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post #16 of 1087
those are hot..
post #17 of 1087
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Originally Posted by m00hk00h View Post
That would be rather senseless, IMHO.
They are two different classes of headphones...

m00h

Looks like just souped up ES7 to me.
post #18 of 1087
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

Looks like just souped up ES7 to me.
ESW9 is the in the luxury class. You know, not any different but sure as hell pretty?
post #19 of 1087
AT is in a class of their own as far as aesthetics go in the headphone world. I've never seen so many attractive designs.
post #20 of 1087
Very attractive headphone. Perhaps I should have gotten these instead of the A900. :/
post #21 of 1087
So, soundwise how does it compare with the ES7?
post #22 of 1087
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Originally Posted by m00hk00h View Post
That would be rather senseless, IMHO.
They are two different classes of headphones...

m00h
Would you be able to rank them with the Audio-Technica family ? Are they competent to ATH-W1000 ?

Any info. is appreciated.
post #23 of 1087
These look fantastic, I'd really like to see a comparison between these and the HD25-1's.
post #24 of 1087
Sorry. I have had the EW9 for a while but I found them uncomfortable or bad sounding. They were OK comfort wise but then the sound suffered and in the position with the perfect sound they hurt my ear. But even in the well-sounding position I felt like they are no more but a nice "toy" for someone who already has anything else.

Compared to the ES7 I remember the ESW9 to be much more bass heavy. I liked the ES7 but I didn't really like the prototype, to sharp in the highs und to little mids (even for an audio-technica, which I normally like) and way to much bass for my taste. And I remember that the ES7 isolated much more while the ESW9 is much more comfortable (lamb skin earpads). BVut my impressions were made in loud trade show environment, I had to listen with levels I wouldn't normally adjust...
But to be honest I wasn't really interested in either of both because I found the ANC 7 to be sounding sooo sweet...I spent a lot of time with that.

But I agree: they look terrific.

m00h
post #25 of 1087
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And I remember that the ES7 isolated much more while the ESW9 is much more comfortable (lamb skin earpads).
But do ESW9 pads fit ES7, and where to grab a pair?
post #26 of 1087
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I have been able to hear the prototype of the headphone (no name printed on it) and it I would say it was quite bass heavy...

Don't you think so? OK, they told me it's not final but how far away can a working prototype be away from the real thing?

m00h
How long ago was your audition? You impressions are not very encouraging for an AT fan.
post #27 of 1087
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Compared to the ES7 I remember the ESW9 to be much more bass heavy.

m00h
That makes me DEFINITELY interested in these gorgeous woodies.
post #28 of 1087
Thread Starter 
Thank you for all the comments!
Sorry the response being late , there is a time difference over the globe ..

> I would say it was quite bass heavy...
> Don't you think so?

I think the bass is strong but not overwhelming like ES7 and it's more articulate. this is good thing IMO.

> What kind of amp is that?

Yes, that is SR-71 as tk3 said so. The setup in the picture is iMod5.5G/Cryo X Silver dock/SR71.

I tried it with MOVE first but efficiency of ESW9 is somewhat lower for the class. My MOVE is set at low gain mode for IEM so hard to get adequate level of volume. With that said, I use SR71.

> So, soundwise how does it compare with the ES7?
> I'd really like to see a comparison between these and the HD25-1's.

I forgot to mention, my ES7 has recabled by Alex(apuresound) so it's not fair to A/B. however, in my opinion ESW9 is better than ES7.
Speaking about the difference to ES7/HD25, I'd rather say it would be a matter of sound signature preference.
I think the preference would be depended on the genre of music. For example, with decent amp being used, ESW9 sounds excellent with orchestral music as its wider open soundstage and airy clear music representation. Instruments timbre is beautiful as well. On the other hand, I guess heavy metal fan may prefer ES7/HD25, but this is just my thought ..

Anyway, on this second day it's getting better, I like this one.
post #29 of 1087
Just bought it tonight.
Is it just me or does this thing amplify exterior sound? Walking through Shinjuku made me queasy.
post #30 of 1087
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I forgot to mention, my ES7 has recabled by Alex(apuresound)
Hey Sasaki. Am interested in having Alex recable my ES7's. Am interested in what type of cable you chose (if there are options) and if you found an increase in SQ that would make it worth the effort?

Thanks
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