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Thanks to Change Is Good for the opportunity to try/review the 1840, as well as lending me the Asgard 2 for an upcoming review of another headphone or two. wink.gif

 

Can't forget to thank Axel for making it happen... because our broke behinds would have had to wait... lol


Edited by Change is Good - 12/17/13 at 2:44pm
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Oh yeah, AxelCloris is my other Head-fi savior. <3
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And here comes the anti-SRH1840 brigade whipping out the ~8% THD+N measurements in the 20-300 Hz bass range. -_-
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Hmm, I have to take back what I said about the 1840 having just a little less bass than the MA900. The MA900 sounds quite bassy next to the 1840. Like... the 1840 is an AD700 next to the MA900. I dunno HOW anyone complains about the MA900's bass. That baffles me actually.

As for SnR on the 1840... I can't really tell, because the bass just isn't present enough for my ears to notice quite yet. I have to do a lot more testing to hone in on it.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/17/13 at 2:53pm
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Hmm, I have to take back what I said about the 1840 having just a little less bass than the MA900. The MA900 sounds quite bassy next to the 1840. Like... the 1840 is an AD700 next to the MA900. I dunno HOW anyone complains about the MA900's bass. That baffles me actually.

As for SnR on the 1840... I can't really tell, because the bass just isn't present enough for my ears to notice quite yet. I have to do a lot more testing to hone in on it.

 

I wouldn't go as far as saying it's AD700 bass (or lack there of :tongue:)...  but more like Q701 bass. You're ears are just to used to the mid bass hump of the MA900... which is actually higher than the K712/Annie.

 

When I first got the 1840 and briefly compared it to the K712... it felt like I had my hands on a technically refined Q701 but with a smaller soundstage. My opinion, of course...


Edited by Change is Good - 12/17/13 at 3:02pm
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They are positively bass light., and something up top sounds....artificial? Like some upper mid glare.

There is a nice sense of air and lots of clarity, but it doesn't sound 'natural'.

I'm positive these will SLAY competitive gaming, but I think they'll be one of those I can't personally recommend for music. I mean, it's kind of like an old school K701. BETTER, but similar.

It can definitely benefit from more bass, if only to counteract the off sounding mid/upper range. I can't put my finger on it yet, but something ain't right up top.

And lol, I know it's not bass light like the Ad700. Just saying, next to the MA900, it comes off quite light. And yeah, the MA900 definitely has some midbass emphasis. Which is why I'm baffled when people saying it's lacking in bass. Sub bass, sure, but overall bass is pretty present.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/17/13 at 3:05pm
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They are positively bass light., and something up top sounds....artificial? Like some upper mid glare.

There is a nice sense of air and lots of clarity, but it doesn't sound 'natural'.

I'm positive these will SLAY competitive gaming, but I think they'll be one of those I can't personally recommend for music. I mean, it's kind of like an old school K701. BETTER, but similar.

It can definitely benefit from more bass, if only to counteract the off sounding mid/upper range. I can't put my finger on it yet, but something ain't right up top.

 

Yeah, I've read others go as far as saying that it sounds similar to the HD600 also. I paid $400 for it, brend new, so I'm not in that boat of disappointment like the others who paid top dollar when it first released.

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I put on some bassy music.... the 1840 does NOT like bassy music. Not because it's bass light. I mean, it reminds me of the Yuin G1A. it doesn't handle bass that well. It distorts.
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I put on some bassy music.... the 1840 does NOT like bassy music. Not because it's bass light. I mean, it reminds me of the Yuin G1A. it doesn't handle bass that well. It sounds stressed.

 

Yup, that's why I only use it for gaming, movies,  jazz, and classical music. Put on the alcantara pads for bassy music, however, and it changes the whole spectrum.

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~8% THD+N in da bass. tongue.gif
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Well, well, lookie what we have here...
 

 

 

Mmmm.

 

Dem pads, and dat comfort.  :cool:

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I don't usually pay attention to those numbers... but I mean, it's not rocket science here, it's easy to hear.

I mean, not like the 1840 was meant for that type of thing, but I guess some data does correspond with what I'm hearing.
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To add, it's not like the 1840's bass is a mess. For most music, I can't hear the distortion. Just on some of the heavier music, it's definitely there. But to be honest, if you're listening to heavy bass genres with the 1840, you're doing it wrong to begin with, lol. Everyone and their grandmother knows the 1840 is tilted for detail, not bass.

i find the 1840 enjoyable. Not my kind of flavor, but I like it.

The treble is quite an improvement over the MA900.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/17/13 at 3:27pm
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Anyone ever use a desktop mounted mic for the Astro Mixamp? I figure they might have the potential to produce higher quality chat?
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To add, it's not like the 1840's bass is a mess. For most music, I can't hear the distortion. Just on some of the heavier music, it's definitely there. But to be honest, if you're listening to heavy bass genres with the 1840, you're doing it wrong to begin with, lol. Everyone and their grandmother knows the 1840 is tilted for detail, not bass.

i find the 1840 enjoyable. Not my kind of flavor, but I like it.

The treble is quite an improvement over the MA900.

 

Which is exactly what the 1540 is for. Like I mentioned earlier... I use the 1840 for gaming, movies, jazz, and classical music. Everything else I do with headphones involves bass so that's when the 1540 gets its time to shine. Each are perfect compliments to each other, IMHO.

 

The 1840 isn't really as bad as people write, to my ears, because as you can see... I chose to keep it over the K712. For it's use the 1840 was just a better fit to me. The K712 was more geared towards being a good all rounder with its slight mid bass hump. I, however, needed something a little more balanced and neutral... hence the 1840.

 

IMHO, the 1840 is the most neutral headphone I've tried. We all have our different opinions, of course.


Edited by Change is Good - 12/17/13 at 3:40pm
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