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post #271 of 778
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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post
 

soundstage and 3d Imaging is awesome, but sometimes it sounds a Little wierd and tubular. they Portrait a room, but at the same time Sound closed in. srh940 for example has similar 3d Imaging but sounds much more open.

 

I think I know what you mean.  They aren't as wide as others.  To use an analogy, I think about soundstage like a clock.  My HD600s and DT900s have sound wide at 9 and 3 o'clock, as well as sound at 12.  That's sort of 3-blob to me.  The 1540s also have sound at 10, 11, 1, and 2, but the 9 and 3 aren't as wide apart as the HD600s and Dt990s.  Overall, I really like it.  It really seems to work for me.

post #272 of 778
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I think I know what you mean.  They aren't as wide as others.  To use an analogy, I think about soundstage like a clock.  My HD600s and DT900s have sound wide at 9 and 3 o'clock, as well as sound at 12.  That's sort of 3-blob to me.  The 1540s also have sound at 10, 11, 1, and 2, but the 9 and 3 aren't as wide apart as the HD600s and Dt990s.  Overall, I really like it.  It really seems to work for me.

I think I get what you mean, I'm coming from a pair of D600s, which are farther from neutral than the 1540s and not as clear but I still love them.  I noticed I've been using them a lot for netflix watching (tv show & movie watching) in fact I moved my D600s into my bedroom, for when I wanna watch netflix, when my wife is sleeping, given they isolate better than the 1540s.


Edited by Byrnie - 3/20/14 at 11:22am
post #273 of 778

I'm super interested in the SRH1540. Right now my desktop headphone is the DT880 600, and whilst I really like it, I think that it's inability to render low bass sufficiently (Welcome to open back dynamics, I guess) effects it's versatility. I'd also like something that isolates more, since I live with room-mates and occasionally go to LAN parties. I'm keen to see Tyl's review over at Innerfidelity, but from what I've read and seen It seems to tick all my boxes. Could somebody comment on it's speed? It doesn't have to be as agile as a stat or anything, I just want to know that it's not sluggish sounding. As long as it sound coherent during more hectic tracks, then I'll be happy. 

post #274 of 778
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Originally Posted by HeretixAevum View Post

I'm super interested in the SRH1540. Right now my desktop headphone is the DT880 600, and whilst I really like it, I think that it's inability to render low bass sufficiently (Welcome to open back dynamics, I guess) effects it's versatility. I'd also like something that isolates more, since I live with room-mates and occasionally go to LAN parties. I'm keen to see Tyl's review over at Innerfidelity, but from what I've read and seen It seems to tick all my boxes. Could somebody comment on it's speed? It doesn't have to be as agile as a stat or anything, I just want to know that it's not sluggish sounding. As long as it sound coherent during more hectic tracks, then I'll be happy. 
What kind of music do you listen to so I can test my own pair for you? I'm guessing dubstep/drum 'n bass/electro house? I haven't noticed any sluggishness personally though.
post #275 of 778
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post


What kind of music do you listen to so I can test my own pair for you? I'm guessing dubstep/drum 'n bass/electro house? I haven't noticed any sluggishness personally though.

I listen to a wide variety of music, including Classical, Ambient, Metal, Prog, Rock, Jazz, Soundtracks, Alternative, Contemporary but yes it's my Hip Hop and EDM that I find the bass to be insufficient in a lot of cases with the DT880. 

 

Thanks, that would much appreciated :D


Edited by HeretixAevum - 3/20/14 at 8:11pm
post #276 of 778
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I listen to a wide variety of music, including Classical, Ambient, Metal, Prog, Rock, Jazz, Soundtracks, Alternative, Contemporary but yes it's my Hip Hop and EDM that I find the bass to be insufficient in a lot of cases with the DT880. 

Thanks, that would much appreciated biggrin.gif
I'm also looking forward to Tyll's review of them.
post #277 of 778
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I'm also looking forward to Tyll's review of them.

Yep, he certainly indicated that he liked them, we'll see how much. One of the biggest reasons I want to like the srh1540 is that it's one of the few circumaural sealed cans that have come out that are actually of decent size in the cups/pads. I don't understand what is possessing so many manufacturers to make "around ear" headphones that would only ever cover a child's ears. It's maddening! I'd be all over Focal's new offerings if they weren't so tiny!


Edited by HeretixAevum - 3/20/14 at 9:17pm
post #278 of 778

The SRH1540 is really throwing me off. I'm not used to having a midrange this forward when proportioned to it's heavy bass.

 

It's a basshead headphone done right.

post #279 of 778

^That's a hell of an endorsement!

post #280 of 778
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post


What kind of music do you listen to so I can test my own pair for you? I'm guessing dubstep/drum 'n bass/electro house? I haven't noticed any sluggishness personally though.

Can you also do some testing with your pair with my favourite music?

post #281 of 778
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Originally Posted by HeretixAevum View Post

Yep, he certainly indicated that he liked them, we'll see how much. One of the biggest reasons I want to like the srh1540 is that it's one of the few circumaural sealed cans that have come out that are actually of decent size in the cups/pads. I don't understand what is possessing so many manufacturers to make "around ear" headphones that would only ever cover a child's ears. It's maddening! I'd be all over Focal's new offerings if they weren't so tiny!
Totally agree about the focals and i think of some more too like the Momentums.
post #282 of 778
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Can you also do some testing with your pair with my favourite music?
Sure just let me know what you listen to.
post #283 of 778
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post


Sure just let me know what you listen to.

How do these songs sound?

http://val.fm/why-so-serious-14-krizz-kaliko-mp3/ this one has low subbass.

 

http://mp3skull.com/mp3/worldwide_choppers.html

 

And at last, this one: http://mp3skull.com/mp3/tech_n9ne_technicians.html. The vocals on the technicians song sound a bit recessed on my current headphones, so I'm really curious how they sound on the 1540's.

post #284 of 778
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

Can you also do some testing with your pair with my favourite music?

 

You've already asked the same questions several different ways, and you've been given many answers, which have all been similar.  While it's good to solicit opinions, I think it's time to just pony up and get these cans already.  In the end, what other people hear and describe to you isn't important because it's your ears they'll be going on in the end.  

post #285 of 778
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

How do these songs sound?

http://val.fm/why-so-serious-14-krizz-kaliko-mp3/ this one has low subbass.

 

http://mp3skull.com/mp3/worldwide_choppers.html

 

And at last, this one: http://mp3skull.com/mp3/tech_n9ne_technicians.html. The vocals on the technicians song sound a bit recessed on my current headphones, so I'm really curious how they sound on the 1540's.

give me some youtube links instead as I don't trust that site :)

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