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post #2026 of 2035
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post


In my personal opinion, I'd say no. The two sound quite similar. The 1840 is a little brighter, and the HD600 has more mid bass - but tonally they are very similar. The Shure would be slightly ahead on imaging. The Senn sounds a little more natural / true to life.

Also the HD600 is more comfortable for me. I found the two ridges on the 1840 headband to sometimes become uncomfortable after a few hours.

If I was ever rebuying though and found both at similar pricing, I'd probably go with the Shure. But given current pricing, the Senn is my choice every time.


How is the "clarity" and "definition" of the HD600 vs Shure SRH 1840? 

post #2027 of 2035
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How is the "clarity" and "definition" of the HD600 vs Shure SRH 1840? 

The 1840 will appear clearer because it does have a brighter presentation. Both have similar transparency / detail.
post #2028 of 2035
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The 1840 will appear clearer because it does have a brighter presentation. Both have similar transparency / detail.


Many thanks for the comparison. I'll keep the Shure SRH 1840 then. 

post #2029 of 2035
If you can borrow one (HD600), it's a good idea to compare the two side by side. Previous comments were all based on me doing exactly that. It was very much a fun exercise smily_headphones1.gif
post #2030 of 2035

Does anyone else their Shure SRH 1840 sound grainy sometimes? 

 

edit: Never mind, I shouldn't use the Shure SRH 1840 directly into the iPad Air 2. If I use the Chord Hugo, most of the grain is gone. 


Edited by ubs28 - 1/12/15 at 12:31pm
post #2031 of 2035

Never heard any "graininess" through mine.

post #2032 of 2035
Do any of you guys like the 1440? And how much of a difference is there between the 1440 and the 1840, I am planning on buying a 1440 this weekend. But I am interested on what you guys think.
post #2033 of 2035
As ever, late to the party, but picked up a pair of 1840s today... Interesting compared to the 846...
post #2034 of 2035

I am considering the SRH1440.

I am not expert. But I do love quality audio.

I will tell you what I like and dislike about my current headphones.

I love the mids(specially warmth) on the HD 598. simply superb. I wonder if the 1440's have the same warmth and lushness in their mids.

Also, the 598's bass quantity was perfect for me. but the quality was meh. the bass was a lil loose.

do the 1440's have the same bass quantity with more quality? one more thing,  I might not like the bass to be lighter than the 598 or my Grado 60i.

another amazing thing about the 598's was their soundstage.  very spacious and airy. do the Shures have the same soundstage?

Also, I am a fan of airy treble without it being too bright. I dislike the treble on the 990's for the exact same reason. sibilant. I don't mind bright sonic signature but it shouldn't cross the limits like the 990's have i think.

Anyway, is the treble airy enough or atleast airier than my 598's treble and not as sibilant as the 990s?

in short, im looking for a warm signature( not too warm) with airy highs and sufficient bass.

Can someone please answer these questions? I am dead set on buying the srh 1440's :)


Edited by xoriac - 2/21/15 at 12:12am
post #2035 of 2035

1440's are a few steps ahead of 598 for sure. You will not get boom bass but you will get impactful bass. Mids are amazing, treble is excellent. It is a very true to the core music joy. No skews to a specific side, what the music provides you hear it. These phones are not really warm though, if you are after warm signature, probably not the right one. Meanwhile when I had my 598s and I compared them to Grado SR80i, I didn't find much of a difference so I returned the 598s. I find 1440 a few steps ahead of the Grados.

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