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post #16 of 29
Thread Starter 

Okay. So this is the narrowed down list according to my budget and what I gathered from all over the threads (correct me if I'm wrong). :L3000:

 

ATH-M50 - Used to be the king, favored by many? Low 38ohms, no amps required. Recessed mids. Bad soundstage. 10 oz.

 

DT770 - Clarity. 32ohms, 80 will be bass heavy (still good w/o amp), 250 will need an amp to fully bring out its magic. 10.58 oz. 

Comfortable, in fact better than the m50's even with glasses on (not 20/20 vision here). For that I might disregard the 250 coz i think 80 will suffice, if i were to choose dt770.

 

SRH840 - Durable. Excellent sound quality. Too heavy for some?  44ohms. 11oz.

 

My top priorities would be music quality and comfort over other factors (design, portability, cables. Any chance to narrow it down to the perfect one which suits my music preference? Hope I didn't missed out anything :D 

post #17 of 29
Both DT770 (80 ohms) and SRH840 are better than M50. I would avoid the 32 ohm because of the increase in treble sharpness on all the 32 ohm Beyers.

M50x has fixed some of the problems of M50, if the charts are to be believed. Unfortunately, they seem to have "fixed" the raspy treble by pretty much getting rid of the treble range.

Apart from the headband weight, the comfort on SRH840 is fine. Since it sounds the most balanced and clear, you could simply mod the headband.

I really wish Shure would release an 840i wink.gif with a more reasonable headband because it's the best less costly closed on ear model as it does nothing badly and fits everyone. That matters a lot in a portable.
post #18 of 29
Hi I currently own both the DT 770 pro(250ohm) and the srh840. I also tried the m50 for a few days but I couldn't wear them for more than an hour, while I can use the other two for a whole day. I bought the shure in a duty free at the airport out of curiosity, to use them with my phone during the flight, and I was surprised about how comfy they were. In terms of sq I prefer the beyers though, but they need a proper amp.
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by b0000 View Post
 

while the x1 is excellent, it's and open phone, so it's not really ideal. 

 

Ha!  Brain fart...the X1 is indeed open.

post #20 of 29
The Shures seem the best choice out of your list given your listening tastes.. The Onkyo FC300 seems a good fit for your needs as well: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/delightful-onkyo-es-fc300-and-es-hf300
post #21 of 29

Another couple of good choices...closed, supra aural models: Martin Logan Mikros 90 and Beyerdynamic DT1350.

post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

The Shures seem the best choice out of your list given your listening tastes.. The Onkyo FC300 seems a good fit for your needs as well: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/delightful-onkyo-es-fc300-and-es-hf300

 

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Another couple of good choices...closed, supra aural models: Martin Logan Mikros 90 and Beyerdynamic DT1350.

Oh dear, more choices to make :blink:
Not that I don't appreciate them of course :L3000:

post #23 of 29
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

The Shures seem the best choice out of your list given your listening tastes.. The Onkyo FC300 seems a good fit for your needs as well

 

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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

Another couple of good choices...closed, supra aural models: Martin Logan Mikros 90 and Beyerdynamic DT1350.

Oh dear, more choices for me! :blink:

Not that I don't appreciate them, of course, I'll do my homework and read up the reviews for all :gs1000smile:

post #24 of 29

best choice...without amp...skullcandy aviators :L3000:

 

 

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right this moment, i am with the dt770/600ohms...with dac n two tube amps raging to a fieryyyy orchestra in full charge !!

amazing huge 3D soundscape..dynamic !

 

cant say much for the lesser ohms. :rolleyes:


Edited by Lorspeaker - 4/10/14 at 9:09am
post #25 of 29
There's also the brainwavz hm5 if you want a strictly neutral phone. Its a clone of the Fischer audio fa003
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by ryantodd33 View Post
 

 

Oh dear, more choices for me! :blink:

Not that I don't appreciate them, of course, I'll do my homework and read up the reviews for all :gs1000smile:

The world is your oyster!!!

post #27 of 29
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There's also the brainwavz hm5 if you want a strictly neutral phone. Its a clone of the Fischer audio fa003

 

ermmm....this has got a tunnelled cave-ish soundstage, some might not like it.

But can be ethereally good for trance, chorals..ambient music.

post #28 of 29
Thread Starter 

Ok, at long last, I have decided to purchase the Shure SRH840!! :o2smile: Any good recommendations on the mod? And will it be hard to mod it?

This is my first time and I have zero skills performing surgery on this baby :popcorn:

post #29 of 29
Here are links to two of the pages:
1. http://www.head-fi.org/t/484116/my-shure-840-mod-warning-lots-of-pictures[/URL (process)

2.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/485381/shure-840-frankstein-headband-mod-mission-complete (result)

There are more if you search up top for 840 mods and 440 mods, which are similar.
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