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Help, I got the Shure shr-940 they're very detailed but their treble is so high it's hurting my ears slightly even at low volume

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This is when playing music on my smartphone listening to sirius satellite radio (streaming) or Pandora at about 25% to 33% on the volume bar.

 

Should I return them? The other headphone I have is the Brainwavz HM5 which is definitely not as detailed but which doesn't have as much treble either.

 

I don't want hearing damage, which I heard can be caused by treble.


Edited by ag8908 - 1/21/14 at 1:19pm
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The Shure 940 is not generally heard as sibilant.  Before you get new cans, check your player and sources.  It/they could be the crux of your problem.  If not then either you are just very sensitive to highs and/or you need a can with rolled off treble like the SRH 840.

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I guess i'll keep it a bit longer, since it definitely has an incredible amount of detail.

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

The Shure 940 is not generally heard as sibilant.  Before you get new cans, check your player and sources.  It/they could be the crux of your problem.  If not then either you are just very sensitive to highs and/or you need a can with rolled off treble like the SRH 840.

^^^^This.
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Bright and detailed headphones tend to excel with well recorded music.

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Originally Posted by ag8908 View Post
 

This is when playing music on my smartphone listening to sirius satellite radio (streaming) or Pandora at about 25% to 33% on the volume bar.

 

Should I return them? The other headphone I have is the Brainwavz HM5 which is definitely not as detailed but which doesn't have as much treble either.

 

I don't want hearing damage, which I heard can be caused by treble.

Some break in time might help with the sound.

Try leave the SRH940s hooked up over night (a few times).

Personally for break in, i like to set the volume for a little higher then normal and use Metal.

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