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post #136 of 173
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Im considering hd700, beyer T90, or Grado. I want a airy, clear, somewhat bright can with great mids and highs.


Great mids and highs, somewhat bright ..sure sounds like a Grado to me...Maybe an RS1i. However when you factor in the comfort factor you are back with the HD700. I have never had any Sennheiser that was anything but totally comfortable. I personally find the RS1i comfortable but I have had several people tell me I must have a weird head or ears because they don't like wearing them for long.


Edited by HPiper - 5/26/13 at 9:49am
post #137 of 173
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Great mids and highs, somewhat bright ..sure sounds like a Grado to me...Maybe an RS1i. However when you factor in the comfort factor you are back with the HD700. I have never had any Sennheiser that was anything but totally comfortable. I personally find the RS1i comfortable but I have had several people tell me I must have a weird head or ears because they don't like wearing them for long.

Are the mids vocals breathy on the RS1 and forward?
post #138 of 173
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Great mids and highs, somewhat bright ..sure sounds like a Grado to me...Maybe an RS1i. However when you factor in the comfort factor you are back with the HD700. I have never had any Sennheiser that was anything but totally comfortable. I personally find the RS1i comfortable but I have had several people tell me I must have a weird head or ears because they don't like wearing them for long.

Are the mids vocals breathy on the RS1 and forward?
post #139 of 173
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Are the mids vocals breathy on the RS1 and forward?

 

yes

post #140 of 173
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Windsor, if you had to be marooned with one of these pairs of headphones, would it be the HD700s?

 

No. If I had to choose one of the listed headphones now I'd probably opt for the HD 800 or HD 600, but saying that, the M50 is sounding pretty sweet now as I type this. However if it came to it I might deviate from this list and choose a Stax 009.

 

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Edited by Windsor - 5/26/13 at 7:53pm
post #141 of 173
How would you guys describe the mids and highs on the HD700
post #142 of 173
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No. If I had to choose one of the listed headphones now I'd probably opt for the HD 800 or HD 600, but saying that, the M50 is sounding pretty sweet now as I type this. However if it came to it I might deviate from this list and choose a Stax 009.

 

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What is it that the HD6/800 have over the 700s? Thanks for the response.

post #143 of 173
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What is it that the HD6/800 have over the 700s? Thanks for the response.

HD700 is a little stuck in the middle. Both in price and in sound signature. But i can't elaborate too much about it since i only had a short demo.

post #144 of 173
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HD700 is a little stuck in the middle. Both in price and in sound signature. But i can't elaborate too much about it since i only had a short demo.


How would you guys describe the mids and highs on the HD700
post #145 of 173
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How would you guys describe the mids and highs on the HD700

Kind of sparkly and clean, but might be sibilant and dry at times though.

post #146 of 173
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Kind of sparkly and clean, but might be sibilant and dry at times though.

 

translation: clear treble with slightly emphasized detail with good recordings, piercing bright unnatural harshness and a thin lifeless sound on poor recordings. 

 

 

lol kidding,  haven't heard HD 700 tongue_smile.gif

post #147 of 173
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translation: clear treble with slightly emphasized detail with good recordings, piercing bright unnatural harshness and a thin lifeless sound on poor recordings. 

 

 

lol kidding,  haven't heard HD 700 tongue_smile.gif

Lol not bad for someone who hasn't had a demo with it, quite close to my quick impressions.tongue.gif

post #148 of 173

I am very much into "airy" sound and multidimensional soundstage. 

 

After being allowed to audition the HD800 (the size of which I strongly disliked and thus - did not even consider buying initially) at home for a week (amped by WA6) - I ditched the HD700 on the second day without even thinking and never looked back.

 

 

 

HD700 (which I liked and still consider it a great pair of cans) were really good at that, but the difference was absolutely worth both the price premium and the size punishment :) 

post #149 of 173
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I am very much into "airy" sound and multidimensional soundstage. 

 

After being allowed to audition the HD800 (the size of which I strongly disliked and thus - did not even consider buying initially) at home for a week (amped by WA6) - I ditched the HD700 on the second day without even thinking and never looked back.

 

 

 

HD700 (which I liked and still consider it a great pair of cans) were really good at that, but the difference was absolutely worth both the price premium and the size punishment :) 

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post #150 of 173
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About a 1/2 year ago when we had just finished the mix of the audiophile recording ''Torn" by Carmen Gomes inc.,I took a copy of the mix with me to the RAF high end store here in Amsterdam.

They had the HD700 and the HD800 on display.I was curious as to how the mix,done on the Grimm LS 1 speakers,would translate to high end Headphones.

I must say that I was impressed!

At Sound Liaison we like a a clear placement of the instruments,really trying to make the band almost visual,and with a lot of depth and spaciousness in the sound stage.

Of the difference of the two...

I found the HD 800 absolutely fantastic for the quiet tunes,i.e.''Love in Vain'' and the version of ''Let´s go get Stoned'' with the beautiful double bass introduction.
But the last 2 tunes of the album,the louder tunes,Tom Waits "Train song'' with a slightly distorted slide guitar solo,and the version of B.B.Kings ''the Thrill is Gone ''´with the laid back 2nd line drum groove I really liked the HD 700,maybe even preferring it to the HD800.

But if I had to choose, I would go for the HD800.It really gives me the same sense of space and depth that I hear on our High End Grimm speakers,translate the sound we had in mind really well.

But maybe If you listen mostly to music with a heavy back beat,the 700 will do a great job.
But all in all fantastic Headphones.

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