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Sennheiser HD700 Headphones

 
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£499.00

Sennheiser HD700 is excellent value and perfect for listeners who enjoy the sound profile of HD600 /HD650; yet find the clarity (and price!) of the acclaimed HD800 a little too much.

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Features

Warranty length 2 Years (10 Years on registration)
Fitting Over Ear
Brand Sennheiser Headphones
Product Award EISA, HiFi World 5 Globes

Tech Specs

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, 1V)
Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.03 %
Jack plug: ¼ inch (6.3mm) straight
Weight (without cable): 9.6 ounces
Cable length: 9.8 feet
Dimensions: 9.3 x 5.9 x 12.5 in
Weight: 3.5 lbs

Product Description

Sennheiser HD700 headphones use Sennheiser's dexterity for acoustic design to deliver advanced results never before heard in headphones. It has a sound of its own that sits between the HD600/HD650 and flagship HD800 models.

The Sennheiser HD series aim to provide class leading performance and promise to be some of the finest (or the finest) headphones you've ever heard.

Sound Purity

Beginning with an angled transducer, the HD 700 angles sound to mimic the positioning of a set of reference monitors. This, in tandem with the DuoFol diaphragm, provides a wide sound stage with ultra-fast response and rest times: close your eyes and you are in the front row. A great headphone transducer is only half of the equation - Sennheiser's acoustic team used the HD 700 project as motivation to obtain a cleaner, purer sound in unconventional ways and thus the patent-pending ventilated magnet system was born.

Acoustic Management

By venting the magnet laying behind the diaphragm, airflow was properly managed and overall turbulence was minimised. This advancement did not add to the sound - but subtracted an artefact from it. The outer transducer chassis was also considered as a component of shared acoustic duty. By utilising a speciality steel mesh moulded to the natural shape of the acoustic sum, the open-air system remained pure while properly directing airflow. These techniques combine to support the impeccable capabilities of the transducer with world-class, practical acoustic management.

Aerospace Inspired

Borrowing a design cue from the flagship HD 800, the HD 700 also utilises a vibration damping frame-- strategic layering of materials to aide in eliminating unwanted resonances from entering the acoustic chamber. The culmination of these technologies lends to the warm, detailed, balanced and utterly revealing sonic signature that is luxurious and practical for the audiophile purist.

Key Features

- 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
- Speciality steel mesh moulded to the natural shape of the acoustic chamber
- Vibration damping frame prevents unwanted resonances entering acoustic chamber
- Ships in a luxurious storage box to protect the headphones

Press Reviews

  • 'Smooth, balanced tonality; very spacious sound; super build... Well worth an audition' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine, October 2012) 

  • '...incredible spaciousness... delightfully rich...rendering of fine detail was quite astonishing... I found myself exploring the limits of detail rather than the threshold of pain...' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine, October 2012)

  • '...the quality of materials and finish is impeccable' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine, October 2012) 

  • 'Possesses a welcome richness, its naturally warm aspect encouraging long spells of listening.' (Hi-Fi News Magazine, October 2012)

  • 'Very comfortable to wear, the HD700 maintains Sennheiser's tradition for a tremendously detailed performance, assisted here by its proprietary angled baffles.'  (Hi-Fi News Magazine, October 2012) 

  • 'Supremely comfortable to wear.' (Hi-Fi News Magazine, June 2013)

  • 'Well positioned, providing a significant, sonic step up from the HD650 while offering value compared to the expensive, hardcore, audiophile HD800.' (Hi-Fi World Magazine, June 2012)

  • 'For: Focus, accuracy, insight, forgiving upper frequencies. Against: Nothing at the price.' (Hi-Fi World Magazine, June 2012)

  • '...combining top quality with great flexibility at an accessible price.' (Hi-Fi World Magazine, January 2013)

  • ...upper mids had glorious precision, whilst guitars had a meticulous metallic signature.' (Hi-Fi World Magazine, January 2013)

  • '...tremendously fast with a strong focussed lower frequency range and a firm bass punch. Best headphones 2012" (Hi-Fi World Magazine, January 2013)

Customer Reviews

  • PETER

    4 Jul 2012

    Sennheiser HD 700 I Was at the Open Day on Saturday looking at Headphones and after trying out all the headphones on demo I was Amazed how good the HD 700 sounded. well worth the money excellent sound well made and very very comfortable. Go To Audio Affair and have a listen. 5 Stars.
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