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post #571 of 1004
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

^ Yeah, that really helps - dsnuts ultra hype and roma101 piping in to boot!

Roma101 - did you like them as much as the dt1350's?

I did indeed and I appreciate both of them for their different sonic personalities and attributes. DT1350 is amazing in it technicalities and separation, not to mention that bass detail. ES700 is incredibly big-sounding for a supraural and fun while still being very detailed from top to bottom. I also love how there is plenty of sparkle without harshness. Very lush and balanced-sounding can with nice decay as well.

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Originally Posted by 5370H55V View Post

I have a pair of these beauties in the mail along with a brand new set of esw9 earpads! Really looking forward to seeing what they can do. smily_headphones1.gif

Hope you enjoy them buddy!!
post #572 of 1004

i am not sure anymore if these really are better than momentums. somehow i miss some details in the mids. damn, i thought i found the uberphone.

post #573 of 1004
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post

 

They sound very similar, but JVC has a tighter bass and livelier vocals.

Considering I have paid for ATH-ES700 with WS55 pads 4 times what I paid for HA-S400 with K81DJ pads, they are a disappointment for me.

Don't get me wrong, they sound very good, but when you get used to an idea that HA-S400 represents a 50$ value,

it's impossible to justify paying more then that for ATH-ES700.

 

JVC HA-S400 is 26$ with free shipping on Amazon now, ATH-ES700 is 150-155$ including shipping. Why pay 6 times more ?

I feel you sir. It does happens. LOL

post #574 of 1004

If I were to get the WS99s and CKS1000s would these be able to keep up? Or are there another pair of AT on-ears I need to be considering?

post #575 of 1004
Thread Starter 

More than keep up. You might actually prefer these over the WS99 or the CKS1000..

post #576 of 1004
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post


Supposed to sound the same, the DAC part is the same, the main difference is a different USB controller and no USB-to-Optical.

Most people can't differentiate between 16/24 bit or 48/96Khz anyway, so it should be OK.

 

The advantage is that it may work on some Android devices where the original didn't work.

 

I opted for the normal hifimediy that you linked to - I might want to play 24/96 res files down the road. Stoked!

post #577 of 1004
OMG what da H*ll happen here?
I leave for a bit and it all blows up lol!
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post

You should try the 30$ JVC HA-S400. After couple hundreds hours of burn-in... S400 is better balanced than S500, it has sweeter mids.
haha! so you fell in love with the mids! Ha
Yes I sold my "old version" esw9 for these and then proceeded to extensive burn and mod the s400 to increase bass and trebles..

I was able to mod it to its limits to sound very much like the AKG k67 (small one) I had.
I sold it and consider its moded level approaching near tier of good mid priced cans but not punching above that especially NOT in stock form..
Oh and by the way I had both s400 & s500.. And similar gear with the hifimedy and O2..
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

... BUT THEY ARE MADE IN JPN!!! <333s
Yes that speaks volumes in terms of quality and special signature sound that they don't trust china to do smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post

I am not sure anymore if these really are better than momentums. somehow i miss some details in the mids. damn, i thought i found the uberphone.
Haha, looks like your in need of the cork mod first post, OR...
The full cork mod a few pages back smily_headphones1.gif
(Edit: cork mod revised..)
But then it really does kick *ss in bass over most portables to me.

I have to say in the es700,
Audio Tech made the drivers with greater potential then scaled back to tailor the sound..
Jvc did that to the s400 bass.
Edited by Maxx134 - 6/18/13 at 9:28pm
post #578 of 1004
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

More than keep up. You might actually prefer these over the WS99 or the CKS1000..

Do you think AT will release an upgraded model of the WS99 or CKS1000 anytime soon? I'm looking at getting the WS99s, then the ES700s, then the CKS1000s.

post #579 of 1004
Look!

Revised cork mod!:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/645649/the-new-ath-es700/510#post_9508769

Dam now I need a stock version to compare!
smily_headphones1.gif
post #580 of 1004
which will be the best pads for the es700 that improve sound and maybe a bit isolation? should still be onear style and not make them circumaural
post #581 of 1004
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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post

which will be the best pads for the es700 that improve sound and maybe a bit isolation? should still be onear style and not make them circumaural

I have tried WS55 pads, stock, ath pleathers, jvc ha-s500 pads, but the hands down winners are esw9 lambskin pads! Get them! You won't be disappointed! EXTREMELY comfortable as well!

post #582 of 1004
cannot find them. where to get them shipped to germany?
post #583 of 1004
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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post

cannot find them. where to get them shipped to germany?

I bought one pair off ebay (overpriced as hell!). I also contacted swedish ath service and they sent me a pair of esw9a lambskins + a pair of ws55 pads for a total of 350SEK (~50USD). Contact your local ath service! They are slow but cheap :)

post #584 of 1004
I have question for the stock es700 owners and also the owners that changed pads....
How is the soundfield?
Does it extend at times or any amount out of the headphones?
Can you tell if it is a closed can?
I had experienced sometimes with my cans in stock condition, sometimes in the bass extendid away and also slightly the trebles.

I ask because I want to compare this to my modded pair..
Wich I believe is now is substantially different in soundfield where it is now sounding like an open can..
Edited by Maxx134 - 6/25/13 at 12:51pm
post #585 of 1004

So Audio Technica Australia very kindly loaned me a pair of ES700's to do a review.

 

Initial impressions are really positive. I have the ES10 and ES88 on hand to compare with.

 

Unfortunately I can't really wade through the 39 pages this thread but I see some usual suspects hehe.

 

At the current price point I would assume it was actually the ES500 that was meant to supersede the ES7 and the ES700 is now a higher grade portable. Does this seem right to people?

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