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post #3286 of 7128
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Originally Posted by T.R.A.N.C.E. View Post
 

 

Prices for me are HD700-$600, EL-8-$1000, HE-560-$1250.

 

Problem is I don't have any warm amps to pair with HD700. Such a dilemma lol.

wow, I wouldn't be able to afford those prices where you are.  I got my HD-700 for $587 from amazon and the HE-560 open box for $675 from ebay.

 

I would cross EL8 off your list at that price, to me its not even worth the $630 I paid, if you are still looking in a few months I might sell it to get the Ether if the reviews on the shipping version are good.

 

At the price difference of the HD-700 and HE-560 could you get a Project Ember?  I got mine for $325 built and shipped to me in Hawaii and the bugle boy tube was $32.

 

Hope this helps

post #3287 of 7128
So does the HD700 worth $700? Or are there better ones? @.@
post #3288 of 7128

How can anyone tell you how much you would value a headphone...

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Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
 

wow, I wouldn't be able to afford those prices where you are.  I got my HD-700 for $587 from amazon and the HE-560 open box for $675 from ebay.

 

I would cross EL8 off your list at that price, to me its not even worth the $630 I paid, if you are still looking in a few months I might sell it to get the Ether if the reviews on the shipping version are good.

 

I know, Aussie economy recently went down, prices are horrible. Amps are not a problem to get I suppose, but the only real issue for me is that the EL-8 and HE-560 have nearly flat sub bass extension while the HD700 has roll off. Hmm.

post #3290 of 7128
Welp, just ordered a pair off of a member here so we'll see how they shake out over the month. Hoping for a similar sound to the K712 but much more comfortable.

Bill
post #3291 of 7128
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

So does the HD700 worth $700? Or are there better ones? @.@

 

I'm selling mine (like new) for $500, but would prefer to get an EL-8 somehow instead of just cash.

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I often take resolution and how natural is the sound for the price I paid.

Thanks for the offer! But the shipping is going to cost a lot getting it to where I live and your gonna hessitate more than you thought for shipping it to my place tongue.gif I prefer to avoid my local post office as much as I can haha
post #3293 of 7128
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

 

I'm selling mine (like new) 

 

Within the five or so hours you had them?

post #3294 of 7128
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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post
 

Within the five or so hours you had them?

 

I can tell very quickly whether I want to keep a headphone. I have a ton of test tracks in all genres. It's a great headphone, but not ideal for me.

post #3295 of 7128

Me too.  Within 60 seconds.  Some deserve more time though.

post #3296 of 7128
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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post
 

Me too.  Within 60 seconds.  Some deserve more time though.

 

If it does not sound good enough to me with my test tracks that I listen to on a daily basis, I am not keeping the headphone. Simple as that.

 

Disclaimer: "Not good enough" for me might be "better than my wildest dreams" for the next guy.


Edited by Music Alchemist - 4/1/15 at 6:21pm
post #3297 of 7128
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Originally Posted by wgb113 View Post

Welp, just ordered a pair off of a member here so we'll see how they shake out over the month. Hoping for a similar sound to the K712 but much more comfortable.

Bill

 

I look forward to a comparison between those two!

post #3298 of 7128
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Originally Posted by T.R.A.N.C.E. View Post
 

 

I know, Aussie economy recently went down, prices are horrible. Amps are not a problem to get I suppose, but the only real issue for me is that the EL-8 and HE-560 have nearly flat sub bass extension while the HD700 has roll off. Hmm.


This is where the amp makes a difference IMO, the bugle boy tubes help the low end and mellow out the sometimes harsh highs of the HD-700.  If my girlfriend used the HD-700 with my Asgard2 she would be yanking of the phones in the first few seconds because its harsh with the Asgard2.  Connected to the Ember with the bugle boy and she can sit and listen for the whole night.

 

I just tried my HE-400i and it has more bass extension than the HD-700 and the mids and highs are not too much different than the HE-560.  Also its not as amp dependent as the HD-700.

 

I should say that I have modded my HE-400/400i/560 with the grill mod so the highs are smoother and the sound stage a little wider.  I haven't done any bass mods as the bass from all three are good IMO.

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I just wanted to emphasize that despite any negative things I could say about the HD 700, it is a great-sounding headphone.

 

(It's just that at this price point, I demand much more.)

post #3300 of 7128
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

I just wanted to emphasize that despite any negative things I could say about the HD 700, it is a great-sounding headphone.

 

(It's just that at this price point, I demand much more.)


For me its the opposite way around, the HD-700 was cheaper than the EL8 (by $80) so I was thinking that the EL8 would be a better headphone than it turned out to be but this is to my ears and music taste.

 

Good luck with getting the EL8 and hope they blow you away.

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