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post #181 of 2340
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Interesting, does that mean that it's not very suitable for use in unamped portable setup.

Have ordered mine a couple of days ago, btw, will compare to Mad Dog 3.2 and MDR-1R.

Yes! I need to hear your comparison w/ the Mad Dog. 

post #182 of 2340
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Same blog I posted before mentions MDR-ZX700 at the end

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http://blog.goo.ne.jp/macmach1/e/3cc20b4bef196c09a4cacb44f94e9924&authuser=0

 

At least based on google pictures they seem to have puffier pads, could be wrong

 

Z1000 vs ZX700

 

 

Maybe, but so far I haven't been able to found any place that sells MX700 replacement pads. They do look slightly puffier, but sometimes pictures can also be deceiving.

They mentioned in that japanese blog, but it's hard to be sure based on google translation.

post #183 of 2340
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.....and did not have the slight muddiness in the bottom that I heard in the 7520.

 

It would interesting to know what amp/dac you used when hearing the 7520 as muddy.

 

I am typically using my 7520 on three different amps:

 

1. Internal laptop soundcard

2. Benchmark DAC1

3. TC electronic BMC-2

 

1 is muddy as hell, flat, lifeless and veiled.

2 and 3 are amazing in every aspect. Not muddy.


Interesting, does that mean that it's not very suitable for use in unamped portable setup.

Have ordered mine a couple of days ago, btw, will compare to Mad Dog 3.2 and MDR-1R.

 

Forget it, seems like they are puffier but squash like pancake, but people replace them with shure 940 velour pads, that's something interesting as I never enjoyed leather pads for long listening sessions.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/635672/replacement-earpads-for-sony-mdrzx700

post #184 of 2340
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Interesting, does that mean that it's not very suitable for use in unamped portable setup.

 

It means that the Sony 7520 reveals without mercy how bad the onboard audio on the laptop really is.

post #185 of 2340
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Starfly, besides soundstage, how would you say these compare to the p7?

post #186 of 2340
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Starfly, besides soundstage, how would you say these compare to the p7?


The short version: P7 more bass. The quality is perhaps similar, but the P7 certainly has more bass. That's the most obvious difference. Otherwise, it's been too long ago since I last heard the P7 so I'm not sure how the mids and highs compare.

post #187 of 2340

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ehh nevermind really I am just wondering if the p7 is in the same class thats all.

 

thanks nonetheless


Edited by grizzlybeast - 11/22/13 at 6:50pm
post #188 of 2340

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Interesting, does that mean that it's not very suitable for use in unamped portable setup.

Have ordered mine a couple of days ago, btw, will compare to Mad Dog 3.2 and MDR-1R.

 

I think it's just that laptops or computers in general normally have terrible headphone outputs built in, though Apple seems to at least pay some attention to that.

 

I'm very interested in replacing the pads on my 7520 if anyone finds genuine leather ones that work. I like the comfort of the stock ones, but prefer leather. Would those "Alpha Pads" that someone else mentioned fit?

Also wondering if anyone has found a short locking cable (like the Z1000 came with) or if not, what the best replacement cable is with a 3 button iPhone remote.

post #189 of 2340

Man I feel sorry for you guys with the comfort issues. I love the pads on the 7520 and have zero issues. Nice and soft and I can wear them all day and probably to sleep with them.

 

As for that cable. Don't bother trying to buy the Z1000 cable. Just buy a v-moda audio cable. Black. It works perfectly and sounds better than stock (if you believe in that sort of nonsense.)

post #190 of 2340
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Man I feel sorry for you guys with the comfort issues. I love the pads on the 7520 and have zero issues. Nice and soft and I can wear them all day and probably to sleep with them.

 

As for that cable. Don't bother trying to buy the Z1000 cable. Just buy a v-moda audio cable. Black. It works perfectly and sounds better than stock (if you believe in that sort of nonsense.)

 

I don't really have any comfort issues - I do wear them all day, I just prefer genuine leather.

I haven't been able to find the V-Moda cables for sale where I live (even online) and they don't seem to sell a 3-button remote any more.

post #191 of 2340

I've had the 7520's pretty much since their release.

I thought and still think that they are just flat out

terrific closed headphones.  Nothing I've heard at

or near the price even comes close.

post #192 of 2340
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I've had the 7520's pretty much since their release.

I thought and still think that they are just flat out

terrific closed headphones.  Nothing I've heard at

or near the price even comes close.


You guys are just making my waiting for their arrival even more agonizing. :(

post #193 of 2340

I'm looking for hard cases for the Sony MDR-7520 with a confirmed fit. Anyone?

 

Similar headphone shape:

- Sony MDR-7510

- Sony Z1000

- Sony ZX700

- Sony DR-ZX701IP

 

I have seen this one by V-Moda suggested but no confirmation if it actually fits:

V-Moda Crossfade LP Exoskeleton Hard Case


Edited by jackson1 - 11/23/13 at 4:23am
post #194 of 2340
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I'm looking for hard cases for the Sony MDR-7520 with a confirmed fit. Anyone?

If you're in the US, Sony make one and you can get it from B&H. I have not been able to find it for sale anywhere outside the US unfortunately.

post #195 of 2340

Thank you, StudioSound. I forgot to check B&H, my fault. I'm in Europe, so bad news on the availability.

 

Looking at that original Sony 7500 hard case, it seems to me that the pads will be flat spotted sooner when stored in the case, as opposed to not using the case. Here is an enhanced picture so we can see what going on inside:

 


Edited by jackson1 - 11/23/13 at 6:20am
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