Summary: I purchased these as an upgrade to a pair of old Sennheiser HD215 headphones. My first impressions were good thanks to impressive build quality and comfort. They sound great too! I'm hearing details in my favourite tracks that I've never noticed before.
Summary: These headphones sound sublime through my Teac HA-501.The level of detail is sharp and crisp but never grainy, bass is full but never overblown as a result I do not need to listen at high volume and just enjoy longer sessions, just listened to Bob Dylan and The Band on Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab...
Summary: after auditioning many headphones in the same price bracket these were a must. firstly comfort is fantastic and you could easily forget you are wearing them. build quality is second to none and the supplied storage case is abit large but very well built.
Summary: These cans are simply put Incredible. I used to be a bass head and still demand a headphone that delivers on this front. But the way the shures deliver bass is nothing short of amazing. You can pick out every punchy note of it. Same as above for mids and treble.
Summary: Headphones usually make my ears throb after an hour, but not these Shure SRH1540! They are the most light weight and comfortable headphones I've ever had. The sound is superb at low and high volume with very little exterior noise.
Summary: Having had a pair of Shure SRH840,s for a few years I decided to take the plunge and invest in the 1540,s. I knew 1540,s would be good from the reviews I had read but I was reassuringly surprised just how good they are. They are very light and well-made and the sound is simply amazing.
Pros: detailed sound , controlled bass , light and comfy , carbon look sides , putting them on!
Warm, rich sound that evokes a strong emotional response to the music
NickinKernow, Richer Sounds
4 July 2015
Summary: We compared Shure 1540, 1840 and Grado 325e over a long session including a wide variety of music - mainly classical but also pop and jazz. The 1540s and 1840s are fairly close in sound, but preferred the detail, warmth, bass and smoothness of the 1540.
Pros: rich sound , tight satisfying bass , lots of detail on voices - eg nina simone
Cons: ears do get slightly warm with prolonged listening
Summary: Good open sounding phones for a closed back design. Very good bass response without ever being bloated. Lots of very exotic headphones coming on the market these days but these cans are a very good design for serious home listening and can be very much recommended.
Summary: Had these for a few weeks now. The more you run them, the better the sound gets, fuller and with more detail. I've really noticed a huge improvement in what I'm hearing, play something high quality such as a 24bit flac version of Time by Hans Zimmer and the richness & detail is spot on.
Pros: detail & richness of sound , comfort , look great , well constructed
Summary: Very happy with the product having tried them out in Richer Sounds shop with the assistance of a very helpful versatile manager. Whilst expensive I was given a price match deal by the manager for 7 days and chose to take the plunge and buy them at £375.