Sennheiser HD 700

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  1. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    Sennheiser just announced their new headphones.

    Specs:
    Frequency Diffuse field equalized
    Frequency response (headphones) 15 – 40,000 Hz (–3 dB)
    Frequency response (headphones) 8 – 44,000 Hz (–10 dB)
    Transducer principle Dynamic, open
    Nominal impedance 150 ohm
    Sound pressure level (SPL) 105dB SPL (1kHz, 1 Vrms)
    THD, total harmonic distortion = 0.03 % (1kHz, 1Vrms)
    Ear coupling Circumaural
    Weight w/o cable 270 g
    Jack plug (6.3 mm) stereo jack
    Cable length 3 m Symmetrical, silver-plated oxygen-free (OFC) copper cable

    Features
    • Open, circumaural dynamic stereo headphones
    • Outstanding soundstage with a warm and balanced audio reproduction
    • Specially-tuned, highly efficient drivers capable of delivering high sound pressure levels
    • Highly optimised ventilated magnet system minimises air turbulence and harmonic, intermodulation distortion
    • Open-back ear cups facilitate transparent sound while showcasing cutting-edge industrial design
    • Angled acoustic baffle for optimal sound projection and natural sound experience
    • Ultra comfortable and luxurious velour earpads, silicone-treated headband for minimal headband resonance
    • Innovative and highly aesthetic dual-material yoke for better stability and eliminates negative influences to sound quality
    • Very low THD achieved by top-notch and extremely stable internal damping element
    • Symmetrical and detachable silver-plated oxygen-free four-wire copper cable for better conductivity at higher frequencies
    • Designed in Germany, assembled in Ireland
    • 2 year warranty
    Probably end up around 700 €.
     
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  2. RagDoll_Effect

    RagDoll_Effect Ancient Guru

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    They sound ok, but for that price, I would expect it to build me a sound studio lol
     
  3. Laykun

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    How can you say they sound ok when you've never heard them ;).

    The specs on paper rarely mean anything when it comes to the sound of a set of cans.

    If they are reasonably priced I may look into a pair of these. I've always liked the sound of Senns. Although currently I'm predominantly using Beyerdynamics and Denons.
     
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    normally the specs on cans are pretty much the same,but the sound is what sets them apart.. Just more Senn garbage.. :p
     

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    But then again... I would expect them to be cheaper than HD 800 which costs 899 € here in Finland. In theory I am interested since I want some more control to volume output and better sound is never a bad thing. :p
     
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    Lol...
     
  8. ROBSCIX

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    They would probably sound the best with a head amp based on the impedance rating.
     
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    If they are warmer than the hd 800 i might buy them.
     
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    I seen that over on head-fi, Chances on me buying one is when I win the lotto, in this case When Pigs fly.
     

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    I lol'ed too. Dude is clueless.
     
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    Read the first impression of HD 700 thread on HeadFi, looks like the HD 700 share similar sound signature of it's bigger brother, HD 800. I'm thinking whether it will be a worthy upgrade from my HD 650 :D
     
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    yep. veeeeeeeery clueless. :wanker:
     
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    I was kidding ,relax over there fella's..
     
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    It seems these are going to be released soon (in May). Pre-order price in one shop here in Finland is 718,90€.
     

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    I think Sennheiser HD700 will be released in the UK in the next month or so, I'll be keen to hear them as they are just within my budget and I need some great cans for music listening at home, without disturbing the kids sleep!
     
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    If I was gonna spend so much I'd probably go for these badboys
     
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    I accidentaly found this article, a review about pre-production HD700 on Headfonia.
    http://www.headfonia.com/the-sennheiser-hd700-journal/

    Damn, looks like I'm going to get HD700 in the near future. And the thing that surprised me: iPod can drive the HD700!!! (According to the article). Need to find a good source and headphone amp then :D
     
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    for those who've never heard the HD800...they're not all cracked up to what everyone claims.

    From a technical standpoint they're amazing but for pure sound enjoyment I was a bit disappointed. I live locally to the head-fi admin so I get to play with a lot of the toys that roll through.

    If you own the HD600/HD650 they are very different and not cracked up to what most say. HD600/650 are easier to drive and have more bass impact.

    I've heard the HD800 once on a proper rig and yes they did finally sound good but I still was expecting more. Other high end cans like the HiFiMAN HE-6 now that's another story. That's a headphone that blew my mind.

    Anyways, cool story. I'll have to go try out the HD700 at some point. :)
     
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    For anybody that is interested in these, you would also require comparable gear to let these headphones shine.
     

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