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I would like to thanks the fellows in this thread, specially Dweaver (I love your style of reviews, they are so convincing). After reading this long thread I got too curious and excited. To be honest I was only half way the thread and my order was in with B&H.

I received the Denon DN-HP700 today, picked them up from Purolator's ofice after work. I quickly hook them up on my Clip+ on shuffle and when for diner. About 3 hours later I decide to give them a listen and I was pleasantly surprise with the clarity of the high (for a DJ can) and fall in love with the forward mid on a track from The Civil Wars. The bass is just great too. I bougth them because all my other main headphone are more neutral too bass light (T1, SR325, SRH-940, DT1350) but the HP700 bass is very good. I was a bit afraid that I might found it too much but no, it's so well integrated and refine.

It was my night for dishes duty and let me tell you that it was a fun time with the Denon on my head connected to my O2 / Clip+. I was toe tapping and singing out loud. My wife was laughing at me but I didn't care.


I know it's only first impression but I think it can only get better.

Again thank you for the review. biggrin.gif
Edited by Twinster - 9/5/12 at 7:55pm
post #407 of 450

Again, sweet review! ^^ Glad I'm not the only one with headphones on my head when I've got to do dishes!

post #408 of 450

Read through the thread and found plenty on the sound but wondering how the isolation and sound leakage is on these also how good is the long term comfort on these like how many hours can you wear them comfortably.

post #409 of 450
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Originally Posted by DJHeadshot View Post

Read through the thread and found plenty on the sound but wondering how the isolation and sound leakage is on these also how good is the long term comfort on these like how many hours can you wear them comfortably.

Hi, I use the hp700 in my office and find that they do a good job isolating my coworkers. I have a small head so my ear fit inside the earpads no problem and I can wear them all day but I get interrupt once or twice per hour. Also they don't leak much sound at all. You would have to listen very loud.

These replace my DT1350 at work and I loved their sound signature. The bass impact is just addictive.

Cheers. biggrin.gif
post #410 of 450

The bass is indeed addictive. But what impressed me the most was the quality, the definition of the bass. That along with one of the best, most accurate treble I've heard, as well as those clean/forward mids, still makes them one of the best headphones I've heard to date. I'm missing them so much, I'm considering getting another one soon. Only flaw to me: the sub-bass. If they had more sub-bass I would forget the eternal search for the perfect headphone.


Edited by miow - 11/24/12 at 5:54pm
post #411 of 450

I've wanted to try these in so long, but comfort is the only thing keeping me from them ;-)

post #412 of 450
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

I've wanted to try these in so long, but comfort is the only thing keeping me from them ;-)

 

Same here. I bought them..loved them, but put them back inside the box within an hour. The comfort was horrible.

 

Since i'm a fan of the DJ100 they were suggested to me by ljokerl. What's the chance of someone being able to magically know I'd love a specific headphone like that?!

 

I later got the Beyerdynamc DJX-1 and I think it may have a similar signature to the HP700. Too bad it's kind of awkward and discontinued.

 

I think theres a clone of it from Memorex called the DJ100. They look identical!! Even Tyll from Inner Fidelity gave the DJX a positive review..

 

Here's a photo:

http://www.amazon.com/Memorex-Ampgear-Series-Thermoform-Headphones/dp/B001GGK5FM

 

I wonder if there's any other headphones that sound like the HP700?

post #413 of 450
I actually have no issue with the comfort. Maybe it's due to using them on their smaller fitting. I have a small nugget I guess biggrin.gif. The headband barely touch the top of my head. I do find the pleather ear pads to be somewhat hot after awhile but that can be fix with velour pads. That is my next step.

Side note: My coworkers were curious and many of them asked to try them and two of them are rocking the Denon at work now. One have also bought a small DAC/Amp cause he noticed the limitation of the pc's sound card with the HP700.
post #414 of 450

0 issues with comfort. Not the most comfortable phones, obviously, but perfectly fine. There are also some velour pads for these.

post #415 of 450

Thanks for the review , i'll give these a try !

I'm a big fan of the ath m50 so the comparison should be interesting as they'rre playing in the same league.

I hope it sounds as good as the audio technica unamped

post #416 of 450
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Originally Posted by miow View Post

The bass is indeed addictive. But what impressed me the most was the quality, the definition of the bass. That along with one of the best, most accurate treble I've heard, as well as those clean/forward mids, still makes them one of the best headphones I've heard to date. I'm missing them so much, I'm considering getting another one soon. Only flaw to me: the sub-bass. If they had more sub-bass I would forget the eternal search for the perfect headphone.

 

I dont know if denon produce really good DJ cans

post #417 of 450

For me these are not DJ cans. More likely studio cans, like the AKG K167 TIESTO's. But the K167s are even better. Better treble extension and better bass.

post #418 of 450
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Originally Posted by miow View Post

For me these are not DJ cans. More likely studio cans, like the AKG K167 TIESTO's. But the K167s are even better. Better treble extension and better bass.

 

Can you elaborate what's better with K167's bass versus HP700? does it have better subbass extension because that's really what was lacking bigtime for my taste in HP700? The midbass was a lot more forward in comparision to the deep subbass. I need somewhat balanced subbass/midbass presence, the bass itself can be boosted nicely with digiZoid ZO. I'm still slightly interested in trying K167 too but I'd really wanna see a FR graph of it, that would probably already answer if I should give it a try or not.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 11/30/12 at 1:21am
post #419 of 450

Yes, much much better sub-bass extension, exactly whats missing on the HP700. Plus, bass is MUCH tighter and DEEPER. It's like the Q40's, but with better detail, tighter and way way way better treble. These are the phones for you, RPG, if you don't want to spend like 400€ on the K267s ; )
 


Edited by miow - 11/30/12 at 1:27am
post #420 of 450
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Originally Posted by miow View Post

Yes, much much better sub-bass extension, exactly whats missing on the HP700. PLus, bass is MUCH tighter and DEEP. It's like the Q40's, but with better detail and tighter and way better treble.

 

But I'm guessing it's not quite as strong as Q40's bass right? For me the treble on Q40 is suitably forward, anything more and it goes onto the bright side of neutral. But I agree Q40 lacks extension in the highs, at about 13kHz or so it starts dropping off very quickly so it lacks airiness


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 11/30/12 at 1:26am
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