SRH840 impression
Jul 8, 2009 at 1:05 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2,135

Quinto

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Got my Shure SRH840 today
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The only closed can I owned was the D2000, which I didn´t really like.. Bass was to much for me, the mids not there and the treble so so..

I tried the Shure SE530pth because I needed a sealed can for blocking the TV, but in/ear wasn´t for me.. I did like the sound though

I considered the ATH/M50, but just before I pulled the trigger I found out about the Shure SRH series.. so with the sound of the SE530 in my mind I ordered the STH840 yesterday..

First thing I noticed was the cord sticking out, which is IMO quite annoying, so I put two tyrap´s around it

I hooked the Shure on my X/Can/V8, feeding straight out of my pc into my X/Can DAC..
Straight out of the box the bass was flubby, seperation kindof awful, treble sounded pretty good though.. I knew this is to be expected straight out of the box so no concerns here
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About five hours later it is already a other headphone.. Bass straightened out fairly well, the mids are clear and.. I think the word is lush, treble is very good, not harsh but with great detail.

It´s a comfy headphone, get´s a bit warm though..Isolation in and out is very good.. From what I remember from my SE530 the sound signature seems similar, but I have no means for direct comparison, so, I´m not shure
Much better then what I remember from my D2000 I´m happy to say..

I give some more impressions after 100~hours, I think I might love this headphone in the nearby future

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Jul 8, 2009 at 3:43 PM Post #6 of 2,135

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So where's the best vendor online to pick up a pair of these puppies? The cheaper the better, but I suppose it should be from a reputable source. (I'm from Canada, but don't suppose there's a supplied canuck retailer yet.) How much did they cost, if you don't mind me asking, Quinto?
 
Jul 8, 2009 at 3:52 PM Post #7 of 2,135

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I note that iHeadphones in the UK which initially indicated that they would sell them for £150 (rrp £180) now puts them at £120, although they don't have stock yet. That said, other shops seem to suggest the rrp is £220... I wonder what that's about.

I look forward to reading more impressions.
 
Jul 8, 2009 at 4:24 PM Post #8 of 2,135

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sampson_smith /img/forum/go_quote.gif
So where's the best vendor online to pick up a pair of these puppies? The cheaper the better, but I suppose it should be from a reputable source. (I'm from Canada, but don't suppose there's a supplied canuck retailer yet.) How much did they cost, if you don't mind me asking, Quinto?


I paid 199 euro, incl. shipping..

The Netherlands are not the place to buy cheap so I buy abroad most of the times..

A Dutch website had these already in stock, so...
 
Jul 8, 2009 at 6:49 PM Post #10 of 2,135

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You've got a very nice headphone stand
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Jul 8, 2009 at 6:56 PM Post #11 of 2,135

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that looks cool. Never expect to be able to buy it this early. It seems shure, unlike some other brands, does not do delays.
 
Jul 8, 2009 at 7:11 PM Post #12 of 2,135

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thought about these ... really did; great price ... spoke with the W.Canada Shure rep too. then, yesterday, almost pulled the trigger on the k702 until i stumbled across the news from ttvj ... this a.m. ordered the head-f1s instead...my poor wallet, indeed.

congrats, Quinto
 
Jul 8, 2009 at 9:11 PM Post #13 of 2,135

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Quote:

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So where's the best vendor online to pick up a pair of these puppies? The cheaper the better, but I suppose it should be from a reputable source. (I'm from Canada, but don't suppose there's a supplied canuck retailer yet.) How much did they cost, if you don't mind me asking, Quinto?


I think the post I had seen about the early sales was someone from Earphonesolutions.com. They're a sponsor plus Shure authorized dealer. I think they have free shipping to Canada above ~$100 or so. I didn't see the HP's on their site, but you could probably email them and they'd let you know; they're quite helpful.
 
Jul 8, 2009 at 10:02 PM Post #14 of 2,135

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Yeah! Headphone Solutions seems like the way to go as they offer free shipping (albeit without insurance--should I be worried?). They are pre-ordering at $199.99. Does anyone know of any cheaper vendor of the SRH-840's? Pretty excited to try out a pair!
 

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