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Poll Results: Which one is to your fancy ?

 
  • 13% (22)
    HD6 DJ
  • 8% (15)
    HD7 DJ
  • 60% (101)
    HD8 DJ
  • 17% (30)
    None of them
168 Total Votes  
post #451 of 887

Updated my original post with HD8 measurements..

 

Have to face it, can't be hard on any of them specifically. They are just slightly different voicings of the same phone. HD8 has a small emphasis on the subbass over HD7 and feels a bit more "alive" (hard to explain, trying to interpret the graphs and doing some eq experiments seems fruitless so far).

 

HD6 just feels overall a bit muffled and bland, nothing really stands out (but not in a good neutral way either). But I can't really say that it's bad.

 

What I'm impressed on all of them is the ability to really crank volume without any hardness, the highs are on perfect level for that, nothing gets piercing.. and the bass level is perfect (on HD8)!

 

To sum it up, so far goodness seems to be directly related to model number/price for me.. ;) I'll probably keep them all for a week on my desk. Feel free to ask impressions on specific tracks etc.


Edited by hekeli - 2/25/14 at 1:50pm
post #452 of 887
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Originally Posted by hekeli View Post
 

What I'm impressed on all of them is the ability to really crank volume without any hardness, the highs are on perfect level for that, nothing gets piercing.. and the bass level is perfect (on HD8)!

 

Does the HD8 sound coherent at lower volume too?

 

Thanks for your impressions.


Edited by BrainFood - 2/25/14 at 2:43pm
post #453 of 887

I didn't even realise that HD8 creak before reading Jukka's comment.. made a small video demonstrating it:

 

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

 

But as said, it doesn't do that while normally on head so nothing to worry.

post #454 of 887
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Originally Posted by BrainFood View Post
 

Does the HD8 sound coherent at lower volume too?

 

Can you clarify? I don't think it changes character or looses details, but I don't usually listen at very low volumes..


Edited by hekeli - 2/25/14 at 2:51pm
post #455 of 887
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Originally Posted by hekeli View Post
Can you clarify? I don't think it changes character or looses details, but I don't usually listen at very low volumes..

 

Some cans sound okay/good at low volume- you hear all frequencies adequately and it holds together, so to speak. Others need to go a bit louder to 'wake up'.

 

Volume is a highly subjective thing though...

 

Edit: I don't listen at very low volume either but do try and keep it down a bit to preserve what's left of my hearing.


Edited by BrainFood - 2/25/14 at 3:23pm
post #456 of 887
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Originally Posted by BrainFood View Post
 

 

Some cans sound okay/good at low volume- you hear all frequencies adequately and it holds together, so to speak. Others need to go a bit louder to 'wake up'.

 

Volume is a highly subjective thing though...

 

Edit: I don't listen at very low volume either but do try and keep it down a bit to preserve what's left of my hearing.

HD8 sounds much better at full volumes. 

post #457 of 887
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Originally Posted by Eugguy View Post
 

HD8 sounds much better at full volumes. 

 

 

Okay thanks.

post #458 of 887
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Originally Posted by hekeli View Post
 

I didn't even realise that HD8 creak before reading Jukka's comment.. made a small video demonstrating it:

 

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

 

But as said, it doesn't do that while normally on head so nothing to worry.

wow no offense and not a direct comment to you @hekeli but that video is pointless. people can nitpick wayyy too much. Its good that you posted it so people can understand what the complaints are about but come on really!!?:confused:

post #459 of 887
Guyas how do these compare against the hd25, the amperior, the hd25 aluminium and the over ear sennheiser momentum?

Are they better than any of these 4?

Chears....
post #460 of 887
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post

Guyas how do these compare against the hd25, the amperior, the hd25 aluminium and the over ear sennheiser momentum?

Are they better than any of these 4?

Chears....

Vs the HD25, the HD8 is a SOLID improvement. Bass reaches lower, hits harder and smoother. Mids remain clean, but sometimes feel lessened by the presence of strong bass on occasion. High frequencies are less sibilant than the HD25, but also extend higher. A very clean sounding headphone. Made for DJs but works for anyone who needs a solid headphone with excellent sound quality. Works nicely with electronic genres. 

post #461 of 887
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

wow no offense and not a direct comment to you @hekeli but that video is pointless. people can nitpick wayyy too much. Its good that you posted it so people can understand what the complaints are about but come on really!!?:confused:

 

Well really, I don't think it's nitpicking, especially since from what I read the Dido can even creak a little while wearing? A legimate question for someone looking for $400 on phones. It's funny that all metal construction can have disadvantages too. In this case yes I don't think there's anything to worry.

post #462 of 887
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Originally Posted by hekeli View Post
 

 

Well really, I don't think it's nitpicking, especially since from what I read the Dido can even creak a little while wearing? A legimate question for someone looking for $400 on phones. It's funny that all metal construction can have disadvantages too. In this case yes I don't think there's anything to worry.

I see your point but if the music is playing and you hear it a lot it can be a problem. Just to me it would be a minor one.

post #463 of 887
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Vs the HD25, the HD8 is a SOLID improvement. Bass reaches lower, hits harder and smoother. Mids remain clean, but sometimes feel lessened by the presence of strong bass on occasion. High frequencies are less sibilant than the HD25, but also extend higher. A very clean sounding headphone. Made for DJs but works for anyone who needs a solid headphone with excellent sound quality. Works nicely with electronic genres. 

I just want them for music listening. :-) specially indie, pop,rock and edm.
Right now i have the hd25 and the momentums but althouh both sound amazing, both are as well very uncofortable. I was looking for the amperior as a replacement for the 25 because i thought they had a tiny bit fuller bass than the 25s, better highs and better confort due to the velour pads and less clamping force. But from what i read they are very similar to the hd25 and also there seems to some cons like easy scratches on the cups and bad cables.

I love the sound of the momentums but unfortunatelly i am one of the guy that struggles to get a proper fit with the because of the small pads and this ends up being unconfortable after 10 to 15 minutes. :'(
Too bad since not only they are beautifull but also they are great all rounders.

If the hd8 managed to maintain the qualities of both and added confort and soundstage it would be amazing. I just want a proper all rounder.

Althoug i have to admit that the hd8 is for now too expensive... Dont know if its a smart idea to sell both my hd25s and momentums to get the hd8... Also i have to admit that although nice looking the hd8 dont look as good as the momentums for instance... Pretty, but not that much (i guess the blue finish makes it a little kiddish for me...)...
post #464 of 887

After closer inspection I'm not sure these are "all metal". The cups seem to be made out of sturdy plastic, not sure about the bits where the cups are attached to. The joint is metal and also the headband. Sennheiser doesn't tout that these are all-metal so it's not a problem, just to clarify since some say these are all metal. 

post #465 of 887
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Originally Posted by hekeli View Post
 

I didn't even realise that HD8 creak before reading Jukka's comment.. made a small video demonstrating it:

 

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

 

But as said, it doesn't do that while normally on head so nothing to worry.

wow no offense and not a direct comment to you @hekeli but that video is pointless. people can nitpick wayyy too much. Its good that you posted it so people can understand what the complaints are about but come on really!!?:confused:

 

I didn't get the impression at all that he was nitpicking or complaining needlessly. He was simply providing information. I don't see how that could possibly be a bad thing. Overall he has provided more useful information than anyone else in this thread and I really liked that particular video because it shows exactly what he (and others) mean when they mention the creaking.

 

Do we really need to make a whole new thread-- "The not as appreciative HD 6/7/8 thread-- post your impressions here if they include anything negative"

 

Lets please not do that. Off with the bickering; on with the impressions and info.


Edited by devhen - 2/26/14 at 9:19am
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