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Is this a good place to pickup the hp50 from? Anyone have experience with refurbished hp50 from this place?

 

Mine arrive tomorrow.....but I got the "open box" ones for the same price with full warranty instead of only 1 year with the refurbished.

post #1067 of 1368
Same place? I didn't see any open box ones on their site.
post #1068 of 1368
NVM. Found the open box one on their site and ordered it. Now the wait begins bigsmile_face.gif
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Mine showed up today. They look (and sound) perfect. Listening to them right now. :dt880smile:

 

Don't know what to say that has not already been said. They sound amazing. I'm now a believer in "Room Feel". Hard to explain. It's not like your actually sitting in a room with high end speakers but at the same time the "sound" is very similar to sitting in a room with high end speakers. No harsh treble.....but the highs are still there like they would be if you where sitting in a quality listening room. It's just a very "comfortable" sound........something you could listen to all day without ever feeling fatigued by it.

 

The usual adjectives - warm, neutral (without lacking anything). Solid bass, mids, highs. They come across as rather airy for a closed can....sort of an enveloping sound that is very pleasurable. Comfort has been just fine so far. If you put them on "snug" then the top band will probably bother you. But these are very light for their size and you can wear them "loose" where the top is just barely touching your head. The fit over your ears keep them in place (although it's not tight).

 

If you like "bright" headphones then these will not be for you. Sibilance will never be an issue with these. It will be interesting to see how I feel about my Beyerdynamic DT 990's after listening to these for a while. They make the 990's sound quite bright.


Edited by Astropin - 5/22/14 at 3:22pm
post #1070 of 1368
Nice impressions writeup. Waiting patiently for my pair to show up. Eta is next Wednesday.
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Amazon uk dropped price from 250£ to 230£. Just one day after I ordered them, of course :o. Now to process a refund...
 

I had the hp50 for a couple of days and I'm really really pleased with the sound. Had high expectations and the hp50 just doesn't dissapoint. Agree with all that has been said regarding sound. I find isolation to be quite good as well, superior to some other headphones I had before like the V-Moda M100 (but just slightly).

My issue here is comfort. At the first moment is feels comfortable, the pads are really soft, big enough opening for the ear and the actual headband touching just the top of the head is not a problem for me. But for some reason after a while I start to feel pain around the ears, in some way similar to the pain you feel with on-ear headphones. The clamping force seems to be a tad too much for me. Perhaps a more curved headband would spread the weight a bit better so less clamping force would be enough.

I'll try to cope with it because the sound is really good.

 

BTW, has anyone compared this to the KEF M500?


Edited by davidzomec - 5/23/14 at 5:57am
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I've been flying with B&W P7s for over 6 months. I've finally caved to all the praise and ordered a pair of these. To my delight they showed up early so I'm stopping on my way home to pick them up. I really love the B&Ws so I am interested to see how I feel about these.
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I've been flying with B&W P7s for over 6 months. I've finally caved to all the praise and ordered a pair of these. To my delight they showed up early so I'm stopping on my way home to pick them up. I really love the B&Ws so I am interested to see how I feel about these.

Enjoy!
post #1074 of 1368
Surprised how different they are. Need to burn them in a bit and get accustomed to them. Already my P7s sound different to me when I out them on. It's funny what you get used to.
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Why do both stock cables have a TRRS plug? The one with the mic I get it, but the other one?

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Surprised how different they are. Need to burn them in a bit and get accustomed to them. Already my P7s sound different to me when I out them on. It's funny what you get used to.


Different bad, different good?

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Why do both stock cables have a TRRS plug? The one with the mic I get it, but the other one?

inventory, why stock two types or buy 1 type in larger quantity and get best price, or the supplier had the best price on those since that is what is in demand by other HP manufacturers.

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Different bad, different good?

More neutral.  I felt like they were a bit darker and a bit too flat for my taste.  Still trying to put some more hours on them, but so far I still feel like the P7 sound better to my ears.  Everyone says the bass on the P7 is bloated, but I still don't feel that way.  The bass on the HP50 seems nice and tight with good impact.  The P7 goes deeper to my ears though.  I feel like the P7 is a bit more detailed and sharper on the highs.  I'm giving them more time, but if I have to decide today, the HP50's would go back.  I have tried 5 or 6 others and the HP50 is getting the most consideration.  They sound very good.  But as I have said (maybe not in this thread), I just wanted to try something different.  I have always been totally satisfied by the P7.  I can definitely see where the HP50 gets so much praise from though.  For $100 less than the P7, they are very close.

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More neutral.  I felt like they were a bit darker and a bit too flat for my taste.  Still trying to put some more hours on them, but so far I still feel like the P7 sound better to my ears.  Everyone says the bass on the P7 is bloated, but I still don't feel that way.  The bass on the HP50 seems nice and tight with good impact.  The P7 goes deeper to my ears though.  I feel like the P7 is a bit more detailed and sharper on the highs.  I'm giving them more time, but if I have to decide today, the HP50's would go back.  I have tried 5 or 6 others and the HP50 is getting the most consideration.  They sound very good.  But as I have said (maybe not in this thread), I just wanted to try something different.  I have always been totally satisfied by the P7.  I can definitely see where the HP50 gets so much praise from though.  For $100 less than the P7, they are very close.


Hmm...maybe give them a little time I think you are accustomed to theP7.

post #1080 of 1368

I'm really, really loving these headphones.

 

Are a lot of people not picking up on the whole "Room Feel" thing? I felt like I could tell the difference right away (compared to other headphones).....and I really like it.

 

Like I mentioned earlier the sound is similar to sitting in a nice listening room with a pair of full range 2.0 towers and your in the perfect seat. Again.....it's not like actually sitting in that room (you know you have headphones on and there is still that closeness that you don't get in a real listening room........but the sound signature is very much the same. It's just such a warm comfortable sound. The perfect phones to just kick back and get lost in the music.

 

If you want super exciting, in your face, artificially bright sound......these are not your cans. If you want full bodied clean comfortable and natural; while still being dynamic sound......these are your headphones

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