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post #31 of 42
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Originally Posted by TripBitShooter View Post

what u call these balanced?! The bass boost overwhelms the mids ans highs so much that when i turn up the volume to get the mids and highs to an amplitude that i like, the bass becomes SUPERBLY boomy and overpowering

Wow. Who died and made you grand-daddy of sound?


I agree that the ZX750 has powerful bass that caters quite a bit to current pop sounds but still has decent mids and highs to complement it as compared to other consumer products (BEATS, I'm looking at you).

 

But the way you push your opinion sucks.
 

Learn to be more civil and socially responsible for your online behavior.

post #32 of 42
Fairly balanced compared to MDR-10R. With loose boomy bass. It is certainly more balanced than 10R in terms of reproduction. The extra bass could be attributed to very close placement of the drivers vs others.
Read my impressions fully not just bits and pieces.

More akin to MDR-ZX500 than 700 in terms of overall sound. It's ZX500, warts and all, with ANC and BT. Certainly very good value when all said and done.

That said, putting tape over the vents tames the bass slightly.
Edited by Damage - 7/9/14 at 2:44pm
post #33 of 42
i did try taping the vents and it helped a little. sorry fizban if i seemed a little imposing but i really wonder how is this balanced.
post #34 of 42

It's alright *pats your back*

 

Despite not liking it, you bought it?
Why so?

Just curious

post #35 of 42
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i did try taping the vents and it helped a little. sorry fizban if i seemed a little imposing but i really wonder how is this balanced.

 

Compared to its direct predecessor the MDR-10RNC, it is much more balanced.  It's still bass heavy no doubt.  I think it's a combination of naturally bass happy driver coupled with supra-aural cups that makes these quite sloppy.  But it's quite warmer and more balanced than MDR-10R, which are quite cold and dark.  These have a quite warmer and slightly brighter tilt to their sound than the MDR-10Rs.  

 

Again, for what's its worth, for $150-175 Street price, you can't find a set of headphones that does all that this thing does.  In and of itself, this should be of interest for most people looking for a very high tech headphones.  Not for most of us here, and I prefer ZX700/MDR-1Rs for critical listening.  But when I'm outside at a cafe, laptop hoboing, these will work nicely to drown out the noise and listen to music and even make phone calls.  Sonically, I'd put these on the level of MDR-ZX300/500.  Quite unrefined but decent enough for most.  I'm about 20 hours in now, and there hasn't been a dramatic change in sound one way or another.  And placement of these are very critical.  If you want less bass, try placing the opening just slightly front of your opening, though it makes vocals much more nasal.  

 

One thing that bothers me about the NC is the mic placement at the bottom of the cup.  Unlike the MDR-10RNC, it only has a single set of mic that's used for voice pickup on Bluetooth.  Stationary, you're fine, but when you're walking, you get more of the wind noise when ANC is active.  


Edited by Damage - 7/9/14 at 11:23pm
post #36 of 42
i actually did not buy it. i got a review set from Sony. Btw, the channel imbalance issue about more bass coming out of the right hand side driver i mentioned seems to be a defect with the set i got, as i tried another set and it did not have it.
post #37 of 42
i appreciate the value of the BT and ANC model, but the passive one cannot compare to the HD 229 and HD 419 as they both have better controlled bass leading to better space and transparency and also have better mid and treble resolution and detail.
post #38 of 42
the HD 419 loses a little to the HD 229 IMO due to its slightly darker signature, slightly looser bass and slightly less dynamics. Also, doesn't creative make quite a good BT headphone a lot cheaper than the ZX750 BT and ANC model but without ANC? I heard it is quite good. I think it is called creatice x-fi or something.
post #39 of 42

Try replacing the earpads.  As I suspected, the earpads are mainly responsible for the bloated bass response.  I swapped them out for the ZX500 earpads and bass is tamed to the level where I can take off the tape off the vents.  A comparable earpads would be off of the V6s/7506 or similar. 

 

Simply going from Supraaural to Circumaural makes helluva difference.

post #40 of 42
i guessed so too. the drivers are really close to the ears.
post #41 of 42

It's not the spacing from the driver to the ear.  It really doesn't change that much from the stock pads to the ZX500 pads.  However, the material traps less sound so there is less reflected bass into the ears.  That cuts a bit of the bass.  It's still bass emphasized, but the rest of it can be mitigated with EQ, probably -1 to -2dB cuts to the proper freq, or even a high pass filter at approx. 15-30Hz or so.  You could probably get away with using the V6 or other pads of the similar size, but will need to be secured with tack or double sided tape, as the pads are little larger than the ear cup area. 


Edited by Damage - 7/10/14 at 7:32pm
post #42 of 42
nice analysis
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