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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post

I've had a $20 Philips SBC HP400 headphone before this one, and they definitely were A LOT more engaging with the same music. 

 

Find the difference in response between the AKG and Philips and EQ the AKG accordingly.

post #17 of 26
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Find the difference in response between the AKG and Philips and EQ the AKG accordingly.

I can't, those broke.

post #18 of 26

Quite likely if you bring down 10 kHz and bring up 1 kHz you'll get a better sound.

post #19 of 26
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Quite likely if you bring down 10 kHz and bring up 1 kHz you'll get a better sound.

I've tried it, but it still gives me this boring sound. 

post #20 of 26

Improvise. Increase 2, 3, 4, or 5 kHz - it's what they try at Grado to make an engaging sound.

post #21 of 26

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Edited by DJHeadshot - 6/29/13 at 2:03pm
post #22 of 26

I haven't heard ether headphone but I believe it due to the sound stage differences the AKG 540 likely has a larger sound stage so music sounds distant in comparison to your old headphones which had a smaller sound stage so music sounds more upfront and engaging on it this is the reason I believe for what you describe as a boring sound on the AKG. You prefer headphones with a smaller more upfront soundstage vs a larger more spacious and distant one.

post #23 of 26
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I haven't heard ether headphone but I believe it due to the sound stage differences the AKG 540 likely has a larger sound stage so music sounds distant in comparison to your old headphones which had a smaller sound stage so music sounds more upfront and engaging on it this is the reason I believe for what you describe as a boring sound on the AKG. You prefer headphones with a smaller more upfront soundstage vs a larger more spacious and distant one.

I don't really feel like the soundstage on my K540's is that big, but definitely bigger than my old Philips headphones. But this might be it.

post #24 of 26
Maybe your just bored of your music collection. It happens to me sometimes.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post

I don't really feel like the sound stage on my K540's is that big, but definitely bigger than my old Philips headphones. But this might be it.

Doesn't have to be a big sound stage just bigger enough in size over the phillips to make a difference the greater the difference in size the more you will notice this.

post #26 of 26
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Doesn't have to be a big sound stage just bigger enough in size over the phillips to make a difference the greater the difference in size the more you will notice this.

I see. But the thing is, I just can't get used to it.

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