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ESS-RLM-713 On Ear Headphones

ESS-RLM-713 On Ear Headphones

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Known for their legendary work utilizing the Heil Air Motion Transformer invented by Dr. Oskar Heil, the RLM-713 is the first headphone from ESS Labs. Based upon the sound signature they are known for, this durable headphone is constructed from premium ebony wood that delivers music straight to your ear in a natural and organic environment Read More

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Praxisx
1
Oct 14, 2015
How do these compare to the K7xxx for $200? I mostly listen to hard rock/metal.
HansyPants
26
Oct 12, 2015
Well, here's another drop that I want that doesn't ship to Canada. Maybe next time.
Uzuzu
1429
Oct 11, 2015
lmao "closed so it has a nice black background to listen to" I lost all of my keks right there and you lost all your internets MD overpriced 3rd-rate cans.
Acidtrip69
244
Oct 9, 2015
Did anyone vote for theses ? or is another Shady Massdrop deal with a company so they can unload their junk overpriced products on us ? Because that what it seems like to me.
asdfasdfasf
0
Sep 24, 2021
Maybe do your research before slamming a company..... ESS has been around a long time, made some GREAT products. $100 - these are DIRT CHEAP I have the bigger ones and IMO they beat my AKG K701's These are not cheap products - just a great deal.
carlsan
145
Oct 9, 2015
If these are a rebrand of the Meze 88, then I wouldn't pay more than $40 for them. One of the worse sounding headphones I ever heard, but they looked great.
mdwills3521
2
Oct 8, 2015
Not only is it suspicious but kind of over-the-top for the portability most people use on-ears for.
razorblader
40
Oct 8, 2015
From the head-fi review of hakushondaimao:
I contacted Rick, the head designer at ESS, directly to find out more about the driver technology. Based on my discussions with him, this is what I discovered:
The RLM-713 is a dynamic driver headphone. It does not contain a Heil AMT driver, but has been designed and tuned to mimic the ESS sound. Rick began working on these headphones 3 years ago, and it took him 2 years to get the sound the way he wanted. The casing and headband looks the same as some other woodie headphones currently available online (ESmooth and Meze), but the inside of the wooden chamber and the drivers are different. The wooden case is designed to be like a ported wooden box, with larger than normal chamber. The drivers were designed in the USA by ESS, and the headphones were built overseas. Earpads have a specially formulated, high density foam for natural noise cancelling and more impactful bass. Rick has asked the sites that claim the RLM-713 to be a hybrid headphone to change their stories, but this has not yet occurred. He is currently working on a Heil AMT headphone that will contain ONLY an Air Motion Transformer. He is hoping to have prototypes ready late in the summer, and planning a release for fall (October/November).
So it's just a dynamic driver in the RLM-713.
dalethorn
193
Oct 14, 2015
If 'Rick' worked on the sound of this headphone for 2 years, and the guts are very different from the Esmooth and Meze headphones, then it would sure help to know if the treble on this $200 version is more like a Sennheiser Momentum or NAD HP50 etc. (i.e. near-neutral 'lifestyle' sound), or whether it's more like the Symphonized Wraith v1/v2 (i.e. heavily recessed). That's important to know at this price point.
dalethorn
193
Oct 8, 2015
I did a google search, and other than a promo piece on headfi, there were no recognizable headphone review site mentions. AudioKarma repeated headfi but that hasn't proven to be more than a promo site. The Absolute Sound said that it's a Heil Air-Motion Transformer hybrid, but if it really were, it's odd that no "real" reviews have appeared. The eSmooth headphones I've had (several including the Wraith-2) were all heavily recessed in the treble. But all that said, if it really is a HMT hybrid, it may be worth it.
ssdc
2
Oct 8, 2015
First time I've seen Audio Technica headband cloned.
razorblader
40
Oct 8, 2015
These (ESS, Meze and others) are all made by the same OEM: Esmooth, www.woodheadphones.com Some 2 or 3 years back I requested a price list for product samples (they were looking for companys selling their products), this model was around 45 US Dollars. When I asked about the drivers used they said they develop their own drivers for their headphones and if I was able to help them develop better drivers??!! Sure hope they put other drivers in these but I seriously doubt it going by the specs.
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