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post #1171 of 2343
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

Do some bass tests and listen to some more tracks. The 7520 cant be touched in bass detail. Not even by the pro. Ever since I had the 7520 ;) I used the same tracks to test every headphone since and not one of them touched it. 

 

What the pro has to me over the 7520 is just about everything else IMO except maybe treble resolution but the pro is less dark or just about the same. Especially timbres which are much more natural and true to nature on the pro. Details are in the same ball park. The 7520 is very much more boxed in by comparison and handles busy music better. If I could have the bass and fit of the 7520 and along with everything else of the pro I would seriously not look for one more portable EVER.


But the Yamaha touched it. Right ?

post #1172 of 2343
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But the Yamaha touched it. Right ?

bass quantity yes, resolution/detail nope. Actually the pro beats the yamaha there as well. The yamaha bass is adequately tight and satisfying but not bass head levels. When I tested it out on songs that were made to be all about the bass then the yamaha compared very well against bass head cans but on non bass heavy songs it didnt still sound bass heavy. The yamaha has more impact than both there. Overall I still like the 7520 bass the best when just listening to the bass. The difference in qty is not that big. It has a little midbass hump next to the mids(7520). But I prefer the yamaha overall just because I feel the bass more and in the mix it is more open with less midbass hump.

 

The 7520 has a little more resolution overall though. My preference of the yamaha is purely subjective. I would have picked the 7520 over it when I had both had it not been for the soundstage of the 7520. Unless you sit and try and pick between headphones then it wont be a huge issue for most. I was nitpicking.


Edited by grizzlybeast - 3/13/14 at 10:22pm
post #1173 of 2343
I just managed to listen to the 7520s yesterday and giving them burn in now. They sound open for meforn a closed-back phone, they remind me of the Ex1000 and mdr-r10 .... The separation is very good and the bass is very detailed. I used complete sony setup on them lol and hm901 w/ balanced card. I hope the sibilance goes away after a matter of time burn in. I think i prefer them over alpha dogs. I just came in 2 days after listening to the mighty Orpheus. Lol.
post #1174 of 2343
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What is the meaning of V shape and U shape ? I don't listen to music outside home !

V shape - mids are recessed (pulled back). Bass and highs are more forward than mids. ex. JVC fx700
U shape - mids are slightly pulled back
post #1175 of 2343
V shape u shape used interchangeably
post #1176 of 2343
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

 If I could have the bass and fit of the 7520 and along with everything else of the pro I would seriously not look for one more portable EVER.

 

I agree...except I even preferred the bass of the Pro! The Pro with the fit of the 7520: I'd be in love! 

 

Tell me, anyone out there, if they find what I'm looking for! 

post #1177 of 2343

I think the Pro has better detailed bass that helps the tonality. However, comfort is bad with the Pro and the treble is reduced far too much.

post #1178 of 2343
Pro bass is more controlled not more detailed. The midbass hump of the 7520 does make it less balanced
post #1179 of 2343
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

Pro bass is more controlled not more detailed. The midbass hump of the 7520 does make it less balanced

 

Agreed. The detail of the 7520 is stupendous. The midbass hump is unforgivable. (Of course, that last part is highly subjective!) 

post #1180 of 2343

The imaging is much clearer than Spirit Professional and the sharpness to the image has a lot of similarities to the HD800. I'm wondering if this is because of the angle of driver and just how detailed they are. The Spirit Pro has some 'fuzziness' to the image where you can get a general direction but it isn't as clear as the 7520.

 

This binaural video is a great example and it sounds very real with the 7520. The only other headphone that I have experienced this level of realness in binaural audio is with the HD800. I wish the 7520 has the detail in the bass of the Spirit Pro and I would prefer the 9Khz peak to be little less obvious on violins but I still really enjoy listening to these headphones.


Edited by AUserName501 - 3/14/14 at 12:15pm
post #1181 of 2343
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Originally Posted by Dreyka View Post
 

The imaging is much clearer than Spirit Professional. This binaural video is a great example. I wish the 7520 has the detail in the bass of the Spirit Pro and I would prefer the 9Khz peak to be little less obvious on violins but I still really enjoy listening to these headphones.

 

I'd still have the pro if it weren't for how it squished down on my glasses. I could handle the clamp but not the pinching of the arms of my glasses. That being said...I've tried twice now to buy a used pair. I never learn my lessons. 

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I'd still have the pro if it weren't for how it squished down on my glasses. I could handle the clamp but not the pinching of the arms of my glasses. That being said...I've tried twice now to buy a used pair. I never learn my lessons. 

 

The comfort is the major problem with the Spirit Pro.

 

I wish more companies would angle their drivers like the HD800 because I really do think it makes a difference and I wonder why they don't.

post #1183 of 2343
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Originally Posted by Ikarios View Post
 

Does anyone find the lower mids a little sucked out? I received my pair sometime this week and I'm not liking how the Sonys represents male baritone voices. The song in particular where I find it a bit of an issue is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmy61wRBbLY

 

It could also be the midbass overshadowing the mids a little bit, but I didn't see the mids as a major complaint point of the 7520 so just wanted to make sure I was on point here.

You are right about the lower mids less dominant in the mid range of the Sony, it is less dominant than the upper mids but not by much.

Overall the midrange on the Sonys isn't forward neither recessed, if it had more midbass to upper bass emphasis the lower tones on vocal would have even more authority.

 

I think your perception about this lacking in vocal authority is a combination of a few thing:

When listening in a normal room on speakers the resonance of the room itself ads to the lower mids of the sound making it sounding more "throaty",

also a lot of headphones have this compensation (mid bass hump /lower mids elevation).

Those two things make you think you are not hearing voices as they should be when in fact that is how they sound. 

 

I agree with you, a tiny bit more lower mids could have made them sound more "natural", but in the end its really not that obvious.

 

IMO the treble part of this headphone is the more "problematic" if I could say, not that there is a problem but it should have been more refined.

I suspect a dip in the 7-8khz region succeeded by a peek at 9kh and another dip in 11-12kh resulting in a less airy sound, leading to a more congested soundstage perception on certain tracks

though it's really dependent on the listening volume.


Edited by ForceMajeure - 3/14/14 at 5:39pm
post #1184 of 2343
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

bass quantity yes, resolution/detail nope. Actually the pro beats the yamaha there as well. The yamaha bass is adequately tight and satisfying but not bass head levels. When I tested it out on songs that were made to be all about the bass then the yamaha compared very well against bass head cans but on non bass heavy songs it didnt still sound bass heavy. The yamaha has more impact than both there. Overall I still like the 7520 bass the best when just listening to the bass. The difference in qty is not that big. It has a little midbass hump next to the mids(7520). But I prefer the yamaha overall just because I feel the bass more and in the mix it is more open with less midbass hump.

 

The 7520 has a little more resolution overall though. My preference of the yamaha is purely subjective. I would have picked the 7520 over it when I had both had it not been for the soundstage of the 7520. Unless you sit and try and pick between headphones then it wont be a huge issue for most. I was nitpicking.


And you prefer both over Hifiman HE-400?

post #1185 of 2343
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And you prefer both over Hifiman HE-400?

that is preference a lone. without knowing what is someones genre preference, sibilance tolerance, bass or midrange desires its hard to say one is better. They all have their strengths and weaknesses. I would say that in a lot of ways I do prefer them over it but make the he400 just a smidge smoother/easier on my ears, and give it some mids and I wouldnt even look at these if forced to choose. 

 

Some flaws are like fatal flaws. The more you are here the more fatal the flaw becomes and the bigger the spec.

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