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upgrade from shure 840s?

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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 4

The Denon is a woodie with a long thick cable.  It is not a can made for tossing into a backpack.  Additionally, it is weak for a closed can at isolation and leaking.

 

You should look into the Sony MDR 7520.  It bests your Shure in all categories, and you should probably like its sound signature (very neutral, extended and with excellent detail), if you like your 840.  The Sony has a detachable cable.

 

I don't know your system, but good entry level (& small) desktop amps include the O2 and the Schiit Magni.

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post
 

The Denon is a woodie with a long thick cable.  It is not a can made for tossing into a backpack.  Additionally, it is weak for a closed can at isolation and leaking.

 

You should look into the Sony MDR 7520.  It bests your Shure in all categories, and you should probably like its sound signature (very neutral, extended and with excellent detail), if you like your 840.  The Sony has a detachable cable.

 

I don't know your system, but good entry level (& small) desktop amps include the O2 and the Schiit Magni.

ty sir, i will look into all that you posted. as for the denon, i plan on getting a hippocase or something no matter what phones i get por stickw ith, i broke the shures by just tossing them into my backpack and really hate myself for not taking better care of them...

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any other input?

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