I am finding the mids so uncolored with a very transparent quality,
and the treble so detailed yet it is strange because it is not necessarily bright can,
it is more like having an extended treble.
Of course with a different signature, all music is now presented differently,
And it is extended listening where you find if they are to your liking, for your ears.
I will be comparing to the rich wet sound of the m100 this weekend.
Too bad my m80 took on a new owner for Valentines Day, lol.
They had very desireable sound & considered my favorite portable before these.
M100 more soundstage depth, middle row, slight more lower mids and sweeter.
Es700 more front row dynamic and immersive and alive.
Bass has more dynamic impact hit on 700
Bass thicker & richer, yet same loudness on m100
Upper mids to treble have more space and depth on700
Both have the live quality, and thoroughly musical.
Not many cans given that urge to keep listening as these two.
If I could I would keep both and actually use the m100 for portable,
As the 700 are wider and trick me 2 turn my head and have an immersion better suited to listen at home to enjoy without distraction.
The sweeter m100 for on the go & the 700 is more critical listening. Amazing cans.
I am thinking these are extremely light for the size.
Now Convinced these 700 are my favorite.
Amazing the clarity has now reached into the bass & sub bass with break in.
Amazing nuances & realism in Sub bass that I thought was outside rumble not in the music.
Had to pause & also take off headphones to realize it was not outside sounds.
Even when owning the fast excellent bass on k167 tiestos I never recalled this effect on a set of cans before. Yet I never owned large open cans so have 2 take that into consideration.
Edited by Maxx134 - 2/16/13 at 12:22pm