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I was really looking at the 1840 as my upgrade from the 940s which I love a lot. Just hated that it gets too bright with some songs. Tried the 1840 in Hong Kong as it was available there for demo and I loved it. I love everything about it apart from the lack of visceral impact on the lows. Finally settled and got the he500. Wanted something with nice mids. Both the 1840 and he500 has nice mids. 1840 wins on comfort but the he500 wins on bass impact and extension.

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Yep. IMO if the 1840 had more sub bass impact I could've seen myself being very happy with that for quite some time. I don't consider myself a basshead, but lack of bass impact always leaves me dissatisfied. The 1540 has issues, but for me, with a new cable on the way, it's good enough for now
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Originally Posted by antikryst View Post

I was really looking at the 1840 as my upgrade from the 940s which I love a lot. Just hated that it gets too bright with some songs. Tried the 1840 in Hong Kong as it was available there for demo and I loved it. I love everything about it apart from the lack of visceral impact on the lows. Finally settled and got the he500. Wanted something with nice mids. Both the 1840 and he500 has nice mids. 1840 wins on comfort but the he500 wins on bass impact and extension.

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Yep. IMO if the 1840 had more sub bass impact I could've seen myself being very happy with that for quite some time. I don't consider myself a basshead, but lack of bass impact always leaves me dissatisfied. The 1540 has issues, but for me, with a new cable on the way, it's good enough for now

I would have been really happy with just bass extension. I'm fine with decent impact. But for the price it lacks extension.. Bass just rolls off too early.

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Hi, first post here.I wanted to demo a SHR 1440 with the type of music I like-mostly classic film scores and powerful symphonic music so I called the local Shure rep- Mike C. and he sent the 1440 and the 1540 to a Guitar Center for me to test them out. I own a pair of Sennheiser HD 580 and Grado 225i and I wanted to hear something more clear and revealing and the 1440 really was very very good at bringing out details in the music that I can barely hear on my other headphones, mostly in the midrange and upper treble areas. The bass was tight and clear but not very loud and punchy. So I asked that I could switch the ear pads with the 1540 pads. HELLO! Amazing difference. The dynamics of the music became charged with impact-everything was just way louder and the bass was awesome! Punchy,kicking and tight. And there was sub bass that you could hear well-low organ notes etc. The mids became smoother and the highs were not as bright-more liquid sounding. All the detail and clarity was there-so a big win all around. So if you are thinking of getting 1440 order a pair of the 1540 ear pads and you will have a great sound pair of headphones. This was tested on an apple Mac Pro computer-not the best way to hear these. I am going to to buy some 1440's and 1540 pads next week and see how they sound with my new iFi iCan micro heaphone amp.

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Where are you getting the 1540 earpads?
 

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 So I asked that I could switch the ear pads with the 1540 pads. HELLO! Amazing difference. The dynamics of the music became charged with impact-everything was just way louder and the bass was awesome! Punchy,kicking and tight. And there was sub bass that you could hear well-low organ notes etc. The mids became smoother and the highs were not as bright-more liquid sounding. All the detail and clarity was there-so a big win all around. So if you are thinking of getting 1440 order a pair of the 1540 ear pads and you will have a great sound pair of headphones. This was tested on an apple Mac Pro computer-not the best way to hear these. I am going to to buy some 1440's and 1540 pads next week and see how they sound with my new iFi iCan micro heaphone amp.


Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 2/15/14 at 5:48pm
post #185 of 185

http://www.amazon.com/Shure-HPAEC1540-Replacement-Alcantara-Headphones/dp/B00HXAV0UY

 

out of stock but search for part on google and check availability...

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