Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9 and ATH-ESW9A Appreciation Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9 and ATH-ESW9A Appreciation Thread - Page 14

post #196 of 642

So I got my headphones... but they're ESW9s not ESW9As... (it's an authorized dealer, so I know its legit).

 

In any case, I can confirm that these ESW9s are cherry, not paduak. Cherry is a very distinctive wood and you know right away that it is cherry and not paduak.

post #197 of 642

On another note, my FiiO E07K comes in tomorrow! Can't wait for my already awesome ESW9s to sound EVEN BETTER!

post #198 of 642

How do these cans compare to the new AKG K167's?

 

I mainly listen to Metal (sludge, doom, death), Avant-Garde Jazz, and Prog Rock.  I'm making a switch from my Grado SR225's as they do not supply enough bass for my tastes and can be a bit thin and strident at times.  I use a Fiio E17 for an amp/dac.

 

Comfort?

post #199 of 642

I like these alot for every type of music.
These are slightly bass heavy headphones, they do however give some nice punch to metal
Listening to Opeth right now :)
Don't know how they compare with K167. Sorry about that

post #200 of 642

I just want to say, "man I love these headphones!"  I have the D2000 as my main when I want to do some serious head bopping listening and as for portable when I just want to whip something out to relax while casually surfing the web, these fit the bill.  Just pair these up with a hard case and you can take these anywhere while getting compliment on a unique looking headphone.cool.gif

post #201 of 642
Quote:
Originally Posted by soundeffect View Post

I just want to say, "man I love these headphones!"  I have the D2000 as my main when I want to do some serious head bopping listening and as for portable when I just want to whip something out to relax while casually surfing the web, these fit the bill.  Just pair these up with a hard case and you can take these anywhere while getting compliment on a unique looking headphone.cool.gif

At under $200. they are the best deal in town these days.....when i got mine at release they were well over $300. plus needed to be imported and tax could hit you too, and they were even worth that.

post #202 of 642

I also bought them for over $200's wink.gif

post #203 of 642

guys, how does this compare to the new Sony MDR-1R? I'm torn between a woody and being a slight sony fanboy.

post #204 of 642

Do you realize you are in the esw9/a appreciation thread? So I might be bias " id="yui_3_7_3_1_1357855429389_1523" rel="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/wink.gif">wink.gif

 

" rel="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/wink.gif">with that being said, I prefer the esw9 over the mdr-1r.  I only heard the mdr-1r briefly, so yeah take it as it is and nothing more.

 

" rel="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies/wink.gif">I find the esw9 to sound more intimate while the mdr-1r sound a bit more dry next the esw9. comfort I say the mdr-1r are more comfortable and slightly bigger too, although the esw9 are pretty comfortable for on ear.  I can wear the esw9 for about 3 hrs before I can feel a little bit discomfort and I again only a little. The first few weeks the esw9 were uncomfortable for long session though. The esw9 also have a more elegant retro look with the wood while the mdr-1r looksf has a more elagant today look. 

 

I'm not going to say too much as I only briefly listen to the mdr-1r and also I'm not the best at describing things.  Oh I also feel they both aren't the type of headphone to toss around (esw9 with the wood and the MDR-1R feels fragile). If I remember correctly the MDR-1R might have removable cable which is nice also as I always worry about ripping off the esw9 cables by accident (they are thin). Also the esw9 only does okay as for as isolation goes, at night when I listen to them  I can still hear the TV on really low volume when I press pause on my music. I'm not sure how the MDR-1R does with isolation.

 

Also since you are a fan of Sony, I don't see the reason why you wouldnt want to stick with it as it will most likely satisfy you, unless you are worried about something with the MDR-1R.  I can say one thing I like about Sony is there fit and comfort. 


Edited by soundeffect - 1/10/13 at 6:37pm
post #205 of 642
I have a dream. That dream is to own a woody smily_headphones1.gif that's why I asked this question.
Perhaps I'll stick with the plan of buying this woody smily_headphones1.gif
post #206 of 642

LOL! good choice now you are stuck with them, the wood, portability, and the sound of the esw9 is a awesome combo. enjoy! because I know  am.L3000.gif

post #207 of 642
Anyone try the ESW9 with a Schiit Magni amp? How is the noise floor and do you think it's a good combo?
post #208 of 642
How do these sound compared to the vmoda m80 since they are both considered warm. I borrowed my friends m80s and while good I found them a bit too bassy.
post #209 of 642
Quote:
Originally Posted by audioKyle View Post

How do these sound compared to the vmoda m80 since they are both considered warm. I borrowed my friends m80s and while good I found them a bit too bassy.

 

the m80 has that bit of a midbass hump while the esw9 doesnt have that at all

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by clarko2 View Post

guys, how does this compare to the new Sony MDR-1R? I'm torn between a woody and being a slight sony fanboy.


the the esw9 sounds thicker in the midrange specially vocals compared to 1r. both bass are somewhat loose. treble 1r has abit of more sparkle

post #210 of 642
Is it more or less detailed? And also do you know how it compares to the philips citiscape uptown since that's an option
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9 and ATH-ESW9A Appreciation Thread