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Old 01-10-2012, 01:26 PM
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Default Sennheiser HD700 and HD25 Amperior introduced today

So who will be buying the HD700? It seems most of the early impressions from Head-Fi members and staffers are that they sound closer to the HD800 than the HD650. However, everyone's ears and amps/sources are different.
MSRP....$999.95

Frequency response 10-42,000 Hz
Ear coupling Around-the-ear
Transducer principle Dynamic, open-aire
Nominal Impedance 150Ωs
Sound Pressure Level 105 dB (1 kHz, 1 V)
Total Harmonic Distortion <0.03 % Jack plug ¼ inch (6.3mm) straight Weight (without cable) 9.6 ounces
Cable length 9.8 feet
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This one, on the other hand, I could see being popular. Price? $349.95
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Frequency response 16-22,000 Hz
Transducer principle Dynamic, closed (noise isolating)
Ear coupling On-the-ear
Impedance 18Ωs
Load rating 200 mW
THD <0.3%
Max SPL 120 dB
Cable length 3.9 feet
Plug 1/8 inch (3.5mm), straight
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:30 PM
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If I had more money and they sounded more like the HD 650's. . .
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So Marvin when's the review coming from you on them
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So Marvin when's the review coming from you on them
As soon as they send me a review unit.
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most of the early impressions from Head-Fi members and staffers are that they sound closer to the HD800 than the HD650.
Too bad, I like the HD650 quite a bit more than the HD800.
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Too bad, I like the HD650 quite a bit more than the HD800.
It seems that there are a lot of people that agree with you on that point.....which makes me wonder why Sennheiser went this way.
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... makes me wonder why Sennheiser went this way.
Can you say "audiofools" BTW I didn't like the 800s either but love the 650s
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That silver HD25 looks kinda nice.
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Am I the only one who thinks that Sennheiser should make a proper high-end closed can, instead of always going for open-back models? I certainly have nothing against open-back cans per-say but there are many situations when one would prefer to own a closed can instead.
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Open headphones really are better IMO, but the silver HD 25's are actually a new closed headphone?
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Open headphones really are better IMO, but the silver HD 25's are actually a new closed headphone?
Now THAT'S my kinda can!!!
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Hmm, I just assumed the new HD25 was a slightly updated version of the old can. If its a brand new design then I applaud Sennheiser.

Still, its not what I'd call high-end. I'd like to see them use the same kind of R&D for a full-size closed can as for the HD800.
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While the new aluminum finish on the Amperior headphone looks nice (press release), it seems to be an upgrade to the HD 25 with different specs and supposed better build quality. I could forgo the iDevice-compatible inline remote/mic crap and the $350.00 MSRP even though I know they’ll sell for less, BTW I payed less for my HD650s.

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Amperior
  • Transducer principle: Dynamic closed
  • Ear coupling: Supra-aural
  • Frequency response: 16 – 22,000 Hz
  • Jack plug: 3.5 mm straight
  • Load rating: 200 mW
  • Impedance: 18 Ω
  • Sound pressure level - 120 dB (1kHz)
  • Total harmonic distortion (THD): <0.3% (1kHz / 100dB)
  • Weight (w/o cable): 190 g
  • Cable length: 1.2 m connected to the headphone
  • Cable length: 0.96 m detachable cable connected to the remote control

HD 25
  • Transducer principle: Dynamic, closed
  • Ear coupling: On-the-ear
  • Frequency response: 16 - 22,000 Hz
  • Jack: plug 3.5/6.3 mm stereo
  • Load: rating 0.2 W
  • Nominal impedance: 70 Ω
  • Sound pressure level (SPL): 120 dB (SPL)
  • Total harmonic distortion (THD): < 0.3 %
  • Weight (w/o cable): Approx.4.9 oz. (140 g)
  • Cable length: Approx 5 ft. (1.5 m.)

*Edit: I just noticed that the icrap is an included additional cable that gives the integrated smart remote, so I guess you could run without it if you don't need to control Apple products.
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I have the HD25-1 II, and I'll try the Amperior as well,...just not for full retail pricing.
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would that mean a possible price drop for the 650's and the HD25-1 II....!??!!
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would that mean a possible price drop for the 650's and the HD25-1 II....!??!!
fingers crossed** :x
I doubt the HD650s will drop in price but I wouldn't doubt you see some deals on the HD25s. I only hope they don't drop the HD650s from the line up
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First post updated.
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Strange they only went with silver and blue, you think the icrowd would bite on all the skull candy colors
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Strange they only went with silver and blue, you think the icrowd would bite on all the skull candy colors
That's certainly an iPod Nano-looking shade of blue, at least in the picture....lol.
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