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post #61 of 1668

Where are you getting the replacement earpads?

 When you say that the headphones have great clarity or very analytical and still sound very musical is for me is key factor I look for in a headphone. I particularly do not like midbass muddiness. I look at the headphone cumulative Spectral decay gives me more information on the clarity of the headphone what I can correlate with my headphones and with the headphones I have listen to at RMAF.

Second is comfort. If you do not get a good fit with the headphone it will get more attention to itself the longer you wear it.

Third is the frequency response as long it is fairly neutral with small dips or peaks in the crucial frequency range it is usually not a big concern. All the concert halls that I go to do not have flat frequency response. Not all performances of the same pieces sound the same.  Not all recording engineers will record in the same way.  I am not really sure what a “perfect” frequency response in a headphone will sound since we do not have perfectly shape ears which will change the frequency response but more important do we have that “perfect” recording?

Fourth is the soundstage. It seems that a lot of emphasis is place on this. For me I rather hear the soundstage that is in the recordings, nothing added or subtracted. I have heard live concerts and recordings of the same piece which helps me to have a point of reference. I have recordings that sound like it was recorded in an anechoic test chamber. Recordings made by “look at me” engineers that used too many microphones with too many connections and recording on too many tracks will destroy the recording of the natural acoustical sound of the hall.  If I had a recording that needs some help with a bigger soundstage for that particular piece of music I use my J.River playback software and use the DSD studio and use the headphone plugin and select the crossfeed option with the standard, increase spatialization option which helps on some recordings. That can work better than trying to find a headphone in the collection that can add something extra to the soundstage especially if the pervious headphone has great clarity.

post #62 of 1668
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

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.

Hmmm, maybe. But if they're not that comfy I dunno if I want to try them. I'm tired of all these uncomfortable headphones out there. And am also tired of trying out all sorts of headphones, I think for now I'm just gonna stick with the 7520 :)

post #63 of 1668
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Originally Posted by john57 View Post
 

Where are you getting the replacement earpads?

 

 

I posted a link several posts back in this thread. And otherwise, the part number is in the service manual that's included with the 7520. It's 4-283-147-01. Googling that should bring you to a few places. But I think I'm just gonna get it from Sony directly, already emailed them to ask about the short Z1000 cable (I like the fact that it locks so it will stay in place) and will probably ask them to add the earpads to the order. But will see. 

post #64 of 1668
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Originally Posted by Twinster View Post
 

 

 

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!  

Yes, thanks again for the heads up, I really love these headphones :) :beerchug:

post #65 of 1668
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post
 

Hmmm, maybe. But if they're not that comfy I dunno if I want to try them. I'm tired of all these uncomfortable headphones out there. And am also tired of trying out all sorts of headphones, I think for now I'm just gonna stick with the 7520 :)

It seems that you tried out many headphones and appreciated your efforts. I now see you post on the earpads and Google was not my friend at the time. Thanks


Edited by john57 - 10/28/13 at 7:41am
post #66 of 1668
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Edit: for you Z1000 owners out there, if you want to try it out, you can get the earpads of the 7520 here: http://parts.andrewselectronics.com/search/electronic-parts/parts/7/4-283-147-01 or here: http://www.encompassparts.com/item/9149264/Sony/4-283-147-01/Pad_Ear

 

The part number for the 7520 earpad is 4-283-147-01 and this website has links to companies where you can order them: http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-accessories.pl?XID=M:kb_solution:esupport

 

This is what I posted a few pages back about getting earpads.

post #67 of 1668

Starfly,

 I meant that I already saw your pervious post on the earpads. good luck!

post #68 of 1668

Annoying, none of those parts distributors listed on the Sony website ship to Europe. So I'm gonna have to figure out some other way to get spare earpads. And I received a call from Sony Europe about my inquiry to getting a spare Z1000 short cable and they said that since that model is discontinued they no longer have any parts for it. But they also said the 7520 is discontinued?? While it's still being sold here, and I think also in Germany and the UK. (maybe they confused the 7520 with the Z1000). And it's definitely not discontinued in the US.

 

I hate it when those big conglomerates sell different products in different regions and then won't allow you to get parts for a certain product because it's not sold in your region.

post #69 of 1668

Glad you're liking the 7520! Regular 3.5mm cables work just fine. I haven't had any issues with a cable coming loose.

post #70 of 1668

Wow. I'm surprise they won't even provide parts for the Z1000. So much for product support and coming from Sony. Not impress.

 

Regarding the cable someone recommended the V-Moda Cable

 

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post #71 of 1668

I just ordered a 5 buck 1.5m cable where one end has a 90° angle. Will be good enough for portable use. At home I'll use the coiled cable.

 

And yeah, I really like the 7520 :) So much actually that I've stopped my headphone search, I've found them :) (until of course I want to upgrade to something more high end, but that'll be a few years down the road maybe).

post #72 of 1668

And I posted a review. It's time we create more awareness about these gorgeous headphones :)

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/sony-mdr-7520-professional-headphones/reviews/9847

post #73 of 1668
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post
 

And I posted a review. It's time we create more awareness about these gorgeous headphones :)

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/sony-mdr-7520-professional-headphones/reviews/9847

 

Great review, well done! These headphones have really flown under the radar so I hope they get the exposure they deserve!

post #74 of 1668
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Originally Posted by third_eye View Post
 

 

Great review, well done! These headphones have really flown under the radar so I hope they get the exposure they deserve!

 

Most of the "Pro" headphones usually fly under the radar... sometimes their signature/forwardness is not up to some people's tastes... but there are always hidden gems.

post #75 of 1668

That concern me a bit. It seems that the ear pad is $51 each? Will other ear pads like the 7506 will fit the 7520? There are so many ear pad choices for the 7506, V6 if it will work.

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