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post #16 of 1017
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Ok, but it's been 23 years.  Twenty three yearrrsss



Fair enough! I'd assume that Sennheiser is sticking to the whole if it ain't broke, don't fix it mentality with their precious flagship portable. :P Still, if it's able to stump the top mid-fi portables like Tyll says (M-80's, Dt1350, and its little brother) I don't think it's TOO smalll a feat.

 

Since I'm a young'in, I'm spoiled in that I haven't had to wait 23 years for a new model, but if you've had to wait that long, I see how it could be irritating.

 

Edited by vaed - 3/10/12 at 7:53pm
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Fair enough! I'd assume that Sennheiser is sticking to the whole if it ain't broke, don't fix it mentality with their precious flagship portable. :P Still, if it's able to stump the top mid-fi portables like Tyll says (M-80's, Dt1350, and its little brother) I don't think it's TOO small a feat.

 

Since I'm a young'in, I'm spoiled in that I haven't had to wait 23 years for a new model, but if you've had to wait that long, I see how it could be irritating.

 



It's not, but when you look at price and performance people are going to go for the cheaper and still good sounding headphone option.

And 23 years of waiting? I would definitely be irritated! o_o

post #18 of 1017
Slightly off-topic, but I find it kinda funny that the HD25 seems to get discussed a lot in the full-size headphone forum even though everyone refers to it as a portable. Not that there's anything wrong with that. It competes with and is obviously a worthy alternative to many full-size cans.

Carry on. biggrin.gif
post #19 of 1017
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Fair enough! I'd assume that Sennheiser is sticking to the whole if it ain't broke, don't fix it mentality with their precious flagship portable. :P

 

 

That's not what they're doing, it's far from "ain't broke".  They're just too lazy or too cheap to design something better.

post #20 of 1017
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They're just too lazy or too cheap to design something better.


It's more like they don't want. The better it sounds, the more they expect money.

And they want to sell a maximum too. So currently, it might be  not in their interest  to improve radically the sound.

But if one day a competitor a product that kills the hd25 value, then magically they'll find a way to improve their hd25.

 

 

post #21 of 1017

I think the amperior is a direct price-point competitor for the Beats HD Studios.

 

Some people are saying that Sennheiser should significantly upgrade the hd25-1-ii - why? They are excellent at their price point, in the actual consumer space, there is no market for >$350 portable headphones. $200 is already more than what most people would ever want to spend. 

 

If there was a market, there would already be a beats product at that price point, perhaps the Super XHD Beats Pro Studio Bass Enhanced would be a good model name.  

post #22 of 1017
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I think the amperior is a direct price-point competitor for the Beats HD Studios.

The Beats Studio have still a more compelling design. And there's no stars that wears the hd25.

post #23 of 1017
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The Beats Studio have still a more compelling design. And there's no stars that wears the hd25.

 

Without a doubt there will be more Studio HDs sold in 2012 than the amperior, I still see it as Sennheiser's attempt at flashy bling to capture some part of that market. 

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Anyone wanna buy me a pair of these? xP
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Think I'll grab a pair of these when they're priced a bit lower than the MSRP.  popcorn.gif

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It's sad that they have lowered their impedance that much. The normal HD25-1 is already very sensitive and can play at deafening volumes out of an ipod. I guess most people are deaf these days and need their music at 120 dB to be able to hear it.

Seems like the Amperior wouldn't pair that well with high end amps, waaay too sensitive. Maybe some day I'll buy an Amperior to put their aluminum cups on my normal 70 ohm HD25-1  smile_phones.gif

 

post #27 of 1017
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I guess most people are deaf these days and need their music at 120 dB to be able to hear it.

Near the threshold of pain, ha ha ha.
 

 

post #28 of 1017
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Originally Posted by vaed View Post

 

 Still, if it's able to stump the top mid-fi portables like Tyll says (M-80's, Dt1350, and its little brother) I don't think it's TOO smalll a feat.

 

 


Better than the DT1350?!? I seriously doubt it..

 

post #29 of 1017
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Originally Posted by Aizura View Post

It's sad that they have lowered their impedance that much. The normal HD25-1 is already very sensitive and can play at deafening volumes out of an ipod. I guess most people are deaf these days and need their music at 120 dB to be able to hear it.

Seems like the Amperior wouldn't pair that well with high end amps, waaay too sensitive. Maybe some day I'll buy an Amperior to put their aluminum cups on my normal 70 ohm HD25-1  smile_phones.gif

 

I didn't even notice the 18 ohm impedance. That's lower than most headphones and iems with much greater sensitivity.

I guess it's to try and put something out against beats... quantity vs quality
Higher volumes=better for the ignorant consumer.
post #30 of 1017
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Better than the DT1350?!? I seriously doubt it..

 


They were for me.

 

And I too am amazed that they managed to lower the impedance and still get very good sound.

 

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