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post #2041 of 2048
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Originally Posted by jkorten View Post
 

Lenin,

 

Don't listen to people who tell you there are "non-linearities" or "harmonic distortions" because these measurements are made using non-realistic means (a dummy head with uncertain coupling).

 

And I can't imagine any transducer that doesn't have "harmonic distortions" and "non-linearities".

 

You have to listen to them to determine if they sound good to you. I have headphones that cost $120 to headphones that cost $1500. They sound different, and I use them for different purposes. Is one the best? No, it depends on why I'm using them. Do I need acoustic isolation? Do I want full frequency response while loud? Do I want transparency even if I have to play the headphones softly?

 

So find somebody who has the ones you are considering and listen to them. The 1840s are at least as good as the Sennheiser 650's. I find them more comfortable, and more honestly balanced. But you need to decide. It is all taste with headphones in my opinion. Yes there are certain types that are remarkably real like the in ear shure headphones SE425 that sound amazingly truthful, but you can't use these kind of headphones in all situations. If you are monitoring during a recording session, you may need acoustic isolation in a pair you can remove quickly like the shure 940. You may want the best fidelity Shure 1840. Try each and see what you like.

 

Jerry

No, it's still a flaw. Whether you hear it or not, or if you do hear it, whether you care or not, is entirely up to the person. Measurements are measurements: they aren't unrealistic nor realistic: they simply 'are'. What InnerFidelity shows is above-average THD. Personally, I don't really hear it, so I don't particularly care for it.

Main problem about your comparison with the 1840's and 650's is that they're pretty much the polar opposite. 1840 is bright, 650 is dark. The 1840 (and less so, the 1440) are excellent for critical music applications, but for me, anything besides that, and there's much better cans to consider.

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Originally Posted by Lenin Reddy View Post

Guys is there any harmonic distortions on SRH 1440. Innerfedility graph shows distortions in the curve .

Do SRH 1440 have many harmonic distortions like depicted in the graph?

Some one told me all I couldbhear is distortions in SRH 1440 is that true ?
Is the trebble harsh in SRH1440 ?
I'm going to buy SRH 1440 ,though Im a basshead , wanna see i may love mids treble in SRH 1440 .


Can I boost the bass in SRH 1440 through an EQ or does it make bass bloated ?

Any suggestions to improve bass on SRH1440 is appreciated like through fiio amps (Fiio E07k , bass adjustments )

If you're a basshead, avoid the SRH1440/1840. It's even less bassy than the HD600 for me. If you've already purchased it, your only option is EQ-ing.

 

This is assuming that the only variable that's changed is the headphone, of course.


Edited by dazzerfong - 6/8/15 at 11:40pm
post #2042 of 2048
Guys I bought HD650 instead .Thank you all for your support and guidance. I have no amp though but that will be a future purchase.
Edited by Lenin Reddy - 6/8/15 at 11:47pm
post #2043 of 2048
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Originally Posted by Lenin Reddy View Post

Guys I bought HD650 instead .Thank you all for your support and guidance. I have no amp though but that will be a future purchase.

Good choice: I reckon the HD650 would be the perfect compromise (given your price range) between bass and detail. The other option would be the Phillips X2. BTW, you most definitely need an amp for this: those 300 ohms makes power transfer tricky for normal devices.

post #2044 of 2048
Phillips X2s aren't available here .So went ahead with HD650 instead . could anyone suggest a budget amp (100$)

Which of the below is the best
Bravo V2
Fiio E11k2
Jds labs Cmoy
PA2V2
post #2045 of 2048

Dazzerfong - be careful, the THD measurements depend on how the speaker system is loaded. The headphone is tuned to being worn on a biological system, with an ear canal, and an interactive eardrum. The measurement system is not. Therefore the reported THD according to measurements is not likely to correspond to perceived performance.

post #2046 of 2048
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Originally Posted by jkorten View Post
 

Dazzerfong - be careful, the THD measurements depend on how the speaker system is loaded. The headphone is tuned to being worn on a biological system, with an ear canal, and an interactive eardrum. The measurement system is not. Therefore the reported THD according to measurements is not likely to correspond to perceived performance.

Oh, of course not: I'm not claiming that THD is the end-all statistic to everything. But dismissing it because 'it's unrealistic' is equally folly. That being said, it's the same argument between solid-state and tube amps: tube amps will next to always have more distortion compared to solid-state, but people still prefer tube nonetheless.

post #2047 of 2048

so the other day, the ear pads on my SRH1840 started bothering my ears. my skin is really sensitive to certain types of materials and i think the cover on the speaker grills on the 1840 are some sort of polyester. from time to time, it does bother the tips of my ears where they touch. the pads were getting old  since i have been using the same pair for almost 2 years now so i figured i will cut them out. it's amazing how much the sound stage improved without those grill covers!

 

i do not intend to leave them like that but i ordered the SRH1540 ear pads. i think it's made from a different material that will bother my skin less, but we'll see. as an experiment, my girlfriend has some old silk stockings that she's giving me that i can use as a cover. i just need to figure out how to attach them. 

post #2048 of 2048

I got myself a SRH1840 just recently and I was enjoying what I was hearing but then I tried one of those Audeze style pads (which fit perfectly) and it added full body and weight to the bass... quite possibly the best mid-bass I've ever heard. Incredibly tight mid bass that brings life to the music. Incredible isn't enough, I hear almost HD600-esque highs and mids with bass like none other.

 

Listening to Augustus Pablo ‎– King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown on these was something else that I repeated the CD half a dozen times!

 

I'm looking to get measurements for this soon.

 

I don't think I've seen a dynamic headphone that scales so well with pad changing.

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