Originally Posted by KSIXephos938
Would the SRH840's really show bad mastering and artifacts that badly? I mean they are only $50 more than the M50's and the Momentums are more expensive than them. The M50's might be better for me. I'm not a huge audiophile as I don't overly enjoy classical, jazz and rock music but I don't mind Michael Jackson and a bit of doo-wop. But are the M50's flat sounding? You said that it wasn't fully flat. It does say 'Studio Monitoring' on the headphones. Thanks.
The 840 is flatter.
The 840 I have heard described by a fair few people as fatiguing with poor recordings.
The ATH m50 is bit bassy, with a raised bass response below 200hz. The upper mids/lower treble are a bit recessed? with a treble spike I think.
The 840 has a mid bass hump as well, but the mids are flatter across the board, but the treble has a larger spike. The Shure 840 are brighter and thus more unforgiving of the poor recordings.
Hmmm. I mentioned earlier the Audio Technica A900x, I didn't futher mention them due to your price preferences. They are $300 AUD, and they would be a lot better than both of these headphones for your music taste. Don't worry, they are not super bassy or bright but rather mid centric. I enjoyed my kpop a hell of lot, using them at the store. That was straight from a walkman. They can be amped off your E6 no trouble, I used to amp my audio technicas right off my ipod classic at home myself.
Where are you located anyway? If you are melbourne or perth there are stores you can walk into and test out headphones to your hearts content.
Might be best for me to step out of this thread. I'm trying to help but I bet I'm coming off as confusing for someone starting in headfi
Its just that I've been out of the lower end market for a while and never listen to much mainstream other than asian pop. Pretty hard thinking up headphones I've heard that need no amping.
Edited by Leliana - 9/17/13 at 3:28am