I have tried mine on my Schiit Magni (original) and it dose indeed drive them quite nice, but mine dose tend to create a bit of a balance issue. I currently use them with my fully Restored Optonica SM1616, and they sound very good on it. So do my Beyerdynamic T1's. I think i might just get a second pair of the SE700 to do the bad change. The one i have are more or less mint, pad wise anyway. The top leather is in bad condition sadly, but the rest is quite nice.
I find it quite fun having peaple ask what the headphone are, and when they try them they cant believe they are from the 70's. The same thing happened when i was a Thomann were i visited one of the headphone guys there. He could not believe they were from the 70's well. But we did find out that the 2 best headphone amps they had there could not drive the phones to a high listening level.
The are very nice headphones, if you like the sound they produce. Have fun changing yours...
It would be interesting to hear what difference the ear pads made on the SE700's sound.
Correction, i just cheked some images of the SE700 (original) and well my pads are not mint, at least not in terms of thickness, they are a bit squished in. Yet they seem to be further out then most others i have seen.
Edited by OmegaHyperion - 5/1/15 at 8:38am