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post #661 of 2534
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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post
 

So yeah, the HD 477/497 cable is a direct fit for the 700s.  

 

I used a Neutrik 4 pin XLR connector to be able to use them with my Mjolnir on the cheap.  ~$25 for the two.

 

 

I've never tried my HD700 on a balanced amp. Have you find any SQ improvement on them?   Just tried my HD650 on a Mjolnir, which was fantastic.

post #662 of 2534
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the HD700s will punish you like a dominatrix who forgot the safe word.

Quote of the year.  

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In the deals thread someone noted the HD700 'should be considered an upgrade to the HD598'. Does everyone else consider this accurate? The 598 are great, fun headphone. 

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In the deals thread someone noted the HD700 'should be considered an upgrade to the HD598'. Does everyone else consider this accurate? The 598 are great, fun headphone. 

I do think that the HD700 is a logical step up from the HD598. It is more sibilant though at first, but softening earpads may change this. HD650 meanwhile is a +4 -2 kind of tradeoff.

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I had the 598s for a few weeks and although I liked them I didn't find them much different from the PC360 that I use for gaming and bedtime listening.  If you were to immediately take one headphone off and put the other on you wouldn't know they were different.  I'm sure there are differences, but it would take more dedicated long term listening to discern the difference.  That's just to give you an idea of the scale or magnitude of difference I'm talking about here.

 

On the other hand, you can immediately tell the difference between the 598/PC360 and 700.  I think it's accurate to say the 700 is a direct upgrade from the 598 because they have that similar forward upper midrange and treble.  The 700 has a different presentation though- it's more holographic.  The sound stage is wider, deeper and the instruments have more air separating them.  There's also more treble energy in the 700.  There's also more bass energy, but not in an impactful way.  Because the 700 has such a better sound stage the bass tends to round out the sonic landscape rather than dominate it.  I think this is a common tradeoff.

 

When I would A/B the 598 and the 700, the 700 was immediately more pleasing. 

post #666 of 2534
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Originally Posted by jbarrentine View Post
 

In the deals thread someone noted the HD700 'should be considered an upgrade to the HD598'. Does everyone else consider this accurate? The 598 are great, fun headphone. 

 

IMO, the HD700  should be considered an upgrade to the HD598. I used to have a HD598.

post #667 of 2534

...like maybe an HD598 with more detail, less warmth, and punchier bass?

 

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IMO, the HD700  should be considered an upgrade to the HD598. I used to have a HD598.

post #668 of 2534
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Deeper, punchier and more refined bass, better instrument separation, more details and more revealing (IMO).

post #669 of 2534

Damn I just got a T90 but am now thinking I should have gotten HD700 instead.

post #670 of 2534
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Damn I just got a T90 but am now thinking I should have gotten HD700 instead.

 

Yep, especially now that you can get a good deal on them.

post #671 of 2534
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Damn I just got a T90 but am now thinking I should have gotten HD700 instead.

My friend in HK has recently upgraded his DT990's to the T90 and he's really happy with them. He's heard my 700's (a few months back) and still chose the T90. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you, just enjoy your T90's.

 

If you're happy with their particular way of doing things, you'll likely prefer them to the Sennheiser's way of doing things...

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It may be that your friend is tone deaf.  Just sayin'..............................

post #673 of 2534

So I got HD700 about 5 hours ago and didn't put them down from my head yet and have urge to share some of my initial impressions :)

 

I'am not some audio pro, but I had quite a few headphones already and now I guess my taste for sound is somehow screwed up :D because ... I love these since the first song I heard and damn I'am running them straight from pc soundcard without anything.

 

Not sure what's the main reason that these headphones got me that much, probably combination of fast,full of treble,forward sound, tight bass and great mids.

 

Have no idea why these cans got so terrible reputation and reviews, can't wait to hear them amped. Also read many times they suck with metal, well I don't think so. New album of Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side Of Heaven is absolute blast on these ! Or Ex Deo - I, Caligvla ... just perfect.

 

Comfort - 11/10 - What more could somebody want, these are light fit me perfectly and I don't even know I'am wearing headphones in few minutes.

 

As for hot treble, maybe it is, maybe it isn't. It depends on taste in my opinion, but I like it. Oh and they are definitely not bass light :)

 

It looks like I got keeper.

 

Few pictures ;)

 


Edited by Flisker - 11/12/13 at 8:30am
post #674 of 2534

> Have no idea why these cans got so terrible reputation and reviews...

 

If a small bunch of HD800 owners want to 'defend' their own cans against a new worthy rival, I wouldn't consider that as general bad reputation. One needs to keep this in mind especially here at HeadFi. ;)

 

The HD700 is an excellent headphone. One of the best.

post #675 of 2534
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Originally Posted by Soundwave76 View Post
 

> Have no idea why these cans got so terrible reputation and reviews...

 

If a small bunch of HD800 owners want to 'defend' their own cans against a new worthy rival, I wouldn't consider that as general bad reputation. One needs to keep this in mind especially here at HeadFi. ;)

 

The HD700 is an excellent headphone. One of the best.

 

You are right.

 

I was thinking "Hey, these looks really nice so I have to give them a try and if I don't like them than I just sell them and lose a little" had no idea I'll fall in love :redface: 

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