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post #241 of 761
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post
 

What is this bass boost you speak of? I'm confused by your wording.

In the settings of the bifrost usb drivers it defaults to a -3db bass boost.  I turned off all of the effects.

post #242 of 761
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post
 

In the settings of the bifrost usb drivers it defaults to a -3db bass boost.  I turned off all of the effects.

Really?  I didn't know that.  Interesting.

 

Where did you turn off the effects?

post #243 of 761
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post
 

Really?  I didn't know that.  Interesting.

 

Where did you turn off the effects?

I believe I went to Control Panel-> Volume Control then navigated to the usb driver from there.  PM me if you can't find it though and I can help you further (and if need be I can hop on skype or google hangouts).

post #244 of 761

Got them since Monday and until now this has been a very interesting experience.

Let put it this way:

 

Monday evening: 1h date before sleep time - WOW, these are nice

Tuesday at work: first 1h of listening - ok, why exactly did I like them yesterday? End of work day - ok, these are quite nice

Wednesday after 5h of listening at work - god damn, why do I have to go home?! I want to stay at work and listen to those beauties!

post #245 of 761
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post
 

I believe I went to Control Panel-> Volume Control then navigated to the usb driver from there.  PM me if you can't find it though and I can help you further (and if need be I can hop on skype or google hangouts).

 

Thanks. I'll have to look into it. I rarely use USB anyway, but I didn't know settings were buried that deep at times.

post #246 of 761
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Originally Posted by PsiCore View Post
 

Got them since Monday and until now this has been a very interesting experience.

Let put it this way:

 

Monday evening: 1h date before sleep time - WOW, these are nice

Tuesday at work: first 1h of listening - ok, why exactly did I like them yesterday? End of work day - ok, these are quite nice

Wednesday after 5h of listening at work - god damn, why do I have to go home?! I want to stay at work and listen to those beauties!

Glad to hear you're enjoying them!

post #247 of 761
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post
 

Glad to hear you're enjoying them!


Yes, there's indeed something special about them. Can't wait for tomorrow (I only listen to headphones at work). The Sennheiser HD8 have been already sent back today :)

post #248 of 761

Hey guys,

 

I'm currently tossing up the SRH1540's vs a set of Beyerdynamic T90's.

I've owned a pair of SRH840's for 3-4 years now and they're great so being a shure fanboy is a plus. I like that they're closed and have the detachable cable, all plusses.

Everything I hear about the T90's is nothing short of amazing. I know it's an open headphone but I figured that having the 840's for a closed experience and the T90's for the open is also a good contrast. It's really first world problems over here but if you were stuck on the decision of the 1540's vs the T90's what would you choose? 

 

I guess I can't really go wrong either way, I'm sure they're both stellar headphones... I just wanted to throw this one out there and see what people think :)

 

Cheers guys,

post #249 of 761
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Originally Posted by FenixSyd View Post
 

Hey guys,

 

I'm currently tossing up the SRH1540's vs a set of Beyerdynamic T90's.

I've owned a pair of SRH840's for 3-4 years now and they're great so being a shure fanboy is a plus. I like that they're closed and have the detachable cable, all plusses.

Everything I hear about the T90's is nothing short of amazing. I know it's an open headphone but I figured that having the 840's for a closed experience and the T90's for the open is also a good contrast. It's really first world problems over here but if you were stuck on the decision of the 1540's vs the T90's what would you choose? 

 

I guess I can't really go wrong either way, I'm sure they're both stellar headphones... I just wanted to throw this one out there and see what people think :)

 

Cheers guys,

 

How do you like your treble?  If on the hot side, Beyers.  If a hint south of neutral, the Shures.  The 1540 are very unlike the 840 from what I've read.

post #250 of 761
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Originally Posted by FenixSyd View Post
 

Hey guys,

 

I'm currently tossing up the SRH1540's vs a set of Beyerdynamic T90's.

I've owned a pair of SRH840's for 3-4 years now and they're great so being a shure fanboy is a plus. I like that they're closed and have the detachable cable, all plusses.

Everything I hear about the T90's is nothing short of amazing. I know it's an open headphone but I figured that having the 840's for a closed experience and the T90's for the open is also a good contrast. It's really first world problems over here but if you were stuck on the decision of the 1540's vs the T90's what would you choose? 

 

I guess I can't really go wrong either way, I'm sure they're both stellar headphones... I just wanted to throw this one out there and see what people think :)

 

Cheers guys,

It's hard to compare an open headphone to a closed one.  I have heard mixed reviews about the T90 and that it can be rather harsh.  I also heard that given the difference in sound quality between them and the DT990 that they're not worth the price difference at $650.  Now I haven't heard them personally of course so take that for what it's worth.  Also keep in mind that this is the 1540 thread lol so you might be able to guess what a lot of us are going to say :).


Edited by Byrnie - 3/19/14 at 5:24pm
post #251 of 761
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post
 

 

How do you like your treble?  If on the hot side, Beyers.  If a hint south of neutral, the Shures.  The 1540 are very unlike the 840 from what I've read.


Background, I'm 30 (from Australia) and listen to a lot of punk/rock/metal/hardcore/indie music and do some music production at home.... but the way you guys use adjectives on sound is still a bit foreign to me :)

 

For me clarity/soundstage is really key, I've got a pair of KRK-ROKIT's I use at home for everyday speakers and just love them over "the best logitech setup" etc. I guess I like super neutral things and can sit back and appreciate however good/bad the recording is without having to tweak bass/treble... I just accept the music as it comes to me.

So treble on the hot side, doesn't sound super appealing from a music recording point of view but from a listening pov I might be misinterpreting it. 

I guess based on your suggestion the Shure's might be the winner. 
Another thing that has me worried about the T90's is the fixed cord... do these things actually last 5+ years? Something about being able to get a new cable appeals to me (but I admit I do hate how it does the split thing halfway down the cable on the shures, but I can deal).

post #252 of 761
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

How do you like your treble?  If on the hot side, Beyers.  If a hint south of neutral, the Shures.  The 1540 are very unlike the 840 from what I've read.

Actually, if my memory serves me right, these are actually like an 840 with more impact down low, and a wider soundstage. More technically refined, also....
Edited by Change is Good - 3/19/14 at 5:25pm
post #253 of 761
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

How do you like your treble?  If on the hot side, Beyers.  If a hint south of neutral, the Shures.  The 1540 are very unlike the 840 from what I've read.
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Actually, if my memory serves me right, these are actually like an 840 with more impact down low, and a wider soundstage. More technically refined, also....

Also you fail at quoting people :tongue:

post #254 of 761
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post
 

It's hard to compare an open headphone to a closed one.  I have heard mixed reviews about the T90 and that it can be rather harsh.  I also heard that given the difference in sound quality between them and the DT990 that they're not worth the price difference at $650.  Now I haven't heard them personally of course so take that for what it's worth.

I have both the 1540 and the 990s.  The 1540s are better in almost every way.  They are smoother, with absolutely no grain.  The treble is smooth and nice.  Bass runs deeper and has more texture.  The 1540s have mids that rival the liquid ones of the HD600s.  The 990s have a lot of grain, super hot treble, recessed mids, and less definition in the bass.  They do have a lot of bass for open cans, however.

post #255 of 761
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post

Also you fail at quoting people tongue.gif

I'm on my phone, silly...

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