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New Shure SRH1540 closed-back headphones?

post #1 of 87
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Some random browsing I found SRH1540 on Shure's website. They're close-backed and share the same design as the 1440/1840. The pads seem to be velour/fabric. Price and release date are still unknown.

 

 

 

Spec:


Transducer Type: dynamic, neodymium magnet
Driver size: 40 mm
Sensitivity : 99 dB SPL/mW
Impedance: 46 Ω
Max. input power: 1000 mW
Frequency range: 5 Hz - 25 kHz
Net weight (without cable): 286 g
Cable length: 1.8 m
Type of cable: Dual-exit, detachable oxygen-free copper
Plug: Gold-plated 3.5 mm stereo mini jack

 

Hope they can be an upgrade to my DT250.


Edited by NicoCat - 10/17/13 at 8:16am
post #2 of 87

Probably 500USD MSRP and coming soon.


Edited by KevinWolf - 10/17/13 at 8:20am
post #3 of 87
Thread Starter 

Found a US dealer has them listed for $499.

 

Some German Shure blog says they would be be available in Germany in the autumn. Could be available in the UK at the same time, I guess.

post #4 of 87
Those look pretty sweet. The 1840 frame was a great design so these should be well built and a definite upgrade from the 940 in this respect. It will be interesting to see what they have done sound wise.
post #5 of 87
Wow! Have to check these out at some point. According to Shure's website, they are shipping to dealers, and have an msrp of 624 bones
http://www.shure.com/americas/news-events/press-releases/shure-launches-srh1540-premium-closed-back-headphones
post #6 of 87

Interesting, but not interesting if all they did was take the 1840 driver and put a lid on it. Hopefully it's something different.

post #7 of 87
^^Cant form an opinion on that, as i have yet to hear it, but if its something like the 940 (which I love) but with some more thump down low, id pick it up in a heartbeat. Besides, they are just plain sexy.
post #8 of 87

Glad they're using metal headbands. The 940 headband is notorious for cracking. Looking forward to a review. 

post #9 of 87

I've found Shure headphones to sound excellent. Unfortunately I will never buy another because of the atrocious build quality I suffered, repeatedly, with the SRH940. 

Had they acknowledged the widespread problem and rectified the issue with some strengthening of the hinges, I might think differently. But they didn't. They're made by a third party so they probably have no say in production line changes anyway. They never repair anything and simply exchange – it's less costly to just replace the cheaply-made whole headphone than to carry replacement parts and do repairs. Not my idea of a range I can trust. 

post #10 of 87

Haha yep , they look rather uncomfortable but after listening to the 1440s I am not sure if I will go Shure :P


Edited by MrTechAgent - 10/22/13 at 9:18am
post #11 of 87
The metal design if this frame is solidly built with very little moving parts. Comfort wise it was light and initially had some unusual pressure points that quickly disappeared when I demo/reviewed the 1840.
post #12 of 87
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Originally Posted by wrightanswer@ear View Post
 

I've found Shure headphones to sound excellent. Unfortunately I will never buy another because of the atrocious build quality I suffered, repeatedly, with the SRH940. 

Had they acknowledged the widespread problem and rectified the issue with some strengthening of the hinges, I might think differently. But they didn't. They're made by a third party so they probably have no say in production line changes anyway. They never repair anything and simply exchange – it's less costly to just replace the cheaply-made whole headphone than to carry replacement parts and do repairs. Not my idea of a range I can trust. 

You can't compare the build quality of a plastic headphone like the Shure SRH 940 to the Shure SRH 1840. The build quality of the Shure SRH 1840 is far and beyond that of the Shure SRH 940, it's not even worth comparing.

 

If the Shure SRH 1540 is build similarly to the Shure SRH 1840, build quality is excellent. 

post #13 of 87

"The SRH1540 Premium Closed-Back Headphones feature an expansive soundstage for clear, extended highs and warm bass"

 

I think Shure has boosted the bass, since the Shure SRH 1840 is described as having accurate bass.

post #14 of 87

Those pads look just like the kind Turtle Beach uses on their headsets, and those don't even begin to seal properly. I hope the insides of the pads are drastically different.

post #15 of 87
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Originally Posted by SixthFall View Post

^^Cant form an opinion on that, as i have yet to hear it, but if its something like the 940 (which I love) but with some more thump down low, id pick it up in a heartbeat. Besides, they are just plain sexy.

 

I also love the 940s and just wished for more low-end as well...

 

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Originally Posted by MrTechAgent View Post
 

Haha yep , they look rather uncomfortable but after listening to the 1440s I am not sure if I will go Shure :P

 

The 1440s have been the "worse" sounding Shure I have heard up to this point!! :-(

Loved the 440s/840s/940s/1840s. Each of them had their "thing" even if they did have a few cons.

 

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Originally Posted by ubs28 View Post
 

You can't compare the build quality of a plastic headphone like the Shure SRH 940 to the Shure SRH 1840. The build quality of the Shure SRH 1840 is far and beyond that of the Shure SRH 940, it's not even worth comparing.

 

If the Shure SRH 1540 is build similarly to the Shure SRH 1840, build quality is excellent. 

 

Agreed!

 

I'm starting to see a few retailers carrying them (BHphotovideo, Sweatwater, Moon-Audio, etc.) but not sure if this is all Pre-order or if they have them available... Hmmmm if they are, I might just buy them this weekend! LOL.

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