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post #226 of 2343

as soon as I plugged in the 7520 I liked them.:)


Edited by grizzlybeast - 11/25/13 at 4:35pm
post #227 of 2343
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

not that many are interested in the yamaha mt220 but I will be receiving the sony mdr 7520 today and am eager to compare the two. All I can say is that I really doubt the sony could match the bass I am hearing on the yamaha but we will see. 


Well, I for one would love to hear those Yamaha's -

but having just bought 2 sets of new headphones

I'm feeling it's prudent to wait a bit.  Also, the only

3 sellers I found want list price.

post #228 of 2343
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Well, I for one would love to hear those Yamaha's -

but having just bought 2 sets of new headphones

I'm feeling it's prudent to wait a bit.  Also, the only

3 sellers I found want list price.

All I know is that these are wayyyy too similar to have both... but way too good to let go of them. They sound incredibly alike so far, the sony's sounding a tad cleaner but yammies a tad more punchy. When I say a tad I mean a tiny wincy teeny tad. I need to spend some time on em and plug em into a different amp/source to see. I need to get my emotiva modd and plug them in there to see what they do. Though it may be overkill I will see.

 

Amazon has the yammies for 249 also at Zzounds they have payment plans for cheap but being prudent is better.


Edited by grizzlybeast - 11/25/13 at 6:41pm
post #229 of 2343
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All I know is that these are wayyyy too similar to have both... but way too good to let go of them. They sound incredibly alike so far, the sony's sounding a tad cleaner but yammies a tad more punchy. When I say a tad I mean a tiny wincy teeny tad. I need to spend some time on em and plug em into a different amp/source to see. I need to get my emotiva modd and plug them in there to see what they do. Though it may be overkill I will see.

 

Amazon has the yammies for 249 also at Zzounds they have payment plans for cheap but being prudent is better.

 

I thought as much... (i.e. this is why I didn't get the Sonys... I thought they were going to be similar sounding...) but will wait for your full impressions. ;-)

 

 

Thanks.

post #230 of 2343

It's a tough one for me gelocks, a humbling comparison that makes me question my hearing abilities and source etc... and confirms how far from an expert I am.

 


zazex has the sony mdr 7520, and the NAD viso. I am interested in impressions of how those two compare as well..

 

any thoughts zazex?


Edited by grizzlybeast - 11/25/13 at 6:45pm
post #231 of 2343

Just a heads up that I have reluctantly put my like new 7520's up for sale. As my travel schedule is getting heavier, I am going to go the CIEM route. I do think the 7520's are one of the very best closed headphones in their price range and ideal for dual home/portable use.

post #232 of 2343
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Originally Posted by third_eye View Post
 

Just a heads up that I have reluctantly put my like new 7520's up for sale. As my travel schedule is getting heavier, I am going to go the CIEM route. I do think the 7520's are one of the very best closed headphones in their price range and ideal for dual home/portable use.

 

PM'd you. (I'll take it if someone else hasn't already.)

post #233 of 2343
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

It's a tough one for me gelocks, a humbling comparison that makes me question my hearing abilities and source etc... and confirms how far from an expert I am.

 


zazex has the sony mdr 7520, and the NAD viso. I am interested in impressions of how those two compare as well..

 

any thoughts zazex?

 

Sure, plenty of them.  Thanks for asking.

 

I'm not sure if I should start a new thread comparing the two, or just

post in this thread.  My concern is that doing so in this thread could

be seen as a hijack which, of course, I'd want to avoid.

 

 

In the meantime, feel free to send me a PM and I'll be glad to share

my thoughts with you about the Sony and the NAD.  I'll just say here

quickly that I prefer the Sony's.

post #234 of 2343
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post
 

 

Sure, plenty of them.  Thanks for asking.

 

I'm not sure if I should start a new thread comparing the two, or just

post in this thread.  My concern is that doing so in this thread could

be seen as a hijack which, of course, I'd want to avoid.

 

 

In the meantime, feel free to send me a PM and I'll be glad to share

my thoughts with you about the Sony and the NAD.  I'll just say here

quickly that I prefer the Sony's.

I understand pm sent.

post #235 of 2343
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

as soon as I plugged in the 7520 I liked them.:)


Great review man! LOL

 

Couldn't have said it better myself.

:atsmile:

 

 

post #236 of 2343
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post

Sure, plenty of them.  Thanks for asking.

I'm not sure if I should start a new thread comparing the two, or just
post in this thread.  My concern is that doing so in this thread could
be seen as a hijack which, of course, I'd want to avoid.


In the meantime, feel free to send me a PM and I'll be glad to share
my thoughts with you about the Sony and the NAD.  I'll just say here
quickly that I prefer the Sony's.

Just go ahead and post your impressions here. This thread isn't just here for 7520 owners, but also for people trying to make up their mind about which headphone to get. So comparisons to other headphones are always welcome :-)
post #237 of 2343
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post
 

 

Sure, plenty of them.  Thanks for asking.

 

I'm not sure if I should start a new thread comparing the two, or just

post in this thread.  My concern is that doing so in this thread could

be seen as a hijack which, of course, I'd want to avoid.

 

 

In the meantime, feel free to send me a PM and I'll be glad to share

my thoughts with you about the Sony and the NAD.  I'll just say here

quickly that I prefer the Sony's.

 

 

ditto

post #238 of 2343
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post


Just go ahead and post your impressions here. This thread isn't just here for 7520 owners, but also for people trying to make up their mind about which headphone to get. So comparisons to other headphones are always welcome :-)


This is so true. Everyone I see here are people from various FOTM closed headphone threads searching for the perfect closed phone. LOL. My search also led me to the 7520, and this is where I stopped cause I really couldn't think of anything else. And the 7520 was "good enough". Well maybe a little bit better than good enough. ;)

post #239 of 2343
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Originally Posted by third_eye View Post
 

Just a heads up that I have reluctantly put my like new 7520's up for sale. As my travel schedule is getting heavier, I am going to go the CIEM route. I do think the 7520's are one of the very best closed headphones in their price range and ideal for dual home/portable use.

Just interested in which IEM you are going for as replacement to 7520?

post #240 of 2343

Question about the 7520 impedance (24 ohm) and headphone amps.

 

  • What is the headphone output impedance of the amp you most often use with your 7520?
  • Do you think the 7520 is sensitive to impedance mismatch, meaning does the 7520 frequency response get skewed when driven from a headphone amp with an output impedance above 3 ohm?

 

I primarily use two amps/dacs and their headphone out sounds a bit different driving the 7520. The main difference between them as I hear it are listed below. The keywords used are subtle differences, nothing dramatic. I love them both driving the 7520.

 

Main sound signatures using 7520:

 

Benchmark DAC1 headphone out: 0 Ohm.

Dark top end, round/soft low end, non-analytical. These are not negative observations. The unit is very transparent and punchy.

 

TC electronic BMC-2 headphone out: 80 Ohm, optimized for 32 to 600 Ohms headphones.
Very detailed and crystal clear overall (analytical), extremely clean and extended low end - bordering to lean.

 

These impressions could be attributed to the characteristics of the amp/dac itself, but who knows? Impedance mismatch could also be contributing to the differences.

Any thoughts?

 

 

Note on channel imbalance on the above two amps:

 

Benchmark DAC1: Not good. Big imbalance at low listening levels.
TC electronic BMC-2: Fantastic. Zero imbalance. Both volume pots (main out + HP out) are digitally controlled. Thank you, TC!


Edited by jackson1 - 11/28/13 at 8:25am
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