i love my SRH940s. got them when they first came out. looking for an upgrade now... plus my 940s already have cracks on the headband. i would need to replace them as soon as they break.
so far... thinking of a budget of around $700. narrowed down my choices to the HE500 or the 1840s.. which are spot on my budget. i believe i can audition a set of HE500s but not the 1840s. both are available locally (Philippines) but the HE500 costs almost $800 here... while the 1840s are just about $600. not too big of a problem since i can have someone get it in the US, hong kong, or singapore. (any of these 2 cheaper in HK or singapore? US prices are widely available on the web so I can check those. not sure for HK or SG prices. dont know where to look)
i listen to a wide variety of music. mostly folk, alternative, and indie. sometimes electronica or even rock... but i am in no means a bass head. i am actually fine with the bass quality and quantity of the 940s even when listening to some daft punk. looking for something more on the side of neutral with a focus on mids.
CURRENT GEAR: ipod video (4g?) -> fiio e17 or macbook -> fiio e17 -> fidelia. no plans on getting another amp yet. i listen to mostly 320 mp3/aac and FLAC/ALAC. i have a few albums from hd tracks too.
SRH1840: worried that its open. i dont mind bringing big cans. but i dont think this pair will work on a plane ride. i love how it looks though.
HE500: worried that i wont have enough juice to drive it. anyone try it with an e17 yet? worried about comfort too. sometimes i listen for a few hours straight while at work.
im still open to other suggestions though. just looking for something that would be a good upgrade from the 940s but i believe that i have a pretty good shortlist for what im really looking for based on what i have read about both so far.
OTHER STUFF I OWNED BEFORE: shure e3c, shure e4c, shure srh440
OTHER STUFF I STILL HAVE: shure se425 (happy with it), senn px100 (good for what it is but i seldom use it anymore), westone UM1 (dont like it at all, no point in using it vs the se425s), shure SRH940