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Originally Posted by nw130d View Post
 

 

Perhaps they are just playing how the music is mastered? eg base heavy or tremble heavy etc... To me they sound like a more refined upgraded sound signature of my HD25, and a huge upgrade in comfort. In fact most comfortable headphone period better in comfort than my HD800. These and my K550 covers all the genres of music I listen to which is pretty much everything with exception of country.

IMO, HD800 plays the music how it's mastered, and it doesn't sound like SRH1540.

1540 just has a rather unique sound sig IMHO.

post #782 of 1581
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IMO, HD800 plays the music how it's mastered, and it doesn't sound like SRH1540.

1540 just has a rather unique sound sig IMHO.

Could be true... and or due to the 1540 unique sound sig, it is more noticeable with changes in eq?

 

I personally don't think HD800 has a very natural sound sig. Every time I listen to them they do not make me think that is how it sounded in the recording studio. 

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Could be true... and or due to the 1540 unique sound sig, it is more noticeable with changes in eq?

 

I personally don't think HD800 has a very natural sound sig. Every time I listen to them they do not make me think that is how it sounded in the recording studio. 

Really? It feels like I'm in the recording room when I listen to HD800(Anax modded). I guess it's about the mids for me. HD800 separates the mids so well that it sounds like you are in the recording room with the singer(imo)

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Really? It feels like I'm in the recording room when I listen to HD800(Anax modded). I guess it's about the mids for me. HD800 separates the mids so well that it sounds like you are in the recording room with the singer(imo)

I respect that, happy for you that you are enjoying them more than I. Mine are stock, mid are pretty amazing. Highs and mostly bass is where they lack a bit of realism.

 

But, don't you have to agree modding no longer equates to how good headphones are. Just how much better they can become. Perfect example is Mr. Speakers Alpha or Mad Dog.


Edited by nw130d - 12/30/14 at 2:25am
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Hi nw

Which of your music is best suited to the 770 250's?

Thank you
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I respect that, happy for you that you are enjoying them more than I. Mine are stock, mid are pretty amazing. Highs and mostly bass is where they lack a bit of realism.

 

But, don't you have to agree modding no longer equates to how good headphones are. Just how much better they can become. Perfect example is Mr. Speakers Alpha or Mad Dog.

IK. Sometimes, a simple mod can bring out so much more from a pair of headphones.

post #787 of 1581

I find the 1540 are a lot better at lower volumes,  the 1540 sound worse as they get louder and really good at low / medium volumes. I don't think the "sound sig changes with volume", its the same except they just sound much better at low/med volume. Which is a good thing if you do not want to go deaf from headphone use.


Edited by nicholars - 12/30/14 at 5:19am
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I find the 1540 are a lot better at lower volumes,  the 1540 sound worse as they get louder and really good at low / medium volumes. I don't think the "sound sig changes with volume", its the same except they just sound much better at low/med volume. Which is a good thing if you do not want to go deaf from headphone use.

Well maybe. The bass sounds muddled up with higher volumes, which may have lead me to perceive that the sound sig changed. But I do agree that 1540 performs better at lower volumes.

post #789 of 1581

yes i find the bass starts to disappear and the treble gets harsh as the volume gets louder.  but for me they get more than loud enough before the sound starts to degrade.

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yes i find the bass starts to disappear and the treble gets harsh as the volume gets louder.  but for me they get more than loud enough before the sound starts to degrade.

 

I don't find the bass disappears but the treble gets too loud compared to everything else. I look at it as a safety feature to stop me listening too loud, I already have tinnitus at 30 so its a good thing for me lol.

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IK. Sometimes, a simple mod can bring out so much more from a pair of headphones.

 

Speaking of which, has anyone done any mods on the SRH1540?

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Speaking of which, has anyone done any mods on the SRH1540?

I have alpha pads on mine, resulting in a much cleaner sound and tighter bass. Some may not like, however as it slightly boosts up the bass, as well. I live the sound I get with the alpha pads, and it's the main reason I have kept these for so long. I probably would have sold them, already, if I would have left it at stock.
post #793 of 1581

Battle in my head xD.AD or Srh1540! Nice review ty.

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I have alpha pads on mine, resulting in a much cleaner sound and tighter bass. Some may not like, however as it slightly boosts up the bass, as well. I live the sound I get with the alpha pads, and it's the main reason I have kept these for so long. I probably would have sold them, already, if I would have left it at stock.

Interesting, wouldn't have thought that was the case as the 1540 already has a hybrid pad. What I mean is outside is microfiber inside has a ring of pleather... of which sound interact with. Kinda like feel of microfiber pad with sound interactions of pleather pads.


Edited by nw130d - 12/30/14 at 4:27pm
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I don't understand why people think the 1540s leak more than other cans. If one wants to believe Tyll's measurements, they isolate as well as or better than any other headphone:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/ShureSRH1540.pdf

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/UltrasoneSignaturePro.pdf

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/BeyerdynamicDT770.pdf

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/VModaM100.pdf

 

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?


@stereolab42 - My apologies for derailing the topic but do you find your SZ2000 and 1540s get equal head time? I just got the JVC for Christmas and I love them, but I am so tempted by the 1540s. I do not want one pair to gather dust and am hoping there is room for both.

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