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Elaboration on that incoming? popcorn.gif

 

Well, the 07 and 7550 are both slightly warm-ish / neutral phones. The 7550 is drier with less bass / a more peaky and grainy vocal section (which works for some tracks, esp. female vocals) than the GR07, but with a much more expansive soundstage and zero isolation as per design.

 

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This isn't really true though. The HD700 was heavily dogged here and is only a so-so seller, probably far less popular than Sennheiser expected. Other products have been given the same treatment and have ended up in a similar position. The Shure 1840, Ultrasone Edition 10, Grado PS1000, and likely Denon D600 come to mind. Hype trains were set in motion (aside from the D600 due to aesthetics) and then derailed and now they are poor sellers, the Edition 10 in particular selling used for much less than original price.

 

While I wasn't really following the whole thread, the impression I got was that the HD700 is almost universally regarded as flawed - there's little controversy about Sennheiser gumming it up. If Sennheiser made a HD750 I would imagine the excitement over it would reach explosive levels, considering how much everyone hoped the HD700 would take the best elements from the HD650 and HD800. A spectacular failure sets the stage for a spectacular comeback, etc. We don't watch movies about sports teams that repeatedly play competently.

 

While I'm not suggestion that underlying technical ability plays no part in a headphone's popularity, sometimes it does feel as though there are animal spirits.

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Thought I might drop by here and say hi. smile.gif

 

Hard to say how well the HD700s are selling globally, as we aren't the only headphone forum. It's rather like Japan -- what's popular over here is quite different. Quite a bit of stuff that is popular here is unknown or barely considered on other forums too.

 

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Japan: I understood MF the first time she expressed. But appreciated her breaking it down all the same. wink.gif I've long lusted after Nakamichi, Shindo and other fine gears from the east and appreciate where some of these designers stood/stand with their vision.

 

Japan, cont'd: Also have a deep appreciation for the country bringing two very important institutions off of life-support - Jazz and High-end Vacuum Tube Amps. 

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Vintage Nakamichi cassette decks still command well over $1k here. I will never forget the model that, to avoid using lesser quality heads to allow both directions had a special system that had a special, round chamber in which the cassette was flipped instead. I've also encountered totally unknown japanese audio gear that was inexpensive but sounds utterly fantastic.

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Thought I might drop by here and say hi. smile.gif

 

Hard to say how well the HD700s are selling globally, as we aren't the only headphone forum. It's rather like Japan -- what's popular over here is quite different. Quite a bit of stuff that is popular here is unknown or barely considered on other forums too.

 

 

Vintage Nakamichi cassette decks still command well over $1k here. I will never forget the model that, to avoid using lesser quality heads to allow both directions had a special system that had a special, round chamber in which the cassette was flipped instead. I've also encountered totally unknown japanese audio gear that was inexpensive but sounds utterly fantastic.

I'm surprised you aren't moderating a Japanese headphone forum. 

 

Oh, and you will love January's avatars.

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Between the SA5000 and the AD2000, which would pair best with the Zana Deux? I've read some impressive reviews of the AD2000, and am curious about them. For classic rock and jazz, is there a clear winner between the two? Thanks.

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The SA5000 would have to be better than the AD2000 in any system.

I gave my AD2000 away - still have the SA5000.

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Thread Starter 

I personally feel the synergy between the SA5000 and ZDSE is fantastic. Haven't tried the AD2000 on it.

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I've got a headache this morning.

I'm grumpy.

I'm eating Flavorblast X-treme Cheese Goldfish.

Is "The Money Store" really worth being called this years #1 album?

I wish they'd make more Claymore anime.

The manga gets kinda weird and creepy later.

 

In answer to question #4: I don't think so.

But don't get me wrong, I like the album a lot.

The Demdike Stare of hiphop?

The MZ.421 of hiphop???

It's just not as forward-thinking to me as it is to others.

Wonder if any of these reviews have listened to Fever's "Too Bad But True?"

 

All I've been listening to lately is the Heaven VI.

The JHA sale ends in a day or two.

Seriously thinking about going for it.

But then I need a new turntable.

And that could mean the diff. between a SOTA Star or Nova.

 

It's just above the freezing point here.

I need to head to the store for some things.

Maybe I'll get to see another blood-red sunrise like yesterday.

Mornings in the cold, the way I like to live.

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Between the SA5000 and the AD2000, which would pair best with the Zana Deux? I've read some impressive reviews of the AD2000, and am curious about them. For classic rock and jazz, is there a clear winner between the two? Thanks.

 

There's an AD2000X now. My brief impressions were that they didn't have the graininess of the AD2000.

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The only Money Store song I ever find myself listening to anymore is "Hacker."  I was able to get at least 3 favorite-ish songs out of each of the other things they've released. 

 

I'm too picky for my own good.

 


 

ECBA -> HD800 is fantastic.  It's making me appreciate the Senns again, but I still don't think they're perfect.

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I'm always tickled to see the very idiosyncratic ED 10 stand design being copied and used to hold headphones that are nothing like the ED 10.

 

 

It's the Google Effect.  The family members who hand crafted me a headphone stand pretty much surfed until they saw a photo they liked and went from there.   I'm not complaining.

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I've got a headache this morning.

I'm grumpy.

I'm eating Flavorblast X-treme Cheese Goldfish.

Is "The Money Store" really worth being called this years #1 album?

I wish they'd make more Claymore anime.

The manga gets kinda weird and creepy later.

 

In answer to question #4: I don't think so.

But don't get me wrong, I like the album a lot.

The Demdike Stare of hiphop?

The MZ.421 of hiphop???

It's just not as forward-thinking to me as it is to others.

Wonder if any of these reviews have listened to Fever's "Too Bad But True?"

 

All I've been listening to lately is the Heaven VI.

The JHA sale ends in a day or two.

Seriously thinking about going for it.

But then I need a new turntable.

And that could mean the diff. between a SOTA Star or Nova.

 

It's just above the freezing point here.

I need to head to the store for some things.

Maybe I'll get to see another blood-red sunrise like yesterday.

Mornings in the cold, the way I like to live.

 


I don't really see The Money Store being #1. I've been seeing several people saying Good Kid m.a.a.d City as #1, and I could see this. It is really, REALLY good to my ears. Usually on hip-hop albums I like about 50% of it, the other 50% I skip. I can listen to that album all the way through, which reminds me I need to buy it. My personal #1 for the year would go between 3 albums: Pallbearer's "Sorrow and Extinction", Avi Avital's "Bach", and The Lumineers' Self Titled. I was most shocked by the Lumineers. I'm one of those people that if I heard it on the radio, there's a significantly higher chance I won't enjoy it. Lo and Behold, not a single track of theirs disappointed me, and their production sounded pretty good too.

 

Unlike Pallbearer. Their production was typical for the genre, but hot damn, they are the best stoner/doom metal I've heard come out in a long, long time. Wow.
 

A user on here said Avi Avital was someone to check out. Now that I have, I'm going to try to purchase all his music. As a violinist of around 9 years now and an aspiring (see: sucky and isn't used to a pick) mandolinist, this album OOZES PURE AWESOME.

 

Oozes.

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I wish they'd make more Claymore anime.
The manga gets kinda weird and creepy later.
This.
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There's an AD2000X now. My brief impressions were that they didn't have the graininess of the AD2000.
Interesting. That was one complaint I had of the 2000s. They had a great presentation and balance, but it was never quite clean enough for me to think about buying. There was also the issue of the interior of the cup touching my ears, which could be fatiguing on long sessions.
Edited by Maxvla - 12/30/12 at 10:53am
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On the subject of 2012, this is the best best-songs-of-2012 list.

 

 

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Parc Avenue was a warzone: battered shopfronts, cleaved sidewalks, broken glass. Pianos were still falling from the sky. Each one began as a distant black dot, almost imperceptible in the cloudcover. Then slowly it would get larger, and larger, all telltale shape. And the birds would get out of its way. 

 

 

The whole blog is a treat, to be honest, and has been for years. Anybody who can write about music like this is somebody I am happy to agree or disagree with; either way, I don't care. I wish I could love pop music as much as they do. When you read one of Sean's dream reviews, you have no idea what it has to do with the song. It's the second time you play the track that you realize he nailed it.

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Hellsing Ultimate X is finally out. I'm really going to miss Alucard and company, though I really hated what became of Walter...

 

As for Claymore, I would love for it to get a reboot. It definitely deserves one.

 

Has anyone here watched "Lupin the III: A Woman Named Fujiko Mine"? It's fantastic, even if you're not really into Lupin. Fujiko is my new favorite "heroine"!

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Hellsing Ultimate X is finally out. I'm really going to miss Alucard and company, though I really hated what became of Walter...

 

As for Claymore, I would love for it to get a reboot. It definitely deserves one.

 

 

 

This. I wish the original anime wasn't so abrupt, Walter was awesome in there. 

 

I need to watch Claymore! I've had it downloaded for ages now and never bothered to watch it.

 

I'm currently, after so many people telling me to, watching American Horror Story. Idk how I feel about it, sometimes they are creative, sometimes it tries too hard to be inventive.

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