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post #46 of 538
Check this one, great people to have business with. You can communicate about anything. And most important, shipping charges are USD 25 less than the other one, who charge USD 40 instead of USD 15 to Europe, crazy.

AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-ES7 BK PORTABLE HEADPHONES - eBay (item 280202430567 end time Feb-26-08 22:42:29 PST)

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Hi

Planning to buy the ATH-ES7, but no one sells them here in Norway anymore. I remember they cost like 200$ online from an Norwgian store. So I looked on Amazon.com and there the black cost 100$. My problem is the registration, when I press "General Address tips" it says "Always select "United States" from the drop-down menu regardless of where the recipient is stationed". What to do?
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I got mine off ebay,
Audio Technica ATH-ES7 Headphones BLACK NIB - eBay (item 140185542896 end time Feb-28-08 14:08:53 PST)
I've bought couple of headphones from him, and it's always been a pleasure.
Enjoy!
post #47 of 538
fake es7's... Wow. Gotta be careful these days.
post #48 of 538
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Originally Posted by Demix500 View Post
fake es7's... Wow. Gotta be careful these days.
Which one did you mean was fake?
post #49 of 538
Got 'em today! Messed with them a few minutes bending them into shape.

I like the sound of these so far!
post #50 of 538
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Got 'em today! Messed with them a few minutes bending them into shape.

I like the sound of these so far!
just wait until you pink noise them for 150 hrs plus they truly sound great!
I got my 2nd pair yesterday and still in the process of burning in.
One of best portable headphones IMO - with exception of few IEMs.
But for 100$ bucks, fantastic bargain!
post #51 of 538
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Which one did you mean was fake?
neither are fake, in my opinion, but there are some ebay sellers that sell fakes though.
post #52 of 538
It certainly has some big bass! I been listening for those snarly mids hmmm I don't get that.

I do see it needs burn in but and it's not as clear as my more expensive can's but it sounds good to me. I compated to my Denon's and Ultrasone and it made them sound thin hehehe...switching back shows how dark it really is but listening to it, it does not seem dark at all. For the first few minutes it had not bass now it does and very good bass, but needs to tighten up.
post #53 of 538
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Originally Posted by Rickio View Post
It certainly has some big bass! I been listening for those snarly mids hmmm I don't get that.

I do see it needs burn in but and it's not as clear as my more expensive can's but it sounds good to me. I compated to my Denon's and Ultrasone and it made them sound thin hehehe...switching back shows how dark it really is but listening to it, it does not seem dark at all. For the first few minutes it had not bass now it does and very good bass, but needs to tighten up.
Honestly, it's a "fun" portable phone that you can just enjoy the music!
Bass tightens up after burn-in with more texture (which is really awesome if you love double bass drums as much as I do) I wouldn't call it the best portable can, but it's one of best portable-closed-rock cans except some iems of course
post #54 of 538
I agree they are great can's. I have had them burning in all day and they are smoothing out and yes it has great bass.

Some of the problems I have had is some of my mp3's sound lousy on really good headphones. And I have virtually nothing below 192kbps and most are 320 as well as a lot of lossless files. So these work real well for portable use. I am digging them.

They have good details but it seems to forgive the flaws in some of the badly produced older rock or not great mp3's I have now and then.

I am beginning to approach the limits of my music lately. Meaning my mp3's really are not gonna sound much better on my better headphones. And I got a huge mp3 collection I am not gonna just delete hehehe
post #55 of 538
Listening to these on my mp3 player and the bass and drums are just great! I had got spoiled listening to my Ultrasone HFI 780's recently but the bass on these is just as good, especially considering I am using it without a amp on my creative zen.

With burn in its sounding better and mids and treble are getting better as well.
post #56 of 538
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Listening to these on my mp3 player and the bass and drums are just great! I had got spoiled listening to my Ultrasone HFI 780's recently but the bass on these is just as good, especially considering I am using it without a amp on my creative zen.

With burn in its sounding better and mids and treble are getting better as well.
I agree, bass impact is perfect and soundstage is HUGE for a portable!
I love ES7's magical mids, especially - female vocals + guitars. cymbals are still harsh, but I know it's controlled as I finish burn-in
post #57 of 538
The only problem is it makes the ESW9's seem ever more compelling to me now hehehe.

But I am enjoying these so that's what it's all about
post #58 of 538
Another mod:

I have large sheets of polyurethane. I cut thin, 1 foot lengths, and stuff them behind the pads. Minimal sound change, but comfort - especially against the ears - is notably improved. A big help with on-the-ear phones like these.

These turn out to be one of the very few phones that sound really good with my portable iPod. (I don't use IEMs or the like.) They fold flat, making for easy storage.
post #59 of 538
Update on mine... bad news, just listed them in the FS forum. They are just too uncomfortable for me. I do have a biggish head and they hurt my ears, even after bending the wires.

They are nice headphones apart from that, I can understand why people really like them. I found the SQ a little too unatural overall. They seem to have spikes in a few places across the spectrum that give them that very forward, aggressive sound, but it is at the expense of overall balance and neutrality.

I should admit that I am replacing them with Skylab's old recabled HD-25s which I have just bought on the FS forum
post #60 of 538
I just pulled the trigger on a set of these at Amazon (AnyOnline - $99 plus $9 shipping). I didn't see the fake warning until after I ordered them. Here's hoping...
I made up a CD that has 10 minutes of pink noise followed by 3 minutes of silence. I'm going to put it on repeat and bury it in a locked drawer at my office over the weekend. Hope no one calls Homeland Security......
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