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post #301 of 2535

Hibuckhobby

between the lyr and WA2 which gives/makes the HD700 the:

1 warmest

2 strongest bass impact

3 largest soundstage

 

Also anyone tried the HD700 with the WA6SE. Cant decide between WA2, WA6SE and Lyr


Edited by Taliesin - 2/4/13 at 5:21pm
post #302 of 2535
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Originally Posted by Klypso View Post

they are really better than the 650 ?

The 650 is too warm i think, too far from the scene ..

I have both and I think the hd 700 is better (for most genres except hiphop r&b and similar stuff). And its not as warm

post #303 of 2535

I don't own these but I've been listening and enjoying them for about a week now. I have a few images up at Ω image. The front page image is below.

 

As to warmth: not too warm, no. Very unlike the HD650 headphone in that upper/mid bass isn't that strong, either. The HD700 are very mature headphones though I'm not too keen on their design. I'm a DT800 owner and lover and I'd feel confident purchasing the HD700. They are bright enough with a solid midrange to keep my feet tapping.

 

OHM-MOOK-Senn-HD700-BF.jpg


Edited by shigzeo - 2/6/13 at 9:43pm
post #304 of 2535

Nice images, shigzeo. Thanks!

 

Btw, which magazine will the HD 700 be featured in? 

 

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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

I don't own these but I've been listening and enjoying them for about a week now. I have a few images up at Ω image. The front page image is below.

 

As to warmth: not too warm, no. Very unlike the HD650 headphone in that upper/mid bass isn't that strong, either. The HD700 are very mature headphones though I'm not too keen on their design. I'm a DT800 owner and lover and I'd feel confident purchasing the HD700. They are bright enough with a solid midrange to keep my feet tapping.

 

OHM-MOOK-Senn-HD700-BF.jpg

post #305 of 2535

I've been going back and forth between the DT880 and HD700 now for several hours and can say with enthusiasm, that DT880 owners looking for something along similar lines but a little less 'tizzy' may enjoy the HD700, which is as comfortable, and has the same open, detailed bass as the DT880. I'm not sure I'd comment on price here, as the DT880 is considerably cheaper, but I'd definitely consider the HD700 for the money and I've never been much of a Senn man, despite owning the HD600. Wonderful headphone.

post #306 of 2535

Just joined the club, and really pleased with everything I'm hearing as I burn these in.  Driving them with a Fostex HP-A7 amp/DAC, which is how they were paired when first introduced in Japan.  My other pair is a HifiMAN HE-400--so far the two are turning out to be nice alternatives, but will have a better sense after several days of burn in--

post #307 of 2535

Listening to Miles Davis "All Blues" after just several hours of burn in and hearing it as if for the first time, beautiful--

post #308 of 2535
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Originally Posted by ALSO View Post

Just joined the club, and really pleased with everything I'm hearing as I burn these in.  Driving them with a Fostex HP-A7 amp/DAC, which is how they were paired when first introduced in Japan.  My other pair is a HifiMAN HE-400--so far the two are turning out to be nice alternatives, but will have a better sense after several days of burn in--

A comparison would be awesome! I was thinking bout getting the HE-400 to complement the HD700 (as the HE-500 seems to be too similar and the Audeze LCD-2 is too expensive)

post #309 of 2535
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A comparison would be awesome! I was thinking bout getting the HE-400 to complement the HD700 (as the HE-500 seems to be too similar and the Audeze LCD-2 is too expensive)

DrSeven, very different, like night and day.  I spent some time at various stores auditioning headphones and wanted something distinctly different from the HE-400s, but a quality phone in its own right.  In particular, I wanted something with strengths in the mids, neutral, and accurate for classical and jazz.  I was hovering around the HD600, HD650, and the Shure 1840.  In the end, I took advantage of some store credit and decided to go with the HD700.  They're still brand new, but I already hear the differences: the clarity and soundstage for piano and smaller string ensembles is incredible.  Listening to Bartok's string quartets on these was phenomenal.  I still really like the punchy and rumbling base in the HE-400s, which aren't as pronounced in the HD700.  The test song for me there was Bowie's new single, "Where are we now?"  The first few bars will give you a sense of the sub-bass on each.  I prefer the HE-400s for most pop and rock, but for classical and jazz, the HD700 is superb.  After listening for several hours, trying some symphonic, some piano, some guitar based classical, and then a fair amount of jazz, I'm feeling now fatigue and experiencing a kind of liveness to the music.  The past reviews I've read of various headphones are finally making sense to me.  So, I'm pleased with the two options.

post #310 of 2535
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Originally Posted by ALSO View Post

DrSeven, very different, like night and day.  I spent some time at various stores auditioning headphones and wanted something distinctly different from the HE-400s, but a quality phone in its own right.  In particular, I wanted something with strengths in the mids, neutral, and accurate for classical and jazz.  I was hovering around the HD600, HD650, and the Shure 1840.  In the end, I took advantage of some store credit and decided to go with the HD700.  They're still brand new, but I already hear the differences: the clarity and soundstage for piano and smaller string ensembles is incredible.  Listening to Bartok's string quartets on these was phenomenal.  I still really like the punchy and rumbling base in the HE-400s, which aren't as pronounced in the HD700.  The test song for me there was Bowie's new single, "Where are we now?"  The first few bars will give you a sense of the sub-bass on each.  I prefer the HE-400s for most pop and rock, but for classical and jazz, the HD700 is superb.  After listening for several hours, trying some symphonic, some piano, some guitar based classical, and then a fair amount of jazz, I'm feeling now fatigue and experiencing a kind of liveness to the music.  The past reviews I've read of various headphones are finally making sense to me.  So, I'm pleased with the two options.

Thanks very much for your impressions! This sounds very nice! seems like the he-400 would be a good option for metal, rock and r&b.

post #311 of 2535
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Thanks very much for your impressions! This sounds very nice! seems like the he-400 would be a good option for metal, rock and r&b.

I don't listen to a lot of metal (anymore), but the HE-400 plays loud really nicely, and the bass really rumbles well.  As many reviewers mention, the HE-400 is colored, but very fun to listen to with every genre, I find, except classical.  I was looking for a set that handled classical well, also a good set across the board.  I'd by-passed the HD700 because of the many negative reviews, but as many on this thread have pointed out, you have to listen for yourself, and each time I did, I loved the HD700.  It was out of my price range until recently, when I discovered enough store credit to make it feasible.  The sound separation with acoustical ensembles is breathtaking.  The three-dimensionality is something else; just enough color to make the neutral quality fun while maintaining clarity.  I'm very happy with the HD700, and once I feel it's sufficiently burned in and I have a better understanding of it, I'll try alternating between the HE-400 and HD700 daily to see if this keeps things fresh.

post #312 of 2535
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Originally Posted by ALSO View Post

I don't listen to a lot of metal (anymore), but the HE-400 plays loud really nicely, and the bass really rumbles well.  As many reviewers mention, the HE-400 is colored, but very fun to listen to with every genre, I find, except classical.  I was looking for a set that handled classical well, also a good set across the board.  I'd by-passed the HD700 because of the many negative reviews, but as many on this thread have pointed out, you have to listen for yourself, and each time I did, I loved the HD700.  It was out of my price range until recently, when I discovered enough store credit to make it feasible.  The sound separation with acoustical ensembles is breathtaking.  The three-dimensionality is something else; just enough color to make the neutral quality fun while maintaining clarity.  I'm very happy with the HD700, and once I feel it's sufficiently burned in and I have a better understanding of it, I'll try alternating between the HE-400 and HD700 daily to see if this keeps things fresh.

Awesome! sounds just like the colored/fun cans I´m lookin´ for!

Yeah I dont get why there are so many negative reviews for the 700!

post #313 of 2535
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Originally Posted by DrSeven View Post

Awesome! sounds just like the colored/fun cans I´m lookin´ for!

Yeah I dont get why there are so many negative reviews for the 700!

Glad these thoughts help.  If you do get a pair of the HE-400s, I'll look forward to hearing your impressions, especially in relation to some of the other phones you listen to regularly.

post #314 of 2535
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Originally Posted by ALSO View Post

Glad these thoughts help.  If you do get a pair of the HE-400s, I'll look forward to hearing your impressions, especially in relation to some of the other phones you listen to regularly.

I´ll happily post it when I get the HE-400. But might take some time beerchug.gif

post #315 of 2535

I just went into a spending spree moment and got a pair of HE-6s. I may not have enough power (SPL Phonitor) to drive these hungry beasts effectively but will try to do a comparo between them when I get back in a couple of weeks. Will also try to borrow the HD800s from a friend to get a comparo across the upper end of Senn's dynamic can range.

 

Will be an interesting & fun end of Feb/Mar! :D

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