One problem that I had previously with the SRH-840, that I forgot to mention on the previous article, was that somewhat the lower bass frequencies didn’t show themselves. Either the lower bass was recessed, taken over by the over-dominant upper bass, or the lower bass was rolled off, I am not sure. What I’m sure is that when playing classical music, the missing lower bass is really annoying. With mainstream music, this is not as bad, only a big problem with classical music. Good thing is that after 300+ hours, I don’t hear this problem anymore.
At this point, the SRH-840 has take over the position of the Sennheiser HD25-1 as my favorite closed phone, and I would give it a strong recommendation for the headphone to try at the $200 price range. Just give it some time to burn in, because this is one of the headphones that benefits a lot from burn in.