Beyond the Curve - An Audiophile YouTube Series
Jul 21, 2023 at 10:24 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 106
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Hello Head-Fi!

Not long ago we asked the headphone communities to share their questions about Sennheiser as it pertains to audiophile headphones: our philosophies, tuning, R&D, manufacturing, and more.

We immediately began producing and filming a new long-form content series to answer some of these questions, titled "Beyond the Curve", and it's here! What we think you'll enjoy about "BTC" is the unscripted access to some of the brilliant minds behind both the products and the philosophies that shape them.

We're happy to announce that Episode 1 is live (tuning!), and we're posting it (and subsequent episodes) here in this thread (of course, you can subscribe to our YouTube channel and get notified of future posts if you choose).

*spoiler* Want to see an original Orpheus cameo? Check out EP01 now 🎧 Enjoy!

 
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Jul 21, 2023 at 11:46 AM Post #3 of 106
The host’s knowledge, sincerity, and passion for hifi was clearly on display. No robotic script required! You can tell he is not just a mediocre marketing professional with zero interest in whatever he is promoting.

Beyond the Curve - Intro
That means a lot to me, thank you 🙏🙏🙏
 
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Jul 21, 2023 at 3:14 PM Post #4 of 106
I learned way too much about speaker types and ways to do work. I find the HD600 series too smooth for vocals. Maybe the narrow sound makes comparing music as a hobby more difficult. I found the perfect balance of fun and neutrality in the NDH30 for open backs and the M1ST with aftermarket pads for closed back headphones. Great headphones especially when some are unbeaten for decades.
 
Jul 21, 2023 at 6:12 PM Post #6 of 106
I learned way too much about speaker types and ways to do work. I find the HD600 series too smooth for vocals. Maybe the narrow sound makes comparing music as a hobby more difficult. I found the perfect balance of fun and neutrality in the NDH30 for open backs and the M1ST with aftermarket pads for closed back headphones. Great headphones especially when some are unbeaten for decades.
Too smooth for vocals..

Que...?

🤷‍♀️
 
Jul 21, 2023 at 9:57 PM Post #8 of 106
Thank you, insightful, educational, entertaining. Can I ask what model the red headphones over the interviewer's right shoulder are?
 
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Jul 21, 2023 at 10:14 PM Post #9 of 106
Thank you, insightful, educational, entertaining. Can I ask what model the red headphones over the interviewer's right shoulder are?
It is the original HD 800 with a custom Colorware paint job (borrowed from the late 2000's Audi R8). It was the very first HD 800 colored by them and is basically a prototype of the project.
 
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Jul 21, 2023 at 10:27 PM Post #10 of 106
Very interesting and it kinda feels good to know Werner and Jermo cherish the foundation of Sennheiser's high end Sound by the likes of Orpheus, 6X0 series etc. Of course they also need to deliver, so I say:

Bring on that HD 900!
 
Jul 21, 2023 at 10:40 PM Post #11 of 106
It is the original HD 800 with a custom Coloreare paint job (borrowed from the late 2000's Audi R8). It was the very first HD 800 colored by them and is basically a prototype of the project.
Thanks Eric.
 
Jul 21, 2023 at 11:48 PM Post #12 of 106
I learned way too much about speaker types and ways to do work. I find the HD600 series too smooth for vocals. Maybe the narrow sound makes comparing music as a hobby more difficult. I found the perfect balance of fun and neutrality in the NDH30 for open backs and the M1ST with aftermarket pads for closed back headphones. Great headphones especially when some are unbeaten for decades.
What?
Their best is bet is vocals. Warm, thick, lush and addicting IMO. That's why people have been using them for decades.
 
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Jul 22, 2023 at 9:39 AM Post #14 of 106
One of my deathbed wishes is to finally see Sennheiser put it's head out of the sand and release another commercially available electrostatic in the likes of HE90 and HE60.
Why bother with other drivers when you already reached endgame in the 90-ties...
I genuinely do not understand Sennheiser's product strategy. Why middle in mediocrity of dynamic drivers when they developed electrostats like Orpheus 30years ago? ...
And no - not counting HE-1, because to me it is inferior product for 6x the price of original HE90 MSRP.
 
Jul 22, 2023 at 10:02 AM Post #15 of 106
to finally see Sennheiser put it's head out of the sand
If making mass-produced e-stats were as simple as everyone says it is, we would have done it.
 
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