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post #646 of 778
I'm guessing the leakage and isolation is better since my seal is better, but haven't actually tested it out. I'll see how much I can annoy my wife wearing them to bed when I have a chance.
post #647 of 778
Isolation is greatly improved with the alpha pads, as long as you get a good seal.
post #648 of 778

Do you think the 1540s are more agressive and foward (or maybe a little brighter) than Sennheiser HD650?

Are they that good for metal music? I dont think the HD650s are very nice for it cause they are so much laid-back and dark sounding...

 

In the topic of Metal Cans the OP didnt like that much the 1540s putting the Denons D600 in a "higher position" than Shures... Its rly hard to believe.

 

I trully want the opinions from the Shure owners! =)

post #649 of 778

They're decent for metal, I haven't heard the HD650 but the 1540 is more weighted towards bass, surely wouldn't call it a bright headphone. I much prefer my AD2000x with metal over the 1540.

 

I have the HD800 also, they're very bright but not very good with metal, bit too distant sounding.


Edited by marts30 - 8/20/14 at 9:31pm
post #650 of 778
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by lestatdi View Post
 

Do you think the 1540s are more agressive and foward (or maybe a little brighter) than Sennheiser HD650?

Are they that good for metal music? I dont think the HD650s are very nice for it cause they are so much laid-back and dark sounding...

 

In the topic of Metal Cans the OP didnt like that much the 1540s putting the Denons D600 in a "higher position" than Shures... Its rly hard to believe.

 

I trully want the opinions from the Shure owners! =)

It's bright. 650 are very dark, so in comparison, 1540 are more aggressive and bright. Metal is fine with 1540. Much better when compared to HD650.

post #651 of 778
Probably out of budget for most people here, but I got the Bakoon HPA-01 amp and its current mode output is quite something else with the SRH1540. Even better than through my reference Questyle CMA800R amp. This combo really seem bring out a new dimension to these headphones.
post #652 of 778
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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post

Probably out of budget for most people here, but I got the Bakoon HPA-01 amp and its current mode output is quite something else with the SRH1540. Even better than through my reference Questyle CMA800R amp. This combo really seem bring out a new dimension to these headphones.

Nice!  I thought I recognized your name on the discussion thread where you bought HPA-01.  Lol I was like "Why does that guy's handle look familiar?" hah.  I'm currently saving for a Taurus mkii to complement my 1540 and my other headphones.

post #653 of 778

what are good replacement cable for these?

post #654 of 778

My best guess would be getting someone to make you a cable. Try messaging @Zombie_X, his prices are pretty fair... :cool: 

post #655 of 778

After auditioning them a few times I bit the bullet and bought the SRH1540 a week ago and I've been enjoying them very much. There is a special quality to their sound that's hard to describe as I've never heard this before. It sounds slightly different from other dynamic headphones I've heard in my audio journey. I think someone mentioned that everything sounds like it was recorded with a ribbon mic. I'm not familiar with ribbon mics but there is something ethereal about the presentation, like a holographic sound shaping presence about them. It's quite pleasureable and brings out a whole new dimension for me to enjoy in the music. :D

 

In my first audtions I initially thought it had too much bass and was colored and sounded "meh" in general, but over time I've come to think they're fairly neutral as the pads break in and I get a better seal around my head (since I no longer have to fidget with it). The bass is really tastefully done as I hate HATE bloated and colored bass, this does not have that at all. It's got a very slight slight emphasis and there is a gentle roll off at the very bottom octave but the 1540 sounds great with just about all genres of songs and I would consider it well balanced in general. The coloration is very tastefully done and will not offend neutral-heads/geeks while also making things fun.

 

The build quality is superb I feel like i'm wearing thousand dollar headphones when I'm sitting in Starbucks rocking out and doin my thing on my laptop and the comfort is off the charts. My only gripe is I wish the headband also used the same soft memoryfoam alcantara pads of the earpads, that would have made the 1540 the most comfortable headphones on the planet. As it is they're qutie close to that title anyway.

post #656 of 778
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

After auditioning them a few times I bit the bullet and bought the SRH1540 a week ago and I've been enjoying them very much. There is a special quality to their sound that's hard to describe as I've never heard this before. It sounds slightly different from other dynamic headphones I've heard in my audio journey. I think someone mentioned that everything sounds like it was recorded with a ribbon mic. I'm not familiar with ribbon mics but there is something ethereal about the presentation, like a holographic sound shaping presence about them. It's quite pleasureable and brings out a whole new dimension for me to enjoy in the music. biggrin.gif

In my first audtions I initially thought it had too much bass and was colored and sounded "meh" in general, but over time I've come to think they're fairly neutral as the pads break in and I get a better seal around my head (since I no longer have to fidget with it). The bass is really tastefully done as I hate HATE bloated and colored bass, this does not have that at all. It's got a very slight slight emphasis and there is a gentle roll off at the very bottom octave but the 1540 sounds great with just about all genres of songs and I would consider it well balanced in general. The coloration is very tastefully done and will not offend neutral-heads/geeks while also making things fun.

The build quality is superb I feel like i'm wearing thousand dollar headphones when I'm sitting in Starbucks rocking out and doin my thing on my laptop and the comfort is off the charts. My only gripe is I wish the headband also used the same soft memoryfoam alcantara pads of the earpads, that would have made the 1540 the most comfortable headphones on the planet. As it is they're qutie close to that title anyway.

Woop woop! I went through quite a few closed headphones under $500 until I bought the SRH1540. Have yet to buy one since...
post #657 of 778
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Woop woop! I went through quite a few closed headphones under $500 until I bought the SRH1540. Have yet to buy one since...


There is something very magical about them. I don't think I've ever used that term to describe any headphone I've had before. But I think "magical" is the way I want to describe the 1540. Very nice. I'm kind of addicted to the sound right now and have only been listening to the 1540s for the last week. That really says something given the rest of my collection.

post #658 of 778
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post


There is something very magical about them. I don't think I've ever used that term to describe any headphone I've had before. But I think "magical" is the way I want to describe the 1540. Very nice. I'm kind of addicted to the sound right now and have only been listening to the 1540s for the last week. That really says something given the rest of my collection.
Oh nice congrats!
post #659 of 778
I recently bought a pair of 1540s wanting something for long-duration listening whilst at work or at home. The soundstage took a bit to get used to, but now that I have I'm addicted. The headphones aren't bright, but they certainly aren't dark either. As far as comfort goes, these are hands down the most comfortable headphones I've ever owned. I feel the headband lets it down a bit, but the pads are simply amazing.
post #660 of 778

Swordfishtrombones > Aune T1 > LD 1+ > SRH1540.  Sounds really quite amazing, detailed, bassy and still airy at the same time.  Very 3 dimensional sound that is just completely enveloping.

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