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post #481 of 1638
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

It actually sounds closer to a HD598 than a HD650. It's like a thinner,airier, more refined and brighter/more sparkly version of the HD598.

exaclty

post #482 of 1638
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Can anyone comment on how these headphones pair with the Schiit Magni, iFi iCAN or the O2?

I have an AppleTv driving the magni and it's great. They pair well - very clear and crisp. More power than you'll use. The extra power helps bring out some low end that might be missing on lesser systems and balances nicely. I use it for late night movies and the explosions are excellent :->
post #483 of 1638
What would you guys say the best quality of the HD 700 is? In sum what am I buying if I get one? I am tempted to buy, but not sure if its the right fit for me.
post #484 of 1638
I vote a little more low end than the HD800 while maintaining great "air" and easy (and less picky) to drive. It'll handle more bass if you send it (eq, for example) and always maintains a sparkle in the high end. When amped well enough (Vmoda Vamp, Magni), I haven't had any issues with sibilance,
post #485 of 1638

After sifting through this thread, I have one question before I leap at  these headphones. For those who own these headphones and a pair of AKG 240 Sextetts', is the HD 700 basically a more advanced sextett?

post #486 of 1638
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Originally Posted by Taliesin View Post

I am now thinking either:
Tubes
WA7 or Lyr and Bifrost combo
Solid state
Centrance dacmini PX or burson conductor or HDVA600

The two im most interested in a re the conductor and WA7

Anyone tried those?


Someone over at Schiit Audio recommended the Valhalla for the HD700 to me, I am thinking of going that way with the BitFrost Uber.  HD700 or maybe the HD650 also considering the Grado RS1i or PS500.

post #487 of 1638
Hey everyone,
I'm contemplating making a headphone by molding my own plastic and just building them from scratch, and the HD700 is the headphone I want to base the design on. I don't know if I'm going to try and make an exact replica of the 700 or not yet, but I would like to get the measurements on the cups. Can anyone here do that for me? I need to know how deep the cup is, how wide, tall, and just a couple pictures of them next to a ruler so I can kind of tell how big all the lines in the design are. I'm going to be making molds out of clay a little smaller than the cups are, and then heating up thermoplastic sheet to mold over the top of the clay molds. Thanks ahead of time!
-Casper
post #488 of 1638
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Someone over at Schiit Audio recommended the Valhalla for the HD700 to me, I am thinking of going that way with the BitFrost Uber.  HD700 or maybe the HD650 also considering the Grado RS1i or PS500.

I find that recommendation a bit odd since the HD700's are fairly low impedance at 150 ohms and of pretty high sensitivity of 105db. The 700's simply are not in the target load that the Vahalla was designed for. Now I have been using my 700's quite successfully with the Lyr good low noise tubes. Since the gain is fixed and after the volume control, there is a very faint residual hum when no music is playing when using my Lorenz Stutgart PCC88s. I have to listen hard for it and no music regardless of level can be playing. I will say the JJ's that came with it are silent but do not have the demensionality of the Lorenz. Ideally, I would like to drop the gain in half which is why I am awaiting an audition of the Asgaard 2.

At the end of the day you cannot go wrong with the HD700 especially if you can get it at a discount as I did in the $750 range. Given that I have a high end Dunlavy anchored music system, I find no loss of pleasure or musical emotion when switching to headphones.
post #489 of 1638
If you find the HD700 low at 150 ohms then I guess the Grado line at 32 ohm and the Momentum @ 18 ohm must be super duper low! It was Jason at Schiit who made the recommendation, he said the Valhalla is a good match for the HD700.
post #490 of 1638
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Originally Posted by jmsaxon69 View Post

If you find the HD700 low at 150 ohms then I guess the Grado line at 32 ohm and the Momentum @ 18 ohm must be super duper low! It was Jason at Schiit who made the recommendation, he said the Valhalla is a good match for the HD700.

Take a look at the output impedance of the Valhalla. It is 32 ohms. A good match is generally considered to be at least 8x load which I assume is why the product description talks about matting with 300 to 600 ohm ones. So yes those other.headphones are too low for the Valhalla unless you like the frequency modification and bass control changes that will occur.
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Originally Posted by Mark-sf View Post


Take a look at the output impedance of the Valhalla. It is 32 ohms. A good match is generally considered to be at least 8x load which I assume is why the product description talks about matting with 300 to 600 ohm ones. So yes those other.headphones are too low for the Valhalla unless you like the frequency modification and bass control changes that will occur.


I realize about the other headphones, they were being used as an example of low impedance.  I was just saying is 150 ohms really considered "fairly low"? 

 

I emailed Jason to confirm what was said.

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Originally Posted by Mark-sf View Post


Take a look at the output impedance of the Valhalla. It is 32 ohms. A good match is generally considered to be at least 8x load which I assume is why the product description talks about matting with 300 to 600 ohm ones. So yes those other.headphones are too low for the Valhalla unless you like the frequency modification and bass control changes that will occur.


I realize about the other headphones, they were being used as an example of low impedance.  I was just saying is 150 ohms really considered "fairly low"? 

 

I emailed Jason to confirm what was said.


To be clear I was saying fairly low for a 32 ohm output impedance as we are discussing the Valhalla. Of course if you were asking about headphones in general it is not.
post #493 of 1638
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Originally Posted by Mark-sf View Post


To be clear I was saying fairly low for a 32 ohm output impedance as we are discussing the Valhalla. Of course if you were asking about headphones in general it is not.


To be fair I have really been bugging the Schiit out of him the last few days! He has been very gracious and answered all of my questions very nicely. He may have made a mistake on one of our late night emails and meant to say Asgard 2 or Lyr instead of Valhalla.  I ordered a Valhalla today and will use it with HD650 or HD700, more than likely HD650.  Heck i may cheap out and run it with a pair of HD598 for a while till I can afford to get the HD700 or HD800!

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Jason is sticking by the recommendation.  I don't see it as an issue though as I doubt I will be getting HD700 anytime soon.  Probably more likely to get HD650.  I thought I'd be able to use the Momentum for a while till I got the HD650/700 but it looks like a no go with those at 18 ohm...

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Originally Posted by jmsaxon69 View Post

Jason is sticking by the recommendation.  I don't see it as an issue though as I doubt I will be getting HD700 anytime soon.  Probably more likely to get HD650.  I thought I'd be able to use the Momentum for a while till I got the HD650/700 but it looks like a no go with those at 18 ohm...

 

If you can find a pair of HD580's in the FS forums, they're pretty great. Same drivers as the HD600. I love mine.

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