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Ok for those willing and brave enough to modify your es700 here it is..
Benefits are increase sense of space bigger sound and soundstage, and best of all, larger spacious bassss!
No big bloat but large!
Onto the mod..
First of all open carefully with small Philips screwdriver. .
I say carefully, because the magnet is so strong that it will yank that screw and suck it in the driver holes if not careful! !
Next comes the driver opening now we have to be very careful once again!
Reason is we will be making slight modifications.
You will see upon opening the wire running straight up the middle of driver.
Also will see a yellowish fiberglass looking material.
Be careful not to touch it yet.
It has different density in middle and the top is darker and stiffer than the back!
Ok so the wire will now be run alongside the pad by just turning the driver around. No more wire covering middle hole of rear driver..
Next you see the driver has TWO black foams on each side..
pull out(remove!) left one and push it gently ON TOP of the other one!
This will give larger non bloated bass.
I say carefully because you may push in too much and perforate the white felt covering on front side. .
Removing both black foams will give excessive and near bloated bass.
Leaving out second pad give in middle effect.
Now onto the yellow fiberglass. .
Warning this mod will affect the soundstage and mids.
More space and air in mids and more pronounced aged broken in effect with slightly less forward mids and more soundstage.
So if you like your mids as they are, don't touch it!!
Just flipping over will change mids so be careful the placement. .
But I have to also say it is an nice increase in spatial mids overall.
Now carefully remove and while remembering top and bottom,
Carefully and gently separate in the middle! ..
Now line up that thin cut in the material and place back with top and bottom in respective place.
Remember to route the wire along side the foam and no longer on top..
Carefully line up and close driver back onto cup.
Remember those screws like to fly to the magnet in the driver!!!
All done! Enjoy your supercharged es700 modded to sound even more like the es10. .!!!
Oh wow, a big stack of felt/fiberglass just like ESW9. Nice job.
yes you would like these as I have found a similarity in overall sound very lively sound.
At the headphone meet today I compared my es700 to the Sennheiser momentums,
and i must say, they were very very nice!.
I have to admit they were very good, much better sounding than the Amperiors I had,
more natural detailed refined and mature sound... I
think they are more sweeter than the sony 1r but not as loud,
in fact these "momentums" are not as loud as my es700 either.
While I am at it, I also compared my es700 directly to the beyer t50p and dt1350 as well, and have to say those are also very very nice...
Really similar in looks and both having refined sound.
So yes it is a sad day for me to have to admit this, because I really like them... but...well..
I like them all...
So with hesitation I will admit to you..
..MY MODDED ES700 MOPPED THE FLOOR WITH THEM ALL.!!!.!!!.!!!
I should have known but I was used to just comparing them to the es10 ans ws99 at home,
so I forgot the higher level that the es700 was playing with.
I have to say when amped with a high quality source they sound like a full size can
Oh boy, here we go.