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All I can say is that I no longer own the Shure's... ;-)

:) :) 

 

How many hours can you wear them without problems?

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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

Did you ever try the Alpha pads on the 1540, like I suggested? If not, then you really missed out on the full potential on these.
The Alpha pads not only refine the sound... but fix the leakage issue, as well.

You know, I don't remember if I ever did. (I think I didn't)
I guess that would have definitely helped with isolation and leakage but still it would have sounded almost like basshead cans (which I already have and enjoy) and still not neutral nor detailed enough to dethrone the Alpha Dogs (to my ears.)

I did like them though. Who knows, maybe I'll buy them again after a while! I'm weird like that... (it's how I ended up with the D5000 for a second time! Lol)
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How many hours can you wear them without problems?

I could actually stay most of my working day with them on if I wanted to. But due to phone calls, meetings, etc I don't do it! ;-) ... I do re-adjust the Alpha Dogs due to the weight some times, but other than that no real problems. Realistically, I guess I have used them without interruptions for 2 or 3 hours and no problems.

Still, if you place sound second and comfort first, I'd personally choose the 1540s...
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:) :) 

 

How many hours can you wear them without problems?

At least 4hr. I've worn them for 8 hrs before without much issue.

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What headphones should I get if I prefer rich, full mids and hard hitting, deep, well textured bass with smooth highs; the 1540's or the Sony 7520's? Because starfly said that the 7520's had more, deeper and better bass than the 1540's, with better mids aswell.

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The 1540 wipes the floor with the 7520...IMHO.

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The 1540 wipes the floor with the 7520...IMHO.

Which headphones has more bass quantity between these two?

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The 1540...but it also has more mid and top, so it's kinda moot....but the 7520 bass is perhaps better defined. Everything just gels so well on the 1540.

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The 1540s have made it into my stable of cans.  I posted a review that you can read here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/shure-srh1540-headphones/reviews/10574

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I edited my review to add a few new thoughts.  I also copied them in this post.

 

I was finally able to put my finger on the sound signature.  These headphones have a unique sound signature that is easy to hear, but I was having a hard time trying to describe it.  Well, it finally hit me like a ton of bricks after an extended listening session.

 

These headphones have the audio qualities you hear when listening to recordings made by ribbon microphones.  That's it.  There it is.  It's a very nice sound signature and even has a hint of vintage audio to it.  The frequency curve looks like one you'd expect from a ribbon microphone.  Also, these are some smooth headphones and have absolutely no grain.  None.  In fact, they make the HD600 sound like they have grain.

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Very interesting... Thanks for the input! That makes me want them more...
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I edited my review to add a few new thoughts.  I also copied them in this post.

 

I was finally able to put my finger on the sound signature.  These headphones have a unique sound signature that is easy to hear, but I was having a hard time trying to describe it.  Well, it finally hit me like a ton of bricks after an extended listening session.

 

These headphones have the audio qualities you hear when listening to recordings made by ribbon microphones.  That's it.  There it is.  It's a very nice sound signature and even has a hint of vintage audio to it.  The frequency curve looks like one you'd expect from a ribbon microphone.  Also, these are some smooth headphones and have absolutely no grain.  None.  In fact, they make the HD600 sound like they have grain.

 

Very good analogy

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Originally Posted by jchandler3 View Post

Very interesting... Thanks for the input! That makes me want them more...

 

 

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Very good analogy

 

:beerchug:

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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post
 

I edited my review to add a few new thoughts.  I also copied them in this post.

 

I was finally able to put my finger on the sound signature.  These headphones have a unique sound signature that is easy to hear, but I was having a hard time trying to describe it.  Well, it finally hit me like a ton of bricks after an extended listening session.

 

These headphones have the audio qualities you hear when listening to recordings made by ribbon microphones.  That's it.  There it is.  It's a very nice sound signature and even has a hint of vintage audio to it.  The frequency curve looks like one you'd expect from a ribbon microphone.  Also, these are some smooth headphones and have absolutely no grain.  None.  In fact, they make the HD600 sound like they have grain.

I just listened to what a ribbon microphone sounds like on youtube, and it doesn't sound too good... I mean it's not bad, but modern mics have better record quality.

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