So I was doing my thing in the FXZ100/200 thread and I get the Amazon Japan bug and I kept looking at this model
◆ The new material ◆ adopt a 1.2m cord suitable for voice coil ◆ Portable Player winding CCAW bobbin to express to sound delicate ◆ expression low-frequency sharp, with φ42mm driver specially designed stainless steel housing ◆ ES700 high-quality mirror finish and hairline useful / ■ ■ Model specification to carry-housed in a pouch and attached mechanism swivel, foldable ◆ Smart realize the feeling of wearing less fatigue by the head pad lightweight maximum power input: 5 ~ 30000Hz: Play frequency band φ42mm: caliber driver sealed dynamic: output sound pressure level 36Ω (sensitivity):: 1000mW impedance accessories 160g (excluding cord) mass: 1.2m: 104dB/mW plug: 3.5mm stereo mini plug cord pouch, cleaning cloth /
I had to do it. I am hoping for a more refined ES7.. Fingers crossed. I hope this becomes a fan thread for these. I just have a good feeling on this one. Impression very soon..
The apparent level of tuning on these cans are exceptional. These don't have a boxed in sound from them at all. Some type of trickery but the sound has a touch of air to it and has a solid amount of stage for portables. Surprising amount of depth and stage on these cans. Very surprising. Passive isolation is above average for portables.. Could be better but music even with low volumes will shut out most of outside noise.
To think this is the sound out of the box..The tuning and the way this headphone sounds..These headphones only come 2nd to my AD900X in sound already. That my friends is a surprise right out the box.. The highs do seem to show some forwardness that is standard AT issue but what is surprising is how controlled the sound is and the stage on these cans are very surprising. I don't see vents anywhere. The stage is a medium level but it almost sounds more spacious than that.. I keep on looking at the cups..The sound is full bodied and over all sound has a real nice range to it..The smoothness is what gets me. The highs have a real nice level of clarity and extension with no roll off or spikiness I can detect. Not bright or harsh in any way... And this is out of box. No burn in. I have to admit I was stressing quite a bit about the package but it was all worth it. To get these... I can imagine some of ATs nice high end closed cans being like these..These have the smoothness, natural balance, detail level,. The sound is something you can be proud of at the same time having the looks to cap it off.. Very nice set of cans for on the go. Style like none before it... The clamp has loosened already quite a bit from open box. They have just the right amount of clamp on my head now..
The bass end of these cans are marvelous. IT is the tight full bodied when called for and very refined. Heck the whole sound is highly refined. As nice as the HA-S500s are and they have been fun.. These are a very nice upgrade to them. It has the right combination of smoothness, refinement, clarity, tonality, solid toned bass perfection w very nice extension and texture..Vocals on these cans are only second to my AD900X. Musical presentation surrounds you with a very refined sound. I can see myself grabbing for these over many full sized cans I own let alone portables..None of my portables sound like these or come close..
sfwalcer S400 v S500 v ES700 v WS99 http://www.head-fi.org/t/645649/the-new-ath-es700/630#post_9604495
Maxx134s cork mod. http://www.head-fi.org/t/645649/the-new-ath-es700/435#post_9412791
Video Review by a_recording aka Lachlan
Edited by Dsnuts - 7/10/13 at 1:30pm