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Headamp for Shure SRH-1840

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

Just joined this forum to ask this:)

 

I've just ordered Shure SRH-1840 and I want to do them justice by getting a descent headamp as well.

 

The first question probably should be, do you need to buy a dedicated headamp for these 65 Ohms headphones?

 

If the answer is yes, which one would you choose?

 

The ones that people seem to talk most about are O2/ODAC, HRT, Dragonfly, M-Stage, E17, PA2V2, Maverick D1, Little Dot, Audioengine D1, V-can II, iDo, Shiit, C421, Headpod etc.

 

But I'm not sure which one would be most suitable for SRH-1840, which one would you say is?

 

Best Regards,

 

/NB

 

 

Shure SRH-1840 specifications:

 

 

Type
Open-back, circumaural
Sensitivity
96 dB SPL/mW
Maximum Input Power
1000 mW
Frequency Range
10 Hz – 30 kHz
Impendance
65 Ohm
Weight
0.59 lbs (268 g)
Cable Style
Dual-exit, detachable oxygen-free copper
Cable Length
6.9 ft (2.1 m)
Plug
Gold-plated 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini-jack
Driver Size
40 mm
post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 

Anyone?

post #3 of 9

I suggest Corda Stepdance (High Gain).  (not the New Version.)dt880smile.png

 

The Synergy of Corda Stepdance is wonderful, if you use iPower 9V battery, it is even more powerful.

(corda is of very clean, smooth performance, it is very famous for this)

 

 

But are you going to use it at home or outdoor? 

 

So far, I really wanna take it outdoor with me...but Look like Teletubbies...

and the Open Design makes the environment interferes my music all the time.

 

SRH1840 is indeed a magnificent Headphone...

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
I will use it at home, while mixing/mastering music.
post #5 of 9

Actually, I have Dragonfly,

 

It can be an asynchronous USB DAC and able to drive my SRH1840 and DT1350 very well.

Very compact, support all rate of music from 16bit 44.1kHz to 24bit 192kHz.

 

Dragonfly just got awarded by the Computeraudiophile website.

 

If you want simple and great gear, I think Dragonfly is one of the best Choice. (if you use it on PC / Mac).

post #6 of 9

 

The first question probably should be, do you need to buy a dedicated headamp for these 65 Ohms headphones? no, dedicated DAC is a better value

 

If the answer is yes, which one would you choose?

 

The ones that people seem to talk most about are O2/ODAC, HRT, Dragonfly, M-Stage, E17, PA2V2, Maverick D1, Little Dot, Audioengine D1, V-can II, iDo, Shiit, C421, Headpod etc.

 

But I'm not sure which one would be most suitable for SRH-1840, which one would you say is? Schiit magni/modi for $200, if you want more gain options, O2/ODAC $300, the 2 are not that different both are designed for neutrality

post #7 of 9

I know this is old, but what is your setup now? What would you be coming out of without a dedicated amp? Mixer, external dac? direct from 1/8 in computer output?

post #8 of 9

The Shure SRH840 and SRH940 (42-44 Ohms respectively) work very nicely with my Apogee Duet (third generation). Of all the phones I've used with the Duet, these are probably the best match and I've been very happy with the sound quality.

I'm now considering the far more expensive SRH1840. I understand it is 60+ Ohms. Should I be confident of similarly good matching and a major sound improvement, or will the SRH1840 not give of its best with the Duet? Any experiences/opinions welcomed.  

I've found high impedance phones like the DT880 Pro (250 Ohm) to work less well with the Apogee, mainly because of reduced volume capability.


Edited by wrightanswer@ear - 8/13/13 at 8:59am
post #9 of 9
The Tralucent T1 also brings out the full potential of the 1840. It is a very neutral, uncolored amp.
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