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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

I'll consider taking a picture of the fish room. Since it's filled with fluorescent lights, you'd think my camera might be able to focus on the tanks and stuff. Because it sure as hell can't focus on the fish, which is a problem when the main reason it was bought was to take pictures of them for the website.

 

And you've made me feel a little better about waiting so long with my review. I highly doubt they'll be sending me another review unit, though, given how long I took on this. At least I've got this off my conscience. It's been bothering me all summer, every time I looked at the things. They ended up on the floor, bereft of tips and covered with papers and stuff, for a while until I unearthed them tonight and figured I'd have another go at the review.

I highly doubt anyone will be sending me another review unit ever, seeing how I have a history of inconsistent presence now. One 3-month slip is all it takes...

To be fair, I have them in my swimming bag at all times, so I'm fairly familiarized with them and can churn out a review whenever. It's just that finding a nice way to word it all's the problem.

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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

I highly doubt anyone will be sending me another review unit ever, seeing how I have a history of inconsistent presence now. One 3-month slip is all it takes...

To be fair, I have them in my swimming bag at all times, so I'm fairly familiarized with them and can churn out a review whenever. It's just that finding a nice way to word it all's the problem.

 

Don't I know that all too well. A dozen attempts, all in various degrees of completion, before I finally arrived at the current review. And you know what? I've already thought of things I forgot, but I need to get away from it for a while at this point. I'll collect up everything I forgot and add it all at once, at a later date.

 

And, slightly related, I wore the MA-350 the whole time I did its review. Now I've switched to my SRH440, and it's like these things have no bass. There's a sort of "pub-pub" sound that might be the punch of upper bass, and I'm slowly getting used to the signature and presentation again. It's just amazing how huge the difference between these two is, when the difference between the Shures and my DT880 isn't anywhere near as drastic (and favors the SRH440 in bass).

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I actually really liked the SRH440, shame I didn't keep the spares.

 

Speaking of pub-pub, that's sort of what's happening with the Trumpets I got yesterday. I can't compare, but I have a heavy suspicion that these are thicker and warmer than my old pairs. I think the friend I got them for wouldn't mind much though....

post #6664 of 11308

The SRH440's were made for vocals, and string instruments for the studio with analytical qualities to let you know 'what's up' or if something needs changes. It's far from an adequate music listening headphone.

post #6665 of 11308

It has a nice tinge of warmth, either ends aren't overly extended, absolutely no fatigue. I daresay it's a fantastic phone for music listening.

 

But I guess we're just two different species.... :(

post #6666 of 11308
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

It has a nice tinge of warmth, either ends aren't overly extended, absolutely no fatigue. I daresay it's a fantastic phone for music listening.

 

But I guess we're just two different species.... :(

I thought the complete opposite. 

post #6667 of 11308

Irreconcilable differences in audio tastes - I'll see you in court.

 

I don't know why people on this site don't just resort to the legal system more often whenever they have a spat regarding audio. Would save a lot more time.

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I like the SRH440 just fine for music. That said, they have their faults for sure. The treble isn't really that well extended, though they've got a spike in the upper treble that produces a bit of tizz. They're also guilty of that "line between the ears" kind of soundstage. A closed DT880 they are not, but they have the same basic tonal profile, except without as much extension on either end and with a bit of a midbass bump.

 

They work very well for me as a general-purpose headphone, and for a while I even used them portably. Yeah, imagine that for a moment. Stop laughing.

post #6669 of 11308
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

I like the SRH440 just fine for music. That said, they have their faults for sure. The treble isn't really that well extended, though they've got a spike in the upper treble that produces a bit of tizz. They're also guilty of that "line between the ears" kind of soundstage. A closed DT880 they are not, but they have the same basic tonal profile, except without as much extension on either end and with a bit of a midbass bump.

 

They work very well for me as a general-purpose headphone, and for a while I even used them portably. Yeah, imagine that for a moment. Stop laughing.

I actually considered an srh240 for portable uses lol (not so hard to imagine since I use an MS1i now for portable uses.)

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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

I actually considered an srh240 for portable uses lol (not so hard to imagine since I use an MS1i now for portable uses.)

 

An interesting choice (MS1i). I'm assuming that the environment where you listen to music portably isn't particularly loud, such that you wouldn't need the isolation of a closed headphone.

 

I've never heard the SRH240, though the few people I've come across who have generally say it's a bit bass light and that the performance delta between it and the SRH440 is a lot larger than that between the SRH440 and the SRH840. In other words, not really a great price/performance ratio.

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Sorry to double post, but something weird just happened. It's been a while since I used either of my IEMs, and just now when I was putting a set of large Sony Hybrids onto my S6...it rejected them.

 

The barrel is smooth, without any retaining lip. Normally tips just slide on and off without a problem. I'd used these particular ones many times. This time, however, one of them actually popped off in my ear canal when I was trying to fit the earpiece. When I finally dug it out and tried putting it on the barrel, it continually popped off. I decided to go fetch my medium Hybrids off my MA-350 instead, and they're doing the same thing.

 

Do these things go stale or something?

post #6672 of 11308

Lol, they're trying to tell you that you need dual-density tips.  smile.gif

post #6673 of 11308
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

 

An interesting choice (MS1i). I'm assuming that the environment where you listen to music portably isn't particularly loud, such that you wouldn't need the isolation of a closed headphone.

 

I've never heard the SRH240, though the few people I've come across who have generally say it's a bit bass light and that the performance delta between it and the SRH440 is a lot larger than that between the SRH440 and the SRH840. In other words, not really a great price/performance ratio.

Well but the srh240 is a really good sounding can once I have applied the eq on it. But then I didn't have enough need for the shure so that's why I don't have one.
Also it depends where i go with the MS1i, it may be really loud or quiet (but mostly loud) but i don't mind, i still get to talk and chat with the headphones on. Not to forget the performance ratio of the alessandros way surpasses the shures too.

post #6674 of 11308

Has everyone fallen asleep? Granted I couldn't be here in the morning...

 

For the tip thing, I've only had that happen with my aluminum-bodied IEMs. But it has happened nevertheless, so you're not alone :D

Must be surface viscosity under strange temperatures/exposure to oils and all that.

post #6675 of 11308
On the tips - could the sound hole be plugged with wax? If there is air in the tube that can't escape out the sound hole, then putting them on the tip might compress the air and force the tip to pop off. Just a wild guess...
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