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post #91 of 618
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Originally Posted by bjamn View Post
 

Well, I have another question that seems appropriate for this thread (is a noob permitted 2 questions in the same day?)...

 

One thing that interests me about the 1540s is that they have separate cables going to each ear cup. Something I've noticed about my current pair (X1s) is that "center" is not exactly in the middle, but slightly to the left. On the K545s I had, center instruments seemed even further off to left. The M-100s were good, my M50s are perfect. I realize "center" can vary depending on the recording, but there are those songs that you are familiar with and you know that kick drum should be right in the middle sweet spot in your brain. 

 

I'm wondering if having two cables feed the phones ensures a better L/R balance, as opposed to one cable that goes to one side? 

 

[Of course, the imbalance could just be my imagination. But it sure is distracting!]

Ahh it doesn't matter much tbh. It does balance the weight though.

post #92 of 618
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Hmm now that people are talking about amps...

SRH1540 doesn't require an amp, but sure benefits from it, even when I use AK100.

When switching from AK100($700 DAP!) and UHA-6S.MKII, there is a noticeable difference in bass impact and tightness.

 

That being said, I still love SRH1540 with or with out an amp. You will get enough volume on a phone.

post #93 of 618
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If the W1000X used a traditional headband as opposed to the wings, I probably would not have been looking beyond it. Oh well.

 

Beyond that, I'm a HUGE fan of the SRH940, but know I want something a lot nicer for my home rig's closed option. It's the D5000, D7000, or Alpha Dog at this point. So does anyone have some comparisons they can make?

Yea I'm in the same boat for a closed headphone and have narrowed it down to the 1540 given Tyll's first impressions, Jude's, and kimvictor's review.

post #94 of 618

It'll fit :)

post #95 of 618
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

Generally, a dual-entry system is going to ensure there is no delay between the signal reaching your drivers as the signal needs to travel the same amount. Now, people really can't tell the difference because the signal is so damn quick, but that's the purpose of the dual-entry vs the single-entry. Balance, though, that's a different issue. If you're noticing the center of most of your recordings is off to the left slightly, it may be a hearing issue. Might be something to have a doctor look into.

 

Yeah, I thought of this too. It could easily be my hearing. But that's a path I really don't want to go down. I'd be more worried about it if all headphones I tried seemed off-center, but some clearly seem ok (to me). And when I do a frequency sweep test, the image seems to remain in the same spot (just off to the left) and doesn't fluctuate (much).

 

Anyway, probably going to order a pair of 1540s soon. Maybe they'll be (or seem) centered for me. Or maybe I'll request a replacement for X1s. ...Kind of wish I'd never seen the 1540s!

post #96 of 618
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Well, it probably doesn't sound too good for your tastes! ;-)

Bass presence on the 1540s really take precedence, the rest of the spectrum is pretty much even... That's even supported by the freq response it seems:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/ShureSRH840.pdf

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

 

1540s >>> 840s all the way anyway... separation == imaging (in my dictionary), and the 1540s trounce the 840s.

 

Check my review as well on my Signature for more of my musings.

Do vocals sound distant on the 1540's? And which headphones has more air, the 840's or 1540's? 


Edited by dakanao - 2/13/14 at 7:23am
post #97 of 618
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Do vocals sound distant on the 1540's? And which headphones has more air, the 840's or 1540's?

 

Depends on what you are used to. If you prefer forward mids, then the 1540 will sound distant to you.

 

Soundstage is much larger on the 1540...

post #98 of 618
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Depends on what you are used to. If you prefer forward mids, then the 1540 will sound distant to you.

 

Soundstage is much larger on the 1540...

I mean air in the vocals. Because I thought the 840's had great airy mids.

post #99 of 618

Plenty air in the 1540's vocals. Its been too long ago, however, since I had the 840 to accurately compare...

 

Sorry...

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I don't understand why Shure decided to make the mids not forward sounding, like the 840's? Cus they seem like the PERFECT headphone for me, the only thing that's really turning me off is the linear midrange, that doesn't get me engaging in my music...

 

Well, I guess you can't have everything then...:(

post #101 of 618
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post
 

I do have some experience with SRH840, but don't have one in my hands.

How do the vocals sound compared to the 840 in your opinion?

post #102 of 618
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

I don't understand why Shure decided to make the mids not forward sounding, like the 840's? Cus they seem like the PERFECT headphone for me, the only thing that's really turning me off is the linear midrange, that doesn't get me engaging in my music...

 

Well, I guess you can't have everything then...:(


If you compare the frequency graphs on innerfidelity then you see:

 

1540 has more bass, nearly the same mids and no treble peak around 9kHz

 

For me it is the better headphone with nearly the same mids.

 

Seems to be an example for great engineering.

 

:beerchug:

post #103 of 618
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post
 


If you compare the frequency graphs on innerfidelity then you see:

 

1540 has more bass, nearly the same mids and no treble peak around 9kHz

 

For me it is the better headphone with nearly the same mids.

 

Seems to be an example for great engineering.

 

:beerchug:

Yeah, you said it correctly. NEARLY the same mids. If the mids would be just very slightly less forward than the 840's, that would be a big issue for me, because I can't stand any form of distant sounding vocals, they always need to be in the highlight for my taste.

post #104 of 618
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

Yeah, you said it correctly. NEARLY the same mids. If the mids would be just very slightly less forward than the 840's, that would be a big issue for me, because I can't stand any form of distant sounding vocals, they always need to be in the highlight for my taste.


You need to listen yourself, I think. There is no backdoor around that.

post #105 of 618

duplicate...


Edited by Greggo - 2/13/14 at 10:14am
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