So I am a big Shure fan, as evident in my signature. I almost have the entire Shure headphone line and just purchased the SRH940 yesterday to add on to my collection.
I also got a chance to try out the Q701 for a short time yesterday. My first impression of this headphone was OK. I can feel the smoothness of the sound, and later proven by the frequency response chart that I saw. The design and comfort level is definitely a notch higher than the SRH940. But for whatever reason, it's lacking that "fullness" and "complete" feeling that I always get with Shure, if that makes sense.
I am essentially upgrading from the SRH840 and have a few weeks to decide if the SRH940 is my next ultimate upgrade or if I should consider the Q701.
Basically, I want to hear your take between these two. They are both detailed, analytical, balanced and neutral without overpowering bass which is perfect for my style of 90% Pop, R&B, and occasional Rock music.
How does the Q701 fare out in terms of lows, mids, highs, warmth, detail, soundstage when compared with the SRH940? I can't seem to make my own judgment even though I demoed both of them already. Something about the Q701 is missing imo that the SRH940 offered that led me to the purchase, but I want to make sure I am making the best educated decision before it's too late. And feel free to throw in any $300 range headphones in the mix for recommendation, but try to stay on the topic of these 2. Open or closed is fine.
In other words, should I make a 3peat with Shure again or it's time to move on?
Edited by dL. - 12/28/11 at 6:20pm