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Drop the receiver, unless you're planning to power a pair of near-field bookshelves. I'm not familiar with that particular model, but based on specs, I wouldn't put my HD700s anywhere near it. Spend the money, buy a nice dac/amp. Or something relatively cheap, that actually pairs well with the HD700s. Like the HRT Microstreamer.  Don't spend 500+ on a headphone, then run them straight out of your mobo. Not worth.
Find a Sennheiser HD580 if you can. Same sound as the 600s, fully modular, and way cheaper. Don't get a HE-500 or any planars in general if you're coming from the fit/comfort of the Senns.  The HE-500 is like wearing an anvil compared to the HD598/HD6xx.
Pretty self-explanatory listing.   I've got a Sony ZX700 in perfect condition, comes with the original box.  No marks or scratches of any kind.  Looking only for $35.  If you're looking for an unique presentation on vocals, these are undoubtedly one of the best under $100.   Sony XBA-3  Excellent 9/10 condition. Comes with the hybrid ear-tips/manual. No packaging. Looking only for $50 Nothing to say about this, except it's quite honestly a steal.   Philips...
Both have their flaws. But I prefer the HE500 in terms of un-amped listening. The HD700 sounds downright sibilant, and you're really not getting the best out of it.
Glad you like them. My friend irl loved them. So I gave them off to him lol.
I don't know about the Audio-Technica IEMs. Just like most of the Sony's out there, I couldn't handle the strident highs and the signature was far from neutral.  Then again, I haven't tried the IM-03. So of course I won't make any comments about them :) I appreciate the EQ-5. Because it was much more balanced than the Grados using the same technology. And the presentation for vocal trance was absolutely phenomenal.
Before I offend the Hype Gods of the Mikros 90. Let me just say that the comfort of these cans were indeed very poor for us wearing glasses. It was unbearable for me. And overall, I wasn't particular impressed with the sound signature. Dynamics were sluggish. Lacked in speed and transients. Mid-bass hump. And transparency was below average. Where was this "soundstage" and balanced signature people raved about? Just shows that you should always try something for...
I stand by my word. Not just one of these people that have heard a few IEMs and proclaim _ as the best hype. For the price the EQ-5 go for, it's just a steal.  You can always sell them back to me if you do find a pair :)
The EQ-5 is more neutral than the EQ-7. Cheaper from what I can see since the latter is discontinued. And is an improvement in design IMO. The EQ-7 is more romantic, lush, and there's less treble energy. And yes, they really are that good! Especially if you can acquire some nice wide-bore silicone tips.
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