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post #16 of 23

actually there is an issue with esw9:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/418929/help-my-esw9-are-broken-no-no-no-how-to-repair-headband/30#post_6725510

 

Nothing really serious though. I bought some replacement parts very cheap and the repair is really easy...but read the thread for a more comprehensive explanation

post #17 of 23

Regarding comments about the ESW9 sound quality favoring mids:  The stock cables on these are pretty wimpy, and they're easy to DIY recable. I installed some 24 gauge silver-plated copper wire, and the sound quality now is stunningly good with very even distribution across the whole frequency range. The highs sparkle nicely, and I'm amazed at both the quality and quantity of bass these little earcups can put out.

post #18 of 23

I heard the ESW9 and I don't know why some people are saying (headfonia's comparison review) the ESW9 are slow?  Though, I didn't listen to fast metal, but I listen to some electronica and rock and they seemed to be well paced.  Sure, they're not the "fastest" compared to other headphones, but they're not that "slow."  I think the "speed" may be due to the wood.  But, in all honesty, it's not a bad headphone, it can handle a variety of music.

post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by mythless View Post

I heard the ESW9 and I don't know why some people are saying (headfonia's comparison review) the ESW9 are slow?  Though, I didn't listen to fast metal, but I listen to some electronica and rock and they seemed to be well paced.  Sure, they're not the "fastest" compared to other headphones, but they're not that "slow."  I think the "speed" may be due to the wood.  But, in all honesty, it's not a bad headphone, it can handle a variety of music.

 

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post #20 of 23

Esw9 is a good allrounder with very good bass quality. Sometimes a little bit rolled off in the highs. And more natural sounding than ES10. The ES10 is more colored in the signature, great for music genres where you need the power, speed and BIG BASS. For reggae, r&b and pop music I prefer ES10. For jazz I prefer ESW9. I think both headphones are good for rock... But hey, it's allways a close call depending on my mood. Sometimes I prefer the ESW9 for reggae too :-)

 

And I totally agree: ESW9 is not slow. (but I think ES10 is faster)

 

 


Edited by librarian - 8/17/10 at 11:35pm
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by librarian View Post

Esw9 is a good allrounder with very good bass quality. Sometimes a little bit rolled off in the highs. And more natural sounding than ES10. The ES10 is more colored in the signature, great for music genres where you need the power, speed and BIG BASS. For reggae, r&b and pop music I prefer ES10. For jazz I prefer ESW9. I think both headphones are good for rock... But hey, it's allways a close call depending on my mood. Sometimes I prefer the ESW9 for reggae too :-)

 

And I totally agree: ESW9 is not slow. (but I think ES10 is faster)

 

 

 

Yep that's what I mean, when I was reading headfonia's review they say "It’s fairly good for classic Rock, but definitely lacks PRaT and energy for the faster Rock and Electronica. If your music is any of the above, then you’d better cross out the ESW-9 from the list."  Which I do not agree with.  They may not be as fast as some phones, which is true, but I think the statement being perceived that the ESW9 are slow are completely false.  I agree and disagree with the quoted statement. haha
 

post #22 of 23

Has anyone tried them with moon-audio recable?

post #23 of 23

Mine are apuresound v3 recabled. I recommand!

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