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post #31 of 41

Would anyone who's had experience with the ESW10JPN comment on how similar the W1000X  sound signature is to it?  I know there's been some in the past, but not many and all of them were different, someone saying they're similar while another said they're completely different, etc.  I've been dying to get something that sounds like ESW10JPN in a circumaural/closed package and apparently neither W1000 or W5000 are... this review's making me think that they're indeed similar, but it'd be great if anyone with experience with both can confirm/deny my beliefs.

post #32 of 41
I have owned both for a few weeks and been busy burning in my W1000x (200hrs now), but I can try posting some impressions comparing the ESW10jpn(which I also own) and W1000x later tonight. Their sound signature isn't exactly the same but pretty close. Will go into much more detail later...
post #33 of 41

I had another listen with the W1000X at Best Denki on their special headphone table, this time with a Yamaha SACD player and Luxman P-1u.  They are more tame than I remember them when I tried them with the AT amp, but the mids are still quite far forward, which isn't to my tastes.  This could be because of the different amp or because when I first tried them they were new.  Now the bass doesn't seem to overwhelm on some tracks (I used the same music as I did the previous time).  I don't remember the ESW10JPNs as having quite as forward mids.  The main difference to older-style ATs is you don't have the congested treble you used to get, which required stuffing material under the pads to fix.  However, the fit is as troublesome as the W5000s, so if your head is the wrong size they sit poorly without some re-shaping of the headband arcs.

post #34 of 41

Can you dismantle the plug by unscrewing it if one was to shorten the cable and use the original plug?

post #35 of 41

It doesn't look like you can take it apart to me - at least not easily.  

post #36 of 41

lol.. i've just bought a W1000.. But after watching this I'm really tempted to buy a W1000X.. Do you think it's worth it to buy another one?

post #37 of 41

In my opinion they are pretty different headphones with different characteristics.  The W1000 came out quite a long time ago and Audio technica has refined its aesthetics, construction techniques, drivers, and sonic characteristics since then.  I personally prefer the W1000X over the previous model since the sound has more body to it and a better soundstage.  It all depends on what sound you are interested in. W5000 might also be a suitable alternate now that price has dropped to reasonable levels.
 

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Originally Posted by ricardo3326 View Post

lol.. i've just bought a W1000.. But after watching this I'm really tempted to buy a W1000X.. Do you think it's worth it to buy another one?

post #38 of 41

Good review!

post #39 of 41
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Originally Posted by Nachkebia View Post

How is the isolation?

that's my qeustions. I'm buying this regardless [getting em used] and I currently have Mad Dogs [Fostex t50p mod] for my laid back mid can but they are TO laid back and the bass is to soft. Compared to my dt 880, the mad dogs where pretty loose :/, hopefully these will b a smidge tighter in bass and a smidge LESS in mids [the mids on the mad dog r WAY to thick]

 

I use an Airy Tube with my Mad Dogs as well, which increased thier sound stage and tightend the bass nicely. Hopefully the w1000x won't have TO much mid with a Hybrid Tube... 

post #40 of 41
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

that's my qeustions. I'm buying this regardless [getting em used] and I currently have Mad Dogs [Fostex t50p mod] for my laid back mid can but they are TO laid back and the bass is to soft. Compared to my dt 880, the mad dogs where pretty loose :/, hopefully these will b a smidge tighter in bass and a smidge LESS in mids [the mids on the mad dog r WAY to thick]

 

I use an Airy Tube with my Mad Dogs as well, which increased thier sound stage and tightend the bass nicely. Hopefully the w1000x won't have TO much mid with a Hybrid Tube... 

YAY the airy tube works magic with the STock padded w1000x, if the stock pads tighten the bass, increase the mids and add extension to the highs that would be great! 

post #41 of 41

The update to the original review is exactly what I am experiencing. Congestion is easing. I need to replace the pads as that seems to be the answer to the other issues I have with these cans.

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