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Poll Results: Which one is to your fancy ?

 
  • 13% (23)
    HD6 DJ
  • 9% (17)
    HD7 DJ
  • 59% (102)
    HD8 DJ
  • 17% (30)
    None of them
172 Total Votes  
post #481 of 903
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Originally Posted by Oldnslo View Post
 

Just used them in the studio for the first time yesterday.  

 

1) isolation is outstanding (this was one of the key reasons I was looking at these cans).

 

2) great fit, at least for me, both over the ear and clamp.  

 

3) that the cable can be inserted into either cup is a nice feature. 

 

as for sound quality:  well, my segment on Tulsa's Mix 96 (What's Your Problem Wednesday) is mostly talk, as is my show on KRMG (What's Your Problem Weekend) so... I sounded GREAT!  So did Tad and Kendall.  But, due to the nature of the show, there isn't much time for me to enjoy listening to music while everything is going on.

 

These do everything I hoped they would.  And, they look great.  Immediate headphone-envy from Tad, who is a long-time Sennheiser fan.  If anything, they're overkill for my purposes.

 

But, sometimes overkill is just what you need.  :)

you mean the hd 8 dj?

post #482 of 903
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

you mean the hd 8 dj?

 

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you mean the hd 8 dj?

uh.  write in haste... thanks for catching the error.  I've edited my post.

post #483 of 903

^no prob mate

 

I figured so thanks for the impressions 

post #484 of 903

The creaking seems to be settling down. Mine doesn't creak when I bend and twist them in my hand anymore, guess it needed some time after all. Still loving these, the fit is excellent, I really like the sound-signature and these isolate like monsters. 

post #485 of 903
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Originally Posted by campj View Post

Has anyone listened to any metal with the HD8? It sounds like they'd work well, what with them having tight bass, good mids, and no glaring peaks in the upper mids or treble.

 

Do you want to hear a constant low throbbing rumble masking your tracks? :D

 

I don't know what people generally prefer with metal, but personally I'd never go far from neutral with it. I do little more melodic like Mors Principum Est, old Soilwork. Treble on HDs is a little too subdued also, should have some bite to it.

post #486 of 903
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Originally Posted by campj View Post



Has anyone listened to any metal with the HD8? It sounds like they'd work well, what with them having tight bass, good mids, and no glaring peaks in the upper mids or treble.



 



Do you want to hear a constant low throbbing rumble masking your tracks? " src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" />



 



I don't know what people generally prefer with metal, but personally I'd never go far from neutral with it. I do little more melodic like Mors Principum Est, old Soilwork. Treble on HDs is a little too subdued also, should have some bite to it.


 


I thought people said the bass doesn't intrude on the mids. I prefer neutral to slightly boosted bass as long as it's tight... the only thing is that I've found what a lot of people consider 'neutral' is essentially bassless. DT770 is supposed to be bassy, but I find them shrill. The K712 is supposed to have boosted bass, but anything less than the K712 bass sounds pretty thin to me... I even use the middle bass boost on my C5 with some metal albums, and full bass boost with all the electronic music I listen to. You make the HD8 sound like insane bass monsters though.
post #487 of 903
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I thought people said the bass doesn't intrude on the mids. I prefer neutral to slightly boosted bass as long as it's tight... the only thing is that I've found what a lot of people consider 'neutral' is essentially bassless. DT770 is supposed to be bassy, but I find them shrill. The K712 is supposed to have boosted bass, but anything less than the K712 bass sounds pretty thin to me... I even use the middle bass boost on my C5 with some metal albums, and full bass boost with all the electronic music I listen to. You make the HD8 sound like insane bass monsters though.

 

Have you compared any graphs?

 

DT770 are known to have massive treble hump:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/BeyerdynamicDT770.pdf

 

K712 doesn't look very bass boosted, maybe even brightish?

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AKGK712.pdf

 

The classic Aurvana Live which I have, I consider a good "neutralish" balance that overall works great on any genre:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/CreativeAurvana.pdf

 

HD600 (which we both have?) is slightly brighter than Aurvanas, generally considered neutral (if we ignore the steep bass roll off):

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserHD600.pdf

 

Here my measurement for HD6/7/8 which includes Aurvana Live as my "neutralish" reference (no compensation used vs Innerfidelitys graphs):

http://cdn.head-fi.org/2/26/2683ba6b_sennheiser_hd6_hd7_hd8_tg1_hd800_cal.png

 

As you see, HD8 (sub)bass is actually ~7dB boosted over Aurvanas, while overall treble is down atleast 5dB. Maybe not an insane bass monster, but a darkish (or muffled?) bass monster to me without a doubt. Which works great for some things, but not nearly enough for everything.

 

Consider the relations of bass/mid/highs. If there is too much treble (and even worse, peaky) and you are trying to crank the volume to feel the bass - like with DT770 - it's obviously going to sound piercing/shrill (unless your hearing is damaged..).


Edited by hekeli - 2/27/14 at 12:33pm
post #488 of 903

how is the male vocal? and pianos

post #489 of 903
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I thought people said the bass doesn't intrude on the mids. I prefer neutral to slightly boosted bass as long as it's tight... the only thing is that I've found what a lot of people consider 'neutral' is essentially bassless. DT770 is supposed to be bassy, but I find them shrill. The K712 is supposed to have boosted bass, but anything less than the K712 bass sounds pretty thin to me... I even use the middle bass boost on my C5 with some metal albums, and full bass boost with all the electronic music I listen to. You make the HD8 sound like insane bass monsters though.

 

Have you compared any graphs?

 

DT770 are known to have massive treble hump:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/BeyerdynamicDT770.pdf

 

K712 doesn't look very bass boosted, maybe even brightish?

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AKGK712.pdf

 

The classic Aurvana Live which I have, I consider a good "neutralish" balance that overall works great on any genre:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/CreativeAurvana.pdf

 

HD600 (which we both have?) is slightly brighter than Aurvanas, generally considered neutral (if we ignore the steep bass roll off):

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserHD600.pdf

 

Here my measurement for HD6/7/8 which includes Aurvana Live as my "neutralish" reference (no compensation used vs Innerfidelitys graphs):

http://cdn.head-fi.org/2/26/2683ba6b_sennheiser_hd6_hd7_hd8_tg1_hd800_cal.png

 

As you see, HD8 (sub)bass is actually ~7dB boosted over Aurvanas, while overall treble is down atleast 5dB. Maybe not an insane bass monster, but a darkish (or muffled?) bass monster to me without a doubt. Which works great for some things, but not nearly enough for everything.

 

Consider the relations of bass/mid/highs. If there is too much treble (and even worse, peaky) and you are trying to crank the volume to feel the bass - like with DT770 - it's obviously going to sound piercing/shrill (unless your hearing is damaged..).


Thanks for that. They do look very bass heavy. It's hard to compare them to the Inner fidelity graphs you posted because the baseline is different (HD600 bass peaks at 0db while on your graph HD8 peaks at ~102db... I'm obviously not an audio graph expert because I'm having a hard time making sense of the measurements beyond the size of the humps :biggrin:). If you happen to have HD600 measurements you could overlay with the HD8 measurements you took that would help. Yes, I have HD600 and I like them a lot.

post #490 of 903
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how is the male vocal? and pianos

 

Pretty hard to answer that kind of subjective stuff without having a common ground. I can only say they sound decend enough to me? The cans aren't neutral, there aren't any serious anomalities, so I guess they are going to be colored as expected from the frequency response, e.g. male voices sound deeper and maybe bloated. How much of bloat bothers you is up to you.

post #491 of 903
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Originally Posted by campj View Post
 

If you happen to have HD600 measurements you could overlay with the HD8 measurements you took that would help. Yes, I have HD600 and I like them a lot.

 

Yeah I just got my HD600's few days ago, was going to measure anyway these days..

 


Edited by hekeli - 2/27/14 at 1:31pm
post #492 of 903

Brief comparisons have been made with the Momentums, but I'd like some help summarizing them.  

 

1.  Cup size.  I found the Momentum cups to be too claustrophobic.  They kind of fit around my ears, but there wasn't enough room to be comfortable for long periods of time (which is why I sold mine).  How much larger are these?

 

2.  Overall balance.  I thought the Momentums were pretty darn nicely balanced, especially for non critical, relaxed listening.  Can someone compare the three main bands between which ever ones you have?

 

3.  Clarity, detail, soundstage.  I thought the Momentums were decent at all three, and as good as I would expect from a portable closed can.  I have read so far that the HD8s are more spacious, but how about the clarity and detail as compared to the Momentums?

 

And anything else you might think relevant.  I am not a DJ, nor a distinct basshead, but I can deal with elevated bass if it doesn't muck everything else up.  I liked the Momentums sound quite a bit, but the comfort wasn't good enough.  Thanks!

post #493 of 903
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If you happen to have HD600 measurements you could overlay with the HD8 measurements you took that would help. Yes, I have HD600 and I like them a lot.

 

Yeah I just got my HD600's few days ago, was going to measure anyway these days..

 

Awesome, thanks. I'll see what PsiCore says about them with metal, seeing that he's an almost full-time metalhead like myself.. I wish there was a comparable pair of headphones (comfort, build quality, good looks... Sennheiser lol) that had a slightly more balanced sound.

post #494 of 903
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Originally Posted by hekeli View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by campj View Post
 

If you happen to have HD600 measurements you could overlay with the HD8 measurements you took that would help. Yes, I have HD600 and I like them a lot.

 

Yeah I just got my HD600's few days ago, was going to measure anyway these days..

 

 

Awesome, thanks. I'll see what PsiCore says about them with metal, seeing that he's an almost full-time metalhead like myself.. I wish there was a comparable pair of headphones (closed, comfort, build quality, good looks... Sennheiser lol) that had a slightly more balanced sound.

post #495 of 903

I regret purchasing the M-Audio Q40 and Alpha Pads now that I've found out about the HD8 :rolleyes:

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