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ATH-CM707 and ATH-EC707: Audio-Technica's Newest Earbuds

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On October 7, Audio-Technica announced the coming release of numerous products including two new open-air earphones: the CM707 and the EC707.  Both will be branded under the "Earsuit" moniker and appear to be successors to the discontinued CM700 and EC700.  The CM707 uses a traditional earbud design, while the EC707 is a earbud/clip-on hybrid, similar to its predecessors and other phones like the Bang & Oulfsen Earphones (formerly A8) or the Creative Aurvana Air.  The CM707 and EC707 will both be released on December 10th in Japan.  The CM707 will retail for ¥9,975, while the EC707's MSRP is a bit higher at ¥12,600.  Expect actual street prices to be lower.

 

ATH-CM707.jpg

The CM707 utilizes a 15.4mm driver

ATH-EC707.jpg

The EC707's driver is smaller at 14.8mm

 

 

株式会社オーディオテクニカ|一般製品|ATH-CM707

株式会社オーディオテクニカ|一般製品|ATH-EC707

オーテク、ダイナミック型カナル1~2万円台の2機種 -AV Watch

post #2 of 20

Nice! I have wondered for some time now on why there ain't any upgrade models on the CM series. smily_headphones1.gif

post #3 of 20

NO, .  I just re-purchased both EC7 and EC700 a couple of months ago, they were not very hard to find, but pricey considering their age. Will EC707 sound like EC7 or EC700 ? I can't wait.

post #4 of 20

happy to see another good earbuds. there are not so many on the market. now i need only to see a good big review.

 

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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
Nice! I have wondered for some time now on why there ain't any upgrade models on the CM series. smily_headphones1.gif


I actually was a bit worried since I believe it's been several months since the CM700's discontinuance and there were no new announcements till now.  Glad to see they're still in the game.
 

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NO, .  I just re-purchased both EC7 and EC700 a couple of months ago, they were not very hard to find, but pricey considering their age. Will EC707 sound like EC7 or EC700 ? I can't wait.


Now you know what you must do: get a pair of the EC707s, then do a massive comparison review!
 

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happy to see another good earbuds. there are not so many on the market. now i need only to see a good big review.

 


Considering the high owner loyalty of AT earbuds, it should only be a matter of time before somebody reviews them.

post #6 of 20

Thought they must be discontinued. Have seen some quite heavily discounted from sources where you wouldn't expect fakes to appear. Audio Affair who are official Audio Technica dealer have been offering them under £50 in UK and Hughes Direct have 'em listed at under £30. Pity that big uncertainty hangs over them about whether they can be made to fit properly. Oops, sorry to sound so miserable. New earbuds on market has to be good news.

 


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I actually was a bit worried since I believe it's been several months since the CM700's discontinuance and there were no new announcements till now. 

post #7 of 20

hi kjk1281

 

thanks for the info, i am already waiting for the successor of cm700 for a long time biggrin.gif

 

anyway, ATH also released several new portable headphones such as SJ11, SJ33, SJ55. 

 

they also launched 3 high end dynamic IEM: CKM77, CKM99, and CKS90LTD2

 

ath-cks90ltd2.jpg

 

http://www.audio-technica.co.jp/products/hp/ath-cks90ltd_2.html

ath-ckm99.jpg

http://www.audio-technica.co.jp/products/hp/ath-ckm99.html

ath-ckm77.jpg

 

http://www.audio-technica.co.jp/products/hp/ath-ckm77.html

 

all the new product can be checked here:

http://www.audio-technica.co.jp/cgi-bin/search/products/new.cgi

 

I am waiting for CKM77 and CKM99 review, since its going to be ATH's highest dynamic IEM, hopefully it will be able to compete with other high end dynamic driver IEM smily_headphones1.gif


Edited by lazy student - 10/10/10 at 9:34pm
post #8 of 20

good news , especially for earbuds lover biggrin.gif

post #9 of 20

excellent, i look forward to something to replace my Yuin PK1s

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hi kjk1281

 

thanks for the info, i am already waiting for the successor of cm700 for a long time biggrin.gif

 

anyway, ATH also released several new portable headphones such as SJ11, SJ33, SJ55. 

 

they also launched 3 high end dynamic IEM: CKM77, CKM99, and CKS90LTD2

 

 

I am waiting for CKM77 and CKM99 review, since its going to be ATH's highest dynamic IEM, hopefully it will be able to compete with other high end dynamic driver IEM smily_headphones1.gif


Thanks for the additional info!  I would have started another thread, but I'm just too lazy nowadays (I should have your username ) and AT must of made at least a dozen new product announcements at that press conference.

 

The CKM99 is indeed interesting since it's a dynamically-driven IEM that replaces the balanced armature CKM90.  I believe the CKM99 is AT's most expensive dynamic earphone to date, so that alone makes it one to watch.

 

And why am I not surprised at yet another limited edition CKS90?


Edited by kjk1281 - 10/12/10 at 1:21pm
post #11 of 20

got the cm707 and its on its way now. will compare to the piano forte II once it arrives

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got the cm707 and its on its way now. will compare to the piano forte II once it arrives



Your user name is very good. It describes all of us in this place...

 

I am curious about the CM707, so I am looking forward to your impressions. I recently bought the CM700TI, so I might not need another pair of ATH earbuds. But there is nothing wrong in being curious...

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got the cm707 and its on its way now. will compare to the piano forte II once it arrives



this will be interesting. i have pk1 and just ordered piano forte ii a couple of days ago...with the caliber of SQ that earbuds are capable nowadays, not to mention price, it's hard to justify any other style of portable headphone except for IEMs. And if you can't stand putting things into your ear or explicitly need to be able to hear your surroundings, that leaves 1 good choice...I have RE0 and that is all the IEM I need; I rarely even use those because I usually need to hear my surroundings. Hell I very very rarely use my G1A anymore.

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Originally Posted by mywallethurts View Post

got the cm707 and its on its way now. will compare to the piano forte II once it arrives



this will be interesting. i have pk1 and just ordered piano forte ii a couple of days ago...with the caliber of SQ that earbuds are capable nowadays, not to mention price, it's hard to justify any other style of portable headphone except for IEMs. And if you can't stand putting things into your ear or explicitly need to be able to hear your surroundings, that leaves 1 good choice...I have RE0 and that is all the IEM I need; I rarely even use those because I usually need to hear my surroundings. Hell I very very rarely use my G1A anymore.



yup earbuds are the most comfortable for long listening sessions while still sounding good. While they dont come close to full size cans, they can somehow portray the sound especially on high end earbuds. i have owned mx980 before and i do hope these new competitors will provide a different sound sig and most importantly better value

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Where did you get these?

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got the cm707 and its on its way now. will compare to the piano forte II once it arrives

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