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post #451 of 1057

Nice work Maxx.  I'll let others try your mods since I don't trust myself when taking things apart. 

post #452 of 1057
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I updated the OP with your Cork mod there Maxx you crazy modster you!

post #453 of 1057
Awesome work Maxx! Your mods are making me think of selling my Sony MDR1r to fund my ES700 craving.
post #454 of 1057

Finally heard a pair of momentums and hate to say it but i found those better than my es700s. I found it more detailed and not as bass heavy. Of course it was the from the best buy magnolia demo unit but i did plug in my own source. There's probably an amp in there. The b&w p3 on display sounded the same as when directly plugged in to my source though. 

 

For now though my es700s are for sale in the forums. :(

 

-please don't kill me...


Edited by audioKyle - 5/6/13 at 5:24pm
post #455 of 1057
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Finally heard a pair of momentums and hate to say it but i found those better than my es700s.

 

Well the momentums are a pair of $350 dollar mid-tier headphones, so the entry level $130 ES700 isn't really in the same class as the Senns. You don't have to bash yourself for thinking that the momentums are more refined than the ES700.

post #456 of 1057

Received my ES700's this morning, and first impressions are good. Really like the sound OTB. Will have to give them a few hours of listening and some overnight burn in before any further impressions on sound. The thing I can comment on is the design and build of the phones. I have to say these are the best looking on-head headphones I have ever owned/seen IRL. They look absolutely amazing! The comfort is surprisingly good, better than expected, but the pads will be replaced with ESW9 sheepskin pads shortly. The one thing I like most when it comes to design is the cable. Really soft and flexible with low to 0 microphonics.

So far so good gs1000.gif

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Thinking i may just keep these since i still love these nonetheless and don't feel like going through the process of trying to sell 2 headphones. This way id also be abe to keep my grado ms-1 that Maxx sold to me. smily_headphones1.gif

post #458 of 1057
Also I noticed that audio technica doesn't offer a warranty on these since their from Japan or something. I'm just worried since the cable doesn't seem very durable.
post #459 of 1057

I love the ES7, I have over 1000 hours on it, and it is my favorite headphone. I have bought the Denon AHD5000 and Grado HF2, and paired them both with pico and neither were as satisfying to me for rock, pop or dance music as the ES7 with the pico. Isn't that weird!? Both headphones lack the clarity of the ES7 and neither sound nearly as good with female vocals as the ES7. I was about to purchase the ES700 and I'm hoping they sound just as good with guitars and female vocals as the ES7--do Ihave anything to be worried about? 

post #460 of 1057
I never head the es7 but i heard the es7 is bass + treble while the es700 is midrange focused. Mainly in the upper mids
post #461 of 1057

Actually, the Es7 is mids focused in the upper mids as well--female vocals are amazing! If the ES700 are still upper mids focused, that is great news. 

post #462 of 1057
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Originally Posted by audioKyle View Post

Thinking i may just keep these since i still love these nonetheless and don't feel like going through the process of trying to sell 2 headphones. This way id also be abe to keep my grado ms-1 that Maxx sold to me. smily_headphones1.gif
Dude don't give up on these before you try at least the cork mod.
I too listened to the momentums.
They need amping to sound decent and unamped thru my "Galaxy Note2" with sound boost mod (I rooted and replaced stock OS),
They were nowhere as loud and actually sounded distant and dainty.
My es700 totally encompassed and obliterated them and I am shure if they were amped as well you might have different impression.

In fact I am shure because I used the Beyer amp at last headphone meet to swap the es700 against the dt1350 and similar looking t50p and yes the es700 was louder and larger.
Edited by Maxx134 - 5/11/13 at 7:06am
post #463 of 1057
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Originally Posted by Nuge View Post

Actually, the Es7 is mids focused in the upper mids as well--female vocals are amazing! If the ES700 are still upper mids focused, that is great news. 
I had three es7 at once.
The oldest set sounded superior but was very used while the other two were new.

The es700 is the es7 reincarnated and on steriods and on meds and on juice and on weed and on everything conceivable boosting synonym you can think.

With the cork mod the mids take on a surreal out of headphone experience..
post #464 of 1057
Been wanting to try the cork mod since i do have some but cant find any screwdrivers right now for those small screws to open up the driver. All of mine are too big.
post #465 of 1057
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

My es700 totally encompassed and obliterated them and I am shure if they were amped as well you might have different impression.

You know your an audiophile when you spell sure with a "h".
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