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post #181 of 1793

I'm using the HD600 and I love them. Down the line however, when I have the cash for an upgrade, I'm really curious, how do these handle prog rock? I've heard the HD700 has a Grado sound to them in a way. I've seen a few reviews, but I'd like more opinions. 

post #182 of 1793

HD700 is great, the sound is like between HD650 and HD800 IMO. Too bad the price is a bit high for me

post #183 of 1793

I had Arcam rDAC for a while and fed the Schiit Lyr.  As much as I wanted to love the rDAC, I found it too bright and endned up returning it.  I found the Audioengine D1 much smoother with better lower extension. I'm thinking of picking up an Asgard for a second setup and pair it with the D1 or Dragonfly.

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Whelp, Schiit asgard on the way, pretty excited for it!  No i'm eyeing up the Arcam rDac to replace the Fiio...any of you guys have experience with how that pairs with the 700s?

post #184 of 1793

Really? Have you spent some time with them or just going off the graphs? I hate Grados (owned 2 sets) and absolutely love the HD700s.  I find them smooth with great extension and superb bass. You really need to spend some time to appreciate them.

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The hd700   have lot of treble peaks:

- it can be fatiguing, and even induce trinnitus for some people

- it can give a fake sense of  "more" details

- treble can sound harsh

- can still sound more "exciting" on some tracks, and depending of people taste

- so much treble peaks as such price, is a blasphemy for some.

That's surprising when  you compare with the very smooth treble of hd800.

If you enjoy treble peaks, it seems you can spend less on other headphones, such like grados.

post #185 of 1793

I have heard the prototype/pre-production version of HD700 and it has some treble spikes

post #186 of 1793
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Really? Have you spent some time with them or just going off the graphs? I hate Grados (owned 2 sets) and absolutely love the HD700s.  I find them smooth with great extension and superb bass. You really need to spend some time to appreciate them.


I was just explaining the bashing trend, mostly based on graph I  admit. I only heard the hd800.

Here's a brutal review of hd700 based on listening & graph:
http://www.bestheadphonesguide.com/2012/06/hd700-review/

post #187 of 1793

I am usually quite sensitive to peaky treble but  I had no issue so far with the HD700. confused.gif

post #188 of 1793

The production/current version has a smoother treble. i didn't notice high freq spikes too

post #189 of 1793

Hum maybe they've corrected the hd700.

post #190 of 1793

Perhaps, and i notice the production/current version is thicker and more bodied too

post #191 of 1793
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I had Arcam rDAC for a while and fed the Schiit Lyr.  As much as I wanted to love the rDAC, I found it too bright and endned up returning it.  I found the Audioengine D1 much smoother with better lower extension. I'm thinking of picking up an Asgard for a second setup and pair it with the D1 or Dragonfly.

Just ordered the Peachtree Dac it, thanks for the tip on the Arcam!

post #192 of 1793

There's a second review of the HD700 up on Headfonia.  it pretty much mirrors my impressions of it.

post #193 of 1793

This reminds me digitalversus that bashed the senn IE7/IE8 despite positive reviews everywhere else.

Digitalversus stated later in their  french forum,  that sennheiser contacted them, and told them , they might have got models from a defective batch.

It might  be the same thing that happened with the hd700.

I think it's the job of sennheiser , to ensure that they are not sending to review, a flawed model.

Unless sennheiser wanted to stop the bad publicity asap, and reacted by correcting silently the hd700.

 

Frankly when I compare the measurements of the hd800 , to hd700 at innerfidelity , it seems the only true gap, is the THD measurements.

post #194 of 1793

Here's the link - http://www.headfonia.com/ls-take-on-the-sennheiser-hd700/

 

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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post

There's a second review of the HD700 up on Headfonia.  it pretty much mirrors my impressions of it.

post #195 of 1793
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

There's not much point in that, unless Sennheiser totally cheaped out on the stock cable. 

 

Plus, though unrelated, balanced is impossible due to the way the detachment on the HUD700 works. 

 

 

No point?  Well, I think it is.  All my amps are balanced.  Also my preference.  Both sounds good to me.  

 

How about hard wiring?

Well yeah, you can hardwire it. More power to you.

 

I didn't mean balanced, I meant that cables can't make a massive difference in the sound.

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