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post #691 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

How is the fit, are ear cups really that small as some say. Are they truly circumaural, how is the comfort comparing to 7520 and MDR-1R?


The cups are indeed small. They barely fit around my average sized ears. Bigger than the Momentums though. Depth is better than the 7520, so less ear back touching issue. Comfort of the 1R is better and I think the 7520 is even more comfortable too, by a little bit.

 

The overall build is kind of plasticky compared to the awesome Magnesium Alloy build of the 7520. It also smells like it's from China, haha. I think it'll go away though.

 

Overall, though, personally I have no issues with the fit, but would hesitate to say everyone will be like this. The cushions are pretty soft and as they warm up they do form around the ears better.

 

But man oh man, just in case these fit comfortably you have to check them out because of the sound. It's like WTF kind of reaction because they're so good. LOL. :evil: (Wallet Slayed!)

post #692 of 2340

That is good to know since Tyll really chew the early version of the Focal Spirit One out badly. Is the headband comfortable and enough padding?

post #693 of 2340
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 


The cups are indeed small. They barely fit around my average sized ears. Bigger than the Momentums though. Depth is better than the 7520, so less ear back touching issue. Comfort of the 1R is better and I think the 7520 is even more comfortable too, by a little bit.

 

The overall build is kind of plasticky compared to the awesome Magnesium Alloy build of the 7520. It also smells like it's from China, haha. I think it'll go away though.

 

Overall, though, personally I have no issues with the fit, but would hesitate to say everyone will be like this. The cushions are pretty soft and as they warm up they do form around the ears better.

 

But man oh man, just in case these fit comfortably you have to check them out because of the sound. It's like WTF kind of reaction because they're so good. LOL. :evil: (Wallet Slayed!)

Whats the first thing you noticed that is different from the 7520 (soundwise) ?

bass?

soundstage?

articulation?

 

By the way I have pulled the cups on my 7520 by two notches on each side today (before I've been wearing them with 0 notches down),

and boy what a difference. Its like they have more air to move not only the soundstage have increased but also they get less hot and so far no more discomfort during long sessions.  


Edited by ForceMajeure - 1/23/14 at 8:10pm
post #694 of 2340
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Dear fellow 7520 brothers.

 

So my Focal Spirit Pro arrived today

 

My initial impression:

 

1. More neutral than the 7520 / more neutral than the HE-500, the most neutral headphone I've ever heard, including the HD600

 

2. It's surprisingly resolving of micro-details. Transparency is up there with the 7520.

 

In short it's totally awesome. Another hidden gem / diamond in the rough. It's got amazing balance/coherence.

 

I'm burning them in and will do a more in depth comparison with the 7520 in a few days.

 

I will be starting a Spirit Pro Appreciation Thread soon, cuz Wow...

what about the lack of bass i have been hearing about around here with those things

post #695 of 2340
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Originally Posted by john57 View Post
 

That is good to know since Tyll really chew the early version of the Focal Spirit One out badly. Is the headband comfortable and enough padding?

Nope. I don't have any problems with it, but I can see people saying not enough padding. So if you have a sensitive top part of the head then I would say they might be uncomfortable.

 

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Originally Posted by ForceMajeure View Post
 

Whats the first thing you noticed that is different from the 7520 (soundwise) ?

bass?

soundstage?

articulation?

 

By the way I have pulled the cups on my 7520 by two notches on each side today (before I've been wearing them with 0 notches down),

and boy what a difference. Its like they have more air to move not only the soundstage have increased but also they get less hot and so far no more discomfort during long sessions.  

 

It sounds more open with a little less bass. More linear in the upper-mids and perhaps even a tad more coherent overall, which is crazy because the the 7520 has great up and down coherence and focus. What I didn't expect was how much resolution it would have. It matches the Sony LCP for clarity and micro-detail retrieval.

 

And yes, messing around with the fit of the 7520 is very critical to comfort. I'm not sure if I've been reading too many complaints about the ears touching the driver protector, but I noticed that it was indeed touching my right side a bit firmly today. Not uncomfortable as I have nerve damage there (apparently), but what I did was I shifted my upper right part of my ears more directly above the padding and that got rid of the touching sensation. That is to say I slid the fat part of the pad directly under where it was touching my ear.

 

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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

what about the lack of bass i have been hearing about around here with those things

Not bass shy at all. It hits hard and it hits deep. I would say 10% less than the 7520. And the last thing we can say about the 7520 is that its bass shy. LOL.

 

Honestly I would never call a bass shy can balanced or neutral. I consider deep linear bass with impact to be part of my definition of neutral. And I always look for tight control. I hate messy bass or any roll off. That's a deal breaker for me.


Edited by M-13 - 1/23/14 at 8:40pm
post #696 of 2340
^ awwww man really ... Freakin A another hp on my radar? Ughhhh. The akg k545 has 30% less bass almost but is enough.
I would prefer you'd say the bass sucks and its lifeless.
post #697 of 2340
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

^ awwww man really ... Freakin A another hp on my radar? Ughhhh. The akg k545 has 30% less bass almost but is enough.
I would prefer you'd say the bass sucks and its lifeless.


ROFL. It sucks don't buy it! :p

 

But SERIOUSLY! It's worth the trouble. I need to give a good week or two to listen and try to find more objectivity and or flaws, but let's just say that for me the 7520 has never been in greater danger of being dethroned.

 

Either way I'll be keeping the 7520, because I love it too much, but the Spirit Pro is a big time winner. I'm still on the floor from shock. And I keep saying WTF, WTF, as I listen to different tracks. Haha. I look like some kind of crazy person mumbling to himself.

 

Oh, just a warning for everyone. If you know small ear cups can be a comfort issue. Do not buy the Spirit Pro. The cups are fairly small and it will lead to discomfort!


Edited by M-13 - 1/24/14 at 1:07am
post #698 of 2340

So I have one minor complaint about the 7520 now. Whenever I'm moving my head to the music, specifically moving it front to back (on the horizontal plane), it makes this creaking sound on both sides. Mostly on the left, but also a little on the right.

 

When I sprayed on some wd-40 the other day on the inside of the cups, that eliminated a bit of a creaking noise I would hear when moving my head from side to side. But it still remains when moving it front to back.

 

I think it has to do with the plastic brackets that hold the magnesium cups. When I hold on to them when moving my head front to back I don't hear the creaking, but when I let go it returns.

 

I already tried to spray a bit more wd-40 on those hinges, but it didn't help. Anyone else run into this and have a solution for it? 

post #699 of 2340
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post

Anyone else run into this and have a solution for it? 

 

Keep your head still! :dt880smile:

post #700 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Mike F View Post
 

 

Keep your head still! :dt880smile:

Haha. I can't help it, with certain types of music my head just automatically starts moving to the beat :)

post #701 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

How is the fit, are ear cups really that small as some say. Are they truly circumaural, how is the comfort comparing to 7520 and MDR-1R?

 

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Originally Posted by john57 View Post
 

Is the headband comfortable and enough padding?

 

Tried them, super uncomfortable to me from earpad to headband, didn't even last 2 days with me, sent them back. Even worse than the Momentum "over-ears" (I still have the on-ears which I find comfy!). The thing is that I don't even have big ears or anything... Oh well.

 

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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

what about the lack of bass i have been hearing about around here with those things

 

It might have been due to fit issues (maybe) but bass felt loose and lacked impact. Mids-highs transition was good, just a small tinge of warmness, subtle. Definitely still prefer the Yamaha's even though they are more energetic in that very same region.

 

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Originally Posted by Mike F View Post
 

 

Keep your head still! :dt880smile:

 

LOL!!

post #702 of 2340
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post
 

So I have one minor complaint about the 7520 now. Whenever I'm moving my head to the music, specifically moving it front to back (on the horizontal plane), it makes this creaking sound on both sides. Mostly on the left, but also a little on the right.

 

When I sprayed on some wd-40 the other day on the inside of the cups, that eliminated a bit of a creaking noise I would hear when moving my head from side to side. But it still remains when moving it front to back.

 

I think it has to do with the plastic brackets that hold the magnesium cups. When I hold on to them when moving my head front to back I don't hear the creaking, but when I let go it returns.

 

I already tried to spray a bit more wd-40 on those hinges, but it didn't help. Anyone else run into this and have a solution for it? 

WD-40 is not a proper lubricant, why did you use it? I had similar issue and silicone spray fixed it completely. Again on your pair it could be coming from different place and not from that black plastic hinge connector. On mine it was obvious when I opened the cup, it was squeaking like crazy right there.


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 1/24/14 at 8:06am
post #703 of 2340
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

^ awwww man really ... Freakin A another hp on my radar? Ughhhh. The akg k545 has 30% less bass almost but is enough.
I would prefer you'd say the bass sucks and its lifeless.

 

I think as far as overall SQ goes you should definitely try TH600. They are not portable though but could fix some people 7520 fit issues as pads are deeper.

post #704 of 2340
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

 

 

yamaha = first headphone i dont have to eq.

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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

 

I think as far as overall SQ goes you should definitely try TH600. They are not portable though but could fix some people 7520 fit issues as pads are deeper.

I will eventually andrew there are just a couple of steps inbetween now and then.

post #705 of 2340
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

 

 

Tried them, super uncomfortable to me from earpad to headband, didn't even last 2 days with me, sent them back. Even worse than the Momentum "over-ears" (I still have the on-ears which I find comfy!). The thing is that I don't even have big ears or anything... Oh well.

 

 

It might have been due to fit issues (maybe) but bass felt loose and lacked impact. Mids-highs transition was good, just a small tinge of warmness, subtle. Definitely still prefer the Yamaha's even though they are more energetic in that very same region.

 

 

LOL!!

So you had these? And they have loose bass? -.-...

 

Oh, well. Not sure what happened, but I'm hoping it might have been the not so ideal fit interferring. This kind of reminds me of when I told MacedonianHero that I thought the P7 had loose bass. He thought I was crazy (and still does). LOL. I checked the fit of the P7 a lot and it still sounds loose to me.

 

I did wear them for a couple of hours last night without much discomfort, but then again I'm pretty much immune to headphone discomfort apparently as I have no trouble with most. I do understand people though. Those cups are really small, and the headband padding could have been better for sure.

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