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What Shure headset should i choose? srh940 vs. srh840 vs. srh440

post #1 of 13
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Hello there, i am quite new to head-fi tho i have browsed head-fi alot.

anyway, i really want a quality headset, and the best headsets i have had have been gaming headset which i thought was some okay one's(razer lycosa had good sound i think), so my friend has a Shure headset and i also want one of them, because they seem to be high quality and with great sound, i just can't decide :P

i want a headset which have a detachable cable so i can buy a new one in case it breaks, that's how all my other headsets broke, i also really want crystal clear audio, where you hear all the details clearly so it comes out impressively, and i don't really care that much for bass, but sometimes it like it, so bass is a bonus.

one little thing i'm scared about is the little cable that's free where you adjust the headset on the 840/440's since i can't replace them, and heard the 840's was a little uncomfortable, that's a problem since i'll be using them for long gaming session's too. also i want them closed so i can use them in public/shool.

 

so which one should i take, i know i want a Shure headset, just not which one...

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Edited by Zubaru - 1/4/13 at 11:19am
post #2 of 13

I cant really comment on the 940 or the 440 for that matter but I love the 840s.  I'm not sure why all the comments about them being uncomfortable because I think they are super comfortable but that could just be the size of my head.  Everyone's is different so comfort is very subjective.  I actually prefer the pleather pads to the velour as they aren't itchy to me anyway and from what I have read actually make the phones a little more bassier.  So 1 vote for the 840s! :)
 

post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by draacor View Post

I cant really comment on the 940 or the 440 for that matter but I love the 840s.  I'm not sure why all the comments about them being uncomfortable because I think they are super comfortable but that could just be the size of my head.  Everyone's is different so comfort is very subjective.  I actually prefer the pleather pads to the velour as they aren't itchy to me anyway and from what I have read actually make the phones a little more bassier.  So 1 vote for the 840s! :)
 

 



thanks, doesn't really matter with the pads that much since you can buy different one's, have you had any problems with the little cable's at the place you adjust?

post #4 of 13

I  didn't hear the srh840, but it seems the safest best: better built quality & mid bass emphasis that everyone prefer.

I  noticed once a report of someone  that broke his srh840 , though.

Otherwise I  love my srh940, almost as much as my hd800 (ok , the hd800 are "superior", not the point). But I've modded them by increasing depth of ear pads (using rope, better bass , and overall clarity).

The srh940 has built quality issues (cracks on headband, stopped for me with super glue + scotch).

The srh440 seems also a great headphone for budget from what I've heard too .

post #5 of 13

Heya,

 

The SRH840 would be the better balanced of the three in my opinion. You can get the SRH940 velour pads for the SRH840 so you can experiment with comfort.

 

Very best,

post #6 of 13

I have the 440's with the 840 pads and they are very good headphones, especially when listening to audiobooks and music that is more symphonic. You said your not looking for "that" much bass, those would be great. But I heard the 840's are way more amazing than the 440's..so get those if your budget allows it. Only problem I have with the 440's is they creak... IT DRIVES YOU INSANE after a while...the slightest movement and the plastic creaks... but you can fix it with some gun lubricant, or something like vasaline.

post #7 of 13
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then i think ill go for the srh840, seems like a good bet, and also better for the money i have saved so since i don't have a job.

post #8 of 13

I like the 840 for portability, durability and isolation

The sound is good, but not great. Forgiving = soft and a bit warm.
I added a straight cable and 940 velour pads (both come included with the 940) so the end price is similar with the extra pads and cables.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Zubaru View Post

 



thanks, doesn't really matter with the pads that much since you can buy different one's, have you had any problems with the little cable's at the place you adjust?

haven't had a problem with the little cables at all, don't really even notice them.  :)

post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Zubaru View Post

then i think ill go for the srh840, seems like a good bet, and also better for the money i have saved so since i don't have a job.

 

Good choice- they are amazing for the price.  Buy them used, they can be found for ~$100.

post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 

yeah though everything cost nearly double as much in eu and uk, i live in denmark.
 

post #12 of 13

+1 on the SRH 840. For the price, you won't find a better can, or at least i haven't...I love that shure sound, that subtle midrange bump. Guitars just never get old.

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by draacor View Post

I cant really comment on the 940 or the 440 for that matter but I love the 840s.  I'm not sure why all the comments about them being uncomfortable because I think they are super comfortable but that could just be the size of my head.  Everyone's is different so comfort is very subjective.  I actually prefer the pleather pads to the velour as they aren't itchy to me anyway and from what I have read actually make the phones a little more bassier.  So 1 vote for the 840s! :)
 

Initially I do feel that they are uncomfortable but once I learn how to wear them properly they are ok. Weight wise is heavy but maybe I have develop stronger neck muscle so it has little issue for me nowadays. Of cause they are other more comfy headphones out there.

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