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post #751 of 2093
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Originally Posted by Katun View Post
 

Been contemplating on a pair, but am worried about the treble.

It depends where is your tolerance.

Reading all bad comments about treble on these,I expected much more troubles, actually I have no problem at all (HRT microstreamer + 02)

post #752 of 2093
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Originally Posted by OICWUTUDIDTHAR View Post
 

Just got word that these are being discontinued, sennheiser told retailers to drop the price to 650 USD

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Originally Posted by Flisker View Post
 

 

Damn, should get myself second pair :D

 

I've got my second pair. :D

 

post #753 of 2093
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

I've got my second pair. :D

 

 

I wish I had extra 650$ now too :) Comes to my mind ... that it would be probably hard to explain to friends or family why do I have 2 of these :D 

Also, I'am just testing iPhone app Accudio Pro from Golden Ears and there is "flat" EQ for HD700, sounded kind of wierd for a frist time, but I'am starting to like it. Just telling if anybody would be curious :)

post #754 of 2093
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Originally Posted by Flisker View Post
 

 

I wish I had extra 650$ now too :) Comes to my mind ... that it would be probably hard to explain to friends or family why do I have 2 of these :D 

Also, I'am just testing iPhone app Accudio Pro from Golden Ears and there is "flat" EQ for HD700, sounded kind of wierd for a frist time, but I'am starting to like it. Just telling if anybody would be curious :)

 

I do curious, do they have an app for Android too? 

post #755 of 2093
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

I do curious, do they have an app for Android too? 

 

Not sure, couldn't find it with quick search (http://accudio.goldenears.net/Accudio/160 - official page)

post #756 of 2093
Find my HD700 and HE-500 compliment each other very well. I keep both because between the two, I can listen to ANYTHING and love it. If possible, I'd budget for both!
post #757 of 2093
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Originally Posted by smcginni View Post

Find my HD700 and HE-500 compliment each other very well. I keep both because between the two, I can listen to ANYTHING and love it. If possible, I'd budget for both!

On the same boat as you..

 

Just waiting for the Amperex orange globes for my Lyr. 

post #758 of 2093

Bookmark my new site Audio360.org because we will have something very nice to go with your HD700.  I can't give more details right now, but I already have it in my hands so we are not far from public release.

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post #759 of 2093

Don't forget to let us know when it's out than ;)

post #760 of 2093

[Preface: first post at headfi.org]

Just purchased HD 700.  Just one word:

 

Wow! :)

 

Soundstage is quite good; listening to CDs playing in a roughly 10-year old, Sony surround sound AV system, I'm hearing excellent tonality and very good separation between instruments.  If there are issues or problems with certain higher frequencies, I'm not able to hear it.  This could well be me or my ears; I'm no longer young.

 

Comparing the actual listening experience to some of the earlier reviews of the HD 700s, it's just my gut feel but Sennheiser may have made some changes to these headphones since initial release.  Over the past year or so, I've read many forum posts and reviews.  Looking back, some of the latest reviews here -- including in this set of HD 700 Appreciation posts -- and elsewhere helped me a great deal with my choice.

 

I debated quite a bit about the purchase of the HD 650 in lieu of the HD 700.  But the latest price drop by Sennheiser was too good to pass up.

 

I'll be very interested to see what, if anything, Sennheiser releases to replace the HD 700.

 

I'm looking for recommendations on source gear, including a DAC and amp; but, from my earlier reading at head-fi, I think I need to search elsewhere (although if you want to throw out some ideas, that would be great).

 

Thanks to all who posted before me; without some of the encouraging words found here, I might have picked differently.

 

The HD 700 is a winner.

 

ps  I'm moving up from a Sennheiser HD 280 (which I use at work a fair bit) so, for me, this is quite a change.

post #761 of 2093
Comparing the actual listening experience to some of the earlier reviews of the HD 700s, it's just my gut feel but Sennheiser may have made some changes to these headphones since initial release.



Not that I'm assuming that my case is any more than my own, but I find that they do get somewhat sibilant when I'm listening at a high volume. At a "normal" listening level, I've never had a problem. I bought mine first week out.

And, fwiw, I paid full price at the time and have never looked back. I could have saved a few $$$ by waiting for the price to drop, but I've enjoyed them so much since their release that I wouldn't trade that money for a minute of listening enjoyment.
post #762 of 2093

I was thinking today... anybody knows what's the average lifetime of these headphones ? :)

post #763 of 2093

While inquiring about my next headphone to get..... could not resist Razordog's promo with an additional $100 off the $649, with reasonable shipping to Canada!!!!

Seeing I like my Grados and HD600s and then re-reading Jude's original preview http://www.head-fi.org/t/589738/sennheiser-hd-700-officially-unveiled-at-ces-2012 sort of pushed me over the edge. :D

post #764 of 2093
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Originally Posted by smcginni View Post

I could have saved a few $$$ by waiting for the price to drop, but I've enjoyed them so much since their release that I wouldn't trade that money for a minute of listening enjoyment.

Understood in full.

 

It's just my opinion (and my knowledge of the market is not nearly as robust as many head-fi commenters) but I think these were well-priced by Sennheiser at the initial release.  With the latest price drop (and, from Post 763 by Rob80b, it looks like Razordog is offering a further rebate), however, the HD 700s are a fantastic buy, in my opinion; very, very difficult to pass up.

post #765 of 2093

Ok, now that they're 650 they have to be one of the best values out there, right!?  I'm just praying that my wife buys me a pair for Christmas....there's always hope.  But seriously, I've enjoyed my hd580's since 2006 and I'm ready for a fun upgrade.  Hope they pair well with my Burson Soloist.  Cheers!

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