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New AT Portables: ATH-ES10 and ATH-WS70

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On October 15, Audio-Technica introduced two new portable headphones: the ES10 and the WS70.

First up, the new ATH-ES10 is now the range-topper in the Earsuit line of portable headphones. (The limited edition woody, the ESW10JPN, is now discontinued.) The headphone boasts a rather large 53mm transducer, apparently based on the designs used in their ART Monitor (A series) full-size headphones. It also utilizes a very handsome titanium housing. The ES10 will be available in Japan starting on November 13 for a retail price of ¥47250 (~$522.68).


The ATH-ES10


A closeup of the ES10 when folded

The second portable announced is the ATH-WS70, which is Audio-Technica's first portable headphone entry in their popular "Solid Bass" line. The WS70's sleek aluminum housing contains a second air chamber for increased bass response. The new "Solid Bass" headphone will be available in Japan on December 11, retailing for ¥12600 (~$139.38).


The ATH-WS70, the first "Solid Bass" headphone.


The WS70 can also be folded for ease of transport.

株式会社オーディオテクニカ|一般製品|ATH-ES10

株式会社オーディオテクニカ|一般製品|ATH-WS70

オーディオテクニカ、47,250円の密閉型ヘッドフォン - AVWatch
post #2 of 159
Just before I want to pull the trigger on ESW9... ES10 really looks tempting.
post #3 of 159
The ES10 looks nice, too expensive for me though.

WS70 look ok, not really diggin' that headband adjustment area. Curious how it sounds, might pick up a pair. Looking forward to reviews and impressions in December.
post #4 of 159
Want. Goodbye, ESW9. Helloooooo awesome titanium.
post #5 of 159
Those ES10's look pretty awesome.
post #6 of 159
It looks like the ATH-ESW10JPN and the ATH-A900Ti made love together. And their baby inherited the best of it's parents' strengths. It truly looks stunning. It is that I don't need it, but it sure is tempting. With the new ATH-W1000X and this beauty, I can only dream what will be released when Audio-Technica turns 50 next year...
post #7 of 159
Jeez I finally pull the trigger on the ESW10's and AT pulls these out? I bet the sound comparisons will be quite interesting between the 2 10's
post #8 of 159
Audio Technica sure knows how to design a headphone. Those ES10 are amazing.
post #9 of 159
Do these people think there is no limit to the number of headphones we will buy?
post #10 of 159
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Do these people think there is no limit to the number of headphones we will buy?
They think that because its true
post #11 of 159
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Just before I want to pull the trigger on ESW9... ES10 really looks tempting.
For over $500? They won't sell many at all in this economy. A portable that size that doesn't have single sided cable is a very high price. $250 if that I would think.
post #12 of 159
ESW9s look way more sophisticated and up-market than those new ES10s. I mean they may well be sturdy as ever and built like a tank, but without the woodiness they've lost the suave gaudiness that a premium asking price provided you with the ESW9/10s.

WS70s on the other hand simply look atrocious. Remind me vaguely of the K340s more than anything else.
post #13 of 159
Looks modern and cool. Will get this if I have the money.
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Sorry I don't mean to crap on this thread, but when I initially glanced at the ES10, the word "skullcandy" came to mind immediately. Don't get me wrong, I love audio technica stuff.

Actually the longer I look at it, the more better looking it seems to become
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Sorry I don't mean to crap on this thread, but when I initially glanced at the ES10, the word "skullcandy" came to mind immediately. Don't get me wrong, I love audio technica stuff.

Actually the longer I look at it, the more better looking it seems to become
I think the render looks much better than the actual photo of the ES10. There's something about the brushed finish that seems underdeveloped to me. I guess I wish it was more satiny.

Anyways, looks shmooks. Can't wait to read how they sound so I can give them a vicarious listen!
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