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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcEdkkZtcaw

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GhbkrOg9gA

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPwBJ7yjx3E

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Ok I'll check it out when i get home tonight.

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Anybody tried other pads on the SRH1540 expect Katun and his velours from 1840? How do they alter the sound, isolation, comfort?

 

Is there a better after market cable that can replace the stock cable?

 

As for the sound, on some albums the 1540 feels on the edge of being harsh in the upper mids I believe. On the other hand mostly they are pretty smooth. Interesting if the "harshness" can be fixed with different pads.

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Those songs sound great on the 1540 dakanao.
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Anybody tried other pads on the SRH1540 expect Katun and his velours from 1840? How do they alter the sound, isolation, comfort?

Is there a better after market cable that can replace the stock cable?

As for the sound, on some albums the 1540 feels on the edge of being harsh in the upper mids I believe. On the other hand mostly they are pretty smooth. Interesting if the "harshness" can be fixed with different pads.
Kimvictor already commented on that earlier in this thread.
post #291 of 667
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Those songs sound great on the 1540 dakanao.

Alright, thank you :etysmile:

post #292 of 667
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Originally Posted by PsiCore View Post
 

Anybody tried other pads on the SRH1540 expect Katun and his velours from 1840? How do they alter the sound, isolation, comfort?

 

Is there a better after market cable that can replace the stock cable?

 

As for the sound, on some albums the 1540 feels on the edge of being harsh in the upper mids I believe. On the other hand mostly they are pretty smooth. Interesting if the "harshness" can be fixed with different pads.

 

That's interesting you find some harshness.  I find these to be the smoothest headphones I've ever heard.  I guess we all hear things differently, or it could be the recordings are where the harshness originates. 

post #293 of 667

Today I tested out a 300 euro headphones from Sennheiser, and I swear to you, my current 80 euro headphones sound better than them. It's unbelievable how overpriced headphones are.

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it depends
post #295 of 667
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Today I tested out a 300 euro headphones from Sennheiser, and I swear to you, my current 80 euro headphones sound better than them. It's unbelievable how overpriced headphones are.

 

If you're accustomed to listening to cheap headphones, good ones may sound bad at first while your brain is adjusting. I used to love ear buds and thought full size over-the-ear cans sounded bad. Now, I can't go back to most ear buds.

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If you're accustomed to listening to cheap headphones, good ones may sound bad at first while your brain is adjusting. I used to love ear buds and thought full size over-the-ear cans sounded bad. Now, I can't go back to most ear buds.

Hmm, that's weird. The 300 euro headphone sounded similar as mine and had more clarity and detail, but mine was just more realistic sounding in the vocals and instruments.

 

It was a Sennheiser Momentum btw.

post #297 of 667
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Hmm, that's weird. The 300 euro headphone sounded similar as mine and had more clarity and detail, but mine was just more realistic sounding in the vocals and instruments.

 

It was a Sennheiser Momentum btw.

 

Realism is all about perception and what you're used to.  Your brain is accustomed to them, so they sound more real.

post #298 of 667
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Realism is all about perception and what you're used to.  Your brain is accustomed to them, so they sound more real.

Well if bad headphones sound better than better headphones at first, how will the sound be if you got used to a better headphone, and you go back to a cheaper, but still good one? Will you notice more difference in sound quality than if you listen to better headphones while you're used to bad headphones or vice versa?

post #299 of 667
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That's interesting you find some harshness.  I find these to be the smoothest headphones I've ever heard.  I guess we all hear things differently, or it could be the recordings are where the harshness originates. 


Partially recording, partially headphones and partially  player - that's the synergy thing... But on my Merlins everything sound silky smooth ;)

post #300 of 667

If your first car is Ford, you'll never know any better. You'll be happy your whole life. Ignorance is bliss.  But, once you get that first Porsche, it may not seem right at first, but once you figure it out, the Ford will seem like crap.  It's Alice down the rabbit hole. 

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