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Poll Results: Which one is to your fancy ?

 
  • 13% (33)
    HD6 DJ
  • 12% (29)
    HD7 DJ
  • 59% (142)
    HD8 DJ
  • 14% (35)
    None of them
239 Total Votes  
post #256 of 1097

I don't own many headphones. A friend of mine introduced me to sennheiser and every pair I have bought were amazing quality for the price.

 

I think it's time I get a NICE pair and couple it with an amp to dive into some really nice sounds that an ampless headphone can't give me. I'm ready to take a big step forward.

 

Back on topic, I really like the color scheme on these (my opinion). I've never had velour pads so that will be interesting to me.


Edited by Jasiono - 2/11/14 at 10:11am
post #257 of 1097
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Originally Posted by Jasiono View Post
 

I don't own many headphones. A friend of mine introduced me to sennheiser and every pair I have bought were amazing quality for the price.

 

I think it's time I get a NICE pair and couple it with an amp to dive into some really nice sounds that an ampless headphone can't give me. I'm ready to take a big step forward.

 

Back on topic, I really like the color scheme on these (my opinion). I've never had velour pads so that will be interesting to me.

You won't be disappointed here. Sennheiser did a fine job delivering again. 

post #258 of 1097

Hi, I read this entire thread and still don't know what to get.

 

I currently have Sennheiser HD-25-1-iis. If I return them and get the HD 7, 8, or Momentums will it be an upgrade?

I have to stress that I will be using these for producing songs/beats and am concerned about sound quality only. I don't care about comfort or build features, chords, etc. 

 

I will be using these as a monitor headphone listening/making electronic music but will also be recording soft folk songs/ acoustic guitar/ classical, so Im a little worried the bass in the 7 or 8 will be too overpowering. so which is the best best sound quality wise out of all these, which can give the biggest most full sound/ soundstage? 

 

HD7

HD8

Momentum

HD 25 1 ii

 

also I want to put all my budget (400$) toward just the headphones, so I will not be using an amp.


Edited by port11 - 2/11/14 at 11:24am
post #259 of 1097
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Originally Posted by port11 View Post
 

Hi, I read this entire thread and still don't know what to get.

 

I currently have Sennheiser HD-25-1-iis. If I return them and get the HD 7, 8, or Momentums will it be an upgrade?

I have to stress that I will be using these for producing songs/beats and am concerned about sound quality only. I don't care about comfort or build features, chords, etc. 

 

I will be using these as a monitor headphone listening/making electronic music but will also be recording soft folk songs/ acoustic guitar/ classical, so Im a little worried the bass in the 7 or 8 will be too overpowering. so which is the best best sound quality wise out of all these, which can give the biggest most full sound/ soundstage? 

 

HD7

HD8

Momentum

HD 25 1 ii

 

also I want to put all my budget (400$) toward just the headphones, so I will not be using an amp.

 

Wont you actually be better off with the HD6 Mix?

 

Anyway, since I haven't tried any of those, well I did tried the Momentums and I wouldn't use them for monitoring, why not look into "proper" monitoring headphones? (i.e. Shure SRH940, KRK 8400, Yamaha HPH-MT220 which I prefer over the previously mentioned, Sony MDR7520, etc.)

post #260 of 1097
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

Wont you actually be better off with the HD6 Mix?

Anyway, since I haven't tried any of those, well I did tried the Momentums and I wouldn't use them for monitoring, why not look into "proper" monitoring headphones? (i.e. Shure SRH940, KRK 8400, Yamaha HPH-MT220 which I prefer over the previously mentioned, Sony MDR7520, etc.)

You might be interested in the HD6 if you are looking at the HD lineup. Otherwise, for a true monitoring experience, you may want to look elsewhere for proven headphones in the monitoring realm. Hd7 and Hd8 seem to be more for live monitoring and performance.
post #261 of 1097
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Originally Posted by port11 View Post
 

Hi, I read this entire thread and still don't know what to get.

 

I currently have Sennheiser HD-25-1-iis. If I return them and get the HD 7, 8, or Momentums will it be an upgrade?

I have to stress that I will be using these for producing songs/beats and am concerned about sound quality only. I don't care about comfort or build features, chords, etc. 

 

I will be using these as a monitor headphone listening/making electronic music but will also be recording soft folk songs/ acoustic guitar/ classical, so Im a little worried the bass in the 7 or 8 will be too overpowering. so which is the best best sound quality wise out of all these, which can give the biggest most full sound/ soundstage? 

 

HD7

HD8

Momentum

HD 25 1 ii

 

also I want to put all my budget (400$) toward just the headphones, so I will not be using an amp.

if these will be your only headphones then I wouldnt do it. 

 

me i would use bass heavy headphones for production of electronic (not folk or classical because its not good to have to eq the bass down to produce in your DAW) in a heartbeat because making music and getting grooving is the fun part but I would also use another headphone and/or monitors to check my levels. 

 

For recording since I only use one ear on anyway when i sing into the mic most times then these would prob make a killer tool especially because of the praised isolation. that is why i am getting it. to rock out to,write to, record and make music cause making music is fun! but no way would I depend on something so tailored towards djs for this. 

 

If this purchase will be your only headphone then try a NAD Viso hp50 or Spirit Pro...those are recommended a lot around here. I cant recommend the Yamaha mt220 because it bleeds just a little too much for me to turn it up while recording. 

post #262 of 1097
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post


Since you are working at Sennheiser, can't you comment on sound differences between HD7 and 8, I bet that's what everywhere is anxious to know about. We know HD6 has less pronounced bass for more flatter response as that's the goal, a flatter response for studio use but what's the goal for the sound of HD7 and 8? Boosted bass and...? Is HD8 more pronounced in the highs for easier snares/clap matching or? I don't expect any detailed sound description but I'm more interesting in the marketing jargon that pretty much every headphone product in a series has agreed on, how the Sennheiser rep in a booth had commented like if a person was asking what's the differences in sound between HD7 and 8. Usually there is a clear goal set for each product in the series.

 

Both HD8 DJ and HD7 DJ are focused on the rhythm and beat matching that professional DJs need. Between the two, the HD8 DJ offers a clear and more detailed sound with excellent bass, while the HD7 DJ has a more engaging, dynamic sound tuning with a stronger bass emphasis.  

 

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Originally Posted by campj View Post

 

@Rosmadi Mahmood Hello, are there any intentions of making a shorter cable for these? I think a lot of people would like to use them as portable headphones, but the cables are too long. Thanks,
 jon

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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post


I also would have thought it had made sense with a shorter straight cable. I think for DJ's they will use the coiled when out n about doing gigs but the straight would be used portably. I think it would have been smarter to pick a shorter straight cable, IMO 1.5 m. Two different length cables had complemented each other better, not that many DJ's use straight cable @ while DJing I'd imagine so the length for that purpose isn't really needed IMO. Since these headphones doesn't look like something only DJ's will use I also favor the idea of a shorter (~1.5m) straight cable.

(+1.5m is perfect for me at home ^^)

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Originally Posted by Eugguy View Post

 

+1...I agree on the shorter straight cable. Would have been nice to get the best of both worlds. I've been using the coiled cable since I put these on. When I put on the straight cable, I realized how long, and also useless it is. No DJ will ever need to use a cable that long. That is why coil was invented!

 

Thanks for this feedback. I've already informed the product manager and he's looking into it.  :wink_face: 

post #263 of 1097
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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post

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When I say "sweeter" I mean the lower mids were not affected by the extreme lows or the midrange. I could distinguish different sounds at that frequency range faster and easier with the HD7 - so they were closer to my HD 25-1 IIs in terms of their sonic signature, but I felt more of everything (Ivan at Sennheiser giving me the demo also complimented that observation - he was VERY cool and professional) - it was as if I was hearing the next evolution of the HD 25-1 IIs - more bottom, mids and highs, but clarity was intact throughout.

 

The HD8 had, for me, a weightier bottom end overall, and I know a great deal of DJs prefer this - but the HD7 sounded like it would do justice to more genres than the 8 while DJing. The HD8's clarity was also top notch, but I thought the heavier low end stood out more, creeping ever so slightly into the lower midrange. I'm sure people will prefer that as it was more club-like. Me, I'm going for the HD7 - as it gave me precisely what I was seeking: An upgrade to my HD 25-1 IIs!!

 

I hope to review them in full ASAP!

So I can dig in a ill deeper.

 

and YES, and BIG ups to Rosmadi Mahmood!!

You're rockin it.

 

Psyched to find this thread fellas!

Down w/ post-CES flu turned pneumonia.

FUN...

 

music and headphones...

 

 

gettin me through it...

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Rosmadi Mahmood View Post
 

 

Both HD8 DJ and HD7 DJ are focused on the rhythm and beat matching that professional DJs need. Between the two, the HD8 DJ offers a clear and more detailed sound with excellent bass, while the HD7 DJ has a more engaging, dynamic sound tuning with a stronger bass emphasis.  

 

 

Thanks for this feedback. I've already informed the product manager and he's looking into it.  :wink_face: 

see this is what I was talking about... I asked about it earlier and noone responded. What is the truth here?


Edited by grizzlybeast - 2/11/14 at 8:32pm
post #264 of 1097

Yep, just goes to show how we all hear a little differently... and maybe sometimes a lot differently.  This is not to disparage Mike Mercer at all because for all I know I may get to hear these at some point and maybe I end up calling it the exact same way.  It is interesting to note that Senn is calling it differently... maybe the more lively tuning included not just a bass bump but also stronger high mids and/or low treble which could come across as better detail to some of us.  Either way, I think the key here is to get more feedback from more people and see if a patter emerges in terms overall balance, depth of bass versus overall boost of bass in volume compared to rest of the spectrum, and also if there is any appreciable difference in mids and highs between the 7 and 8.

 

I really hope Sennheiser offers shorter cable options, I will most likely pick up the HD 6 Mix and will want something convenient for desktop work and for me that means a 1 to 1.5 meter cable.  Depending on how the DJ models shake out, there is a good chance I will go for one of them and again will definitely want a short cable for the office as well as bus/plane/train rides...

post #265 of 1097
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Originally Posted by Rosmadi Mahmood View Post
 

 

Both HD8 DJ and HD7 DJ are focused on the rhythm and beat matching that professional DJs need. Between the two, the HD8 DJ offers a clear and more detailed sound with excellent bass, while the HD7 DJ has a more engaging, dynamic sound tuning with a stronger bass emphasis.  

 

 

Thanks for this feedback. I've already informed the product manager and he's looking into it.  :wink_face: 


Thanks!!! That was what I was looking for, seems like HD7 is very beefy in the bass response if even Oregonian maybe thought it was slightly too much for him. :) Maybe HD8 is more suitable bass-heavy for a wider range of applications.

And good to hear about the cable, wouldn't have thought that any manufacturer would care about feedback like that after the product already has already launched. You would probably need a wider range of feedback on this one but I have a strong feeling majority would agree on a shorter straight cable.

At least simply offering a shorter cable as a separate purchasable accessory would be cool as it's not easy to find replacement cables for these. Personally I prefer non-kevlar reinforced but it's not a deal-breaker. For me the kevlar always wants to rub against my clothes and therefore start fraying and it's also annoying when you can feel it keeps rubbing against the clothes, I therefore prefer a slippery sleek rubber coating whenever possible for this reason to minimize friction.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 2/11/14 at 9:15pm
post #266 of 1097
I will say this - the 7 had sooo much bass and seemed mainly sub-bass so maybe what Rosmadi is saying is spot on.
post #267 of 1097
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post

I will say this - the 7 had sooo much bass and seemed mainly sub-bass so maybe what Rosmadi is saying is spot on.


Yea I've pretty much ruled out this now so maybe only HD8 is an option for me now. I just hope it's not too subbass skewed, I hate returning/selling headphones so will wait a bit longer or until amazon.co.uk has them in stock (only got HD7).

post #268 of 1097
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post

I will say this - the 7 had sooo much bass and seemed mainly sub-bass so maybe what Rosmadi is saying is spot on.

well I have actually abandoned this and was thinking of a dido901,th600,or final audio pandora vi... I want bass and lots of it but if a bass head is saying it is too much then that is pretty wierd.

post #269 of 1097
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

well I have actually abandoned this and was thinking of a dido901,th600,or final audio pandora vi... I want bass and lots of it but if a bass head is saying it is too much then that is pretty wierd.


I know, right?  I put my Pro900's on during a listening session for a sanity check and the 7 was just too much.  Maybe I got one that was bad but I doubt Sennheiser has QA issues. 

post #270 of 1097

Well, maybe Senn was going after Beats Pro customers with the HD 7 and going after M-100 (and similar...) with the HD 8.  I don't know about the rest of you, but it does seem like the M-100 is as popular/familiar as anything else in this general ball park, would be nice to know the compare/contrast between each of the new Senn DJs and the M-100.  If either one had more pumped up bass than the M-100, I would not be interested in that much excessive deviation from neutral balance, I only want 4-8 db in general boost from anything at or below 120 hz

 

If one went a little deeper I suppose that would be fine but not important to me, what I am really interested in is comfort, isolation, and then a better delineated mid and treble region than the M-100, more overall resolving power than the M-100.  That is the headphone I am looking for. I really liked the M-100 a lot and it was a tough decision to sell them, but at the end of the day I wanted more comfort and a better midrange and treble.  I thought the bass power and articulation was excellent and not looking for more in that department, just getting all the other boxes checked seems to be a challenge.  SRH-1540 came awfully close, in fact, if I hear from other owners that they are easily bent to get the perfect angle on your ears, they will be my next purchase if the HD 8 proves to be an otherwise step down from that one in general.  For me it will be a likewise bake-off between HD 6 Mix and MDR-7520 and Focal Spirit Pro, though I am already convinced the latter is not going to be true over ear for me.

 

But the design of the HD 8 DJ looks great, the rotating/folding capability is great, the comfort is most likely great since that is a Sennheiser core strength in general... I guess the sound overall is still TBD and the cable/connectors a potential nuisance.


Edited by Greggo - 2/12/14 at 10:37am
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