1s, but it's all I've got for now. 

 

As of now the T1s are significantly better than the K702s, but there's no surprise there.  The T1s are clearer, the separation of the instruments is fantastic and the lows are quite nice.  It's funny though, I have heard that the SRH940s are better than the K702s in exactly those categories.   So, I am very interested to see how the T1s and the SRH940s sound head-to-head.



 

post #36 of 59
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So far, the SRH940 has just been the best headphone I've had so far for overall everything.


Hello there.

 

I see that the Shures are now in the "Had" section of your sig... the new HE500s have blown them away?

 

Best

 

James

post #37 of 59
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Hello there.

 

I see that the Shures are now in the "Had" section of your sig... the new HE500s have blown them away?

 

Best

 

James


Heya,

 

Virtually all my headphones are gone at this point. I won't spoil the entire thing, but, basically the SRH940 is still one of my favorites for vocals, but the simple fact that it doesn't do electronic dance music the way I want is what made/break the decision. I was going to try to use the Digizoid ZO with the SRH940 to see if I could get the sound I wanted, but at that point, I realized that it was time to keep searching for the next headphone.

 

That said, I will buy the SRH940 again. I paid full retail for mine. I can get it for $100 less at this point. So I returned the one I had since I was still in my 30 days, and will re-purchase at the lower price. And that saved $100 goes into the Digizoid ZO. Then I'll return and see if it's basically the combo that does it all for me. But until then, yea, my orthos are being listened to.

 

Very best,

 

post #38 of 59

Amazingly thorough review. Beautfully done. Somehow I missed it when it was originally posted.

 

I like your description of the highs. Yes, they are a bit bright but not tizzy. This is very important. It's a "smooth" bright but I tend to listen at a lower volume to keep the highs tame but I miss some of the bottom end by doing this. Rest of the review is pretty much the way I heard the SRH940.

 

Again, great job!

post #39 of 59
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Amazingly thorough review. Beautfully done.

 

Again, great job!


x2

 

post #40 of 59

 

hey ya'll!

 

I just got the srh 940 2 weeks ago.. I also had a chance to compare it against its smaller brother, which is the srh 440. And I also previously bought a Senheiser hd 598 and returned it the next day. The 598 seems to have a less natural sound compared to the 940. The 598's mids definitely doesn't compare to the 940. The Shures are truly clear, crisp, natural sounding.. 

 

IF YOU TRULY want to hear an EARGASM sound from the 940 listen to take 6 - grace which for some reason can't be found in youtube. But you can hear a demo of this at itunes at their "The Standard" album. Also check out "What's going on" same artist. You could definitely hear a very clear bass thumping human sound.. ;)

 

Also, if that doesn't convince ya'll and appreciate this headphone more, check out Zack Hemsey's "Mind heist" an Inception score which is found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOJqicM6x84

 

now this will blow your brains away... if this youtube version is not clear enough. download this in itunes or find a FLAC version!

that should suffice. 

 

Goodluck and happy listening ;)

post #41 of 59
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Heya,

 

Virtually all my headphones are gone at this point. I won't spoil the entire thing, but, basically the SRH940 is still one of my favorites for vocals, but the simple fact that it doesn't do electronic dance music the way I want is what made/break the decision. I was going to try to use the Digizoid ZO with the SRH940 to see if I could get the sound I wanted, but at that point, I realized that it was time to keep searching for the next headphone..

 

Very best,

 

Maybe consider the new M80 from vmoda - they seem to be tuned especially for dance music, house/trance etc.
post #42 of 59
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Maybe consider the new M80 from vmoda - they seem to be tuned especially for dance music, house/trance etc.


Heya,

 

Well, since that particular post, I've already re-purchased a SRH940, as I'm sure it will stay in my collection at this point. However, my interest in the M80 is limited. I'm not a fan, at all, of portables because they're all on-ear. I have an Audio Technica ESW9A, which is very nice, but it's not a very ruggedly built headphone, plus it's on ear (so eventually getting rid of it). Even my Grados have G-cush pads because I simply cannot tolerate on-ear.

 

So still waiting for Digizoid Zo Revision 2 to release so I can try it out on the SRH940. Even without it, I'll keep the SRH940 because it just does vocals in a manner that even my HE-500 doesn't quite sound like it, and I simply prefer hearing acoustic with female vocals (especially Ani Difranco specifically) on the SRH940.

 

Very best,

 

post #43 of 59
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post




Heya,

 

Well, since that particular post, I've already re-purchased a SRH940, as I'm sure it will stay in my collection at this point. However, my interest in the M80 is limited. I'm not a fan, at all, of portables because they're all on-ear. I have an Audio Technica ESW9A, which is very nice, but it's not a very ruggedly built headphone, plus it's on ear (so eventually getting rid of it). Even my Grados have G-cush pads because I simply cannot tolerate on-ear.

 

Very best,

 

Good you mentioned that. The M80 pinches more than the average headphone of its type. Ouch!! (not reacting to the pinching - just reacting in advance to Val boxing my ears)
post #44 of 59

great review! i would have bought the k701s as my next upgrade if not for this review. I am towards your preferences in sound signature and i have to so say this review actually saved my budget since i heard the k701s were hard to drive anyway.

post #45 of 59

They sure are. If the 940s are anything close to the 701 and easier to drive (also easier to match), they're a bargain. 

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