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Final Decision: ATH-A900X vs. Shure 940

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 

what are your thoughts?

I will be using the Fiio E17 connected to my laptop

post #2 of 27

what kind of music do you listen to on your headphones?

post #3 of 27
Thread Starter 

Vocals mostly

some acoustic & classical

maybe newage

post #4 of 27

I didn't hear the ath-900, but I think that the srh940, handle well the genre you mentioned.
In fact I  find the srh940 more all rounder than people are saying.

For new age, you might prefer a hd59x sennheiser headphone (smooth, laid back).

Now be prepared to use the two year warranty of shure, if you encounter cracks problem.

post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by eyal1983 View Post

what are your thoughts?
I will be using the Fiio E17 connected to my laptop

Heya,

Having both I am confident that the a900x is the way to go. It does vocals just as well, has all the same great characteristics but has the one thing the shr940 lacks... Bass. The a900x is the shr940 with bass capability so it's just the better headphone. I feel the -900x completely replaces the shr940 in every way.

Very best,
post #6 of 27

I'm not convinced that the srh940 lacks bass, especially if you mod them.

Moreover , for the genre the op mentioned , there's no need for lot of bass.

Now maybe the  ATH-A900X are better, that's an other point.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 6/27/12 at 3:57pm
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Thread Starter 

I am not going to mod. 'em., i just do not have the technical knowledge to do so.

 

when comparing between the two: which would you say is to be more detailed? 

which gives you better instrument separation?

which has the better sound-stage?

 

E.

post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by eyal1983 View Post

I am not going to mod. 'em., i just do not have the technical knowledge to do so.

 

when comparing between the two: which would you say is to be more detailed? 

which gives you better instrument separation?

which has the better sound-stage?

 

E.


Modding is easy as ABC, I'm just talking about inserting rope in ear cups.
If you want best soundstage, I  suggest you get an open headphone.

post #9 of 27

I'm sorry, but I could never recommend the A900X. Fit issues are rampant, but the sound is pretty decent.

 

I personally like the SRH940 better, yet find the SRH840 is the best overall between all of them.

post #10 of 27

I wish I would have heard these srh840, but at least the srh940 offers better comfort , design, and nice case.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 6/27/12 at 12:09pm
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I wish I would have heard these srh840, but at least the srh940 offers better comfort , design, and nice case.

 

I find the SRH840 much more comfortable. I also find it's design and build superior to the SRH940.

post #12 of 27
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I find the SRH840 much more comfortable. I also find it's design and build superior to the SRH940.

Well, I  found the srh840 ugly, personal taste. The built quality of srh940 is a disappointment , for sure.

post #13 of 27

LOL different opinions everywhere!! This is why I love this site!!! :-p Personally, I did find the SRH940s more comfortable than the SRH840s. Sound-wise, all of these headphones would do well with the genres that the OP listens to! The A900x, I agree with Mal, sounds like an SRH940 but 'full' due to more bass presence (quantity). But the Mids are lovely and the highs extend really well (and they are not ear-piercing!). But as I have mentioned before, the earpads on the A900X made me hate them... they are just stiff and uncomfortable for ME!

 

BTW, Mal, have the earpads 'loosen' up a bit? Or are they still weirdly stiff?!?

post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

LOL different opinions everywhere!! This is why I love this site!!! :-p Personally, I did find the SRH940s more comfortable than the SRH840s. Sound-wise, all of these headphones would do well with the genres that the OP listens to! The A900x, I agree with Mal, sounds like an SRH940 but 'full' due to more bass presence (quantity). But the Mids are lovely and the highs extend really well (and they are not ear-piercing!). But as I have mentioned before, the earpads on the A900X made me hate them... they are just stiff and uncomfortable for ME!

 

BTW, Mal, have the earpads 'loosen' up a bit? Or are they still weirdly stiff?!?

 

I find the SRH940's midrange (upper midrange especially) quite unmatched in this industry, from what I've owned. Same goes for the SRH1440.

 

Not that the K550 is on this list, but I find it did everything the A900X does, but better, while maintaining the sound signature.

post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post


Heya,
Having both I am confident that the a900x is the way to go. It does vocals just as well, has all the same great characteristics but has the one thing the shr940 lacks... Bass. The a900x is the shr940 with bass capability so it's just the better headphone. I feel the -900x completely replaces the shr940 in every way.
Very best,

My Audio Technica ATH-A900X do sound nice.

It's is my best closed headphone (and can give my open headphones some competition).

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