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post #1516 of 1625
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Originally Posted by compoopers View Post

I personally have not heard those, although reviews seem to say they are incredibly similar. I would do a search for comparisons. If the 7520 is similar to the Z1000, I have no problem recommending it.

Thanks ill do some more research
post #1517 of 1625
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Originally Posted by MrViolin View Post

newer version (7520) is out. All black + coil cord + professional blue sticker. At $400 at amazon. Doesn't come with a short cable, but you won't need a short cable since it's a coil cord. You can buy a hardback case from sony for the 7520 for about $20 if you want, but it already comes a nice bag :D

Everything's really opinionated :p Mike from headfonia seems to like them and thinks they're pretty good in the $500 range, but a_rec thinks not. a_rec likes the MDR-1R more, but Mike (few weeks ago in unboxing) didn't like them... then again, he said that he wasn't keeping the HD800, but still has one, so idk. A_recording's done a really detailed comparison w/ other headphones biggrin.gif (somewhere in the thread). Build-wise, 1R is mostly pastic, while z1000/7520 has magnesium cups (arms/branches are plastic I think). But, the 1R is uber comfy from what everyone is saying :p so it's up to you I guess. 

 

 

Evidently, the Z1000 and 7520 were announced and released at the same time in the US.

(different in other locations).- so, at least in the US, it's not correct to say that

the 7520 is a "newer" version.

 

They're identical other than the color, supplied cable, and support offered by Sony.

 

I think I'll start a new thread on this because it will be easier to find and it's a topic

that's causing a lot of discussion (and confusion).

post #1518 of 1625
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Originally Posted by kskwerl View Post

I'm just coming into this thread now, so these aren't very good for the money?

 

My conclusion is that they are my favorite headphones yet, but they are not allround compatible. They're the perfect addition to another great pair and get some more out of the music if they match your mood.

I can also understand those that say the Z1000 is not a good headphone.

post #1519 of 1625
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post

 

 

Evidently, the Z1000 and 7520 were announced and released at the same time in the US.

(different in other locations).- so, at least in the US, it's not correct to say that

the 7520 is a "newer" version.

 

They're identical other than the color, supplied cable, and support offered by Sony.

 

I think I'll start a new thread on this because it will be easier to find and it's a topic

that's causing a lot of discussion (and confusion).

Jude said they were different ::p at least to his ears. I'd think that they'd be different too. The designer said there were some changes. The mesh that covers it is thicker on the z1000, and the 7520 has a really thin film (like the MDR-1R). It'd also seem that the padding for the phones are different too, with the z1000's having more (what I've seen from a picture Jude linked n what Mike from headfonia said in his vid). But I haven't listened to both :p so I can't really be 100% sure. 

post #1520 of 1625
I've been playing mine for couple days. 1st impression is i like the build quality. Feel solid. Still yet could not get enough satisfaction from its SQ. To me the sound is true to the source. Is a good point. Is more to neutral sound. The high is okay. It is flat but is there when needed. Mids is good. It has mid centric sound sig may i say. The bass a bit dissapointed. Only gives enough in sub bass. Low bass is not enough impact. Detail of music is good but i feel like sound layering is not that good. They just overlap one another. And the soundstage is almost nothing. Comparing this to my dt1350..i found dt1350 is more musical and has better extension on the low bass. Soundstage also better on dt1350. I just let my ears enjoy z1000 for more days and let see. Maybe need to get used to it of its sound sig before i can comment more good about it.
post #1521 of 1625

im pairing my sony z1000 with my ibasso dx100 that i just got, the bass is actually more than enough for me, its not overblown though, and im not a basshead. they got some deep visceral bass. smily_headphones1.gif also sounds very clear on the mids and highs, i kinda have to agree the soundstage is um... nonexistant? i like it though, and the good thing is, its simple and portable enough i can put the ibasso dx100 (even though pretty big in size for a dap) into my jacket pocket and use this combo as a portable smily_headphones1.gif

post #1522 of 1625

Just sold mine. Good, but strange presentation I'd say. I feel like I should've sold mine for more... the others on the FS forums are going for over $100 more than I sold mine for eek.gif

post #1523 of 1625

Mine are on the for sale forums now, I like them, but they're too similar to the CD-2000's to warrant keeping.... Mine are mint, less than 10 hours.

post #1524 of 1625
I heard dap like dx100 is better on clarity of music. So i would agree is a good match with cans like z1000.
post #1525 of 1625

Anyone has compared these to DT48's? They look very similar.

post #1526 of 1625
Yesterday i really spared my time to listen this z1000 with my fostex hpp1..before i decided to let it go.. I tried many songs with various genres. From easy listening, pop, hiphop and also rock music. I found the mids is thick although i still can get most of details. But some songs i feel like is a bit too thick. But does not give me anything like muddy sound. Listening to jazz i found the highs is okay. I turn the volume up to 70% (it was pretty loud to me) but i did not feel any harsh or peaky sound at all. Is good. The mids to me is a bit strange. I like the thick mids. The more i listen is becoming more lush to my ears. But i just feel like need a bit more open. A bit more airy. Something like that. Listening to hiphop/pop the bass is fine. A bit more impact and deeper would be good. But i no basshead. So to me is just enough. I can obviously say that this can is really neutral in sound no matter what genres i play. But i also say this is not allrounder can.. For rock music with fast pace...it can not catch up well And give me a boring tone. So my conclusion is this...i would give a bit more test with my clas db + rx mk3. If the sound still fail to impress me..then bye bye z1000 biggrin.gif
post #1527 of 1625
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Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post

Yesterday i really spared my time to listen this z1000 with my fostex hpp1..before i decided to let it go.. I tried many songs with various genres. From easy listening, pop, hiphop and also rock music. I found the mids is thick although i still can get most of details. But some songs i feel like is a bit too thick. But does not give me anything like muddy sound. Listening to jazz i found the highs is okay. I turn the volume up to 70% (it was pretty loud to me) but i did not feel any harsh or peaky sound at all. Is good. The mids to me is a bit strange. I like the thick mids. The more i listen is becoming more lush to my ears. But i just feel like need a bit more open. A bit more airy. Something like that. Listening to hiphop/pop the bass is fine. A bit more impact and deeper would be good. But i no basshead. So to me is just enough. I can obviously say that this can is really neutral in sound no matter what genres i play. But i also say this is not allrounder can.. For rock music with fast pace...it can not catch up well And give me a boring tone. So my conclusion is this...i would give a bit more test with my clas db + rx mk3. If the sound still fail to impress me..then bye bye z1000 biggrin.gif


You know, I really loved my Z1000.

 

But I agree with you on this part a little bit.  I wasn't sure if it was just because I was used to the super-fast SP-1, but those thick mids came at a price.  That being said, I really liked the Z1000 for its strengths.

 

I'd personally give it a little more time... at least with me the sound really grew on me and ergonomically it is a sweet headphone

post #1528 of 1625

Have you tried covering the bass hole? I remember that this used to be a *must* for the Z1000 and I don't even remember how the Sony sounded prior to the super easy reversible mod. The bass is less flabby and appears to reach deeper and the overall sound does not sound as thick. Makes sense, I guess. Definitely worth a try.

post #1529 of 1625
Weird, I've never thought of the Z1000 as thick. And also never heard of this "bass hole" mod. Any info?
post #1530 of 1625

 

 

(Off-topic: the iPhone 4 still takes good pictures, IMO.)

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