What weight? I'm 160 pounds and don't feel 11.5oz on my head... they are probably the most comfortable headphones I've tried, less pressure than a D2000 and the band is similar to that of a Sony SA.
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11/4/09 at 6:00pm
I was gonna start a new thread, but hey, let's keep this one a goin'.
I've only got 24hrs burn-in on my new 700s, but right out of the box I was VERY impressed. They are my sixth set of full-size cans. My first were Grado SR60s, which I've used pretty much daily for several years. But I wanted more detail and bass. So I got a pair of Beyer DT770 Pros, which have bass of course, but not the Grado's detail. A tried some other cheap Beyers and Senns, but hated them.
Finally, a swallowed hard and got some AKG K601s. I expected them to be detailed but perhaps a bit bass shy. They are detailed but bass shy. I know they have a very flat signature, but obviously that's not what my ears like.
So, I'm several hundred into this (sorry wallet!) and no satisfaction. Sheesh, how hard can this be? I mean, have a pair of KSC75s that, for general use, I like more than all of these, and they cost me $7.
I was still burning in my AKGs when, reading great reviews on these cans, I figure, what the hell, they're $35 new. And they are absolutely slammin'. I've thrown all by favorite test tracks at them, and everything works. They don't have the sparkle of my Grados, granted. The AKGs are great for jazz. But the JVCs are punchy and fun, surprisingly balanced, and the bass is excellent without being too much. Like my KSC75s, they just make me smile. Can't wait to see what a week of burn-in brings out.
So, if I like my (cheap) KSC75s and HA-RX700s, and just want the same but better, what next? I'm thinking about moving up the Grado line, maybe to 225s. Anyone?
Felt mod them! Assuming you haven't, that is. You'll get a lot more detail after you do the very simple(and tool-less) felt mod. It's a very essential mod that so far I haven't heard anyone complain about. It's the same as the felt mod for the RX900, except you don't have an acoustic lens to remove with a screwdriver. You might also like the foam mod for better soundstaging.