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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:19 pm 
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James_W wrote:
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I think a Focal Elear is worth trying if you want a tight. clean, well extended and punchy bass and great everything else.

Just like the pair you have for sale?


Yeah, but I already have a buyer for it. I guess I am trying to justify keeping it. :D

I am probably going back to HD600 personally. Love that headphone's balance. Elear has great bass, great highs, but upper mids are too laid back for me... I would still take Elear over HD800 and its 6 kHz peak or 650 and its mid bass boost + dark treble anytime though. But all of them are excellent headphones in terms of technical capabilities. You pick one based on personal preferences mostly.


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I am working on support service in paper writing service. I always working in earphone,because I to hear and communicate with students. As for me,I worry about my health and i choose earphones,which safely for my hearing. I will choise sennheiser 800,precisely because this model have more frequency response and more natural sound available,new innovative dynamic transducer design. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:14 pm 
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I have/had all the Sennheiser phones, HD600, 650, 700, 800 and 800s.

The bass quality indeed scale up as you go up the list. I will rank the bass as the following:

HD800"S" >HD700>HD800>HD650>HD600.

HD800 is an odd ball, because it is fairly bright so the bass seems less grounded due to tuning. The HD800 bass is still huge, but it is offset by the high-freq. HD700 and HD800S were designed to address this specific issue by giving the phones more damping, leading to a much warmer and fuller sound with bass.

IMO, HD 700 is the best bang for buck from the list, and has enough bass improvment over the HD650 to make it a worth while upgrade. It also is excelelnt bang for buck, as one can get them under $700 CAD brand new (and $400 USD in US) new during promotions like Black Friday/Boxing Day.

HD800 and HD800S really need a good tube amp, or a solid state amp with balance output to sing. Hd700 sounds great with sub $300 usb DAC/headphone amps.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:58 pm 
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I own 650 earlier version and 800 mid- later series, serial number 265xx and my two headphones sound quite different from my friend's later version 650 and early version 800, matter of fact i was quite shocked to hear the difference, my 800 sound extremely transparent definitely a bit of upper mid low treble peak, yet my friends 800 sound more warm and musical whereas mine is more analytical. Same with the 650s two different sound and tonal balances, can't figure that out. I did the comparison using Forsell air bearing transport feeding a Sonic Frontiers D2MK2 dac and a new tube based DOGE-7 DAC feeding into a WooAudio WA22 headphone amp and an Antique SoundLab TwinHead MK3 2A3 headphone amp. I also use an Audeze LCD2 and SennIE800 in my rotations. If you are going to buy anything high end it really pays to be able to audition the phones or amp first if possible you know what i mean, what you read on the internet is just some guidelines and opinions.

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I own 650 earlier version and 800 mid- later series, serial number 265xx and my two headphones sound quite different from my friend's later version 650 and early version 800, matter of fact i was quite shocked to hear the difference, my 800 sound extremely transparent definitely a bit of upper mid low treble peak, yet my friends 800 sound more warm and musical whereas mine is more analytical. Same with the 650s two different sound and tonal balances, can't figure that out. I did the comparison using Forsell air bearing transport feeding a Sonic Frontiers D2MK2 dac and a new tube based DOGE-7 DAC feeding into a WooAudio WA22 headphone amp and an Antique SoundLab TwinHead MK3 2A3 headphone amp. I also use an Audeze LCD2 and SennIE800 in my rotations. If you are going to buy anything high end it really pays to be able to audition the phones or amp first if possible you know what i mean, what you read on the internet is just some guidelines and opinions.


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