Edited by USAudio - 9/26/12 at 9:48am
I'd say that's subjective. During the test, I think I actually did close my eyes. :)
Thats just a fact, no point making any fuss about it. You get what you pay for. You wont find cheaper headphones that will be better than more expensive ones. Its unreal to expect HD600's for example to be better than HD700's, or LCD2's to be better than LCD3's.
That's tongue-in-cheek, right? You didn't really mean it.
Or are you saying the hifiman HE-500 at $700 isn't better than any more expensive headphone?
Better is subjective. One man's Mozart is another man's Madonna.
Hi - thank you for the kudos!
The Amperior certainly sounds clear enough in the bass region. Any muddiness I may have described would refer to the slight boominess that is apparent with the Amperior when comparing it to headphones that present the bass region with more clarity, such as the HD 800.
I love the Amperior and use it pretty much every day these days.
The negative posts in the HD 700 thread are obviously because those who wrote them thought about the HD 700 negatively, and I don't know why those people thought that way.
My experience with the HD 700 was most probably more positive because I was thinking more positively, but really, all I did was tell the unbiased truth as I heard it, to the best of my ability. Like everything else, in the world of audio, personal truth is very subjective; what sounds like 'great bass' to one person may sound 'overly muddy and boomy' to another.
On another note, these days my experience of life in general these days is usually very positive and grounded. The more I deepen my understanding of the nature of thought and how we as human beings create our experience of life, the more beautiful life gets, the better I feel, and the better music sounds. My life has transformed greatly in the past 2 years, and especially so in the last six months, and I'm happy to have a conversation with you - or anyone else for that matter - about such topics if you feel so inclined.
Anyway, I'm glad my review was helpful to you. Thanks for your reply. :)
I couldnt agree more on that! I believe if you think form the beginning the HD700 will suck major u wont be able to have any fun with them.
And btw thank u very much 4 this legendary review! Helped me very much with deciding wether to get the 700s or not. And I didnt regret it one sec.
I think its very clear and detailed sounding and has a wide soundstage but I think its a little bit distant and cold sounding so I prefer the Colorfly C4 most of the times
I was thinking about getting something like the LCD-2 or HE-500 to cover the bases on which the hd700 doesn't perform optimally. Do you have any recommendations which cans would be best to complement the 700s?
Thank U! Just the kind of review I was looking for! Do U maybe have any other recommendations for complementing? problem is just that where I live the LCD-2 is about 1350$ (whereas the hd700 was only 930$). If not I´ll just have to get the LCD-2 even if its overpriced. Thanks in advance!!
Hi there - you may enjoy the Sennheiser HD 600 as an awesome all-round headphone and compliment to the HD 700. It may also be worth considering the HD 800 as a possible step-up/upgrade from the HD 700.
Whatever headphone (s) you opt for, I'd say it's probably worth going to a meet or a local store to try whatever you are considering buying before making the purchase. If you are happy with the HD 700, perhaps something non-flagship but excellent and portable like the Sennheiser Momentum could be a top choice.