Grab the 840 for $80 and be happy
The 940 is known for it's crappy build, also the 940 is Thin airy and DETAILED [from what I have heard], to the balanced Shure 840. So I've not heard the 940 but it's crummy build and price make me think... the 840 is the only Shure I shall be owning :3
I found the Hp 100 to be built very well, I would ignore the scary pasta. The Sound Magics when they where NEW where well loved for a good reason, know that they are getting more popular, critics will emerage and horror stories along with that. Yea the Sound Magics and Sure 840 are both palstic, so do NOT go throwing it at a wall or dropping it on a daily basis. But if you can take care of a celluar Phone for more than 3 months you should be fine. As both where, imo, built well.
Still $80 for a LIGHTLY used Shure 840 is a super duper bargin, do confirm that it is in 100% working order, and has VERY minamal signs of use, at that price it's either a RIP off or a good deal. The SHure 840 is about $110 used, so $80 is close enough to be legit, just make sure that it is legit!
Yeesh, that sounds worrying re: the 940.
Okie doke, I think I'll go with the 840 then!
For future reference, do they have this information in the blurb about the headphones? I just kind of assumed anything below $500ish was mostly plastic.
well you know there is the Beyer... Just kidding
yea don't worry about it. I'm the guy who used to smash $20 sony cans in a week... so SINCE then I've yet to break any of the Mid Fi cans, the Sound Magics and Shure 840 both felt solid to me
Although keep in mind the 840 is on the heavy side, where as the Hp 100 is lighter. I... just think of me as a Mule... thick neck and shoulders. I don't... or rather headphone weight does not bother me... at all... I mean dude I used to wear a 2lb pair of vintage panasonics. I will have to DIG in my Storage to find them but here is a refrance pic
My old Panasonics where TWICE as big as these :O trust me they where FREAKING huge. They had thier own Bass and Tweeter in each can, with an Amp for the woofer and tweeter respectivly... I mean dude... they where BIG
SO that said... yea I don't uinderstand "heavy headphones" like you normal ppl do
that said, I did notice the 840 where heavier than the Hp 100. it might not be an issue [as I didn't find it to be a big deal] so again just try em, if they are lightly used and for $80 at the VERY worst... you'll build some neck muscles ;3 [which the ladies like] so again go with the SHure 840, and if you are lucky they will sound good and give you a sexier neck xD
Again, I'll try to follow through on the 840s then. I was able to keep my iPhone 4 in good enough shape for 2 years to sell it as like-new when I finally got a new phone, so I guess I'll be ok xD I never throw my technology cus it's so expensive haha, so no worries about headphone rage throws!