Sennheiser HD 700 Review
The Sennheiser HD 700 are perhaps some of the best headphones in the world. Released in Spring of 2012, the HD 700 are the middle child between the well-known Sennheiser HD 650 & HD 800 headphones.
The Sennheiser Sound
Like all Sennheiser headphones, the Sennheiser HD 700 feature an outstanding and unique sound signature. The HD 700, are kind of like a hybrid of the Sennheiser HD 800 & HD 650. They have the same tone as the HD 650, but have awesome bass like the HD 800. The Sennheiser HD 700 headphones provide a very detailed sound signature without a bright sound. They offer exceptionally crisp treble and mids. These headphones really make guitars, pianos, and synthesizers sound outstanding. These are fully open and do not block much of any outside noise, but that's to be expected in high end audiophile headphones. Overall though, they are kind of on the darker side of the sound scale, but that's okay, just not my personal preference.
Unlike a lot of high-end headphones, these are not too hard to power since they operate with an 150ohm impedance. We used a Burson Audio HA 160 desktop amplifier for testing.
In the sound department, the Sennheiser HD 700 get a solid win since they combine the sound of two of our favorite Sennheiser headphones.
Sennheiser HD700 - Design & Comfort
Just like the HD 800, the Sennheiser HD 700 features a futuristic design. We didn't have any opened HD 800s, but these seem significantly lighter in weight. I was really impressed with the HD 700s construction; it's a good mixture of materials that all work very well together. My personal favorite is the metal mesh, it looks so sleek and modern.
My favorite thing was how comfortable these are. They're designed for at-home usages, so they're not going to grip your head too tight. They have deep ear channels, so your ears don't get all sweaty if you use them for a long time. Also aiding the comfort is the headband, which is perhaps one of the most comfortable ones I've ever felt. It has a nice thick padding that rests comfortably on your head, and it is fixed to a headband made of rubber. This setup works nicely because the HD 700 headphones are not rigid, they have a lot of bend to them which is nice.
Sennheiser HD 700 - Final Thoughts
Overall, I really enjoyed the HD 700. Sennheiser has done a great job with these.
These are going to be a great addition to their product line for some years to come, because they are built well and sound even better.
If you're interested in the Sennheiser HD 700 headphones, give us call at 1-866-722-6621 and ask for Jake. Or, if you're close to Cincinnati, you can stop by our store and take them on a test drive. Also, you can check out our unboxing pics here: Sennheiser HD 700 Unboxed
Utilizing the latest Sennheiser acoustic properties, the HD 700 delivers groundbreaking specifications and features. The HD 700 features: the widest frequency range available (10 to 42,000 hz), angled tranducer that mimics the positioning of a set of reference monitors, and a duoFol diopharm that provides a wide sound stage with ultra fast response and rest times. A great transducer is only half the solution to creating the best headphones. Sennheiser created a ventilated magnet laying behind the diaphragm, therefor allowing airflow to be properly managed. This solution did not add to the sound, but subtracted artifacts. The result will truly bring your music to life!
To Sennheiser, the outer chassis was just as important to the acoustic duty. By incorporating a specialty steel mesh that is molded to the natural shape of the acoustic sum, the open-aire system remained pure by directing airflow. The HD 700 takes styling tips from the HD 800 by utilizing the vibrating damping frame strategy. This technique is possible by layering materials in aide to eliminate unwanted resonances from entering the acoustic chamber. This technique provides the headphones with a warm, detailed, balanced, and awesome sonic signature that is luxurious and practical for the purist of the pure audiophile.
- Widest frequency range available (10 to 42,000 hz)
- Angled transducer mimics the positioning of a set of reference monitors
- DuoFol diaphragm provides a wide sound stage with ultra-fast response and rest times
- Patent-pending ventilated magnet system to manage airflow for ultra-low THD
- Specialty steel mesh molded to the natural shape of the acoustic chamber
- Vibration damping frame eliminates unwanted resonances from entering the acoustic chamber
- Ships in a luxurious storage box to protect the headphones
What's in the box
- HD 700 Headphones
- Storage box
- Transducer Principle: Open-Aire
- Frequency Response: 10-42,000 Hz
- Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0.1%
- Sound Pressure Level: 105 dB
- Impedence: 150 Ohms
- Cable Length: 10 ft, detachable (single sided)
- Plug: 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo jack
Sennheiser provides a 2 year warranty for this product, please contact Sennheiser directly for any warranty issues.