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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 #556 of 1097

I would looooovve to see a pair of those customized. I want to customize mine. I wonder how much it costs. I will go to the website to look it up. Hopefully not an arm and a leg.

post #557 of 1097

Just got a message from another HD25-User who is really disappointed with the HD8.

 

Just to clearify: Whoever is used to use the HD25 for DJing: Don't buy the HD8. You won't be able to use it for your work. It is absolutely not the over-ear version of a HD25 you'd hope for. No way to mix based on the mid/high frequencies.

post #558 of 1097
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Originally Posted by miazma View Post
 

Just got a message from another HD25-User who is really disappointed with the HD8.

 

Just to clearify: Whoever is used to use the HD25 for DJing: Don't buy the HD8. You won't be able to use it for your work. It is absolutely not the over-ear version of a HD25 you'd hope for. No way to mix based on the mid/high frequencies.

I wouldn't be too swayed by that user. I, along with other ex-HD25 users are pretty impressed. Used the HD25 for about 8 years consistently. The HD8 is a different flavor, not an over-ear version of the HD25. If you found the HD25 sibilant, lacking isolation and uncomfortable then the HD8 is a very good option. Nothing wrong with keeping the HD25 though, it is a staple in DJ culture and will never lose its appeal.

post #559 of 1097
Does anyone have experience with both the HD8 and Shure's 1540? Though they are marketed with different targets and uses in mind, they sound as though they could have similar sound signatures and I'm really in the market for one or the other. Thanks in advance!
post #560 of 1097
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Originally Posted by jchandler3 View Post

Does anyone have experience with both the HD8 and Shure's 1540? Though they are marketed with different targets and uses in mind, they sound as though they could have similar sound signatures and I'm really in the market for one or the other. Thanks in advance!

 



I have the HD8 and will have the 1540 end of this week/beginning next week, so I'll do some small comparison.
post #561 of 1097
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Originally Posted by PsiCore View Post


I have the HD8 and will have the 1540 end of this week/beginning next week, so I'll do some small comparison.

Awesome, thanks!
post #562 of 1097

tried HD7 in store yesterday. Wasn't impressed by build or sound for that high price.

post #563 of 1097
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Originally Posted by jchandler3 View Post

Does anyone have experience with both the HD8 and Shure's 1540? Though they are marketed with different targets and uses in mind, they sound as though they could have similar sound signatures and I'm really in the market for one or the other. Thanks in advance!


I haven't tried but based on measurements the Shure 1540 is much more balanced. The Shure 1540 do have a pretty decent bump in the bass region still and by no means neutral bass but good quality so, slight emphasis in the lower-mids and very neutral past that. So slightly bit on the warmer side of neutral while HD8 is even more warmer, bigger bass, and less highs presence (more "\" balanced compared to Shure) making vocals, instruments etc smoother sounding.

For the average person probably these new Sennheisers have slightly more subdued highs than ideal which work ideally for DJs @ live performances (it's clear their main enemy target has been Pioneer line in this case which has a very strong grip of the DJ crowd, offering a similar sound signature) where you can listen fairly loud and hear the bass beats nicely to be able to easier mix while the Shure 1540 have a closer to neutral timbre response that works also well for wider amount application (it's just slightly on the warm side of neutral). 

As I see it, I'd only truly recommend these new Sennheiser for actual DJs doing live mixing as they offer a very good design that makes it easy to use, solid isolation and a nice bass response and non-offensive highs (good for louder listening/louder environments & preserves hearing). For that use they are a solid recommendation it seems, for home listening use you can probably find better alternatives. Shure 1540 that you brought up is one of them which are praised by several headphone enthusiasts such as Jude running this site.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 3/11/14 at 8:08am
post #564 of 1097
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post
 

for home listening use you can probably find better alternatives

 

I don't think one can generalize like that, I find them great for home listening for all the reasons you just described. And as said, some DJs might prefer a more sparkly top, I know myself that hi-hats etc are atleast half of the beatmatching - and you need them even more if the bass on the track is just some low rumble with no clear "attack" points. But I still wouldn't say the highs are too dull for mixing. Probably the environment is reaally bad / monitors blasting unnecessarily loud at your ears if you can't hear them. Most DJs don't even realize to use custom molded ear plugs to improve headphone/background noise difference.


Edited by hekeli - 3/11/14 at 8:42am
post #565 of 1097

I don't get all the DJ buzz anyway. Just because they are marketed like that, doesn't make them so.

 

These $30 cans say DJ, does anyone use them for DJing? :D

 

 

If you already have say HD25's which work great, why would you be looking for "better" cans? They are classics for a reason and last until you die. If you are looking for other or general purpose cans, buy second ones that fit your desired purpose.

 

For me personally, HD8 are great for all these jobs: home, portable, DJing. But I'll mostly use them at home, since they are great fun when I'm in that mood. HD25 are not "fun", they are a tool with a different more neutral signature, but they could as easily fit all those three purposes for some people. They didn't offer anything for me at home though.


Edited by hekeli - 3/11/14 at 8:57am
post #566 of 1097
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Originally Posted by hekeli View Post

I don't think one can generalize like that, I find them great for home listening for all the reasons you just described. And as said, some DJs might prefer a more sparkly top, I know myself that hi-hats etc are atleast half of the beatmatching - and you need them even more if the bass on the track is just some low rumble with no clear "attack" points. But I still wouldn't say the highs are too dull for mixing. Probably the environment is reaally bad / monitors blasting unnecessarily loud at your ears if you can't hear them. Most DJs don't even realize to use custom molded ear plugs to improve headphone/background noise difference.

I would prob agree.

In my case this hp sounds promising as I can appreciate darker hp's. the hd650 being my all time fave. If I get home today and hear that it sounds anything close to a bassy hd650 then you will hear me flipping out. Tastes are different for everyone
post #567 of 1097
I just wish sennheiser would not have done some bass-heavy dj headphones to steal market share from beats & co, but instead built over ear headphones with typical sennheiser dj frequency response as known from hd25.

but i guess they didnt want to have hd25 users switch to hd8, but beats users switch to hd8. and well... disapoint some hd25 users as well. more customer segments = more income.
Edited by miazma - 3/11/14 at 10:48am
post #568 of 1097
A lot of dj hps, pioneer hdj 2000, Sony dj hp's etc don't have sparkly highs.

Hd25 became a staple for its clarity and durability, and tight bass

I would like to hear one one day
Edited by grizzlybeast - 3/11/14 at 11:20am
post #569 of 1097
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

A lot of dj hps, pioneer hdj 2000, Sony dj hp's etc don't have sparkly highs.

Hd25 became a staple for its clarity and durability, and tight bass

I would like to hear one one day


And I'm dying to hear what you think of the HDJ8.  My 7's were so bassy I couldn't stand them..............nor the long cable which was proprietary.  So let us know buddy! 

post #570 of 1097

Whoever is with me on the "HD8 is not for DJs", please do the same as I did and send Sennheiser a complaint explaining the problems with these headphones:

 

http://en-de.sennheiser.com/service-support-contact

 

It would have been nice to have a "Highs? Nah, gimme 100x Bass!" headphones and a "HD25 Over-Ear" model instead of HD8 and HD7 which are allmost the same. I still hope they will bring this out and still haven't found any DJ in my area who was happy with this headphones.

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