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Philips Fidelio X2 vs Shure SRH1540... Anyone compared them?

  1. daltonlanny
    I recently purchased a pair of Philips Fidelio X2 off Amazon recently, and love them. I have also been reading alot of reviews on the Shure SRH 1540 headphones lately, and they seem very interesting, and have received very positive reviews.
    I am just curious on whether anyone out there owns both of them, or has compared them head to head?
    Are the Shure SRH 1540's worth the extra $200.00 over the Philips Fidelio X2, in your opinion?
    If so, how do they compare sonically in the bass, mids, highs, etc., and how do they compare comfort wise, etc?
    Thanks for your answers and comments.
  2. daltonlanny
    BUMP...Anyone heard, owned, or compared both???
    Tyll on Innerfidelity has put both of them on his Wall Of Fame.
  3. Condocondor
    I have heard them both but not side by side.  I'd be working from memory.  When it comes to headphones there's very little relationship between sound quality and money.  Both headphones can justify their price.  The Shure's come with extras and of course they are a closed headphone.  The X2's are an open headphone.  If you're on a tight budget then I'd say no.....it's not worth the extra $200.  Both have wonderfu, clean, neutral, spacious, sound and build quality.  I'd suggest to purchase them both on your credit card then just return the one you don't want.  Most places have a 30 day no questions asked return policy but be sure to check the policy.  Then you can be certain your money was well spent and you got the best headphones for you.  Why agonize over a decision when you can solve the problem easily for yourself.  The credit card is a safe way to deal with vendors online. 
  4. MassNerder
    Has anyone compared the X2's with the SRH 840? I have a pair of SRH 840, and I'm pretty happy with them, but I was wondering if the X2's would be a worthy upgrade as they're on sale on Amazon now.
    I've tried a pair of AKG K712 (as I've heard many compare them with the X2's) and didn't like 'em , they were too "harsh" sounding with punk music, which is the main genre I listen to.
  5. serman005
    Been too long since I heard the 840. As for the X2 vs. the 1540, I really consider that to be an apples and oranges thing. Do you want an open headphone? Or a closed? Or do you care?

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