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post #556 of 745

You know you spend too much time on Head-Fi when:

 

You wake up from a nightmare that the new pair of ESW9s you just bought from Amazon are fakes and the drivers are red inside and sound like !@#$.

 

I haven't had a pair of ESW9s for awhile but I almost bought another pair (for the third time) over the weekend and it must have been on my mind.

 

Only other ESW9 owners would appreciate the level of insanity.  

post #557 of 745
Very true, I was worried like hell when I bought mine from Amazon. First thing I did was pull off the pads to inspect the blue coils inside
post #558 of 745

Seeing this thread reminded me that my ATH-ESW9's were sitting unused in my gear drawer: one of the joints broke two years ago and I figured they were unusable (although I loved them when the worked). Does anyone know how I can get them repaired?

post #559 of 745
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Originally Posted by Michael Jennings View Post
 

Seeing this thread reminded me that my ATH-ESW9's were sitting unused in my gear drawer: one of the joints broke two years ago and I figured they were unusable (although I loved them when the worked). Does anyone know how I can get them repaired?

Do you have an image? I have the ESW10 JPN, and the joint is the weak place on these. I have cemented mine, they were breaking, and make sure that everything could still go back together. They work fine and are often repairable. I used a good quality super glue, building it some after the first glue set up and was hard. I also read of some filling in the entire area with epoxy but then you could not open up the cover again. 

post #560 of 745
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Originally Posted by Michael Jennings View Post
 

Seeing this thread reminded me that my ATH-ESW9's were sitting unused in my gear drawer: one of the joints broke two years ago and I figured they were unusable (although I loved them when the worked). Does anyone know how I can get them repaired?


Contact AT USA and you can get the replacement part for around $6.  I bought a couple as spares when I got my ESW9's as I had always heard that was the weak point....but luckily no problems yet. 

post #561 of 745

good to know ...

post #562 of 745
Joining the club, mine arrives on Friday. From my reading of reviews it should be quite different than AKG and Hifiman.

I have a ATH-WS99 now but it's up for sale, and even if it executes it well it's just too much bass for my taste.
Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 3/13/14 at 1:45pm
post #563 of 745
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Joining the club, mine arrives on Friday.

 

Good for you ... you won't be disappointed. :beerchug:

post #564 of 745

mmm

still deciding if i should do the mod.

I got my hands on some dynamat but i don't really want to open it up :(

strange considering i opened up my D5000 to do the lawton mod

post #565 of 745

If you have the skill to do a nice mod, I'd say go for it as long as it's reversible.

post #566 of 745

Does modding make it necessary to have an AMP vs unamped stock (straight to a phone)? I can imagine that amping would be ideal with these but it'll be my portable HP to my phone and don't want to lug an amp with it.

post #567 of 745
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mmm
still deciding if i should do the mod.
I got my hands on some dynamat but i don't really want to open it up frown.gif
strange considering i opened up my D5000 to do the lawton mod

They are extremely easy to open up, I did it several times to replace the drivers. As long as you don't yank the drivers out all crazy and rip out the wires you'll be fine. Nothing to it really. Just a couple of screws.
post #568 of 745
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They are extremely easy to open up, I did it several times to replace the drivers. As long as you don't yank the drivers out all crazy and rip out the wires you'll be fine. Nothing to it really. Just a couple of screws.

 

You must really like listening loud to have had to replace drivers a few times. 😉

post #569 of 745
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They are extremely easy to open up, I did it several times to replace the drivers. As long as you don't yank the drivers out all crazy and rip out the wires you'll be fine. Nothing to it really. Just a couple of screws.


It's got more to do with removing the felt fabric covering drivers cos you need to remove that to access the screws to open up the headphones

post #570 of 745
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You must really like listening loud to have had to replace drivers a few times. 😉


haha, no nothing like that. I've just owned several pairs. One had faulty drivers which I replaced, another I messed up during my very first attempt at recableing. The drivers are cheap enough that it wasn't so bad, though. Good learning experience ;)

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