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I have a pair of HD518s that are very comfortable, but rather veiled in the upper frequencies. I like the clarity of the mid-bass on them though. I don't need piercing highs either. I'm after balance. How different would these be from the HD518? I wish I could hear them. I tried a pair of HD600s once and they were distorted and thin sounding, but it could also have been the amp and source used at the time (it was at a show).
In reading some of the reviews, it sounds like I could end up losing too much bass if I read correctly. I'm not a bass-head, but also not anti-bass. I like good, clean, articulate, musical bass. I have tried many others such as Beyerdynamics and find they are too bright for my ears. I also have a pair of AKG K7XX that I find ok and better in the highs than my Senn HD518, but they are not quite as comfy, although they are fairly comfortable. The AKGs are more neutral, which is useful when doing album reviews and the like for those times when I need to wear headphones. (I'm a speaker guy usually as headphones lack ability to offer full range sound).
If these offer notable improved sound over the HD518s I will jump on them at this price. If not, its a pass.
Those don't even exist, except maybe on the darkweb. I'm also pretty sure they are uncomfortable anyway.
I have been reading and watching a bunch of reviews on the Senn Jubilees and it seems like they would not be to my liking sound-wise, (very reduced bass), so it's a pass.
But those had different drivers. These have the 660s drivers.
The bass response will be improved relative to the preview units.
Hi Horten, I'm not sure I understand what you are saying. "Preview units"?
The early reviewers got pre-production units with a transducer that wasn't finalized. The series production will see a better bass response.