Thanks for those links!
I don't have the srh940, but from all I can read they seem to be exactly what I am looking for. The headband issue being a major reason not to get them. I wish Shure would make some headphones with the same build as srh1540, but with the sound of the srh940!
Modding the srh940 seems to be the only way to get what I want. I was thinking of buying a pair of (inexpensive) Kingston Hyper X Cloud to use that headband in conjunction with the srh940 phones. The Kingston Hyper X Cloud have oval ear cups like the srh940 and therefore seem to be a better and less expensive alternative to bayerdynamic headbands, which are made for circular ear cups. Can anyone here measure the width needed for the "forks" holding the srh940 ear cups? My son has a pair of the Kingston Hyper X Cloud, so I've been able to measure those myself: 79.5 mm (the oval ear cup measures 76x96 mm).
Edited by seethelight - 7/22/16 at 3:26am