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post #1636 of 2084
I received my HD700 today and starting listening right away. What an incredible sound, very immersive. It was an intoxicating sound. Super comfortable pads. I just pulled them off my head after a 2 hour session. Haven't even hooked to my main system yet. Started out on an iPod Classic 7g and headamp pico power and a couple of pints of Lagunitas. Damn nice. Can't wait until I get a chance to do some real critical listening. Very impressed so far.
post #1637 of 2084
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Originally Posted by Richsvt View Post

I received my HD700 today and starting listening right away. What an incredible sound, very immersive. It was an intoxicating sound. Super comfortable pads. I just pulled them off my head after a 2 hour session. Haven't even hooked to my main system yet. Started out on an iPod Classic 7g and headamp pico power and a couple of pints of Lagunitas. Damn nice. Can't wait until I get a chance to do some real critical listening. Very impressed so far.

 

Great choice!  I love my HD700 as well.  Far better than HD650 IMO.

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post #1638 of 2084

I've owned the HD-800 and 700s before. I only recently went back and re-bought the 700s a couple week ago. As someone that has been using the 600 and 650s for years now, I can say I definitely agree. The 700's comfort is amazing (you can listen for hours, and not even feel them on your head). And the overall sound once you get the right set up (DAC/Amp mix levels etc.) is superb. Loving these headphones the more I listen to them!

 

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Great choice!  I love my HD700 as well.  Far better than HD650 IMO.

post #1639 of 2084

I miss the fun aspect of the HD700. 

post #1640 of 2084

What I'm most impressed after two nights of listening to my new to me HD700 is the bass handling ability.  I'm running them off a vintage Pioneer Spec system and was not expecting the bass to be so powerful or so tight.  Did a A/B with my D7000's last night to check my sanity and was quite amazed they were far from bass light. 

post #1641 of 2084

The bass is great indeed. Not heavy, not light. It fit perfect in the style of music. (rock, altenative and electronic)

 

So far the easiest to listen to, even more so than the Audio Technica W1000X that I absolutely love...

post #1642 of 2084
Hi Guys
Just had mine for a few days. Picked up a bargain new pair (have authenticated them as genuine BTW) and thought I'd give 'em a try.
First impressions are that these are sublimely comfortable and have a big soundstage.
Yes I have heard that treble peak but what is puzzling me is that, to me, they sound slightly veiled and not as much 'fun' as my other Senns, the in ear IE800.
I've not read that sort of comment before and wondering. Burn in time needed maybe?



AK240>HD700
Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 4/27/14 at 11:04pm
post #1643 of 2084
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Hi Guys
Just had mine for a few days. Picked up a bargain new pair (have authenticated them as genuine BTW) and thought I'd give 'em a try.
First impressions are that these are sublimely comfortable and have a big soundstage.
Yes I have heard that treble peak but what is puzzling me is that, to me, they sound slightly veiled and not as much 'fun' as my other Senns, the in ear IE800.
I've not read that sort of comment before and wondering. Burn in time needed maybe?



AK240>HD700

They weren't meant to be fun sounding, they were meant for music reproduction which will sound analytical.

 

Also, they are semi-amp dependent. On my galaxy note phone, it sounded rather dull and lifeless, but on my Schiit M&M combo, it sounded beautifully.

 

And yes, other Senneheiser could sound more fun than the HD700 (e.g. my HD25 sounds more fun than my HD700).


Edited by SonyMDRer - 4/27/14 at 11:28pm
post #1644 of 2084
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They weren't meant to be fun sounding, they were meant for music reproduction which will sound analytical.

 

Also, they are semi-amp dependent. On my galaxy note phone, it sounded rather dull and lifeless, but on my Schiit M&M combo, it sounded beautifully.

 

And yes, other Senneheiser could sound more fun than the HD700 (e.g. my HD25 sounds more fun than my HD700).


That's your opinion (a little bluntly and discourteously put may I add). Still that's the prerogative of extreme youth.


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 4/27/14 at 11:59pm
post #1645 of 2084
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That's your opinion (a little bluntly and discourteously put may I add).

How so

post #1646 of 2084

For 'fun' read sparkle.

BTW SonyMDRer putting a word in inverted commas means that word is not to be taken literally.

post #1647 of 2084
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For 'fun' read sparkle.

BTW SonyMDRer putting a word in inverted commas means that word is not to be taken literally.

Alright then, it seems like I'm not talking to anyone half intelligent here. I'll leave you be and let others answer you.

 

P.S. I am still puzzled at why you took such a huge offence to my earlier comment. I did not mean to attack your thoughts or beliefs. Oh well, guess that's internet.


Edited by SonyMDRer - 4/28/14 at 12:37am
post #1648 of 2084
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Alright then, it seems like I'm not talking to anyone half intelligent here. I'll leave you be and let others answer you.

 

P.S. I am still puzzled at why you took such a huge offence to my earlier comment. I did not mean to attack your thoughts or beliefs. Oh well, guess that's internet.

Might as well enjoy the comedy associated with superiority complexes. It's more fun than interacting with these people in any way, shape or form. They usually take great joy at becoming keyboard warriors rather than doing anything important with their lives, since the thought that he/she knows everything will usually inhibit their ability to learn new things.

post #1649 of 2084

Can I please ask if you would recommend the HD700 after coming from an HD598 and enjoying the soundstage and clarity aspects of those cans?

 

FYI, I'm also looking at the HD650 and Beyer T90. (wasn't a fan of the comfort of the HiFiMan unfortunately)

 

For more info about my prefs, what I'm looking for (if this helps), here's a post I put up: http://www.head-fi.org/t/716320/recommendations-for-both-open-and-closed-headphones-hd-650-vs-he-500-460i-b-w-p7-vs-nad-hp50-etc#post_10494617

 

At any rate, I know I may receive some feedback skewed to the HD700 in this forum, but it'd still be great to hear from anyone who has had a similar journey.

 

Cheers!

post #1650 of 2084

The HD700 and HD598 have more similar sound signatures than the HD598 vs HD650.
So the HD700 is actually a more linear upgrade, though you need a heavier amp for it.
The HD650 is half upgrade, half give and take thing

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