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post #226 of 492
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Originally Posted by HiFlight View Post

When I compared my 1540 to my Sig Pro, I felt that the Sig had a much better overall tonal balance than the 1540 and probably would be considered to be the more accurate of the two. Isolation is about the same in both but the 1540's are lighter and more comfortable than the Sig. Still, overall, my preference is the Ultrasone. One could probably call the 1540 a more fun phone for casual listening.

Agreed!
I feel that the signature pros provide more detail and clarity especially up top. (from memory)

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My sincere thanks for saving me $500, or at least a restocking fee. wink_face.gif

;-)

You could try the Pros our maybe the Alphas...
Been using the Beyer T5ps and... well... if their cost is really $1100+, I can't hear it. Good bass, but poor subbass, pretty upfront mids and upper mids, highs a bit uneven and overall a bright Signature. Good clarity and detail but Highs are just kind of bad sounding to me (as in I prefer the Shures, Alpha Dogs, Sig Djs, Sig Pros, Denon D5000, etc. Etc.)
post #227 of 492
The shures are good for the money. They are not 1000.00 plus cans., so it's not fair to compare them to those. Well maybe with the exception of the t5p, which was a disappointment to me. Don't expect a 500 can to sound like a 1000.00 can.

The AD may be an exception, but it's something different altogether, and still it's a 100.00 more. If you are looking for a good midfi can, the shure is great. But if you are looking for a highend can, then you are going to have to spend high end money.
post #228 of 492
gelocks, did you see my question about trying the Alpha pads on the 1540?
post #229 of 492
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

gelocks, did you see my question about trying the Alpha pads on the 1540?

Yeah, I'm not at home right now and won't be with all my gear in 2 weeks :-( But I'll keep it in mind!
post #230 of 492
^Thanks buddy, I'm going to wait and see what you observe from switching the pads before buying a pair. Shure has always been very finicy when switching pads on their full sized cans. The result in sound has never been positive, except for the recent news about the 1840 with the nwere pads.
post #231 of 492
Or the 840 pads on the 440s... ;-)
post #232 of 492
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Or the 840 pads on the 440s... ;-)

 

Maybe i'm the only one who think the srh840 pads sucks with the srh440, mid bass hump, almost no extension, thin mids, harsh treble (extra 9khz~10khz peak). Initially, i thought it was good once i reverted back to stock and different pads, mods. You can mod the srh840 pads and get better sound out of it though.

 

I'm curious about the sound of the srh1540, damn the design looks a lot better than previous shure's closed heaphones, maybe they fixed the comfort issues and trebles peaks? I want to see some FR graphs from innerfidelity and golden ears.


Edited by rhiga - 11/9/13 at 8:25pm
post #233 of 492
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 I want to see some FR graphs from innerfidelity and golden ears.

 

+1

post #234 of 492

Would like to know how the Shure SRH1540 compare against the Sony MDR-7520. Both are closed back headphones for about the same price. Neutral sound signature. Light weight. Easy to drive from a portable device which is very appealing to me.

 

Steve

post #235 of 492
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Originally Posted by steveting99 View Post
 

Would like to know how the Shure SRH1540 compare against the Sony MDR-7520. Both are closed back headphones for about the same price. Neutral sound signature. Light weight. Easy to drive from a portable device which is very appealing to me.

 

Steve

I have the 7520 and should hopefully receive the SRH1540 this week. I want to know the same thing :) Will post a comparison when I've properly compared them both.

post #236 of 492

FiiO E10 pair well with these? I was thinking E12, but I rather not have to worry about battery life. E10 is plug and play from my mac.

post #237 of 492
Just got my SHR1540's today. Build quality is very nice. The carbon fiber makes me feel like I'm wearing a sports car on my head. The sound is simply sublime compared to what I've owned so far. Linear mids and treble with a bass hump comparble to, but maybe not quite as omnipresent as my DT 770's. The soundstage seems great and there is just so much "air" up top compared to my other phones. They seem more detailed even than the bright Beyers, with fast treble decay.

They pair well with my Asgard 2 in low gain mode (high gain mode has an audible noise floor). I even tried them with my iphone and they are easily driven. When I plugged them in, my iphone defaulted to MAX VOLUME and nearly blew my ears out. I hope I didn't damage the headphones. It says they have a 1000mW max power input and from what I've read ipods (don't know about iphones) output 60mW. So l should be ok? I also don't know impedance factors into the equation.

Anyway, I consider them a worthwhile upgrade. Very comfortable and lightweight for long wearing sessions. Very pleased all around.
Edited by TwelveTrains - 11/13/13 at 1:03am
post #238 of 492

There are few head-fi members who have both the Alpha Dog and the Shure SRH1540. I really want to read their Shure SRH 1540 review and comparisons between these two headphones before I make a decision of which one I should buy. Look like I have to wait more, however until now their impressions are very good. It could be a more fun type of headphone than the reference sound of Alpha Dog.

post #239 of 492
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Originally Posted by LoveKnight View Post
 

There are few head-fi members who have both the Alpha Dog and the Shure SRH1540. I really want to read their Shure SRH 1540 review and comparisons between these two headphones before I make a decision of which one I should buy. Look like I have to wait more, however until now their impressions are very good. It could be a more fun type of headphone than the reference sound of Alpha Dog.

 

+1. I would be able to hear them both but not side by side, which as usual is not a very dependable comparison. Those who own both, do chime in your thoughts and comparisons. Thanks!

post #240 of 492
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Originally Posted by LoveKnight View Post
 

There are few head-fi members who have both the Alpha Dog and the Shure SRH1540. I really want to read their Shure SRH 1540 review and comparisons between these two headphones before I make a decision of which one I should buy. Look like I have to wait more, however until now their impressions are very good. It could be a more fun type of headphone than the reference sound of Alpha Dog.

I'm supposed to get back to you guys on that, but haven't received the Shures yet.

 

I can tell you with almost 100% certainty that the Alpha Dogs will remain untouched though; they're already better than the SRH1840.

 

The Shures do look great and cost 100$ less, so it seems to be a killer!


Edited by dleblanc343 - 11/13/13 at 5:00pm
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