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Yes it definitely looks less star trek like.


Less Star Trek, but more Star Wars (Empire)

post #182 of 3534
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I'm honestly a bit surprised Sennheiser went with a sound signature so close to the HD800's. I was expecting the HD700 to be darker for some reason. Wishful thinking, perhaps.


I was thinking/hoping the same thing. Just the treble taken down a notch would have been been great.

 

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I was thinking/hoping the same thing. Just the treble taken down a notch would have been been great.


A slightly less technically capable HD800 with tamed treble response could actually be a better headphone than the HD800 (out of most rigs.) Sennheiser would never make a better headphone for less! biggrin.gif

post #184 of 3534

Thanks for the impressions of the HD700's.  I am thinking of buying a headphone in the $800-1000 range sometime this year so another option is nice.  Hope to get a chance to try them out after they get released.

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Would you mind telling us on which variety of amps and sources you were able to try them ? Thank you.

 

 

Some of the stuff.......


Amps:

 

Objective 2

Schiit Lyr

Schiit Asgard

Eddie Current Balancing Act

RSA Hornet
RSA Tommahawk

Fischer Audio Mystify

Heed CanAmp

 

Sources:

All lossless files of great remasters or original master recordings playing out of:

 

Computer:

 

1) -> Fischer Audio Mystify DAC -> AMPS -> HD700

2) -> Optoplay 24/96 DAC -> AMPS -> HD700

3) -> Perfect Wave DAC -> Eddie Current Balancing Act -> HD700

 

Others:

 

Sony D25s

ipod 5g via LO

Sansa Clip+

 

Hope that helps....

post #186 of 3534

Good discussion thus far. It is also worth noting just how different Sennheiser is from HiFiMAN and Audeze... Those companies can "one up" their last model, upsetting a few headfiers but making lots of others happy. But not Sennheiser. Has anyone seen how high the serial numbers go on the HD800? If they released a significantly cheaper model, that was close or even better in terms of performance, it would cause quite a stir... And not just in a good way. 

 

I do see the HD700 as being doomed from the start with certain listeners. But that should be expected - no single sound sig will please everyone. I also think people a more eager to dismiss Sennheiser as opposed to the smaller companies.... It's a classic David and Goliath thing.

post #187 of 3534

 

Heard the HD-800 several times at head-fi meets. It has nothing on the HiFiMan HE-6 nor the Audez'e LCD-2. Hell, my JH16 Pro sounded better than the HD-800 at nearly all qualities except for soundstage. This HD-700, in my opinion, is just another way for Sennheiser to milk consumers.
 
There are marginal improvements as you work your way up headphones—and there are usually just as good sounding, if not better sounding alternatives for hundreds less.
 
Not purchasing these.
post #188 of 3534

These are gorgeous 

post #189 of 3534
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Some of the stuff.......


Amps:

 

Objective 2

Schiit Lyr

Schiit Asgard

Eddie Current Balancing Act

RSA Hornet
RSA Tommahawk

Fischer Audio Mystify

Heed CanAmp

 

Sources:

All lossless files of great remasters or original master recordings playing out of:

 

Computer:

 

1) -> Fischer Audio Mystify DAC -> AMPS -> HD700

2) -> Optoplay 24/96 DAC -> AMPS -> HD700

3) -> Perfect Wave DAC -> Eddie Current Balancing Act -> HD700

 

Others:

 

Sony D25s

ipod 5g via LO

Sansa Clip+

 

Hope that helps....

 

Unfortunate that such "street cred" needs to be established to validate your impressions.

 

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A slightly less technically capable HD800 with tamed treble response could actually be a better headphone than the HD800 (out of most rigs.) Sennheiser would never make a better headphone for less! biggrin.gif



Doesn't that description already applies to the cheaper HE-500?!?!?!

 

:-p

 

 

 

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Good discussion thus far. It is also worth noting just how different Sennheiser is from HiFiMAN and Audeze... Those companies can "one up" their last model, upsetting a few headfiers but making lots of others happy. But not Sennheiser. Has anyone seen how high the serial numbers go on the HD800?

 

Last I heard, they were up to s/n 13,000+ on the HD800.


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 If they released a significantly cheaper model, that was close or even better in terms of performance, it would cause quite a stir... And not just in a good way. 

 

Haha! <chuckles> Even manufacturers releasing better models for much more causes quite a stir!

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Doesn't that description already applies to the cheaper HE-500?!?!?!

 

:-p

 


I suspect so, but I haven't heard the HE-500 yet! Getting my grubbing hands on one soon.

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This HD-700, in my opinion, is just another way for Sennheiser to milk consumers.

 

Like all manufacturers.

 

 

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post #195 of 3534
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Originally Posted by purrin View Post

 


I suspect so, but I haven't heard the HE-500 yet! Getting my grubbing hands on one soon.


I haven't heard it either but I had this one as my next purchase... but I want to wait for impressions/reviews on the

new Shure open cans (especially the 1840s) and these Senns. But really, IT WILL ALL DEPEND ON PRICING!!!!!!

 

If the 1840s are released at a price of $700+, and the HD700s at $800+,

even if they might bring a little more detailed sound over the HE-500 but overall are similar,

I would choose the Hifiman ones... (which can be had for less than $700...)
 

 

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