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post #676 of 684
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SRH1540 is really solid. There isn't one spot they really excel at, but it was nothing short of good in all aspects. The only downside for me was the slightly V shaped tuning. I need the mids.

Now I moved on to HD800, but I still think SRH1540s are great headphones.

post #677 of 684

Yeah, I moved up about 4x in price to the Audeze LCD-XC, but for $500 I still think there is no better headphone.

post #678 of 684
I have switched to the K712 after trying to be happy with the 1540. In the end I decided to sacrifice a bit of the bass for more engaging mids and treble. I also found the K712 to have better imaging and sound stage but at the cost of isolation. But I can see where the K712 will be to aggressive for some people in which case the 1540 is a great option.
post #679 of 684
I agree with the comments about the 1540 and volume. They do sound better at moderate/reference levels (around 80db). Beyond that they lose the bass impact and the mids and treble start sounding brittle to me.

Grados do not sound good at high volumes either. In fact Grado recommend that you listen at quiet to moderate levels with all their models.
post #680 of 684
I generally gravitate to headphones that sound their best at moderate to low volumes. I try to remember to mention that in my reviews as it is important for a lot of headphones.

Most of the Shures I have owned work best at lower volume levels as does AKG.

The only headphones that seem to work well as louder volumes are ones that are extremely neutral or are on the darker side. My problem then is I tend to crank up the volume to hit a musical sweet spot and think this is not good for my ears.
Edited by dweaver - 10/5/14 at 9:40am
post #681 of 684
So, is the nuforce udac a good amp for this? I'm looking for a quality cheap amp/dac (i don't want separares units, i want an amp that is also a dac, would be my first external dac/amp) the other options are E17, E12 and magni/modi
post #682 of 684

Hey guys, i'm a new member on these forums and i've been a lurker for a short time. I do have a question regarding these headphones. I currently own the Sennheiser Momentum Over Ears and i'd like to purchase another closed headphone. I enjoyed the V-moda Crossfade M100 headphones and i was wondering whether or not the SRH1540s would be a better alternative/upgrade? The price difference wouldn't deter me from purchasing these bad boys :)

post #683 of 684
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Originally Posted by szymonsays View Post
 

Hey guys, i'm a new member on these forums and i've been a lurker for a short time. I do have a question regarding these headphones. I currently own the Sennheiser Momentum Over Ears and i'd like to purchase another closed headphone. I enjoyed the V-moda Crossfade M100 headphones and i was wondering whether or not the SRH1540s would be a better alternative/upgrade? The price difference wouldn't deter me from purchasing these bad boys :)

Personally I find the 1540s much more neutral than the M-100s.  I found the M-100s too bassy for my ears.

post #684 of 684

I think these are a good upgrade over the Momentums. You should definitely look into them.

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