I'm personally interested in closed backs only since I'm using headphones outside 80% of the time (street, subway, train, plane, office, vacations). I usually reserve home listening for my stereo sytem, wich still my reference.
By the way I received AH-D7200 few weeks ago and returned these promptly! The fit and seal are horrible on my head, making very poor isolation and noticeable leakage. Unsuitable for nomad use (not designed to be, anyway). Sound Signature is simply boring. No impact, dynamically flat, far away for being fun or something a bit enjoyable...
Back to the Sig Dj: first impressions are very good. My reference portable set of cans is the Meze 99C for the last 12 months and my benchmark portable source, the Mojo. For now, what can I say is 99C sound congested side by side with Sig DJ. These (Sig DJ) have simply the best soundstage I've heard with closed headphones. It's wide and deep, separation and imaging are excellent, also.
Bass on these are...OMG...THAT BASS!🤤 Strong, tight, fast, textured, and any superlative word you want to describe these. Everything still crisp and clear in the other hand, I didn't find midrange or highs to be so recessed. Sound isolation is good but not great. However, there is almost no leak to speak of. These are really suitables for nomad use! It appears to be a real upgrade from the 99C IMHO. Sig DJ will be too on the bass side for some (many?). For me, this is just the perfect amount.
For now, the only thing that bother me with Sig DJ is comfort. These are not "uncomfortable" headphones. Clamping is just OK on my head but pads are too small, almost supra aural for me. I have to take a break after 1h.
I'm looking for some aftermarket pads, which I hope wouldn't change that great sound signature. I've already tried Brainwavz sheepskin (both standard and angled). These fit OK and smell😍😍, but are too big for the cups of SIG DJ.
I'm waiting for Dekoni M50X ones and will continue testing differents pads. If somebody has found some for Sig DJ/Pro that are really circum aural, I would be delighted to know!
Edited by VintageFlanker - 3/19/17 at 5:55pm