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post #1066 of 2340
It feels to me as though there is a piece of spring steel inside the top of the headband with padding underneath.
post #1067 of 2340
I'll get them. Sounds like it'll work out for me. Thanks! smily_headphones1.gif
post #1068 of 2340

Welcome to the club! I'm sure you'll enjoy them. I think they're exceptional closed headphones for the price.

post #1069 of 2340
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Interesting.. people consider the Viso HP50 to have a slightly u-shaped sound while still remaining neutral, but your comments make it seem like the 7520 is even more u-shaped than the viso hp50?  Guess it will be great to have the Spirit Professional for reference as well.  Can't wait to hear what you think of it.
Neither are "U" shaped..
Both deliver a good presentation.
For a "U" shaped sound, look at the th600.
Edit:
I see how they may say "slightly" but even slightly is not a good description as it implys a recessed mids.
A better description is flat with slight boost at extremes..
Edited by Maxx134 - 3/1/14 at 8:39am
post #1070 of 2340
I got a deal on a factory refurb for $299. If they show up in good shape, I'm sure I got a good deal.
post #1071 of 2340
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I got a deal on a factory refurb for $299. If they show up in good shape, I'm sure I got a good deal.


Have you considered sending a pair to Tyll?

 

If some one living in the same country as Tyll could send him a pair that would be great.

 

He was interested in listening to them and I'm interested in him measuring them. Ask him if he will cover shipping costs.

post #1072 of 2340
Who, me? Or is this just a general "you" and you quoted me on accident?
post #1073 of 2340
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Who, me? Or is this just a general "you" and you quoted me on accident?

Sorry, I meant in general. I'm interested in seeing how they compare to the Z1000 on paper.

 

Z1000 has some amazingly low distortion measurements but it has sub-bass roll off like an open headphone.


Edited by AUserName501 - 3/1/14 at 10:34am
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Have you considered sending a pair to Tyll?

 

If some one living in the same country as Tyll could send him a pair that would be great.

 

He was interested in listening to them and I'm interested in him measuring them. Ask him if he will cover shipping costs.

tyl has already posted that he has contacted sony on the 7520, be patient grasshopper :)

post #1075 of 2340
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We don't hear so different as you say..
I don't doubt the NAD can do a bass "sweep"..
But I only believe what my ears hear,
So I agree like you said the Sony "appears" to have more bass when "listening to music"..
Also the fit over the ears worked for me so it was not a bass seal issue.

The NADs "room feel" produces a soundstage similar to the Sony 1r,
Which in itself was a nice perspective.
Yet it seemed to emphasize the mids,
To me that Sony lower treble emphesis you state actually make Sony's brighter & livelier.

So my key points are:
Nad bass remains lighter, tighter and not as deep as the Sony's.
Top end air goes to the Sonys which also sounded to have more trebles overall.
More focus on mids goes to Nads.
Impacts of percussion & dynamic range went to the Sonys which was readily apparent.
The Sonys just sounded larger.

I feel these differences could be reduced somewhat with the NAD burn in,
but from my experience the can will still remain second place.
One will always edge out the other.

I know a lot trusted members do like these Nad cans.
To me it is a notch above the Sony 1r, BUT FOR ME,
It is also easy to say the Sony7520 are a better can
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That being said, my ears have been kidnapped by the Ultrasone ed8 and I no longer will be available untill my focal spirit pro comes in smily_headphones1.gif

My gear was an odac & schiit valii
I am currently focused on upgrading my gear...

 

I still like the HP50's; just listened to them for an hour or so today -

and I agree with your take that the 7520's are better sounding headphones

I wrote a brief comparison of the two about a month ago, I think it's in this

thread.  To my ears, the Sony's are more detailed, and better

in other ways as well.  But more expensive.

 

I've not heard a closed headphone as good as the HP50's at their

price point, though, and that includes a whole bunch including the Sony 1R's,

Senn Momentum's - there's a list in my Profile.

 

In fact, I'll likely be putting up the HP50's for sale very soon and checking

out the Focal Spirit Pro's.

post #1076 of 2340
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I still like the HP50's; just listened to them for an hour or so today -

and I agree with your take that the 7520's are better sounding headphones

I wrote a brief comparison of the two about a month ago, I think it's in this

thread.  To my ears, the Sony's are more detailed, and better

in other ways as well.  But more expensive.

 

I've not heard a closed headphone as good as the HP50's at their

price point, though, and that includes a whole bunch including the Sony 1R's,

Senn Momentum's - there's a list in my Profile.

 

In fact, I'll likely be putting up the HP50's for sale very soon and checking

out the Focal Spirit Pro's.

I will be interested to hear a comparison of the bass between the Spirit Pro and 7520. Spirit Pro has low distortion in the bass region all the way down to 20Hz whereas the Z1000 measurements show a huge amount of distortion.

post #1077 of 2340

Can someone tell me if these measurements for the 7510 are what they hear with the 7520.

post #1078 of 2340
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Finally a frequency response chart of the 7520! Thanks for the info. So this proves what I heard when I compared the Z1000 and 7520, 7520 has much more low-end than the Z1000, but otherwise the sound is fairly similar.





Did you also notice Z1000 being brighter when you had both, as graph indicates?



 


Here's a FR graph of the 7520 you can compare to the 7510. Blue line is 7520, red line is Z1000. Also, on page 27 StudioSound says the following:

The 7520's pads are much higher quality than the 7510's. It may be possible to swap the pads over between them.

The 7520 uses a magnesium construction, the 7510 are plastic.

The drivers are completely different in both. The 7520 uses an LCP diaphragm, the 7510 uses PET.



They may look similar, but the headphones are very different from one another.
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post

 

Finally a frequency response chart of the 7520! Thanks for the info. So this proves what I heard when I compared the Z1000 and 7520, 7520 has much more low-end than the Z1000, but otherwise the sound is fairly similar.

 

Did you also notice Z1000 being brighter when you had both, as graph indicates?

 

 


Here's a FR graph of the 7520 you can compare to the 7510. Blue line is 7520, red line is Z1000. Also, on page 27 StudioSound says the following:

The 7520's pads are much higher quality than the 7510's. It may be possible to swap the pads over between them.

The 7520 uses a magnesium construction, the 7510 are plastic.

The drivers are completely different in both. The 7520 uses an LCP diaphragm, the 7510 uses PET.



They may look similar, but the headphones are very different from one another.

 

 

I'm sceptical of that graph. Here is Tyll's measurements for the MDR-Z1000. You can see a valley between 2Khz and 8Khz that isn't in your image. The frequency response graph for the MDR-7510 at Golden Ears shows a similar valley between 2Khz and 8Khz. I expect the Z1000 to have been tuned differently but the design should still be similar to the 7520.

 

Do you have a source stating that the 7520 uses an LCP diaphragm and the 7510 doesn't because those graphs that I linked to show similar characteristics. I think it is more likely Z1000 and 7520 use the best performing drivers and the 7510 and Z700 use the lower quality ones from a batch.

 

 


Edited by AUserName501 - 3/2/14 at 6:46am
post #1080 of 2340
Sure, I stated my source above: StudioSound smily_headphones1.gif
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