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post #3796 of 4545

Time for an update...

 

I feel like I could change the order every couple of months. Here's my current one.

 

Open

  1. Sennheiser HD 800
  2. Sennheiser HD 600
  3. Sennheiser HD 700
  4. Grado SR325is
  5. AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition
  6. Sennheiser PX 100-II
  7. Koss PortaPro
  8. Audio-Technica AD700

 

Closed

  1. Shure SRH940
  2. Sony MDR-1R
  3. Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro

 

IEM

  1. Sony XBA-3
post #3797 of 4545

Roguegeek, what does the 700 do, that the Q701 does not?

Also, in what way does the 702 65th abilities exceed the Q701's ?

post #3798 of 4545

Updated

 

1 HD800

2 AD2000x

3 PS500

4 K550

5 SR225is

post #3799 of 4545
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

Time for an update...

 

I feel like I could change the order every couple of months. Here's my current one.

 

Open

  1. Sennheiser HD 800
  2. Sennheiser HD 600
  3. Sennheiser HD 700

Really? I'm particularly interested in hearing what about the HD600 you like over the HD700. I also own the 700 and 650. My HD650s are my old favorites, they were my go to for over 2 years and I still love them, but I was absolutely blown away with the HD700s (when I finally paired them with the right equipment); there are specific songs I would still prefer to listen to with the 650 over the 700, but I just love the soundstage, detail and imaging of the 700s (but love the bass and warmth of the HD650).

post #3800 of 4545
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Really? I'm particularly interested in hearing what about the HD600 you like over the HD700. I also own the 700 and 650. My HD650s are my old favorites, they were my go to for over 2 years and I still love them, but I was absolutely blown away with the HD700s (when I finally paired them with the right equipment); there are specific songs I would still prefer to listen to with the 650 over the 700, but I just love the soundstage, detail and imaging of the 700s (but love the bass and warmth of the HD650).

I'll give you an answer without getting too technical here. It's real simple for me. My last updated had the HD 700 as my favorite and above the HD 600, but that was also because I had not owned the HD 800 yet. Because I'm finding the HD 800 does just about everything better than the HD 700, the HD 700 has moved way down in rotation and the HD 600 has moved up.

 

It's less a message about the HD 700 being poor, because it definitely is a great can, and more about the HD 800 being so damn good.


Edited by roguegeek - 3/14/14 at 3:51pm
post #3801 of 4545
1. VK-1
2. Sportapro
3. Q40 (too uncomfortable with stock pads)
post #3802 of 4545
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Originally Posted by BruinAnteater View Post

Really? I'm particularly interested in hearing what about the HD600 you like over the HD700. I also own the 700 and 650. My HD650s are my old favorites, they were my go to for over 2 years and I still love them, but I was absolutely blown away with the HD700s (when I finally paired them with the right equipment); there are specific songs I would still prefer to listen to with the 650 over the 700, but I just love the soundstage, detail and imaging of the 700s (but love the bass and warmth of the HD650).
And what pairing is that? I'm curious.
post #3803 of 4545
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

I'll give you an answer without getting too technical here. It's real simple for me. My last updated had the HD 700 as my favorite and above the HD 600, but that was also because I had not owned the HD 800 yet. Because I'm finding the HD 800 does just about everything better than the HD 700, the HD 700 has moved way down in rotation and the HD 600 has moved up.

 

It's less a message about the HD 700 being poor, because it definitely is a great can, and more about the HD 800 being so damn good.

I think I get it: Is it like before you got the HD800, the HD700 was (and is still) the better overall headphone than the HD600 AND different in term of soundsignature; but once you got the HD800 you felt the HD800 and HD700 are similar headphones in terms of overall sound signature, but the HD800 is just better in every way?

 

So although the HD700 is the better over all can between it and the 600, because the HD800 is similar to the 700, but just so much better, the HD700 doesn't really serve a purpose anymore, while the HD600's sound signature is different enough from the 800/700, that it actually has become more useful than the HD700?

 

Correct me if I'm wrong? If that't the case, I can totally understand what you mean.

post #3804 of 4545
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post


And what pairing is that? I'm curious.

I am absolutely ape **** over the UberBifrost DAC + Schiit A2 Amp + HD700 combo. The HD700 seems to pair well with Schiit products period. I also own a Loki for the occasional DSD listen and I use a Magni amp at my office, and sometimes I bring in my HD700. When the 700 is running off these products, the results really are spectacular. Actually all my headphones (all Sennehiser) sound awesome on these products.

 

However, my other Senns usually sound good with anything. For example, my HD650s sound awesome even running off a FiiO E9 (which is what I had before the Magni), and even the E12 or the X3 on high gain can run them well (HD650s only require lots of power). My Momentums sound good running off the X3 on its own or with the E12. My Amperiors sound awesome with ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. The HD700s sound like crap running off all that (except when I use the X3 as a DAC with my laptop and run it line out to the Magni), but eclipse the sound of all my other cans when running off Schiit ****.

post #3805 of 4545
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Originally Posted by BruinAnteater View Post
 

I am absolutely ape **** over the UberBifrost DAC + Schiit A2 Amp + HD700 combo. The HD700 seems to pair well with Schiit products period. I also own a Loki for the occasional DSD listen and I use a Magni amp at my office, and sometimes I bring in my HD700. When the 700 is running off these products, the results really are spectacular. Actually all my headphones (all Sennehiser) sound awesome on these products.

 

However, my other Senns usually sound good with anything. For example, my HD650s sound awesome even running off a FiiO E9 (which is what I had before the Magni), and even the E12 or the X3 on high gain can run them well (HD650s only require lots of power). My Momentums sound good running off the X3 on its own or with the E12. My Amperiors sound awesome with ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. The HD700s sound like crap running off all that (except when I use the X3 as a DAC with my laptop and run it line out to the Magni), but eclipse the sound of all my other cans when running off Schiit ****.

Oh sweet, I have that same pairing.  Good to know thx!

post #3806 of 4545
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Originally Posted by BruinAnteater View Post

I think I get it: Is it like before you got the HD800, the HD700 was (and is still) the better overall headphone than the HD600 AND different in term of soundsignature; but once you got the HD800 you felt the HD800 and HD700 are similar headphones in terms of overall sound signature, but the HD800 is just better in every way?

So although the HD700 is the better over all can between it and the 600, because the HD800 is similar to the 700, but just so much better, the HD700 doesn't really serve a purpose anymore, while the HD600's sound signature is different enough from the 800/700, that it actually has become more useful than the HD700?

Correct me if I'm wrong? If that't the case, I can totally understand what you mean.

Yup. This is very precisely what I was trying to communicate. smily_headphones1.gif
post #3807 of 4545

Shure SRH 1840 > Shure SE535 > AKG K240 > B&W P5 > Shure SE 215 > Apple EarPods.

 

Soon I will have the Shure SE846. I guess it will be battling out with my Shure SRH 1840 for the top spot.

post #3808 of 4545
I guesse since i "technically" own all of these right now:

1. HIFIMAN HE-500- more organic and real than hd700, although not clearly a step above in my opinion.

2. SENNHEISER HD700- more comfortable and does some things better than the he-500, but just not quite enough to take the #1 spot.

3. JH AUDIO JH13PRO FREQPHASE- As good as an iem can get in my opinion. Overall more refined and possibly technically better than the he-500 and hd700, the magic of the full size soundstage puts these 3rd.

4. HIFIMAN HE-400- very similar to the HE-500, but upper midrange dip makes it sound like somethings missing when a/bing the two, and the tizzy treble can be harsh. Alpha pads do wonders for these issues though.

TIE: MR.SPEKERS MADDOGS- more organic and real sounding than the he-400's but can be slightly congested at times, less impactful than he-400.

5. JH AUDIO JH5PRO- somewhat veiled and a bit thin compared to the jh13.
post #3809 of 4545

1.AKG Q701 

3.Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium (250 ohms) 

2.Hier audio 4.AI 
4.Sony MDR-MA900 
5.Soundmagic HP100

6.Etymotic HF5 

7.Sennhieser HD380 pro 

8.Beats pro (yea yea)

9.Grado SR80i

10.Klipsch S4
 

post #3810 of 4545
1. RS1 Classic
2. Sr 225i
3. Fidelio X1
4. LCD-2
5. D2000
6. 325is
7. SR80i
8. AD2000X
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