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Yes, but you need to be sure it is genuine..

 

Yeah, it comes from an authorized distributor for Sennheiser in my country biggrin.gif

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A quick update: ordered CM707 last week and MX985 about a hour ago. No really sure when they will come since it is close to the Holidays. With any luck, both should be here before Christmas, but it could very well be 2013.

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Oh, look forward to your opinion of the mx985. Wasn't overly impressed with the 980, hoping this update brings improvements.
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Oh, look forward to your opinion of the mx985. Wasn't overly impressed with the 980, hoping this update brings improvements.

 

Some said they are the same thing though - my audio memory of MX980 has been fainted all away so I really won't be able to make any comparison, and my several email inquires to Sennheiser customer service have had no response whatsoever. I think their CS is slipping...


Edited by ClieOS - 12/8/12 at 5:22am
post #230 of 642
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A quick update: ordered CM707 last week and MX985 about a hour ago. No really sure when they will come since it is close to the Holidays. With any luck, both should be here before Christmas, but it could very well be 2013.

Can't wait for your impressions. I'd like to see if your opinion of the CM707 mirrors that of other reviewers who say that the 707 is more bassy than previous Audio-Technicas. And of course, interested to hear your views on the MX985. I've always wanted to try the MX980, but the price was just too high for me to pull the trigger. The MX985 seems to be cheaper in most regions, but Sennheiser USA doesn't distribute them! I just can't win! rolleyes.gif
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Oh, look forward to your opinion of the mx985. Wasn't overly impressed with the 980, hoping this update brings improvements.

What was it that turned you off on the MX980? Save me some money, man! Talk me out of buying a MX985!
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Cool stuffsmile.gif! We need more impressions of the AT.

 

The MX985 doesn't seem different from MX980 outside of the cable with the new plug and Y. The press releases always mention the CX985 sound improvements over the CX980 but never any mention for the MX changing anything but physical stuff.

 

Anyone have/hear a Sunrise SWD2 yet? I read one review vs. the MX980 that the Sunrise has more treble and a wider stage than the Senn but the reviewer still preferred the Senn low end. Of course the lacking low end may be a function of the power needed with the Sunrise being 120Ohm. The Sunrise are $111 shipped from bigbargainonline making them $50 cheaper than the MX985(for me anyway). More info needed on those.

 

Any new info on the next BLOX??

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... The MX985 seems to be cheaper in most regions, but Sennheiser USA doesn't distribute them! I just can't win! rolleyes.gif
 

 

The only places beside Germany that has the MX985 seems to be China. I am taking a risk and order one from Hong Kong, hopefully everything will go smoothly.

 

 

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Cool stuffsmile.gif! We need more impressions of the AT.

 

The MX985 doesn't seem different from MX980 outside of the cable with the new plug and Y. The press releases always mention the CX985 sound improvements over the CX980 but never any mention for the MX changing anything but physical stuff.

 

Anyone have/hear a Sunrise SWD2 yet? I read one review vs. the MX980 that the Sunrise has more treble and a wider stage than the Senn but the reviewer still preferred the Senn low end. Of course the lacking low end may be a function of the power needed with the Sunrise being 120Ohm. The Sunrise are $111 shipped from bigbargainonline making them $50 cheaper than the MX985(for me anyway). More info needed on those.

 

Any new info on the next BLOX??

 

I don't think Blox has enough TM7 out there yet...but their stock is unpredictable.

 

I talked to Sunrise a while back. Last I heard, the international version of SWD2 will be different from the Chinese version, and I think they are not yet ready to release it yet. Their Chinese model is generally the lesser of the two versions.

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Thanks for the update. Yep, you are right there! If anything I have seen with Sunrise, it is wise to wait and not to buy the first version of a phone cause there will probably be another version with tweaks/fixes coming.


Edited by jant71 - 12/8/12 at 10:52am
post #234 of 642
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What was it that turned you off on the MX980? Save me some money, man! Talk me out of buying a MX985!

Ah, that wouldn't be fair on the Mx985 would it? :-) I haven't hear it yet, might be super!

Don't get me wrong, I found the 980 generally good. The bass was astonishing. Hope they manage to keep that in the 985. Just that it wasn't a clear winner against the Yuin PK1 and Blok TM7. I seem to remember I also had a problem with fit, it was a tad thick with the foams on for me.
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Some said they are the same thing though - my audio memory of MX980 has been fainted all away so I really won't be able to make any comparison, and my several email inquires to Sennheiser customer service have had no response whatsoever. I think their CS is slipping...

That's not good. Did you try PMing Rosmadi here on Head-Fi? He may not know the answer, but maybe he can get in touch with someone who does.

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Ah, that wouldn't be fair on the Mx985 would it? :-) I haven't hear it yet, might be super!
Don't get me wrong, I found the 980 generally good. The bass was astonishing. Hope they manage to keep that in the 985. Just that it wasn't a clear winner against the Yuin PK1 and Blok TM7. I seem to remember I also had a problem with fit, it was a tad thick with the foams on for me.

It might be. I'm personally not looking for the "best" (which doesn't exist), but rather something to compliment my Creative Aurvana Air. I have the M2C so I have Blox covered, and I've always been interested in the PK1 but not enough to buy one and a portable amp.
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That's not good. Did you try PMing Rosmadi here on Head-Fi? He may not know the answer, but maybe he can get in touch with someone who does.
 

 

I already bought the MX985, so it doesn't matter that much to me any more. For what ever reason, my experience with Sennheiser was never particularly good. Their press office is polite but not helpful, the local distributor cares nothing but making money, now there is the CS that doesn't bother to reply inquires. My expectation of Sennheiser is minimum at best.

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CM707 is here.

 

It isn't quite the CM700 sibling I was hoping for as it isn't the lean and clean sound of the old AT earbuds, but really warm and upfront. A classic warm+sweet sound with a slightly shadowed treble. Still a top-tier, but not a TM7 killer at this point. Those who look for a comfortable fit will be disappointed as the housing is actually 1mm larger the TM7 and less comfortable.

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Thanks for the early impressions on the CM707! It's strange that they're deviating from the classic formula that AT used to employ, but at least it seems to be good-sounding in its own right. I wonder why they decided to go with the warm and sweet signature? Is that the direction AT is going in, or is it just for certain models?
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 Forgot my JH13pro at home today and has been listening to a $5 Koss Earbuds without any cushioned on.  frown.gif  Not completely horrible but I want my good phones again.

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 Forgot my JH13pro at home today and has been listening to a $5 Koss Earbuds without any cushioned on.  frown.gif  Not completely horrible but I want my good phones again.

 

What has happened to your Sony E484? I remember seeing you when I looked through old threads looking for info on old Sony and Aiwa earbuds.

 

I've built quite a collection of old Sony and Aiwa earbuds. I've got all the Sony models that I want and need: E252, E282, E484 and E464, I rank the SQ in that order. The E252 is clearly the best one and sound amazing considering that it's an almost 30 years old model. They are in the same league as Sennheiser MX980 and Blox TM7.
As for Aiwa I've got HP-D9, HP-S400, HP-D2 and HP-V541. I rank the SQ in that order. The D9 is the only high end Aiwa I've got. The Aiwa auctions on Ebay always end up at a very high price. I recently bid on a pair of mint Aiwa HP-V9, and I stopped bidding at €611. The auction ended at €805...

 

I find Blox TM7 to be 1 on my list with Sony MDR-E252 coming in at number 2 followed by Sennheiser MX980 at number 3. I don't care about Yuin PK1 or other earbuds with high impedance. I really like the PK2 and PK3, but the PK2 are probably on the lower part of my top 10 list, and the PK3 don't make it there at all...

 

@ClieOS - thanks for your impressions on the CM707. I think I'll skip these. The CM700 was my first high end earbud and my favorite until I started collecting earbuds. A few months ago I bought a mint pair of CM7, and I find myself prefering it over the CM700.


Edited by Danneq - 12/12/12 at 12:45am
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