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post #196 of 1523

I think Slappa Hard Case Pro will fit them just fine.

http://www.slappa.com/HardBody-PRO-Full-Size-Headphone-case?sc=2&category=744


But if you need something more universal fitting more phones I highly recommend HiFiMan case

http://www.head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=118#

The are also available on ebay cheaper w/o hifiman logo.

post #197 of 1523
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post


I got all excited when I saw your post...until I realized it did not contain impressions of your newly arrived 7520!

post #198 of 1523
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 


I got all excited when I saw your post...until I realized it did not contain impressions of your newly arrived 7520!

come on wit the come on....impressions!!!!

...:L3000: 


Edited by grizzlybeast - 11/23/13 at 9:24am
post #199 of 1523

The Slappa case fits the Beyers (T70's, etc) so it should fit the Sony's, however it's not small.

post #200 of 1523

I need to calm down I just got a like new pair for 250 with no scratches or anything... I am super excited:biggrin: i think toooo excited.

post #201 of 1523
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

come on wit the come on....impressions!!!!

this site is 90% about impressions!!! i like it. don't give me none of that burn in stuff either...:L3000:

 

On the subject burn in. I'm pretty relaxed about the effect of burn in of gear and electronics, but with speaker units, I often hear differences. My impression on burning in the Sony 7520, I really do think they changed sound during a 200 hour period. It could be the pads compressing (we know how the pads can influence the sound) or it could be the drivers getting softer in the material.

 

To keep it simple and short: the bass around 90-140 Hz seemed to get less boxy sounding, it got clearer, faster and tighter. The treble at 6-8 KHz got a slight boost. How much of a difference, then? Very subtle and for the better. And it's difficult to really judge, because it happens slowly over time. The special "sound stage" of the phones didn't change. It's like you're sitting in the middle of a bands rehearsal room with guitar speakers and drums pointing directly at you only a few inches away. Not unpleasant this time but very revealing and with huge impact.

 

On a funny note: why don't we ever hear about burn in's that turned out for the worse? Like, my new headphone amp sounded beautiful when I got it, but after 100 hours of use it sounds like crap?  :-)

 

On another note. My initial impressions (first 5 minutes) of the 7520 after buying it, was that it sounded dark. Not boringly dark or lifeless - no, just a significant darker signature compared to so many other headphones I know and have used. Then, after really digging in, I got puzzled because I could hear every single detail in the music despite this. I could hear reverb tails and space without effort. I then realized I could hear even more detail - or should I say - it was a lot easier for me to distinguish and separate the details compared to other headphones.That was nice to realize! I know from my many years as a HiFi enthusiast that a dark sound signature with all the details and space still intact is usually a sign of a true high end sounding product. I think the 7520 is in that department.

 

I mix and master music and for me, where the 7520 really is special, is in the 2 - 3 KHz range. I now have a perfectly clear view into this all important frequency range, like I've never had before. It helps me avoid mid range mixing mistakes, which is so important because the ear is so sensitive around 3 KHz. Overall, the mixes done more or less with 7520 translates very well to speakers and other consumer systems. That's a big plus and hard to come by in my world.


Edited by jackson1 - 11/23/13 at 1:40pm
post #202 of 1523
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post


I got all excited when I saw your post...until I realized it did not contain impressions of your newly arrived 7520!


I don't have them yet, guys. Still en route.

post #203 of 1523
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Originally Posted by jackson1 View Post
 

 

On the subject burn in. I'm pretty relaxed about the effect of burn in of gear and electronics, but with speaker units, I often hear differences. My impression on burning in the Sony 7520, I really do think they changed sound during a 200 hour period. It could be the pads compressing (we know how the pads can influence the sound) or it could be the drivers getting softer in the material.

 

To keep it simple and short: the bass around 90-140 Hz seemed to get less boxy sounding, it got clearer, faster and tighter. The treble at 6-8 KHz got a slight boost. How much of a difference, then? Very subtle and for the better. And it's difficult to really judge, because it happens slowly over time. The special "sound stage" of the phones didn't change. It's like you're sitting in the middle of a bands rehearsal room with guitar speakers and drums pointing directly at you only a few inches away. Not unpleasant this time but very revealing and with huge impact.

 

On a funny note: why don't we ever hear about burn in's that turned out for the worse? Like, my new headphone amp sounded beautiful when I got it, but after 100 hours of use it sounds like crap?  :-)

 

On another note. My initial impressions (first 5 minutes) of the 7520 after buying it, was that it sounded dark. Not boringly dark or lifeless - no, just a significant darker signature compared to so many other headphones I know and have used. Then, after really digging in, I got puzzled because I could hear every single detail in the music despite this. I could hear reverb tails and space without effort. I then realized I could hear even more detail - or should I say - it was a lot easier for me to distinguish and separate the details compared to other headphones.That was nice to realize! I know from my many years as a HiFi enthusiast that a dark sound signature with all the details and space still intact is usually a sign of a true high end sounding product. I think the 7520 is in that department.

 

I mix and master music and for me, where the 7520 really is special, is in the 2 - 3 KHz range. I now have a perfectly clear view into this all important frequency range, like I've never had before. It helps me avoid mid range mixing mistakes, which is so important because the ear is so sensitive around 3 KHz. Overall, the mixes done more or less with 7520 translates very well to speakers and other consumer systems. That a big plus and hard to come by in my world.

that was my initial reasons for being interested in this headphone... For professional use. As an artist I need to tell the engineer what I am hearing in the mix  to give accurate feedback. I would also like it to dual as a portable listening device with the cups large enough to envelope the ears. 

 

I was eager for impressions because I was slightly on the fence. I am now more eager for my own impressions because I  pulled the trigger on a pair and will have the dt990, yamaha hphmt220, and this sony mdr 7520 all here next week. I do wish it was the German Maestro gmp 8.35d instead of the dt990 though. Then I  would have the professional use underdogs or hidden gems of the closed back mid-tier world to compare. I wasn't this excited when getting the lcd2 for some reason. I am less excited about the dt990 as I got it because it was for a really good price. But none the less your impressions do provide comfort and build expectation for these being what I have been looking for in a closed back headphone for professional use. 

 

thanks for the impressions


Edited by grizzlybeast - 11/23/13 at 10:41am
post #204 of 1523

You're welcome. I borrowed the Beyerdynamic DT990 for a month and used them alongside the 7520. They are no match for the 7520 in a mixing situation. They are sweet, forgiving, soft, slow, slightly scooped, bright, compressed even. A very comfortable HiFi phone with a pleasing sound. Not good for mixing.

post #205 of 1523
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

I think Slappa Hard Case Pro will fit them just fine.

But if you need something more universal fitting more phones I highly recommend HiFiMan case

 

Thank you, Andrew!

post #206 of 1523
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Originally Posted by jackson1 View Post
 

You're welcome. I borrowed the Beyerdynamic DT990 for a month and used them alongside the 7520. They are no match for the 7520 in a mixing situation. They are sweet, forgiving, soft, slow, slightly scooped, bright, compressed even. A very comfortable HiFi phone with a pleasing sound. Not good for mixing.

I figured that... I heard them before when I hated beyer for the COP and thought "whoah these sound leagues more fun than the COP but for the studio????"

 

I will probably end up getting a german maestro again later to compare the three


Edited by grizzlybeast - 11/23/13 at 11:11am
post #207 of 1523
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Originally Posted by jackson1 View Post
 

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


DO NOT BUY THIS CASE. For your 7520 will not fit. I did that and returned the case to V-moda. :p Now the cable is a winner for the 7520. I have the black one without mic and it's perfect.

 

Slappa case fits with room to spare, but man that case is huge. I can probably fit my Hifiman and Audez'e into it. It's that big.

 

As for burn-in. Yeah there is burn-in for the 7520 in my opinion. It does clean up some of the intial messiness with it.


Edited by M-13 - 11/23/13 at 12:25pm
post #208 of 1523

With all this talk about burn in, maybe I should open up my second pair and do a comparison. I have one which has probably had at least 6 hours use a day for more than a year, and a backup pair I bought when it looked like they may no longer be for sale. (for some reason they were removed from the European market)

 

That should give people an idea of what I think of them too...

post #209 of 1523
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Originally Posted by StudioSound View Post
 

With all this talk about burn in, maybe I should open up my second pair and do a comparison. I have one which has probably had at least 6 hours use a day for more than a year, and a backup pair I bought when it looked like they may no longer be for sale. (for some reason they were removed from the European market)

 

That should give people an idea of what I think of them too...

Looking forward to it, meanwhile some fun reading

Evidence of Headphone Break-In?

post #210 of 1523

I really don't care if burn-in exists or not to be honest. LOL. I do it because I hear a difference more often than not. But I"m not going to tell people I'm right and they're wrong.

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