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post #871 of 2349
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

Wondering if this is recording or setup dependent as sibilant would be the last word I'd use to describe their signature, contrary I've found their treble quite subdued out of the box but it cut through after more than a week just fine, still very mellow (relatively). I can go up in volume significantly before treble starts bothering, almost like LCD-2 when I had them.

Bass gets more civilized as well, give them some time.

I think it will just not smooth over any sibilance, you will hear it when it's in the recording, sometimes harshly so, but it's not as harsh anymore as when it was brand new.

post #872 of 2349
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

 

I find them a bit dark and closed-in sounding, yet with an emphasis on sibilants. But they have a very tight and musical sound, no doubt about that.

he did say dark so he isnt saying that the sibilance isnt in the treble... but that is kinda confusing because the treble is where the essy sounds come from or where sibilance comes from. 

 

being less technical and less limiting on the word sibilance the sony does have a very raw presentation of the music that is not what I would call smooth or always easy on the ears. 

 

I would very much disagree with calling it a bright can though and  I would say the treble if anything is a tad subdued or perfectly nuetral,maybe a milimeter south of neutral.


Edited by grizzlybeast - 2/4/14 at 12:09pm
post #873 of 2349

these ideal for gaming?

post #874 of 2349
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Originally Posted by jamieuk147 View Post
 

these ideal for gaming?

I haven't tried playing games with them yet. They're quite analytical, so you'll hear all the details. It just doesn't have the widest soundstage, there are other closed headphones with a better soundstage. And a wider soundstage generally helps with creating a sense of 3D space (for instance, the B&W P7 is great at that). And I think having that sense of 3D space is helpful with games, correct?

post #875 of 2349
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

Wondering if this is recording or setup dependent as sibilant would be the last word I'd use to describe their signature, contrary I've found their treble quite subdued out of the box but it cut through after more than a week just fine, still very mellow (relatively). I can go up in volume significantly before treble starts bothering, almost like LCD-2 when I had them.

Bass gets more civilized as well, give them some time.

 

I listened to the same recording on four different headphones and heard a bit of nastiness in the esses with the 7520, while the three other portrayed it very cleanly. So if the 7520 is "right", the three others are "wrong".

 

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Originally Posted by starfly View Post
 

Many here have confirmed there is definitely a break-in period with this headphone. I personally noticed the bass to mellow a little bit over time and the highs to become a bit more relaxed. But if you're listening to a badly mastered recording, this headphone will not smooth it over, you will hear every flaw.

 

I actually find every recording to sound smooth and a bit dark with these. Never heard a sudden sparkly characteristic on a bright recording...everything was cut from the same cloth, so to speak. As I said earlier, to my ears they sound bright and dull at the same time. But I do like this headphone...it does a lot of things rather well.

post #876 of 2349
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 
 

I actually find every recording to sound smooth and a bit dark with these. Never heard a sudden sparkly characteristic on a bright recording...everything was cut from the same cloth, so to speak. As I said earlier, to my ears they sound bright and dull at the same time. But I do like this headphone...it does a lot of things rather well.

Sooo confusing. :o

 

Describing Sound -- A Glossary.

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Dark - A tonal balance that tilts downwards with increasing frequency. Opposite of bright. Weak high frequencies.

Dull - See Dark.

Bright - A sound that emphasizes the upper midrange/lower treble. Harmonics are strong relative to fundamentals.

Sibilant (or Sibilance) - "Essy", exaggerated "s" or "sh" sounds in vocals. Sibilant sounds carry most of their energy through the 4Khz to 8Khz range, but can extend to 10kHz, depending on the individual. Sibilance is often heard on radio.

 

 

I guess it's not always black and white, like bittersweet. LOL :beerchug: 

post #877 of 2349
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

Sibilance is often heard on radio.

 

Did they ever have a Top 10 hit?

post #878 of 2349

The 7520 just did not work for me. If anyone is interested please shoot me a pm.

post #879 of 2349
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

The 7520 just did not work for me. If anyone is interested please shoot me a pm.

its okay to expound there. why not?

 

It didn't work for me either but it is one of the most respectable hp's I have had so far.

 

I respect it more than the lcd2(not saying its better at all just more respected at its price)

post #880 of 2349
I can't get past the closed in sound basically. I'm not huge on sound stage but the nature of the sound is a distraction for me. I do enjoy the neutrality and the ability of the bass to dig deep and with texture.
post #881 of 2349
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I can't get past the closed in sound basically. I'm not huge on sound stage but the nature of the sound is a distraction for me. I do enjoy the neutrality and the ability of the bass to dig deep and with texture.

that is literally the unanimous reason for anyone I have heard post about why they let it go. I wonder if an amp that had sound field boost or something would help that. The hp is very much worth building a supportive rig around. 


Edited by grizzlybeast - 2/4/14 at 7:30pm
post #882 of 2349
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

that is literally the unanimous reason for anyone I have heard post about why they let it go. I wonder if an amp that had sound field boost or something would help that. The hp is very much worth building a supportive rig around. 

 

Yes, such as the C&C BH amp. I love it with my closed cans for opening up the soundstage a bit.

post #883 of 2349
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

Yes, such as the C&C BH amp. I love it with my closed cans for opening up the soundstage a bit.

You got me curious, what can I expect from this amp, how neutral is it?

Is the soundstage similar to the meier crossfeed effect as in a rockboxed ver of the sansa clip or something else?

post #884 of 2349

Hi guys,

 

need your help here..

 

I'm planning to make a present to my GF.

I Own and she "knows" and love the sound and comfort of The "7520" . o(°;°)0

But i can't afford unfortunately a second pair at this price range.. plus we can't order it in Europe now...

So i was thinking on something less flat-pro ( 200-300$ ), with a tight pleasing extended low sub range.. to listening "Electronic Music"

May be something sexy like the V-Moda crossfade 100 ..( 240€ ) ?

What do you say...?

 

Any input really appreciated..! I'm short on time :-( 

post #885 of 2349
Just splash out and get her the 7520! You do love her don't you?! wink.gif

Order it from B&H Photo in the States. Very good prices and you can pay the import tax via them on their web site to save hassle. Very fast shipping from them as well.
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