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Originally Posted by sonitus mirus View Post
 

 

Send a PM to MalVeauX and he will give you a list of options.  

 

http://www.head-fi.org/u/179563/malveaux

Will do, thanks!

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Well I just bought a pair for £80 delivered from ama*on. King or not!

 

My first decent headphones were a set of Grado s60i and I really liked them but build quality was not so great. Lasted me a couple of years.

 

They did sound a bit 'close to the stage', if you will forgive my ignorance of the correct terminology, and I am hoping for a slight improvement with the A-T's. 

 

Closed back will help when I'm in bed and not wanting to wake the wife!

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Originally Posted by Cream View Post
 

Well I just bought a pair for £80 delivered from ama*on. King or not!

 

My first decent headphones were a set of Grado s60i and I really liked them but build quality was not so great. Lasted me a couple of years.

 

They did sound a bit 'close to the stage', if you will forgive my ignorance of the correct terminology, and I am hoping for a slight improvement with the A-T's. 

 

Closed back will help when I'm in bed and not wanting to wake the wife!

AT's also have a very close soundsatge although it will not be as natural sounding as the SR60i since the M50 is a closed back design.

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AT's also have a very close soundsatge although it will not be as natural sounding as the SR60i since the M50 is a closed back design.

 

Well I made a mistake with the order, read a few more things on here and ended up buying a pair of AKG 702.

 

Next step an amp.

 

:blink:

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Well I made a mistake with the order, read a few more things on here and ended up buying a pair of AKG 702.

 

Next step an amp.

 

:blink:

That's a good choice :D 

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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

 

Would be interested to see how they've been treated SD.  There are people on Head-Fi who've had there 840's for years.  I still rate it as one of the best closed budget cans out there.  Yes they're heavy - but I found them very comfortable.  YMMV.

 

The 940 though (I owned it too) - even owners who've babied their gear have had failures.  Good sounding (weird bass though) - but very poorly designed.

 

i babied them and it broke in less than 3 months. i hope local shure will fix it. if not, i'd probably really disappointed and pissed. 3 months and $380 unbelievable.

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i babied them and it broke in less than 3 months. i hope local shure will fix it. if not, i'd probably really disappointed and pissed. 3 months and $380 unbelievable.

 

Was it the SRH840 or SRH940 which broke?  If it was the SRH940 - I wouldn't be surprised at all.

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Was it the SRH840 or SRH940 which broke?  If it was the SRH940 - I wouldn't be surprised at all.

At $380 it sounds more likely to be the SRH940.

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Yep - he pm'd me.  SRH940.  I've advised him to search for some of the replacement headband mods.

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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post
 

At $380 it sounds more likely to be the SRH940.

 

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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

Yep - he pm'd me.  SRH940.  I've advised him to search for some of the replacement headband mods.

 

the local distributor have my shure now. i hope they'll replace it with a new one next week. if they reject the warranty, i'll probably just take the headphone back...

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I might write a complimentary review of M40x if I get them tomorrow.

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I had been unable to find these in my area until I ran across them at a pawn Shop for under $80. I was very tempted to buy them on the spot except that since these first came under my radar, I had acquired the Superlux HD668B and Superlux HD631 each for under $30 (I actually got 2 668Bs and put the drivers into a portable headset). After testing the Audio Technicas out, I have to say that they sound great - but not any better than the Superluxes - and all three pairs of Superluxes cost me less than the pair of these - plus, I really dislike not having a removable cable option.

So I left the M50s at the pawn shop  - and the only things on my radar (besides more way inexpensive Superluxes) would be way way way discounted V-Moda M-100, M-80, or XS or maybe a Monster DNA Pro. While I would really love to spend $400 and get an ultimate sounding pair of cans, I don't because I know I will sit and break them eventually. The Superluxes are good enough and I don't feel bad about trashing them for the price I paid.

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The Beyer DT770's bumped the M50's for me.

The M50's always got uncomfortable fast, and something in the low mids just intensified the feeling of having your head in a vice.
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