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post #16 of 3534

Looking forward to the rest of the post.

post #17 of 3534

Yes, I'm hoping I won't find the treble a problem.  Though I hated the T1's when they were sibilant, and they were.  Quite often.

post #18 of 3534
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Originally Posted by Uchiya View Post

ROFL - Irony is my life.  I bought an HD-800 just a few hours ago.



I am sure you will be fine.  

post #19 of 3534

I want to read more!

 

Also, these are the sexiest headphones I've ever seen. They did an excellent job of evolving the HD 800 design which I thought was both a hit and miss.

post #20 of 3534
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Originally Posted by jude View Post


[...]

 
And here's where it gets real interesting for me: The HD 700 also scores a draw with the HD 800 sonically in many ways, hitting a combination of little wins and losses against its more seasoned sibling that nets out to a headphone I consider every bit the HD 800's peer, on balance…
 
 
(To be continued later tonight.)

 


Such a tease. More pics to go along with the impressions please Jude. beerchug.gif

post #21 of 3534

HD700 is old news. What about the HD900? ;)

post #22 of 3534

Sounds promising. Though I still really dislike the look of the headband. Just looks too ordinary and low end to me. Reminiscent of clunky DJ headphones or cheaper Sennheiser gear. Still, sonic capability is what actually counts, and based on Jude's short take, it sounds like it should deliver in this respect. Can't wait to read more.

post #23 of 3534

Hopefully the sound signature is more HD600/650 like. Judging by the pictures though, I'm guessing sound stage isn't going to be quite on the same level as HD 800.

post #24 of 3534

You've got me interested now.  They look awesome.

post #25 of 3534

I wonder how the HD700 performs in the mainstream music category. The HD800 are truly superb headphones, especially in regard to its unrivaled soundstage, but it just wasn't right for my favorite pop or rock music that demanded heavy bass and fast PRaT. The T1, for example, fared better in such ways, and in the end I ended up buying the LCD-2. In terms of price I'd say the LCD-2 and HD700 are in the same league, but I always felt the LCD-2 was in the same league, if not better than the HD800 sonic-wise.

 

HE-6 is the flagship headphone of Hifiman, but it was its junior model HE-500 that has ultimately got more love because of its compatibility with a wider range of genre for a wider group of consumers. Will the same thing happen with HD800 and HD700? I'll stay tuned.

post #26 of 3534

Million dollar question: can we swap out the cables for our own? smily_headphones1.gif

post #27 of 3534
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Originally Posted by Jeff Graw View Post

Hopefully the sound signature is more HD600/650 like. Judging by the pictures though, I'm guessing sound stage isn't going to be quite on the same level as HD 800.


Based on it's aesthetic design alone, I think it will be a mix of the HD650 and HD800. If we look purely on shape, texture and style, the headband design, the colour, the grain of the paint etc, all reminiscent of the HD600/650, which suggests a perhaps darker or less crystaline sonic presentation. Then the actual shape of the ear cups, wide, angular and futuristic like the HD800's, points towards the same detail emphasised wide soundstage design. Naturally this is all just assumption based, but if their designers actually really read in to these sorts of things, it could be so. Silver, metal, sharp or angular objects to me are symbolic of articulation, detail, finesse etc (HD800). Whereas carbon, matt, smokey (etc) colours and textures could symbolise something darker, more bass emphasised or more laid back.

 

I guess we'll have to wait and see, but I'm certainly interested to see if the aesthetics have any correlation with the sound signature. Might be completely un-related, but you never know.

post #28 of 3534

This is sex appeal, head-fi style.

post #29 of 3534
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Originally Posted by Hzwwwc2 View Post

I think the price is a bit awkward, since 999 is pretty close for a used HD800.



Just as an HD-700 might go for about what a new msrp hd650 goes for ($600). So if you think about it, its actually proportioned. 

 

Either way, it's way out of my budget range ;/

post #30 of 3534

I won't buy it if it's quite similar to HD800 and the price is 999.99....

 

Well, I should listen to it, but I don't think that I would like it.

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