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post #9916 of 20208
After what I've read of the HD700 and so many negative reviews on it, that's one headphone I know I will never try.

There just shouldn't be an emphasis in the upper midrange. It's positively grating .

The Koss ESP950 is in that price range, and there are people who prefer that over even the HD800 and HE500/HE6.

Im about to get them on loan, and from what I've been reading, they seem to be the it cans for that price range, even coming with it's own amp.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/21/13 at 1:17pm
post #9917 of 20208

It looks like garbage.  Its FR is incredibly balanced from IF's graphs though.

post #9918 of 20208
Looks? I don't argue that. They aren't pretty. But sounds?

I haven't heard of one person be anything but impressed by them. The SR407 also looks and feels like crap, but that sound I assure you is basically on par with high tier dynamics. Helps with the knowledge of knowing that it sounds the same (same drivers) as the SR507 which costs $1000 itself.

Koss has a no questions asked lifetime warranty, so that's another thing to feel good about the ESP 950.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/21/13 at 1:49pm
post #9919 of 20208

They looks pretty damn awesome to me. Apart from the peaky treble, what's so bad about them? 

post #9920 of 20208

I didn't say it's garbage.  I said it looks like garbage.

post #9921 of 20208

The ESP950s have a very understated, chiseled look; I quite like it.

post #9922 of 20208
It certainly looks better than the Stax Lambda rectangles of ugliness
post #9923 of 20208

And they definitely do have a classic studio can look, with huuge earpads.  Wonder why the bass rolls off so much even when they have 7 inch drivers.  

 

How much do they weigh?  If they were rather light, I feel as though I'd put them off too easily as too plasticy.

 

When they go on sale for around 700 though, that's like the best deal ever.

post #9924 of 20208
Only on headfi is a $700 headphone is "the best deal ever"... tongue.gif
post #9925 of 20208
Considering you get basically a distortion free, clear as a bell electrostat with it's own amplifier... $700 is quite a deal. I'm willing to bet the closest 'stat alternative would be the SR-407 with SRM-252S that I'm currently demoing, and that combo is near if not at $1000.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/21/13 at 9:03pm
post #9926 of 20208
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Considering you get basically a distortion free, clear as a bell electrostat with it's own amplifier... $700 is quite a deal. I'm willing to bet the closest 'stat alternative would be the SR-407 with SRM-252S that I'm currently demoing, and that combo is near if not at $1000.
I know, if I had the money I might pick one up, I was just saying how most people spend an upwards of one thousand, nine hundred and ninety nine pennies on their headphones... wink.gif
post #9927 of 20208

I'm starting to appreciate its look more and more, plus I found out that it weighs 352g, making it around the same weight as the HD800.  That's a nice weight in my book, not something light and and fragile feeling like the HD600/650.

 

Plus look at this FR against the Orpheus (red).

 

 

1000

 

 

 

It's damn near linear except for that bass rolloff and treble above 10khz.

post #9928 of 20208
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

I'm starting to appreciate its look more and more, plus I found out that it weighs 352g, making it around the same weight as the HD800.  That's a nice weight in my book, not something light and and fragile feeling like the HD600/650.

 

Plus look at this FR against the Orpheus (red).

 

1000

 

It's damn near linear except for that bass rolloff and treble above 10khz.

The modded HE Jades FRs look even more stunning and clean than either. Though I'm terrified at the prospect of the pricing on a potential Jade 2 in the future.

 

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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post

Only on headfi is a $700 headphone is "the best deal ever"... tongue.gif

Value is subjective. If it suits your needs it very well could be.


Haven't visited here in a while - are there any new fads (not the IEM company) or mods other than the jergpads that might be noteworthy? Any change in perception on these cans compared to how they were received from the beginning? Curious as the speed on here is staggering for even an appreciation thread's standards - almost impossible to follow.

post #9929 of 20208

Hi, I have Hifiman HE400 and I use it with ipod touch and Fiio E11 (connect with Fiio L9) . Actually I'm happy with them but for the next stage I'm looking for a good headphone amplifier. 

I can buy Schiit Lyr but how can i connect my ipod touch to Schiit Lyr. Do I need to buy additional DAC or i can connect ipod touch with Fiio L9 ?

And also ofcourse is it worth to pay additional 449 USD for Schiit Lyr ?

post #9930 of 20208
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post

Only on headfi is a $700 headphone is "the best deal ever"... tongue.gif

 

If I ONLY had $700 invested in the hobby, I'd be a lot richer right now. redface.gif

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Originally Posted by Makaan View Post

Hi, I have Hifiman HE400 and I use it with ipod touch and Fiio E11 (connect with Fiio L9) . Actually I'm happy with them but for the next stage I'm looking for a good headphone amplifier. 

I can buy Schiit Lyr but how can i connect my ipod touch to Schiit Lyr. Do I need to buy additional DAC or i can connect ipod touch with Fiio L9 ?

And also ofcourse is it worth to pay additional 449 USD for Schiit Lyr ?

 

Yes you can connect the touch to the lyr with a simple 3.5 to RCA (L&R) from somewhere like monoprice. The dac from the touch can be used no problem. Later you can add a better dac if you want. 

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