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Right, loving these headphones in many ways, however I'm suffering from the vice-like clamp that they subject on the skull.

 

Where can one in the UK source ESW9 pads for these, does anyone know?

 

I'm reverting to my Sennheiser HD212Pro's for extended listening - ack! (Interestingly the cheap Sennheiser's, as well as being more comfortable, seem to have a wider wider soundstage than the ES700's, which feel quite "close").


I've got mine here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/audio-technica-replacement-ear-cushions-pads-HP-ESW9-for-ATH-ESW9-One-set-/281203803264

Or you can ask AT at sales@audio-technica.co.uk , just don't tell them it's for another headphone - they don't like that.

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Audio Technica in the UK make me want to swear......alot
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Audio Technica in the UK make me want to swear......alot


Then eBay is the only option.

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Can anyone recomend a warm amp portable that will work with the ES700's - Has anyone tried them with a Cmoy for example ?

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FIIO E6 works well with it.

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Yeah it's an option amp wise Ben so how did you find it impacted the sound with the ES700.. Before and after can you give me some idea also what kind of music you listen to as well ? Just trying to work out some cheap but effective options I find it hard to pin point warn amps cheaper asian gear tends not to be very refined although was interested in a Dolphin with built in Dac at one stage but again little concerned what I might get in the end - so do you like the ES700s any idea how they burn in ??? time scales cos got mine yesterday they don't sound gd at the moment. They are very closed and tight thinking or returning them left them burning in with maxwell attached to the computer :-(
Edited by laughingbuddha - 11/26/13 at 10:34pm
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Warm Amp for the ES700 small portable cheap built in Dac a bonus - anyone got experience with various amps ? Be nice if it opened up the sound stage a bit more as it's very closed at the mo :-(
Edited by laughingbuddha - 11/26/13 at 10:54pm
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Originally Posted by laughingbuddha View Post

Yeah it's an option amp wise Ben so how did you find it impacted the sound with the ES700.. Before and after can you give me some idea also what kind of music you listen to as well ? Just trying to work out some cheap but effective options I find it hard to pin point warn amps cheaper asian gear tends not to be very refined although was interested in a Dolphin with built in Dac at one stage but again little concerned what I might get in the end - so do you like the ES700s any idea how they burn in ??? time scales cos got mine yesterday they don't sound gd at the moment. They are very closed and tight thinking or returning them left them burning in with maxwell attached to the computer :-(


I prefer a more neutral amp with ES700, e.g. E12 or straight out of ODAC.

E6 has plenty of power for it, and adds some warmth - could be beneficial when used with a smartphone.

 

Be careful with burn-in - I burned them for 300 hours, yet they sounded bad (kinda like you describe).

Then I put them away for 2-3 weeks, and when I tried them again - they sounded a lot better.

May be I overburned them initially and they needed time to regain some of the strength :bigsmile_face:

 

Anyway, I still prefer the 25$ JVC HA-S400 over them, and the 81$ JVC HA-S680 is even better -

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/690493/the-jvc-ha-s680-s400s-and-s500s-big-brother-is-here

 

If I could return my ATH-ES700, I would :wink_face:

 

How much did you pay? I have a feeling you'll still have enough money left to buy both S680 and a Hifimediy Sabre DAC, if not something even more expensive.

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Originally Posted by laughingbuddha View Post

Warm Amp for the ES700 small portable cheap built in Dac a bonus - anyone got experience with various amps ? Be nice if it opened up the sound stage a bit more as it's very closed at the mo :-(

 

FIIO E17 is slightly warm, and works well both as DAC and an amp.

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Yeah I owned one of those in the past but gave it to my son they might of improved it further since then - thanks for your advice Ben about the burning in but I may return them to Japan as I don't have 300 hours to burn them in and I am not convinced they are as good as people say they are.....especially there are headphones 4 x cheaper that seem to be better sounding ? :)

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Yeah I owned one of those in the past but gave it to my son they might of improved it further since then - thanks for your advice Ben about the burning in but I may return them to Japan as I don't have 300 hours to burn them in and I am not convinced they are as good as people say they are.....especially there are headphones 4 x cheaper that seem to be better sounding ? :)

 

Go with S680, they are a step up both SQ- and comfort-wise

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Nice I will check them out I think the Audio Technica Gear is only good at the other end of the scale not a good brand in my opinion.

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Nice I will check them out I think the Audio Technica Gear is only good at the other end of the scale not a good brand in my opinion.


I love my ATH-AD900X, but they can't all be winners :wink_face:

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If I could return my ATH-ES700, I would wink_face.gif
Wanna sell them to me?
Anybody want to sell I am looking for a fully burnt in es700 and I don't care what it looks like because I will be taking it apart for an experiment that I will disclose once I get my hands on one..
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Wanna sell them to me?
Anybody want to sell I am looking for a fully burnt in es700 and I don't care what it looks like because I will be taking it apart for an experiment that I will disclose once I get my hands on one..
smily_headphones1.gif

 

I've paid over 300$ for ES700 + WS55 pads + ESW9 pads.

Don't think anyone is willing to pay close to this :(

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