Shure SRH440 vs Sennheiser HD 449
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As the title says, I narrowed down to the two headphones.
I will use them for casual listening and I mostly listen to beatles, led zeppelin, ac/dc and a lot of music from the 60s and 70s.
Which headphone would be a better choice?
I've heard a lot of good reviews about each one.
Are the Shure phones for "professional use" only or are they good for casual listening too?
 
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As the title says, I narrowed down to the two headphones.
I will use them for casual listening and I mostly listen to beatles, led zeppelin, ac/dc and a lot of music from the 60s and 70s.
Which headphone would be a better choice?
I've heard a lot of good reviews about each one.
Are the Shure phones for "professional use" only or are they good for casual listening too?
i think the shure does a better job at this price point.
 
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Thanks. which headphone would be easier to drive?
 
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They both have a similar impedance curve. So i think it'd probably be equal. 
 
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Alright. Just ordered Shure SRH440!
Look forward to hearing your impressions.  
 
I have been looking at the Shure lineup for a while now and the 440 and 840 were on my short-list for my next purchase.  I realize there is a pretty significant price difference between the two and my hope was that the SRH440 was a sweet spot in the Shure lineup.  I was worried that I would not get my value out of paying the extra $70 for the SRH840s.  
 
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Look forward to hearing your impressions.  
 
I have been looking at the Shure lineup for a while now and the 440 and 840 were on my short-list for my next purchase.  I realize there is a pretty significant price difference between the two and my hope was that the SRH440 was a sweet spot in the Shure lineup.  I was worried that I would not get my value out of paying the extra $70 for the SRH840s.  
So the Shures just arived, and I have to say they are extremely good for their price!
Excellent mids and highs, but a lack of bass.
I would recommend it to everyone but the only thing is, it is absolutely ruthless to bad quality songs. I simply CANNOT hear youtube songs through these headphones, it makes me nauseous!
 
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,,,,, it is absolutely ruthless to bad quality songs. I simply CANNOT hear youtube songs through these headphones, it makes me nauseous!
Interesting, maybe a sign that they are very accurate, detailed headphones.  
 
As for the Bass, I am not a huge bass fiend, but would require that the headphone accurately reproduce the bass as intended, not enhanced bass, just natural.   I would be interested in hearing other impression on the SRH440.  I will need to do some research.
 
Thanks again.
 
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Interesting, maybe a sign that they are very accurate, detailed headphones.  
 
As for the Bass, I am not a huge bass fiend, but would require that the headphone accurately reproduce the bass as intended, not enhanced bass, just natural.  
It rolls off quite steeply after about 50hz
 
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Interesting, maybe a sign that they are very accurate, detailed headphones.  
 
As for the Bass, I am not a huge bass fiend, but would require that the headphone accurately reproduce the bass as intended, not enhanced bass, just natural.   I would be interested in hearing other impression on the SRH440.  I will need to do some research.
 
Thanks again.
If you arent a basshead it shouldnt be a problem. The bass is there, and its just enough for me.
 
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