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post #46 of 134
So it happened today, the 940's headband cracked similarly to the pair in the first post. Shure said that even though they were less than two years old, they wouldn't replace them without a receipt. Bummer
post #47 of 134
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Originally Posted by KodaO View Post

So it happened today, the 940's headband cracked similarly to the pair in the first post. Shure said that even though they were less than two years old, they wouldn't replace them without a receipt. Bummer

sorry to hear that. well repairs would probably cost you as much as a cheap headphone...(about ~$50) so do you plan to repair or upgrade?

post #48 of 134
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

sorry to hear that. well repairs would probably cost you as much as a cheap headphone...(about ~$50) so do you plan to repair or upgrade?


Contacted Shure after seeing my pair were less than two years old, they are going to replace them this once.

 

As for afterward, I'm debating if I want to upgrade or trade them out.

post #49 of 134

Those joints on the first page (both in the 750DJ and in the 940) look eerily similar to the infamous one from Sony's V700. I say infamous because it tended to break the exact same way, and yet quite a few companies felt the need to copy the aesthetic of the V700, and in the process, this inherent design flaw. I'm not saying Shure did exactly this, but clearly that spot in these Shure headphones has too much pressure put on it and should be made from beefier plastic, or, much better, metal.

 

My SRH440 doesn't have that kind of joint, and while I'm not exactly impressed with the quality of the plastic, my set has held up for nearly two years of pretty rigorous use.

 

When designing anything that involves movement and balancing force and pressure, simpler is always better. Looks like Shure needs to go back to the drawing board. Shame, really, because they generally have a reputation for excellent durability.

post #50 of 134
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

Those joints on the first page (both in the 750DJ and in the 940) look eerily similar to the infamous one from Sony's V700. I say infamous because it tended to break the exact same way, and yet quite a few companies felt the need to copy the aesthetic of the V700, and in the process, this inherent design flaw. I'm not saying Shure did exactly this, but clearly that spot in these Shure headphones has too much pressure put on it and should be made from beefier plastic, or, much better, metal.

 

My SRH440 doesn't have that kind of joint, and while I'm not exactly impressed with the quality of the plastic, my set has held up for nearly two years of pretty rigorous use.

 

When designing anything that involves movement and balancing force and pressure, simpler is always better. Looks like Shure needs to go back to the drawing board. Shame, really, because they generally have a reputation for excellent durability.

joints made out of plastic are never a good thing.
also for the idea simple = more durable,
look no further than this HD202 biggrin.gif

post #51 of 134

sony mdr-x100 very durable (probably because I never use them).

post #52 of 134

Crap. I've been incredibly happy lately because I found a pair of brand new 940s for $160 CDN, but I was always a little leery of the build quality. After reading this thread, I don't even want to put the headphones on anymore. :(

 

It's a shame, because I LOVE LOVE LOVE the 940s.

post #53 of 134
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Originally Posted by prayer86 View Post

Crap. I've been incredibly happy lately because I found a pair of brand new 940s for $160 CDN, but I was always a little leery of the build quality. After reading this thread, I don't even want to put the headphones on anymore. :(

 

It's a shame, because I LOVE LOVE LOVE the 940s.

maybe you could try a beyerdynamic T70p? they sound similar and its a step up from the srh940 i would believe

post #54 of 134
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

maybe you could try a beyerdynamic T70p? they sound similar and its a step up from the srh940 i would believe


I'd love to if I could afford it, but I hardly have any money left for spending on headphones unfortunately. =( Plus, I already have a K550 that has been side-lined by the SRH940, so I guess it's time to give that one some loving. If there's one thing I can't fault the K550 for, it's the build quality.

post #55 of 134

well there have been no complaints about the K550 breaking or anything, just the seal problem that many have faced, theyre are several solutions to this problem though

post #56 of 134

This is a shame really! I love my srh 840 to death, i have bin looking at the 940 but this is for "shure" a no go!

 

My 840s have bin very sturdy exept that the do make some noise when put on the head. No cracks or stuff like that going on...I feel for you guys, it is a great sounding headphone but this is not okey :(

post #57 of 134
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Originally Posted by Pratt View Post

Thanks for the feedback/suggestions guys!

 

Seems I really need to check out the T70. I'm also going to contact Shure and see what they will do to fix my band break (haha).
 

I have both headphones and I find my T70 is a bit more mellow balanced as compared to my 940. Not only the T70 have better quality of plastics but also use a thick metal fork to hold the cups. Another big advantage of the T70 is that the sound isolation is much better. The headband is a bit more comfortable as well.


Edited by john57 - 10/21/12 at 7:32am
post #58 of 134

My headband cracked last night after 6 days. They are going back and I'm looking for something else.
 

post #59 of 134
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Edited by Passburger - 10/17/13 at 9:14am
post #60 of 134

i just used some superglue to fix the cracks on my friend's pair, it should help stop it from cracking further anymore but it is still bent out of shape due to the gap between the crack, really quite a shame that this is the second time it cracked. (repaired once already, for about 20% of the headphone's cost)

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