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Help, please

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Please help me! After about 70 hours of burn-in with my SRH840's, I feel that the sound, compared to my ws55's, is not justifiable for the price. I know they have completely different sound signatures, and I think the Shure's respond to indie/classical music better, but dubstep through the ws55's is much more enjoyable than the Shure's. I'm sort of a purist, so I feel that equalizing the Shure's for more bass emphasis can't justify the $200 they are ($120 more than the ws55's).

 

What should I do? Should I sell the SRH840's? 

 

If I do sell the SRH840's, I would be interested in semi-open headphones as I would like a larger soundstage without sacrificing a lot of bass, or a closed headphone with both bass and mid emphasis. I was thinking Sennheiser HD's, or DT880's for semi-open, and Mad Dog's, DT770, or ue6000 for closed.

 

Also, which of the HD's has the most bass and mid emphasis? Which impendence for the DT's?

 

Thanks!


Edited by JR4599638 - 1/5/14 at 8:00am
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PLEASE HELP!!!!

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For indie and some electronic music listening out of a phone, I really find that the Sennheiser Momentum On Ear is a really fun set of cans. They're made almost entirely out of stainless steel, and have a solid bump to the bass, but not in a boomy annoying way like the beats. You can get them for 200 bucks and at that price point I think they're really pretty great. The sub-bass isn't really super present for stuff like dubstep IMO, as I enjoy really hard sub bass for that, but it's nothing a little EQing won't solve. 

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For indie and some electronic music listening out of a phone, I really find that the Sennheiser Momentum On Ear is a really fun set of cans. They're made almost entirely out of stainless steel, and have a solid bump to the bass, but not in a boomy annoying way like the beats. You can get them for 200 bucks and at that price point I think they're really pretty great. The sub-bass isn't really super present for stuff like dubstep IMO, as I enjoy really hard sub bass for that, but it's nothing a little EQing won't solve. 
What about the over-ear model?
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What about the over-ear model?

Everything I said about the on-ear, but way better. They are some of my favorite headphones ever. 

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Everything I said about the on-ear, but way better. They are some of my favorite headphones ever. 
Have you owned the SRH840's? How do they compare with the Momentum's for my music preferences?
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I can't say I have, sorry. 

post #25 of 33
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What about semi-open headphones?
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I can't say I have, sorry. 
Which in the HD series has the most prominent bass (and mids)?
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What about semi-open headphones?
Which in the HD series has the most prominent bass (and mids)?

I would probably say the HD650 has more of a bass/mid emphasis. Some people call them "dark" sounding, but to me all of the headphones in the HD series sound pretty much flat so I don't get that. Not sure the HDs are what you want for dubstep, and you'd need a good amp to even hear most of what any of those headphones are outputting. You can't really use them plugged into your phone. 

post #27 of 33

Buy a Fiio E7, it's a portable Amp as well as a USB DAC. It's $60 on Amazon atm, and it works well. it also has an EQ menu where you can adjust the sound to your liking. If you don't want a DAC, go for the slightly cheaper E11.

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Yeah I have an E7 and it'll work. Having that setup would sacrifice a lot of the portability that the Momentum would give you, but it would work well if you're down to carry an amp around with you. 

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Buy a Fiio E7, it's a portable Amp as well as a USB DAC. It's $60 on Amazon atm, and it works well. it also has an EQ menu where you can adjust the sound to your liking. If you don't want a DAC, go for the slightly cheaper E11.
I know, I do my research smily_headphones1.gif
I researched that they, paired with the SRH840's, don't make a significant improvement. Is that true? Paired with the Mad Dog's? Would the amplifier be powerful enough to drive the DT770's? Thanks!
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