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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 #631 of 1097
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Originally Posted by ArchaicPacifico View Post
 

I'm trying to decide between the HD8, and the Shure SRH1540. Can anyone tell me anything between these two? After all the reviews, I've found that for the largest part, they have a similiar sound, with the treble on the HD8 being just a but flatter. But also 120 less?

 
 
 
hd8 are more expensive because you pay extra for EXTRA durability, reliability and EXTRA accessories...AND they are great acctualy.
post #632 of 1097
Extra for durability and reliability? These are two things that are very very hard to compare for these two headphones since they've only been out for, at the oldest, six months for the srh1540. I would choose a magnesium frame over aluminum ANYDAY. If you're referring to the durability of the drivers, that's also very hard to debate on, once again because of how new, for the HD8 at least, these headphones are. Cables and other accessories are just fluff, as both include spares of included accessories. My primary concern is the sound of the HD8 compared to the SRH1540, and if they're even comparable. From everything I've read and seen, you're right. They are great. I've for sure chosen the HD8.
post #633 of 1097
I asked the same question earlier in this thread. From what I can gather, the Shures are still more of a reference, audiophile headphone with a slightly biased low end. The Senns are definitely more of a DJ headphone with punchier dynamics. I'm personally leaning toward the Shures. That's all I can gather without actually listening to then, though...
post #634 of 1097

Can't be bothered searching through this entire thread...but- are there any differences between the 3 models aside from build quality? IE do they sound different? Apologies if this has been covered.

post #635 of 1097
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Originally Posted by ArchaicPacifico View Post

Extra for durability and reliability? These are two things that are very very hard to compare for these two headphones since they've only been out for, at the oldest, six months for the srh1540. I would choose a magnesium frame over aluminum ANYDAY. If you're referring to the durability of the drivers, that's also very hard to debate on, once again because of how new, for the HD8 at least, these headphones are. Cables and other accessories are just fluff, as both include spares of included accessories. My primary concern is the sound of the HD8 compared to the SRH1540, and if they're even comparable. From everything I've read and seen, you're right. They are great. I've for sure chosen the HD8.

I look at it from a DJ point of view. And that's why I believe that HD8 are better than srh1540...more sturdy and with better accesories. but of course for a year or two we'll check how it is with this durability. I am sure it will be fine but...

post #636 of 1097
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Originally Posted by kacefirex View Post
 

I look at it from a DJ point of view. And that's why I believe that HD8 are better than srh1540...more sturdy and with better accesories. but of course for a year or two we'll check how it is with this durability. I am sure it will be fine but...

 

While sturdiness and included accessories are good things to take into account, I feel like it's an odd way of comparing these headphones. The HD8 are DJ headphones. They are meant to be taken from place to place, worked hard, stretched half-on half-off your head. Of course they're more durable—isn't that a big selling point of DJ headphones?

 

In contrast, while the Shures are certainly well-built, they're meant for home and studio use. I can't help but feel like that's a big difference in durability requirement.

post #637 of 1097
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Originally Posted by dcfac73 View Post
 

Can't be bothered searching through this entire thread...but- are there any differences between the 3 models aside from build quality? IE do they sound different? Apologies if this has been covered.

The HD8 DJ have more bass impact I found personally, and because of that I bought them over the 7s. Plus better build quality (although I have noticed they squeak a lot). Awesome pair of cans and by far the best I've heard under 300 GBP (I enjoy a bassy sound signature with bright, but not harsh, highs and good mids).

post #638 of 1097
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Originally Posted by dcfac73 View Post
 

Can't be bothered searching through this entire thread...but- are there any differences between the 3 models aside from build quality? IE do they sound different? Apologies if this has been covered.

 

You could just read the discussions after my measurements:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/699827/sennheiser-hd-6-7-8-dj-appreciation-thread-opinions-reviews-feedback-pics-discussions-etc/360#post_10290002

post #639 of 1097
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Originally Posted by MrRockliffe View Post
 

The HD8 DJ have more bass impact I found personally, and because of that I bought them over the 7s. Plus better build quality (although I have noticed they squeak a lot). Awesome pair of cans and by far the best I've heard under 300 GBP (I enjoy a bassy sound signature with bright, but not harsh, highs and good mids).


But the HD8 doesn't have bright highs? O_o

post #640 of 1097
Ok. Maybe they doesn't have sparkly highs but they have perfect highs for beatmatching and dj mixing actually.
Edited by kacefirex - 3/31/14 at 11:00pm
post #641 of 1097

To be frank, the highs are subdued (or "recessed", but that makes it sound worse than it is), but very smooth. Which is perfect for playing loud.


Edited by hekeli - 3/31/14 at 11:17pm
post #642 of 1097

Hi guys,

 

I saw a review recently on these headphones and was wondering if I might purchase these.

 

I already own some pair of Ultrasone Pro 550's and Vmoda m100. The Ultrasone ones are for home use (with asus essence stx soundcard) and they have great sound. Vmoda is for my Nexus 5 on the road.

 

Should I get the HD8 DJ? I like bass but the music has to stay clear. I mainly listen to house/techno with some pop now and then.

post #643 of 1097

Thanks for the responses. I might wait until I can audition the HD6's. The 7 and 8 cost more than I want to pay for headphones. Anyone have any impression of the 6's compared to the other 2 models?

post #644 of 1097

HD6's have less bass as graphs show, but the highs felt even more muffled compared to the others. I didn't like it much.

post #645 of 1097

ooo, that's no good. Nothing much worse than muffled highs.

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