I disagree, but this might depend of the source (I got most crisp sound out of xonar stx)
Edited by extrabigmehdi - 1/11/12 at 7:03pm
Laid back, doesn't mean bad, just a different flavor. Lot of open sennheiser headphones are known to be "laid back", and have lot of praise.
I don't find the srh940 to be "laid back".
I clicked this just for the lol the title caused me. I'm sorry casey, I know you're more experienced than me, and I haven't even had the immense pleasure of trying the SRH940. Having said that, it's weird to compare a full-size to an on-ear. Especially if the full-size has felt pads and the on-ear has leatherette pads, which already suggests different purposes. And much more if one is completely analytical and detailed and the other has a fun, DJ enjoyable signature! They are not meant for the same thing! Comparing them is unfair, it's like saying your uncle's tractor isn't as fast as your car - of course not, it wasn't created for speed, but for farm work! They are simply very different. What next, AKG K701 vs Ultrasone Pro900? Again I haven't tried them, but calling them Shure's Beats just seems unfair.
I already did
The 940's are not laid back at all imo either, in fact they are the most exciting cans I've yet heard (but not so much as to be less than neutral). They are also the most neutral and sound great with any genre. Sound great out of anything too, easy to drive.