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post #31 of 39
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Originally Posted by Hapster View Post

So...Headphones...

I wish I could find a comparison between He-400 and Shure Srh1440. I don't hear much about it, but it looks promising.

If you ask in the HE-400 discussion thread, someone there might be able to give you a comparison between the two: http://www.head-fi.org/t/604583/hifiman-he-400-impressions-and-discussion-thread

However, if you look at the frequency response charts for the HE-400 and SRH1440, the Shures start rolling off above 100hz in bass response:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/ShureSRH1440.pdf
http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/HiFiMANHE400.pdf

The SHR1440 looks to be a somewhat mid-centric phone, although I have not heard it. I think you could probably get better bass response for EDM out of some of the AKG Q/K7xx series.
post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

If you ask in the HE-400 discussion thread, someone there might be able to give you a comparison between the two: http://www.head-fi.org/t/604583/hifiman-he-400-impressions-and-discussion-thread

However, if you look at the frequency response charts for the HE-400 and SRH1440, the Shures start rolling off above 100hz in bass response:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/ShureSRH1440.pdf
http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/HiFiMANHE400.pdf

The SHR1440 looks to be a somewhat mid-centric phone, although I have not heard it. I think you could probably get better bass response for EDM out of some of the AKG Q/K7xx series.

Oh I see, thanks for the graphs. The treble on the Srh1440 is pretty impressive compared to the He-400 it looks like. But the 1440 clearly starts to roll off in bass. So I'll probably avoid it. I've never heard the Q701 but from just being around, it doesn't look like it'd be much of an upgrade.
Edited by Hapster - 6/28/14 at 12:03pm
post #33 of 39
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Shure Srh-1540 http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/ShureSRH1540.pdf

Looks likes it's more bass centric
post #34 of 39
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Shure Srh-1540 http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/ShureSRH1540.pdf

Looks likes it's more bass centric

Yep. That definitely looks bassier than the 1440s smily_headphones1.gif

Looks like it has been tuned for heavy midbass output. My guess is that they would be fairly warm sounding based on the frequency response, but then I have not heard them.

Note that they are closed back headphones, so soundstage will be a compromise over open headphones in the same price range.
post #35 of 39

You can look into some of the Ultrasones. I haven't heard any of them myself, but several reviews and feedback state they excel with electronic music.

 

- Roy

post #36 of 39
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Meh, I had the Ultrasone Hfi780 for a month and still remains my least favourite headphone to date.
post #37 of 39
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Actually just started looking at the ATH-Ad1000x and the like.
post #38 of 39
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Actually, I think I'm gonna go with Focal Spirit Classic. I found one for just above $230

I hope it's a good enough upgrade.
post #39 of 39

Best wishes & good luck, then.

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