After reading extrabigmehdi's review on the Shure SRH940 [http://www.head-fi.org/products/shure-srh-940/reviews/5994], I got a great idea for a reversible pad modification, based on the idea of space between the outside of the ear and the mesh on the inside of the earcup. Basically it consists of stuffing cotton balls under the pads, as such (apologies for the crap pictures):
I took approximately 7-10 cotton balls, and tore them into smaller pieces. When stuffing under the pads, I tried to keep the height consistent; after experimenting with different heights, I found the pictured to provide the best sound. It is nearly 1am right now, so I will post basic impressions as I am quite tired.
- The improvements are immediately noticeable, most forwardly with an enhanced sense of spacial texture.
- Instruments come through with vastly improved separation and resolution.
- The entire sonic spectrum is given extra extension.
- The signature remains generally still balanced, but with an blatantly improved sense of detail.
- Bass is now deeper and more impactful, but still excellently textured.
- Treble, especially in regard to percussion instruments, is more extended and has far better micro-detail.
- The comfort level is also improved, giving the cans a Beyer-like quality.
Keeping it brief, I will be very surprised if nobody has conceived this idea for a mod yet, so if I'm "stealing" somebody else' idea, you have my compliments. If you have a pair of SRH940, or even 840, I highly suggest checking this mod out, it's quite worth it, and fully reversible if you don't like it.
Edited by clarinetman - 1/19/12 at 12:08am