Summary: I wanted to discuss a bit about HD700 today. I wouldnt include graphs or too much technical information. Simply the way I hear them and how I made a system around them as that is very important with HD700. So, lets get started with little details.
BUILD AND FINISH
HD700 is built very well.
Pros: detail and resolution, dynamics, imaging and huge soundstage
Summary: Designed to fill the gap between the HD 650s and the flagship HD 800s, the new HD 700s essentially share the status of flagship top-of-the-line headphones with the 800s. The open 800s are superb dynamic headphones featuring spatial accuracy and unparalleled imaging.
Pros: Superlative imaging, accuracy and transparency, generous sound stage, comfortable to wear
Cons: Expensive, its accurate sound is what some object to as the Sennheiser "veil"
Summary: January 1st 2014
First off "Happy New Year"
Took awhile but my HD700s finally showed up yesterday, a cursory listen (5-6 hrs) mirrored more or less yours and Mike’s impressions.
Pros: Very good imaging, staging is very speaker like, seamless tone from top to bottom, excellent clarity, midrange and tight tuneful bass.
Summary: Let me start off by say that i am not a perfectionist nor am i a totally audiophile, but rather an enthusiast (because my rig is mostly mid-fi) that never really found any need to post a headphone review, but since the HD700 has been getting mixed impressions i'd like to give my opinion, also i've...
Pros: Comfort, large soundstage, clear audio, design
Cons: Pricing, bright trebles, large redundant box
This is my 1st 5-Star Review.
I am a very picky reviewer and I am a true believer in 'every little bit counts' and honestly I have little to nothing to complaint about aside from the headphone being a little bit heavy.
Pros: Sound, build quality, price-to-performance ratio
Summary: my experience with headphones is very limited, as is this review, but i thought someone might benefit from these observations, someone who wants to listen to classical and jazz.
i started with the hd700 by listening to the melos quartet playing schubert's "death and the maiden," and then checked my...
Pros: big soundstage, precise imaging, immersive sound, clear lines from individual instruments in, e.g. chamber music or jazz quartets
Summary: I picked these beautiful-looking babies on amazon few days ago when price dropped on amazon (used ones from amazon warehouse for $400), which was a bargain; compared to $300 price tag on HD650's.
Pros: wide soundstage, clarity, good separation of instruments, eye-candy design
Cons: somewhat genre specific, performs best with classical/opera musics. (isn't this a pro??), build quality
Everyone here and their mothers have heard of the HD600/650. After over 10+ years, the HD600 series still remains a timeless classic, withstanding the test of time with is beautiful musicality and fidelity while being very appropriately nice.
Pros: Comfort, detailing, great balance between analytical and fun, great design, cables are removable, balance between bass quantity and quality
Cons: Cable, questionable material choice. Did I mention cable?
Excerpt: A mid-range audiophile offering may sound like a clumsy stepping stone for Sennheiser between their HD 650s and HD 800 headphones, but the HD 700s are anything but. We dive into sonic sublimity with the Sennheiser HD 700 headphones in our full review.