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post #3346 of 18790
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post


I have the hd595's and my friend has the shr940's, he has since gotten into speakers and has loaned me the shr940's. they are no way near as clear as the hd595''s IMO. i have not heard the hd800 but i can only imagine that the shr940's pale in comparison to them in every department.

You didn't hear the hd800 with (fast) metal. There's at least mike that agree with me that the srh940 are better for metal. If you look at objective measurements from innerfidelity,  the impulse response of hd595 is a mess. I've never  a heard headphone slower than hd595, but I enjoy it with some musics.

 

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i have been finding them dry and hollow over the last few weeks.

The srh940 sounded catastrophic with a bad source, and bad positioning. I liked better my ksc75, when both plugged on my onboard realtek soundcard. This is an already different story when using a xonar stx (very crisp ,  detailed treble) ,. And if you play with position of headphone on head  you can  have more bass, and less aggressive treble.  I didn't hear the srh840.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 6/17/13 at 6:30am
post #3347 of 18790

Can anybody answer the following:


I'm really thinking of buying a Sennheiser HDVD800 and HD800.

But I use my current headphone (Senn HD598 with Fiio E17) alot of the time for movie/series and gaming (about +60%, -40% for music).

Does anybody know how good (or bad) the (HD 800) is for gaming and multimedia?

I only have 8 days to decide if I keep them (HD and HDVD800) or not when I choose to buy them.

So I try to get as much info as possible before the actual purchase.

Thanks alot for the person able to answer my question :).

post #3348 of 18790
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Originally Posted by BlancoTheBull View Post

Can anybody answer the following:


I'm really thinking of buying a Sennheiser HDVD800 and HD800.

But I use my current headphone (Senn HD598 with Fiio E17) alot of the time for movie/series and gaming (about +60%, -40% for music).

Does anybody know how good (or bad) the (HD 800) is for gaming and multimedia?

 

The hd598/hd595 are more comfy to me : more  lightweight, and no big pad that stick on the jaw.

There are chance you'd dismiss your hd598 after hearing the hd800, but I'd try other brand too.

I'm suspecting that sennheiser  has done it's best so that the hd800 looks as an upgrade in every way  to his lower models;  but with other brands, it could overlap with some qualities of the hd800.

Try also the hd600/hd650, some prefer it.

post #3349 of 18790

HD800s are probably the best can out there for gaming...especially MP where locating positions is crucial. I also LOVE them for movies, the enormous soundstage gets the sounds out of your head-and movies are much more dynamic than music so you tend to get all the frequencies needed, bass impact etc...watching Avatar for the first time with my HD800s was incredible...

 

-Daniel

post #3350 of 18790
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Originally Posted by BlancoTheBull View Post

Can anybody answer the following:


I'm really thinking of buying a Sennheiser HDVD800 and HD800.

But I use my current headphone (Senn HD598 with Fiio E17) alot of the time for movie/series and gaming (about +60%, -40% for music).

Does anybody know how good (or bad) the (HD 800) is for gaming and multimedia?

I only have 8 days to decide if I keep them (HD and HDVD800) or not when I choose to buy them.

So I try to get as much info as possible before the actual purchase.

Thanks alot for the person able to answer my question :).

HD800 is an incredible video game headphone. Lightweight, great soundstage, if you play music while gaming the detail of the HD800's will let you still hear footstepts even with your music at a fairly high volume. Idk about the HDVD800 however, might want to look into getting a V200 or Burson conductor. 

post #3351 of 18790

Both the HD595 and the HD598, while not being remarkable in SQ, are better overall than the SRH940, chiefly because they don't commit as many sonic flaws. They are both relatively neutral with a smooth treble with bass that doesn't take a nosedive off a cliff. Which is a lot more than I can say for the SRH940.

post #3352 of 18790
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Originally Posted by Kyle 491 View Post

Both the HD595 and the HD598, while not being remarkable in SQ, are better overall than the SRH940, chiefly because they don't commit as many sonic flaws. They are both relatively neutral with a smooth treble with bass that doesn't take a nosedive off a cliff. Which is a lot more than I can say for the SRH940.

Oh come one, look at the number of times the hd595 is mentioned in the thread :

"Headphones you regretted buying the most".

I've once counted , and it came near top  biggrin.gif.

And few poster stating that the difference hyped between hd598 & hd595 is just bs.

It won the price at being boring. Which can be a good thing , if you don't want to distracted while working.

post #3353 of 18790

Can we leave the Shure discussion/shilling to a different thread perhaps?? deadhorse.gif

 

-Daniel

post #3354 of 18790
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

Can we leave the Shure discussion/shilling to a different thread perhaps?? deadhorse.gif

 

-Daniel


+1

more hd800 discussion would be great

post #3355 of 18790

Well comparing the hd800 to other headphones is not exactly off-topic. But I 'll leave it here.

 

Here are the usual discussions:

- hd800 is unquestionably better at  every genres.

- the source XX  does wonders with the hd800. The hd800 is radically  better with it  (I'm not sorry about your wallet at all).

- I'm so glad I  left the headphone XX , the hd800 is so much better !

 

yep, I'll leave it here.

post #3356 of 18790

Thanks!

 

*reminds self that neither the HD595, HD598, SH940 are HD800s*

 

-Daniel

post #3357 of 18790

Hehe... Head-Fi in 100 words or less :D

post #3358 of 18790

^^^ Goes to swap HD 800 for HD 595 as game phones and turns on Gran Turismo 5...

post #3359 of 18790

You guys are comparing an Evo (hd595 or 598) and Corvett (sh940) to a Ferarri (hd800) right now. They may be fast but hows your handling, acceleration, fit and finish?

 

At least this is not as bad as the guy who was compared the HD800s to some 20$ Koss pos. Everytime I put on my HD800s I think about that guy and laugh. 

post #3360 of 18790
Don't be snobby. I own both the hd595s and the hd800s and like to compare. The hd595s inoffensive sound signature almost makes me forget how lacking in transparency its mids are and how flat it presents its sound image. However, its coloured and more intimate mids can work in its favour in a few non-acoustic songs. And this is a can that can be bought for £50-60 vs the hd800s £1000. Really puts things into perspective.
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