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post #436 of 493
Got the SRH1540 today and paired it with AK100. So far so good.
post #437 of 493

OK. For those interested in the pads, here's my opinion on them.

One interesting thing. The drivers(+housing) looks super different on the SRH1540. Never seen this kind of this before.

More typical Shure driver. SRH940.

So, the Alcantara pads are thicker then shure velour pads, which I believe should boost the bass on the SRH940.

 

On the SRH940, the Alcantara pads did increase the bass and tamed bit of the treble peak it had, making it a overall more balanced headphone, but keeping all the great clarity and detail.

Velour on SRH1540 made the bass bit weaker, but it still sounds very good. Now it actually sounds flat(maybe with mid boost). Whoa. No joke, they sound really balanced and great! IDK what I will keep on the SRH1540. They also sound superb with the velour. Vocals are still ultra smooth, treble is bit more present, and bass is tamed down a bit. Comfort is still superb.

 

Hmm. IDK. I love velour on SRH1540 and love Alcantara on SRH940. WTF. Well, I'll experiment for few more days. On the side note, I still enjoy the stock SRH1540 sound sig a lot. Shoot me with questions if you have any!

 

I think SRH1540 are a real upgrade over SRH940, which is quite impressive sonically. It's like SRH940 with more bass capability, presence, and much better comfort and build quality. Superb job shure! I'll write up a review after few more weeks.

post #438 of 493

Nice, I sold one pair of alcantaras and am not even using the other pair at all (I have alpha pads on my 1540). I was always interested in what kind of effect the alcantaras would have on the 940. I might just pick up a pair if I find them for cheap and slap the alcantaras on there, so I can have a closed headphone with soft pads that aren't pleather/leather.

 

My reason for having alpha pads on the 1540 is it vastly improves the bass texture, IMO.

 

Edit: If you haven't shared these results in the 940 thread, please do so. This should be great news to those who still own them :beerchug:


Edited by Change is Good - 1/20/14 at 5:35pm
post #439 of 493
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Nice, I sold one pair of alcantaras and am not even using the other pair at all (I have alpha pads on my 1540). I was always interested in what kind of effect the alcantaras would have on the 940. I might just pick up a pair if I find them for cheap and slap the alcantaras on there, so I can have a closed headphone with soft pads that aren't pleather/leather.

 

My reason for having alpha pads on the 1540 is it vastly improves the bass texture, IMO.

 

Edit: If you haven't shared these results in the 940 thread, please do so. This should be great news to those who still own them :beerchug:

Good point. I'll be s(h)ure to do that.

post #440 of 493

Quick Impressions!

SRH1540 with stock pads:

Great real sounding bass with punch

Typical shure mids: This is very very good.

Extended yet smooth treble.

Great imaging

Decent sound stage(it's a closed back)

Superb comfort and build quality

Great detail, kind of like SRH940.

Good clarity.

 

There really isn't much I can complain about these. It's nothing but solid in all department. Loving them so far.

post #441 of 493

Can anyone compare these to the Ultrasone pro 900's? Their bass response seems similar, although the 1540 appears boosted on the low end far more than the pro900's acccording to the headroom graphs for both headphones. I'm wondering if I should just stick with the 1540 or still get the Pro 900's to compliment them. These phones sound great with the EDM and Ambient music I have played so far.

post #442 of 493

Whoa. These don't have many reviews, don't they?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/702042/shure-srh1540-full-review


Edited by kimvictor - 1/23/14 at 6:52pm
post #443 of 493
People are shy... :-P
post #444 of 493

Or just in shock at how great they sound? :)

 

I know I am loving them.

post #445 of 493
I've hesitated because I don't know if I'm describing things accurately enough, yet.
post #446 of 493
Did I do a fairly good job? Sound is always hard to describe.
post #447 of 493
I had the 1840 for a little while, so I can say you were mostly accurate when comparing the two smily_headphones1.gif

Can you do a side by side comparison with 940 w/1540 pads and stock 1540? Should be interesting smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Change is Good - 1/23/14 at 7:57pm
post #448 of 493
Excellent and informative review. I'm definitely going to try these now; thank you. Now, to wait a few months until I can afford these...

How do these compare to the Shure SE535s? This should be interesting since they are the same price and from the same company.
Edited by Gbemiro - 1/23/14 at 9:25pm
post #449 of 493
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Excellent and informative review. I'm definitely going to try these now; thank you. Now, to wait a few months until I can afford these...

How do these compare to the Shure SE535s? This should be interesting since they are the same price and from the same company.
Oh forgot about that. I haven't heard these535 in a while, but I'll try.
post #450 of 493
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Did I do a fairly good job? Sound is always hard to describe.

 

I believe so.

I also have had most Shure cans and my opinion mirrors yours mostly.

One of the "No-no's" for me was sound leakage... for a closed-back is not really that good for controlling that.

My full review is on the 1540 review page.

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