There are two "WTB Denon C700" threads on the FS forum (one is mine ). Too bad no one is selling them... hahaha.
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8/24/07 at 9:35pm
|You were right, the AH-C700’s are awesome! I’ve thrown everything I can at them and they are unflappable. This includes, Enigma, Mozart, Blue Man Group, Dave Koz, Linkin Park, Disturbed, Sarah Brightman, Joe Bonamassa, Mark Knopfler, Muddy Waters and more. First, let me start by saying that the low end is simply stunning. The C700’s nearly reach as low as my Senn 580’s. Actually, overall though the bass presentation is better than my 580’s. Being somewhat of a bass-head this was a very nice surprise. Compared to my 300’s, the bass is deep, tight and very controlled. The mids (vocals) are slightly more forward than the 300's and very close to the quality of my 580’s. Male vocals are especially warm and full. Actually, I’ve given up comparing them to my 300’s, because there’s no competition. I’ve been swapping them back and forth with my 580’s. My 580’s have a 3-D spatial separation that the C700 can’t reproduce. But of course the 580’s are full size cans, the drivers are further apart, larger and of higher quality. The highs are very good compared to the 580’s. They are silky and detailed without being tiring. I prefer a neutral to slightly warm sound, and these are very close to that. I’m now in the process of setting up my Samsung 7 band EQ for the C700’s.
Now for the nick-picking. I wish the mini connector was at a right angle. I thought this to be very odd for portable IEM to have a straight connector. But, of course I knew this before I ordered them. There is sound leakage, but it’s nominal. If it takes slight leakage to get this kind of bass, I’ll live with it.
The C700’s have to be the best IEM’s for under $200 USD. Now I’m glad Ety Research never returned my emails because I don’t think I would have been happy with the 4S’s low end. Thanks for the tip, you called it right!
|Thanks for the review soozieq! You peaked my interest in these earphones so I had to go out and buy them at Frys to test them. My first impressions are that they provide crisp clear sound without sacrificing the detail of music while adding bass. It's quite amazing actually! I remember reading on a different post that dynamic drivers provide a more "natural" sound and I agree with that. The C700s seem to be more of the sound that I prefer over the SE310s. And I'm not knocking the SE310s either. They are excellent phones, but the C700s give me more of the bass that I'm looking for without sacrificing the clarity of music. It doesn't seem to matter what type of music I'm listening to, everything sounds excellent!|
On a sour note, I called Denon in the UK today to ask about replacement silicon tips, and was told sheepishly that: "Er. . . umm, we haven't made any yet". Yes, they brought out a headphone with no replacement tips for it. They said they will 'probably' make some at some point I tried some Sony tips and CX300 tips (as someone did earlier) but the bass drops off even though the fit appears to be the same. So for the time being, look after the existing tips! I don't quite understand how a company can bring out a new headphone without thinking that users would ever need replacement tips. It doesn't even compute. Anyway, glad you're happy with them, they're kind of an unexpected surprise on the ears aren't they?
but i sometimes wonder what an outter port could do for the sound,but then they are on the warm side already,boom could be distructive to the sound,i do like the look of the se310 a little better,more sleek,the denons should be great tho