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post #151 of 823
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Originally Posted by port11 View Post
 

Has anyone heard both the Focal Spirit Pro and the Nad Viso Hp50?

yup

post #152 of 823
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yup
Any Preference and why?
post #153 of 823

Focal suits me better from a sound perspective but ears do not fit.  Nad comfy but mids are a bit too laid back for me.  Jury is still out though on the NAD.  I need more time with it to form a definitive position.

post #154 of 823
One thing I don't hear about is the pros soundstage. I hope it is bigger than the 7520
post #155 of 823
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Originally Posted by bixby View Post
 

Focal suits me better from a sound perspective but ears do not fit.  Nad comfy but mids are a bit too laid back for me.  Jury is still out though on the NAD.  I need more time with it to form a definitive position.

Which has loud/more quantity of bass? And have you heard the HD 25-1 ii? I need something with more bass than those, and I heard the Hp50 actually has less.

post #156 of 823

This is important for if I buy these soon..

 

Has anyone head the Focal Spirit Pro as well as the Sennheiser HD 25-1 ii? If you have, Do the Spirit Pros have more bass Quantity?? Can you feel kicks more in like electronic and rap? oops double post..sorry! dont know how to delete it.


Edited by port11 - 2/17/14 at 11:04am
post #157 of 823
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Originally Posted by port11 View Post
 

This is important for if I buy these soon..

 

Has anyone head the Focal Spirit Pro as well as the Sennheiser HD 25-1 ii? If you have, Do the Spirit Pros have more bass Quantity?? Can you feel kicks more in like electronic and rap? oops double post..sorry! dont know how to delete it.

Been too long since I heard the hd 25s.  Focals reproduce bass well but your obsession with bass quantity and kick may be best served by V-Moda or Beats.

post #158 of 823
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Been too long since I heard the hd 25s.  Focals reproduce bass well but your obsession with bass quantity and kick may be best served by V-Moda or Beats.

 

Exactly...which is why I suggested the 7520 or the M100.  If you want bass quantity, those two are the way to go.  I've got both right now and I'm having a hell of a time deciding which I like better.  Each have their pluses and minuses...but to me, both are superior to the FSP, mainly because I couldn't get a decent seal with the tiny FSP pads.  The M100s, while having small ear cups as well, don't rely so much on the perfect seal.  Plus you can always pick up the XL pads to alleviate that issue.  The Sony's just fit perfectly and are by far the most comfy pair of headphone's I've owned (the Beats Studio 2013s are close).

post #159 of 823
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One thing I don't hear about is the pros soundstage. I hope it is bigger than the 7520

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( i know its early to bump but it may have gotten overlooked)

 

if anyone has any comments here it would be appreciated.

 

Also pardon my anxiety because I will have these tomorrow so I should just sit tight:redface:. the closer it gets the more curious I become. The nature of the flesh I guess. 


Edited by grizzlybeast - 2/17/14 at 11:51am
post #160 of 823

If anyone has some Denon D2/5/7K I'd love to hear a comparison to the Focal Pros.

post #161 of 823
Thread Starter 
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One thing I don't hear about is the pros soundstage. I hope it is bigger than the 7520


It sounds very open and airy. Definitely better than the 7520. In fact it's the most open sounding closed-back can I've auditioned or owned.

post #162 of 823

The spirit pros had a medium-sized soundstage.  The virtual spaciousness isn't really big, but at the same time the headphone doesn't sound like a closed-back and is rather defined.

post #163 of 823
My yamaha is biting its nails:o
post #164 of 823
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The spirit pros had a medium-sized soundstage.  The virtual spaciousness isn't really big, but at the same time the headphone doesn't sound like a closed-back and is rather defined.

ditto, agree with your assessment re the medium width, the Fostex brothers have a more open soundstage for closed backs as well as the Alpha Dog but at a price.  And yes, many of these new very good closed backs blur the line between old stereotypes for closed and open.

post #165 of 823
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Oh yeah... the D2000 did sound more open (I forgot about this one), but then it's not really a closed can. It's more like a semi-closed can. ;) I would imagine the Fostex's are the same. Haven't heard the Alpha Dog, but I can say the FSP sounds more open than the Mad Dog 3.1. The actual width is fairly big for a closed-can. I honestly can't think of a closed-can I've tried that has a bigger width or sounds more open. Maybe the P7? That might be a close call though. So yeah, it's not 7520, you have nothing to worry about GrizzlyBeast. I think the fit/comfort is where you should worry. The sound is OMG good.


Edited by M-13 - 2/17/14 at 5:36pm
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