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post #976 of 1016
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Some good news for you guys! I'm the happy new owner of Bill-P super Modded ES10! I'm looking forward to... kinda joining the club soon ^^ 

Nice! Welcome to the club then smily_headphones1.gif
Could you give us some details? What are the super mods on the ES10 you acquired?
post #977 of 1016
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Originally Posted by ATau View Post


Nice! Welcome to the club then smily_headphones1.gif
Could you give us some details? What are the super mods on the ES10 you acquired?

I'll just post the measurements of it, @Bill-P will have to tell you exactly what he did :3

 

 

 

 

Sounds really nice though, bass is very clean better than all of my dynamics, and almost as good as my HE 4 it's nice though. With laid back, and mellow jazz it's a very mellow can, with screaming edge HEAVY METAL, it screams. Which is pretty cool. My HE 4/pW1000X SCREAM with everything, which isn't a bad thing, and my LA D5k is... the I guess... most even of all of them with it's attack/Decay mix. Bass on the LA D5k is a little laid back, mids and treble have a nice bite. [my TH X00 is for EDM an Metal only atm :3, the Alpha Pads I slapped on it give it some awesome sub bass, but outside of those genres it's way to bassy]

 

With the bESP10 [that's what I'm calling this thing atm] really being the most even of the bunch in terms of attack/decay. It's fast when it needs to be, and has a little extra bit of decay when it's wanted. I would have to guess that given how loud and UP FRONT metal is mixed, the sheer attack of everything drowns out what ever decay the bESP10 has, where as with Jazz and classical, which is mixed a LOT quiter, you can appreciate the decay that's there

 

and alot of the Decay is from my tube amp, without it the bESP10 is a tad to dry for my tastes tbh, how ever I am looking to upgrade the tubes in my amp so we will see how that goes 


Edited by Mshenay - 2/19/16 at 7:37am
post #978 of 1016
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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post
 

Yeah, I sort of got the same impression... that the refs are a bit tired of handling inquiries about the ESW11LTD.

 

Anyhow, I think the ESW9 pads would suffice. Its performance is tested and true to my ears, and the ESW11LTD pads are quite different, so I'm afraid it may again change the sound.

 

So far I have tried 4 different ear pads on the ES10 (stock, ESW9, aftermarket leather, aftermarket velour), and all of them change the sound in one way or another. I don't doubt that the ESW11LTD pads would also sound different, and I'm not sure if I'll like it any more different. I think the ESW9 pads are perfect... for all intents and purposes.

What's the differences between all the different pads on the ES10? Also what would be a good replacement for for when the ESW9 pads are sold out?

post #979 of 1016
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Originally Posted by ATau View Post

Thought I would post some pictures of my ES-10 converted to detachable cables with MMCX connectors. smily_headphones1.gif



these look great. any particular reason to use mmxc connectors rather than 3.5mm connectors?

post #980 of 1016
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Originally Posted by jcamui420 View Post
 

these look great. any particular reason to use mmxc connectors rather than 3.5mm connectors?


Sure, main reason was the size. The mmcx connectors were small enough to allow fitting without any destructive mod. The length and diameter of the barrels for 3.5mm and even 2.5mm sockets would mean "carving" a bigger hole in the earcup and driver baffle.

post #981 of 1016
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Originally Posted by ATau View Post
 


Sure, main reason was the size. The mmcx connectors were small enough to allow fitting without any destructive mod. The length and diameter of the barrels for 3.5mm and even 2.5mm sockets would mean "carving" a bigger hole in the earcup and driver baffle.

I see. That's great then as I've just bought a pair today and don't want tangled non-removable cables again. Let my know if you ever try using a different cable with them.

post #982 of 1016
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Originally Posted by jcamui420 View Post
 

I see. That's great then as I've just bought a pair today and don't want tangled non-removable cables again. Let my know if you ever try using a different cable with them.


I got two aftermarket cables recently: Forza Hybrid series HPC and Linum BaX both with mmcx termination. I didn't get a chance to give them a good listen yet though because I just moved and I put the ES10 away in a box with my other headphones at the moment. I'll dig them up and give you my impressions when I can.

post #983 of 1016
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Originally Posted by ATau View Post
 


I got two aftermarket cables recently: Forza Hybrid series HPC and Linum BaX both with mmcx termination. I didn't get a chance to give them a good listen yet though because I just moved and I put the ES10 away in a box with my other headphones at the moment. I'll dig them up and give you my impressions when I can.

Awesome, thanks! There's no rush. I'm just interested because the stock cable will inevitably break and/or would like to see if there is a sonic upgrade.

post #984 of 1016

What do people do to protect from scratches on the titanium? I was thinking to by reinforced class used for phones, would that work?

post #985 of 1016
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Originally Posted by ATau View Post
 


Sure, main reason was the size. The mmcx connectors were small enough to allow fitting without any destructive mod. The length and diameter of the barrels for 3.5mm and even 2.5mm sockets would mean "carving" a bigger hole in the earcup and driver baffle.

 

nice.

 

where did u get this mod done?

post #986 of 1016
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Originally Posted by sghound View Post

nice.

where did u get this mod done?

Thanks! I did this mod myself.
Its really a very straightforward modification as there is no drilling or cutting involved. It does however require some patience and minutiae. The mmcx connectors are really small and depending on your soldering skills you might have to give it a few tries wink.gif.
post #987 of 1016

Hello,

 

I just bought these headphones and I feel a little confused. I plugged them into my samsung s5 and they sound less powerful and has less bass for my edm music. I bought them in a store, not online, where they ordered them from audio techniqa, I don't know if it's directly from them. I don't even know if they are fake if this even possible. Well there was a dude that kinda understood about headphones. I literally in the store unboxed them, and the servicer literally tested them on his phone (not an amp), and he said they produce half of the volumes, and bass, but treble is good. I don't know at this point if they're lying or I need to buy something stronger like an amp.

 

They are 42 or 62omh impedance?

 

So what I need, portable amp, or a powerful music decvice(I don't know any though)

 

Also, they come with amp adapter or not? Also the earcaps feel llike a real titanium or feel like a poor metal?

post #988 of 1016

This is my "impression" with Audio Technica ATH-ES 10.This is hiw looks 400 dollars heaphones after about 4 years with not heavy use.The fake pleather is peeled off everywhere and it is of horrible quality.Tha cable been broken twice.The cable and jack quality to me looks like from headphones you get for free on flight.

Such a amazing sound quality is down by crappy materials.Shame on you AT.

Does anyone know any another good portable headphones with similar fabolous bass?

post #989 of 1016
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Originally Posted by petuloo1984 View Post
 

This is my "impression" with Audio Technica ATH-ES 10.This is hiw looks 400 dollars heaphones after about 4 years with not heavy use.The fake pleather is peeled off everywhere and it is of horrible quality.Tha cable been broken twice.The cable and jack quality to me looks like from headphones you get for free on flight.

Such a amazing sound quality is down by crappy materials.Shame on you AT.

Does anyone know any another good portable headphones with similar fabolous bass?

 

I couldn't agree with you more... I was really disappointed by the cheap pleather and cable used by AT for the ES10. But all these elements are replaceable! I think it would be a real shame to let go of such wonderful headphones.

The pads can be replaced with real leather pads used on other AT headphones, and the cable is also quite easy to repair/replace.

The tricky part of course is the headband, because audio technica does not sell replacements. Mine also started to crack after about 3 years of use... I have found cheap chinese replacement headbands but didn't want to give them a try because I thought they would be crap anyway. I instead bought a nice piece of black lambskin leather and wrapped the original headband with it.

Real leather can be kept for ages if cared for correctly. I don't understand why headphone manufacturers still use pleather, especially on more expensive headphones. Pleather is simply not durable enough! it cracks and flakes after a few years of use and I have no idea how to prevent it. Its really irritating!!!

 

post #990 of 1016

I can replace cable buddy, but its gonna cost me over 100 dollars with post. The pads are replacable, but the genuie lamb skin from ESW9 cost a lot.I bought some chinese velour pads about 2 years ago, but they were horrible itching.So sticked back to original. They use lamb skin on ESW 9 which were quite a lot cheaper and here this crap.

Headphones manufacturers say that pleather (syntethic leather) should last a lot longer, but in real world pleather is less durable and pretty uncomfortable, seems is not breathable like real leather.

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