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post #46 of 82

I can confirm that the Shure SRH-840 pads has almost a perfect fit on the zx 700!

post #47 of 82

Does the Beyerdynamic EDT 250 velour pads fit the zx700 I know it fits the mdr 7506/v6?

post #48 of 82

It is a damn shame that my left driver seems to be busted..I have not played loud on them and i have not been usin them much either...It just rattles when playing bass notes.

 

I opened the cup to check if there was any loose cable or something that would casue it but nope..Neat and tidy inside frown.gif

post #49 of 82

 

are the cups on the zx700 and the v6 the same size?

post #50 of 82
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Originally Posted by sky777 View Post

Are the cups on the zx700 and the v6 the same size?

So far it appears no one is selling replacement ear pads for the ZX700

The V6 uses 40mm drivers, the ZX700 uses 50mm drivers.

If the V6 ear pads fit the ZX700, then someone would be advertising V6 replacement pads for sale that fit on the ZX700.

So I'm "guessing" the cups are not the same size.

post #51 of 82
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Originally Posted by Arvan View Post

It is a damn shame that my left driver seems to be busted..I have not played loud on them and i have not been usin them much either...It just rattles when playing bass notes.

 

I opened the cup to check if there was any loose cable or something that would casue it but nope..Neat and tidy inside frown.gif

The driver died on my ZX700 too. I think the small cable inside broke. I used to take it by grasping only the right cup and taking the headphones off. That must havee been what did it.

post #52 of 82

The pads for the shure srh840 does fit the zx700..Softer and more comfortable then stock. And easy to buy as a replacement. Just a tip :)

post #53 of 82
Old thread but I just wanted to mention that I find the HM5 pads to be very nice on my zx700.

Mp4Nationen sells them for $17/pair with worldwide free shipping, I think they ære well worth it.
post #54 of 82

i really need softer pads but they cost too much lol. BTW I also got to say how refreshing it is to listen to this headphone. Got the mdr xb700 and have been listening to it for a while. after listening to the xb700 for a while I kind of felt I was missing some clarity and so i put these on and man did it not disappoint!! I think having both the xb700 and zx700 satisfies the bass mid and highs!!!!!!!! 

post #55 of 82
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

Old thread but I just wanted to mention that I find the HM5 pads to be very nice on my zx700.

Mp4Nationen sells them for $17/pair with worldwide free shipping, I think they ære well worth it.

Hi, what's the website again please? And HM5 is what brand? Sorry for silly questions. Thanks 

post #56 of 82
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Originally Posted by georgelai57 View Post

Hi, what's the website again please? And HM5 is what brand? Sorry for silly questions. Thanks 

Check out mp4nation.net and look at the brainwavz brand. The hm5 is one of their models and they sell the earpads only also. Just notice that they sell them as on piece so you need to order two to get a pair.
post #57 of 82

thanks

post #58 of 82

The ZX700 has an issue with the cable that runs to other cup, 2 of mine failed before i gave up and got the MDR-7506 instead.

The 7506 has much tighter bass than the ZX700 but i do miss the warmth of the 700 occasionally.

post #59 of 82

Not to thread necro, but thanks to everyone who shared their experiences with the zx700.

 

I also wanted to add some anecdotes to issues raised by others:

 

  • Left Right driver not working after just 15 months

    As has happened to others, my wife's left right driver only intermittently works when twisting the headset. The wire seems not to be the problem. I desoldered the wires from the driver, and tested with a multimeter. Power was flowing normally, so I'd speculate the issue is with a bad solder joint rather than bad wires. I don't have a solder sucker/braid so I haven't had a chance to test this theory by resoldering. I'll report back with results.
     
  • Ear pads decaying

    The stock ear pads are flaking pretty badly in just over a year (daily use). Did anyone confirm that the beyerdynamic dt 250 velour ear pads not fit? Those would be my first choice as a replacement, but in their absence the HM5's look like a decent substitute.

 

Overall, I'd say the ZX700's are a great buy at around $75, but their build quality is shaky. Bonus points for being easy to disassemble and fitting third party ear pads.


Edited by HossDelgado - 4/17/13 at 5:32pm
post #60 of 82

Following up on my earlier post, I managed to fix the MDR ZX 700s,

 

Short version:

  • Issue: exposed wiring connecting left driver to right driver inside headphone arm- I was incorrect earlier when I reported that power was flowing properly to the right driver (multimeter noob)
  • Repair method: removed the damaged section of wire and soldered in undamaged wire (cannibalized from an inexpensive working headset)
  • How long did this take: 8 hours for me. I had never soldered before and also reassembled the headset incorrectly multiple times
  • Basic methodology: 1. confirm left driver is not dead (test ohms with multimeter, or better yet, desolder driver then test with a donor headset), 2. test left to right driver wiring by soldering known, good wire directly to the right driver from the left driver, 3. if step 2 suggest bad wiring, visually inspect for breaks, exposed copper, anything abnormal, then remove malfuncitoning section and splice new wire.

 

This was my first legitimate headphone repair. Overall, it was 'fun' but time consuming. Anyone who has a lot of time, a soldering iron, and is reasonably careful could do this. The ZX700 seems to be relatively straightforward to disassemble, but I still found it painstaking to reassemble.

 

The main advice I would give is to take lots of photos/video along the way so that you remember how everything goes back together. It would have saved me a lot of time to have good quality photos of the 'before' state.

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