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post #16 of 538
ES7s are a nasty headphone. Really, really snarly JBL-like mids. Great looking cans that sound horrible. Nasty. Did I mention that they sound horrible? Nasty. K81DJs are OK.
post #17 of 538
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Originally Posted by audiomagnate View Post
ES7s are a nasty headphone. Really, really snarly JBL-like mids. Great looking cans that sound horrible. Nasty. Did I mention that they sound horrible? Nasty. K81DJs are OK.
Are you just being sarcastic?
What JBL do you refer to, if Reference 220 there is zero resemblance between the two?
post #18 of 538
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Originally Posted by audiomagnate View Post
ES7s are a nasty headphone. Really, really snarly JBL-like mids. Great looking cans that sound horrible. Nasty. Did I mention that they sound horrible? Nasty. K81DJs are OK.
Yeah we know, but what we would really like to know is: how do you like way the ES7 sounds?

And do you know any full sized, supra aural, horrible sounding, nasy, NASTY headphones with snarly JBL-like mids? That would be really helpful!
post #19 of 538
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Originally Posted by ricmat View Post
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!
I use MS-1s at work from my portable & am considering getting the ES7.

Do you think the ES7 comes close in the sound department?

My main reason to change would be to have headphones that are a bit less conspicuous at work.
post #20 of 538
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Originally Posted by AnGeLiCbOrIs View Post
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.


yeah... they can be (i've never tried those) but for "on the go" i do prefer black shiny rather than woody...


Cheers
post #21 of 538
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Originally Posted by audiomagnate View Post
ES7s are a nasty headphone. Really, really snarly JBL-like mids. Great looking cans that sound horrible. Nasty. Did I mention that they sound horrible? Nasty. K81DJs are OK.
couldn't disagree more... but that's only my taste!
post #22 of 538
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Originally Posted by bowraboy View Post
I use MS-1s at work from my portable & am considering getting the ES7.

Do you think the ES7 comes close in the sound department?

My main reason to change would be to have headphones that are a bit less conspicuous at work.


Man, you remind me a few month ago! I was so ignorant.. .. ..

I loved so much my first head-fi upgrade to my previous PX100 - the MS1 that it turned out being my first rig anytime anywhere - even at work.


and then i bought ES7... well, i love their sound too! you have to understand they are closed! so bass is totally different! (much more than MS-1) but i think it is adequate and controlled.


I would go that path all over again, so in less words IMHO, GO FOR IT!!
post #23 of 538
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Originally Posted by bowraboy View Post
I use MS-1s at work from my portable & am considering getting the ES7.

Do you think the ES7 comes close in the sound department?

My main reason to change would be to have headphones that are a bit less conspicuous at work.


OH!! I have to say!

when i exchanged from my MS-1 to my ES7, I said those would be my portable ones.. of course all those IEM bastards just shouted about them being portable, saying I was mistaken, and all that stuff...


but all of them said that they sounded amazing and they look so pretty shiny!

have been using mine everyday ever since they arrive!


(enough said? )
post #24 of 538
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Originally Posted by bowraboy View Post
I use MS-1s at work from my portable & am considering getting the ES7.

Do you think the ES7 comes close in the sound department?

My main reason to change would be to have headphones that are a bit less conspicuous at work.
They have a really different sound. The ES7 has a larger soundstage and doesn't feel like it has as full of a sound as the MS1. The MS1 has really upfront mids that are smoother than the ES7.

Personally I preferred the sound of the MS1 over the ES7 but that's not to say I couldn't see someone else preferring the ES7.
post #25 of 538
Thanks ricmat.

I think I will order a pair.

It's all your fault eversuns for talking about the on Headphonic's forum. I was going to get a pair a while ago but Marcus sort of turned me off them a bit.
post #26 of 538
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Originally Posted by ak40ozKevin View Post
They have a really different sound. The ES7 has a larger soundstage and doesn't feel like it has as full of a sound as the MS1. The MS1 has really upfront mids that are smoother than the ES7.

Personally I preferred the sound of the MS1 over the ES7 but that's not to say I couldn't see someone else preferring the ES7.

Man, I have to say i think some of your conclusions are so debatable!

- "The ES7 has a larger soundstage" - how do you use your MS-1? stock? have you tried reversed pads? 414pads? I wouldnt say the difference is SO THAT BIG... ..

- "doesn't feel like it has as full of a sound as the MS1" - with which kind of music? i'm only asking this, because i've found my MS1 with very full sound when decent amped!

I have to agree that sound signatures are different, as i used to say, ES7 are more "fun" and "enjoyable" to listen, MS-1 sound more like.. .. .."profissional" do you understand what i say?

I allways like to read about this, because this is so -"your taste" isn't it??
post #27 of 538
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Originally Posted by bowraboy View Post
Thanks ricmat.

I think I will order a pair.

It's all your fault eversuns for talking about the on Headphonic's forum. I was going to get a pair a while ago but Marcus sort of turned me off them a bit.


well.. .. i have to say.. sorry for your wallet...

I hope you tell me your review when you receive yours!, because then there's place to upgrade.. ..

I think the major achievement for you is to get to know another sound signature that, personally, i think complements very well MS-1 one's!


Really hope you enjoy yours!


Cheers!!
post #28 of 538
I have to agree that MS-1's and ES7's have a different sound to them. MS-1 has a more neutral sound to them, with nicer mids. ES7 has more bass, and bigger soundstage. Both are enjoyable to listen to though. For rock and acoustic guitar stuff, I prefer listening to my MS-1's, but for other stuff I think I like my ES7's more.

Lately I've mainly just been using headphones for my commute to school / walking around and ES7 definitely wins in that area. Extra bass helps out too.
post #29 of 538
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Originally Posted by bowraboy View Post
Thanks ricmat.

I think I will order a pair.

It's all your fault eversuns for talking about the on Headphonic's forum. I was going to get a pair a while ago but Marcus sort of turned me off them a bit.
Haha no problems When I went in I asked why Marcus didn't recommend them and he said that they used to be $269 in Australia and for the price he wouldn't recommend them but for $149 he would recommend them.

And on another note, I took my ES7s on the train into the city this morning and got a few compliments, they also did a good job at blocking out unwanted noise on the train
post #30 of 538
eversuns,

Are the black or silver?
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