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smokin'

 

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I spent a couple hours going back and forth between the D2k and 1540 using my e10 for amplification. The D2k is more open sounding while the 1540 is quite thick. The treble is warmer on the 1540 and bass extension sounds about the same but the 1540 has more bass. The d2k is missing mids and rock sounds a little thin with them. Guitars and vocals don't have that "in your face" quality. The treble response isn't great for rock either as I find it emphasizes the wrong frequency for guitar. D2K is still my go to for hip-hop.

The 1540 has a lot of bass and it can be a bit overpowering but i find it fun. guitars sound much more present and full. The d2k on the other hand sounds hollow and the guitars and vocals get sucked out of the mix (rock/meta, hip hop vocals are great). But the same fullness of the 1540 make them sound a bit slow. The D2k is more picky and can go from sounding great with some albums to not so great. The 1540 is more consistent and is a better all all rounder. The D2k has better separation due to it's more open sound while the 1540 punches you in the gut with bass and thicker mids but can be a bit messy with complex arrangements.

Both are very comfortable. The D2K pads do get warmer but the 1540 has a bit too much clamping force and the headband isn't as soft as the D2K. The 1540 pads are great though.

If I had to choose 1 I'd go with the 1540 since most of my music is rock and metal but I'm happy to own both. They are very complementary pair of closed cans.
Edited by bassboysam - 7/19/14 at 2:29pm
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I spent a couple hours going back and forth between the D2k and 1540 using my e10 for amplification. The D2k is more open sounding while the 1540 is quite thick. The treble is warmer on the 1540 and bass extension sounds about the same but the 1540 has more bass. The d2k is missing mids and rock sounds a little thin with them. Guitars and vocals don't have that "in your face" quality. The treble response isn't great for rock either as I find it emphasizes the wrong frequency for guitar. D2K is still my go to for hip-hop.

The 1540 has a lot of bass and it can be a bit overpowering but i find it fun. guitars sound much more present and full. The d2k on the other hand sounds hollow and the guitars and vocals get sucked out of the mix. But the same fullness of the 1540 make them sound a bit slow. The D2k is more picky and can go from sounding great with some albums to not so great. The 1540 is more consistent and is a better all all rounder. The D2k has better separation due to it's more open sound while the 1540 punches you in the gut with bass and thicker mids but can be a bit messy with complex arrangements.

Both are very comfortable. The D2K pads do get warmer but the 1540 has a bit too much clamping force and the headband isn't as soft as the D2K. The 1540 pads are great though.

If I had to choose 1 I'd go with the 1540 since most of my music is rock and metal but I'm happy to iwn both. They are very complementary closed cans.


I may have asked you this a few dozen times, but have you heard the Alpha Dogs yet?  I have heard that they make up for what the 1540 lacks in precision and quickness, and with much more accurate and detailed bass.

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I may have asked you this a few dozen times, but have you heard the Alpha Dogs yet?  I have heard that they make up for what the 1540 lacks in precision and quickness, and with much more accurate and detailed bass.
I haven't. But I'd love to one day. But I promised myself that the 1540s are my last purchase of the year.

It's getting a bit out of hand.

20140719_150119_zpsnosrbb7k.jpg

Not pictured, SR80i and another Fidelio x1.
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smokin'

 

 

Just wonderful!

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I may have asked you this a few dozen times, but have you heard the Alpha Dogs yet?  I have heard that they make up for what the 1540 lacks in precision and quickness, and with much more accurate and detailed bass.
I haven't. But I'd love to one day. But I promised myself that the 1540s are my last purchase of the year.

It's getting a bit out of hand.

20140719_150119_zpsnosrbb7k.jpg

Not pictured, SR80i and another Fidelio x1.

Ha ha....yea...you are going to need a few more sets of ears!

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Just wonderful!
Ha ha....yea...you are going to need a few more sets of ears!

I try to make time for all of them smily_headphones1.gif
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Just wonderful!
Ha ha....yea...you are going to need a few more sets of ears!

I try to make time for all of them smily_headphones1.gif

Your description of the D2K reminded me of why I sold my D7K.  Same kind of signature, IMHO.

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I haven't. But I'd love to one day. But I promised myself that the 1540s are my last purchase of the year.

It's getting a bit out of hand.
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20140719_150119_zpsnosrbb7k.jpg

Not pictured, SR80i and another Fidelio x1.
Oh Lord!
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Edited by whirlwind - 7/19/14 at 5:11pm
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I haven't. But I'd love to one day. But I promised myself that the 1540s are my last purchase of the year.

It's getting a bit out of hand.

20140719_150119_zpsnosrbb7k.jpg

Not pictured, SR80i and another Fidelio x1.

 

 

Same here haha, 2 of my cans are not pictured due to being at work. 

 

Mind the cables! I didn't have the time to coil them up when I took this photo a while back.

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Same here haha, 2 of my cans are not pictured due to being at work. 

Mind the cables! I didn't have the time to coil them up when I took this photo a while back.
Nice collection sir. Which ones get the most head time?
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JVC DX1000, Grado x Bushmills, Signature DJ, LCD2.2 and the Beyerdynamic T1 would get the most head time. The Absolute most head time would belong to the Signature DJ as it also doubles as a portable for me - I spend about 10 hours a week travelling on transport - not driving to save some money from Parking in the City. I usually lend out some of my cans to friends and family as well.

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I'm not surprised, those Bushmills X, sound pretty good.

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Been really digging some albums by Jess and the Ancient ones 

 

 

Totally a Grado worthy album :gs1000smile:

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Same here haha, 2 of my cans are not pictured due to being at work. 

Mind the cables! I didn't have the time to coil them up when I took this photo a while back.

Bushmills! Droooool
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