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post #136 of 149
Just received my MDR-EX700LP from Sony's $100 deal from two weeks ago.
The phones are smaller than I expected, and weigh less than Monster Turbine.
Just tried them without burning in. Surprisingly, coming from a Sony product, the bass is noticeably weaker than Turbine. And there's more hiss than both RE0 and Turbine, using my Sansa Fuze.
Have to try more after burn-in. But I just realized that I got huge ear canals - have to use the second largest tips.
post #137 of 149
i always use the largest
post #138 of 149
After using the EX700 for two weeks, I still feel it's not as inspiring as RE0. Bass is still a kind of weak for a Sony earphone. A little disappointed.
Does anyone know if the sound will improve much after more burn in?
post #139 of 149
Can mod please move this thread to the "Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors" sub forum? Thanks
post #140 of 149
Bought a geniune pair 13 months ago (although mine are the sl version, and the extension cable is really inconvenient, so buy the LP one).

Happy to say, that unlike the ex71/90 the cable didn't melt. (I really was expecting it to). Neither do they sound like a muffled piece of crap, but it's deep and controlled enough to enjoy hard electro music (re: bass).

There is a minor issue with the drivers though: the top side (the one with white writing saying mdr-ex700) has a matte coating on it that started to peel on both left and right ears. It's cosmetic only, but for flagship sony in-ears - not pleasing.

Sound wise, I'm happy with the price paid (about AU$300 at the time of purchase, a bit of a rip-off, but for Australia, wasn't too bad). I enjoy using them on the go as much, if not more than my full size k340s, dt48 or k701 at home, especially on piano and violin music.
post #141 of 149
Oh and um, I bought a pair of used ex700LPs and they have the driver coating and the plug coating peeling as well.


$@%! sony... if it's not the cable (re: former ex models, esp ex71), it's the coating. Seriously...
post #142 of 149
Would burning these babies in help with increasing bass (I am an admitted basshead) and settling down the sibilance? And for how long should I burn them in for, as I am looking forward to getting a couple more pairs (of the genuine ones, both from Audio Cubes) as backups just in case one breaks/gets stolen/lost/etc.
post #143 of 149
I haven't noticed any change with mine. I'm not sensitive to sibilance so can't comment if burn-in has changed it. If you are a basshead then there are IEMs that do bass better. I'm holding out for the x-jays. If you wanted to buy another pair of EX700, look in the FS section, a couple weeks ago I remember seeing it for cheap.
post #144 of 149

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Edited by jimmy895 - 11/7/12 at 2:50pm
post #145 of 149

Great thread.  

 

I'm seriously considering these but I have one very important question that hasn't been discussed; cord noise!

 

I'm going to be using these phones while mobile, and the EP-630's I'm currently using are just about driving me insane with the noise.

 

Thanks
 

post #146 of 149

There is no cord noise smily_headphones1.gif

They are light just like the ex500's

 

 

Just a question for the general public?

Is there a thread for comparison between fakes and non fakes?

 

I bought mine from anadin, a reputable member on head-fi, they sound great!

But just one thing iv'e noticed is the L/R indicator.

Mine are just plain white.

 

While iv'e seen other head-fiers they have them RED and BLUE.

Is this the difference between the UK/US version?

 

Thanks in advance!
 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wizard* View Post

Great thread.  

 

I'm seriously considering these but I have one very important question that hasn't been discussed; cord noise!

 

I'm going to be using these phones while mobile, and the EP-630's I'm currently using are just about driving me insane with the noise.

 

Thanks

post #147 of 149

My pair is LP long cable version and L/R indicators are white too. 

I got mine from EU, forgot which country exactly.

post #148 of 149

interesting man!

Thanks for the info!

post #149 of 149

Audiophile looking to score a pair of EX700LPs for X-mas.

 

I ran 2 pairs of the EX90s in succession.

They served me well for many years.

Then on Monday the left earpiece stopped making sounds.

 

I like it better when both earpieces make sounds.

So I went to BestBuy and tried their most expensive IEMs but found mostly a bunch of crap (S4, UE350)

 

For now I'm back on the HDJ-2000s  beyersmile.png

 

Really looking forward to rocking the Sonys once again.

No IEM I've used hit the sub 10hz like my EX90s. 

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