Shure SRH840 - just checking them out.
Just picked up a pair of Shure SRH840 headphones today (do headphones require a break-in period?). I had purchased a pair of Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Studio High-Definition Headphones ... mostly based on the review on this site. I really liked the sound of the Beats; but they seemed cheaply made and after reading a number of reviews decided that at that price build quality should not be an issue. So I thought I would give the Shure's a try. They were the only other hi-end choice at the shop that I went to; and that store has a great return policy.
I am finding the sound to be extremely detailed with the 840's, but perhaps a bit lifeless - especially when compared to my 805s speakers. They are, however, very new and may sound much better after a break-in period. Certainly my B&W's improved (dramatically) with age.
Anyone else familiar with these headphones? My only other option is to order a different pair on-line.