Sennheiser HD 700 Deals

Andrew Williams

By Andrew Williams



January 13, 2012, 10:35 am

Never understood why companies like Sennheiser are considered high-end and quality ones. You never hear the high-end of the sound with Sennheiser headphones and the rest of the frequencies are extremely laid back to be taken seriously. Headphones for dead people.
Strange thing is that many companies follow the Sennheiser path lately. That's sad.


January 15, 2012, 1:35 pm

So what's good headphones then? I'm pretty happy with my Senn HD 25 II.


January 16, 2012, 6:53 pm

The HD 25 II are pretty great. These are a different proposition altogether, though. They're open-backed and have a very different sound sig. A more detailed sound, perhaps, but they can't really be used outside.


January 17, 2012, 8:55 am

Sure, the HD 700 are meant to be audiophile headphones, not DJ/production like HD 25. I could only buy them if the stage were notably more impressive than on HD650 though, or sound/dynamics much more detailed. From my experience with 650's, they're a very exhilarating listen already, but I've also heard the quality jump to HD800 is thrilling. So it would make sense to make something in between. Some people say it's just cutting the coupons though, as is general Sennheiser's late doings. Personally, I dont't hop to such conclusions.

Stranded up there commented on the whole company's offers, not just HD 700 - he or she said, from what I understand, that Sennheiser's products play dull. I couldn't disagree stronger with that, maybe he/she is just used to sound from different companies, like Sony, but different doesn't necessarily mean universally better, does it?


January 20, 2012, 1:28 am

And I never understood why people comment on headphones that they've never heard. Sennheiser HD800 are arguably the best headphones on the market today (although there's no such thing as THE BEST, since no headphones work equally well in all situations). Sennheiser has always been on top. They've always had headphones that could compete and best best in all price ranges, and they've always had high end headphones. If Sennheiser doesnt make high-end headphones, then who does? There are companies that make ONLY high-end, and there are companies that make high-end, mid-end and low-end phones.


February 25, 2012, 5:30 am

Have had the HD800's now for about a month. They are without doubt the most accurate headphones I have. Obviously not everyone appreciates accurate audio reproduction.


June 1, 2012, 3:03 pm

Zombie review!!!

What is this the third time its been resurrected?


June 9, 2012, 6:28 am

I understand what you mean, in every sennheiser headphone I've heard (senn ie7, hd595, pmx680, and the hd25 II 1), I found treble area the most frustrating , lacking some sparkle or extension. I also have the hd800, and the treble seems fine , but a pity you have to shell out 1500$ for this. The treble is a bit smoother than I would like though.
Regarding some frequencies being "laid back", it's not necessarily a bad thing to me.


December 14, 2012, 3:30 pm

Listen to the HD800 and your comment will be invalidated. The HD800 has incredibly revealing highs, nothing like any of the lower end Sennheiser products. I'd expect the HD700 to also be quite detailed in the highs. The HD650 on the other hand is quite laid back in the highs as you say but don't make comments like that until you have heard something considered high end from Sennheiser.

Dean Lu

June 16, 2013, 6:43 pm

How are these versus the shure srh1840. I saw the 1440 being compared but those are $600 less.


January 30, 2014, 10:03 pm

Have you ever tried Audio - Technica ATH - W1000X ?


May 10, 2016, 7:24 pm

I'm reading this 4 years later, but things like that are exactly why you can say a review is total bullshit. The unknown author is a joke for sure.

Senu Hun

July 3, 2016, 9:59 am

I have the Sennheiser HD 650s, Have Auditioned the HD 800 ,, which are just Sublime any way you spin it ...
, and Own AKG K702 and Audio-Technica ATH MX 50
All very different
but most will shine with a headphone Amp
I Have had the HD 700s for a week, on loan and will keep them
They are very comfortable and have a more open soundstage than the 650s.. and tighter Bass too . The AKG bass is similar in tightness but the HD 700 has more ..
I was listening to Michael Jacksons They dont care about us .. Very energetic
Excellent for Jazz Vocal ,, ,,
As they will be coming my way for less than I got the HD 650s ,, No contest ..They are a delight


July 26, 2016, 9:49 pm

I beg to differ. I've had the HD700 for almost 2 years now, and they are bright as hell if not equalized well. Ear piercing in the 6k/11k peaks. And bass might be tight, but it lacks a lot on both mid and upper bass. I'm not particularly fond of its timbre as well, having a JVC HA-FX750 got me a bit picky on timbres, since I've never seen such a nice one on headphones. The HD700 I had nowadays, with the write amp and equalization is a much better phone than the sound I got from it when I bought it. So, unless a possible buyer would be willing to do the same I did, I wouldn't recommend it. Don't get me wrong, the way I listen to it after a bunch of tweakes do make wonders. But if the person wants a bright headphone, I'd just recommendo something else.

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