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post #721 of 2086

Eee Pee's foam mod is really worth to try.

post #722 of 2086
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Originally Posted by Soundwave76 View Post
 

One thing I have now noticed with the HD700s is that poor quality music sound MUCH MORE AWFUL than before. I am not sure if this is a good or bad thing... :)

 

Actually the HD700 is more forgiving than HD800 on poor quality music. 

post #723 of 2086
600 is the nice, well mannered 30 something. 700 is the show off 20 something in the family and the 800 is the mature grown up. To have all three is a great thing cause I can be all those at different times. Fittingly, the 600s are on my head most. I'm not ready to be a grown up yet all the time and I still like a party sometimes. smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Eee Pee - 11/26/13 at 4:30pm
post #724 of 2086

So, just curious, who is the 650 in your family analogy?

post #725 of 2086

The kinda duller, fatter, more experienced brother who hit 40 and everyone can rely on, with a great family?  

 

I dunno, but that makes me smile though.

post #726 of 2086

Just got mine.

 

 

So far so good...sounds like everything I expected it to be based on various reviews.

 

Decent sound stage, very detailed, very fast paced with hard hits, and a spiky treble.

 

However as with most 'audiophile' headphones I usually pass judgement after burning them in after 100 hours at least.

 

 

 

A quick comparison between the HE-500 and the HD700.

 

HE-500 = more smooth and balanced

HD700 = more fun and impact


Edited by jono454 - 11/26/13 at 9:49pm
post #727 of 2086
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Originally Posted by jono454 View Post
 

Just got mine.

 

 

So far so good...sounds like everything I expected it to be based on various reviews.

 

Decent sound stage, very detailed, very fast paced with hard hits, and a spiky treble.

 

However as with most 'audiophile' headphones I usually pass judgement after burning them in after 100 hours at least.

 

 

 

A quick comparison between the HE-500 and the HD700.

 

HE-500 = more smooth and balanced

HD700 = more fun and impact

 

welcome aboard :beerchug: 

 

HD700 = much more comfy


Edited by pdrm360 - 11/26/13 at 9:53pm
post #728 of 2086
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

welcome aboard :beerchug: 

 

HD700 = much more comfy

You know I had honestly thought my old DT990 600ohms were the comfiest with the soft velour pads but seriously...the HD700s comfort level are on a WHOLE DIFFERENT level.

 

Seriously I can't even express how comfy these god damn things are. It's like I don't even feel anything on my ears or above my head.

 

Hats off to Sennheiser for creating such an amazing headphone at such an amazing comfort level.

post #729 of 2086

I finally picked up my "Perfect Amp/ Dac" Pair to the HD 700s. 

And no it wasn't what I expected. I was seriously looking at the WA7, WA 6E with a fully upgrade BiFrost amongst others, but today's visit to the audio mall yielded an absolutely unexpected result. 

 

This was my email to Micheal from Headphonia who was kind enough to reply me on the best pairings for my HD700. I ended up picked up a Naim DAC V1 after extensive testing against some of the other "top" amps including the Bifrost (Fully Upgraded) & other awesome company.

I'm surprised - I had such low expectations as I didn't expect a speaker company to make such a high quality product. You know us head-fi-ers have such an air. 

I've only just picked it up less than 8 hours ago and will have more impressions - but it was by far the most musical of all the amps I tried today. 

"Hey Mic, 

 
Thanks for replying. I do appreciate the work you've put in, and I'd love to pop by 
Senayan and become a customer someday just to say thank you. 
 
I did a massive run around today at Adelfi in Singapore if you're familiar with the place.
I settled with something which is truly - truly underrated - and kinda scoffed at by Head
Fi fans, which I'm compelled to bring up. 
 
I tried all the Schiit gear, the Bifrost was good - but their amps seemed lack luster, and
muddy, lacking in detail. Moving on to Jaben, I tried the Foster HP 8A - Amp, which was wasn't bad
you actually reviewed this. 

With the HD700s, it was a little too forward, and the high treble peak was almost painful 
to me on challenging tracks. Slapped on the Fostex 900 and that was magic.

I wasn't about to buy new headphones, so moving on - I added the Graham Slee Solo, which
sounded good - to the Fostex - but this was a $3k + SGD kit, it was tight, precise - but 
not all exciting and involving. 

We tried a top end Yamamoto amp which sounded muddy and boring (my friend wanted
me to hear tube amps) as I almost jumped the gun on a Woo WA 6E. 

I was about to give up when I walked in Niam. I never thought of them as a serious headphone
brand. But wow. 

Musical. Solid Bass. Precise. 

This could be the most underrated headfi amp out there. Bought it on the spot. Would totally
love to see you review it. 

PS: Tried it in the office with AKG 550s - it scaled beautifully."


I feel so passionately about this I might start a thread haha =) 


Edited by Jon-LF - 11/27/13 at 10:13am
post #730 of 2086
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Originally Posted by bomiheko View Post
 

I currently have bitfrost+Lyr combo powering HD650.  I see the HD700 has dropped to $649. Would it be a decent upgrade? I see some people went from HD650 to HD700 and was satisfied.  I want to audition, but there's no local HD700 sellers nearby, so have to rely on other's opinions.

 

You don't want to change HD650 for HD700, what you want is to keep them both ;) 

 

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Originally Posted by jono454 View Post

 

A quick comparison between the HE-500 and the HD700.

 

HE-500 = more smooth and balanced

HD700 = more fun and impact

 

 

That's why I'am listening to headphones, because I want to have fun and enjoy the sound while listening.

 

Will say it again HD700, that's like finding the one I was looking for :) So dynamic and enjoyable sound.

 

Finally got E12, bass got tighter and I think there is less "harshness" how some may call it. 

 

 

post #731 of 2086
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Originally Posted by Flisker View Post
 

 

You don't want to change HD650 for HD700, what you want is to keep them both ;) 

 

+1

post #732 of 2086
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Originally Posted by Flisker View Post
 

 

You don't want to change HD650 for HD700, what you want is to keep them both ;) 

 

 
Speaking of, for you HD 650 and HD 700 owners out there; have you found that you still use both or do you use one far more than the other? Or did you just sell your HD 650 after buying the HD 700? Just trying to gauge whether or not I should save to buy the HD 700, or sell my HD 650 and use the funds to buy the HD 700.
post #733 of 2086
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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post
 

Speaking of, for you HD 650 and HD 700 owners out there; have you found that you still use both or do you use one far more than the other? Or did you just sell your HD 650 after buying the HD 700? Just trying to gauge whether or not I should save to buy the HD 700, or sell my HD 650 and use the funds to buy the HD 700.

 

I sold HD650 to get T1.

 

I would definitely not recommend to sell HD650 to get HD700, I mean HD650 that's just lovely headphone, HD700 is very different in my opinion. I'am buying HD650 again soon, really want to have these two at home.

post #734 of 2086
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Originally Posted by dxanex View Post
 

 

 

The HD650 and the HD700 have two different sound signature. I noticed that you own the HD650, HE-400 and the K702. Which one do you like more? I would sell the HE-400 and keep the HD650, what about you?

post #735 of 2086
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

The HD650 and the HD700 have two different sound signature. I noticed that you own the HD650, HE-400 and the K702. Which one do you like more? I would sell the HE-400 and keep the HD650, what about you?

 

Oh when you mention HE-400, just wanted to say that if you are able to survive HE-400's treble than HD700 is walk in the park.

 

Also +1 on selling them :D

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