Shure SRH840 vs German Maestro 8.35D
Oct 6, 2009 at 10:36 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 7

noobguy

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I am new to the whole audiophile headphone thing. I have been using my Sennheiser HD200's for years djing and have no problem with them for that.

Now I am moving on to production. I am currently living in Japan and can't play loud music as it seems to be taboo here (especially in the suburbs). I plan to buy some Yamaha NS-10M before I go back to New Zealand as they are very easy, and cheap to buy here and seem like a safe bet for mix down.

I plan to send off any completed tracks of a high calibre to be mastered in the UK by the exchange or metropolis or someone similar.

I will be making heavily reggae influenced jungle (drum n bass) dance music. It will have male and female vocals, as well as sythesizer, sub-bass, deep kicks, snares and rolls.

I need to be able to hear the exact point where I have compressed the amens too much and which frequencies I need to EQ.

I will not be using an amp.

I will be using the headphones straight out of my laptop soundcard.

If I have money at a later date I may buy a DAC. I may also upgrade my onboard soundcard. Most likely I will not buy an amp.

As I stated the headphones are just the first step in a chain of mastering.

I have narrowed my list down to

Shure SRH840
German Maestro 8.35D

Both are said to be flat enough for my purposes.

I would really like to get some K701/702, but concensus is that they need amping. They are also open. As my wife will be on the other side of a curtain while I am making beats it would be considerate to have as little leaking as possible.

Please let me know what you would consider the best choice for my purposes.
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Oct 6, 2009 at 11:11 AM Post #2 of 7

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Oct 6, 2009 at 1:55 PM Post #4 of 7

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If you don´t need isolation I would go for the 435S
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Oct 6, 2009 at 4:19 PM Post #5 of 7

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I wonder how the new Ortofon O one and O Two measure up against the Shure 840. I haven't been able to find any reviews yet since they're new, but they're priced about the same as the Shure and, FWIR, they don't need an amp.
 
Oct 7, 2009 at 2:16 PM Post #7 of 7

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Great review...thanks for the link, noobguy! I always wanted to try the ultrasones s-logic technology, and now it seems there's a more balanced ultrasone available for studio and dj use.
 

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