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post #46 of 2340
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

I wanted to buy that hard case for my 7520, but I found it was impossible to order. I had 3 different authorized Sony Pro dealers try to get it for me and they all failed. I called Sony directly and they didn't have any in stock and had no idea what I was talking about. I ended up getting a different hard case off Amazon which works just fine now.

Which hard case did you get?

post #47 of 2340
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Just a heads up, I bought this hard case but ended up returning it as it was really big and very average quality. It seemed like an afterthought on Sony's part. YMMV.

B&H Photo sell the Sony cases and they are in stock the last time I check. It seems there is a better case for these headphones?

post #48 of 2340

I think I'm gonna try to mod the standard earpads that come with the 7520. The mesh on it is a bit too rough in texture. Will try to replace it with different fabric, and I think I might have found just the thing, an old hiking t-shirt that's extremely thin and fairly soft to the touch. Shouldn't filter the sound too much and if anything it should only filter the high frequencies, which wouldn't be the end of the world.

 

So a bit of thread and a needle should do the trick :)

post #49 of 2340
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Originally Posted by john57 View Post
 

B&H Photo sell the Sony cases and they are in stock the last time I check. It seems there is a better case for these headphones?

 

Yes, that's where I originally got mine from. I end up using the bag it came with when I travel, it fits better in my backpack.

post #50 of 2340
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post
 

I think I'm gonna try to mod the standard earpads that come with the 7520. The mesh on it is a bit too rough in texture. Will try to replace it with different fabric, and I think I might have found just the thing, an old hiking t-shirt that's extremely thin and fairly soft to the touch. Shouldn't filter the sound too much and if anything it should only filter the high frequencies, which wouldn't be the end of the world.

 

So a bit of thread and a needle should do the trick :)

 

Really interested in how this turns out!

post #51 of 2340

So far I've only put the piece of cloth I cut from that hiking T-shirt in the earpad, to cover the rough mesh and it's already more comfortable. I'm gonna order an extra set of pads first before I actually start modding these pads, just in case I mess up :)

 

will also do a test to see how much it filters the sound, but for now I'm mainly testing the comfort :)

 

And yeah, these 7520s are really really good headphones, the amount of detail retrieval is amazing. You can basically hear everything in the song (including, sadly, all the flaws). With these headphones, if you can't hear it, it's not there :)

post #52 of 2340
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So look what I found: http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/cat-audio/cat-headphones/product-LCMDRG/

 

A hard case for the 7500 series of headphones :) Think I'll order it, as I think the 7520 is a keeper for me. I received the Focal Spirit Classic today, but it just sounds very veiled by comparison, and for my head it's extremely uncomfortable (the earcups are designed for baby ears, not adults). The Focal doesn't reach as deep with bass, is missing a lot of detail in the highrange and doesn't nearly have the same soundstage as the 7520. Granted, they're brand new and haven't had any burn in yet, so perhaps the sound will improve a bit. But either way I'm not keeping them, wouldn't be able to listen to them for very long because of the comfort.

 

Good grief! They made a bigger earcup/bigger phone and they still have those annoyingly small-holed pads a la Momentum??? :blink::confused:

post #53 of 2340

Wow B&H selling the case makes me stupid. I hope they weren't selling them about eight months ago when I was searching everywhere. I guess now I can get them if I want. Not sure if I have a need now as I've already bought a hard case for them.

 

So are people having comfort issues with the mesh over the drivers? Personally I've never had any concern at all. I like the mesh actually very soft and transparent so I can clearly see the LCP diaphram.

post #54 of 2340

BTW guys I'm using a V-moda Cable with the 7520 and the ergonomic are fantastic and also an improvement on the sound from the original. A very cheap "upgrade". I got it in black so it matches.

post #55 of 2340
I would do the same if I had the 7520s!! ^^ glad to know the sound improves.
post #56 of 2340
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Wow B&H selling the case makes me stupid. I hope they weren't selling them about eight months ago when I was searching everywhere. I guess now I can get them if I want. Not sure if I have a need now as I've already bought a hard case for them.

 

 I have dealt with B&H for more than 25 years when I started in Photography. They  also have a universal headphone case that is a bit cheaper and more practical might fit as well.

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/994688-REG/magma_bags_mga41460_headphone_case.html

 

  • External Dimensions (H/W/D): 7" x 7.8" x 3.5"
  • Internal measures (H/W/D): 6.7" x 7.4" x 3"


Edited by john57 - 10/27/13 at 8:35am
post #57 of 2340
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

So are people having comfort issues with the mesh over the drivers? Personally I've never had any concern at all. I like the mesh actually very soft and transparent so I can clearly see the LCP diaphram.

Yeah I just start to feel it after an hour or so, the rough texture. The earcups on the Z1000 use a nice soft cloth type material. And it's my left ear (my left ear keeps giving me problems with every headphone I've tried so far, like it's way more sensitive than my right ear).

post #58 of 2340

So this cloth material I put inside the earpads has really improved the comfort for me personally. So in terms of comfort, the rating of the 7520 just went up a few notches for me :) Once I have replacement earpads I'll do the full mod as I've described above. Seems like an easy enough mod to do.

 

In terms of SQ, well I'm in love with these headphones. They're very analytical, but I still think they sound very musical. So while perhaps great for mixing, I'm really enjoying listening to my music to them. They're great for just casual listening when you're not paying too close attention, but they're also great for closing your eyes and focusing on the music and picking out every miniscule detail and how all the individual instruments join together to create one of the most blissful experiences: music :) (excuse my exaggerations)

 

I have no reference grade headphones so I can't truly say what a perfectly neutral heaphone sounds like, but I dare to say it's the most neutral headphone I've heard to date. And the clarity is just amazing. Any other headphone I've tried in the past sounds veiled by comparison. Dare I even call it transparent? :)

 

Oh, and for those of you interested in my FSC impressions, I posted them here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/683251/focal-spirit-classic-first-look-head-fi-tv/45#post_9926300

post #59 of 2340

starfly, I still say that if you find a dealer near you with the Yamaha HPH-MT220, try them... (and compare so I don't have to! LOL;-)) But I seriously like the Yammies. Not as super comfy as others I have or have tried but definitely very good sounding.

post #60 of 2340
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post
 

So this cloth material I put inside the earpads has really improved the comfort for me personally. So in terms of comfort, the rating of the 7520 just went up a few notches for me :) Once I have replacement earpads I'll do the full mod as I've described above. Seems like an easy enough mod to do.

 

In terms of SQ, well I'm in love with these headphones. They're very analytical, but I still think they sound very musical. So while perhaps great for mixing, I'm really enjoying listening to my music to them. They're great for just casual listening when you're not paying too close attention, but they're also great for closing your eyes and focusing on the music and picking out every miniscule detail and how all the individual instruments join together to create one of the most blissful experiences: music :) (excuse my exaggerations)

 

I have no reference grade headphones so I can't truly say what a perfectly neutral heaphone sounds like, but I dare to say it's the most neutral headphone I've heard to date. And the clarity is just amazing. Any other headphone I've tried in the past sounds veiled by comparison. Dare I even call it transparent? :)

 

Oh, and for those of you interested in my FSC impressions, I posted them here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/683251/focal-spirit-classic-first-look-head-fi-tv/45#post_9926300

 

 

Hey Starfly. I'm glad you are enjoying the 7520 (my recommendation was good ;)) and thank you for taking the time to share all your experimentation with all of us.

 

Regarding the comfort with the pads I personally have no problem.

 

Regarding a shorter cable I made my own using 2x Switchcraft 35HDBAUS and 4' Mogami 2893

 

 

 

Enjoy!  

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