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post #31 of 128
better than HD-25-1-II is a tall order. Anyone know when this is coming to the U.S.?
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post #32 of 128

Intriguing ......

They look kinda funky , waiting for some proper sound impressions.

post #33 of 128

Maybe they are more like the Amperior rather than the HD25 II. But it would be hard to place the product around the £270 mark (Amperior, Momentum). I think it would be much cheaper than the Euro 285 price quoted on the German website. If they are anything like the Amperior it would be an awesome headphone, but I hope the price is around £150.

post #34 of 128

Just got them in today.  Since it;s a Pro product, it came in an all business plain box so no unboxing video.  I will post a first look/review in the coming weeks.

 

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post #35 of 128

Is it still a proprietary connector for the cable?

post #36 of 128
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Is it still a proprietary connector for the cable?

 

I didn't unscrew the connector but I suspect it is.

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post #37 of 128

Any early general impressions (versus HD 25) that you can share with us HiFiGuy528?

post #38 of 128

Sennheiser did a great job with the HD-26 pro by not screwing with the well-loved sound of the HD-25.  All they did was added new features and comfort.

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post #39 of 128

So do you consider it a worthy upgrade (over the HD25) in terms of sound, HiFiGuy528?

post #40 of 128

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Same sound, eh?

post #41 of 128
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Same sound, eh?

HD-25 is one of the best sounding headphones on the market and for well under $400. I'm glad Sennheiser didn't change that in the HD-26 pro.
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post #42 of 128
I'm glad we both love it, but it isn't perfect either. Sennheiser outdid themselves a pinch with the Amperior, if with the drawback of too much sensitivity. Improved treble clarity, tamed treble peaks, improved microdynamics in the mids, and more low bass extension wouldn't hurt. Amperior pulled off the same sound but cleaner with better bass response and extension and slightly better imaging, even eliminated the crappy bass reverb that we learn to get used to with dampening material in the cups.
post #43 of 128

Sounds the same as the decades-old HD25?

So are you saying the new HD25 Aluminium sounds better than the HD26?

post #44 of 128
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Sounds the same as the decades-old HD25?

So are you saying the new HD25 Aluminium sounds better than the HD26?

 

If HD25 Alu is built similarly to the Amperior and HD26 does indeed sport the same exact sound of HD25-1, then most likely.

post #45 of 128
I have not tried the HD-25 aluminum so I can't comment on how it sounds. I am getting one when it comes to the U.S. so I'll report back.
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