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post #1231 of 1611
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So apparently Spotify streams at a maximum bitrate of 320 kb/s on mobile. Is this good, and, namely, is it good enough that the 7520s won't make it sound awful?

 

320kbps is audibly the same as FLAC.

 

 

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I hate the 45 degree angle plug. I already have a cheap cable anyway, I don't need to spend more money on another one.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LTEUDO/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

If you have a cable already then that is fine. Doesn't need to be anything expensive.

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All I can say is give them a really good burn in (150-200hrs), and then give them a good listen allowing your self time to adjust to the sound. The bass improves a lot becoming much tighter and cleaner and then the whole spectrum seems to fall into place. I find them to be very fast, accurate and detailed (and at times sibilant if it's present on the recording) but at the same time dark and musical. A very unusual combination.
You are correct.

I burned mine for 3weeks but I think it was done after the second week..

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7520s or NAD HP50s (or B&W P7s...or anything else that possibly fits my needs)?
The Nads are nice, BUT they simply cannot reach the level of the Sony...

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Great, that's good news.



http://www.ghentaudio.com/part/d11.html
I just ordered some cables from them as they have impressive price for same materials like other high end companies..

 


Was shipping reasonable?
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All I can say is give them a really good burn in (150-200hrs), and then give them a good listen allowing your self time to adjust to the sound. The bass improves a lot becoming much tighter and cleaner and then the whole spectrum seems to fall into place. I find them to be very fast, accurate and detailed (and at times sibilant if it's present on the recording) but at the same time dark and musical. A very unusual combination.
You are correct.

I burned mine for 3weeks but I think it was done after the second week..
 
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Originally Posted by typhoon838 View Post

7520s or NAD HP50s (or B&W P7s...or anything else that possibly fits my needs)?
The Nads are nice, BUT they simply cannot reach the level of the Sony...
 
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Originally Posted by campj View Post



Great, that's good news.



http://www.ghentaudio.com/part/d11.html
I just ordered some cables from them as they have impressive price for same materials like other high end companies..

 


Was shipping reasonable?

 

 

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   Free Shipping: Registered postal air parcel with tracking number, normally 2-3 weeks
post #1234 of 1611
Might be a stupid question, but how do these compare to the NVX Audio XPT100? They're much cheaper, so are these Sonys in a totally different class?

And on that note, everywhere I look, the words "professional" and "monitoring" and "studio use" are thrown at me. I'm not using these headphones for any of that. I just want a very comfortable portable set of headphones that sound amazing for listening to music and *maybe* gaming. Am I going overkill, or do these fit my needs perfectly like everyone has said?

Finally, a small point - how are these when you wear them around your neck? Are they especially uncomfortable or anything?

Thank you all for dealing with my persistent indeciciveness. $380 is a lot of money -.-
post #1235 of 1611
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Might be a stupid question, but how do these compare to the NVX Audio XPT100? They're much cheaper, so are these Sonys in a totally different class?

And on that note, everywhere I look, the words "professional" and "monitoring" and "studio use" are thrown at me. I'm not using these headphones for any of that. I just want a very comfortable portable set of headphones that sound amazing for listening to music and *maybe* gaming. Am I going overkill, or do these fit my needs perfectly like everyone has said?

Finally, a small point - how are these when you wear them around your neck? Are they especially uncomfortable or anything?

Thank you all for dealing with my persistent indeciciveness. $380 is a lot of money -.-

7520 are much more detailed. I think bass is about the same but the 7520 has a bit more impact. 7520 have much better imaging in binaural audio and video games. Clarity and clear positional cues is most important for video games.

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Might be a stupid question, but how do these compare to the NVX Audio XPT100? They're much cheaper, so are these Sonys in a totally different class?

And on that note, everywhere I look, the words "professional" and "monitoring" and "studio use" are thrown at me. I'm not using these headphones for any of that. I just want a very comfortable portable set of headphones that sound amazing for listening to music and *maybe* gaming. Am I going overkill, or do these fit my needs perfectly like everyone has said?

Finally, a small point - how are these when you wear them around your neck? Are they especially uncomfortable or anything?

Thank you all for dealing with my persistent indeciciveness. $380 is a lot of money -.-

Not so great even if you take the cups down completely they are still close enough to make contact with your chin.

Unless you inverse them then it is ok.

By saying inverse them I mean that the left cup will be under your right ear instead of your left and the right cup will be under your right ear.

That's due to the "angled" cups.

post #1237 of 1611

Hey guys, I'm looking for MDR-7520. Let me know if one of you is interested in trading your 7520 with Mad Dog 3.2 alpha pads.

 

Here is my ad in classified: http://www.head-fi.org/t/711125/mad-dog-3-2-with-alpha-pad-eu

post #1238 of 1611

The only complaint I still have with this headphone is the creakiness when I move my head around while wearing them, or when moving my jaw (for instance, while chewing on something). It's not anything that lubrication can fix. I think it's just a design flaw. It annoys me everytime I put them on. Otherwise, the SQ is still fantastic.

 

And for you guys wanting a bit more padding and space between your ear and the drivers, buy the Shure SRH840 pads and install those on the 7520. They'll fit. I've been using them for months now and the comfort is much better. It only very slightly adjusts the sound signature (emphasizes the bass ever so slightly).


Edited by starfly - 3/23/14 at 7:16am
post #1239 of 1611

I don't get any creakiness at all, even if I try. Can you return them and try a new pair? Maybe it's a defect with certain batches of them?

post #1240 of 1611
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I don't get any creakiness at all, even if I try. Can you return them and try a new pair? Maybe it's a defect with certain batches of them?

I also do not get any creakiness on my 7520 but my Shure 940 creaks like crazy and I have a narrow head

post #1241 of 1611

I get the creeky-ness on mine also.  I ordered the shure pads and also the 1/8" neoprene sheeting to play with cutting spacers for the original pads.  Should have enough for a dozen or so pair if all works out.  Might try some light teflon lubricant for my phones.

post #1242 of 1611
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I get the creeky-ness on mine also.  I ordered the shure pads and also the 1/8" neoprene sheeting to play with cutting spacers for the original pads.  Should have enough for a dozen or so pair if all works out.  Might try some light teflon lubricant for my phones.

ptfe works great.  Someone here mentioned using aluminum foil to catch the spray and then use as a funnel let it trickle into the pivot joint.  Worked great for me.

post #1243 of 1611
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ptfe works great.  Someone here mentioned using aluminum foil to catch the spray and then use as a funnel let it trickle into the pivot joint.  Worked great for me.

I tried silicon spray and lithium grease, but didn't work. Also, the creaking isn't caused at the hinges inside of the earcups, but at the hinge that connects the headband to the earcups. And lubrication won't fix that, there is just too much give there, which causes the creaking. Anytime I move my head I hear the creaking. So it's a bit annoying. Haven't found a way to fix it yet. If I ever find a solution I'll post some pics :)

post #1244 of 1611

@starfly If I am not mistaken you had the B&W P7 before the Sony?

Why did you move on from the P7?

What are you thoughts P7 vs 7520?

post #1245 of 1611
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@starfly If I am not mistaken you had the B&W P7 before the Sony?

Why did you move on from the P7?

What are you thoughts P7 vs 7520?

 

 

One think I could say about the P7 is on both occasion I tried them on demo I found them uncomfortable after 5 minutes. The sound was ok but could not stand the pressure point.

 

BTW: I love your avatar picture. I'm assuming your are French like me :wink:.

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