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post #691 of 2044
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Originally Posted by D3athangel View Post
 

Damn, I was always interested in the MDR-7520, but at the time I was researching on it, there were very little reviews. I currently am using the MDR-1R as my go-to headphones for portability, but I find it to be lacking in many areas. The treble isn't as detailed as I want it to be, the mids also lack resolution and the bass is too mid-bass centric and quite rolled off.

 

Do you think the 7520 could be a potential upgrade to my MDR-1R?

 

Yes, definitely an upgrade in all areas you mention. I listened to the MDR-1R over the weekend and it's nice but too tipped up on both ends for me. The 7520 sounds like a full size headphone, not a portable.

post #692 of 2044
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Yes, definitely an upgrade in all areas you mention. I listened to the MDR-1R over the weekend and it's nice but too tipped up on both ends for me. The 7520 sounds like a full size headphone, not a portable.

That's because it is a full size? It certainly isn't intended to be used as a portable, and it doesn't fold. Not that that's gonna keep me from using it as a portable if I do get it :) Will see though. The earcups do look elongated, so it might just be what I'm looking for. And I wonder how it compares to the Z1000, which has the same specs, but apparently a different tuning in terms of overal sound signature. Perhaps I should try both and see which one I like more? :)

post #693 of 2044
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That's because it is a full size? It certainly isn't intended to be used as a portable, and it doesn't fold. Not that that's gonna keep me from using it as a portable if I do get it :) Will see though. The earcups do look elongated, so it might just be what I'm looking for. And I wonder how it compares to the Z1000, which has the same specs, but apparently a different tuning in terms of overal sound signature. Perhaps I should try both and see which one I like more? :)


Yes, it is a full size headphone that some of us crafty head-fiers have adopted as a portable.

post #694 of 2044
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Originally Posted by iSennheiser View Post


I think mdr-7520 is going to be a low profile great headphone that come to challenge the rival sennheiser and B&w but no this sony is in different league, reference class. Not forgetting Sony Mdr-7506 was Jude's first pair of headphone,without it he won't be here smily_headphones1.gif, haha...

 

I think it was the V6 according to his headphone guide and notes on the MDR-7520...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/a/2013-head-fi-summer-buying-guide-over-ear-headphones

post #695 of 2044
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Yes, it is a full size headphone that some of us crafty head-fiers have adopted as a portable.

So are the pads on the 7520 made of real leather? Or is it pleather?

post #696 of 2044
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So are the pads on the 7520 made of real leather? Or is it pleather?


Pretty sure its pleather, but very soft and comfortable. The cups are magnesium, overall build quality is excellent.

post #697 of 2044

I wonder if I could take out the drivers from the mdr 7520 and put them in the MDR 1r to have both a great sounding and great looking headphone!

post #698 of 2044
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Pretty sure its pleather, but very soft and comfortable. The cups are magnesium, overall build quality is excellent.


On some of the pictures I saw it almost looks like the drivers are angled. Is this the case with your headphone?

 

By the way, I couldn't resist and I went ahead and ordered the 7520 AND the Z1000 :) Will see which one I like better. Will be comparing them to the Focal Spirit Classic as well. Hopefully I will finally have found my headphone, but I'm not holding my breath for it :)

post #699 of 2044
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post
 


On some of the pictures I saw it almost looks like the drivers are angled. Is this the case with your headphone?

 

By the way, I couldn't resist and I went ahead and ordered the 7520 AND the Z1000 :) Will see which one I like better. Will be comparing them to the Focal Spirit Classic as well. Hopefully I will finally have found my headphone, but I'm not holding my breath for it :)


Good call! Be sure to post comparison impressions. Yes, angled 50mm drivers. Comparing to the new Spirit Professional would be good as well.

post #700 of 2044
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Good call! Be sure to post comparison impressions. Yes, angled 50mm drivers. Comparing to the new Spirit Professional would be good as well.


I'm not seeing any stores yet that carry the Spirit Professional that also have a decent return policy. So far I'm only seeing stores that say that you're not allowed to use it, only look at it :blink: (how the hell am I supposed to know if it's a good headphone if I can only look at it). So yeah, I'm not gonna give those stores my business :)

post #701 of 2044
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I'm not seeing any stores yet that carry the Spirit Professional that also have a decent return policy. So far I'm only seeing stores that say that you're not allowed to use it, only look at it :blink: (how the hell am I supposed to know if it's a good headphone if I can only look at it). So yeah, I'm not gonna give those stores my business :)

Amazon?

post #702 of 2044

Oh well, what d'ya know. I see that one store has the AKG K545 in stock now, and it's in the city where I live :) Retail price is € 245. Hmmm :rolleyes:

post #703 of 2044
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

Amazon?


Nah, I only try to deal with stores in the Netherlands. Amazon would be too much hassle, and then sending things back would be a bit expensive. And in the Netherlands you have some legal protections as a consumer. When ordering online you are legally allowed to return an item for a full refund within 14 days, no questions asked. Stores can make some exceptions for certain products though, and some stores make exceptions for headphones because of hygiene, and others don't. So it's a matter of looking around and reading the fine print everywhere :)

post #704 of 2044
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Any update on the B&W P7s???

Hopefully by this weekend. Sorry, things have been really busy around here. :o

post #705 of 2044
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Oh well, what d'ya know. I see that one store has the AKG K545 in stock now, and it's in the city where I live :) Retail price is € 245. Hmmm :rolleyes:


I am curious about the K545, hopefully it's more in line with AKGs other newer stuff in terms of sound signature like the K612; warm, natural, and well-balanced.

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