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Anyone here heard of the Senn HD497? Looks like they are only available in germany.

Here is a picture of them:



I wonder how they sound...
 
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If those are the same price but better-performing then my 495s - I will be considerably irritated!
 
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Wow, looks elegant. But I thought that the 4xx series were all supraaural...

Anyway, it looks like www.sennheiser.com has gotten a new face-lift since the last time I went there. I also took note that many of their headphone models are called "4xx-I" or "5xx - V1". I wonder what those "tags" indicate.

Oh and here are the specs for the 497:

Audio-Übertragungsbereich: 24.....22000 Hz
Schalldruckpegel: 112 dB
Klirrfaktor: 0,2 %
Klinkenstecker: 3,5/6,3 mm stereo
Nennimpedanz: 32 Ohm
Kabellänge: 3 m
Gewicht ohne Kabel ca.: 130 g
Wandlerprinzip: dynamic, open
Ankopplung an das Ohr: supraaural

Wait?!? It says that it is supraural in the tech specs...hmmm..

-EDIT-

There also seems to be a new HD477 too...looks like the 497 except it is black.

-EDIT #2-

Possible pricing: HD477: 41.5 Euros ~ $40 US
HD497: 50 Euros ~ $50 US
 
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I think they will be available more widely in the future since they were introduced very recently (at IFA 2001). Sennheiser also introduced the HD 477 there:
 
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I think the newest HD4#7 series headphones will actually be cheaper than the HD490 Live headphones in the U.S. - both of the HD4#7 headphones have a Y-cord attached to both earpieces, and the cord isn't removable! Those will be successors to the current HD433 headphones!
 
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they look like star trek versions of the hd433 type headphones.
 
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I wonder if they will try to claim that the patterning of holes on the back is performance oriented rather than purely aesthetic.
 
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Oooo!!!! It's the headset of the Trokklien Star Cruiser's Sonar Opertor!


Or, Lazar, or whatever they use....

 
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Well, at least they look sorta advanced...
 
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Quote:

I wonder if they will try to claim that the patterning of holes on the back is performance oriented rather than purely aesthetic.


sorta like cardas' "golden ratio" stranding?
 
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how about the HD500? I just saw it for the first time on Headroom's site yesterday.. Has anybody had any experience with these??
 
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fiddler, the HD500 is the crappiest model in the Sennheiser HD5## line! Overly dark sounding, too much midbass, crappy bass, they cost more than they're really worth.
 
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okay, I tried these a few days ago, very short and quickly. not with my own music either, just from one of those big walls-o-cans. basically, they sounded very thin and bright, non-enjoyable. and they're not even that comfy either. were on my head too short to say anything else than "they're not good".
 
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