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post #826 of 1631
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 


This isn't really an answer, but I would go with: Brainwavz Peridot Headphone Stand

 

http://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Peridot-Headphone-Stand-Suitable/dp/B00AE0IEHM/

Why?

post #827 of 1631
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 

Why doesn't the 7520 have just a little less bass?! I'd be a happy man. 

 

I'm telling ya. Spirit Pro is the answer. (unless you've already tried this and it sucked?) I apologize if that's the case. :o

post #828 of 1631

Passing the 7520 torch to MattTCG.

 

 

From now on he will act as my surrogate on this thread and keep it alive by posting pictures of hot girls and "headphone god"; and making generally offensive and useless comments.

 

(He twisted my arm to the point that I had to relinquish my 7520 to him. They're shipping out today :veryevil:)

 

As for me... I'm looking at new shiny toys now: :devil_face: 


Edited by M-13 - 1/31/14 at 2:37pm
post #829 of 1631
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Originally Posted by john57 View Post

Yes mine does not and I said if. I find that my other headphones do have some creaking noise like my Shure 940 which has been quite bad and even my HD598 creaks at times.


 

The good thing with the 7520 is that it's really easy to take apart, and we know what the affected parts are. I've had other headphones that creak simply due to how the headband adjustment is constructed, or for other unknown reasons, which you couldn't really do anything about.

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Originally Posted by john57 View Post

If I decided to use a lubricant on my 7520 I would use something like  100% Synthetic Oil which is safe for use on plastics. I would use something with a needle applicator like this   http://www.amazon.com/Bottle-Synthetic-Lubricating-Wrist-Watches/dp/B00CM1A6D6/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1391201839&sr=8-6&keywords=lubricant+needle



 as an example. That way with a needle applicator I may not have to take the headphone apart. Too much lubricant can be more harmful than too little. Makes sure that the squeaks are not coming from the twist joints on the 7520.

 

I wouldn't want lubricant potentially leaking inside the headphones by using oil and a needle applicator - that's why I chose lithium grease. It's really easy to take the 7520 apart. They're studio 'phones so they are built to be easy to repair.

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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

Man, so weird. The creaking doesn't bother me at all. Haha. Just putting this out there so people know it's not everyone having issues. And my 7520 is nearly a year old now.


 

Mine are more than a year old at this point and have seen daily use, and it's only recently that it's started to become a problem. I don't know that it's anything people should be concerned about.

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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

Why doesn't the 7520 have just a little less bass?! I'd be a happy man. 


 

That should be easy enough to EQ out. It's more difficult to make up for things like a lack of bass than too much.

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Originally Posted by ForceMajeure View Post

I have a question for you guys,


I've been thinking about getting a Chinese Omega headphone wooden stand.


Maybe someone here got one or a similar Sieveking one and can tell me :

 

Especially with closed headphones, I wouldn't want a stand which the pads are resting on. I just use one of the Sennheiser headphone clamps with mine now. (after damaging the finish from not using a stand for a year...)
post #830 of 1631
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post
 

Just another question, I know I've asked this before, but today the shielding of the cable on my Shure SE530 IEM cracked so I don't expect these to last much longer, so I'm looking for a replacement.

 

My budget is up to about 200 bucks for a pair of IEMs. I like the Sony 7520 sound, so I'd like something a bit similar sounding, neutralish but with still plenty of bass (I usually use IEMs when commuting on the train/bus, etc.) and perhaps a bit more soundstage.

 

What would you guys recommend? Someone already recommended the Dunu DN-1000 here, but those aren't available here in the Netherlands. Any other recommendations? Oh, and I'm looking for a universal fit, don't want to deal with custom-fit IEMs.

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Originally Posted by starfly View Post
 

 

I wonder if Vaseline will work as well. Or do you guys think that'll react with plastic? I'm noticing a slight amount of creakiness returning, so that silicone spray is certainly not a permanent solution.

I would rec the Vsonic VSD1S.  Not exactly at your budget but it gives me a great result with mids nice and clean like the 7520 with just a tad of warmth and trouble free highs.  Oh, and you can buy them on ebay.nl and they ship from Hong Kong.  

 

As for the Vaseline, When I was researching I did come across some info that it was not good for plastics long term.


Edited by bixby - 1/31/14 at 4:13pm
post #831 of 1631
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post

 

I wonder if Vaseline will work as well. Or do you guys think that'll react with plastic? I'm noticing a slight amount of creakiness returning, so that silicone spray is certainly not a permanent solution.

 

Vaseline, lubricant, plastic, silicone....am I in the wrong forum? :D

post #832 of 1631
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Passing the 7520 torch to MattTCG.

 

 

From now on he will act as my surrogate on this thread and keep it alive by posting pictures of hot girls and "headphone god"; and making generally offensive and useless comments.

 

(He twisted my arm to the point that I had to relinquish my 7520 to him. They're shipping out today :veryevil:)

 

As for me... I'm looking at new shiny toys now: :devil_face: 

 

The only part that I agreed to was making offensive and useless comments, for the record. ;)

 

I heard the 7520 just this past weekend at a mini meet and was very taken with it. I only got about 15 minutes with it. But in that short time I formulated these thoughts: Comfortable, very portable, easily driveable even from my phone and a damned nice sound to boot. 

 

I immediately hopped on Amazon and subsequently ebay to see what they went for. Crap, it must be the headfi effect. Prices were going upwards of four bills. Then I saw that M-13 had his for sale at a much more reasonable price. Now they are mine. :veryevil: 


Edited by MattTCG - 1/31/14 at 5:49pm
post #833 of 1631
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

 

Vaseline, lubricant, plastic, silicone....am I in the wrong forum? :D

Not wrong forum LOL

 

Some members of this thread seem to have a very "different" relationship with this Sony thing  

Don't ask Don't tell   :wink_face: 

post #834 of 1631
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

 

I'm telling ya. Spirit Pro is the answer. (unless you've already tried this and it sucked?) I apologize if that's the case. :o

 

I'm tempted but waiting for Innerfidelity's review. I don't always land where Tyll does but he is very consistent in what he likes so I have a good idea whether I'll like something or not based on his evaluation. 

post #835 of 1631
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Originally Posted by starfly View Post
 

 

I wonder if Vaseline will work as well. Or do you guys think that'll react with plastic? I'm noticing a slight amount of creakiness returning, so that silicone spray is certainly not a permanent solution.

Vaseline is a petroleum by-product; it's a brand of petroleum jelly.

 

Best lube(s) for plastic (keeping in mind that there are many 

different types of plastic, all with differing characteristics)

is/are synthetic: PTFE (brand name Teflon), and silicone grease

(silicone as spray often contains non-silicone additives

which are potentially harmful to plastic; but some brands

of silicone spray are pure silicone).  

 

Molybdenum disulfide is also useful as a dry,

generally non-reactive lubricant, although its

black color and powder form can be factors to consider.  

The other lubes listed above are typically colorless.

post #836 of 1631
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 

 

I'm tempted but waiting for Innerfidelity's review. I don't always land where Tyll does but he is very consistent in what he likes so I have a good idea whether I'll like something or not based on his evaluation. 


I think Tyll likes them. I can't remember which thread, but he complimented them quite recently on Head-Fi. I think it was a "I'm looking for the ultimate monitoring headphone" or some such thread. He says that the Spirit Pro is more neutral than the HP50 and says it's a "nice" can. Not sure if that means he'll review, but I'm getting good vibes. Haha. I can't wait for Tyll to put it on the Wall of Fame. If he doesn't, I'll know for sure that he and I hear very differently.

 

Okay found the post. Haha.

 

It was part of the "Best Studio Headphone" Thread:

 

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Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post
 

Kinda just breezed through this thread, but thought I'd put my 2 cents in...

 

I like the HP50 as an all-arouder, tonal balance is close and detail resolution very good.

 

I think the Focal Spirit Pro may be more neutral for pros mixing for tonal balance, but don't quite resolve in the treble as well as the HP50.

 

The HD800 is a great microscope into the details, but its tonal balance is tilted toward the treble to much.

 

LCD-X may be a nice balance between tonal balance and detail, but it's a bit expensive and being open doesn't lend itself to many parts of pro work.


Okay, so he's NOT exactly complimenting them... Sorry. Haha. Opps. :rolleyes: (He is sort of recommending them next to the HP50, which is his favorite at the moment, so maybe 2nd best in his mind?)


Edited by M-13 - 1/31/14 at 10:01pm
post #837 of 1631
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

I think Tyll likes them. I can't remember which thread, but he complimented them quite recently on Head-Fi. I think it was a "I'm looking for the ultimate monitoring headphone" or some such thread. 

 

Best Studio Headphones. Tyll's post is linked to in the opening post.

 

 

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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 

Why doesn't the 7520 have just a little less bass?! I'd be a happy man. 

 

Wouldn't that be the MDR-Z1000?

post #838 of 1631
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post
 

 

Best Studio Headphones. Tyll's post is linked to in the opening post.

 

Wouldn't that be the MDR-Z1000?

The Z1000 has no bass, not less bass. :tongue_smile:

 

So you started that thread? Just get the Spirit Pro and call it day. I pretty much live on Head-Fi and have auditioned cans left and right, and buying up more than I should, and the Spirit Pro is the most neutral and best Studio Monitor type of sound I have encountered. (IMHO YMMV, etc, etc)

 

Have you seen the Spirit Pro thread on Gearslutz?

 

For music listening I think the 7520 holds its own, but for monitoring I would imagine the Spirit Pro would come out on top because it's strictly more neutral.


Edited by M-13 - 2/1/14 at 12:26am
post #839 of 1631
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post
 

 

Best Studio Headphones. Tyll's post is linked to in the opening post.

 

 

 

Wouldn't that be the MDR-Z1000?

 

They differ in other ways too.

 

I think the Z1000 is a bit brighter through the midrange into the treble,

I think it's smoother in the midrange, especially the upper midrange,

and I think it has greater clarity and detail at the top.

 

The 7520's are great closed headphones

so are the Z1000's

The Z1000's have their flaws, but on the other hand they

do some things better than any closed headphone I've ever heard

They're startling at times

 

I'd hate to have to choose between these two.

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

The Z1000 has no bass, not less bass. :tongue_smile:

 

So you started that thread? Just get the Spirit Pro and call it day. I pretty much live on Head-Fi and have auditioned cans left and right, and buying up more than I should, and the Spirit Pro is the most neutral and best Studio Monitor type of sound I have encountered. (IMHO YMMV, etc, etc)

 

Have you seen the Spirit Pro thread on Gearslutz?

 

For music listening I think the 7520 holds its own, but for monitoring I would imagine the Spirit Pro would come out on top because it's strictly more neutral.

 

The Z1000 has bass...

obviously less than the 7520.

post #840 of 1631
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post

 

The Z1000 has bass...

obviously less than the 7520.

Yes it does! I was just joking around. :evil:

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