Summary: I always loved the sound from Shure's SE530. I thought its was too pricey and then this came along. It was a godsend to have the same sound signature in a headphone. Its definitely the most bang for the buck.
"Best closed phones in the $200-$300 price class, maybe even above."
By a customer from gmail.com, zzounds.com
9 September 2009
Excerpt: I'm going to keep this brief because in the end you have to listen to headphones for yourself to decide. But these sound amazing. Compared to the Sennheiser HD-595s these are way better. Compared to my Mackie monitors these are better. There are plenty of rave reviews for the 840s on the net by more experienced audiophiles than I, so go look for them if you don't believe me when I say these are by far the best closed phones in this class, and maybe also the next class...
Summary: I just received these headphone. I put them on using my ipod outside at a Barbecue. As i put them on for 10 seconds and started to jam THEY FELL OFF AND LANDED IN THE BARBECUE PIT !!! BUT THEY SOUNDED HOT WHILE THEY LASTED VERY HOT .I WAS WONDERING IS THE WARRANTY STILL GOOD !!
Pros: HOT HEADPHONES !! VERY HOT !!
Cons: MAKE SURE THEY ARE TIGHT ON YOUR HEAD BEFORE YOU LISTEN !! AND STAY AWAY FROM BARBECUE PIT'S !!
Summary: I just got my headphones the other day and even though I haven't done the 100 hrs of burn in, I have to say Im really impressed with these.
Pros: -Tight rich bass
-highs aren't too bright.
-Mids are neutral for all sorts of music
-sound stage just right
Cons: -Sound stage isn't as large as the higher end and more expensive headphones.
Summary: Sources: iPhone5 with PA2V2/FiiO E07k/Decware Zen Head amps using the LOD, various computers using the Microstreamer/Beyer A200p/v-moda Verza DAC/amps. Review notes: My first impressions of the sound of the SRH840 are based on direct comparisons to other headphones - the v-moda M80 and M100, the Beyerdynamic DT1350 and T51p, the FAD Pandora IV and VI, and notes I've accumulated from many prior reviews. I describe how I relate to the SRH840 (i.e.
Summary: They are comfortable-ish, not the HD600 or HD800 level but comfortable. Can get slightly warm inside but a quick lift and reposition will fix that. They can be classed as reference in my view the sound is analytical enough to separate the instruments very well. Sound stage is average for closed cans but fan as hell to listen to, I found. Leak no sound so can be portable should you so desire. Coiled cable is longish when stretched.
Summary: I bought these head phones nearly 4 years ago. I am a working musician and I use these to practise nearly every single day of the year. They are fantastic, amazing quality and still holding up like the day the were bought. Not to mention listening to professionally produced audio through them is an utter delight.
Summary: I must admit, in the first few days I had these 'phones, I genuinely thought about sending them back. The sound was rather tinny and lacked bass. However, taking on-board the numerous comments regarding the burning-in of headphones, I left them running non-stop for a good few days, maybe 4 or 5 days in total. The sound quality has significantly improved now to a point where I will definitely keep them.