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post #286 of 1037
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I will check tomorrow but I am certain the ES700 is the only AT can I know of that is actually made in Japan.

post #287 of 1037
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

I will check tomorrow but I am certain the ES700 is the only AT can I know of that is actually made in Japan.

hmmmm that's interesting. I wonder what the method is to this madness of theirs. Ok thanks for checking Ds.

post #288 of 1037
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Actually I am gonna recommend the WS99 for rock n metal. It has the fastest bass you have ever heard not to mention the top end sparkle and the lower heft your looking for. The WS99 in the recent Japanese winter catalog got a 5 out of 5 rating for rock for good reason.. The ES700 is a very nice sounding can and it's strengths lies in vocals and instrument presentation that is as sweet as can be,  but it takes a back seat to the  WS99 in Rock n Metal.

I originally thought the WS99 were bass cans.
Good to know ATH is really up in this game.
post #289 of 1037

Only the higher end of the ATH line up and all woodies are surely made in Japan.

 

Hmm the ES700 sounds fantastic out of my Svetlana 2 amp!


Edited by cky8 - 2/24/13 at 2:44am
post #290 of 1037
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Only the higher end of the ATH line up and all woodies are surely made in Japan.

Hmm the ES700 sounds fantastic out of my Svetlana 2 amp!
Woah I didn't realize that only select models made in Japan.
Woohoo that makes my 700 all the more special lol.
I can visualize them now painstakingly building them.
Much better than China ha.
Svetlana 2..!
Dam that's a seriously beautiful headphone amp!
post #291 of 1037

I will post my own impressions of the es700 to help the thread get some hype. At the moment all I can say is the awe strucking look of the on ears, albeit uncomfortable ear pads. I want to get the ws55 pads, but the beats earpads are so comfy. Do you guys think it is bad I save 5-7 bucks by purchasing beat mixr pads? they are on ears as well, and seem as though they will be snug on the es700s. I love how the mids are portrayed in the es700 as it does remind me a bit of the a900x but with a bit more thickness to it. In addition, the highs are awesome, it is not silibant and slightly bright, but controlled and extended. The bass is awesome with its tight sound. Bass quantity is sufficient for most people, as well as the quality. However, since i heard the fxz100s, I feel as though the es700s do not have enough, but i believe it is not the matter of quantity but the positioning. The bass on the fxz100s feels more upfront compared to the es700s, and the a900x included as well. Does burn-in help the bass sound a bit more coherent than it is on open box?

post #292 of 1037
You are absolutely correct about the treble.
A noticeable control I would say delicacy and not bright,
But as I was comparing to another can I meant "brighter" than that can.
I have noticed upon more use the sub bass becoming very real with a "turn your head" effect.
Transparency begins from upper mids and extends through whole spectrum of frequency after sufficient burn in. Nuances are made more distinct & clear.
This is only the second time I had a headphone wich I can actually hear the noise floor of my Dell XPS laptop so I now am compelled to immediately make my next purchase a usb/dac..
Edited by Maxx134 - 2/25/13 at 1:11am
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Hey kinda late to ask but what happened to these cheapo replacement pads??? The ebay link is dead, can you relink it. Thanks in advance!

edit: NM found it, it's WS70s pads i see, not the WS55s.
Just put these cheap and cheap is what you get lol
They are a few mm too large and barely fit and can slip off.
Time to order the ws55 pads..

Edited by Maxx134 - 2/25/13 at 7:43pm
post #294 of 1037
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Just put these cheap and cheap is what you get lol
They are a few mm too large and barely fit and can slip off.
Time to order the ws55 pads..


LMAO that pic is priceless. Is it even "leather" or even pleather as the description claims??? Looks like those cheap plasticy winkled pads that are stiff as hell.

post #295 of 1037

WS55 pads are definitely worth it.  This headphone sounds too good to skip on comfort.

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Just put these cheap and cheap is what you get lol
They are a few mm too large and barely fit and can slip off.
Time to order the ws55 pads..

 

You can try putting HM5 pads on top of the original ones - a lot cheaper and improves the soundstage.

post #297 of 1037
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WS55 pads are definitely worth it.  This headphone sounds too good to skip on comfort.

I guess other pads do not do it justice, eh? lol, you guys made me reconsider my impulsive purchase on the beats mixr pads, ordering ws55 pads as well.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Maxx134
You are absolutely correct about the treble.
A noticeable control I would say delicacy and not bright,
But as I was comparing to another can I meant "brighter" than that can.
I have noticed upon more use the sub bass becoming very real with a "turn your head" effect.
Transparency begins from upper mids and extends through whole spectrum of frequency after sufficient burn in. Nuances are made more distinct & clear.
This is only the second time I had a headphone wich I can actually hear the noise floor of my Dell XPS laptop so I now am compelled to immediately make my next purchase a usb/dac..

Thanks, I needed to make sure if I used the term correctly, but delicacy is the best term for the highs so far. The vocals are a dream, I just hope it sounds a bit more refined than what it is so far. 

 

So the sub bass improves? What about the mid-bass?

Thank you, this is great, how much have you clocked for burn-in?


Edited by vlenbo - 2/25/13 at 9:24pm
post #298 of 1037

Okay those pads looka bit out of touch.. I will be ordering the HP-ESW10 soon I hope.

post #299 of 1037

just got the ES700 twenty minutes ago... initial impressions - midrange is wow, sub-bass is there. soundstage is above average, wider than V-Moda M80. nice looking cans but the stock pads are a disappointment, even the S500 is better. 

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I have never seen the coils look so noticeably blue on my past audio technica cans..
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