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post #286 of 2340
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I think you are talking about the Ultrasone model? If so I would be very surprised that it is good. I have listened to the Ultrasone  Edition 8 and 10 and I can not stand them, very harsh. I am not in a big hurry to add the Sig Pros to my audition list if it happens. More to come.

Ultrasone get a lot of hate, yet a lot of people love them too. Their high end models especially the Editions are overpriced for sure. But the Signature line (pros and DJs) are by the majority of accounts of people who've heard them, very very good. The SPs are supposed to be not as aggressive in the treble as ed8s and are quite neutral so I'm keen to hear them.

 

But there's no doubt that if the 7520s and Focal Pros sound almost as good or better depending on one's preferences, they're probably better value. The SigPros still seem to me to be the pinnacle of closed sealed, isolating, portable (foldup), rugged/durable headphones. Leather earpads which should last forever too.


Edited by designbykai - 11/28/13 at 6:17pm
post #287 of 2340
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grizzlybeast. You are beast man, great review! Doing a review on Thanksgiving?... wow now that's passion! LOL. Thanks from people like me who still check Head-Fi even on a day like this...

Hahaha. I put on my headphones today and was quickly met with stares from my fam... agree with the rest, nice review grizz! My assertion of the Yammies mostly mirrors yours, but I do still think that the highs are a bit boosted. Still I enjoy them a lot and hopefully I'll get my hands on the Sonys soon.
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I think you are talking about the Ultrasone model? If so I would be very surprised that it is good. I have listened to the Ultrasone  Edition 8 and 10 and I can not stand them, very harsh. I am not in a big hurry to add the Sig Pros to my audition list if it happens. More to come.

Ultrasone Sig Pros are very different to their other Editions. The Sig Pros are warmer and a tad more neutral if you can believe that. Heck, even Tyll from Innerfidelity didn't hate them! Lol
post #288 of 2340
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X3, very enjoyable read, Lee. Thanks a bunch for taking your time to put it together. beerchug.gif
One more phone is off my radar, that leaves only Shure 1540.

Andrew, do you prefer more laid back headphones? Or in your face ones? The Yammies are brighter overall with a more in your face upper mids and highs than the Shure's. The 1540s are tamed a bit up top and have surprisingly bigger bass but this does not come at the expense of details! Imaging/separation goes to the Shures. Comfort as well. So it will depend on what you prefer or crave. Both are winners in my book and if the Sonys sound similar to the Yammies, then you'll probably be looking at the same or similar results....


Sorry for not being too detailed, Im writing from my phone! :-(
post #289 of 2340
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Hahaha. I put on my headphones today and was quickly met with stares from my fam... agree with the rest, nice review grizz! My assertion of the Yammies mostly mirrors yours, but I do still think that the highs are a bit boosted. Still I enjoy them a lot and hopefully I'll get my hands on the Sonys soon.
Ultrasone Sig Pros are very different to their other Editions. The Sig Pros are warmer and a tad more neutral if you can believe that. Heck, even Tyll from Innerfidelity didn't hate them! Lol

maybe stares of envy! :beerchug:

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X3, very enjoyable read, Lee. Thanks a bunch for taking your time to put it together. beerchug.gif
One more phone is off my radar, that leaves only Shure 1540.

Andrew, do you prefer more laid back headphones? Or in your face ones? The Yammies are brighter overall with a more in your face upper mids and highs than the Shure's. The 1540s are tamed a bit up top and have surprisingly bigger bass but this does not come at the expense of details! Imaging/separation goes to the Shures. Comfort as well. So it will depend on what you prefer or crave. Both are winners in my book and if the Sonys sound similar to the Yammies, then you'll probably be looking at the same or similar results....


Sorry for not being too detailed, Im writing from my phone! :-(


Thanks a lot, this is really helpful. Some describe 1540 treble as severely rolled off. Is that actually the case? I doubt I would appreciate more bass, 7520 low end rumble is already borderline acceptable to me.

 

Beagle also posted some comments on 7520 vs 1540

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Quick response, I did a bit of comparison...and the 7520 seems to have a more solid bass but a bit more upper bass. The 1540 is a more balanced bass but slightly woolly, less solid and dynamic than the 7520. 1540 has more openness/definition in the midrange and top end, but the 7520 does retain decent clarity that locks in with the bottom end. 7520 has a nice cohesiveness about it and unless you really need the last bit of sparkle and space, you'd probably bee content with the 7520. I often prefer a tight, compact soundstage that holds everything together in a balanced manner. On the other hand, if you die for the midrange, love open & airy, and comfort is of high priority, you'll really enjoy the 1540. Both are nice, but different. And just to make matters even more complicated, I preferred the Focal Spirit Professional's bass over either the 7520 or 1540 :veryevil:

 

I should probably stop looking for anything else, 7520 are like perfect office/portable phones, afraid anything else will be either down or sidegrade.

post #291 of 2340
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

I also like the 7520 a bit more than the Mad Dog 3.1.

 

The dog went back to Dan and the 7520 was here to stay. That fat bass will calm down a bit after burn-in Andrew_WOT. Things will keep getting better.

 

Not sure if it's the hardness of the LCP diaphram but I think the 7520 benefits from a good long burn-in. Just my personal bias opinion of course.

Indeed, it's much more restrained after two days on non stop burn in.

Amazing, they are perfect now, if such thing exists in headphones' world. :biggrin:

post #292 of 2340
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Indeed, it's much more restrained after two days on non stop burn in.

Amazing, they are perfect now, if such thing exists in headphones' world. :biggrin:


Yeah totally agree. I would like to use the phrase, "they do no wrong."

 

Which is very rare in this hobby. Nothing really offensive about them. It can also be interpreted as "perfect". LOL :atsmile:

post #293 of 2340
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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.

 

 

Are we talking same Slappa case, my 7520 with connected cable barely fits?

 

post #294 of 2340
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Are we talking same Slappa case, my 7520 with connected cable barely fits?

 


LOL. I guess you're right. I ditched my coil cable like 2 minutes after my 7520's arrived. I use my v-moda audio only cable. It's soft, strong and much shorter and also creates an angled connection a la Audez'e. The 7520 actually does fit with room with spare, it's the coiled cable that seems to make it full.

 

Sorry about the confusion but at least it fits right?:D 

 

My Slappa case is:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Slappa-Sized-HardBody-Headphone-SL-HP-07/dp/B009NE7B06/

 

Is this the same as yours? My 7520 are so small inside they actually rattle a bit.


Edited by M-13 - 12/2/13 at 6:57pm
post #295 of 2340

^uh oh one of you have a fake pair :eek:

post #296 of 2340
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^uh oh one of you have a fake pair :eek:


LOL, probably not. Well at least mine are straight from Amazon and look just like the photos they have. The slappa case is big enough to fit the HE-500 and the LCD-2 also fit, so yeah it's got room for the 7520 I would say...

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j/p

post #298 of 2340
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j/p


ah... :wink_face:

post #299 of 2340
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^uh oh one of you have a fake pair :eek:


LOL, probably not. Well at least mine are straight from Amazon and look just like the photos they have. The slappa case is big enough to fit the HE-500 and the LCD-2 also fit, so yeah it's got room for the 7520 I would say...


Mine was from amazon as well and look the same as one on the link you posted. Never tried that but I doubt I can fit LCD2 in it.

I am a little intrigued now, can you post a picture of 7520 inside the case.

post #300 of 2340
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Mine was from amazon as well and look the same as one on the link you posted. Never tried that but I doubt I can fit LCD2 in it.

I am a little intrigued now, can you post a picture of 7520 inside the case.


I think it looks about the same as mine. It might just be the angle of the photo. It looks 10% smaller than mine in your photo, but in real life I'm pretty sure it's the same thing.

 

So yours without the cable inside doesn't rattle around? I'm able to fit the 7520 inside the Sony leather bag it came in, inside the case along with the cable. I prefer this way so that the 7520 doesn't bang around.

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