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Mad, I notice that you and I are the only regulars that post when we start talking about bass. That good ol' bloated, muddy, bleeding into the mids... BASS!

Hehehe...
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I'm going to have to test run some 1540s...

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I'm going to have to test run some 1540s...

My apologies calpis. I forgot bass is what brings you out from the bat cave.
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I've tried the m50 with Beyer velour, braimwavz pleather and velour pads, the way they affect seal and/or isolation level makes the m50 sound pretty bad, IMO. The sound thins, there is a noticeable loss in bass quality, impact, etc.
In other words, the good qualities get boned without any noticeable benefits other than much better comfort. That's with melon though.

Maybe those pads will be an exception.
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My apologies calpis. I forgot bass is what brings you out from the bat cave.

Blame the bass gods.

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My apologies calpis. I forgot bass is what brings you out from the bat cave.

Hahaha, Calpis, our elusive, resident basspert.
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I almost kind of want COPs for myself to use with gutted 1540 pads. I really, REALLY like that headphone for the price. I mean, they STILL sounded decent with leaky as hell, no isolation 1840 pads. You would've thought a headphone that closed would become harsh as hell, metallic piles of rubbish.

beyer did right with that bass adjustment business. Hopefully they continue with that in the future, with better drivers.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - Today at 7:38 pm
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I'm curious if the 1540 could pull me away from my "bass modded" 2900. I will find a way to budget $500 for them, tax return maybe.

 

How's the heat with the 1540? Summer is coming up.

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$400 from the right authorized seller on eBay who is accepting best offers, fwih.
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I'm curious if the 1540 could pull me away from my "bass modded" 2900. I will find a way to budget $500 for them, tax return maybe.

How's the heat with the 1540? Summer is coming up.

It's not as cool as the Pro 900 or velour padded closed headphones. The Alcantara pads are actually lined with pleather on the inner wall, which is why I believe they sound so much like pleather pads.

So, time will tell, but I'd stll keep an open headphone. They are definitely a lot cooler than the COP though.

To be honest, I have a hard time justifying $400-500 for them, but they are a niche. I'd say I'd think they'd be best at around $350.

As for Ebay sellers, I looked at Shure's authorized list, and those 'authorized' sellers on Ebay aren't on the list, which is why I just played it safe and bought it on Amazon. Imagine if I had bought the X2 off a non-dealer. Nightmare even worse than the one I have now.

Expensive headphones are something i would pay extra to make sure I have a fix for them in case something goes wrong.

I guess you could probably buy one of thise ebay headphones with a long squaretrade warranty though. Probably cheaper than Amazon, and with a much longer warranty.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - Today at 8:02 pm
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I keep telling myself that I'll pick up the TH600 but then I envision hot California summers. I'm still waiting for Ultrasone to announce something to the affect of a new line of PROS.

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Yeah, I was actually going to justify a b stock TH900 for myself, but I honestly knew I would always complain about the pads, which was I decided on just going the safe route with the 1540.
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Yeah, I was actually going to justify a b stock TH900 for myself, but I honestly knew I would always complain about the pads, which was I decided on just going the safe route with the 1540.

Have you tried the pads? That was the one thing I couldn't complain about with that headphone. They kind floated on your head. That and pleather isn't true pleather...it's some organic eggshell protein crap or something. It doesn't degrade like pleather and doesn't get as hot. Then again, take that with a grain of salt as I live in the mid-west and not the south anymore.

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