Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Shure SRH1840 and SRH1440 Unveiled!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Shure SRH1840 and SRH1440 Unveiled! - Page 126

post #1876 of 2023
I think that my amp is pretty good, and my source isn't too shabby either. My Gilmore based amp isn't exactly considered weak and dynamically lacking. To me, the 1840 is "lifeless" because frequency response is flat from 50Hz to the upper mids, but slightly elevated at 1KHz and above, yet there is absolutely no impact anywhere. Bass is similar to IEMs like the ER-4P and single-driver Shures, flat and relatively detailed but having no authority whatsover. Even the bass-light K1000 is far more satisfying because of its mid-bass thump.  

For rock, this is "lifeless." No amp on the planet will add impact to the bass or sparkle to the upper registers. A very thick sounding tube amp should provide more "flesh" to the mids, but there would still be no impact anywhere. I can live with thin (K1000) if everything else is stellar. The brochure seems to suggest that driver cups are constucted of metal, but they definitely feel like plastic to me. No plastic should be used on a $700 headphone unless it's a very minor part (like the ring that holds the earpads to the housing on the D5000/7000).  
post #1877 of 2023

Not all plastic is treated equally.

 

I'd prefer some plastics to metal or wood.  Just saying
 

post #1878 of 2023

So by looking at their model number soon there will be a SRH1940?

post #1879 of 2023

The cups don't feel like high grade plastic. Shure should have used the same material as the headband adjustment, but that would have been more expensive to manufacture than a simple plastic mould. For comparison, the DT880's cups are of much higher quality.

post #1880 of 2023
Interesting how these phones were initially highly praised in both amature and pro reviews (1840/1440) and compared to more expensive phones and now it's turned into an orgy of trash talking. Like someone yelled "witch" and now everyone's like "burn".

I'm joking but at the same time it's kind of like that.

Joshua
post #1881 of 2023

Honeymoon effect and when we first own something, we like to feel that we had make the right decision?

post #1882 of 2023
I still have my SRH-1440 and enjoy their sound alot. Infact I still have my 940 as well. But I do wish the 1440 drivers were in the 1840 frame...
post #1883 of 2023
Quote:
Originally Posted by AzraelDarkangel View Post

Interesting how these phones were initially highly praised in both amature and pro reviews (1840/1440) and compared to more expensive phones and now it's turned into an orgy of trash talking. Like someone yelled "witch" and now everyone's like "burn".

I'm joking but at the same time it's kind of like that.

Joshua


It's a FotM thing. Same thing usually happens with other gear. I remember when the K701 was praised as the greatest in the world, a true successor to the K1000. These days, I think that the 701 is a bit underrated. 

 

The 1840 is a good headphone if priced in the same range as the HD650 was.

post #1884 of 2023
Quote:
Originally Posted by AzraelDarkangel View Post

Interesting how these phones were initially highly praised in both amature and pro reviews (1840/1440) and compared to more expensive phones and now it's turned into an orgy of trash talking. Like someone yelled "witch" and now everyone's like "burn".

I'm joking but at the same time it's kind of like that.

Joshua

they were? People like Jude, Tyll, and others were pretty consistent from the start. Then came purrin's crowd who pointed out the several flaws despite the near-flagship pricetag and called it low-fi stuff... Hence the controversy.


Edited by viralcow - 2/1/13 at 8:30am
post #1885 of 2023
Personally been looking at the 1440 more than the 1840. Both are some of Dale Thorn's favorite phones. All the Amazon reviews are super positive too. I personally think alot of the super flagship phones are overpriced regardless of brand.

Concerning the distortion issue, I recall people saying the Shures can sound "hard" at higher volume. I wonder if that's directly related to the higher distortion.

One thing that impresses me about the Shure's is the super fast settling time and smooth and even waterfall response. I've been looking at the goldenears site.

Joshua.
post #1886 of 2023
Measurements are only half the equation. I always take them seriously because they're objective and tangible, but they tell only half the story. Having said that, I seem to hear the same frequency response as measured by Headroom, and I try to avoid cans that are too unbalanced because I consider them to be high-risk (probably won't like them if too dark or too bright). But I wouldn't take anything that Headroom says seriously. Their opinions are understandably biased.
post #1887 of 2023
Quote:
Originally Posted by AzraelDarkangel View Post

One thing that impresses me about the Shure's is the super fast settling time and smooth and even waterfall response. I've been looking at the goldenears site.

Joshua.

 

Yeah, seems ideal for monitoring and mastering. There is plenty of detail and resolution too. It sounds very transparent to me. 

post #1888 of 2023
Quote:
Originally Posted by viralcow View Post

they were? People like Jude, Tyll, and others were pretty consistent from the start. Then came purrin's crowd who pointed out the several flaws despite the near-flagship pricetag and called it low-fi stuff... Hence the controversy.

 

 

I think I've consistently said I didn't like either of them right from the start.

post #1889 of 2023
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post

 

 

I think I've consistently said I didn't like either of them right from the start.

right. Jude wasn't very enthusiastic about them, either.

post #1890 of 2023

Right now listening to some Megadeth with the 1440s and I am pretty happy with them, they are very well presented, and sound exactly right.

These phones are not for those who are looking for "fun" factor, they are extremely neutral, and imo for the music I listen to it is how they should sound. 

Now with the "The Conjuring" I can hear the amazing base line, which for this song is so prominent, and these phones don't disappoint me at all, none whatsoever, drums, guitars, vocals, everything is right. Yes you feel like you are in the studio and listening to music as it is coming out of the mixer not with added effects of whatever.

 

But I did not pay MSRP, so I can not say if they are worth $400 or not, as I never paid $400 for headphones.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Shure SRH1840 and SRH1440 Unveiled!