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+1 for bottlehead crack, it's amazing with the HD 700. Also, I just so happen to have one for sale biggrin.gif

Only selling because I've fallen hard for my DNA Sonett 2.
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HD 700 and OG DNA Sonett are pretty nice.  :ph34r:

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These were my first expensive headphones purchase, that I rather naively purchased at the MSRP of $1000 at the time. That was about an year and half ago. Since then I have gone through various headphones (T90, HE-500, ESP950, K812), but I have settled down with the HD800, which I have kept for almost a year now, and have no intention of parting ways with it. That said I bought the HD700 again at that $325 price knowing I could probably selling without losing money. I'm curious how my impression of it change with better trained ears and better gear. Last I remembered on the HD700, I felt it was grainy compared to the HE-500/T90 which I also had at the same time for a while. I don't graininess will be as big of an issue for me now that I listen almost exclusively to vinyls. Also, despite criticisms of the treble issue, I didn't find it to be an issue for me. At the time I was using WA7 and Crack with the HD700. Now I'll be using the Smash+Questyle CMA800R. I'll post some impressions once I get them.

 

Some past, less experienced impressions I had:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/607079/beyerdynamic-t90-d/900#post_9758173

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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post
 

The Schiit Vali is pretty decent with the 700s.  I very much enjoy the 600, and have the 650 and 800 too.  Mjolnir and 600 is killer.  But this, the 700 and Vali is totally doable.  There's a perceived high level of resolution that's interesting to listen to, but not so overly detailed like the 800 can be for me. 


Thanks for that info, I have a pair coming and I need a stop gap until I have the time to build a Crack.  I'm sure there will be some Amazon gift cards in my holiday future so this will hold me over.

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Any recommendations for an aftermarket cable? The stock cable is absolutely unmanageable.

I have my eye on a Norne Skoll but it is a little bit more than I'd truly like to spend on a cable.

I'm looking for something in the 10 - 12ft length for <$200 with a similar aesthetic to either the 

Norne cables or the Stefan AudioArt cables. Moon Audio Blue Dragon has also been on my radar,

I'm just not a huge fan of that aesthetic and would prefer something sleeved and subtle. 

post #2196 of 2197
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Originally Posted by xdfjdkz View Post
 

Any recommendations for an aftermarket cable? The stock cable is absolutely unmanageable.

I have my eye on a Norne Skoll but it is a little bit more than I'd truly like to spend on a cable.

I'm looking for something in the 10 - 12ft length for <$200 with a similar aesthetic to either the 

Norne cables or the Stefan AudioArt cables. Moon Audio Blue Dragon has also been on my radar,

I'm just not a huge fan of that aesthetic and would prefer something sleeved and subtle. 

You may want to talk to Ted over at Headphone Lounge. I am going to have him make mine. He has great quality and nice prices. I have some CIEM cables for my AK as well as a 4pin to AK 2.5 conversion cable which are really nice.

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How do vocal's compare to Sennheiser HD558's and HD600's, Fidelio X1/X2's? I think I received a defective HD700 last time as mentioned before and the vocals were more recessed than Beyerdynamic's DT770's which are known for recessed mids. Are the HD700 mids recessed as well? Are they similar to HD600's? More forward or less forward than HD600's, 558's, X1/X2's?

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