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post #16 of 33

The sennheiser's are open backed, not ideal if you want to use them in company. Otherwise, go ahead.

post #17 of 33
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys.

What about the Shures?

In Denmark (where I'm located) the Shure 440 costs 120 $ and the Shure 840 costs 240. How big is the difference between these two? Is the difference worth 120$? :-)

post #18 of 33
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Originally Posted by 2714silas View Post

Thanks guys.
What about the Shures?
In Denmark (where I'm located) the Shure 440 costs 120 $ and the Shure 840 costs 240. How big is the difference between these two? Is the difference worth 120$? :-)

Both of them are excellent headphone! The SRH-440 has a rolled off bass in comparison to the SRH-840. The SRH-840 has more mid bass but still pretty well controlled. It is of corse worth the upgrade but it also does seems like it's a little bit too expensive to buy it at your place

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post #19 of 33
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I wouldn't say extremely uncomfortable, but comfort definitely isn't their strong point.

 

Well, if the OP wants headphones that he can wear for hours, the Shure is the wrong way to go.

post #20 of 33

The AKG K550 is the most comfortable of the bunch. Clamp is very light so depending on the size of your head they may not be very secure though.

post #21 of 33
Thread Starter 
And the costum one pro's and the ATH-m50.. Can I just eliminate these or?
post #22 of 33
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And the costum one pro's and the ATH-m50.. Can I just eliminate these or?

 

M50 aren't bad if you're looking for something a little more aggressive sounding (more bass and treble). If you want something more neutral, the Shure 440 is a better value at 50% cheaper, and of course there's the excellent K550 for just a bit more.

 
With the Custom One Pros you're paying a lot for the tunable bass. It might be useful if you want more bass emphasis with certain genres and not others, but if you're ok with neutrality across the board then I wouldn't bother with them.
post #23 of 33
Thread Starter 
Ok which is the best? Shure 840 or Akg k550? :-)
post #24 of 33

I would say K550. But you should try to audition them before buying, just to make sure it's the kind of sound you want.

post #25 of 33
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I would say K550. But you should try to audition them before buying, just to make sure it's the kind of sound you want.

Another vote for AKG K550 smily_headphones1.gif
post #26 of 33
Thread Starter 

I have decided to buy 2 pair of headphones (one for me and one for my brother)

 

One of these for is for my brother. Which one? He is gonna use the headphone almost like me.

 - Sennheiser HD 380 pro

 - Sennheiser HD 439

 - Sennheiser HD 449

 - Shure SRH440

 

And one of these for me.

 - Shure SRH 840

 - Audio-Technica ATH-M50

 - AKG K550

 

Is there someone who can list these headphones with points between 1 and 100?

1 point is very neutral (very accurate and regular - a bit borring) and 100 points is very coloured (very bassy and harshness - a bit messy). 50 points is medium of course.

 

Thanks again, Silas :-)

post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by 2714silas View Post

I have decided to buy 2 pair of headphones (one for me and one for my brother)

One of these for is for my brother. Which one? He is gonna use the headphone almost like me.
 - Sennheiser HD 380 pro
 - Sennheiser HD 439
 - Sennheiser HD 449
 - Shure SRH440

And one of these for me.
 - Shure SRH 840
 - Audio-Technica ATH-M50
 - AKG K550

Is there someone who can list these headphones with points between 1 and 100?
1 point is very neutral (very accurate and regular - a bit borring) and 100 points is very coloured (very bassy and harshness - a bit messy). 50 points is medium of course.

Thanks again, Silas :-)

I would say, for you, the AKG K550 is a very firm choice unless you are willing to go for the zap sub m4U1, same price better sound but build quality is on the average (still pretty sturdy thought and it's better than Shure to me)

As for your brother, I would say the Shure SRH-840 if he likes creamy mids and neutral sound or the HD439 for it's imaging and soundstage, not as neutral thought

Out of 100 (the higher the better in terms of SQ and compared to the above mentioned headphone), I would rate the
AKG K550 @ 95
PSB M4U1 @ 98~
Shure SRH-840 @ 80~
Sennheiser HD439 @ 75~

I would rank them as follow [overall]:
1) AKG K550 = PSB M4U1
2) Shure SRH-840
3) Sennheiser HD439

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post #28 of 33

I thought the PSB was bassier than the AKG?

post #29 of 33
Thread Starter 
Now I have bought the k550's.
But to my brother:
You say hd 439 is good but isn't the hd 449 better? I thought the hd 449 was an upgrade to the hd 439? :-)
post #30 of 33

The PSB's bass is slightly mid-bassier than the k550.  The K550 is just really bright, and i had a really good seal.

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