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post #1471 of 1625
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I'm interested in comparison between the Z1000 and HD650. I have Z1000s and am considering purchasing 650, but if the difference doesn't justify the $400 price tag, I'll reconsider...

 

IMHO the 1R sounds closer than the hd650. the z1000 and hd650 is like apples and oranges. very different sound.

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IMHO the 1R sounds closer than the hd650. the z1000 and hd650 is like apples and oranges. very different sound.


How do z1000 and 1R compare?

post #1473 of 1625
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IMHO the 1R sounds closer than the hd650. the z1000 and hd650 is like apples and oranges. very different sound.

That's the whole reason why I am considering the HD650 in the first place. I'm looking for a bass-heavier sound. I like the Z1000s but I need a bottom-built-up sound and the Z1000s are pretty anemic in bass.
post #1474 of 1625

Interesting--

 

 

I definitely didn't find mine bass anemic, and that's even on the (somewhat) bass-light D100
 

post #1475 of 1625
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Originally Posted by compoopers View Post


That's the whole reason why I am considering the HD650 in the first place. I'm looking for a bass-heavier sound. I like the Z1000s but I need a bottom-built-up sound and the Z1000s are pretty anemic in bass.

 

 

the z1000 has rich and deep bass to me but i would like a little more subbass but bass wise, its definitely enough. my beyer dt990 is borderline overdoing it. that being said, im not a basshead. 

post #1476 of 1625
Has anyone tried the new 1R pads on Z1000s. They seem to have a similar shape so should fit one another. I am trying to source a pair of those ear pads.
post #1477 of 1625
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Has anyone tried the new 1R pads on Z1000s. They seem to have a similar shape so should fit one another. I am trying to source a pair of those ear pads.

 

 

why will you want to do that though?

post #1478 of 1625

^ Look at the pad structure. Z1000s have got much thicker pads and 1R pads are more contoured. It should definitely change the frequency response for good or bad. Just curious to figure that out.

post #1479 of 1625
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Originally Posted by vkvedam View Post

^ Look at the pad structure. Z1000s have got much thicker pads and 1R pads are more contoured. It should definitely change the frequency response for good or bad. Just curious to figure that out.


I see, keep us updated on the mod then smily_headphones1.gif
post #1480 of 1625
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the z1000 has rich and deep bass to me but i would like a little more subbass but bass wise, its definitely enough. my beyer dt990 is borderline overdoing it. that being said, im not a basshead. 
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Interesting--


I definitely didn't find mine bass anemic, and that's even on the (somewhat) bass-light D100


Perhaps I am somewhat of a bass-lover then. I don't like overpowering bass, but I definitely do like bass presence and impact. I always felt that bass was not present or enveloping enough. Perhaps I'm speaking of sub-bass. I'm not good at differentiating.
post #1481 of 1625

Still very happy with my 7520s, and would recommend them to anyone based on the sound. Though mine seem to have developed a slight "clicking" when I move my head.

 

It seems to be related to the plastic holding the ear cups in place. If I "pinch" them slightly, I get the same clicking noise that I do when wearing them sometimes. Seems to happen more when I have my glasses on at the same time. (otherwise, they're quite comfortable with glasses)

 

I do wish they had used real leather though, as I think it would have been more comfortable, and the urethane "sticks" to my glasses so I have to take the headphones off to put my glasses on or remove them.

 

 

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Originally Posted by compoopers View Post


Perhaps I am somewhat of a bass-lover then. I don't like overpowering bass, but I definitely do like bass presence and impact. I always felt that bass was not present or enveloping enough. Perhaps I'm speaking of sub-bass. I'm not good at differentiating.

 

There is no lack of bass with my 7520, and it has some of the highest impact of any headphones I've used. More than just music, I use my headphones for watching films a lot, and with bass included in the downmix (by default, bass is usually [I]not[/I] included in a stereo downmix, so I use a custom downmix on my PC) I've never found it to be lacking.

 

There could be some more sub-bass, but I'm finding that there's actually very little of that in the content I've listened to so far, to my surprise. (nothing sounds like it's missing compared to other headphones like my old K550 for example)

post #1482 of 1625
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Originally Posted by compoopers View Post

Perhaps I am somewhat of a bass-lover then. I don't like overpowering bass, but I definitely do like bass presence and impact. I always felt that bass was not present or enveloping enough. Perhaps I'm speaking of sub-bass. I'm not good at differentiating.

What you describe sounds like bass, so you probably want more bass. Subbass is like the vibration... I'm sure someone can describe it better than I do.
post #1483 of 1625

It took pretty long to finally get a statement, but here you go.

 

Jude writes in his 2012 Holiday Gift Guide:

 

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The MDR-7520 is not the same headphone as the now-discontinued (in the U.S.) MDR-Z1000. That was something I always assumed, but a belief I had banished for me in a head-to-head comparison of the two with Sony's Naotaka "Nao" Tsunoda (Nao was the lead engineer for these products). They do look similar, but they definitely sound different, with the MDR-7520's signature the one I preferred, its bass more impactful, and its image more spacious.
post #1484 of 1625

I've been enjoying these guys since I've bought them. Away from my HD600, but I'd love to compare the two when I can. Maybe I can even finally go completely portable.

post #1485 of 1625

I just got these suckers today, but haven't opened them (for the sake of possibly returning and getting the 7520's). I currently don't have any files/amps/dacs to make these babies shine, but I will soon. For quick reference since I haven't caught up on the thread yet, what amp/dac combos are recommended for these phones? I'm thinking of going bifrost/asgard presently since Burson is know for being "bright". I take bright as having more detail/clarity, but I could be wrong in that you guys would take it for sibilant.


Edited by MrViolin - 12/18/12 at 8:48pm
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