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post #526 of 538
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Originally Posted by ObeyurMaster View Post


Quite easy actually. Used a scotch brite pad.

I took a damp one and gently ran it over the cans in one direction. The most important thing is to do the polishing in only one direction for a uniform finish.


what kind of scotch brite pad did you use? tempted to do it as well with my incoming white ES7 =)

 

hate those fingerprint magnets!

post #527 of 538
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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post


what kind of scotch brite pad did you use? tempted to do it as well with my incoming white ES7 =)

 

hate those fingerprint magnets!

 

Probably just the green ones, am I right?


Edited by Headphonus - 9/5/12 at 7:09pm
post #528 of 538

i was thinking sandpaper last time since i did the same with my ipod touch but im not sure if the material of the es7 is metal-based.

post #529 of 538

I'm going to try it with the schotch brite pad first. if not then I'll just leave it as is. no point in scratching the hell out of them with sandpaper.
 

post #530 of 538

just got my replacement pair in the mail, but i am astonished at how different the sound sig is from my last pair. my last pair took something like 100 hours of burn in before they had anything resembling bass come out of them. once they were burnt in, though, they were perfect. absolutely stunning. these ones have massive bass straight out of the box, and are much less forward. also, the positioning was better in the last pair... although i am not sure if this is something that changes with burn-in. With the last pair i felt like i could reach out and touch the singer while listening to the album Damnation by Opeth.

 

the only physical differences between the cans was the plug. this one has a ribbed plug whereas the other pair had a plug that was tapered and smooth all the way to the cord.

 

edit: i also think the pads are much softer than the ones on my other pair.

 

also, i got the new ones from Beach Camera on Amazon. I am pretty sure they are real, i am only questioning whether my old pair was real or not. These new ones better match the descriptions of the sound signature i read on here.


Edited by Skoobs - 9/12/12 at 8:06pm
post #531 of 538

sounds like your first pair were fakes - the non ribbed plug is a clear sign.

post #532 of 538
Are those still contenders for portables for ~ $150 range?
post #533 of 538

Hey guys!

 

Let's see if i can revive this old thread a little bit.

I'm in the market for buying a pair of headphones and these beauties caught my eye. Sadly, there is no store in Stockholm that has them, so i can't try them on before buying them. I would beusing these quite a lot in front of my computer, so i'm wondering if the comfort is good enough for that kind of prolonged use? 

post #534 of 538
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Originally Posted by Mike400 View Post

Hey guys!

 

Let's see if i can revive this old thread a little bit.

I'm in the market for buying a pair of headphones and these beauties caught my eye. Sadly, there is no store in Stockholm that has them, so i can't try them on before buying them. I would beusing these quite a lot in front of my computer, so i'm wondering if the comfort is good enough for that kind of prolonged use? 

 

The comfort on the es7 is so-so (what you'd expect from a supra-aural can), so you'll likely get sore ears after about two hours of constant use, and some people get sore earlier. But saying all that, it's easy to get a good seal with es7 with a number of positions on the head, and I often find that just adjusting where the headphone sits on my head and swivelling the earcups accordingly after the first two hours will give me another two hours to play with (kind of), if that makes any sense.

 

I know some people bend, or rather unbend, the headband to improve comfort, but I'm still not willing to do that just yet lol, and perhaps a change of pads would help, as the stock ones that come with the es7 are pretty shallow.

 

 

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Anyway, I overall love the ath-es7, as it was the can that really got me into headphones a couple of years ago. I'd owned a couple of lowend Senns before then, and got by just fine, but the ath-es7 took me to a new level and started me on my headphone journey. To this day I just love how ready-to-go they are when I put them on -- they're so fun and lively.


Edited by sebajun - 8/6/13 at 1:54am
post #535 of 538

Honestly in my opinion, if you are willing to spend a little more money, get the es 10. At least that's what I did. When I was comparing the two in store, the es 7 felt much more bland compared to the es 10. You can hear a clearer emphasis on the bass, mids, and the highs on the es 10 than the es 7. Also, I couldn't feel enough "thickness" in the sound coming from the es 7. The sound felt flat.

 

Sadly, the price is as great as the sound difference (roughly 120 dollars more I think...). Adding on to the thread, doesn't the es 7 come with plastic packaging to prevent scratches and fingerprints? Why not just trim the plastic wrap into a circular shape and just leave it on the headphone?

post #536 of 538
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Originally Posted by Bescomo View Post

Honestly in my opinion, if you are willing to spend a little more money, get the es 10. At least that's what I did. When I was comparing the two in store, the es 7 felt much more bland compared to the es 10. You can hear a clearer emphasis on the bass, mids, and the highs on the es 10 than the es 7. Also, I couldn't feel enough "thickness" in the sound coming from the es 7. The sound felt flat.

 

Sadly, the price is as great as the sound difference (roughly 120 dollars more I think...). Adding on to the thread, doesn't the es 7 come with plastic packaging to prevent scratches and fingerprints? Why not just trim the plastic wrap into a circular shape and just leave it on the headphone?

 

Intresting. I'm actually giving my ES7 a bass boost at the moment, because for my current preferences I find the overall sound on the headphone to be a bit too lean -- this might relate to your calling the ES7 ''flat''. However, I wouldn't call the ES7 flat or bland on its own merits, as I think it's generally a lively can that is always ready to go. When I hadn't heard too many alternatives back in the day, it was the most enjoyable headphone I'd ever experienced. Granted, against something like an ES10, which is supposed to be quite bassy and a little aggressive, I can see how the ES7 probably won't sound quite as filling. Glad to hear you're enjoying the ES10 though, because I'm considering getting one pretty darn soon.

 

About the ES7 coming with plastic packaging (I think you mean protectors?) to prevent scratches and fingerprints: when I bought mine a few years ago the only accessories it came with was a velour bag and a cleaning cloth for the metal cups. I don't think the cups came with anything special on them. I've taken my ES7 out and about and I used to use it quite regularly at my desk when it was my only headphone for a time, and the cups are still pretty darn clean and scratch-free and, well, I always say I don't know how that happened considering how some people get scratches straight off the bat.


Edited by sebajun - 8/16/13 at 12:18am
post #537 of 538

Ahahah, sorry my bad. I think I over criticized the flaws of es 7 too much. For it's price and its capabilities, it definitely is a great buy. Now that I think about it, there was indeed a time period in which I assumed my Sherwood se-777 was the best IEM in the world. 

 

- I just remembered that only the es 10 comes with plastic packaging surrounding the metal cups. I wouldn't call them protectors because I'm not sure whether or not it can withstand constant scratching (it can prevent fingerprints though).

post #538 of 538

Just got my first es7. Most probably the last one too, as this headphones got discontinued. Got them for 77 euro (germany), quite a steal imho!

ES7 sounds more clearer then V-Moda M-100 and I even prefer the new ES7 (no burnin yet) over my ATH WS55. And they look so fancy on my head :D

Only the cable of the WS55 seems much more durable.

 

Thread for the ES700, the official successor of the ES7:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/645649/the-new-ath-es700/195

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