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post #481 of 1583
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Originally Posted by Stereolab42 View Post
 

Also, when I personally compare their leakage vs. my other phones, a DT770 Pro and a JVC SZ2000, the 1540s are at least as good. What am I missing?

 

Other people singing the songs you are currently listening to when sitting across your working cubicle?!?!

 

:-p

 

With this I mean, How hard are you driving them?

Is someone with you telling you?

Or are you just doing the "flawed" method of placing the headphones in your thighs or something and try to listen yourself?

If you have a recorder (either video or audio in your phone), turn off everything in the room (AC, fans, computers, etc.) and just plug the headphones into your MP3 player, blast your music and record... or try to find someone else to tell you... Do the 1540s leak like the Denons? Nope. Do they leak quite a lot for being closed-backs? Yup. Pretty sure you couldn't use these for recording purposes...

post #482 of 1583

Byrnie, sorry. I have said that not as a criticism, I did it only to mention the similarities between the HD650 and the Focal Spirit Classic.

 

Stereolab42, you have the SRH1540 and the DT770 Pro. Which version of the 770? 32 Ohm, 80 Ohm... I have had the DT770 80 Ohm and I liked it. I'm now thinking to buy the 32 Ohm version too. How it compares to the SRH1540? Is the Shure worth the price difference? 145€ vs 440€ (aprox. $200 vs $600).

post #483 of 1583
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Originally Posted by DJDREEM View Post

I've got the HD650 and had the 1540 and I can't see how anyone can say the Shure are a closed HD650. The HD650 has lush, beautiful mids with a nice strobg bass. The 1540 has grainy, dry mids with some brightness with an even stronger bass. I think the 1540 and X1 comparison is accurate.

The Mad Dog is more of a closed 650 although neither the MD or 1540 are as good as the 650.

 

Oh no. Dry mids? Not as good as the 650?... I don't like that.

post #484 of 1583
No shame in that really the HD650 is a world class hifi open backed headphone with some of the best haunting, lush liquid mids around.

The Shure still are pretty good though, the bass is excellent and they have an airy sound to them. The pads are so comfy! It's just the mids are a little pushed back and dry. If it wasn't for this issue I would of kept them!

The W1000x was a better fit for me, romantic sounding liquid mids that sound amazing! More air and larger soundstage too! But they are more expensive. For people who like a dryer bassy sound the 1540 is an excellent choice though! I miss the comfort already.
post #485 of 1583
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Originally Posted by Kowalski74 View Post
 

Byrnie, sorry. I have said that not as a criticism, I did it only to mention the similarities between the HD650 and the Focal Spirit Classic.

 

Stereolab42, you have the SRH1540 and the DT770 Pro. Which version of the 770? 32 Ohm, 80 Ohm... I have had the DT770 80 Ohm and I liked it. I'm now thinking to buy the 32 Ohm version too. How it compares to the SRH1540? Is the Shure worth the price difference? 145€ vs 440€ (aprox. $200 vs $600).

 

80 Ohm. I think the DT770 80s are the best closed headphones at their price, period. And yes, I think the Shures are worth the extra cash. They are not twice as good, since you're well into the rate of diminishing returns once you zoom past $150, but that's the same with all luxury goods...

post #486 of 1583
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Originally Posted by DJDREEM View Post

I've got the HD650 and had the 1540 and I can't see how anyone can say the Shure are a closed HD650. The HD650 has lush, beautiful mids with a nice strobg bass. The 1540 has grainy, dry mids with some brightness with an even stronger bass. I think the 1540 and X1 comparison is accurate.

The Mad Dog is more of a closed 650 although neither the MD or 1540 are as good as the 650.

 

It's because some people spend more time looking at frequency response graphs than listening to music.  Their graphs have similar shapes, but that's only part of the story.

 

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Originally Posted by Kowalski74 View Post
 

 

Oh no. Dry mids? Not as good as the 650?... I don't like that.

 

I don't find the mids dry at all.  They are very liquid, in my opinion.  They remind me of what voices sound like when recorded or broadcast with ribbon mics.

 

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Originally Posted by DJDREEM View Post

No shame in that really the HD650 is a world class hifi open backed headphone with some of the best haunting, lush liquid mids around.

The Shure still are pretty good though, the bass is excellent and they have an airy sound to them. The pads are so comfy! It's just the mids are a little pushed back and dry. If it wasn't for this issue I would of kept them!

The W1000x was a better fit for me, romantic sounding liquid mids that sound amazing! More air and larger soundstage too! But they are more expensive. For people who like a dryer bassy sound the 1540 is an excellent choice though! I miss the comfort already.

 

See my comment above.  I hear the mids as very spacious and liquid.  I guess we all perceive things differently. 

post #487 of 1583
Matter of taste, like the 1540 better than the 650, have both at home (though listening through the Geek Out 1K has leveled the playing field some, Senns sound better). Am trying to get used to the 1540 with the Alpha Dog pads, does seem to firm up bass and increase texture/thickness of instruments (timbre). Stage seems lessened-I think, on my head, fit issues with the Shures make them behave more like an open headphone, plusses and minuses. Still find those Alpha Dogs hot to wear for any length of time, though
post #488 of 1583
I remember most of Shures line up having dry sounding mids so I don't know why I expected these to be different. I was impressed by the bass and build. I liked the soundstage but it sounded a bit boxy at times, not wide open like my W1000x.

At times I loved the 1540 but dry mids are a no no for my ears.
post #489 of 1583
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Originally Posted by DJDREEM View Post

I've got the HD650 and had the 1540 and I can't see how anyone can say the Shure are a closed HD650. The HD650 has lush, beautiful mids with a nice strobg bass. The 1540 has grainy, dry mids with some brightness with an even stronger bass. I think the 1540 and X1 comparison is accurate.

The Mad Dog is more of a closed 650 although neither the MD or 1540 are as good as the 650.

I think if you reread some of those people's comments (namely mine) you will see that they were given from a high level meaning there was no A/B'ing done between the two and it was from memory.  Please read more carefully.

post #490 of 1583
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post

I think if you reread some of those people's comments (namely mine) you will see that they were given from a high level meaning there was no A/B'ing done between the two and it was from memory.  Please read more carefully.
It's the forum police, please don't tell me what to do. Thanks.
post #491 of 1583
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Originally Posted by DJDREEM View Post


It's the forum police, please don't tell me what to do. Thanks.

I didn't tell you what to do... again you aren't reading what people write...  I requested that you read more carefully.

 

*fixed typo*

post #492 of 1583
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post

I didn't tell you what to do... again you aren't reading what people write...  I requested that you read more carefully.

*fixed typo*
Nope I read fine, you told me to read more carefully I said don't tell me what to do. Pretty simple request wink.gif

Also I said I don't get the comparisons who said I was talking about headfis comparisons? You need to calm down with the defensive behavior. Anyway I'll let you get on with it: )
post #493 of 1583
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Originally Posted by DJDREEM View Post


Nope I read fine, you told me to read more carefully I said don't tell me what to do. Pretty simple request wink.gif

Also I said I don't get the comparisons who said I was talking about headfis comparisons? You need to calm down with the defensive behavior. Anyway I'll let you get on with it: )

Actually you read it incorrectly twice now...  If someone says "Please read more carefully" that's actually a request now and I was careful how I worded it.  If I had left out the word "Please" it wouldn't be a request and you would be right but I didn't... <-- An even simpler request.

 

I wasn't being defensive either but merely trying to help you interpret the comparison.  Here is another request:  Could you please try to be less painful to talk to?

post #494 of 1583
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post

Actually you read it incorrectly twice now...  If someone says "Please read more carefully" that's actually a request now and I was careful how I worded it.  If I had left out the word "Please" it wouldn't be a request and you would be right but I didn't... <-- An even simpler request.

I wasn't being defensive either but merely trying to help you interpret the comparison.  Here is another request:  Could you please try to be less painful to talk to?
Run along and play kiddo.
post #495 of 1583
^Who tf is you? If anything you're the one actin' like a kid... kiddo.

Back to speaking on the topic, at hand. The SRH1540 really is a winner for most people who like a fun, slightly u-shaped sound. To those who love their forward mids... these may not be their cup of tea.
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