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post #106 of 778
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Originally Posted by Greggo View Post
 

Does anyone have trouble with the fixed angle of the ear cups/pads?  I tried the SRH1540 at a meet and loved the sound, and the pads were the nicest I have ever tried... but like the V-Moda M-100, the ear cup angle is fixed.

 

Looking down at the top of someones's head:

 

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is how the feel to me, when what I really want is something closer to this:

 

 

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Do I just have a strangely shaped head, or do some of you have the same issue and have solved it by bending the frame slightly inward towards the front side of the ear cups?  Just wondering.  I find it hard to get used to because I am consistently bugged by the uneven pressure towards the back of my head rather than the balanced pressure I feel with my ATH-ESW9 or HD-700 which both have pivots that allow the ear cups to angle in to match my ears and/or head and thus feel balanced and less fatiguing for longer listening sessions.

Not takers on this???  Just one more attempt to get some feedback from those of you using this headphone...

post #107 of 778

Apart from the Shure being knuckleheads by using the same tired-weird headband design (where it extends more outward than downwards) I don't have problems with how the cups sit on my head... so nope... sorry.

post #108 of 778
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post

How do the vocals sound compared to the 840 in your opinion?
mids? Better! It's same amount, but more detailed and airy.
post #109 of 778

How do these compare to the Mad Dogs? My listening genres are rap/hiphop, trap and dubstep. I want the one with more bass impact, on both mid, and sub-bass, more forward, lush, airy midrange, and relaxed, but extended treble.

post #110 of 778
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post

How do these compare to the Mad Dogs? My listening genres are rap/hiphop, trap and dubstep. I want the one with more bass impact, on both mid, and sub-bass, more forward, lush, airy midrange, and relaxed, but extended treble.
i only heard the mad dogs really briefly, but srh1540 matches your description really well.
post #111 of 778
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post


i only heard the mad dogs really briefly, but srh1540 matches your description really well.

 

+1

 

I owned the Mad Dogs (V3.0) and yes the SRH1540s are definitely the next step up in sound.

post #112 of 778
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+1

 

I owned the Mad Dogs (V3.0) and yes the SRH1540s are definitely the next step up in sound.

I've heard a lot of people say on review the midrange is a bit distant, this really worries me man... I also can't try them out anywhere here in my city.

post #113 of 778
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I've heard a lot of people say on review the midrange is a bit distant, this really worries me man... I also can't try them out anywhere here in my city.
Lol. SRH1540's mids being distant? What was there reference? I mean, when compared to UERM, they have slightly forward mids, but compared to SE315, they have less mids. If you use the flattest iem/hp as a reference, 1540 has forward mids. The mids are very good.
post #114 of 778
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

Apart from the Shure being knuckleheads by using the same tired-weird headband design (where it extends more outward than downwards) I don't have problems with how the cups sit on my head... so nope... sorry.

Just out of curiosity, how much do you use your Yamaha Pro 500s vs the Shure 1540s?  Patiently awaiting the arrival of my SRH1540s :D

post #115 of 778
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post


Lol. SRH1540's mids being distant? What was there reference? I mean, when compared to UERM, they have slightly forward mids, but compared to SE315, they have less mids. If you use the flattest iem/hp as a reference, 1540 has forward mids. The mids are very good.

Alright thanks, you got me convinced to save up for them. I should be getting them somewhere in August, when I have saved 500 euro's. Really can't wait for them dude :smile_phones:

post #116 of 778
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

I've heard a lot of people say on review the midrange is a bit distant, this really worries me man... I also can't try them out anywhere here in my city.

 

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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post


Lol. SRH1540's mids being distant? What was there reference? I mean, when compared to UERM, they have slightly forward mids, but compared to SE315, they have less mids. If you use the flattest iem/hp as a reference, 1540 has forward mids. The mids are very good.

 

Yeah, it will depend with what headphones are you comparing them...

If you compare MrSpeakers Alpha Dogs, Beyerdynamic T5p's against the SRH1540s, then yes, their mids will sound distant since the previous 2 have less bass bloom/smearing/presence with a more even transition between bass/mid-bass/lower-mids. Also, their warm-ish nature can give an impression of "distant" mids. If you are more of a "treble-head" or neutral-head then these might not be for you as they are indeed colored.

 

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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post
 

Just out of curiosity, how much do you use your Yamaha Pro 500s vs the Shure 1540s?  Patiently awaiting the arrival of my SRH1540s :D

 

None.

I no longer have them! :)

The Pro500s are basically basshead cans, V-shaped but with actually ok presence in the mids and good clarity. The SRH1540s are borderline basshead (at least for me) but it's more even overall and their imaging is excellent!

post #117 of 778
The mids/vocals ARE NOT distant. They are flat and dead even. But to those who are used to forward mids might complain. That's all I'm saying.

I absolutely LOVE my 1540. Its my favorite HP and I'm used to forward mids, and lean bass, myself. Just buy the darn 1540 and stop questioning the same things on the forum over and over, again. The answers are not going to change. The 1540 is as good as it gets for a bass emphasized headphone. Most, if not all, bassy headphones will have SOME form of a U-shaped signature. The 1540, however, manages to have a flat treble response that matches the vocals, avoiding that U-shaped frequency...
Edited by Change is Good - 2/14/14 at 8:19am
post #118 of 778
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

 

Yeah, it will depend with what headphones are you comparing them...

If you compare MrSpeakers Alpha Dogs, Beyerdynamic T5p's against the SRH1540s, then yes, their mids will sound distant since the previous 2 have less bass bloom/smearing/presence with a more even transition between bass/mid-bass/lower-mids. Also, their warm-ish nature can give an impression of "distant" mids. If you are more of a "treble-head" or neutral-head then these might not be for you as they are indeed colored.

 

 

None.

I no longer have them! :)

The Pro500s are basically basshead cans, V-shaped but with actually ok presence in the mids and good clarity. The SRH1540s are borderline basshead (at least for me) but it's more even overall and their imaging is excellent!

Yea I've seen the frequency graph for the Pro 500 and they didn't look like something I would like but given you had both sparked my question.  Thank you!

post #119 of 778
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

Alright thanks, you got me convinced to save up for them. I should be getting them somewhere in August, when I have saved 500 euro's. Really can't wait for them dude :smile_phones:

 

if u have an amp with a High/Lo gain switch...putting it to High gain can forward the mids a notch..to my experience.

The mids on the 1540 is not exactly its main strength if u are looking for intimacy in vocals...

hate to see u saving up 500euro n be surprised... u better take a train ride somewhere across the border n give it a good listen...:P

 

I would own the 1540 for watching movies.. the bass aural...whooshhh..love it.

post #120 of 778

Can I order the Alpha Pads from mrspeakers while I live in the Netherlands?

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