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Originally Posted by Androb View Post

Can anyone tip me one of these headphones that has similar sound to q701 but punchiet lows? Amazing read btw

Thanks! Probably the HD800 is what you're looking for.  Potentially the HD700 would be a good choice as well.

 

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I just upgraded from the Q701 to the HE-400. I haven't heard the HE-500, but here are my basic impressions:

Bass -- So much better on the HE-400. It goes just as deep, if not deeper, hits much harder, and is faster. Even though it's faster, it's not necessarily "tighter," since the HE-400 has much more midbass. 

Midrange -- More recessed compared to the Q701, but it has a fast, tactile edge that really sounds nice on distorted guiters and synths. More crunch. 

Highs -- Maybe not as extended as the Q701. The HE-400 are less bright overall, but there is a peak in the treble that gives it some sparkle (or fatigue, depending on how much you like highs). I thought the highs on the Q701 were smoother, but also more emphasized.

Soundstage/ Imaging -- The HE-400 have a smaller soundstage, but not by a large amount. However, the imaging is significantly better and more precise. I found the Q701s emphasized width but could also sound too diffuse. The HE-400 are more focused and 3D. You are closer to the music and the center image is denser. 

Detail -- A bit more detail through the HE-400. The Q701, with their brighter sound, can make small details louder and more obvious, but the HE-400 reveals more in the end. You have to listen more closely though. 

Overall, the HE-400 have more of a "v-shaped" signature, with a focused and precise soundstage that's moderately smaller. The imaging is really much more defined. The HE-400 have a lot more midbass and a denser, thicker sound. Somewhat paradoxically, though, the HE-400 is also faster and more resolving. Sounds snap in and out of a nice, black background, and there is a tactile and precisely textured weight to the bass and midrange. 

Hope that helps. 

Nice impressions!

 

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Originally Posted by Lady Stoneheart View Post
 

I brought the DT-880 (600ohm) and the HE-400. Your analysis on them was very helpful for me. Absolutely amazed by these hps and could not be happier. Thank you David!

Thanks! I'm glad you like them!!

 

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Just wanted to take a minute and say that the original post is still amazing and that I continually come back to it as a reference.  I actually sort of wish there was another one of these for cans that didn't quite make the cut (or weren't flagships), but that's just being greedy.

 

Also, this was the tipping point that made me take a blind leap towards the LCD-3's, and I couldn't be happier with 'em.

 

Thanks for the great reviews!

Thanks!! :)

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I like your reviews of both the AD900 and Dt 880, how ever you should really try the AD900X. I've got mine and I'm comparing it head to head again'st the DT 880, and they are both trading equal blows, the DT 880 has less bass but a more realistic Timbre, the AD900X has a very LEAN bass, great impact but it lacks a little in decay making it a little too lean 

 

treble wise the Dt 880 is a smidge smoother IMO, but the AD900x has a wider an slighty more spacious sound, I do really prefer the AD 900x for classical over the DT 880 how ever the both perform equally as well, with better bass and mids on the DT 880 and a wider sound stage on the AD900X 

 

And sadly the AD900X still has shabby build quality xD 

 

still :D I own both and I enjoy both and I enjoyed reading over your review! And believe it or not, I do find the AD900x to be faster than the DT 880 however the DT 880 has a better presentation for metal imo [I quiete like the DT 880 for metal actually] 

 

Also how do you feel about the HE 400 with classical? I like my DT 990 for classical atm, as the combination of treble and pure sound stage was very enjoyable! I'm  thinking the better focused sound stage of the HE 400 will work well seeing as the instrument seperation and imagine will improve, but what are your thoughts? [And honestly I like the V shaped sound for classical] 

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Not sure additional headphones would be anything more than a pipe dream, especially midrange or niche ones -- the upcoming addition (HE60) has still been two or three months in the making. :tongue_smile: 

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Not sure additional headphones would be anything more than a pipe dream, especially midrange or niche ones -- the upcoming addition (HE60) has still been two or three months in the making. :tongue_smile: 

 

well the AD900X is the... I don't know it's the next line in the AD900 people seem to find a more balanced sound with the ADx00X series headphones over thier non X labled brothers and sisters 

 

and honestly... I enjoy Metallica's Master of Puppet's album the best with my AD900X, while I find the bass on the AD900x is a little TOO tight for most music... for EDM Classical and Metal it's really top notch! The extra bit of bass on the AD900x gives guitars a nice crunch and a gentle tactility, but it's the bass too that I REALLY love, my Dt 880... has a slighty more balanced bass, where as the AD900X has a slight bass hump, which combined with it's fully open back design has really brought Cliff Burtons Bass lines ALIVE for me 

 

While it totally kills reggae how ever q.q 


Edited by Mshenay - 9/17/13 at 4:30pm
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This is Legendary reviewer.

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Originally Posted by cubiboy90 View Post
 

This is Legendary reviewer.

 

indee he is q.q 

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The older ad900 has a slightly more natural balance than the ad900x though.

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Originally Posted by donunus View Post
 

The older ad900 has a slightly more natural balance than the ad900x though.

 

I can imagine it would, as imo the AD900x has a almost mechnical bass... a little un natrual in timbre sometimes 

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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post
 

Not sure additional headphones would be anything more than a pipe dream, especially midrange or niche ones -- the upcoming addition (HE60) has still been two or three months in the making. :tongue_smile: 

I promise its in the works.  There's a lot of projects I am working on simultaneously, but its coming.... :)


Edited by DavidMahler - 9/18/13 at 6:52am
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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post
 

I promise its in the works.  There's a lot of projects I am working on simultaneously, but its coming.... :)

 

Hi David. I was wondering if the new Woo 234 mono is on your list of amps to get a hold of?

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Hi David. I was wondering if the new Woo 234 mono is on your list of amps to get a hold of?

I really do wish it was.  But unfortunately no.  When I hear it at a meet I will post impressions.

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As someone who distributes their listening to the following: 35% classical (ranging from solo piano to symphonies), 35% rock (classic mostly, with some acoustic), 15% instrumental jazz (small ensembles mostly), 10% ambience/electronic, 5% miscellaneous, which headphone would suit me best?

 

I own the HE-500s right now, but I feel like it's missing a little something for rock and classical, though it's great on other genres. For rock, I feel like it's missing a little bite or impact that allows me to become emotionally invested in the music, and for classical, I feel like the HE-500 are a little too cramped sonically-wise for me to fully appreciate the large-scale symphonies and masses.

 

However, with electronic and jazz, the weightiness of the sound signature provide for a very engaging listen, and wouldn't change a thing.

 

Without sacrificing too much of what makes electronic and jazz music enjoyable for me, is there a headphone that would satisfy my needs for classical and rock?

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Originally Posted by Hedonism View Post
 

As someone who distributes their listening to the following: 35% classical (ranging from solo piano to symphonies), 35% rock (classic mostly, with some acoustic), 15% instrumental jazz (small ensembles mostly), 10% ambience/electronic, 5% miscellaneous, which headphone would suit me best?

 

I own the HE-500s right now, but I feel like it's missing a little something for rock and classical, though it's great on other genres. For rock, I feel like it's missing a little bite or impact that allows me to become emotionally invested in the music, and for classical, I feel like the HE-500 are a little too cramped sonically-wise for me to fully appreciate the large-scale symphonies and masses.

 

However, with electronic and jazz, the weightiness of the sound signature provide for a very engaging listen, and wouldn't change a thing.

 

Without sacrificing too much of what makes electronic and jazz music enjoyable for me, is there a headphone that would satisfy my needs for classical and rock?

 

I tried to answer your question on the HE-500 thread. It's hard to get one headphone to do many things, IMO. If you check Head-fi, the HD-800 is very much loved for classical.

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This is one great piece of work indeed, thanks for all the reviews.

But i got a question, i got the HD700, and am very pleased with them, but there is one little problem and that is the sibilance, don't bother me all that much, but from time to time it does. So am wondering if that's something which could be fixed with an amp/dac? If not, which other pair of headphones would one look at for an upgrade? Of course they should have the "same" sound or sound better, without the sibilance problem, and still be as comfortable as the HD700's are, as they are a dream to wear, and to me that is important.

I've been thinking of the HD800, but i guess a decent amp/dac setup for those are probably gonna cost me a bit more than what i want to invest at the moment, but am also a bit afraid that they might have some of the sibilance problems that the HD700's have.
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Originally Posted by Nitrius View Post

This is one great piece of work indeed, thanks for all the reviews.

But i got a question, i got the HD700, and am very pleased with them, but there is one little problem and that is the sibilance, don't bother me all that much, but from time to time it does. So am wondering if that's something which could be fixed with an amp/dac? If not, which other pair of headphones would one look at for an upgrade? Of course they should have the "same" sound or sound better, without the sibilance problem, and still be as comfortable as the HD700's are, as they are a dream to wear, and to me that is important.

I've been thinking of the HD800, but i guess a decent amp/dac setup for those are probably gonna cost me a bit more than what i want to invest at the moment, but am also a bit afraid that they might have some of the sibilance problems that the HD700's have.

 

 

See the bellow link (post #156):

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/612502/sennheiser-hd-700-appreciation-thread/150

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