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post #526 of 2110

to put it in a few words the HD700 sounds like a brighter more refined HD598.

post #527 of 2110

Hi Folks, I drive my HD700 by a Fiio E07k and never use more than 40% of the volume. Actually 40% volume is too loud.  I'm satisfied of my HD700’s SQ but I’ve never used a high-end Amp to drive it. 

 

Does anyone have experience of driving a HD700 by an E17 or E07?  Should I expect a better SQ if I use a better Amp? 


Edited by pdrm360 - 8/1/13 at 11:53am
post #528 of 2110

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Edited by pdrm360 - 8/1/13 at 11:22am
post #529 of 2110
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

to put it in a few words the HD700 sounds like a brighter more refined HD598.

I agree with you, I found it definitely an upgrade from HD598.  I don’t think HD650 or HD600 are a good upgrade from HD598.

post #530 of 2110
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I agree with you, I found it definitely an upgrade from HD598.  I don’t think HD650 or HD600 are a good upgrade from HD598.

Yep, it's more of a trade off than a solid upgrade really when moving to the HD650, soundstage airyness and width or soundstage accuracy and overall refinement and detail.

post #531 of 2110
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I agree with you, I found it definitely an upgrade from HD598.  I don’t think HD650 or HD600 are a good upgrade from HD598.

I have an HD555 with the 555-595(8) mod that I've listened to quite a bit. When I got my HD580 (same drivers as the HD600) I thought they blew my 555's out of the water in every way. I haven't heard the HD700, but I disagree that the HD600 isn't a good upgrade from the 598.

post #532 of 2110

"but I disagree that the HD600 isn't a good upgrade from the 598."

 

Same here - they are totally different sounding headphones and it's a matter of taste.

post #533 of 2110

I  think streetdragon & pdrm360 meant that the hd700 are more in the original spirit of the hd598, taking a particular presentation , and improving the sound quality. Hence if you love the hd598 , it would be more logical to update to the hd700, rather than the hd600.

Similarly, I felt that the hd800 is a kind of "mega hd595", somehow relaxed presentation , but improved in sound  quality.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 8/2/13 at 5:41am
post #534 of 2110

it's fun to see the difference of opinion among user of hd800 and the rest of senn hd.

 

For me, I never get to enjoy hd800 at all, even after mod, change cable, change amp you name it. it just doesn't sound right especially mid and lower bass freq. I listen to all types and genre except classical.
 

I just came back from headphone festival in singapore, and I try again those headphones I sold away with CLAS + RX3B combo that I enjoy with my HD600. Well, I come back to the same conclusion. To me, HD800 is still the worse I have audited :p

 

I have try HD600, HD650, HD700, HD800, T1, top end open back shure (forgot the model), fostex 900, I find HD700 still better.

post #535 of 2110

I finally got the HD700 in for review.  Man, I like this headphone.  Compared it to HD600 which I throughly enjoyed, but the HD700 is a whole another level big open sound.  I'm buying one for sure!  Now if I only had a Woo WA7 too. :D

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post #536 of 2110
If anyone is interested I'm currently reviewing the HD700s in this thread here. These HPs are a great match for analog sources, especially cass tapes which tend to have thick lower mids. It makes for a very involving listen, especially with guitar oriented music.
post #537 of 2110

between the schiit Lyr and Asgard 2, which would you recommend for the HD700

post #538 of 2110
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

I finally got the HD700 in for review.  Man, I like this headphone.  Compared it to HD600 which I throughly enjoyed, but the HD700 is a whole another level big open sound.  I'm buying one for sure!  Now if I only had a Woo WA7 too. :D

 

I really don’t know why some people do hate on HD700.


Edited by pdrm360 - 8/27/13 at 10:13am
post #539 of 2110

After you hear the HD-700 and go back to HD-600, it's a huge difference.  I never thought the HD-600 as being veiled, but in comparison to HD-700, it does sound that way.  I'm buying a pair of HD-700 for sure!

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post #540 of 2110

I had a same experience on my HD598, so I sold the HD598 J

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