When amped properly with a good cable, I think this headphones delivers outstanding sonic quality. The pivot and adjustability of the headphones are more than enough to fit a wide variety of different head shapes. All the others boost the bass and treble. I've changed out the headband and ear pads. Fortunately, new springs were developed, and Sennheiser did offer replacements free of charge for some time thereafter. The pads are velour as is the headband, which makes for substantial comfort.
It is very lean, due to the nature of dynamic headphones. In the package, there is a box with the Sennheiser logo on top. Comfort is definitely a deal-breaker for me as well. As for a successor, slightly bigger cups, move the hell away from their cloth pads and perhaps a closed version would be a consideration. They are both extremely comfortable but do need to be stretched out a bit at first.
I found my optimal usage out of my Little Dot 1+, a hybrid tube amp that can power these cans on low gain with extreme ease. These are very picky about which amp you choose. It has a pretty good left, middle, right representation of music. So far after doing research leaning towards 650 for their slightly empathized bass. The fact they have been a benchmark that many companies have tried to emulate for two decades is a testament to how good they really are. Imaging: The soundstage might be smaller than some other headphones.
Having owned this headphone for close to a decade, I feel that I definitely have the experience to write about it. In fact, one common complaint about these headphones is that they clamp down too much and this makes it feel uncomfortable for many users. The sound stage is very much controlled, not very big like K701. Imaging goes hand in hand with soundstage, but does so very well in the small space its offered. On Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Davey Johnstone's guitar is lush and rich. I don't listen to music loud generally, because I don't want to damage my ears, and I can get fatigued fairly easily. Specifications for the two headphones are pretty similar, and they both require a headphone amplifier to be driven efficiently.
The treble also really opened up. Though I have not heard the experience of replacing a part of the headphone due to a fault, I have read about other user reviews where replacement is easy. This may just be because I don't prefer a huge soundstage. It is my reference when I compare other headphones for addition to my collection. I found myself more immersed in the environment and hearing sounds a lot farther away.
Years ago, a Dealer Group created the Mustang 11 version of the Factory Car. I can relax while listening to them. Senn has recently released a number of new headphones, turning over much of their line. Rasing it further to comfortably high volume raises overall level plus brings treble more into focus which, depending on the track I'm listening to improves or worsens the sound quality. The Bass The bass is another point of controversy. Though I do have a gripe about them being proprietary.
I appreciate you helping me if you want to. Again, the fact that they have been around for more than 20 years speaks about their quality. The results it produces are second to none. It's going to be a long session. Everything from the design of the two headphones down to the sound quality is very much identical.
Anyway, I'm just getting into the headphones a bit more seriously and I'm already addicted to this site for sure ej! Otherwise, they sound and look great. So some people might want to call that veiled. Regardless, the highs are fully extended and clear and most opera recordings. It feels so much lighter than the Q701 too. On the aforementioned Elton John and Pat Metheny songs, the drummers use multiple different crash cymbals.
Recently I bought a Schiit Lyr 2 that makes the low-end slightly more balanced. If your husband a good closed back model, sound isolation , check out the While not specifically noise cancelling, they exhibit similar characteristics. I bought a new one to replace it, thinking the headband was not available. The control allows everything to sound holographic with large amounts of layering. On Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, the woodwinds blaze a blistering path through the piece. After only 1 year, the headband cracked, so I bought another one and this time I got a newer revision silver damping.
They are really honest and will reveal flaws in your everyday recordings. Practically everyone on this site has heard them at some point, and they have been around for over 20 years. But the area it does have to play around with, it does so accurately. But I like the mid bass presence, it is wide and gives any instrument; especially cellos, a meaty and down to earth presentation which was quite opposite of the Q701. About The Author Stuart Charles Black Stu is determined to help you make sound decisions, and strives to deliver the best and most in depth content on the internet! I am not a high-volume headphone listener. It has received an overwhelmingly positive response from reviewers and headphiles alike. Needless to say, these are currently my favorite headphones of all time, and I doubt I'm going to find a replacement for them anytime soon.