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post #991 of 2340

While I do not listen to rap, hip hop or dubstep I do know the Spirit Pro rolls off in the lowest bass area.  The 7520 seems more linear to me in that area.  

 

As for the price of the Focal Pros in Europe, you guys with ears that fit should JUMP on them for anything under 200 euros.  That is a very good price for a very good can.  Seems the US does not always get the best pricing.


Edited by bixby - 2/16/14 at 2:17pm
post #992 of 2340
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Originally Posted by bixby View Post
 

While I do not listen to rap, hip hop or dubstep I do know the Spirit Pro rolls off in the lowest bass area.  The 7520 seems more linear to me in that area.  

 

As for the price of the Focal Pros in Europe, you guys with ears taht fit should JUMP on them for anything under 200 euros.  That is a very good price for a very good can.  Seem the US does not always get the best pricing.

 

Always depends on which way the product is traveling of course!

post #993 of 2340

The FSP's bass went down pretty deep for me.  Overall its bass isn't entirely that strong or emphasized, but it's definitely extended.  7520 having stronger sub-bass seems like a fun thing.

post #994 of 2340
The 7520's do go loowww! I tried mine with an online bass test and I could hear I think it was 13kHz with them. I was tempted to turn them up to see if I could hear lower, but that could damage your hearing so I thought better of it. Safe to say that they will go as low as anyone can hear. It was a truely impressive experience, not only that they went that low but that they could handle it without distortion (let alone rattling!).
post #995 of 2340

You shouldn't be hearing 13hz with any headphone or speaker system.  13hz is something you only feel.  If you hear something that is supposedly that low it's most likely distortion.  

 

From my experience, headphones with clean, low thd and linear bass extension tend to sound pretty strong down to 30hz, a little audible at 25hz, and nothing more than a very small amount of pressure at 20hz.  

post #996 of 2340

The 7520 and FSP both go down to the very bottom, to the point where you "feel" bass. Neither is rolled off in the sligthest IMO. The 7520 just has more bass, (good bass I might add).

post #997 of 2340
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

You shouldn't be hearing 13hz with any headphone or speaker system.  13hz is something you only feel.  If you hear something that is supposedly that low it's most likely distortion.  

From my experience, headphones with clean, low thd and linear bass extension tend to sound pretty strong down to 30hz, a little audible at 25hz, and nothing more than a very small amount of pressure at 20hz.  

Yes, I know that! But even so I could. I wanted to make sure that my memory was correct so I've been searching for the last half an hour for that test. Couldn't find it! But I did find another that played frequencies at 5Hz steps from 5Hz and I could definitely hear 15Hz on the 7520's. Remember that humans can hear from 20Hz to 20kHz, but that varies from person to person, so it's quite possible that I can hear 15Hz and another person can't. As I said, I think it's safe to say the the 7520 will go as low as anyone can hear. And, I think I know the difference between low frequency sound and distortion, especially when I could hear it at quite low volume.
post #998 of 2340
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

The 7520 and FSP both go down to the very bottom, to the point where you "feel" bass. Neither is rolled off in the sligthest IMO. The 7520 just has more bass, (good bass I might add).

the Focal Pros may measure down low but fit is paramount to getting the extreme low end.  I doubt the heads folks like inner fidelity used to measure have ears.  And we all know that many folks ears will not fit inside the cups of the Spirit pros.  Hence with many people you will not experience the lowest lows of some tracks to to a slight incomplete seal.  I did not experience the lowest lows when I had them and did hear what I know is there on the 7520s.

 

That being said, if the ear fits, wear it!, cuz they are great cans and really I did not think of them as missing any bass on most music.

post #999 of 2340

The innerfidelity head does have ears.  More info can be found here.

 

I won't deny that they don't fit around the ear that well, but they do seal very well.  The IF measurements back that up too, with the raw fr measurements of the fsp showing no deviation in low frequency performance depending on seal.  More info on that can be found here.

 

One of the reasons why I wanted to audition the LCD2 for an extended time was to find out as a reference what a headphone with famously bottomless but clean bass extension would sound like.  The FSP mimics the LCD2 in the lowest bass characteristics.  The major difference is that the LCD2 has more of it.

post #1000 of 2340
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Originally Posted by Mike F View Post


Yes, I know that! But even so I could. I wanted to make sure that my memory was correct so I've been searching for the last half an hour for that test. Couldn't find it! But I did find another that played frequencies at 5Hz steps from 5Hz and I could definitely hear 15Hz on the 7520's. Remember that humans can hear from 20Hz to 20kHz, but that varies from person to person, so it's quite possible that I can hear 15Hz and another person can't. As I said, I think it's safe to say the the 7520 will go as low as anyone can hear. And, I think I know the difference between low frequency sound and distortion, especially when I could hear it at quite low volume.

this is interesting, from the audio check site:  http://www.audiocheck.net/audiotests_frequencychecklow.php


Edited by bixby - 2/16/14 at 2:45pm
post #1001 of 2340
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

The innerfidelity head does have ears.  More info can be found here.

 

I won't deny that they don't fit around the ear that well, but they do seal very well.  The IF measurements back that up too, with the raw fr measurements of the fsp showing no deviation in low frequency performance depending on seal.  More info on that can be found here.

 

One of the reasons why I wanted to audition the LCD2 for an extended time was to find out as a reference what a headphone with famously bottomless but clean bass extension would sound like.  The FSP mimics the LCD2 in the lowest bass characteristics.  The major difference is that the LCD2 has more of it.

cool, thanks for the info.  I wonder what the actual size of the artificial ear is.  I could never get a complete seal unless I folded my ear taco style with the FSP. 

post #1002 of 2340
I tested the PBS m4u1 side by side to thw Fsp recently, I prefer the Psb..
Sounded cleaner n more refined...n v comfy.
post #1003 of 2340
What are the internal dimensions of the MDR-7520 pads?
post #1004 of 2340
70mm top to bottom and 40 mm across the center. It fits my 68 mm top to bottom ears, yea!
post #1005 of 2340

17mm deep at the rear ear 

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