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Originally Posted by NotaLefty View Post

How do the HD700's compare to the HD800's? What am I missing out on?
Details, transparency, and soundstage.
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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post


Details, transparency, and soundstage.


Is that all!

post #1563 of 7131
An extra $200 price tag.
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Originally Posted by happy5930 View Post

An extra $200 price tag.


Used, it is more like a $500 price difference.

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Originally Posted by Sonido View Post

Details, transparency, and soundstage.

This is where I'm having some trouble. I've had people say that the 700's are 95% of the way to the 800's and the price difference doesn't justify the added performance, while I've had others say that the 700 doesn't compare to the 800 in the slightest and isn't worth getting.
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Originally Posted by NotaLefty View Post


This is where I'm having some trouble. I've had people say that the 700's are 95% of the way to the 800's and the price difference doesn't justify the added performance, while I've had others say that the 700 doesn't compare to the 800 in the slightest and isn't worth getting.


You forgot to mention the people who like the 700's more than the 800's. Reading too much on Headfi can make you crazy :p 

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You forgot to mention the people who like the 700's more than the 800's. Reading too much on Headfi can make you crazy :p 


++3 on that one

post #1568 of 7131
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Originally Posted by NotaLefty View Post

This is where I'm having some trouble. I've had people say that the 700's are 95% of the way to the 800's and the price difference doesn't justify the added performance, while I've had others say that the 700 doesn't compare to the 800 in the slightest and isn't worth getting.
Forgot to mention scalability. With a DAC and amp budget of less than $500, the HD700 is probably 95% of the HD800. Get a $5000 DAC/amp budget and it's maybe 60% of the HD800. In a good HD800 setup, the cost of the HD800 itself may be the least expensive piece.
Edited by Sonido - 3/28/14 at 1:12am
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Forgot to mention scalability. With a DAC and amp budget of less than $500, the HD700 is probably 95% of the HD800. Get a $5000 DAC/amp budget and it's maybe 60% of the HD800. In a good HD800 setup, the cost of the HD800 itself may be the least expensive piece.


Okay, finally some advice that I can understand!! HD700 then, thank you for that clear explanation.I am at a $1000 budget but that still isn't enough to justify an HD800.

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yea read the headphonia.com review they both had great things to say about the hd700 vs hd800.
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The HD 800 easily outclasses the HD 700 in transparency and soundstage, but the HD 700 is without a doubt (to me) a much more "fun" listen. A lot less source dependent as well.

 

That being said, I enjoy the HD 800 quite a lot, I'm just not willing to fork up the cash. :D

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I will mention again that the HD700 pairs well with the iCAN amplifier. It sounds great straight out of the amp, and then there are the 3D and Xbass features that can make the HD700 warmer and/or more detailed and spacious at the flick of a switch. Someone on this thread said they like having the HD700 and then one other more "fun" headphone. With the iCAN, it is like I have several headphones all hooked up and ready to go depending on my mood and/or the particular recording. If I want a little more sparkle in the treble with a little reverb and soundstage enhancement, I just turn on the 3D effect. If I want more or less bass, that is also simply a matter of switching the Xbass on or off. There are two levels of bass boost and the effect is very clean and does not muddy up the mids.

 

I have no need for a second pair of more fun headphones as the HD700s become plenty lively with the 3D effect and the bass boost turned on.

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Anyone here had any trouble with the standard cable that comes with the headphones? As i've just started to notice that sometimes, for a split second, the audio only goes to the left side, and this happens when i move the cable around, also found a spot on the cable that i can bend/push on and reproduce the problem, so maybe there is a break in the cord or something? But i don't see how that's possible, as there is no damage that one can see on the cable itself, and i've been pretty careful with my pair, and for this to just suddenly start happening after over a year, i just don't get it.

Guess those replacement cords mentioned earlier in this thread would come in handy now?
Edited by Nitrius - 3/28/14 at 6:11pm
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Anyone here had any trouble with the standard cable that comes with the headphones? As i've just started to notice that sometimes, for a split second the audio only goes to the left side, and this happens when i move the cable around, also found a spot on the cable that i can bend/push on and reproduce the problem, so maybe there is a break in the cord or something? But i don't see how that's possible, as there is no damage that one can see on the cable itself, and i've been pretty careful with my pair, and for this to just suddenly starting to happen after over a year, i just don't get it.

Guess i those replacement cords mentioned earlier in this thread would come in handy now?

Could be faulty, but having dissected one to re-terminate with a 4 pin xlr it is very tough and durable.

Either way I’d contact Sennheiser and get a replacement.

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To those with little faith, I’ve been bedding in a new upgrade for my vinyl side by adding a Tangospinner sub-platter and pulley to my Rega P25 with a Sumiko Blue Point II.

 

http://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=66572&p=532479#p532479

http://tangospinner.com/tangospinner/web/home

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Well I’ve been well rewarded as the HD700 did a stellar job with Stella (no pun intended) by the Swiss group Yello, showing excellent bass, pace, rhythm with a refined clear and extended top end, couldn’t really ask for more.

 

 

Next up was the Lasalle Quartet with works by Ligeti, Earle Brown and Wolf Rosenberg on  Deutsche Grammophon, the interplay and freedom between the musicians was again clearly defined with admirable width and stage depth, and tiny details emerged which I hadn’t really noticed before.

No, I believe the replacement drivers for the HD700s have finally settled in as everything is once more a pleasure to listen to and sounding great be it CD ..or Vinyl.;)

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