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post #106 of 586
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Is there a lot of sound leakage with the L2?  Will my office mates decide to put me in the janitors closet for listening to my music too loud?

 

Depends on how loud you have your music.  I played some Black Flag at a bit above what I'd call normal volume levels and put it on my leg I could hear some sound like music in the distance (this is from about 50cm away though.  If I cover the cups I hear nothing.  So yeh they leak a little.

 

Next test I cranked it up to louder than most people would (especially if they care about their hearing).  Placed them flat on my desk and sat in the desk nearby mine.  I could just hear it.

 

So yes they leak sound, but I wouldn't say there's a "lot of sound leakage".  Not as much as fully open back headphones of course, but if you want to leak no sound at all, I'd go for something different.  


Edited by Stealthy Ninja - 12/2/13 at 5:35pm

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post #107 of 586

You're the best!  Very helpful!

post #108 of 586
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

Oh! Nicely praised.  They still come out in the US in feb though!

 

 

According to Google:

  1. Wednesday, March 19

    The last day of the (astronomical) winter (Northern Hemisphere) 2014

     

     

    :wink_face:  So still in time for winter. LOL

post #109 of 586

Wha? Tears....:frown:

post #110 of 586

Thanks for the feedback!  Can't wait to hear the L2's in February!

post #111 of 586

From the winter guide:

 

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In terms of sound, the improvements over the L1 are, in my opinion, a big deal. The sonic changes are actually more dramatic to my ears than the style and design changes are to my eyes. Bass has been tighened up substantially, and the level brought down closer to a more reference level (but still hitting solidly)--in my opinion, this is a very welcome change. The mids are still bloomy and smooth, but with even more clarity than its predecessor. And another of the most welcome changes is the treble performance of the L2, which is a substantial improvement over the L1--more extended, more shimmery, more present, more detailed. It's a more revealing, less forgiving headphone than its predecessor, for sure.

 

 

I'd totally agree with this.  If the sound of a track distorts/clips you notice it more without the bass veiling everything (L1). 

 

Side note: I really like the Fisher FA-003 for work/office use.  They have quite good sound for the price, are comfortable when the tight clamp loosens up a bit (I wore mostly all day yesterday - 10 hours or so - and had no comfort issues at all).  I use them for video editing (I wanted something neutral for this and the Fisher's are perfect) and listening to music while doing design work.  They don't leak any sound at all, have a surprisingly large sound stage for closed backs and they're very reasonably priced... I wouldn't wear them on the streets though LOL.

post #112 of 586
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Basically, the l2 is better than every closed headphone it competes with, but it has horrible isolation, and it may not compete with the mid fi open cans (DT880, K702, HD600, etc).

I gotta hear this thing then vs the 7520 and others. I am sure it might be able to beat it though.7520 was my favorite closed hp until I heard the jvc dx700. I know it will sound clearer but I want to hear its soundstage and if it sounds natural still.

post #113 of 586
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Basically, the l2 is better than every closed headphone it competes with, but it has horrible isolation, and it may not compete with the mid fi open cans (DT880, K702, HD600, etc).

Had L2 for few days, this is exactly what I reported on our french website, to me L2 will be better than many closed competitors in this price range (Momentum, K550, MD1R etc...) but still it did not compete with my HD600 or HD700.

The biggest problem of the L2 is its construction: being semi-open in transportable segment sounds strange to me. If I need isolation on the go, I'll take my IEM or a closed headphones like HD25/DT1350, if I don't need isolation, then I would take HD600/700 any time.

post #114 of 586
Yup, if it can only beat the easy guys sound wise, and it's isolation is poor, and the pads aren't replaceable, it doesn't really have much of a place in the headphone market today. Still, I'd consider them.
post #115 of 586
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Originally Posted by cocolinho View Post
 

Had L2 for few days, this is exactly what I reported on our french website, to me L2 will be better than many closed competitors in this price range (Momentum, K550, MD1R etc...) but still it did not compete with my HD600 or HD700.

The biggest problem of the L2 is its construction: being semi-open in transportable segment sounds strange to me. If I need isolation on the go, I'll take my IEM or a closed headphones like HD25/DT1350, if I don't need isolation, then I would take HD600/700 any time.

 

L2 is also twice as cheap as HD600 and about 4x cheaper than HD700...

post #116 of 586
Not in Europe where HD600 is the same price as L2.
HD700 is indeed 2.5x more expensive though.
post #117 of 586
Still this L2 sounds very good!
post #118 of 586
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L2 is also twice as cheap as HD600 and about 4x cheaper than HD700...

:confused: L2 299 and at accessory jack hd600 is 305

post #119 of 586

Here L2 is ~200 EUR and HD600 ~400 EUR. OK, found HD600 for 360 EUR but still. Where do you get HD600 for ~200 EUR new? :o


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 12/3/13 at 3:38pm
post #120 of 586
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Here L2 is ~200 EUR and HD600 ~400 EUR. OK, found HD600 for 360 EUR but still. Where do you get HD600 for ~200 EUR new? :o

:eek:dang 400 euro is a lot(543.64 US Dollar). The hd650 cost ...less much less in usd at a regular site 329 euro

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-9969-HD-650-Headphones/dp/B00018MSNI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386114495&sr=8-1&keywords=hd650

 

http://www.accessoryjack.com/sennheiser-hd600-open-dynamic-hifi-professional-headphones.html

http://www.accessoryjack.com/sennheiser-hd650-open-dynamic-headphones-grey.html

 

they are not an authorized dealer but their products are all official I have bought from them and their customer service is really good. They also have warranties as well. I will be looking for the l2 there


Edited by grizzlybeast - 12/3/13 at 4:15pm
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