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wow! what a wonderful dac amp, happy for you!
Never heard any of those headphones.
Can anyone comment on the amount of sound leakage? I’m auditioning a pair and I am quite impressed. My wife however thinks they leak much more than my ZMF eikons and almost as much as some open cans.
Anyone with a similar experience?
My GF and I sleep in a king size bed. If I wear open back headphones she complains. She hasn't complained about the 820s at all. Well, except for the fact that she doesn't think I should listen to music if I'm trying to fall asleep... lol
How do you like them vs eikons?
My wife says she cannot hear them, so all's well on that.
My experience is that the sound leakage is a bit higher then what you would expect from closed backs on loud volumes but still much less then open-backs of course.
The nice thing is that despite the minor leakage out of the HPs, people come into the room and talk to me and I don’t even realize they’re there and saying things to me! Very little sound leakage into the listening bubble for me thus far!
We’ll see how far that goes while sharing a hotel room with me son in Seattle for the Pearl Jam shows over the next few days...
Comparison with 800S from Lachlanlikesathing he works at Minidisc in Australia.
they describe the hd820's mid-range as somewhat "nasally", "boxed-in" and "honky" compared to the hd800/s. closed-can qualifications notwithstanding, it's quite a favourable review.
Still not hearing it with my set positioned optimally on my head. Maybe there are some bad sets out there...
i think that's unlikely with sennheiser's quality control but as we often say here - ymmv
Taking the 820 and the Hugo2 on the plane to Seattle to see Pearl Jam for two nights. Will let people know how these fair for sound isolation on a plane. So far they function adequately at the airport, albeit the loudspeaker announcements are audible but muffled. We’ll see how long they go in the plane before I end up switching to my Noble Encore CIEMs.
Don't forget that we all have different hearing, different sized and shaped head, etc. The HD820 may sound nasally to some and not to others. There is no headphone that will sound 'right' to absolutely everyone.