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post #1276 of 1668
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How do they compare to AKG K550?
post #1277 of 1668
I do find the 7520 more transparent, separation and tighter low end. K550 is warm for me.
post #1278 of 1668
7520 is definitely an upgrade from K550. There is only 1 complaint which I have for the 7520 and that is sibilance.
post #1279 of 1668
Yeah. That sibilance.
post #1280 of 1668

I wonder, is that the same sibilance that people complain about with the HD800 - the one that's revealed if it's on the recording.................?

post #1281 of 1668
Unfortunately no, and that's why I sent it back
post #1282 of 1668

Quite interesting that there seem to be different impressions on the sound of the 7520.

 

I don't hear any sibilance at all. I find the overall sound signature to be quite warm. Dark, even. The high frequency is there, but the tonality is very pleasant.

 

Some have said the bass is a bit much, but I don't hear this at all either. Most of my use is with my cellphone and computer, and some songs sound quite bass-shy actually.

 

But when I use my 7520 with the Vali the low frequency does get a lot more prominent. In my opinion, what the 7520 is connected to affects the sound considerably. Just as the 7520 reveals the recording quality of the source files, it probably reveals the sonic tendencies of the equipment used.

post #1283 of 1668
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Originally Posted by soullinker20 View Post

Yeah. That sibilance.

 

I heard the sibilance last night....in the lower treble.

post #1284 of 1668
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post
 

Okay, so after some extensive listening and a bit of comparing back and forth, this 'cotton-mod' does add a slight amount of boominess to the bass, which lessens the SQ a bit. So I guess I can confirm what third_eye said. So in spite of the added comfort the cotton-mod provides, I've removed it and will just live with a little bit of pressure on my left ear. Either way, it's not nearly as bad as all the other headphones I've tested so far :) I just don't like what it does to the sound signature.

 

And the Shure SRH1540 will probably arrive Thursday, so I'll do some testing over the weekend :)

could you post a pic of it please :) right now I have the p7 and absolutely love them, but a few days ago I tried the 7520... damn now I want them aswell, maybe when I sell my momentum :)

post #1285 of 1668
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Originally Posted by Juandv9307 View Post
 

could you post a pic of it please :) right now I have the p7 and absolutely love them, but a few days ago I tried the 7520... damn now I want them aswell, maybe when I sell my momentum :)

Post a pic of what exactly?

post #1286 of 1668
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post
 

Post a pic of what exactly?

of your modded earpad 

post #1287 of 1668
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Originally Posted by xanlamin View Post

Unfortunately no, and that's why I sent it back

I can see K550 and HD800 in your profile. If you really found 7520 sibilant comparing to those, something was definitely off with your pair.

post #1288 of 1668
Thks! I really like it very much. I think I will get another pair to try.
post #1289 of 1668
I tried EQing it like you guys told me to and it sounds great! However, the EQ I was using doesn't let you save custom settings and it fails to work a lot. What EQ would you recommend for use on Android?
post #1290 of 1668
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Originally Posted by typhoon838 View Post

I tried EQing it like you guys told me to and it sounds great! However, the EQ I was using doesn't let you save custom settings and it fails to work a lot. What EQ would you recommend for use on Android?

 

"Music Equalizer" lets you save presets. I have saved presets for when I use cans like the MDR-V6 or the Klipsch S4. There are quite a few different EQ apps, so better options may be out there.

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