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Thanks, everyone. This one did actually take a while.
 

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I don't know how joker finds time to juggle all these great threads.  Kudos!

Audio Technica probably also deserves a mention in this thread.  ATH-ESW9A?  They sure look sexy.



I've already reviewed the ESW9A in my long portable headphone thread and don't have them on hand anymore. To be honest I have no plans to expand this review - just thought it would be nice to put all of these bass-heavy fashion phones in one place since they seem to be a common source of newcomers' questions. I had no idea it would come out @ over 8000 words.

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 I had no idea it would come out @ over 8000 words.


I deliberately try to keep myself in check when writing sometimes, and often switch to point form for the sake of brevity and time. I've written some articles and faqs before, then at the end of it realized it was longer than my thesis... oops. Gotta set those priorities y'know?

post #18 of 187

I have the TMA-1, but the HD25s continue to intrigue me... I might get them next...

post #19 of 187

Hmm, those MS400s continue to call my name. One of these days... smily_headphones1.gif

 

Oh, and great review/comparison!

post #20 of 187

Well.. That pretty much settles it. HD25's for me! Whenever I have the funds.. 

Oh! And I think they look absolutely gorgeous. In a german kind of way.

post #21 of 187

Excellent reviews by you like usual(:

Great to see the XBs mentioned. I always fall asleep with them on

post #22 of 187

Thanks ljokerl. That was a good read! :)

post #23 of 187

Great review! Thanks for your effort, it is well appreciated. beerchug.gif

post #24 of 187

This was a good read...

post #25 of 187

I got the P5s not too long ago and I love them, totally agree with this review. However, I've emailed one of the representatives of B&W concerning replacement cables, and the prices I was told were $15 for the iPhone cable and $14.50 for the straight cable. Still a tiny bit pricey, but far from the $50 quoted in the review, though I did find it to be an excellent review.

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Hmm, those MS400s continue to call my name. One of these days... smily_headphones1.gif

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Well.. That pretty much settles it. HD25's for me! Whenever I have the funds.. 

Oh! And I think they look absolutely gorgeous. In a german kind of way.

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Great to see the XBs mentioned. I always fall asleep with them on

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I got the P5s not too long ago and I love them, totally agree with this review. 


Ha, to each his/her own.

 

Anyone willing to profess love for the Beats or Crossfades?

 

 

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I got the P5s not too long ago and I love them, totally agree with this review. However, I've emailed one of the representatives of B&W concerning replacement cables, and the prices I was told were $15 for the iPhone cable and $14.50 for the straight cable. Still a tiny bit pricey, but far from the $50 quoted in the review, though I did find it to be an excellent review.

 

I pulled the price from an invoice posted in another thread but I'll remove it for now

 

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post #27 of 187

another great review from an outstanding head fier. cheersbeerchug.gif

post #28 of 187

Thanks for another great read! I wish those P5's were not so costly. Very attractive can!

post #29 of 187

Another great comparative review from |joker|, thanks again! The FA-002/3, ESW-9, PS 500, Beats Pro, the TMA-1, the venerable SRH840 and ATH-M50S, and a mid-tier Ultrasone like the Pro 650 would have rounded out this list of headphones considerably. But with the expense involved I wonder if it's even possible to do a more thorough review considering how often this product category changes. 


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My wife has a pair of the Beats Solo HD in red. They are very nice looking and they sound pretty good actually. I think they clamp my head a little too hard but after a bit that feeling seems to go away and it does make them fairly isolating for an on ear. While I like them and don't think she was ripped off as she bought the refurbs during the Christmas deal for $79, I actually prefer the JVC HA-S700 which cost me less than $30. They are much more comfortable, isolate well, and the sound signature isn't all that different.

 

I know you have no intention of reviewing any more phones in this thread and I really loved the work you put in but if I had to think through a contender in the "consumer driven fashionable phone" category I think I may have desired a Bose appearance - either the AE2 or the On Ear.

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