Originally Posted by BigEat
Finally, finally, got my Edition 9s today.
That became the reality for me today.
Just as I was jumping into car to do a man's day of work, postal van pulls up in the driveway...
They look nice, mirror like finishes gives them certain bling factor. I give them 8 out of 10 for looks. They feel sturdy and heavy, solidly build. Cable looks average, expected it to be thicker.
I had them on for around 20 minutes, so really cannot comment on comfort too much. Perhaps I can consider myself lucky, my ears fit snugly inside the cups. There is fair amount of clamp, not much more than on ATH-AD2000 though . The leather feels nice, more supple than Beyer leather pads. I don't think I'll have comfort issue with these (have to wait till Aussie summer to see how hot leather gets).
I only had time to listen to my 3 reference tracks. Well, these delivered what I was hoping for by reading numerous posts on this forum.
1. Close to speaker experience. True, very true. Never heard any cans so far coming so close to it. Great.
2. Deep, powerful and clean bass. Big tick in the box there. Tons of good, textured bass, I dare to say bass has more authority than Darth Beyers. Great again. I missed that extension with ATH-AD2000.
3. Detail and resolution, instrument layering. I admire ATH-AD2000 for doing this bit sooo damn good. Ed9 are at least as good from what I briefly heard. More listening will be made, for sure, but it is looking very good.
So very first summary: very dynamic presentation, deep clean bass, high resolution, fast and punchy. Aggressive. Instant toe-tappers.
I'm looking forward for long listening session with these, I'll throw all sort of music on them. Ed9 vs ATH-AD2000 shootout. Lots of fun coming my way .
By the way these should be fully burned in, so no waiting. Yeah!