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post #661 of 2343

So I have received my pair today, and so far I'm very pleased.

they've been running for about 10 hours and their signature is really close to the Vsonic gr07 BE, although on some song it seems

like the Vsonic brings male voices a bit more to the front (that may be due to their very slightly upper mid base response over the Sony ).

Actually the Vsonic have more "weight" (hope that's the right term) on voices, female included.

The treble on the Sony are a tiny bit stronger over the Vsonic around 7khz - 8Khz  by 2db .

but overall very similar signature.

 

Now i prefer the bass on the Vsonic simply because its a little more tight and punchy its somewhat faster on them.

I really hope the bass will get tighter on the Sony after some burnin, not to say that's its not tight though, but in comparison to the BE its not the same.

I really think that the bass response of the BE is one of the most tastefully made I have ever encountered, 

drums impact are so well rendered on them it never stops to amaze me.

I will post further impression after some burn-in/brain burn-in.

 

Now to the big question.

to leave the professional sticker or not to leave?

so far I've seen 2 pictures without it and although it is nicer I'm not convinced (might affect resale  value).

What do you think and may be you could share pics?


Edited by ForceMajeure - 1/19/14 at 6:10pm
post #662 of 2343

Also

Comparing the stock cable to a vmoda one,

I have this weird feeling the stock one ads more impact and weight to the lower range of the FR.

I've been A/B ing them for a consecutive 2 hours and cannot get a definitive conclusion.

I don't believe in cable upgrade at all unless there's something really wrong with the cable or resistance problem.

But this is kinda intriguing. 

 

might be just placebo 

Can someone shed light on on this sorcery?

post #663 of 2343
Everything makes a difference! Even placebo
post #664 of 2343

V-moda cable is good. I thought there was an improvement in ergonomics as well as sound. Although the sound part was so small I wouldn't bother arguing with people over it. If they don't hear it that's fine, whatever life goes on. Haha.

 

As for the bass of the 7520. It's much deeper than any IEM I've heard before. The extension is somwhere normal balanced armature IEMs like Shure 535, W4R and UE900 cannot reach. Not sure about dynamic driver IEMs though, so maybe they're different. The 7520's bass is very resolving and tight after burn-in. What's weird is I've never encountered a dynamic headphone where I could say the bass is resolving of low-level details, but the 7520 is the exception. The bass micro-detail extraction is the best I've heard other than the LCD-2/HE-500. In fact the midrange resolution is very close to the planars too. The detail extraction is insane IMO, but in the end loses to the planars, who bring out the same details in a more effortless manner with driver speed using huge ass magnets on both sides of the diaphram.


Edited by M-13 - 1/20/14 at 12:19am
post #665 of 2343
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In fact the midrange resolution is very close to the planars too. The detail extraction is insane IMO, but in the end loses to the planars, who bring out the same details in a more effortless manner with driver speed using huge ass magnets on both sides of the diaphram.

 

Have you ever listened to the Alpha Dogs, per any chance? I'd love a comparison.

post #666 of 2343
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Now to the big question.

to leave the professional sticker or not to leave?

 

LOL, remove it!

 

 

post #667 of 2343
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Originally Posted by ForceMajeure View Post
 

Also

Comparing the stock cable to a vmoda one,

I have this weird feeling the stock one ads more impact and weight to the lower range of the FR.

I've been A/B ing them for a consecutive 2 hours and cannot get a definitive conclusion.

I don't believe in cable upgrade at all unless there's something really wrong with the cable or resistance problem.

But this is kinda intriguing. 

 

might be just placebo 

Can someone shed light on on this sorcery?

Might just be that one cable has less electric resistance, which will make things sound a bit louder. Personally I don't believe that different cables will actually reveal more detail or anything. Only the illusion of more detail, through more volume/loudness, etc.

 

BUT, let's not get into that discussion here :) There have already been countless discussions about that elsewhere :)

post #668 of 2343
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Have you ever listened to the Alpha Dogs, per any chance? I'd love a comparison.


Nope. I did have the Mad Dogs 3.1 for a little bit. I found the treble a bit too edgy for me, even though the phone itself was very dark. It was a very strange experience. I kind of like to think of it as loose treble, not sibilant treble because it's not really strident. I sort of thought it was a Fostex driver problem and not anything to do with Dan's modding.

 

Mad Lust Envy seems to hear the same thing as me, although he describes it differently. He confirmed the same "problem" exists with the Alpha so I'm very hesitent to try them out.

 

Dan told me it might have to do with my ear canel shape, cuz he says he hasn't had any reports of this. Another guy who's opinion I respect a lot says he finds the Fostex drivers kind of inconsistent and noticed that there is a random chance you might get a driver without good treble control.

 

Not sure what the truth is at this point, but I'm thinking about getting the Sig Pros instead of the Alphas (hopefully used cuz the new price is ridiculous)


Edited by M-13 - 1/20/14 at 6:43pm
post #669 of 2343
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Not sure what the truth is at this point, but I'm thinking about getting the Sig Pros instead of the Alphas (hopefully used cuz the new price is ridiculous)

Why not DJ?

post #670 of 2343
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Why not DJ?


Oh, I want the DJ's too. I just want the Pro a little bit more. ;)

post #671 of 2343
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V-moda cable is good. I thought there was an improvement in ergonomics as well as sound. Although the sound part was so small I wouldn't bother arguing with people over it. If they don't hear it that's fine, whatever life goes on. Haha.

 

As for the bass of the 7520. It's much deeper than any IEM I've heard before. The extension is somwhere normal balanced armature IEMs like Shure 535, W4R and UE900 cannot reach. Not sure about dynamic driver IEMs though, so maybe they're different. The 7520's bass is very resolving and tight after burn-in. What's weird is I've never encountered a dynamic headphone where I could say the bass is resolving of low-level details, but the 7520 is the exception. The bass micro-detail extraction is the best I've heard other than the LCD-2/HE-500. In fact the midrange resolution is very close to the planars too. The detail extraction is insane IMO, but in the end loses to the planars, who bring out the same details in a more effortless manner with driver speed using huge ass magnets on both sides of the diaphram.

 

 

Ergonomics, no doubt about it.The Vmoda cable is soft and weightless, much more flexible than it appears to be with his fabric around it.

Big plus over the stock one.

 

About the bass extension on IEM , talking about the GR07be, its really similar to the 7520 they can go very low in fact the FR of the GR07be is 5Hz-22KHz .

One thing for sure the Sony MDR-7520 DO NOT LACK bass.

 

So far I can say that the soundstage on the Sony is just ok not very wide but imaging is very good, and I am missing a pinch bit on airyness although not lacking details in the upper range.

(no problem solving that with some gentle EQ).

 

Here is a sexy pic of the mdr-7520 with no sticker.

 

http://www.abload.de/img/100kauufm.jpg

 

I still don't know if I want to remove it but its getting more and more difficult to not to.

 

By the way i got some squeaking noise in my right piece and decided to open them and lubricate the joints with some silicon oil, problem solved.

Doing that I have also noticed that the bass holes are covered with some very thin and dense mesh,

little fact that might interest you guys as it might get obstructed with dust over time .

post #672 of 2343
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Not sure what the truth is at this point, but I'm thinking about getting the Sig Pros instead of the Alphas (hopefully used cuz the new price is ridiculous)

Thank you for your feedback. I've read, time and again, that the AD has a very even FR -- which is why I was interested. I've also read of the Sig Pro being the superior headphones, but yeah, the price of those things!...
post #673 of 2343
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Originally Posted by ForceMajeure View Post
 

 

Ergonomics, no doubt about it.The Vmoda cable is soft and weightless, much more flexible than it appears to be with his fabric around it.

Big plus over the stock one.

 

About the bass extension on IEM , talking about the GR07be, its really similar to the 7520 they can go very low in fact the FR of the GR07be is 5Hz-22KHz .

One thing for sure the Sony MDR-7520 DO NOT LACK bass.

 

So far I can say that the soundstage on the Sony is just ok not very wide but imaging is very good, and I am missing a pinch bit on airyness although not lacking details in the upper range.

(no problem solving that with some gentle EQ).

 

Here is a sexy pic of the mdr-7520 with no sticker.

 

http://www.abload.de/img/100kauufm.jpg

 

I still don't know if I want to remove it but its getting more and more difficult to not to.

 

By the way i got some squeaking noise in my right piece and decided to open them and lubricate the joints with some silicon oil, problem solved.

Doing that I have also noticed that the bass holes are covered with some very thin and dense mesh,

little fact that might interest you guys as it might get obstructed with dust over time .

 

Yeah, I had the same problem, but on the left side. Might just open up the right side and do it there as well. Solved the problem nicely, a few drops of WD-40 does wonders :)

 

That's another big plus of these headphones, they're maintenance friendly :)

 

And I still have the sticker on mine, don't really notice it. But maybe I'll remove it :)


Edited by starfly - 1/20/14 at 11:31pm
post #674 of 2343
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Originally Posted by ForceMajeure View Post


 

Here is a sexy pic of the mdr-7520 with no sticker.

 

http://www.abload.de/img/100kauufm.jpg

 

I still don't know if I want to remove it but its getting more and more difficult to not to.

 

You've convinced me......... I'm keeping it on!  :biggrin:

post #675 of 2343
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You've convinced me......... I'm keeping it on!  :biggrin:

 

It will peel eventually, so you might as well shorten the wait :atsmile:

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