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post #166 of 196
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The bass is similar but to me the SRH1840 bass is more realistic (it doesn't have that wierd frequency drop in the mid bass that the 940 has). It is different in the upper mids and highs though. The 1840s again have a far flatter freq - where the 940 are more coloured. Build quality on the 1840 is stellar.

So it's a general concensus that the 1840 is a great upgrade to the 940? I really want the hifi man he500 as an option too but I'm worried about comfort and the need for gobs of power. Still looking for a place where I can test the Shure's. I'm guessing I may buy it blind though as I'm in Manila.

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post #167 of 196
I think the 1840 is a definite upgrade to the 940 in all area except speed and detail.
post #168 of 196
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The 940 is more aggressive and sharper in the upper mids and treble than than the 1840. So if you want those qualities the 1840 won't do the trick. But if you find those areas to be problematic or tiring if elevated then the 1840 is a definite improvement. Build wise the 1840 is miles ahead of the 940 and 1440.
post #169 of 196
How does the 1840 scale with better amps? I have the FiiO e17 now but I'm looking at getting an asgard 2.

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post #170 of 196

And what about monitoring? Which one is the best for CAM in a home studio : 940 or 1440? Thanks.

post #171 of 196

This thread begs of a SRH1540 update: @dweaver

Also, I've got the SRH1440 listed in classifieds if anyone is interested (and below on my sig).

post #172 of 196
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

The 940 is more aggressive and sharper in the upper mids and treble than than the 1840. So if you want those qualities the 1840 won't do the trick. But if you find those areas to be problematic or tiring if elevated then the 1840 is a definite improvement. Build wise the 1840 is miles ahead of the 940 and 1440.

 

Definitely agree on this!

 

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How does the 1840 scale with better amps? I have the FiiO e17 now but I'm looking at getting an asgard 2.

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Although I likened the 1840s to the Sennheiser HD600s, I believe these Shures don't really change all that much with amps (or at least with my limited amps...)

 

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Originally Posted by nono01 View Post
 

And what about monitoring? Which one is the best for CAM in a home studio : 940 or 1440? Thanks.

 

I'd pick the 940s. Never had the 1440s but from what I read, they are atrocious :(

If it's for monitoring or even tracking, you could also take a look at the Sony MDR7520 or Yamaha MT220s.

post #173 of 196

Does anyone know what HP (non IEM) has mids like the ones from the Shure E2C? I really like their colder sounding vocals. It's a little robot like, maybe metallic? I really enjoy that for some reason. They sound about as cold as the Q701s, maybe a little colder. If one were to condense the soundstage on the Q701s to the size of the HD650's the Q701s would be 87% of the way there. It's that metallic,slightly artificial texture that I'm after, female vocals seem to be affected the most.

post #174 of 196

hey, i entered another dweaver thread :-)

since i love the srh940 for its details, is it really true, that the srh1840 has less of them or are they just harder to find? i think of the srh1840 as a k701 replacement. but i would do that only if it is a significant upgrade from the akg. i am looking for a similar signature but with all the details of the srh940 which shows the most details i have ever heard in an non ba-driver headphone.

post #175 of 196
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hey, i entered another dweaver thread :-)

since i love the srh940 for its details, is it really true, that the srh1840 has less of them or are they just harder to find? i think of the srh1840 as a k701 replacement. but i would do that only if it is a significant upgrade from the akg. i am looking for a similar signature but with all the details of the srh940 which shows the most details i have ever heard in an non ba-driver headphone.

 

If you are confusing or mixing "details/clarity" with "treble energy", then yes, the SRH1840s has less treble energy. Still detailed but not as forward as the 940s.

post #176 of 196

less forward would be a plus in my books. i read somewhere that it has even lesser bass quantity than the k701. i love the k701 for its deep and dry bass. but it already has the least amount of bass i can tolerate. can you comment on this?

post #177 of 196
The only AKG I've tried is the K551... so... anyway, if you have tried the Senns HD600s, the SRH1840s offer similar quantity and sound sig.
post #178 of 196
I was really looking at the 1840 as my upgrade from the 940s which I love a lot. Just hated that it gets too bright with some songs. Tried the 1840 in Hong Kong as it was available there for demo and I loved it. I love everything about it apart from the lack of visceral impact on the lows. Finally settled and got the he500. Wanted something with nice mids. Both the 1840 and he500 has nice mids. 1840 wins on comfort but the he500 wins on bass impact and extension.

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post #179 of 196
Thread Starter 
As much as I would love to review the 1540 I just can't swing buying it right now so barring Shure sending me a demo unit I won't be doing a review at this time.
post #180 of 196

In Shure SRH1540 Full Review, Kimvictor said that SRH940 was a huge disappointment, as it cracked very easily and that he had to get it replaced. Can someone tell me more about it?

In fact, i'm divided between the srh940 and the Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro. I know the one is closed and the other is semi-open. First of all i want it for mixing.


Edited by nono01 - 1/31/14 at 2:02am
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