New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The NEW ATH-ES700.. - Page 60

post #886 of 1057
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post

Need some new HPs as my gf has taken possession of my HA-S500s :/

Looking at Brainwavz HM9, TDK ST750, Sennheiser HD25-SPII, ATH-M50s, ATH-ES700 and ATH-WS77 (maybe even WS99 if I can find for cheaper than £140)... not really decided at the minute.

 

If you liked S500, then S680 is a no-brainer.

post #887 of 1057
Quote:
Originally Posted by BenF View Post

 

If you liked S500, then S680 is a no-brainer.

 



Wow, I've only just discovered them. redface.gif

My new job has totally taken possession of my life and I haven't been on Head-Fi as frequently as I used to be. frown.gif

The R version of the HA-S680 looks wicked, now I have to find a reliable seller to buy from. Any recommendations?
post #888 of 1057
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 

 

If you liked S500, then S680 is a no-brainer.

 



Wow, I've only just discovered them. redface.gif

My new job has totally taken possession of my life and I haven't been on Head-Fi as frequently as I used to be. frown.gif

The R version of the HA-S680 looks wicked, now I have to find a reliable seller to buy from. Any recommendations?

 

You can either buy them directly through BuySmartJapan:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/690493/the-jvc-ha-s680-s400s-and-s500s-big-brother-is-here/75#post_10051650

 

Or do what about 20 people already did and buy it from this guy for 81$:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Victor-JVC-HA-S680-R-Red-color-Outdoor-type-Headphone-Carbon-Nanotube-F-S-/271332332176

 

There is another seller on eBay for 78.6$, but he has no feedback.

post #889 of 1057
Quote:
Originally Posted by BenF View Post

 

You can either buy them directly through BuySmartJapan:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/690493/the-jvc-ha-s680-s400s-and-s500s-big-brother-is-here/75#post_10051650

 

Or do what about 20 people already did and buy it from this guy for 81$:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Victor-JVC-HA-S680-R-Red-color-Outdoor-type-Headphone-Carbon-Nanotube-F-S-/271332332176

 

There is another seller on eBay for 78.6$, but he has no feedback.

 



Just ordered from Kakaku+BuySmartJapan! Worked out at $75.18 in total tongue.gif

Now the waiting commences.
post #890 of 1057

Well that is possiblity but looking through the thread judging by the amount of mods going on here with ES700 owners it seems people just don't feel the sound lived up to their expectations on the whole where their units prehaps defective as well ?? - not all of course  I mean why so much emphisis on modding them if they sound so good or they sound fine - wat's the need all about ?? ''Why fix something that isn't broken'' ??

 

I think many took it on the chin but very luckily I could return mine to Jp...

 

Some people state like 60-100 hours burn in before they sound good after you herd anything for 60-100 hours can start sounding better I only had 7 days with them !

 

In my view I would not recommend ES700's although I herd the ES 10's are much better wider sound stage heavy sounding bass but Audio Technica already dstroyed my impresions of altogether of their headphones as a company although I wish that was not the case but it is and I would not shell out more for potentially less again.

 

Hope you can respect my views on the ES700's. :) 

post #891 of 1057
Just ordered from Kakaku+BuySmartJapan! Worked out at $75.18 in total tongue.gif


Do you have a link to that ?? At that price they might be worth it :-)
Edited by laughingbuddha - 12/10/13 at 12:49pm
post #892 of 1057
Quote:
Originally Posted by laughingbuddha View Post
 

Well that is possiblity but looking through the thread judging by the amount of mods going on here with ES700 owners it seems people just don't feel the sound lived up to their expectations on the whole where their units prehaps defective as well ?? - not all of course  I mean why so much emphisis on modding them if they sound so good or they sound fine - wat's the need all about ?? ''Why fix something that isn't broken'' ??

 

I think many took it on the chin but very luckily I could return mine to Jp...

 

Some people state like 60-100 hours burn in before they sound good after you herd anything for 60-100 hours can start sounding better I only had 7 days with them !

 

In my view I would not recommend ES700's although I herd the ES 10's are much better wider sound stage heavy sounding bass but Audio Technica already dstroyed my impresions of altogether of their headphones as a company although I wish that was not the case but it is and I would not shell out more for potentially less again.

 

Hope you can respect my views on the ES700's. :) 

You do realize that the s-400 and s-500s users have emphasized modding their headphones as well? Just saying.

post #893 of 1057

Forget it - not the s-400 or s-500's were talking ES700's here specifically !!

 

Sure but for the price most of us paid for the ES700's new - nobody should have to do anything to hear a great sound nada - not even burn them

in for 60-100 hours they should just work like a new macbook pro or a vaccum cleaner theres something odd with that idea anyway's - just my

opinion is it the headphones or the people themselves that just think the sound changed ? 

 

It's like some people believe that cables make a difference to the quality of the sound and others don't - that it's all merely placebo

 

Fortunately I am believer that cables and the metal conductors / em sheilding of some cables alter the quality of the signal path and the sound quality 

but ES700's are defnately a placebo effect ''Why fix something that isn't broken'' ??

 

Maybe we should run a Poll on that (an online blind test) ? Whats the difference between a E700 with 100 hours burn in time and say 50 ?

 

I already think we know the answer to that though in the case of the ES700's :-)

post #894 of 1057
Quote:
Originally Posted by laughingbuddha View Post
 

Forget it - not the s-400 or s-500's were talking ES700's here specifically !!

 

Sure but for the price most of us paid for the ES700's new - nobody should have to do anything to hear a great sound nada - not even burn them

in for 60-100 hours they should just work like a new macbook pro or a vaccum cleaner theres something odd with that idea anyway's - just my

opinion is it the headphones or the people themselves that just think the sound changed ? 

 

It's like some people believe that cables make a difference to the quality of the sound and others don't - that it's all merely placebo

 

Fortunately I am believer that cables and the metal conductors / em sheilding of some cables alter the quality of the signal path and the sound quality 

but ES700's are defnately a placebo effect ''Why fix something that isn't broken'' ??

 

Maybe we should run a Poll on that (an online blind test) ? Whats the difference between a E700 with 100 hours burn in time and say 50 ?

 

I already think we know the answer to that though in the case of the ES700's :-)

I loved the sound out of the box and still do today! Granted, I flick the bass boost switch on my Vorzamp duo, but I do that with basically all my headphones (even the bassier ones). I have modded nothing besides the pads (switched to ESW9a pads cuz I thought they looked nicer ;) ). Don't really get where the narrow soundstage you're talking about is coming from!? It might not be the widest in the world, but for me, it's not in any way extremely narrow or closed in. Can you give me a few examples of supra-aural headphones in this price range or above that have qualities that you like?

post #895 of 1057

I loved the ES700 too for the first time. The clamping disappeared after a couple of weeks of using it. Now I'm on vacations and only using my portable system (iPod Classic -> Fiio E11 -> ATH-ES700) and I don't really miss my desktop system at all.

post #896 of 1057
Quote:
Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

You do realize that the s-400 and s-500s users have emphasized modding their headphones as well? Just saying.


Nope, the main "modding" for S400 and S500 is changing the pads.

S680 requires no modding at all.

post #897 of 1057
Quote:
Originally Posted by laughingbuddha View Post

Do you have a link to that ?? At that price they might be worth it :-)

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/690493/the-jvc-ha-s680-s400s-and-s500s-big-brother-is-here/75#post_10051650

post #898 of 1057
Quote:
Originally Posted by esmBOS View Post
 

I loved the sound out of the box and still do today! Granted, I flick the bass boost switch on my Vorzamp duo, but I do that with basically all my headphones (even the bassier ones). I have modded nothing besides the pads (switched to ESW9a pads cuz I thought they looked nicer ;) ). Don't really get where the narrow soundstage you're talking about is coming from!? It might not be the widest in the world, but for me, it's not in any way extremely narrow or closed in. Can you give me a few examples of supra-aural headphones in this price range or above that have qualities that you like?

 

As I herd it the ES9a pads lessen the bass response and alter the sound ? But I guess that's where the bass boost comes in aye :)

 

It's not far off the HD25-1 with a deeper bottom end at best I'd consider both to have a narrow sound stage it's the size of the driver prehaps ??  - IMHO having listened to both theres no difference between the size of the sound stage though of either.

 

For a 5th of the price the Old Superlux 668B's which are lighter than the E700's even say a hooked up to a Fiio E7 Mk 1 or a Cmoy would woop the E700's into submission I beg you to try the Superlux 668B's for their $30 price tag or any of the Superlux range the HD-330's on your Vorzamp duo which is indeed a $500 portable amp would cut the ice and then comment further on the virtures of the ES700 for it's price because in all honesty it's about sound quality for the buck for most people and both have a good frequency range which 668B and the ES700 both share in specification at least although not identically. I think the Beyerdynamic DT 1350's would easily compete with the ES700's and are more compact like HD25's at around the same price.

 

As I see it and mentioned before there is little development in the ES700's other than a better bass freq against my 10 year + pair of HD 25 Mk1's worth $70 so for me I see little to get excited about

here ... maybe I need a bass boost like you I dunno but it's worth a try :) maybe the answer for me is the ES10's but $$$$$


Edited by laughingbuddha - 12/10/13 at 5:12pm
post #899 of 1057

Don't let me spoil your enjoyment with E700's they arn't the beginning and end all of headphones - it's what tickles your fancy right ?

 

Did you try the E12 compared to the E11 any impressions ?

 

I was looking at three amps in different price ranges - two with built in dacs just wondered if you knew the differences ?

post #900 of 1057

You have convinced me to try a pair of the S400 and S500's just gotta find someone based in the UK that will let me try them :) 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav: