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  1. dlhen68

    Shure SRH1540 Review

    That looks like a pretty sweet set-up. As I mentioned way earlier in this thread, the stock cables are poorly made. I had both sets of cables snap off at the terminal with normal use. One snapped off inside my Pioneer receiver, causing a trip to the repair shop. To add insult to injury, Shure...
  2. dlhen68

    Shure SRH1540 Review

    Here is my complaint about the cables. First of all, I'm not a cable fanatic. A cable either carries a signal or it doesn't. Spending hundreds on a cable is ridiculous IMO. Within a few weeks of purchasing the 1540s, my Pioneer receiver stopped working. It powered up but there was no sound...
  3. dlhen68

    Shure SRH1540 Review

    This may have been covered before, but does anyone have ideas as to how to mod the pathetic headband on the SRH1540s? I have been tolerating this headband for a couple of years now, but recently the little foam filled pads are coming unglued and the thin leatherette covering is peeling off...
  4. dlhen68

    Shure SRH1540 Review

    Well, I could have left out the "hundred bucks" part since the IEMs in question shorted out after the warranty had expired. I take very good care of my stuff, and was quite miffed when they went sideways. They were very expensive and the offending wires weren't replaceable. So, yes, Shure...
  5. dlhen68

    Shure SRH1540 Review

    After much deliberation, I finally got the 1540s. There is much discussion about the bass, but my immediate impression was of the relatively hot treble. My other main cans are the Senn 600s, which are a bit more polite on the highs. This will take some getting used to. Of course I could EQ, but...
  6. dlhen68

    Best Closed Back Over Ear Headphone?

    What about the Shure 1540?
  7. dlhen68

    The Sennheiser HD-600 thread

    Yea, I also have the DT1350s and they are pretty aggressive. It's nice to have a variety of options...
  8. dlhen68

    The Sennheiser HD-600 thread

    Just got mine about 6 weeks ago. I like 'em a lot. Good fit and good sound. The relatively forward upper mids (I'm coming from the DT990s) threw me at first. They sound better as I become acclimated to their audio signature and have become my go-to cans. I'm running these through a Pioneer...
  9. dlhen68

    The Sennheiser HD-600 thread

    I haven't seen the HD600s in person; only photographs. Some of the photos seem to indicate that the housing is gray faux "granite" and the pads are either gray or black. Other photos appear to show the "granite" surface as being more blue and the pads a brown color. Do the colors actually vary...
  10. dlhen68

    Bose AE2 - Any good? (No mindless Bose bashing, please)

    I'll have to add here a comparison to the B&W P7 (gasp!). I have both. Surprisingly, the AE2s hold up well (to my ears) in a head to head with the P7s. There is a slight "purity" that comes through on the P7s and a bit more focus and punch in the bass, but the AE2s are no slouch. Plus the AE2s...
  11. dlhen68

    Bose AE2W *review*

    Any way to use these with a receiver (PS3 via HDMI)? I like to watch movies w/ headphones. I'm knee deep in wires.
  12. dlhen68

    Bowers & Wilkins P7 - over the ear headphones

    I know this has been touched on previously. Some have stated that the P7s "scale well" with a good amp/dac. What specifically is the effect of this combination on the sound? I don't (as yet) have a dedicated headphone amp/dac.
  13. dlhen68

    NAD Viso HP50 : Another superb headphone from Paul Barton?

    I had been vacillating like crazy between the P7s and the HP50s (I bought both to try). It was back and forth for weeks. Then I decided to return both. I boxed up both sets. Then I ended up unboxing them again for one last listen. The HP50s have a good overall sound but are very uncomfortable on...
  14. dlhen68

    Bowers & Wilkins P7 - over the ear headphones

    I think they're pretty good with metal. The bass is strong and focused but not bloated. The harshness I've mentioned is mostly on older recordings that are inherently very upper mid / treble oriented. The cans seem quite fast. I just listened to some Metallica and can't find too much to complain...
  15. dlhen68

    Bowers & Wilkins P7 - over the ear headphones

    You're right Illustrator; It's only evident on some sources. Most of the time it's fine. Here's one of my problems. Doing a little EQ on my iPod (or Macbook Pro) isn't a big deal really. But I like to use headphones when I watch movies. I play blu-rays through a PS3 via HDMI to a Pioneer...
  16. dlhen68

    Bowers & Wilkins P7 - over the ear headphones

    Well, 4khz is an approximation; that seemed to be the general area (the EQ sliders aren't that detailed in terms of seeing the specific frequency). I've had the P7s since mid November and have put at least 200 hours on them. I agree that the initial spikiness has lessened, but it still pops up...
  17. dlhen68

    Reply to review by 'dlhen68' on item 'Bowers & Wilkins P7'

    I'm not sure what "congested representation" means. They seem "uncongested" to me. I'm pretty sure I'm going to keep these. I also ordered the NAD Viso HP50s to compare. They sound good, but are sometimes very veiled after listening to the P7s. Having said that, sometimes the aggressive...
  18. dlhen68

    B&W P7 vs NAD VISO HP50

    The bass on the NADs seems pretty strong to these ears, sometimes a bit too strong. :/
  19. dlhen68

    B&W P7 vs NAD VISO HP50

    Well, I've done a LOT of listening to both the HP50s and the P7s. Both sets are obviously colored, so it comes down to personal taste.   Here are my distilled observations:   - The P7s seem to me to be more analytical. The treble is more forward than the HP50s and the bass is more subtle...
  20. dlhen68

    NAD Viso HP50 : Another superb headphone from Paul Barton?

    As for the smaller cups, it sits more like an on-ear instead of a true circumaural. But the lighter weight and the softer pads are growing on me. I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that either can will need occasional EQ. Some pieces sound intolerable with the bass of the NADs, whereas...
  21. dlhen68

    Bowers & Wilkins P7 - over the ear headphones

    I posted this on the NAD vs. P7 thread:   The cups on the NADs are smaller than the P7s. The P7s fully "circumnavigate" my ears (although my attached lobes get pressed a little). Feeling a bit better about the NAD fit today. If I nudge my ears up, sort of into the fold between the pad and the...
  22. dlhen68

    NAD Viso HP50 : Another superb headphone from Paul Barton?

    I confirm dweaver's comment; the cups on the NADs are smaller than the P7s. The P7s fully "circumnavigate" my ears (although my attached lobes get pressed a little). Feeling a bit better about the NAD fit today. If I nudge my ears up, sort of into the fold between the pad and the driver, it...
  23. dlhen68

    NAD Viso HP50 : Another superb headphone from Paul Barton?

    I posted my first impressions of the NAD VISO HP50s (specifically relative to the P7s) on a couple of other threads. Seemed relevant here too, so...   Mainsail: See my impressions of the fit in the second paragraph (I also have the 990s).   To me, they sound more alike than they sound...
  24. dlhen68

    Comparisons: 36 of the Top Closed/Portable Headphones Around

    I just posted this over on the HP50 vs. P7 thread; thought I'd go ahead and post it here as well:   OK, some first impressions. I just received a pair of the NAD VISO HP50s. I've had the B&W P7s for almost a month.   To me, they sound more alike than they sound different. The upper end on...
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