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Official ATH-ES7 Thread

post #1 of 538
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Hello everyone
Well I finally bit the bullet, went to the Headphone shop in Perth and got a pair of the sexy mirror finished cupped Audio Technica ATH-ES7’s. My initial impressions are fantastic and they do exactly what I was after. They are small, portable, have reasonable isolation, are able to be worn around my neck and most importantly don’t leak any noise!

At the store I compared them to the Audio Technica AD900s and came away feeling like I had bought its little fashion conscious brother I am really looking forward to these cans being fully burnt in
So far I have performed a slight mod which involved bending the wires at the cups to make them fit better Ill try get some pictures to show you what I mean.

I just thought I would make this thread so people could find out more about these headphones and ask owners what they think about them.
Stay tuned for a full review and my further impressions

The Search For The ES7’s Big Brother - http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/cur...th-es7-285533/

ES7 vs HD280 Pro - http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/es7...80-pro-238659/

Initial Thoughts Of ES7 - http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/es7...s-here-243015/

ES7 Headband Mod - http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/ath...dshots-228313/

FAKE ES7 HEADPHONES! WATCH OUT - http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/fak...ctures-286987/


(more links to come as I find them)
post #2 of 538
There was a thread comparing the HD280 to the ES7 some time back, a lot of info there, see if you can find it, then I can dig out the info I posted there for use in this thread. I'm trying to find it, but no luck yet. The head-fi outage messed things up big time...

Anyway, glad you like it right out of the box, I wasn't impressed with mine at first but after some burn in, WOW!

BTW, I don't think Skylab(review link u posted) likes the ES7 very much...
post #3 of 538
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Found it and updated first post
post #4 of 538
Here it is, I finally found it:

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/es7...80-pro-238659/

I'll edit this post once I extract my review from inside that thread.

I'll also post my headband mod pic here in this post, later.


EDIT: Add this one too=> http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/es7...80+ES7+richmat

Read the last few posts in the above thread about burn in. They will change with burn in!
post #5 of 538
My initial impressions of it was something like this(taken from that HD280 vs ES7 thread):

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Just to let you know they require quite alot of burn in. Been using mine for 2++ months and now the mids are really starting to show. Been using it like 4~5 hours a day, about 4~5 times a week since I got it.

Gotta warn you though, initially it might sound "yucks" to you. Kinda like, uh ok, so what's the big deal? When I first put them on I was like... "So, I paid more than a $100 for this? Riiiiiightttt...."

My initial thoughts was not that it was NOT worth the money, rather it was more along the lines of was it a bang for the buck? Get what I mean? I was under the impression there was nothing special about it. It was just another normal headphone to me.

There was loads of bass at first, but within a week or so, the bass really tightens up and kicks you in the head. When it finally kicked in, I was like "WHOA! WTF !!" Nice.

The mids come after weeks and weeks of ussage like I said above.

I hope you enjoy your new toy.

Read that thread for more details of my experience with the ES7. Lots of info in that thread.

ES7 FTW!
post #6 of 538
i got the es7

does anyone know how to get the wires to untangle ???

my headphone wires are so tangled up it's really annoying


thanks!

-Steve
post #7 of 538
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Ok cool, I will post my full review after about 100 hours of music listening/burn in

So far I am loving them!

edit: where are they tangled? got a pic of the tangle?

edit 2: I just listened to "Throw Away Your Television" and the opening bass line made me grin from ear to ear! I am going to enjoy these for a long time me thinks at least until my AD900s arrive
post #8 of 538
I owned this headphone for around 4 months. Sometimes I still wish I had them. They sounded so open for a closed can and had a nice soundstage. I ended up selling them for my HD25s because ultimately I thought the ES7's midrange was too thin. For some songs though, they sounded perfect.
post #9 of 538
great headphones!!!


looking now backwards, from the moment I got mine, and was discussing in that thread already posted here (ES7 vs HD280 Pro??) I feel I wanted to go back and feel the rush again of opening that beatifull box, and put those shiny great HP yn my hears again for the first time!


I use them now every day for about 6hours a day, when I'm at work.

They are also my nº1 HP for long train travel (twice a week) and my mates for iPhone iPod


I guess i love them on the outside!
post #10 of 538
"Official" ES7 thread...aha...you certainly don't lack self confidence.
post #11 of 538
At least another one who do not shame to show K81DJ in his rig

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"Official" ES7 thread...aha...you certainly don't lack self confidence.
post #12 of 538
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haha, yeah well, I could always name it the fan club but in my eyes its pretty official
post #13 of 538
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At least another one who do not shame to show K81DJ in his rig
Just my cheap workhorse for the motorway and the office. The ES7 sounds much better, but its bang-for-the-buck ratio is considerably below the small redneck K81. Not as bad as the nutty-priced HD25 though...
post #14 of 538
I loved my ES7 but I found the ESW9 to be a worthwhile upgrade. At almost 3x the price it is definitely a matter of opinion since the ES7 is lovely as well.
post #15 of 538
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Ok cool, I will post my full review after about 100 hours of music listening/burn in

So far I am loving them!

edit: where are they tangled? got a pic of the tangle?

edit 2: I just listened to "Throw Away Your Television" and the opening bass line made me grin from ear to ear! I am going to enjoy these for a long time me thinks at least until my AD900s arrive


it's tangled above the single wire.....so both wires to the left and right phone.

it looks like those red vine candys... AHHHHHHHHH someone help me!!!
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