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post #151 of 713
I've read the HD650 has more of a n-shaped sound... which is far from what these offer. These are only slightly u-shaped... but to me they are more like a hill that evens out towards the mids and highs.
post #152 of 713
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

I've read the HD650 has more of a n-shaped sound... which is far from what these offer. These are only slightly u-shaped... but to me they are more like a hill that evens out towards the mids and highs.

Thanks Change. Yeah, a closed HD 650 comparison just didn't sound right at all considering how people have been describing their impressions in this thread. I know I'm going to be treading lightly with this one and I'm hoping for pleasantly surprised, but I'm ready for disappointment if it happens.

post #153 of 713
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Thanks Change. Yeah, a closed HD 650 comparison just didn't sound right at all considering how people have been describing their impressions in this thread. I know I'm going to be treading lightly with this one and I'm hoping for pleasantly surprised, but I'm ready for disappointment if it happens.

Be sure to let me know how you like them...

post #154 of 713
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Hmm. The HD 650 is extremely dark. Are you saying the SRH1540 is extremely dark as well? That would go against what I've read in the past and really make me think twice about grabbing this can. Dark is not a signature I'm interested in.

The 1540 is by no means dark in my book.  My comment, as I stated, was from a high level and not a detailed one there was no A/B'ing involved :).  I love my 1540s even more than my HD650s (so far), I feel I can use them for any application and still be very satisfied with them.

post #155 of 713
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The 1540 is by no means dark in my book.  My comment, as I stated, was from a high level and not a detailed one there was no A/B'ing involved :).  I love my 1540s even more than my HD650s (so far), I feel I can use them for any application and still be very satisfied with them.

No problem. I'm just trying to understand your comments. Other than the inherent difference between open vs close, you do think the signatures are similar?

post #156 of 713
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

No problem. I'm just trying to understand your comments. Other than the inherent difference between open vs close, you do think the signatures are similar?

Yea I feel the sound signature is similar from a high level (meaning a non-detailed level) but I haven't gone into anymore detail and A/B'd them to each other.

post #157 of 713
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Yea I feel the sound signature is similar from a high level (meaning a non-detailed level) but I haven't gone into anymore detail and A/B'd them to each other.

So does the treble roll off pretty dramatically?

post #158 of 713
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

So does the treble roll off pretty dramatically?

I haven't noticed any and I didn't see any in the frequency graph either.  Here's the graphs for the 1540 in case you haven't seen them:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/ShureSRH1540.pdf

post #159 of 713
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post
 

I haven't noticed any and I didn't see any in the frequency graph either.  Here's the graphs for the 1540 in case you haven't seen them:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/ShureSRH1540.pdf

So if that's not the case, why are you saying that they sound similar to the HD650's (from a high level)? I don't mean this to attack you, I'm just curious.

post #160 of 713
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

So if that's not the case, why are you saying that they sound similar to the HD650's (from a high level)? I don't mean this to attack you, I'm just curious.

 

During my first listen (about a half hour into listening to these, for the first time), which was when I reviewed these, that was the best way I could describe them.  It seems some people read past the part where I mentioned the following:
-"after listening to these for about a half hour, the best way I can describe them is..."
-"I haven't done any A/B'ing between the two to verify this nor do I care to at the moment so I'm just going just going from memory"
-"I do not have "Golden Ears""
-"Before anyone rips me apart for that comment please realize this that I'm making this comment from a high level."
 

I think that my comment about the 1540s being the bastard child of the HD650s and D600s might be more accurate though.  It's all good though I had a lot of fun reviewing them and I hope some of that was helpful to you all.  I can't wait to get home and listen to them some more!!!


Edited by Byrnie - 2/18/14 at 1:28pm
post #161 of 713

No worries, Byrnie. Hope you don't think I'm giving you crap over it. The only reason I jumped on your comment is because of the HD 650 is notoriously known for being very dark. That's not a bad or a good thing. Just a very defining thing about that can, but something that I'm hoping to avoid with the SRH1540.

post #162 of 713
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

No worries, Byrnie. Hope you don't think I'm giving you crap over it. The only reason I jumped on your comment is because of the HD 650 is notoriously known for being very dark. That's not a bad or a good thing. Just a very defining thing about that can, but something that I'm hoping to avoid with the SRH1540.
Oh no i didn't think you were giving me crap. I was making last comment in laughing manner. Your question was valid and I probably would have asked the same thing. Oh I can't wait watch the latest episode of Walking Dead and True Detective on these bad boys!

**Fixed some of my fail grammar**
Edited by Byrnie - 2/18/14 at 3:02pm
post #163 of 713

The Shure drops 19 dB fro 50 Hz to 4000 Hz the goes up again by 5 to 10 dB (cannel depending) whereas the HD 650 only drops 15 dB from 1000 Hz to 5000 Hz to rise ~ 9 dB @ 10.000 Hz. I assume the Shure sounds much warmer and probably also veiled like the HD 650. For me the Shure is a HD 650 with a lot more bass. mids and treblebe should be equal. I had the HD 650 for some time. It was a good listen, the treble was never piercing and if the Shure is similar it is not bad at all.

post #164 of 713

1540 didnt come across as a dark can during my audition... not a bright can either...not veiled for sure. 

post #165 of 713
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1540 didnt come across as a dark can during my audition... not a bright can either...not veiled for sure. 

Yea I didn't get a dark or veiled impression from them either.

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