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post #46 of 93
Graph?, Graph?, We don't need no stinking graph!
post #47 of 93
I have an un-modded RX700 but no graph. It's not a flat response. There are peaks in the upper and lower frequencies. The range is not extended on the very top and very bottom (with my equipment). I burned in and used my RX700 for over 4 days without mods to see what it will do: XS71 sound card > Presonus HP4 amp > 300 Ohm resistor > RX700. Haven't tried it yet straight from the sound card. From what I can tell at this point, the headphones really need modding.
post #48 of 93
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I have an un-modded RX700 but no graph. It's not a flat response. There are peaks in the upper and lower frequencies.
Thanks. Are the peaks really high, as in, would you say the ha-rx700 is a bass heavy can?
post #49 of 93
Now listening to XS71 sound card > RX700, no EQ. The bass is not as over done as when amped, but it is less controlled and less enjoyable. The mids and highs are listenable, but not as nice as when amped. The peak in the highs is still there. The peak in the bass is not as noticeable as when amped. I'm glad I'm amping it.

The RX700 without mods, amped or not, is bassy. I rate its overall performance: no amp = 6/10, amped = 7.5/10. Based on my experience with modding headphones and FWIR about modding the RX700, I'm pretty sure it will sound better after modding. If not modding, I suggest amping it.
post #50 of 93
I enjoy my pair for watching movies and gaming on my PC. That's what I bought them for and they deliver in spades.

I have made one mod however; I have removed the felt over the driver grill. I personally think it helped pull the mid-range forward a bit. Much more enjoyable.

All in all, I would recommend these for any severe budget-minded head-fier.

-Nylan
post #51 of 93
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I have made one mod however; I have removed the felt over the driver grill. I personally think it helped pull the mid-range forward a bit. Much more enjoyable.
Ah yes, that's exactly what I did to my pair, and I agree with you on the results.
post #52 of 93
Compared to the other rx700 mods I found the felt removal to be the least affective, stuffing the ear pads made the biggest difference with a huge benefit in soundstage. Then theres the felt backing or dynamet for dampening..
post #53 of 93
Just pulled the trigger on a pair of these. At £34.99 from play.com I couldn't resist! £11 cheaper than Amazon.
post #54 of 93
I'm thinking of buying the RX700 mainly for watching movies, plugged into my stereo's headphone jack. Are the ohms low enough for this to sound good? I don't want to do any mods or buy a headphone amp. What's the best deal now in the USA? Thanks.
post #55 of 93
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I'm thinking of buying the RX700 mainly for watching movies, plugged into my stereo's headphone jack. Are the ohms low enough for this to sound good? I don't want to do any mods or buy a headphone amp. What's the best deal now in the USA? Thanks.
The RX700 are perfectly capable of running unamped. I think it you're outside of California Newegg has the best price on these.
post #56 of 93
Yes, an un-modded RX700 will work well from your stereo. The best deal right now is on eBay for ~$34. Newegg.com has it for ~$35. I haven't used my un-modded RX700 for movies yet. So I can't yet recommend it for that.

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Originally Posted by Jim McC View Post
I'm thinking of buying the RX700 mainly for watching movies, plugged into my stereo's headphone jack. Are the ohms low enough for this to sound good? I don't want to do any mods or buy a headphone amp. What's the best deal now in the USA? Thanks.
post #57 of 93
Don't get the rx700 they suck! ... just kidding I love em!

I'm buying a second pair this week for my brother, it will be nice to compare and contrast between a stock 700 and a heavily modified one, will also allow me to mod it further which is always good.
post #58 of 93
Thanks. I read that the RX700 cups are not very deep, and may push against your ears. Is it easy to do the foam mod to increase depth? I'm afraid I'd break something taking it apart.
post #59 of 93
Yeah it's very easy and improves the soundstage a lot to boot.

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/jvc...0-mods-435809/
post #60 of 93
Well I just returned my pair to buy.com
I loved the sound, but the weight (to me they are heavy at 11.5oz) combined with the headband which I found extremely uncomfortable put pressure on my head I didn't like. I couldn't wear them for too long.
I also found the size of the phones themselves just to be way to large be enjoyable.
I was going to use these for gaming at home so now I am down to finding something else.
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