Originally Posted by TheWuss
yes. this happens to me as well.
i still own the 840, and love it.
but, if i reach for it directly after hearing one of my more neutral cans such as the 1840, it seems a little dark, bloated...
still, for the $150 i paid for the SRH840, it is just fabulous.
Agreed. Very good price considering the M50 is now it's direct competitor. Great sound for the money too.
Originally Posted by dweaver
Yup, I can't handle anything really bassy any more. I need the bass to be present but not bombastic or over the top.
One thing about these headphones is they have KILLED almost all of my enjoyment of my current IEM's. I have been depsrately trying to find an IEM I like ever since I bought these. My latest attempt is a pair of JVC FXD80. If they are similar sounding I will be certain to post something here and to a few people privately. If not I am going to have to stick just using my Ety HF3 as they are at least close to the SRH-1440 in the mids and to a smaller degree the treble, unfortunately not in the bass and certainly not in the sound stage.
Yeah, me either. HD600 and Q701 is about where I'm drawing the line.
I could say the exact same thing regarding my latest few (and favorite) full sized headphones in general. It's simply becoming too much of a chore to go back to IEMs. Even some of the newer, higher-end ones I got recently (W2, W3). But I personally think nothing in the IEM world can match what the SRH1440 can do. Heck, I can't even find a full sized that can match it! One of these days, I need to buy it again...