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post #676 of 2074
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Originally Posted by Flisker View Post
 

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.

 

 

 

I cannot agree with you more!


Edited by yellowcun - 11/12/13 at 11:18am
post #677 of 2074

Please don't quote massive posts containing many pictures to simply say you agree. It's bad netiquette. Quote the post, edit out the pictures, isolate the text down to what you agree with, and then make meaningful commentary. 

post #678 of 2074

Having owned the HD 700 and now the 800 I do see where some of the criticism comes from.  

 

I think Sennheiser priced the HD 700 too high at $999 - although that didn't stop me from buying them.  Their down-costing to $849 and then to $649 seems to address this issue.  From a sound perspective I do think they fit nicely between the 650 and 800.  From a materials cost perspective I think they are closer to the 650 than to the 800.  They're a huge step in the right direction in terms of connector improvement, ergonomics, comfort, looks and sound staging.  The big difference with the 800 (from a manufacturing perspective) is the ring transducers and aluminum frame.

 

I think they are just as treble hot as the HD 700 (or at least close- I haven't done a strict A/B comparison and besides my 700's were broken in and the 800's only have like 30 hours on them).

 

So long as the hot treble doesn't bother you, then they are a fantastic set of cans for $649

post #679 of 2074
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Originally Posted by PuffyElvis View Post
 

Having owned the HD 700 and now the 800 I do see where some of the criticism comes from.  

 

I think Sennheiser priced the HD 700 too high at $999 - although that didn't stop me from buying them.  Their down-costing to $849 and then to $649 seems to address this issue.  From a sound perspective I do think they fit nicely between the 650 and 800.  From a materials cost perspective I think they are closer to the 650 than to the 800.  They're a huge step in the right direction in terms of connector improvement, ergonomics, comfort, looks and sound staging.  The big difference with the 800 (from a manufacturing perspective) is the ring transducers and aluminum frame.

 

I think they are just as treble hot as the HD 700 (or at least close- I haven't done a strict A/B comparison and besides my 700's were broken in and the 800's only have like 30 hours on them).

 

So long as the hot treble doesn't bother you, then they are a fantastic set of cans for $649

 

Exactly

post #680 of 2074

Best Buy has them now on sale for 649!:smile_phones: 


Edited by BasilFawlty - 11/16/13 at 2:14pm
post #681 of 2074

  


Edited by BasilFawlty - 11/16/13 at 2:14pm
post #682 of 2074

My HD650 just went up for sale

 

In case anyone was curious...:rolleyes:

 

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Originally Posted by BasilFawlty View Post
 

Best Buy has them now on sale for 649!:smile_phones: 

post #683 of 2074
Quote:
Originally Posted by PuffyElvis View Post
 

Having owned the HD 700 and now the 800 I do see where some of the criticism comes from.  

 

I think Sennheiser priced the HD 700 too high at $999 - although that didn't stop me from buying them.  Their down-costing to $849 and then to $649 seems to address this issue.  From a sound perspective I do think they fit nicely between the 650 and 800.  From a materials cost perspective I think they are closer to the 650 than to the 800.  They're a huge step in the right direction in terms of connector improvement, ergonomics, comfort, looks and sound staging.  The big difference with the 800 (from a manufacturing perspective) is the ring transducers and aluminum frame.

 

I think they are just as treble hot as the HD 700 (or at least close- I haven't done a strict A/B comparison and besides my 700's were broken in and the 800's only have like 30 hours on them).

 

So long as the hot treble doesn't bother you, then they are a fantastic set of cans for $649

 

IMHO, The trebles are better on the HD800, though HD800 is brighter and the HD700 is smoother. The HD700s are step up from HD650s with better high extension and better details and clarity. 

post #684 of 2074
So far I have experienced that the HD700 likes tube smoothing so pairing with a good tube amp is necessary
post #685 of 2074

Some interesting measurements from Golden Ears Corp.

 

HD700

http://www.goldenears.net/25448

 

 

 

 

HD800
http://en.goldenears.net/index.php?mid=GR_Headphones&page=2&document_srl=22602

 

post #686 of 2074

 

 

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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

Some interesting measurements from Golden Ears Corp.


It's confusing, because now there's two ratings for the hd800:

http://en.goldenears.net/index.php?mid=GR_Headphones&page=2&document_srl=22602

and

http://en.goldenears.net/4326

The cumulative spectral decay has been improved though .....

 

People are questioning the credibility of the ratings in the comments.

post #687 of 2074
Has anyone heard the HD700 with the HRT Microstreamer?
post #688 of 2074
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post
 


It's confusing, because now there's two ratings for the hd800:

http://en.goldenears.net/index.php?mid=GR_Headphones&page=2&document_srl=22602

and

http://en.goldenears.net/4326

The cumulative spectral decay has been improved though .....

 

People are questioning the credibility of the ratings in the comments.

 

I think it’s simple. The old review was based on the competitors in 2011 and the new one is based on the competitors on 2013 with more accurate measurement tools (IMO).  So it makes sense if the reviewer's opinions on 2013 are stricter than 2011.  We have a same thing for cars, the best car in 2011 is not the best in 2013. We should always use the same year reviews for comparison. 


Edited by pdrm360 - 11/18/13 at 12:14pm
post #689 of 2074
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Has anyone heard the HD700 with the HRT Microstreamer?

 

I don't have the HRT Microstreamer, but the HD700 is fine with Audioquest DragonFly.

post #690 of 2074
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

I don't have the HRT Microstreamer, but the HD700 is fine with Audioquest DragonFly.

 

It's "fine" even straight from PC. I'am using it like this for nearly week already.

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