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I have a general question for you guys.  Is it possible to adjust the sound of these headphones to an optimal level using the foobar equalizer?

I don't use EQ anymore these days, but I do use foobar as my main music player on computer. I think SRH1440 seems to be pretty responsive with foobar equalizer so why not.


I was just wondering if you would be able to adjust closer to exactly what you want with the foobar EQ than with the pot luck you get with pads and cables and stuff.....:confused_face(1):

 

Just wondering??????

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I was just wondering if you would be able to adjust closer to exactly what you want with the foobar EQ than with the pot luck you get with pads and cables and stuff.....:confused_face(1):

 

Just wondering??????

Sure you can, like I already stated in my previous post ;)

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In terms of clarity and soundstage, does SRH1840 win over HD600?
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In terms of clarity and soundstage, does SRH1840 win over HD600?


I have not heard the Sennheiser but what i do have is the SRH 940, SRH 1840 and Beyerdynamic T1 2nd gen. I can in terms of soundstaging 940 compared to 1840 the 1840 is the winner among the 2. Yes the 940 is details but most of the time it reaches to a point that clarity becomes sibilance.

Compared to Beyerdynamic T1.2 it is the T1.2 hands down. If you have heard T1.2, 1840 will sound so compressed and forward.


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In terms of clarity and soundstage, does SRH1840 win over HD600?

In my opinion, yes. I get a certain 3-dimensionally listening to certain well recorded songs that I didn't get with the HD600 when I auditioned them head to head.

Having said that, about 4 months have passed since that audition, and in that time I've spent many hours listening to the 1840s on my own rigs, while my audition of the HD600 was less than 30 mins on the store's. So it's definitely possible I missed something with the HD600
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In my opinion, yes. I get a certain 3-dimensionally listening to certain well recorded songs that I didn't get with the HD600 when I auditioned them head to head.

Having said that, about 4 months have passed since that audition, and in that time I've spent many hours listening to the 1840s on my own rigs, while my audition of the HD600 was less than 30 mins on the store's. So it's definitely possible I missed something with the HD600

 

Do they do metal good? I'm into symphonic metal/djent and other very complex pieces where open back is a good idea, but sounds congested on many headphones, even HD600.

 

Only HP150 came close (not even Fidelio x2!), but I'm still searching for "that" headphone.

 

I'll have a chance to demo them in a shop in a few weeks, but just can't wait. :D

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As an absolute, no... However, it depends where you're coming from with previous / current equipment, they definitely bring a different style to the table.
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In my opinion, yes. I get a certain 3-dimensionally listening to certain well recorded songs that I didn't get with the HD600 when I auditioned them head to head.

Having said that, about 4 months have passed since that audition, and in that time I've spent many hours listening to the 1840s on my own rigs, while my audition of the HD600 was less than 30 mins on the store's. So it's definitely possible I missed something with the HD600

 

Do they do metal good? I'm into symphonic metal/djent and other very complex pieces where open back is a good idea, but sounds congested on many headphones, even HD600.

 

Only HP150 came close (not even Fidelio x2!), but I'm still searching for "that" headphone.

 

I'll have a chance to demo them in a shop in a few weeks, but just can't wait. :D



In my humble opinion, you should try first the 1840 with your gear but as per my hearing and equipment, the sound will be forward thus creating a more direct/in to your face presentation.

By the way my gears are Musical Fidelity VDACII and Burson Soloist SL with Chord Crimson Interconnects.



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Do they do metal good? I'm into symphonic metal/djent and other very complex pieces where open back is a good idea, but sounds congested on many headphones, even HD600.

 

Only HP150 came close (not even Fidelio x2!), but I'm still searching for "that" headphone.

 

I'll have a chance to demo them in a shop in a few weeks, but just can't wait. :D

I they do metal ok...But, I would recommend the Audeze Titanium or Sine more so for metal....I love the 1840s but I never go to them for metal

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In my humble opinion, you should try first the 1840 with your gear but as per my hearing and equipment, the sound will be forward thus creating a more direct/in to your face presentation.

By the way my gears are Musical Fidelity VDACII and Burson Soloist SL with Chord Crimson Interconnects.



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I don't listen to metal, so I'm not qualified to answer the question. However, I do listen to AC/DC, Zeppelin, and other electric guitar centered rock, and I dig it.

I concur with the characterization of the 1840s as "forward". For me, is is a good thing, especially for rock. It gives the electric guitars a sense of realism, brings out their electrified character. As for their ability to characterize complex sounds, they do admirably with orchestral music.

They aren't Audezes, but they aren't priced at that level either. In comparison to others in the 300-500 that I've listened to, these take the cake. Of course, if at all possible try before you buy! YMMV
post #2126 of 2129
You have to try it first as much as possible if you like the sound or not. smily_headphones1.gif

SRH 1840 is a good headphone amp, though it may sound light (on bass) and a bit forward (on midrange) and sometimes sibilant when paired with bright amp, overall it is a recommended headphones for its price.



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I don't think the mid range is forward, it's very neutral. It actually might be the headphone with the most neutral mids that is currently in production.

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I don't think the mid range is forward, it's very neutral. It actually might be the headphone with the most neutral mids that is currently in production.



May i kindy ask what is your current set up with the 1840, maybe i could try it out and have some ideas. smily_headphones1.gif


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May i kindy ask what is your current set up with the 1840, maybe i could try it out and have some ideas. smily_headphones1.gif


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