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post #421 of 1041
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

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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.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post


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.!!!.!!!.!!!
OMG!

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 smily_headphones1.gif

 

Oh boy, here we go.

 

post #422 of 1041

haha you need a better pic for that over hyped lol

like this one:


Edited by Maxx134 - 4/21/13 at 5:18am
post #423 of 1041

you need to stop resisting and just join the train:

post #424 of 1041
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Originally Posted by Twinster View Post

Can you please provide the detail on your modded es-700? I'm awaiting my own set of ES-700 and curioust to know.

Thanks

Now I remember reading your mod post. The cable position and reducing the fiber pad in the cups. Thanks.
post #425 of 1041
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Originally Posted by Twinster View Post

Now I remember reading your mod post. The cable position and reducing the fiber pad in the cups. Thanks.
No reduction in any padding.
Black padding resposition one over the other,
And yellow padding made slightly thicker without altering the required amount intended in it's design.
Edit:
While I am at it,
I might as well say that while I do get over enthusiastic,
I do stand by my impressions in the previous post.
I do believe these cans exhibit more livelyness and realism with large sound just overshadowing those other cans both before and much more so after both the esw9 pads and my mod.
The ws55 pads are also an upgrade in comfort but the esw9 pads are a perfect match for this.
Edited by Maxx134 - 4/21/13 at 5:15pm
post #426 of 1041
Honestly the only thing I don't like in these headphones is the cable. It's really thin and feels like it could break without an extreme amount of force. Only time will tell on that though. I've had a pair of sennheiser hd203 for 3 years and treated them without remorse and still work like new.
post #427 of 1041
Well I might be the only one but the hype train as derail in my house :^(

Received my ES700 today and listening to them now. Feed from my iPad to O2 and they sound good but they do not kill the DT1350. So far I find that they have a bit of a veil sound. Again this is early impression from a two month old set (Not sure a many hours the previous owner put on them) and for their asking price they are still good. I'm also using them with the ws55 pads. The original pads are not very comfy and I'm used to Grado G-Cush.

Update: ok I think the battery in my O2 was getting very low. I just plugged the ES700 directly in my iPad and they sound much better. The mid's are no longer veiled and the bass has much more impact now..... To be followed. (Sorry for the first impression that was misleading )

Update#2: I'm still listening (for the pass 2 hours) and first with the ws55 pads they are very comfortable to me. They have a very pleasant sound not fatiguing at all. The bass quality is very good to my ear. I'm very impresse with the decay it give a 3D sound effect that I like with acoustic genre. Very musical and they engage you in the music. Radiohead and Diego Barber was a great time tonight.
Edited by Twinster - 4/23/13 at 8:00pm
post #428 of 1041
I'm planning to return my M50 to get these can or the JVC S400. Yay the m50 was good, but it's just too large to bring outside, as well as the fatiguing sound sig lol.
So, which one do you think I should get? Is the ES700 a major upgrade over the S400 and got SQ match the different in price? Lol
Also, the S400 are easier to get (I'll get the ES700 via a amazon reseller and shipp from Japan lol).
post #429 of 1041
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Originally Posted by pss395 View Post

I'm planning to return my M50 to get these can or the JVC S400. Yay the m50 was good, but it's just too large to bring outside, as well as the fatiguing sound sig lol.
So, which one do you think I should get? Is the ES700 a major upgrade over the S400 and got SQ match the different in price? Lol
Also, the S400 are easier to get (I'll get the ES700 via a amazon reseller and shipp from Japan lol).

For one, you shouldn't get the S400s period. If you are going to go that route then you should get the S500s. But if you want my opinion, just get the ES700s. They are almost a direct upgrade, so you might as well just go for them now.

post #430 of 1041
DSnuts weren't kidding about the WS55 pads, I got mine today in the post from AT spares service and they are so comfy. Its like I got feather down pillows on my ears.

Put them on my S500s. biggrin.gif


I still haven't got my ES700s yet, my birthday is coming up tho and I might ask my gf to buy them for me lol
post #431 of 1041
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Originally Posted by pss395 View Post

I'm planning to return my M50 to get these can or the JVC S400. Yay the m50 was good, but it's just too large to bring outside, as well as the fatiguing sound sig lol.
So, which one do you think I should get? Is the ES700 a major upgrade over the S400 and got SQ match the different in price? Lol
Also, the S400 are easier to get (I'll get the ES700 via a amazon reseller and shipp from Japan lol).

 

I have both ATH-ES700 and HA-S400 - prefer the HA-S400 by a large margin.

Both have been burned for hundreds of hours. Considering the price difference, that says a lot about HA-S400.

post #432 of 1041
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post

I have both ATH-ES700 and HA-S400 - prefer the HA-S400 by a large margin.

Both have been burned for hundreds of hours. Considering the price difference, that says a lot about HA-S400.

 

Interesting. Between the HA-S400 and HA-S500, I prefer the S500 by a large margin (no ATH-ES700 in my collection -- yet). Do you have the S500 as well, BenF? I'd be curious to know where that ranks and why you find the S400s superior to the ES700s.

post #433 of 1041
The s400 were excellent for what they were and the s500 is just better.
If anyone pics the s400 over either the s500 or the es700 they will miss out on bass extension and increased resolution at the top end.
The mids are its strong point.
Above normal detail there.
Those are the facts whether anyone prefer the s400 or not,
You will not be getting a larger better picture of the sound ..
Edited by Maxx134 - 4/25/13 at 10:56am
post #434 of 1041
If anyone decides to try my mod on these es700,
Please let us know if you prefer the results,
Wich for me was a more substantial weight from mids to bass.
Increased slightly the bass.
More open mids and overall larger sonic impression.
Very very close to the es10 sound.
post #435 of 1041

Thanks to Maxx's suggestions, I ended up ordering the ESW9A pads.  These pads were made for the ES700.  Perfect fit and very comfortable leather.  Makes these cans look even better than

before.  Thanks Maxx.  

 

 

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