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The Sennheiser HD 2.30G. Ok so finally got this in the mail. Someone posted that it was on sale at Newegg, 24$ down from 80$ Still on sale. On ear. I gotta say the build on it is very nice. very solid and well done. if folds up as you can see. I love the slide system it has for adjustments. Looks like it would fit on a big head. Small and slim, made for portability. looks cool in all white and gold. Comfy, no problems there.

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Problem for me is the sound. The Veil is strong with this one. And it commits the carnal sin of headphones imo, sounds like I’m listening to it through a cylinder. Its a dark headphone. Thick sounding. So much so that when the imaging kicks in its a surprise. So of course slight bump in the bass, Mid forward and recessed treble. Not my can of beans. but maybe someone here will like it.

https://www.newegg.com/sennheiser-hd-2-30g-white-headset/p/N82E16826106862?Item=N82E16826106862

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Always a sucker for a cheap headphone I’d been tempted by the 2.30G sale price. Thanks for the review @Antpage & the wave-off, I’ll take your word on these.

Mark Gosdin

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Be skeptical of low-end Sennheiser products. I haven’t been impressed with items below the 500 series. It seems you get what you pay for (Is it sub Porta Pro quality?).

[Ugg…flashbacks to an awful folding noise canceling Sennheiser with a battery bump that I used to own…impossible to fold without tangling the cable… Now, get off that airplane with your massive cable wad ASAP!]

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Back in November when my softphone’s trusty Best Buy headset began to show signs of giving out after about 5 years of constant use / abuse, I bought a Sennheiser “Communications” stereo headset. It was on a Black Friday deal and was less than $15. It is surprisingly good sounding and has a good quality mic.

It appears that the low cost Sennheiser products aren’t consistent.

Mark Gosdin

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Its unfortunate. It is very well built. But then again it did retail for 80$ originally. Wish the Koss was this well built lol

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Headphone teased some new audiophile-related Sennheiser product to be released on May 11th.

They are calling it the “Sennheiser X”

I wonder what it could be?

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Sennheiser’s headphone business has been bought by hearing aid manufacturer Sonova

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Swiss company Sonova aquires Sennheiser’s consumer business.

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Ooooh! New iem…

Was looking forward to a new headphone release, but oh well…:man_shrugging:

Thank goodness for a single dynamic driver…we need more of those around.

$1300MSRP according to crinacle btw.

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Sennheiser X. Looks like someone jumped the gun? :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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I think it was a pre-release code name. The IEM looks fantastic on paper. Hope the brothers can get it in for review soon.

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Sennheiser info on changes to 6xx line:

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If anyone is doing a community tour of the ie900, I would love to get on it! This seems like the Dunu Zen Killer to me.

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Those look really interesting.

Jude brought up some excellent points regarding the Harman Target.

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@crinacle managed to get early access to the Drop + Sennheiser HD8XX:

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He’s unhappy with the 8XX because of recessed mids. This leads me to question what comparison products, amps, and DACs were used for development and tuning. If Drop used their own branded products such as the Elex, Grace DACs, and THX AAA 789, then they may have genuinely preferred (and needed) this profile. I used to routinely turn down the upper mids of my Elex with a Loki.

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I gather from reading other forums that Drop sought advice on tuning from people outside the company.

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A noticable difference of opinion from Marv to Crinacle. Marv has pushed bad Drop products in the past (the Panda comes immediately to mind), so I’d be more inclined to take Crinacle’s opinion at face value than Marv’s.

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The difference in opinion really is striking. I’m not proficient in reading graphs but with the “equal-loudness normalization” graph on Crinacle’s site, the recessed mids seem to be significant:

I can’t imagine that Drop will only sell the HD 8XX until it’s released; as with the other “drops” of old, I should think there will be subsequent runs. It’ll be interesting to see impressions and reviews once the HD 8XX have been released.

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I think a contributing factor is crinacle uses an A90 for headphone evaluation. Marv surely used amps he felt were a better fit. Given there is an entire thread on how picky the HD800 is with amps, I’m inclined to think this is a factor.

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