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post #61 of 538
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Originally Posted by redrich2000 View Post
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
I have a 7-5/8 head and they fit me perfectly :S
Their midrange is colored (which I like quite a bit) and those spikes smooth out a bit after burn-in ~100hrs.

Sorry that you didn't like it, I guess it's not for everyone.
HD25s were all right for me, it didnt justify extra cost for me.
post #62 of 538
I just got my ES7s from Amazon retailer AntOnline. Odered them on the 24th, ($99 plus shipping) got them on the 26th!. Fastest shipping ever! And they're the real deal.
I'm no affiliated, just flabbergasted at the speed!

Now the burn and A/B with my MS-2i's....
post #63 of 538
this is gonna sound like a dumb question, but since these are "portable" headphones, do they still sound good coming out of a computer? I'm already using IEMs on the road and want some good headphones for the computer, will these still be good?
post #64 of 538
Yes, they are, just let them burn for like 50 hours at least.

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Originally Posted by quiksliver View Post
this is gonna sound like a dumb question, but since these are "portable" headphones, do they still sound good coming out of a computer? I'm already using IEMs on the road and want some good headphones for the computer, will these still be good?
post #65 of 538
These E7's are just totally great with my hupe mp3 collection. I actually got headphones too good to even want to listen to some of my mp3's. And the older classic rock mp3's just sound fantastic on these headphones. Sounds good un-amped off laptop of mp3 player.

I am a music lover who got sucked into the audiophile headphone trip. I appreciate and am learning but the music is what its about for me.

Most of my better flacs sound better off my dac/amp and better headphones but for portable use these can's fit the bill! Like I said for my mp3's these are in fact preferable and all my mp3's are 192 kbps and above, mostly 320 kbps but some older music just sounds terrible on the best headphones I got.
post #66 of 538
There's some mixed opinions on the ES7... Its confusing me.

I heard someone say they preferred them to the SR225, but then in that big closed cans roundup, they were ranked lower than the HD-25 and a couple of other cans...
post #67 of 538
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Originally Posted by fraseyboy View Post
There's some mixed opinions on the ES7... Its confusing me.

I heard someone say they preferred them to the SR225, but then in that big closed cans roundup, they were ranked lower than the HD-25 and a couple of other cans...
Depends on who you ask, some prefer it over HD-25. Closed cans round up is just another one person opinion.
post #68 of 538
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Originally Posted by fraseyboy View Post
There's some mixed opinions on the ES7... Its confusing me.

I heard someone say they preferred them to the SR225, but then in that big closed cans roundup, they were ranked lower than the HD-25 and a couple of other cans...
matter of personal preference, actually.
I LOVE the coloration of ES7's midrange for female vocal and guitar, while some people prefer more natural sound.
I wish more 'phones have it from AT, but I havent found one that has similar sound yet.
Burn in also improves these quite a bit, as I'm close to 120 hours or burn in at the moment.
This is my 2nd pair after I sold my 1st to my friend (they were white) and I was craving it for a while.
post #69 of 538
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Originally Posted by fraseyboy View Post
There's some mixed opinions on the ES7... Its confusing me.

I heard someone say they preferred them to the SR225, but then in that big closed cans roundup, they were ranked lower than the HD-25 and a couple of other cans...
If you notice I said good with mp3's and portable use. If you are a strict audiophile there are likely better can's but you may experience what I have experienced. If you go so far up in headphone quality some mp3's begin to sound like crap hehehe

There is a reason I like these and I am not saying they are the best. I am saying they are the best for what I am using them for.
post #70 of 538
Ah ok then. If I end up downsizing my rig I might get a pair of these...

Oh by the way, do these isolate well?
post #71 of 538
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Originally Posted by fraseyboy View Post
Ah ok then. If I end up downsizing my rig I might get a pair of these...

Oh by the way, do these isolate well?
HD25s do better job of isolation, but ES7s are not bad - bit better than D1000s?
They don't completely block out external noise, but I don't think they leak any sound out.

It's always good to have a portable solution... come on... come join the dark side
post #72 of 538
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Originally Posted by Rednamalas1 View Post
HD25s do better job of isolation, but ES7s are not bad - bit better than D1000s?
They don't completely block out external noise, but I don't think they leak any sound out.

It's always good to have a portable solution... come on... come join the dark side
Well I do have the ER6i's... And I like the sound with the shure olives, and the isolation is very good...

But the pressure kinda hurt the insides of my ears after a while, pretty badly. I'm not sure if the ES7's would isolate enough though... And they're kinda on the expensive side too.
post #73 of 538
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Originally Posted by fraseyboy View Post
Well I do have the ER6i's... And I like the sound with the shure olives, and the isolation is very good...

But the pressure kinda hurt the insides of my ears after a while, pretty badly. I'm not sure if the ES7's would isolate enough though... And they're kinda on the expensive side too.
100$ isn't bad
I'm getting my livewires soon-ish, and that should be my ultra-portable for me..
I haven't had good experience with universal IEMs but I hope livewires is the answer for me
post #74 of 538
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Originally Posted by Rednamalas1 View Post
100$ isn't bad
I'm getting my livewires soon-ish, and that should be my ultra-portable for me..
I haven't had good experience with universal IEMs but I hope livewires is the answer for me
$100? Oh I thought they were more than that. Hmm that's not bad then...

There aint much point in me getting livewires or any sort of custom IEM since I'm still growing and my ears are changing.
post #75 of 538
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Originally Posted by fraseyboy View Post
$100? Oh I thought they were more than that. Hmm that's not bad then...

There aint much point in me getting livewires or any sort of custom IEM since I'm still growing and my ears are changing.
suggested retail is like 200 something for those...whereas "street" prices are a lot lower - 90-120$? Same with 95% of AT 'phones and some like K701s
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