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post #1246 of 1631
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post
 

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 :)

oh, mine hasn't started creaking at that joint yet, just the pivot inside the cups.

post #1247 of 1631

I was born there but left at the age of 14, since then I am wandering around the world ...very complicated story ;)

post #1248 of 1631
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Originally Posted by ForceMajeure View Post
 

@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?

I moved on from the P7 because of comfort. The 7520 I can wear for hours, the P7 I couldn't. It's really been too long ago since I listened to the P7 though, so can't say anything sensible about it vs. the P7. If you read my reviews you might get an impression.

 

I do remember P7 having more soundstage and a better sense of a 3D space (very good imaging, better than the 7520). The bass on the 7520 is of a higher quality, very tight (= fast decay).

post #1249 of 1631

Got it, thanks.

I read your review not so long ago and got myself the Anne Akiko Meyers Bach album thanks a lot :D.


Edited by ForceMajeure - 3/23/14 at 6:54pm
post #1250 of 1631
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Originally Posted by ForceMajeure View Post
 

Got it, thanks.

I read your review not so long ago and got myself the Anne Akiko Meyers Bach album thanks a lot :D.

Haha, sure :) Enjoy the album, it's a good performance and recording of 'Air' by Bach.

post #1251 of 1631
So I just got my pair today in the mail.

I didn't get to listen to them for very long, but I must say I'm thoroughly disappointed. A pair of $40 Bluetooth headphones that I've been using frequently sounds better to my ears. I don't notice any extra "clarity" with the Sonys (maybe I just don't know what I'm looking for), and they definitely don't sound aggressive enough for my tastes. Bass felt weak too...I just wasn't wowed.

Again, I'm listening using a Galaxy Note 3, no amp, at 320 kb/s.

What could be the reason I don't like them? Well, here's what I think. Maybe it's that they're just not burned in. If you think this is it, what should I use to burn them in and for how long? Maybe, since I'm used to Bluetooth headphones, they have a built in "amping" effect that I'm used to (since they're powered by an internal battery that might be giving them more juice than my phone supplies a wired set? That's just a theory but it makes sense. If that's it, maybe purchasing a cheap portable amp would be in my best interest. Any suggestions? Finally, it might just be that they're too analytical and I'm looking for something more colored. I was told that these would be perfect for my needs, so I don't think that's it, but it might be.
post #1252 of 1631

Yeah I think your last maybe is the answer.  They will burn in and change signature along the way but my guess is you are looking for something more colored.

post #1253 of 1631
It might be helpful to post an idea of what you're looking for, and what sort of music you listen to.
Not having enough "Clarity" and wanting something more "Aggressive" sounds like you want a V-shaped headphone response. (lots of treble and bass emphasis)
Perhaps you're used to the "roughness" of compressed audio via bluetooth and lots of distortion from a cheap pair of headphones?
post #1254 of 1631

I hope mine don't start creaking. It's amazing how a company that puts so much into audio design can have something like mechanical creaks sneak up on them. Not just Sony, but some other headphones seem to have those kinds of problems, too, from what I've read.

 

And Typhoon, maybe just give them time. Not only to burn in but for your ears to adjust. I've found it's good to remain open to the different ways that something can sound "good." Sometimes, if you're just used to one kind of sound, like the other poster said, you hear something that's different as "bad" at first. These are good headphones, so relax and give them a shot. Maybe start off at lower volumes, too, for an extra challenge!


Edited by Darner - 3/26/14 at 5:53am
post #1255 of 1631
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Originally Posted by Darner View Post

I hope mine don't start creaking. It's amazing how a company that puts so much into audio design can have something like mechanical creaks sneak up on them. Not just Sony, but some other headphones seem to have those kinds of problems, too, from what I've read.



 



And Typhoon, maybe just give them time. Not only to burn in but for your ears to adjust. I've found it's good to remain open to the different ways that something can sound "good." Sometimes, if you're just used to one kind of sound, like the other poster said, you hear something that's different as "bad" at first. These are good headphones, so relax and give them a shot. Maybe start off at lower volumes, too, for an extra challenge!


 



My AKG K712 sound awesome, but the joints between the cups creak like crazy. It's terribly annoying. So yeah, Sony isn't the only one.
post #1256 of 1631
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Originally Posted by typhoon838 View Post

So I just got my pair today in the mail.

I didn't get to listen to them for very long, but I must say I'm thoroughly disappointed. A pair of $40 Bluetooth headphones that I've been using frequently sounds better to my ears. I don't notice any extra "clarity" with the Sonys (maybe I just don't know what I'm looking for), and they definitely don't sound aggressive enough for my tastes. Bass felt weak too...I just wasn't wowed.

Again, I'm listening using a Galaxy Note 3, no amp, at 320 kb/s.

What could be the reason I don't like them? Well, here's what I think. Maybe it's that they're just not burned in. If you think this is it, what should I use to burn them in and for how long? Maybe, since I'm used to Bluetooth headphones, they have a built in "amping" effect that I'm used to (since they're powered by an internal battery that might be giving them more juice than my phone supplies a wired set? That's just a theory but it makes sense. If that's it, maybe purchasing a cheap portable amp would be in my best interest. Any suggestions? Finally, it might just be that they're too analytical and I'm looking for something more colored. I was told that these would be perfect for my needs, so I don't think that's it, but it might be.

 

I think the 7520's are so different from what you're used to that it's nearly impossible for you to asses them objectively. Give them time as others have suggested, and allow yourself the opportunity to adjust. Here's a suggestion; listen to them exclusively for two weeks and then go back to your old setup. It won't be nice at first, but I bet that when you go back to your old stuff after two weeks you will think it sounds rubbish! Two weeks - no cheating! ;)

post #1257 of 1631
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Originally Posted by Darner View PostMaybe start off at lower volumes, too, for an extra challenge!

 

That's also a good idea!

post #1258 of 1631
Why lower volumes?
post #1259 of 1631

Because everything generally sounds 'better' if it's louder, so listening at a lower volume will be an even greater challenge! :)

post #1260 of 1631
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Originally Posted by StudioSound View Post

It might be helpful to post an idea of what you're looking for, and what sort of music you listen to.
Not having enough "Clarity" and wanting something more "Aggressive" sounds like you want a V-shaped headphone response. (lots of treble and bass emphasis)
Perhaps you're used to the "roughness" of compressed audio via bluetooth and lots of distortion from a cheap pair of headphones?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Darner View Post

 

 

And Typhoon, maybe just give them time. Not only to burn in but for your ears to adjust. I've found it's good to remain open to the different ways that something can sound "good." Sometimes, if you're just used to one kind of sound, like the other poster said, you hear something that's different as "bad" at first. These are good headphones, so relax and give them a shot. Maybe start off at lower volumes, too, for an extra challenge!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Mike F View Post
 

 

I think the 7520's are so different from what you're used to that it's nearly impossible for you to asses them objectively. Give them time as others have suggested, and allow yourself the opportunity to adjust. Here's a suggestion; listen to them exclusively for two weeks and then go back to your old setup. It won't be nice at first, but I bet that when you go back to your old stuff after two weeks you will think it sounds rubbish! Two weeks - no cheating! ;)

 

That's the thing - I'm not really sure what I'm looking for, except to be "wowed". I guess, after my initial impressions on the 7520s, what I'm looking for is a pair of headphones that has more bass impact (and sounds less...ugh...what's the word...passive?). I was also hoping to get more instrument/frequency separation than what I'm used to - although the 7520s are better than anything I've used, they're not as much better as I wanted them to be. Prominent, *powerful* mids and bass are what I feel would contribute best to the type of aggressive music I like. I want to be able to feel the music, I want it to pump me up and excite me. This is a smaller issue...but when I think about it, it really isn't. These aren't exactly as portable as I would have hoped. Something I could either wear around my neck (by having its earcups swivel and lie flat or by having the headband extend an obscene amount so that the cups hang lower around the neck, probably in combination with smaller cups) would be really nice, as well as the ability to fold it somehow, but that's not as necessary. I guess studio monitor headphones really aren't what I need, now that I've put it that way, but I'll keep burning them in and using them before I totally give up on them, as you guys are suggesting. 

 

As requested, here is the kind of music I listen to, that I'm looking to sound more aggressive and exciting.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43uvqHPp-iM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc8nQEoGcZs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql3g1BUVfJs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO1AvvppEdk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpCHsO6cwx8

 

You get the gist :) 

 

Thank you all for your time.

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