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post #61 of 87
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Originally Posted by Vasuvicci View Post
 

Was the bass on the 1540 tight and refined compared to the HE-500 or did it appear bloated? I'm looking for a portable headphone with as close to Planar Magnetic bass as possible and was considering the 1540s.

I demoed the HE-500 before I bought the 1540. I listened to a small selection of songs for about 10 minutes. I would say that they were comparable in their detail and sound signature. Maybe with more listening I would have picked up on the nuances between both of them, but beyond the imaging I would be perfectly happy with the 1540 over the 500's. This is especially the case if you are looking for a light closed headphones with a darker but detailed sound signature.

 

One thing you notice with the 1540's is that the sub-bass is where these headphones shine. They produce a sub-bass that really brings some weight to any music you listen to without drowning out the rest of the frequencies. I don't find that the bass is ever bloated, it is detailed and fast.

post #62 of 87
From my short session with a new out of box and 1540.. The bass sounds bloated. It's confirmed by the graph posted by Tyl. I consider the he500 neutral with good extension. The bass on the 1540 isn't neutral. Didn't feel that the 1540s bass extended well too... Maybe because I listened to a new unused set.

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post #63 of 87
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Originally Posted by antikryst View Post

From my short session with a new out of box and 1540.. The bass sounds bloated. It's confirmed by the graph posted by Tyl. I consider the he500 neutral with good extension. The bass on the 1540 isn't neutral. Didn't feel that the 1540s bass extended well too... Maybe because I listened to a new unused set.

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I think it must have been the music you were listening to. I have played some frequency tests with the headphones and they extend very well. You can feel the rumble down at 20hz.

 

They are basically my perfect sound signature. I can't handle boring analytical flat headphones. I need some warmth to my music or it bores me. But to say that the bass is bloated, maybe compared to a pair of etymotic er4p's or AKG 271MKII's it is bloated. But those are unbelievably boring headphones/earphones to my ears.

post #64 of 87
"Bloated" sounds so negative. I will wait for Tyll's review that he promised. And I also like this kind of sound signature.
post #65 of 87

I compared the graphs of various highly praised headphones and they also seem to have a similar FR graph up to the 6.5-7KHz range. On a different note, I compared the SRH 1540 to the HE-500 and Denon D5k. The 1540s look like bass heavy headphones, which might make them  really fun to listen to. The midrange looks nice and flat with a steady curve into the upper mids-highs. I looked at those highs for a while and they reminded me of a different graph...the one for the HD650s. The relative amount of treble roll-off does seem to be comparable. I am really interested in trying these out now.

 

 

 

http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=-2&graphID[]=853&graphID[]=4273&scale=30

post #66 of 87

heard this can at a friend's den, hmmm that basssss......sounds like a great can for MOVIES :P

Nothing mushy about this can..mids not that upfront, not recessed too.

Didnt get a great sense of depth, more left to right...somewhat "in the head"...(maybe its the setup ..shhhhh) 

dun think this can is great for classicals. 

v comfy, quite light on the head.

the best looking shure so far.

post #67 of 87
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

Tyll put up measurements in his February update:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/ShureSRH1540.pdf

 

(for those that love graphs! ;-))

 

I don't even listen to anything anymore. I just spend hours contemplating graphs. The SR-009 graph, in particular, has a really soothing quality.

post #68 of 87
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Originally Posted by Vasuvicci View Post
 

I compared the graphs of various highly praised headphones and they also seem to have a similar FR graph up to the 6.5-7KHz range. On a different note, I compared the SRH 1540 to the HE-500 and Denon D5k. The 1540s look like bass heavy headphones, which might make them really fun to listen to. The midrange looks nice and flat with a steady curve into the upper mids-highs. I looked at those highs for a while and they reminded me of a different graph...the one for the HD650s. The relative amount of treble roll-off does seem to be comparable. I am really interested in trying these out now.

 

 

 

http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=-2&graphID[]=853&graphID[]=4273&scale=30

 

They are.. and they are! ;-)

post #69 of 87
For some reason I think I might really like these. But I will wait for a fs post. I been wanting a spacious and smooth/refined basshead can. Is the bass atleast tight and textured?

http://www.digitaltrends.com/headphone-reviews/shure-srh1540-review/
http://www.musicradar.com/us/reviews/tech/shure-srh1540-591078


no that i know much about those sites. but on the other hand the two other people I know that like my current favorite hp dont like it... one says the bass eats the mids, the other says the highs are too rolled off.


I think I am more eager to hear this now than the spirit pro which someone told me sounds a lot like the yamaha.
Edited by grizzlybeast - 2/7/14 at 12:07am
post #70 of 87

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Edited by grizzlybeast - 2/7/14 at 7:06am
post #71 of 87

If you LOVE "brightness" like the Yamaha provides, then no, the Shure's sound signature for this one is different. I liked it though even if the bass bleed a bit into the mids. I think I might even buy them again in the future. But right now with the Alpha Dogs + my current basshead cans + the T5p's (that will hopefully sound excellent once modded) I think I'm good. ;)

post #72 of 87

I like the yamaha because of its overall presentation and I like its highs too, it will help me mix... but on the other hand my fav listening can is the hd650, and though its not as good as the lcd2 or he500 i prefer it to those when I want to jam out, crank the volume up and write music.

 

hd650 + deeper bass is a good thing actually to me. I don't mind treble roll off at all....sometimes I welcome it. if the bass booms into the mids a bit i wont mind for writing purposes.

 

darn that looks enjoyable, oooh wee.


Edited by grizzlybeast - 2/7/14 at 7:17am
post #73 of 87

As a previous HD600 and SRH1840 owner, I'm pretty Shure you'd like these... ;-)

post #74 of 87
It looks like Shure has created a closed HD 650. Which is what Sennheiser refuses to do since long without a good reason. And the Shure completes the bass to match the frequency response curve that Dr. Olive from Harman found out is the perfect one for headphones. Makes the Shure even more interesting.
post #75 of 87

also that bass hump is where studio monitors have their bass punch at... it rolls off but still keeps the sub bass. 

 

it also avoids the upper bass hump..

 

that 20-60hz look like it knocks!

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