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post #751 of 2340
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The 7520 gives you what's on the recording but I find it lacks some space, openness and depth. But that can be not a bad thing at times...some headphones resort to brightness to achieve those characteristics. Better to err on the safe side than become unmusical.

+1 that is the only thing that kept it from being my number one closed.

 

But I have heard darker closed hp's with more space so its achievable. 

 

I will say that when I ran a bass test on them I heard a midbass hump more so than on the yamaha or k545. 


No perfect hp but these are close
Edited by grizzlybeast - 1/27/14 at 12:51pm
post #752 of 2340
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Hey Beagle,

 

You have quite the collection of cans. I was wondering if you've had a chance to try the Ultrasone Sig Pros? I did audition them a couple of times next to the 7520/Z1000 and found them quite interesting, but the price was kind of beyond reality so I sort of put them out of my mind, but now the itch is back! Wondering if you had any thoughts on the Sig Pros. Haha

post #753 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

 

The 7520 gives you what's on the recording but I find it lacks some space, openness and depth. But that can be not a bad thing at times...some headphones resort to brightness to achieve those characteristics. Better to err on the safe side than become unmusical.

+1 that is the only thing that kept it from being my number one closed.

 

But I have heard darker closed hp's with more space so its achievable. 

 

I will say that when I ran a bass test on them I heard a midbass hump more so than on the yamaha or k545.


No perfect hp but these are close

 

Yes, the Shure 1540 manages to be open and spacious without resorting to brightness. Mind you, the warm bottom end probably helps keep that from happening..

 

BTW which Yamaha are you referring to?

 

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Hey Beagle,

 

You have quite the collection of cans. I was wondering if you've had a chance to try the Ultrasone Sig Pros? I did audition them a couple of times next to the 7520/Z1000 and found them quite interesting, but the price was kind of beyond reality so I sort of put them out of my mind, but now the itch is back! Wondering if you had any thoughts on the Sig Pros. Haha

 

No. I have owned a few Ultrasones (Pro2400/2500?, Pro 650 and 750). I was always unsure about the Ultrasone sound. It was like, if these are "right", then everything else is "wrong"....and that couldn't be.

post #754 of 2340
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Hey Beagle,

 

You have quite the collection of cans. I was wondering if you've had a chance to try the Ultrasone Sig Pros? I did audition them a couple of times next to the 7520/Z1000 and found them quite interesting, but the price was kind of beyond reality so I sort of put them out of my mind, but now the itch is back! Wondering if you had any thoughts on the Sig Pros. Haha

 

You can find them used on the boards usually from $700 - $800 (I think I sold mine for like $700 a while ago, not sure). They sounded spectacular to me, surprising since a lot of people give Ultrasone crap (probably with reason though ;)). They were pretty much "neutral-ish" from bass to mids and I felt them "lacking" only when treble-happy instruments appeared (i.e. I think there's a "drop down" somewhere that made the highs feel "off" and lacking energy). So I usually compared them to the Mad Dogs but with wider sound-stage, a bit better clarity and NOT as warm. Bass was more enjoyable as well.

 

Why did I get rid of them? I just stood with my Mad Dogs and decided I wanted the upper-mids/highs of the Signature DJ instead. Also, the DJs for some reason were a bit more comfortable (seems the pads are just a bit different) even though they look basically the same.

 

So, if the MDR highs are a bit like the Yammies, I figure the Sony's will have more "energy" up-top and a better sense of "air" but other than that I'm pretty sure I would have picked the Pros (this is all sound-quality-wise...)

 

Of course, that's just assuming (from what I read from grizzly) that the Yammies and MDR7520 are close in sound signature...

 

;)

post #755 of 2340
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BTW which Yamaha are you referring to?

 

 

Yamaha HPH-MT220s...

post #756 of 2340
Way off topic but I have a zmf mod t50 coming again and wanted to compare it to to the mad dog mod3.2 .I didn't like the 3.0. I don't want to have to buy both but its burning me up inside.
The zmf has good mids like the 7520 and a very similar balance with less bass and slightly more open and no midbass hump. Similar mids and highs though.
Edited by grizzlybeast - 1/27/14 at 2:27pm
post #757 of 2340
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Thanks for the replies guys. :bigsmile_face:

 

The 1540s having a lot of air and space has me interested in them. I did not know you could have non-bright cans with so much air and space; the Spirit Pros are kind of shock to me in this regard.

 

I think I totally understand what you're saying about the Sig Pros gelocks. Haha. I can almost hear them again in my mind. I'll see if I can source them for cheap somewhere (used).


Edited by M-13 - 1/27/14 at 3:45pm
post #758 of 2340
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Originally Posted by jeff h View Post
 

quick question about the 7520's...out of the box, can i plug them into a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

 

i just ordered the jds labs c5d dac/amp and the sony headphones. the c5d has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. i just want to make sure i'll be able to use the stock headphone cable with the c5d. thank you! 

 

p.s. the sony website describes the headphone cable plug type as: Gold, Stereo Unimatch plug 1/4" and 1/8"

 

Yes, you can.

BUT the supplied cable has a locking collar which

fits into a recess on the earcup, and you have to be

sure that the end of whatever cable you use will be able

to fit into that recess. 

 

(Just got up to measure the recess for you - it's about

11mm wide and 5mm deep [interior dimensions] - and the

locking collar extends outward from the earcup - the collar's

full outside diameter is just about 10mm.)

 

 

[Edit: spelling.]


Edited by zazex - 1/27/14 at 3:44pm
post #759 of 2340
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Yes, you can.

BUT the supplied cable has a locking collar which

fits into a recess on the earcup, and you have to be

sure that the end of whatever cable you use will be able

to fit into that recess. 

 

(Just got up to measure the recess for you - it's about

11mm wide and 5mm deep [interior dimensions] - and the

locking collar extends outward from the earcup - the collar's

full outside diameter is just about 10mm.)

 

 

[Edit: spelling.]

ok thank you for that information and for taking the measurements :D

 

i guess what i was wondering is if the end of the headphone cable (that is supplied with the headphones) that doesn't go to the earcup will fit into a 3.5 mm jack.

 

my c5d will arrive on wednesday and 7520's will arrive either tomorrow or wednesday so i'm excited - i've never had headphones before!

post #760 of 2340
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i've never had headphones before!

Get ready for awesomeness! :D

post #761 of 2340
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

Way off topic but I have a zmf mod t50 coming again and wanted to compare it to to the mad dog mod3.2 .I didn't like the 3.0. I don't want to have to buy both but its burning me up inside.
The zmf has good mids like the 7520 and a very similar balance with less bass and slightly more open and no midbass hump. Similar mids and highs though.

 

Could you please expound more on how they compare? I want a compliment to my ZMF but a less warm. If they sound pretty similar, it's one more thing to cross off. 

post #762 of 2340
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Get ready for awesomeness! :D

oh i am - i'm so excited it's not funny. can't wait to hear what i've been missing!! :D

post #763 of 2340
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Originally Posted by jeff h View Post
 

ok thank you for that information and for taking the measurements :D

 

i guess what i was wondering is if the end of the headphone cable (that is supplied with the headphones) that doesn't go to the earcup will fit into a 3.5 mm jack.

 

my c5d will arrive on wednesday and 7520's will arrive either tomorrow or wednesday so i'm excited - i've never had headphones before!

 

Definitely.

post #764 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

Just to pick your brain a little more Beagle (I hope you don't mind).

 

What are your thoughts on the P7 vs. the 7520? (If you want to throw the Spirit Pro into the mix that'll be great too).

post #765 of 2340
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Definitely.

awesome! thank you!

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