you know, i've been on this forum for 2.5 years...
and somehow i've skated along here without ruffling any feathers.
never shared any wildly divergent view on anything.
well, my experience with the SRH1840 has pushed me towards a conclusion that i simply can't ignore any longer.
That these are the BEST IMAGING and BEST SEPARATING headphones i've ever heard.
and, in order to ruffle the maximum amount of feathers, i must add that this characterization of the SRH1840 comes after much experience with many flagship headphones.
Hey - they are all good! and all have things i like about them!
The HD800, the T1, the HE-6, the LCD-2, the Edition 8, the D7000, the K701, the list goes on...
But, i can't ignore what i hear.
The SRH1840, to my ears, pulls instruments out into separate points in space. each instrument, and especially well-centered vocals, are so separate that i can follow them with more precision. yes, more so than with any other headphone i've had the pleasure of listening to.
are there things the SRH1840 falls behind in?
of course. It's not perfect by any means. it is a tad revealing for my taste. but i think this is what you get - the slight focus on higher frequencies is the price you pay for the retreaval of ambient information that the ear needs to separate sonic elements...
they are a little shy in the bass for my tastes. but that seems to have improved since day 1. to the point now that it's maybe only 5% less than ideal.
the bass is a tad loose, and not as textured or as tight as some of the other flagships.
well, that's all for now.
you can now move me over into the corner along with all the crazies.