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post #1 of 6
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Shoot me, but all this talk about the lack if bass on the 940's is completely false. They have a very present low end that extends well and deep. Even their mid-bass, where most reviewers say they lack impact, is quite present.

This is all coming from listening straight from an iPod Video 5.5 gen, no amp or EQ. They just need time to burn in and they loosen up substantially. Please
Do NOT let the bass of the 940's turn you away.
Edited by KodaO - 11/6/12 at 2:41pm
post #2 of 6

Heya,

 

What other headphones, or speakers for that matter, have you listened to?

 

The SRH940 has an obvious and stark mid-bass hole. It's not even a neutral sound, it's a mid-centric & treble-focused headphone with some sub-bass, but really very shy mid-bass which makes it sound quite thin and anemic. This is not bad, this is just simply not something for everyone. For some this is perfect. For others, this is just too anemic sounding. It's not a lush or organic sound. It's a very precise, detailed, tight, flaw revealing sound. For a closed headphone it has a very impressive sound stage and it doesn't have that closed in feel. You can hear some bass if you turn up the volume to quite a high level, but that is also turning up the mids & treble to ear piercing levels. There's no making it sound like what it's not: it's not bassy. It's not even neutral. It's bass shy. There's a few hundred ears around here that have listened to them, own the, and also have many other headphones/speakers to compare to and have all agreed upon this.

 

If you like your SRH940 however, then simply enjoy it. No need to try and defend that it has something that it simply clearly does not have (mid-bass).

 

I ended up with two pairs myself. Both are well, well broken in. Still just as mid-bassless as day one.

 

Very best,

post #3 of 6
The mid-bass hole is definitely there, as Mal says, and it is also very clearly visible in FR graphs. With this said, I found that with some EQ, the SRH940 can have a very nice, controlled and powerful bass that might not be very impactful but definitely sounds very clean. With EQ, I found the SRH940 to be a very good sounding headphone, definitely worth the money sound-wise. Sadly, they were very uncomfortable for me and so I couldn't keep them, it was just too painful to wear them for longer than 30 minutes...
post #4 of 6

Maybe there is some synergy betw this ipod pairing tat wowed u...great, enjoy it.

On my amp setup the 940 sounded thin on the bass...sold it..sigh.

 

I tot my z1000 n T5p worked especially great straight off the ipad too :P 

At this moment my Mixmaster gets pumped/plumped up by my samsung fone..lol.

SIMPLE-y great!

 

hmmm....who will win this election...

post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

Heya,

What other headphones, or speakers for that matter, have you listened to?

The SRH940 has an obvious and stark mid-bass hole. It's not even a neutral sound, it's a mid-centric & treble-focused headphone with some sub-bass, but really very shy mid-bass which makes it sound quite thin and anemic. This is not bad, this is just simply not something for everyone. For some this is perfect. For others, this is just too anemic sounding. It's not a lush or organic sound. It's a very precise, detailed, tight, flaw revealing sound. For a closed headphone it has a very impressive sound stage and it doesn't have that closed in feel. You can hear some bass if you turn up the volume to quite a high level, but that is also turning up the mids & treble to ear piercing levels. There's no making it sound like what it's not: it's not bassy. It's not even neutral. It's bass shy. There's a few hundred ears around here that have listened to them, own the, and also have many other headphones/speakers to compare to and have all agreed upon this.

If you like your SRH940 however, then simply enjoy it. No need to try and defend that it has something that it simply clearly does not have (mid-bass).

I ended up with two pairs myself. Both are well, well broken in. Still just as mid-bassless as day one.

Very best,

Most likely it's my personal preference. I have owned the DT770 and the XB500, and the 940's definitely don't compare. Just trying to say that the headphones themselves are totally bass-less all around is quite false, as I see many people say when questioned about them.

And as for the election, I think Obama has it sealed
post #6 of 6

It's not punching bass, but for some reason the details make me forget about it and I just enjoy whatever comes out of it.

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