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post #256 of 630
Originally Posted by alv4426 View Post

Still regret not ordering the knockoff AT-HPP5 when fleabay had them for like $7 and all the grado guys were buying them.

Speaking of Grado and fleabay, this $10 case looks like it could fit the ESW9: http://www.ebay.com/itm/i-Pod-STORAGE-GRADO-HEADPHONES-HEADSET-HARD-CASE-BAG-/160982763520. It's hard to tell, but the ESW9 might be a little snug. However, if you look at the picture with the case laying open flat, I think the headphones would fit better with the earcups towards the center (hinge) area. Note how the curvature of the opposite end looks like it's a better match for the shape of the headband.

 

post #257 of 630

So i just got the $3 case (very fast shipping) and the quality is excellent especially for the money. It only fits the ESW9 if you have it on the lowest headband setting but that's alright with me. I would highly recommend it thanks again for the tip.

EDIT: Forgot to mention I did remove the pocket that is visible under the ESW9 because it made the fit a little tight and it was pointless for my application. It comes out pretty easily as it is just sewn in.

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Edited by alv4426 - 3/2/13 at 3:33pm
post #258 of 630

Audio Technica's original case was that way as well, the headphones would only fit if they were all (or mostly) collapsed.  That's the reason I like the Eagle Creek case, I can put it away and pull it out next time and don't need to readjust the headband.

post #259 of 630
Originally Posted by alv4426 View Post

So i just got the $3 case (very fast shipping) and the quality is excellent especially for the money. It only fits the ESW9 if you have it on the lowest headband setting but that's alright with me. I would highly recommend it thanks again for the tip.

EDIT: Forgot to mention I did remove the pocket that is visible under the ESW9 because it made the fit a little tight and it was pointless for my application. It comes out pretty easily as it is just sewn in.

You can take the soft pocket material that you removed and slide it under the two elastic straps over the hard plastic piece. That will cover the hard plastic and give the case interior a nicer look and softer feel.

post #260 of 630
The case looks like it fits well. It seem soft though like as if it won't protect the headphone from being crushed.
post #261 of 630
Originally Posted by soundeffect View Post

The case looks like it fits well. It seem soft though like as if it won't protect the headphone from being crushed.

I now have one of the $3 Sony Nav-U cases. It's definitely softer than the original AT-HPP5 case, but it's not floppy. The padding is reasonably dense foam. While the Sony case provides less protection than the AT case, it's also more flexible, so it can be used in some instances where the rigid and slightly larger AT case it too bulky.

 

If you want crush-proof, the Sony case won't do. But if you're just looking for basic protection from scapes and dings, it's pretty good. And for the price, it's hard to beat.

 

The $10 case I mentioned in this post looks to be more rigid than the Sony option, but I don't have one to compare.

post #262 of 630

I'll probable just stick with what I have which is too big, but I guess it'll do.  I like the Nav-U for it's softer inside and hardness outside of the cover of the one you posted from ebay. What I don't like about the ebay one which the Nav-U does a good job at is the inside, with the esw9 nice wood I don't know about the inside material of the ebay one, plus it doesn't have a zipper part which I like to put the 3.5 mm plug inside so it doesn't flop around.  I know I'm being picky and I should of bought the Hpp5 when it was available -_- as I could aways use it for any other portable headphone case.

 

Thanks Bostonears for the details of the case and suggestions.

post #263 of 630
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Originally Posted by Bostonears View Post

I now have one of the $3 Sony Nav-U cases. It's definitely softer than the original AT-HPP5 case, but it's not floppy. The padding is reasonably dense foam. While the Sony case provides less protection than the AT case, it's also more flexible, so it can be used in some instances where the rigid and slightly larger AT case it too bulky.

 

If you want crush-proof, the Sony case won't do. But if you're just looking for basic protection from scapes and dings, it's pretty good. And for the price, it's hard to beat.

 

The $10 case I mentioned in this post looks to be more rigid than the Sony option, but I don't have one to compare.

I just got a Sony Nav-U case in as well.  It's a pretty good option for $3.  My son will use it on his ESW9A...we may remove the inner pocket as suggested earlier to make a little more room.  Very pleased with this case....thanks again for the tip.

post #264 of 630

thx for the tip on the case. hope amazon ship this one to Australia.
 

post #265 of 630

guys can you tell me what size the ear pads are? i just want to make sure its truly on ear. My dt1350 is 63mm. How do they compare? tx.

post #266 of 630
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Originally Posted by giveit2menow View Post

guys can you tell me what size the ear pads are? i just want to make sure its truly on ear. My dt1350 is 63mm. How do they compare? tx.

 

Approximately 70 mm from outer edge to outer edge.

post #267 of 630

Hey im planning on buying these. I was wondering whats the difference between the amperican version and the japan import version. Also i was thinking if i should get it used for $2.07 on Amazon or new for $247 on Amazon. I'm leaning towards the new pair because of the warranty but i'm not sure.

post #268 of 630
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Originally Posted by audioKyle View Post

Hey im planning on buying these. I was wondering whats the difference between the amperican version and the japan import version. Also i was thinking if i should get it used for $2.07 on Amazon or new for $247 on Amazon. I'm leaning towards the new pair because of the warranty but i'm not sure.

 

Not 100% sure but I think the only difference is a different type of wood between the american and japanese versions(should sound identical). As for where to buy it definety buy it from the classifieds here on headfi you will save a lot and most of the time stuff is near mint.

post #269 of 630

anyone recommend a recabling that would improve speration/soundstage while leaving the sound signature intact or improved i.e sweet lush full bodied mids, warm wooly bass. No harsh high end
 

actually i have a spare baldur mk2 from a pair of westone 4s. I wonder if i can use this cable on the esw9? and what it may do to the sound.


Edited by giveit2menow - 4/6/13 at 7:43am
post #270 of 630
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Originally Posted by giveit2menow View Post

anyone recommend a recabling that would improve speration/soundstage while leaving the sound signature intact or improved i.e sweet lush full bodied mids, warm wooly bass. No harsh high end
 

actually i have a spare baldur mk2 from a pair of westone 4s. I wonder if i can use this cable on the esw9? and what it may do to the sound.

 

Use the Baldur cable. Alternatively, try thicker earpads from some other headphone (earpads need to be 70mm in diameter) or stuff material under the current earpads on your ESW9
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