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post #556 of 953
Good question. I will check.
post #557 of 953
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 953
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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 953

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

post #561 of 953
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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 #562 of 953
470dollar GG
post #563 of 953
That is just beautiful. Very interested in comparisons for sure.
post #564 of 953
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 #565 of 953

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

post #566 of 953
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 #567 of 953
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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 #568 of 953

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 #569 of 953
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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.
post #570 of 953

Hi there, ES10 lover fellows! ;-)

 

Haven't been around for a while, and just wanted to share a few thoughts on our beloved ES10.

 

1) Storage/Transportation:

 

After almost 6 months of unsuccessful attemps to source AHH-HPP5 to carry around ES10, RSA Predator USB DAC/Amp, cables etc., I started to look at third-party alternatives. And I have recently got what I think is as close to perfect as I could have found: Pioneer HDJ-HC01. Here are some pics for your reference. 

 

 

 

The case itself is very good quality. Hard shell gives nice protection, soft inner padding is giving due care to components inside.

 

 

You can see that it's a near-perfect fit for ES10, even with cups extended, which I like a lot, as I don't have to contract them all the way every time for storage. RSA Predator is sitting atop Xperia Sola (used as a portable source). I have a small separate pouch for the Sola/Predator combo, not shown here. It fits right inside the headband, so items are not all over the place when on the go.

 

There's a convenient removable zipper pouch (velcro attached) holds smaller accessories (could be a tad bigger to my taste). 

 

 

So if you're looking for a nice carry case for ES10 - put this one on the list :-)

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