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looking to upgrade from shure srh840s

post #1 of 6
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Not sure if i can justify the price jump from the shures to an upgrade, i paid 200 for the shure cans and have really loved them. they seem very natural to me and have a realist sound i suppose. i guess you audiophiles call it neutral. to get to the point here, i want to see where the best upgrade opton lies.

 

I use my headphgones for everything from gaming to music, my music tastes vary. as it stands right now i am a student at the age of 27, so inbetween classes i just find a place to sit put on headphones watch movies and or browse the net while lsitening to music. these are used for mobile use and also at the house. i have not broken into the amp scene yet but plan on it after the first of the year, i am thinking a starving student, figure it fits kinda since im a student, definately not starving though, yay for the gi bill. I have been eying the denon 5ks but i would have to buy used, AND, from what ive seen to get good mids i would have to do the mods to them or send them out. after spending 500 i would rather not have to IMMEDIATELY modify them for them to be feasible.

 

sources vary from anywhere from pandora radio(gah the horror i can only imagine how bad the quality is) to cd rips.

will be used on my sony xperia z i plan on picking up by end of the year, they say it has a built in amplifier, not sure about that though.

will also be used at home on basic 5.1 realtek audio on my pc.

 

so please please please give suggestions, weigh in on the denon 5ks if ya want i jsut need info and pointed in the right direction, also if you feel you have good amp info for me for home use toss it in here aswell, i dont see me being able to use a amp at school though :(

 

V

 

ps: i listen to country,rock,metal,rap,pop, and sometimes techno styled stuff. despite my age i do not only care about bass, i look for overall quality of sound.

post #2 of 6

Get a Fiio E17 and Shure SRH940 ear pads

Put SRH940 ear pads on the SRH840.

Plug the E17 to the laptop using USB, plug SRH840s into E17's headphone jack.

These changes might just keep you satisfied for a little while.

post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

Get a Fiio E17 and Shure SRH940 ear pads

Put SRH940 ear pads on the SRH840.

Plug the E17 to the laptop using USB, plug SRH840s into E17's headphone jack.

These changes might just keep you satisfied for a little while.

 

thanks i will look into that. i assume there is no real upgrade in a fairly close pricerange?

post #4 of 6
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Thanks I will look into that. i assume there is no real upgrade in a fairly close price range?

Hard for me to say what is going to be a clear stepup from the STH840, at a reasonable price.

You could even save a few more dollars by getting the cheaper Fiio E10.

post #5 of 6
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Hard for me to say what is going to be a clear stepup from the STH840, at a reasonable price.

You could even save a few more dollars by getting the cheaper Fiio E10.

 

not really a concern for money, i just want better sound. preferably closed as they will be used for mobile us, the reason i say a reasonable price is i just feel like spending 1k on a pair of headphones i will break is a bit stupid, i broke my shure 840s after a year and a half, tho only after 2 months of school, so im torn :/

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didnt realize theres an actual section for recommendations, sorry ill head over there lol!

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