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post #556 of 903
Good question. I will check.
post #557 of 903
First image from Martin. One word: WOW!



That is possibly the most beautiful portable headphone I have ever seen! Can't wait to hear what the wood cups would do to the sound!
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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post

First image from Martin. One word: WOW!



That is possibly the most beautiful portable headphone I have ever seen! Can't wait to hear what the wood cups would do to the sound!

 

Oh wow. I am envious.

post #559 of 903
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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post

First image from Martin. One word: WOW!



That is possibly the most beautiful portable headphone I have ever seen! Can't wait to hear what the wood cups would do to the sound!
oh wow.
I want! How much for that mod?
post #560 of 903
Martin cut me some slack at $470. That already included Paypal fees and next-day shipping.

The cable is 99.99% pure copper with the same length as the original cable.

Ear cups have been worked on, obviously, but Martin also worked on a custom wood splitter for the wire, and then a custom wood cover for that 3.5mm port.

I wanted to have something that looks as close to a portable W3000ANV as possible. But what came out of this is quite possibly something even better. It looks more like a W5000 but with W3000ANV finish, and more "flaming" look. Not unlike this:



I know the wood cups actually helped "train" the sound of the W3000ANV from measurements at Changstar...

With cups:



And without cups:



So I am very interested in seeing (hearing) how the new wood ear cups would affect the sound of the ES10.
post #561 of 903

Beautiful! I suppose now you don't need to worry as much about getting scratches on the cups...

post #562 of 903
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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post

First image from Martin. One word: WOW!



That is possibly the most beautiful portable headphone I have ever seen! Can't wait to hear what the wood cups would do to the sound!

 

I think I detected saliva on my keyboard.

 

The Audio Technica CEO needs to see that.  What's his email.

post #563 of 903
470dollar GG
post #564 of 903
That is just beautiful. Very interested in comparisons for sure.
post #565 of 903
Finally. Just got it a short moment ago.

Brief impression: faaaarrrr more defined bass. Sounds a lot more like bookshelf speakers. Much sweeter midrange and treble as well, even though the whole presentation remains largely the same. It's like adding magic.

At this point, I can hardly find anything to nitpick about this.

Oh, and it looks much better in person. I'll take some photos.

Edit: photos






Again, photos don't quite capture the beauty of the headphone. You really gotta see it in person.
Edited by Bill-P - 7/27/13 at 1:29pm
post #566 of 903

Do you have a stock pair of ES10s on hand for direct comparison? :0

post #567 of 903
No, sorry...

My frame of reference now is compared to a heavily modded W1000X, which... actually sounds very similar to the ES10, except that it has larger soundstage.
post #568 of 903
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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post

First image from Martin. One word: WOW!



That is possibly the most beautiful portable headphone I have ever seen! Can't wait to hear what the wood cups would do to the sound!
Oooo myyyeeeee Gggaawwdd!!!
From the looks there seems to be more space in the cups(for modding) as well!lol
Wow! That baby put any portable to shame!
That is like "immortalizing" an es10 for all time! Needs to be on display at Audio Technica's main headquarters!
Edited by Maxx134 - 7/27/13 at 11:19pm
post #569 of 903

God that is beautiful..


Just got my pair, still waiting on the ESW11 pads though (it becomes unbearable after a while with the stock pads). I am impressed, but prefer the ESW9 at this stage.


Also, before I upgrade to the wood cups (!), how have people been sanding down the shiny surface of the ES10s? What specific method/technique?

The stock cable is okay, but I may upgrade it in the future.

Still need more time with these but they same like a very underrated model..


Edited by coolguyalex - 7/28/13 at 5:43am
post #570 of 903
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

Oooo myyyeeeee Gggaawwdd!!!
From the looks there seems to be more space in the cups(for modding) as well!lol
Wow! That baby put any portable to shame!
That is like "immortalizing" an es10 for all time! Needs to be on display at Audio Technica's main headquarters!

Hahaha, yeah. There's definitely more room for modding. Though I probably would never open these up again at this rate.

I don't have a stock pair for direct comparison, but what I'm hearing is just awesome for a pair of portable. Soundstage is the only thing that's lacking.
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