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post #766 of 2340

I'd say I'm a reformed basshead.  Some call themselves an audiophile basshead.  Where once a Sony XB500 was the king, they now sound like crud.  Muddy and just awful.  Now a TH900 is the gold standard, and to be honest with you, I'm right now auditioning a Senn HD700 and it has PLENTY of bass. 

 

Keep in mind in the early days it was a FiiO E-11 with a Digizoid ZO double amped.  Now it's a vintage Pioneer Spec system with the Spec 2 amp that puts out over 300 wpc into speakers and out of the headphone jack it is just sublime and the bass is, well, limitless. 

 

So it sounds like these would fit the bill.  I'm after a portable headphone for yardwork, etc and after selling my V-Moda M100 (sold because they just don't sound that good), I'm going to try the Beats Studio (hold the comments, guys, they cost me $100 and sound good), UE6000 and am now considering the 7520.  The new Sennheiser DJ 7 or 8 is on the list as well, wanting isolation and a solid bass backbone. 

 

Thanks for the info gents. 


Edited by Oregonian - 1/27/14 at 6:08pm
post #767 of 2340
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post
 

 

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. 

7520:

not as dark, still not a bright hp

more forward

less wet

more bass (a lot more and I havent heard version 2 yet... on the way)

less smokey

more closed in

More analytical

 

zmf(from memory and its been a while):

more natural

bigger soundstage

less attack

less analytical

less bass

 

they are not to far from each other in balance and both have great mids edit: are not bright. But they sound way different from eachother because of their timbres and presentation. They could make good compliments but would play the same songs well just different. Both are good all arounders.


Edited by grizzlybeast - 1/27/14 at 6:33pm
post #768 of 2340

Thanks! I'll try to give these a listen myself.

post #769 of 2340
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Originally Posted by jeff h View Post
 

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

Just keep in mind that if you find the bass a bit overpowering initially on the 7520, it will settle down after about 50-100 hours of listening. Just listen to it and the sound will settle down into an almost perfect balance (that being very subjective though).

post #770 of 2340

The 7520 is so hard to find in HK, went around all the major shops (Jaben, DMA, Kingsound) and none of them stocked it :mad:

post #771 of 2340
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post
 

Just keep in mind that if you find the bass a bit overpowering initially on the 7520, it will settle down after about 50-100 hours of listening. Just listen to it and the sound will settle down into an almost perfect balance (that being very subjective though).

ok i'll look out for that! thank you!

post #772 of 2340
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Originally Posted by M-13 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).

 

One is Rachael Ray, the other is Jennifer Connelly..

post #773 of 2340

Which one is Jennifer?

post #774 of 2340

It doesn't matter, I WANT JENNIFER!!! lol ;)

post #775 of 2340
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

7520:

 

more bass (a lot more and I havent heard version 2 yet... on the way)

 

 

Version 2 of the 7520???

post #776 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

 

One is Rachael Ray, the other is Jennifer Connelly..

 

I will say the Spirit Pro is....

 

 

But the 7520 is Suzy from Miss A (JYP)

 

 

 


Edited by M-13 - 1/28/14 at 1:17pm
post #777 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Mike F View Post
 

 

Version 2 of the 7520???

no sir. my post was in response to the question of how the 7520 compares to the zmf modded fostex which has a classic version and a bass version which is version 2.

7520 has only one version. 

post #778 of 2340
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

no sir. my post was in response to the question of how the 7520 compares to the zmf modded fostex which has a classic version and a bass version which is version 2.

7520 has only one version. 

 

Ah, thanks! You had me confused there!

post #779 of 2340
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

 

I will say the Spirit Pro is....

 

 

But the 7520 is Suzy from Miss A (JYP)

 

 

 

 

Hmmm, I think I need to change headphones! ;)

post #780 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Mike F View Post
 

 

Hmmm, I think I need to change headphones! ;)

ROFL:veryevil:

 

Suzy's got a billion+ rabid fans in Asia.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ1jFXbLO0o

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbdsf5ojb4w


Edited by M-13 - 1/28/14 at 6:00pm
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