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post #256 of 493
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AudioShop e-mailed to advise me that my 1540's have arrived. I will pick them up tomorrow and try to get some listening and impressions in by the end of the weekend.

We've got it in stock here too, if you're in town, I'd be glad to meet you!

post #257 of 493

Likewise :smile:  And I would love to buy them in Montreal....but the transaction was completed last week. I do plan on trekking down in the new year to see what's on offer at your shop......maybe that Focal Spirit Classic...;)

post #258 of 493

too much bass!

post #259 of 493
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too much bass!


LOL! ;-)

post #260 of 493
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too much bass!

 

More impressions pretty please : )

post #261 of 493

Too much bass, too much midrange, too much treble.

 

The 1540 sounds like you were listening to an HD650 plugged into an integrated amp and you had the LOUDNESS button engaged. It's like you went to photoshop a "picture" of the Momentum's sound and had it blown up to ten times the size.

 

Having said that though.....

 

 

THESE ARE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #262 of 493
Throw some Alpha pads on there and it will tighten everything up... making it much more enjoyable
post #263 of 493
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Throw some Alpha pads on there and it will tighten everything up... making it much more enjoyable

Are these Alpha pads more comfortable? Do they run hot after prolonged use? Did you find the Shure pads uncomfortable or is it purely a sound thing? Thanks in advance.

 

Also, do you play your PS4 with the headphones on? I bought both new toys just as you did, along with the Fiio E12. Played some Killzone 4 with the Shures and found it quite alright.


Edited by audiobot - 11/17/13 at 3:23pm
post #264 of 493
It was purely a sound and isolation thing. And no, the Alpha pads do not get hot at all.

It will, however, be a bishh trying to get a good fit due to the angles on both the pads and the drivers. I finally found a good fit by placing the thick part of the pads to face up (lining the seem on the pads with the cable entry on each side on the bottom of the drivers) and doing a stretch mod.
Edited by Change is Good - 11/17/13 at 4:08pm
post #265 of 493
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

Too much bass, too much midrange, too much treble.

 

The 1540 sounds like you were listening to an HD650 plugged into an integrated amp and you had the LOUDNESS button engaged. It's like you went to photoshop a "picture" of the Momentum's sound and had it blown up to ten times the size.

 

Having said that though.....

 

 

THESE ARE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What about turning down the volume????:biggrin:

post #266 of 493

I knew someone would come back with that! :D

 

You can turn down the volume but it still sounds oversized and the fun is gone. I guess what I was trying to convey is that it is all rather huge and in your face and that's the way it is and that is what makes the 1540 so much fun. But sonic purists and audiophiles would likely turn up their noses at it.

post #267 of 493
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I knew someone would come back with that! :D

 

You can turn down the volume but it still sounds oversized and the fun is gone. I guess what I was trying to convey is that it is all rather huge and in your face and that's the way it is and that is what makes the 1540 so much fun. But sonic purists and audiophiles would likely turn up their noses at it.

 

With the angles and thickness of the Alpha pads, this resolves the issue of being too "in your face." But again, this will lead to a tight fit and a need of a stretch mod for those with larger heads.

 

I, too, was having the same impression which then led me to convey that the Alpha pads should resolve that issue with it being thicker and made of lamb skin. I tried going back to the stock pads and was shocked at the improvements that were made.

 

I will still be keeping the 1540 pads, however, as those will be used for the 1840 once it gets here... :cool:

 

Those who gave impressions on what switching the pads would to the 1840's their sound signature made it a no brainer for me. I may just be selling my K712 if the I like what I hear...


Edited by Change is Good - 11/17/13 at 4:53pm
post #268 of 493

Thank you.

 

I should spring for the Alpha Pads....sounds worth a shot.

post #269 of 493
Remember what I said about having to set the thicker angle facing upwards to get a seal. Otherwise, you will go crazy trying to get a good fit.

Once you do this, it will then need to be slightly stretched for an extended period to loosen the fit. Also, give the pads time to break in before you finally get a perfect seal.
post #270 of 493

Thanks (suddenly feeling nauseous)

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