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Reverb is a definite problem of closed headphones in general. Not sure on how it applies to chat, as I don't hear myself when I speak...except now with the PS4. I haven't used it enough to weigh in on how badly it affects me though.
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Windows has this. You just use the windows mixer and up your mic volume. Not sure why you'd want it. 

Because If I can't hear myself well enough I talk way too loudly. 

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Koss PortaPro $24.99 Amazon

 

I posted this over in the Deals thread too, but cross posting here just in case someone wanted to try these and wasn't subbed to that thread. 

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Well, well, lookie what we have here...








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

So, as you can see, both the Shure 1540 and 1840 pads fit the MA900.

Both of the pads have a felt cover, which don't match well with the MA900 which already has it's own cover. The 1540 pads = bassy as hell MA900, weird/recessed mids. The 1840 pads are closer to the stock MA900 pads, but not completely and could still be better. THAT BEING SAID, the 1840 comes closer to the MA900's stock pad sound, and I believe may be worth looking into acquiring and attempt removing the felt pad cover... I may do just that, as the 1840 pads are around $25. This may be what puts the MA900 as a 9.9 in comfort. .1 for the headband still needing something.

BTW, the MA900 with the Shure pads = THE MOST COMFORTABLE HEADPHONE IN EXISTENCE. Bar none, game over, don't look elsewhere. There is no comparison.

The Shure pads keep your ears from bottoming out on the MA900's driver cover, so no more partial on ear feels here.

As for the 1840? Comfort = legendary, if a little below the MA900s. wink.gif

Sound on the 1840? w/1540 pads, bass bloat, dark mids, mid recession = not worth it, IMHO. Stock 1840? Clean sounding, airy as anything I've heard outside of the Ad700, slightly bright, and the bass is tight and balanced to my ears, though definitely doesn't go too deep. reminds me of the MA900's bass drop off, though the MA900 has stronger midbass.

So far, so good on the 1840. haven't had much time, TBH, so give me awhile before I have any real feels on it's sound.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/17/13 at 2:37pm
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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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