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post #1786 of 1794

and comparison with the sz2000 by JVC?

post #1787 of 1794
I wanted to create an account here just so I could let people know I'm going to be receiving a pair of ATH-WS770 Solid Bass headphones. I'm going to compare them to my WS99's that I currently own and I love my WS99. I use them in this current setup, iPhone 6 Plus -> Camera Connection Kit -> Fiio E17K -> WS99. I crank up the bass and treble EQ on the E17K and these headphones become amazing. I listen to a lot of metal music (A Day to Remember, Of Mice and Men, The Word Alive, Trivium) and the energy that I hear with drums and bass drops during breakdowns is awesome, the bass can really thump on these but it's very fast and accurate bass, yet even with all the bass everything else is so clear and crisp. I will say that I don't like using them without an amp/dac because they just don't sound as good, the WS99 really have a lot of potential when amped and EQ'ed a bit. So when I receive the WS770 I'm interested in how they compare to my WS99 because the specs are similar except the WS770 has slightly higher frequency range, different driver design, and they look more comfy (and stylish). When I wear the WS99 for more than an hour it starts to hurt my ears just a little bit, nothing crazy but just a little. Look forward to my comparison everyone, btw I'm getting the red and black version.
post #1788 of 1794
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Originally Posted by Spooner25 View Post

I wanted to create an account here just so I could let people know I'm going to be receiving a pair of ATH-WS770 Solid Bass headphones. I'm going to compare them to my WS99's that I currently own and I love my WS99. I use them in this current setup, iPhone 6 Plus -> Camera Connection Kit -> Fiio E17K -> WS99. I crank up the bass and treble EQ on the E17K and these headphones become amazing. I listen to a lot of metal music (A Day to Remember, Of Mice and Men, The Word Alive, Trivium) and the energy that I hear with drums and bass drops during breakdowns is awesome, the bass can really thump on these but it's very fast and accurate bass, yet even with all the bass everything else is so clear and crisp. I will say that I don't like using them without an amp/dac because they just don't sound as good, the WS99 really have a lot of potential when amped and EQ'ed a bit. So when I receive the WS770 I'm interested in how they compare to my WS99 because the specs are similar except the WS770 has slightly higher frequency range, different driver design, and they look more comfy (and stylish). When I wear the WS99 for more than an hour it starts to hurt my ears just a little bit, nothing crazy but just a little. Look forward to my comparison everyone, btw I'm getting the red and black version.

Excited to hear your impressions! I have the WS77 and if the ws770 is a winner I might just have to upgrade.
post #1789 of 1794

I just wanted you guy know that I may have found the perfect alternative Earpads for these: http://www.head-fi.org/t/745267/ath-ws99-replacement-pads#post_12243327

My preference goes to the angled version, they preserve (and improve) the sound the most.

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For right now I'm going to put up some pictures for you guys just to give a comparison of how they look and the size differences.


















Edited by Spooner25 - 1/19/16 at 10:25pm
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Originally Posted by Giogio View Post
 

I just wanted you guy know that I may have found the perfect alternative Earpads for these: http://www.head-fi.org/t/745267/ath-ws99-replacement-pads#post_12243327

My preference goes to the angled version, they preserve (and improve) the sound the most.

 

After seeing your post I switched my WS99s to the velour HM5 pads, which I had lying around as they guy I bought my JVC SZ2000s had included them, and I had since switched to pleather HM5s for the JVCs. I only took a short listen (was in the middle of a bassy listening sesh with the SZs, couldn't interrupt that for too long) but the WS99s were much comfier and seemed to sound at least as good, if not better than their stock pads. I'll know more next time I want to go out in public and don't feel like being huge headphone guy with the JVCs. Thanks for doing all of that research!

post #1792 of 1794
I take back what I said about the 770 being better than the 99. Yes the 770 is more comfy but the 99 has more powerful bass, 770 can't match it. Even bass boosting on the 770 just made it sound muddy while the 99 is thumping away! I'll be returning the 770 and get some comfy pads for the 99.
post #1793 of 1794
I just bought the angled HM5 pads from Amazon for $24, thanks Giogio for the ear pad suggestions, can't wait!
Edited by Spooner25 - 1/18/16 at 9:49pm
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Cotton trick works great. Comfort is now top notch. And I say isolation improved too. No change to sound.
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