Originally Posted by DannyBai
I'd say more of a side grade. The bass goes deeper on the ES, vocals aren't as in your face as the 1R but sound sweeter and more lush on the ES. The ES might have smoother treble presence also. The 1R has a wider stage. I haven't directly compared the two but have been listening to both this past week. I wouldn't sell either at this point since both sound different to me and like them both.
This is very good to know.
How long have you broke the 700 in?
Have you been able to compare the Sony to the vmoda m100?
That way I can get a better idea because from what I have read the Sony are slightly duller to the vmoda m100 and not as preferred,
Yet like you mentioned, they are "side grade",
Or preference and another viable option.
To me I have to concede that the m100 were the most seductive and satisfying sound to me,
even though they don't have the highest resolution.
Yet to me these es700 are SUPERIOR (!), in SOUND,
Yes to me that says a lot more than just a side grade .... !!
Just looking at the sleek size!
Sorry to be blunt, but it is a dam wonder to behold next to both the Sony & vmoda cans mentioned.
An amazing feat indeed and a TRULY portable sexy headphone no one should be without,
at this Price!
Dam I just got fooled again listening to these.
Amazing ability in sub bass to make you think sounds are outside the headphones.
Repeat ... mental note..
Must confirm any doubts...
More listening. ..
not a side grade.. that's just being polite..
My ears do not lie, definitely an upgrade to anything I had before.
Positive sound descriptions:
Wet; clear; involving; musical; sweet; elegant; high end; realistic; detailed; delicate; strong; satisfying; alluring; dynamic; scary realism in bass.
Negative sound descriptions:
Closer stage than larger cans
Somewhat brighter than most "mid centric" cans.
Not a mid centric can anyway.
After this short break in, (one week)
With both driver and brain burn in,
the beauty of the sound is starting to bring tears to my eyes.
Probably because the es7 was one of my favorites
and it's like "dejavu" with this reincarnation and such high level of enjoyment in music again.Edited by Maxx134 - 2/18/13 at 10:46am