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post #166 of 1042
OMG!! What a price drop!

Just pulled the trigger!

I am confident from what I read here that these will be keepers.
Can't wait to have them and compare to others.
post #167 of 1042
Looks like I'm going to have to get these again as well.
What you think, DSnuts?
They were slightly smaller than the esw9 cups that I used them for.
But should be fine regardless
Edited by Maxx134 - 2/3/13 at 6:24am
post #168 of 1042
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Looks like I'm going to have to get these again as well.
What you think, DSnuts?


That is a good deal but with shipping it will end up being around what you can get them around here for. Besides. I am certain the ES700 will be an improvement. Unless your a collector of all things AT and shinny. I say put that $85 toward something new.. That will be the cost of ATs new Carbon Nanotube earphone the CKN70. I have the CKN50s. I can say the CKN70s are going to be a special earphone. But that my friend is up to you. With the eventual increase in popularity of the ES700 I bet those older ES7s will be even cheaper later.

post #169 of 1042
Oh sorry My post looks like es7 but it actually is a clear protector for them so no scratches!
post #170 of 1042
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Lol. My small laptop makes the  $ sign look like an 8.. I thought that price was 85. A clear protector?. Well the nice thing about the new ES700 cups is they are stainless metal vs that chrome finish. I think AT realize how easy it was to scratch the older ES7 cups they had to make something like that.

 

I doubt your gonna be careless with your ES700. I would pass. Plus the ES700 cups are made to be scratch resistant. An improvement as well as looks.  That film might have a negative effect on the clean cups. That sticky stuff after some time ends up making your cups not look as good imo.


Edited by Dsnuts - 2/3/13 at 6:42am
post #171 of 1042
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The way I see it. If you guys are gonna buy anything for your new ES700.. I would invest in some new WS55 pads. That to me is the difference between tolerating the comfort of the stock pads to actually not even thinking about the discomfort of the stock pads.

 

I would get the ES700s first but it is usually the 2nd day when you realize just how uncomfy the stock pads are on the ES700. The first day it is all about how great they sound.

post #172 of 1042

I've purchased the two newer AT's in the last few weeks.  The  AD900X and ES700.  I would have to say they both share a similar sound signature but the AD's having a much bigger soundstage.  The ES700's having the bigger bass.  As more and more I listen to both, I'd have to say that the ES700's are more fun to listen to.  The added bass and slightly less pronounced treble adds to my enjoyment.  The ES has very good punchy bass.  Doesn't have huge sub-bass or mid-bass.  Adds a little of both so it sounds well balanced.  The midrange is sweet and forward.  Both male and female vocals sound excellent.  Of all the AT gear I've heard, the treble on the ES has the least amount of peakiness I've heard.  I've never heard any sign of sibilance on this headphone.  The stage isn't huge but has decent width and depth.  I can clearly hear all the instruments in the music and most music doesn't sound congested.  This is a very well tuned portable can.  It's fun and very engaging.  Comfort is not so bad.  After a few hours with it on my head, my ears hurt.  I will be using the WS55 pads once they arrive to hopefully help with comfort.  Very good recommendation Ds.  

post #173 of 1042

Can somebody please compare A900X vs ES700? Please disregard the price difference and comfort - I have WS55 pads for ES700.
 

post #174 of 1042
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The sound stage on the AD900X is one of the best I have ever heard. The big 53mm drivers mean bigger scale of sound over the ES700. Similar type balanced tuning with a tilt towards the mids. Nice tight and representative bass levels.. No bloat or weirdness in tone or exaggeration. Very nice clarity and detail levels. The AD900X benefits from burn in more than the ES700..Less bass on the open AD900X but bass is not lacking. The bass end completes a very balanced sound that is on the AD900X. These cans excel with rock like no other cans I have ever heard. Vocals and big scale music sounds amazing on these cans. I do agree with Danny in that these can use a bit more lower mids, nothing a pad change or a bit of eq cant cure.. The ES700 being closed cans does have that section over the AD900X. For the price the AD900X are going for they are very worthy cans...

 

They absolutely out class my HD595 and I was a big fan of those for the longest time. The AD900X for the home and the ES700 for everything else. Both cans are very complimentary to one another..The bass end of the ES700 makes them the more fun can but the AD900X has a very versatile sound.. Guys that sample them may think they have a thin sound but that is because they aren't burned in fully. The sound fills out nicely with a longer burn in on these.. I have them on my head as I type. The spacial layering and the scale of sound these things throw out makes them a bigger wider scale ES700 with a bit less bass and touch more highs. Mids are similar to the scale of the sound both emit.  The tuning on the AD900X is excellent imo. Everything new I have heard from AT this year seriously just rocks. Definitely looking forward to the WS99.

post #175 of 1042
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The sound stage on the AD900X is one of the best I have ever heard. The big 53mm drivers mean bigger scale of sound over the ES700. Similar type balanced tuning with a tilt towards the mids. Nice tight and representative bass levels.. No bloat or weirdness in tone or exaggeration. Very nice clarity and detail levels. The AD900X benefits from burn in more than the ES700..Less bass on the open AD900X but bass is not lacking. The bass end completes a very balanced sound that is on the AD900X. These cans excel with rock like no other cans I have ever heard. Vocals and big scale music sounds amazing on these cans. I do agree with Danny in that these can use a bit more lower mids, nothing a pad change or a bit of eq cant cure.. The ES700 being closed cans does have that section over the AD900X. For the price the AD900X are going for they are very worthy cans...

 

They absolutely out class my HD595 and I was a big fan of those for the longest time. The AD900X for the home and the ES700 for everything else. Both cans are very complimentary to one another..The bass end of the ES700 makes them the more fun can but the AD900X has a very versatile sound.. Guys that sample them may think they have a thin sound but that is because they aren't burned in fully. The sound fills out nicely with a longer burn in on these.. I have them on my head as I type. The spacial layering and the scale of sound these things throw out makes them a bigger wider scale ES700 with a bit less bass and touch more highs. Mids are similar to the scale of the sound both emit.  The tuning on the AD900X is excellent imo. Everything new I have heard from AT this year seriously just rocks. Definitely looking forward to the WS99.


Hi Dsnuts

 

I don't know if you were answering my question, but if you were, I need comparison to A900X - the closed back model.

post #176 of 1042
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Ha sorry..The scale of the sound of the A900X is similar to the AD900X in that they both use them 53mm angled drivers. While dampening is excellent on the A900X. The sound on the ES700 actually has the cleaner and what seems to my ears more texture to the sound. These are a transitional can in that they are last years AT cans and these have the AT house forward highs but has great control. These do have more highs emphasis over the ES700 making the ES700 easier to listen to.

 

The A900X extends both in treble and the low lows better than the ES700 due to their bigger drivers.  The more intimate nature of the sound on the ES700 that makes the sound a bit more solid on the Es700. The sound is more focused on the ES700 vs spread out using bigger drivers on the A900X. Now the bass end of the A900X reaches deeper but has a very similar amount of mid bass punch on both cans. The mids are full on the A900X but is not as forward as the mids on the ES700. These sound like a bigger brother driver version of the ES700 but I want to say the tuning in the ES700 and better texture and intimacy a forward sweet mids makes them more engaging to my ears.  I payed full price on the A900X being $330 when they came out at audiocubes and they have been a great can for me. The A900X is actually now being sold on Amazon Japan for $160? That is a crazy price for these cans.

post #177 of 1042
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Ha sorry..The scale of the sound of the A900X is similar to the AD900X in that they both use them 53mm angled drivers. While dampening is excellent on the A900X. The sound on the ES700 actually has the cleaner and what seems to my ears more texture to the sound. These are a transitional can in that they are last years AT cans and these have the AT house forward highs but has great control. These do have more highs emphasis over the ES700 making the ES700 easier to listen to.

 

The A900X extends both in treble and the low lows better than the ES700 due to their bigger drivers.  The more intimate nature of the sound on the ES700 that makes the sound a bit more solid on the Es700. The sound is more focused on the ES700 vs spread out using bigger drivers on the A900X. Now the bass end of the A900X reaches deeper but has a very similar amount of mid bass punch on both cans. The mids are full on the A900X but is not as forward as the mids on the ES700. These sound like a bigger brother driver version of the ES700 but I want to say the tuning in the ES700 and better texture and intimacy a forward sweet mids makes them more engaging to my ears.  I payed full price on the A900X being $330 when they came out at audiocubes and they have been a great can for me. The A900X is actually now being sold on Amazon Japan for $160? That is a crazy price for these cans.


Hi Dsnuts!

 

Thank you for the great comparison. I have placed an order for ES700, hope it will be an upgrade to my modded JVCs (HA-S400 and HA-RX900).

post #178 of 1042
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The ES700 is a good choice. I would seriously consider purchasing them WS55 pads for much better comfort however.. I would not recommend extra pads being a necessity on most cans but unfortunately the negative in having a slim profile and sexy metal cups is the stock pads are just as slim and low profile.. These cans should have come with plushier thicker pads like the WS55s.. I would try other pads you have on hand before buying but if not. The WS55 pads I feel are almost a necessity. You guys will understand once you get the cans.

post #179 of 1042
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The ES700 is a good choice. I would seriously consider purchasing them WS55 pads for much better comfort however.. I would not recommend extra pads being a necessity on most cans but unfortunately the negative in having a slim profile and sexy metal cups is the stock pads are just as slim and low profile.. These cans should have come with plushier thicker pads like the WS55s.. I would try other pads you have on hand before buying but if not. The WS55 pads I feel are almost a necessity. You guys will understand once you get the cans.

 

I have ordered WS55 pads before ordering ES700. Figured that if I don't go with ES700, I might use them on HA-S400.

post #180 of 1042

I will try to put on the leather earpads of the ESW11LTD I have. I need leather seriously. So if it works out... fine! biggrin.gif

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