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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.
So what's good headphones then? I'm pretty happy with my Senn HD 25 II.
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.
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?
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.
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.
What is this the third time its been resurrected?
@stranded 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.
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.
How are these versus the shure srh1840. I saw the 1440 being compared but those are $600 less.
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