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post #16 of 28
Mine were preowned, not sure how many hours of listening is on them already but I probably clocked in an additional 10 this weekend. If the sound changes I'll update my impressions.
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Originally Posted by mrpink44 View Post

Hexidecimal - glad you are enjoying them. As my post mentioned, I received these on Friday and have had them over the weekend. Have you noticed changes as you're burned them in. I was reading another thread and numerous posters reported around 100 hours of burn in was needed. I had a busy weekend so still only have 4 hours of listening on mine, but will get another 8 today at work :-)

 

Just curious if you've noticed changes from right out of the box?

post #17 of 28

definitely some solid cans.  Ive had mine for quite a while now.  I've moved on to other things and from time to time have thoughts of selling them, but everytime i put them on i realize i still love them and they still have something to offer in the face of more expensive headphones.

 

i currently have them on loan to a friend who i had offered to sell them too but honestly im hoping he doesn't take me up on it.

post #18 of 28

Long time since i have seen an 840 thread around. The 840 used to be mentioned everywhere. These are great headphones but i agree with all who mention strident highs. It was my only complaint with them. But now i have heard grados and the 840s no longer sound harsh.

post #19 of 28
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Mm I found the highs annoying as well... Combined with the lack of bass they sounded a bit "tinny" to me.... but then I am a bit of a basshead... Well not a full on bass head but I dont like listening to music on a system with a lacking low end. The bass was very detailed and well textured however although a bit lacking in weight and presence.

post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

Mm I found the highs annoying as well... Combined with the lack of bass they sounded a bit "tinny" to me.... but then I am a bit of a basshead... Well not a full on bass head but I dont like listening to music on a system with a lacking low end. The bass was very detailed and well textured however although a bit lacking in weight and presence.



Wait you found these lacked bass? Were you listening to bassy music? I listen to heavy metal and metal is quite bassy. These have so much bass that it overpowers the other frequencies. You sir must be tone deaf.

post #21 of 28
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Nope I am not tone deaf I just like warm sounding headphones with good lower bass - The shures have a mid bass hump but very little lower bass.

post #22 of 28
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Nope I am not tone deaf I just like warm sounding headphones with good lower bass - The shures have a mid bass hump but very little lower bass.



Fair enough.

post #23 of 28

Just completely curious, how do these fare for prog rock? I'm tempted to buy a pair of these come next pay and I've heard mixed things about them.

post #24 of 28
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Just completely curious, how do these fare for prog rock? I'm tempted to buy a pair of these come next pay and I've heard mixed things about them.



They do wonders for progressive rock. They sound better then my Grado's for that genre IMO.

post #25 of 28
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Just completely curious, how do these fare for prog rock? I'm tempted to buy a pair of these come next pay and I've heard mixed things about them.



Depends on your personal sound preferences.... If you like excellent detail and microdetails along with very accurate and clear sound then the Shures would be best If you like warmer sounding headphones with a more sort of "hifi" sound then I would reccomend the Denon D2000.

post #26 of 28

Well, before I do pull the trigger, I know it seems odd asking for recomendations based on a specific band, but Pink Floyd and Rush make up a rather large part of my play lists. How well do they sound with these?

post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by ibage View Post

Well, before I do pull the trigger, I know it seems odd asking for recomendations based on a specific band, but Pink Floyd and Rush make up a rather large part of my play lists. How well do they sound with these?



Phenomenal. I listen to those periodically and they sound good.

post #28 of 28

Why do people always do that around here? Compare a $100-200 phone to the D2000 which are $350? In this case they are more than twice as much as the 840s, if anything you should compare with the D1100.

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