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post #121 of 538
These phones are going pretty cheap from somewhere called Mobile-Blue based in Hong Kong. Does anyone know if they are reputable?
post #122 of 538
hey, i just got mine in the mail and after a few days of burn in they were sounding good. Just that on some songs sometimes I'm hearing a fuzz-sound, but only sometimes during the same parts of some songs. Any body else encounter this around the time or during burning in. what do you think i should do, should i send them back?

and they aren't fake. thanks for any help.

i burned them using pink noise, at a comfortable listening level. :/
post #123 of 538
^^ mobile blue is definitely fake. Their price is too good to be true anyway....

^
I just got mine for a few days too . The sound is kinda muffled right now, not sure how much that's gonna be improved. But other than that I'm quite content with my purchase
I'm not sure what fuzz-sound you heard, but I did hear some "magnetic" buzzing noise (like those from your speaker when your cell phone is about to ring) one or two times. I'm guessing it's not the can's fault, cuz my speakers and e2c had that problem too
post #124 of 538
How do the ES 7's compare to the Senn HD 25-1's? I am having a hard time deciding which one would be for me. If someone could describe their sound that would be greatly appreciated. The ES 7 definitely looks better but how do their bass, mids and highs compare? I have read Skylab's review but would like to hear more thoughts on the two.
post #125 of 538
From what i said before, other headphones i have also have the fuzz-sound so it's not my es7s which makes me happy, but what do you think it could be?
post #126 of 538
I've had mine for a few weeks... I love the sound - and they feel so much better than IEMs - glad to dispense with of those, and I am loving the sound too.
post #127 of 538
I've owned a pair of ES7s for a little over three weeks now. The only bad thing about them is they're not comfortable to wear with glasses. I also wish they had a bit more on the higher end of the spectrum, but that's just my personal sound preference. I do like the sound they produce. The bass is a little loose but not overly so. Those mids? My gawd! These things are absolutely stunning with big voices. I've been listening to a lot of Tony Bennett, Sinatra, Nina Simone, and Meat Loaf lately because they just sound so damn good. Meat Loaf's "For Crying Out Loud" gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it!
post #128 of 538
I have a question. How do these compare to the AD700? Which one would be better for classical?

I need:
Controlled, precise bass, shouldn't be boomy or obscure the mids and highs
bright sounds
slightly warm/spiritual sound
colorful sound (not like the Grados though)
airy (as in the glossary thread)

And is the A700 generally inferior to the AD700 because it's closed? That's what I read.
post #129 of 538
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Originally Posted by chuckdpe1 View Post
I also wish they had a bit more on the higher end of the spectrum, but that's just my personal sound preference. I do like the sound they produce. The bass is a little loose but not overly so. Those mids? My gawd! These things are absolutely stunning with big voices.
How many hours have you got on them? IME, the high end sparkle is awesome after burn in. The muddy bass tightens up significantly too. Do some serious burn in on them and then watch as your jaw drops even further. Like I said before, these are my absolute favourite can among all that I've owned and listened to soo far.
Well, that might change in a week or two once its big brother arrives at my doorstep...
post #130 of 538
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Originally Posted by wrecked_porsche View Post
They are my first Head-Fi headphone. Among all the stuff I currently have in my sig, I like the ES7 the most. That more than says it for the ES7 as far as my preference is concerned.

I've also listened to the AKGK701, k81dj, k530, Beyer DT990, 880, Alessandro MS1, MS2i, Senn HD580, Denon AH-D1000 & a few others... and I prefer the ES7 by far, it may not be perfect, but it is a bloody fun headphone to listen to.
Which version of the DT990 did you listen to? I'm currently listening to the original DT990 (600 ohm) and am actually impressed how close they are in some ways to the ES7. They do need good amplification but they are the closest to ES7 sound sig that I've found:

Forward warm sounding mids, (not as warm and colored as ES7 though, more subtle). Since I got the ES7 I just can't stand recessed mids anymore.

Sparkly highs.

Bass is better as is soundstage, they are also a bit faster sounding.

Overall they sound like a slightly more neutral ES7 with a bigger soundstage and extended bass and treble. They give me the same feeling of pleasure when listening with them that I get from the ES7, this sense that you just get surprised and think: Wow, this sounds really sweet! It just keeps pulling you into the music.
post #131 of 538
Yours are 600ohm and are the old black ones right? I heard the 2005 Dt990 250 ohm. I guess that's why they sounded yucky to me.

I almost bought the old DT990 on ebay though....


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warm and colored as ES7
= why I like the ES7....

Neutral has its merits and I appreciate it when I'm in the right mood (have depoded iM716 for that), but I prefer fun sound most of the time. Neutrality be dammed...


So, has the old DT990 surpassed the ES7 as your favorite can then?
post #132 of 538
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Originally Posted by wrecked_porsche View Post
Yours are 600ohm and are the old black ones right? I heard the 2005 Dt990 250 ohm. I guess that's why they sounded yucky to me.

I almost bought the old DT990 on ebay though....



= why I like the ES7....

Neutral has its merits and I appreciate it when I'm in the right mood (have depoded iM716 for that), but I prefer fun sound most of the time. Neutrlity be dammed...
Yeah the old black ones.

I'm with you on the fun sound, and when I say more neutral I don't mean they sound neutral, just more neutral than the ES7. Actually if they had just a little more of this euphonic coloration in the mids that the ES7 has, they would be perfect.

So when are you going to buy the L3000 and tell me how they are?
post #133 of 538
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Actually if they had just a little more of this euphonic coloration in the mids that the ES7 has, they would be perfect.
Exactly. A headphone can be good technically, but a little soul goes a long way to bringing things to life... Midrange coloration ftw. Euphoric = AT magic
ATOW anyone?



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So when are you going to buy the L3000 and tell me how they are?
Evil...
post #134 of 538
I just got a used pair of ES7's 2 days ago, they are really excellent for the price. I love how they look, and they sound great too.
post #135 of 538
I've got plenty of burn time on them. I put 20 hours of burn on them immediately after opening the box. Since then it's been 4-5 hours 5 nights a week. They do sound markedly better than they did fresh from the box but they still don't have that high end sparkle that I look for.
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Originally Posted by wrecked_porsche View Post
How many hours have you got on them? IME, the high end sparkle is awesome after burn in. The muddy bass tightens up significantly too. Do some serious burn in on them and then watch as your jaw drops even further. Like I said before, these are my absolute favourite can among all that I've owned and listened to soo far.
Well, that might change in a week or two once its big brother arrives at my doorstep...
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