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post #20491 of 32858
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

Beautifully clear and smooth, and then the treble augments everything up the wazoo. Even if people are adverse to treble for that reason it's still worth a try if not for the absolutely polarizing experience of a hallmark phone intended for that particular sound signature. Just wonderful clarity. Everything technicality-wise is pretty good but gets overshadowed by the clarity. Definitely a strong love-it-or-hate it phone.

 

If under any other guise of perfection, the upper-mid and lower treble peaks would be unacceptable, but if you don't perceive it as a live-at-home-with phone and just accept the experience for what it is, it rewards you greatly. Also two peaks - very easy to EQ out, still very clear without them. I can't suspect the THD to be very high. I'd still try EQ even if one's adverse to that sort of stuff, just to understand how it is with and without.

 

Of course the asian/chinese earphone community gushes over them (those who have them) but then again they're trained to be resilent to all things treble I swear. This is one of those cases where I appreciate them too, but from a different perspective.

 

The build is aces, too. My first pair was a bit abrasive near where the cable enters the strain relief - but then again, that was an used unit.


Have you put them up against the all mighty and conquering K3K's though?

post #20492 of 32858

Obviously no comparison - those schiit on everything and make flatulent birds out of all of us. The pinnacle of human engineering.

 

But no, not directly.

post #20493 of 32858
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

Obviously no comparison - those schiit on everything and make flatulent birds out of all of us. The pinnacle of human engineering.

 

But no, not directly.


Well then off you go to HB or wherever. We will expect a 1000 word essay on why mere mortals should not even be allowed to set eyes on them.

post #20494 of 32858
Well, finishing listening to my 4th album with the Onkyo ES-BT1, and I have to admit these respond to EQing beautifully. They are also remarkably light.
post #20495 of 32858
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Originally Posted by kahaluu View Post
 


Bass becomes tighter and more refined.

Thats good news, the bass on open box is very boomy. But they do sound very good, and the fit is good too. By the way what happened to iemagnet?

post #20496 of 32858

Well, looks like the ath-re700s are my favorite portables to date, and beats the heck out of all the headphones in my collection.

 

I have to relate this headphone's mid signature with eric's description of the thinksound on1's. "sweet and luscious and detailed" Is how I'd describe the re700s, the highs sound so beautifully rendered with the sony walkman as its source. It has no grain, it's pretty smooth throughout its signature, and it's a truly balanced headphone...

 

I seriously love the tones that this headphone plays, each pitch and tone sound unique, and is pretty easy to tell on first listen through these headphones as well.

 

These headphones represent the vocals ardently, it's full of emotion, has enough thickness to satiate an audiophile, and the beauty of these headphones definitely compels me to jettison my other equipment...

 

These are worth $220 or more....I'm saying it now, they obliberate the es700s already.

 

Bass sound pretty fervent and it beguiles my listening hours throughout the day. I can FEEL the strings getting plucked, the delicacy of the sound provides an enriching experience...I hear bass strings easily now..

 

This, my friends, is a worthy headphone that deserves its place in everyone's collection of cans. 

 

Now for a random song of the day.

 

I cried when the vigorous whistling was heard through these cans...the whistling through the es700's sounds more raspy, which I do not enjoy sometimes, though it is a pleasurable sound as well. At least both headphones don't make the sound strident, or else... 


Edited by vlenbo - 1/26/14 at 12:40pm
post #20497 of 32858
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Originally Posted by koreanzombie View Post
 

By the way what happened to iemagnet?

 

He got banned, something with multiple accounts.

Thanks for the pandawill link btw, hope the price stays stable there.


Edited by Pastapipo - 1/26/14 at 12:45pm
post #20498 of 32858

 

Ray charles...dang man, those trumpets sound so real...it's as if I"m there..

 

But his story about a special girl leaves me wallowing in ecstasy..

post #20499 of 32858
OK, back by popular demand (OK, maybe that's a bit of a stretch), it's the Dog Walk/listening session report!!! (I know, but try to calm down:p:p

Todays walk was with my iPod touch, line out into ALO National, and headphones are Shure 1540's. Now, the more I listen to these, the more I appreciate the clear mids, wide soundstage, involving pace. I expected more bass from DS's write ups...these are definitely not basshead phones, though the bass is definitely there, nice, round, propulsive, holding down the bottom, not smearing the mids. Like Goldilicks, not too much, not too little, Just Right!. Treble is becoming more noticeable to me as well-doesn't particularly call attention to itself, but it is there, and nicely done. Overall, balanced top to bottom, nothing jumps out, but sounds great.
As an added winter bonus, they make great ear muffs, up there with the Senn HD650's, which up till now were my leading keep-the-ears-warm cans. (AT A900x not bad, but the wings make them difficult to wear with any head gear or hoods...)

So, music Discoveries on Random play for the day (Yay!!! Woooo! Go! Do it!!)

If you want to look extremely stupid dancing while dog walking, this is a good one to have playing...



Lovely Schubert movement, if you hate classical, you should skip this. From an audio perspective, though, I think real instruments in a real space are the only way to actually get a sense of the soundstage of your equipment...wide staging can just be an artifact of the gear, imo, and not really a sign they are accurate, probably the opposite if they impose it on everything.



Really like Kanye West, but too much cursing to post...did listen to Monster, (you can search it yourself on YouTube or elsewhere, good track, think he's great), with Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Manoj, and Bon Iver (?), is this from Skillet's "I Feel Like a Monster"?

Didn't take these guys too seriously when they were popular, catching up with them now, a great mix of rock, gospel, theater, writing more complex than it seems (always a good thing if it doesn't call attention to itself)



Had a lot of gospel music, some equal time...



Sounds like it's from the 20's, but contemporary,, and a lovely voice



OK, there is more, but that's enough for now, next time..
post #20500 of 32858
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post

Well, looks like the ath-re700s are my favorite portables to date, and beats the heck out of all the headphones in my collection.

I have to relate this headphone's mid signature with eric's description of the thinksound on1's. "sweet and luscious and detailed" Is how I'd describe the re700s, the highs sound so beautifully rendered with the sony walkman as its source. It has no grain, it's pretty smooth throughout its signature, and it's a truly balanced headphone...

I seriously love the tones that this headphone plays, each pitch and tone sound unique, and is pretty easy to tell on first listen through these headphones as well.

These headphones represent the vocals ardently, it's full of emotion, has enough thickness to satiate an audiophile, and the beauty of these headphones definitely compels me to jettison my other equipment...

These are worth $220 or more....I'm saying it now, they obliberate the es700s already.

Bass sound pretty fervent and it beguiles my listening hours throughout the day. I can FEEL the strings getting plucked, the delicacy of the sound provides an enriching experience...I hear bass strings easily now..

This, my friends, is a worthy headphone that deserves its place in everyone's collection of cans. 

Now for a random song of the day.



I cried when the vigorous whistling was heard through these cans...the whistling through the es700's sounds more raspy, which I do not enjoy sometimes, though it is a pleasurable sound as well. At least both headphones don't make the sound strident, or else... 

Love it!!!
The 11th commandment-Let There Be More Random Music
post #20501 of 32858
Quick comment on more drivers is better...I posted this earlier, but it is very analogous to speakers. You can design a great 2 way speaker, coherent, involving, costing thousands and worth it (as much as anything is worth what is charged for it). You can go to Radio Shack, get a 4 way, drivers thrown together, cheap enclosure, cheap components, is more drivers but not more/better music. Won't come close to the sound of the 2 driver well designed and implemented speaker.
post #20502 of 32858
One good Ray Charles song deserves another...less well known, but great, track from Brother Ray (Humble Pie did a great cover)
post #20503 of 32858
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

Quick comment on more drivers is better...I posted this earlier, but it is very analogous to speakers. You can design a great 2 way speaker, coherent, involving, costing thousands and worth it (as much as anything is worth what is charged for it). You can go to Radio Shack, get a 4 way, drivers thrown together, cheap enclosure, cheap components, is more drivers but not more/better music. Won't come close to the sound of the 2 driver well designed and implemented speaker.

AMEN....those OM INEARPEACE hybrid two way coil bass driver and one ba driver are superbly made and tuned.....very very nice sound,

and still burning in........ some audio fanatics even believe that ONLY a full range driver is acceptable in speakers and that every crossover

or extra speaker adds distortion..

post #20504 of 32858
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post


Love it!!!
The 11th commandment-Let There Be More Random Music

yes! great idea!  and a question for veinbo:  have you heard the yamaha eph200s?  how do those new ath re-700s compare to those? or the 900x? or martin logan 90's? just wondering..

post #20505 of 32858
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Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post
 

yes! great idea!  and a question for veinbo:  have you heard the yamaha eph200s?  how do those new ath re-700s compare to those? or the 900x? or martin logan 90's? just wondering..

I didn't unfortunately, but from what dsnuts stated, the yamahas are a bit better than the es700s that I own, but they're about equal to each other in terms of quality. So I can safely assume that these headphones also kick the butt of the yamaha's, but if you want, I'll buy one of those headphones. I'm more interested int he martin logans though...

 

and the 900x...the a900x? Or something else?

Because these already kick the butt of the a900x as well. The mids are smoother, just as lush, and aren't thin sounding or analytical as the a900x. Yet, the a900x has this captivating mid section that sometimes makes me pick it over my other headphones. the bass is tighter on the  re700s, and the highs have more weight to the re700s than the a900x. I'll do a proper comparo against the a900x and es700s later on.

 

IF the martins go down to $80 however, I'm insta ordering it..

 

For $100, I need to wait just a bit more....


Edited by vlenbo - 1/26/14 at 2:00pm
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