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I've owned these for a couple of months, so I have a good idea about these by now. Basically, there is absolutely no bass. I've tried everything: using the EQ on my soundcard, decreasing treble, increasing bass, using the "bass boost" BS. Nothing worked. If you like bass, these are probably the worst things you can buy.
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Originally Posted by nathris;13210611 
Really? The SRH440s are incredibly sibilant with little bass. I did a test listen and I'd put them below the HD 201s. It actually causes physical pain on some tracks.
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I will agree they can be sibilant but i suggest the toilet paper mod to tone it down . Ive done this mod and it helps quite a bit.

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/530146/shure-srh440-first-impressions-and-my-first-real-contribution-to-the-forum

In terms of bass they definitely have bass i have mine paired with a Corda Arietta which is a fairly warmish amp .

A headphone with little bass response is the AD-700.

Even from a Ipod/Iphone they have good solid bass maybe your a bass head ?

I would call the bass solid but not overwhelming.
Edited by Benny99 - 4/20/11 at 9:43pm
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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa;13210732 
Why wouldn't you want the 555 on the list? They and A700s are a pretty solid standards for their price range. I haven't heard good things about Shure 440s. I haven't tested them myself though. Maybe the 840s would be a good one to add instead? MS-1s are a good recommendation. I forgot about those. Thanks for the Zalman link btw.

The HD555s are a bit dull and cold sounding.

I prefer the presentation of my headphones to be energetic and fun to listen to the HD555s don't fit this very well.

Most models have the typical Senheiser laid back response sound which makes them a bit boring and lifeless.

However havn't listned to any of the newer models HD558,HD598

With all this though headphones are subjective.

Np with the Zalman Mic link smile.gif

My favourite headphones though are my MS-Pros biggrin.gif
Edited by Benny99 - 4/20/11 at 10:55pm
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Denon HD 2000's. I own em and I've still never found another pair that compares. Same drivers as their $1000 model for about 20% of the cost if you find a deal. I wear them for hours with practically 0 fatigue.
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I haven't tried out the Roccat Kave's but I've heard some really good things about them for gaming. They also seem a lot more durable than most "gaming" headsets.

I bought a set of these (for gaming - you audiophile hawks tongue.gif) about a year ago and they are awesome. I am very happy with them. You are right, they are very durable, they feel incredibly sturdy and the build quality in general feels very nice.
    
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