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    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    Go with hd660s. Or any new sennheiser with 's' suffix for that matter. Both older hd700 /hd800 can be better hps in long run but require considerable investment. New gen senns are lot more 'budding audiophile' friendly.
  2. vaibhavp

    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    I have not heard the song you are mentioning. But hd700 is particularly adept at resolving subtle dynamic shifts in music. If a drummer takes his time in hitting next note, it comes across quiet clearly. I suggest you evaluate it further. Hd600 cannot touch it in this aspect. Hd600 has other...
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    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    Why should low notes on piano be harder to hear? It depends on musician and his emotional state of mind. If he hits low notes with fervor, there is no reason why they would be harder to hear.
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    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    Cool. Good to have some impressions. I don't read measurements and graphs but those published by dekoni show less mid recession and same treble peak. Less mid recession should result in less air. But it should bring instruments in better focus. Anyways i like build quality of dekoni pads...
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    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    I would get 660s if I followed that review. Review clearly states you can make it sound like hd600 or hd650, which means greater transparency and system dependence. Can you make 650 sound like hd600 or vice versa? You cannot, even via system matching. Their inherent colouration and limitations...
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    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    The other girl mightve got them for the looks. They do look very cool. Much more so than any fashion hps.
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    Hifiman Ananda

    Ananda means bliss.
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    Hugo TT 2 by Chord Electronics - The Official Thread

    I like unique design language that chord products have. At least they have some character. Would always choose something like this over plain looking. I am disappointed by the color choices they offer. Some years ago I used to like everything in black. But thats no longer the case. I would...
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    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    Yup. Sennheiser said that so I would follow that here. Blanket statements about burn in are pointless. Some manufacturers do recommend burn in for particular models.
  10. vaibhavp

    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    Maybe brain burn in with driver burn in combined has some effect. Hp companies themselves recommend burn in hrs at time. I have no idea why would anyone dispute recommendations by the manufacturer themselves. When you buy a new motor bike, do you disregard rpm limits that manufacturer has...
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    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    Wow ldmk3 better than ican pro. I have only tried ican se with my HD700. Its pretty meh amp for hd700. Nothing special. No brightness though. My dac take care of brightness issues with hd700. Fiio x5 classic and chord mojo.
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    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    That graph represents relative loudness of different frequency range wrt each other. It has nothing to do with bass quality. Look at distortion, thd figures to get some idea of bass quality. Even that won't be accurate, rather give you a general idea of performance level.
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    Sennheiser HD 700 Impressions Thread

    Go for hd800s model only if you find regular model to be too bright. Straight out of mojo, regular model is not pushed to its 100% and does not showcase very bright character. As for hd700 vs hd800, on casual AB comparison with my HD700, i cannot differentiate the two, except for soundstage...
  14. vaibhavp

    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    As a music listening device, I find hd700 to be terrific. Agreed you have to mix and match dac amps more than average, but when you get it right, its awesome. I think sennheiser also tries to create music listening devices first and foremost. Thats why orpheus has tubes. Otherwise they would...
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    Sennheiser HD660S... Finally a successor for the HD650?

    I have not heard better. Can you suggest what would be an upgrade in $500 range while being more revealing but no treble issues. I have mk2 which is more transparent and neutral than mk1.
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