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post #136 of 1776
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I'm trying this right now and it's definitely adding more space for my ears to breathe. But the clamping pressure has also increased a bit. But I'll give it a closer listen and compare back and forth between using cotton balls as padding, and without :) Not noticing a big sound difference right away though.

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 :)


Edited by starfly - 11/12/13 at 11:35am
post #137 of 1776
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And the Shure SRH1540 will probably arrive Thursday, so I'll do some testing over the weekend :)

 

Really looking forward to this!

post #138 of 1776
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Really looking forward to this!


Well, I got e-mailed today that I'll probably receive them in week 52, so that's end of December. So it'll be a while before I can do any sort of comparison with the 7520. Not that it's torture to have to listen to the 7520 though ;) But I might also just end up cancelling that order altogether and just be happy with the 7520 :)


Edited by starfly - 11/14/13 at 12:28pm
post #139 of 1776
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Well, I got e-mailed today that I'll probably receive them in week 52, so that's end of December. So it'll be a while before I can do any sort of comparison with the 7520. Not that it's torture to have to listen to the 7520 though ;) But I might also just end up cancelling that order altogether and just be happy with the 7520 :)

maybe you can compare it to the other hidden gem the Yamaha HPH-MT220.

 

just saying...

post #140 of 1776
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Really looking forward to this!

Me too, despite the fact that this can is rare in  europe

post #141 of 1776
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Originally Posted by Pier Paolo View Post
 

Me too, despite the fact that this can is rare in  europe

Sorry to disappoint guys, but I canceled the order of the 1540. It would take too long for it to arrive here, which means that I would no longer be able to return the 7520 if I decided to keep the 1540 instead (I only need 1 headphone and am not planning on becoming a collector of headphones like some people here :)).

 

So unless the 1540 pops up somewhere else within the return window of the 7520 (have a 60 day return policy on that headphone), no comparing will happen :)

post #142 of 1776
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Originally Posted by john57 View Post

If you read the comments made by Tyll Hertsens on the Sony MDR-1R I was given the impression that the MDR-!R is prone to overloading at high listening levels the mid-bass and the forward upper-mids became overpowering. Looking at the specs for the Sony MDR-1R it has Driver Unit size of 40 mm,  a Sensitivity of  105 dB/mW and a power Handling Capacity of 1500 mW



My MDR-7520 has a driver size of 50.0mm, a sensitivity of 108dB and a power Handling Capacity of 4,000mW. That is quite a difference and the MDR-7520 has extremely large dynamic power range. In my book that usually means lower distortion and good transit peak response. I believe that may be part of the reason that the MDR-7520 has great clarity and easy to pick out the parts in complex music.
This explains how I was able to make the Sony 1r driver pop from its socket(!), yet without any permanent damage as I lowered it immediately.
I was testing bass levels with an O2 amp and comparing it against my other portables at the time (an Audio tech ws99 and a JVC s500 )..
This was the only headphone I ever owned that did this.
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Originally Posted by third_eye View Post

Well, I just thickened the pads with cotton balls ....
it sounds pushed the bass into "boomy" territory...
Try foam(!)
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... IMO the 7520 besting the 1R in every way. Or to put it differently, the 1R doesn't even come close smily_headphones1.gif
I can totally believe this..

I am also looking at the Sony mdr cd900st and hoping to decide between these two so reading the threads..
Any comparisons on both?
post #143 of 1776
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Try foam(!)
 

What kind of foam would you recommend? Styrofoam? :D (just kidding)

 

Ideally I would find a big piece of foam that I could cut out in a ring shape and stuff it inside the earcup.

post #144 of 1776

About to pull the trigger on those, is B&H Photo the best priced option?

 

BTW, on earpads problem, accidentally hit this Japanese blog doing image search for 7520

 

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/macmach1/e/3cc20b4bef196c09a4cacb44f94e9924

Z1000 with Shure HPAEC840 on the right cup. Looks like a solution, no?

 

 

EDIT: after going through translated version it sounds that author wasn't very happy with the sound. Can anyone speaking Japanese confirm?


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 11/19/13 at 12:28pm
post #145 of 1776
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

About to pull the trigger on those, is B&H Photo the best priced option?

 

BTW, on earpads problem, accidentally hit this Japanese blog doing image search for 7520

 

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/macmach1/e/3cc20b4bef196c09a4cacb44f94e9924

Z1000 with Shure HPAEC840 on the right cup. Looks like a solution, no?

 

 

EDIT: after going through translated version it sounds that author wasn't very happy with the sound. Can anyone speaking Japanese confirm?

Hmmm, interesting, those Shure pads on the 7520. I wonder how those will sound with the 7520. I see they sell those around here for € 15, so I ordered me a pair. Will let you guys know how it sounds.

post #146 of 1776

I noticed that on Amazon just about every replacement pad for the Shure headphones is available and some are cheap like the ones for Shure SRH240.

post #147 of 1776
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

About to pull the trigger on those, is B&H Photo the best priced option?

BTW, on earpads problem, accidentally hit this Japanese blog doing image search for 7520

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/macmach1/e/3cc20b4bef196c09a4cacb44f94e9924
Z1000 with Shure HPAEC840 on the right cup. Looks like a solution, no?




EDIT: after going through translated version it sounds that author wasn't very happy with the sound. Can anyone speaking Japanese confirm?


It might give a more bass-heavy sound, and that would not be good atleast not to me.
Edited by Jonathnnn - 11/19/13 at 3:01pm
post #148 of 1776

Htat what I have been hearing in general. The thicker the pads more bass?

post #149 of 1776

So far I've narrowed it down to:

- Sony MDR-7520

- B&W P7

- AKG K550

 

Has anyone experienced with all three, is there anything else I am missing?

post #150 of 1776
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