Excerpt: These sound fantastic and are an excellent choice for mixing. Not particularly boosted in any areas that I can hear. I also picked up a Focusrite Vrm box with these headphones to use for referencing. So far so good. I think its and excellent pairing and my mixes are translating to my monitors and consumer stereos very well.
Summary: These headphones should be valued for providing an ultra-bright sound signature not offered by any other headphone that I'm aware of.
Comparisons with the HD800: If you compare the 30hz and 300hz square wave measurements from the innerfidelity charts between these and the Sennheiser HD800, you'll see that the two are almost identical. I own the HD800s and this, and I can say that the SRH940s are much much closer to the HD800s than their prices would suggest.
Pros: Detail. Accuracy. very bright (if you like that)
Cons: Headband a little uncomfortable. very bright (if you don't like that)
Excerpt: Very comfy full sized headphones. It provides decent isolation and great details and is very neutral. Frequency range is very wide giving nice treble as well as bass details. Slightly less upper bass compared with srh440 and srh840 but the extra detail made me want to listen to my music all over again. <br /><br />The angled oval earcups provide much better fit and isolation then round cups like the srh550 and srh750, especially for average to small head.
Summary: I bought the SRH 940'S and by god there incredible headphones. The quality from the headphones is not at all like your really there, its more like you enter a whole different world when putting them on. The best way to describe it, is you are truly listening to the purest of audio. The 5hz-30khz response is no lie. Yes it seems a bit excessive, but you get exactly what you pay for. Ive compared these to the SRH840's, and the Sony 7506's.
Summary: Very comfortable, but a bit on the heavy side. Sound quality on good recordings very good. Running an amp makes a big difference. These headphones sure show how lousy most mp3 recordings are.. No regrets here.
Summary: My new Shure 940s are incredible! I normally use my Shure in-ear 530s, which I also find incredible but I wanted to try out a high quality headphone-and I was not disappointed. To my surprise, they both provide different presentations-the most noticable difference is that I found the 940s richer and slightly fuller throughout the entire music range on all types of music.
Pros: Absolutely everything. I'm used several other in-ear and headphones and NONE come close!
Summary: These headphones are astounding. I have never written a review for a product, however, the sound of these headphones inspired me to do so. I produce music and I have honestly never heard music sound this clear across all frequencies. They are absolutely perfect for recording, mixing, production or for just casual listening. I had the AKG K271 headphones for years and, to be honest, there is absolutely no comparison.
Pros: The sound is absolutely exquisite. Unbelievable actually.
Cons: The headphone band causes some slight discomfort on the crown of my head over time. I have to move it around to avoid continued discomfort.