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HA-RX 900 vs HA-RX 700?

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Which are better? Build quality, comfort, sound signature?

I plan on doing the mods, BTW.
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Having owned both of those headphones (the RX700 twice, one of them heavily modded), I can say that the RX700 is a more "tolerable" headphone. Don't get me wrong, the RX900 is still a very good headphone but it is a bit more echoey than I would deem acceptable. The sound stage of the RX900 is larger of the two and the bass is a bit fatter but the differences between the two isn't great.

Build quality is the same. You can fit RX900 parts onto the RX700 and vice versa. The RX900 was more comfortable for me but both headphones are actually quite heavy. After I did the felt removal mod, I thought the RX900 lost all its bass. I did remove all of the felt though. It wasn't nearly as enjoyable after that.
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Having owned both of those headphones (the RX700 twice, one of them heavily modded), I can say that the RX700 is a more "tolerable" headphone. Don't get me wrong, the RX900 is still a very good headphone but it is a bit more echoey than I would deem acceptable. The sound stage of the RX900 is larger of the two and the bass is a bit fatter but the differences between the two isn't great.

Build quality is the same. You can fit RX900 parts onto the RX700 and vice versa. The RX900 was more comfortable for me but both headphones are actually quite heavy. After I did the felt removal mod, I thought the RX900 lost all its bass. I did remove all of the felt though. It wasn't nearly as enjoyable after that.
So, between the two, the 700 is better?

I've read that the ear cushions and head-band on the 900 are far better than those of the 700, is that true?
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If it's true it doesn't matter. The RX700s are fine comfort wise unless you're going back and forth between it and a more comfortable headphone.

You get used to their weight and pleather pads before you know it.
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I own the 900 and they are really good for the money. I bought them for $50. Comfortable and sound good enough.
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
Having owned both of those headphones (the RX700 twice, one of them heavily modded), I can say that the RX700 is a more "tolerable" headphone. Don't get me wrong, the RX900 is still a very good headphone but it is a bit more echoey than I would deem acceptable. The sound stage of the RX900 is larger of the two and the bass is a bit fatter but the differences between the two isn't great.

Build quality is the same. You can fit RX900 parts onto the RX700 and vice versa. The RX900 was more comfortable for me but both headphones are actually quite heavy. After I did the felt removal mod, I thought the RX900 lost all its bass. I did remove all of the felt though. It wasn't nearly as enjoyable after that.

Hmm you didnt like the felt mod on the rx700?
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