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post #466 of 1057
Shure phono cartriges are to blame for that misspelling !
Also the es700 unseated my ws99 for portable use since I am not a true basshead I can live without the scary ws99 bass
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Edited by Maxx134 - 5/8/13 at 2:00pm
post #467 of 1057
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

Shure phono cartriges are to blame for that misspelling !
Also the es700 unseated my ws99 for portable use since I am not a true basshead I can live without the scary ws99 bass
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You sellin those? :P

post #468 of 1057

How well does the ATH-ES700 isolate outside noise? With the stock pads, the modified leather pads? How does the isolation compare to the Beyer DT-1350?

 

Steve

post #469 of 1057

They isolate pretty well. Better than the m80s and almost as good as the amperiors with the stock pads. Never heard the 1350s so i can't compare.

post #470 of 1057

 isolate is better with esw9 earpad

post #471 of 1057
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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.
Money really has no bearing in headphones market, only popularity and hype push price.

In fact if you place all three together, the es700 & momentums & dt1350,
and never knew of them.
The physically larger and more polished looking es700 is what you would assume the most expensive as it just does look it.

I love my Beyer T90 so I am not biased against Beyer,
but sadly the dt1350 is a disappointment to my ears in it's tiny cup and lack of musicality.

The momentums are better than the Amperiors in balanced sweet sound but they simply dont have the amazingly realistic mids of the es700,
Especially modded with cork mod.
Edited by Maxx134 - 5/11/13 at 7:12am
post #472 of 1057
Does anyone know how much it would cost to get the cable replaced/repaired if ever broken? Cable Doesnt seem too sturdy. Seemingly there's no warranty on these since its made in Japan.

Sorry I'm just paranoid. blink.gif
Edited by audioKyle - 5/11/13 at 10:53am
post #473 of 1057

I never broke a cable. I am just very careful. Though I happen to have friends who always seem to break cables..

 

There must be warranty, but to ship this item back and forth is quite expensive considering the the price of the ES700 alone. With that in mind just make sure you handle the phones carefully.

 

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post #474 of 1057
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Does anyone know how much it would cost to get the cable replaced/repaired if ever broken? Cable Doesnt seem too sturdy. Seemingly there's no warranty on these since its made in Japan.

Sorry I'm just paranoid. blink.gif

They are very easy to open so replacing the cable would be an easy task. You just need a soldering iron worth $20 and maybe another $20 for DIY parts.
post #475 of 1057
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They are very easy to open so replacing the cable would be an easy task. You just need a soldering iron worth $20 and maybe another $20 for DIY parts.

Damn so you're telling me I'm actually going to have to learn how to solder and stuff. tongue.gif

post #476 of 1057
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Damn so you're telling me I'm actually going to have to learn how to solder and stuff. tongue.gif

 

Or enlist the aid of someone who can. You'll only have to do one these things, of course, in the unlikely event that you actually destroy your cables in the first place...

post #477 of 1057
Compared the es-700 to the momentum, esw9a and hd558 today at best buy using my own source. I actually liked the es-700 best sound wise.

Funny, when I compared the es-700 back to back with the momentum, the momentum sounded dull and not as forward in the upper mids. The bass was similar on each but the momentum was more creamy sounding. Probably because of the slightly emphasized lower mids. The momentum still has a better build, bigger sound stage, and more realistic timbre.

The esw9a was very close. The mids are more neutral on the esw9a. I liked their sound as well. Bass was nearly the same. Overall the esw9a I felt were more neutral when compared the es700 and I really liked them too. Really got to get those lamb skin ear pads for my es-700.

Trying the hd558s again makes me kind of regret selling them.
Edited by audioKyle - 5/12/13 at 10:48pm
post #478 of 1057
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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

Not necessarily. Price range sometimes doesn't tell everything, but if you already have preference everything stops there.

post #479 of 1057
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Not necessarily. Price range sometimes doesn't tell everything, but if you already have preference everything stops there.
 
Money really has no bearing in headphones market, only popularity and hype push price.
 

Of course, maybe I should have worded myself more correctly but isn't it normal to at least have some kind of expectation for a headphone in the $350 price range to sound better than one in the $100~? 

 

But of course it all comes down to preference in the end. The ES700's are starting to sound much better as I get used to their sound signature, I would say they're even better than my HD558's in terms of midrange presentation. 

post #480 of 1057

i gave the es700, ws77 and ws99 a listen at the high end show in munich last weekend. the es700 blew me away with its allround smooth signature, so i ordered a pair directly at the show.

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