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HA-RX700 or free upgrade to RX900?

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I ordered a JVC HA-RX700 yesterday, and I just got an email saying that they have run out of RX700's and have ordered new ones that should be delivered in 5-10 days, but because of this they offered me a one time free upgrade to RX900's. First reaction: FREE UPGRADE.

Reaction after reading comparative articles. , still need to wait cause 900's are crap. (not sure, still reading)

I could take the 900's, sell them, reorder the 700's and have like, €5 profit!

Or just take the 700/900 and keep it...

I mainly listen to vocal music, but I've got a few house beats in my collection. The headset is however mainly for gaming.
What do you guys think?
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Get the free upgrade and just mod them.
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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
Get the free upgrade and just mod them.
Because...
I'm happy to mod them, but is a modded 900 better that a modded 700?
I'll be happy to upgrade, but don't want to downgrade.
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I fail to see how the RX900's are a downgrade. I have the 900's and they are excellent headphones. The only difference between them is padding and a little more impedance. I do recommend the felt ring mod to open up the highs and mids a bit.
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I'm sorry if I've insulted you, its just I've read too many negative reviews. I'm just being cautious.

You two have convinced me. I'm answering to his email now thus going for the 900's

Thanks.
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That's a shame you went for the 900s. They are actually a downgrade, especially if you're into vocals. The RX700s are better on mids and highs, while the 900s are more comfortable and offer more bass.

I suggest since you've probably already ordered the RX900s, that you sell them and buy RX700s.

RX700s modded>Rx900s modded.
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Say wha?!?
I'll have a look what I can do, I might be able to switch back to 700's. It is gonna be a looong wait :-(. Lets see what happens.
In the meanwhile: please discuss! I need more than the opinion of three peeps, especially if the advice is contradicting.

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Honestly, just type in "Rx700s vs Rx900s" in google. You'll almost always find the Rx700s preferred. Also the fact that you're into vocal music makes it a necessity to get the Rx700s instead of the 900s. If you were into bassy music, the Rx900s would have been better since they're also more comfortable on top of being more bassy.
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I read that the best would be the 700 with the pads of a 900. I'm still waiting for a response from the shop.
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