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post #106 of 686
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Originally Posted by TheMiddleSky View Post

Check pricejapan.com, they ready pre-order for 49800 yen (around USD 614 with today's currency I think)

 

PriceJapan.com says that's $717 to US and Canada. Looks like they are taking tax, or the extra $100 is for shipping.

post #107 of 686

There is 5% fee added on top of the price, and the minimum fee is 4000 yen + shipping. You get to see the final price immediately.

post #108 of 686

Oh, okay, so I guess the extra $100 is indeed for tax and shipping.

 

Dang, I really want to jump on the ESW11, but I'm just afraid that it'll sound too familiar to the ES10 with lambskin pads, and then the rest of the decision would come down to whether I prefer the titanium cup or the wood cups.

 

If they used the same wood and finish as W1000X, it would have been a much easier decision.

post #109 of 686
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Originally Posted by bizkid View Post

Streetprice in japan is always alot lower even shortly after release.

 

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

 

The price will come down. Consider that the W3000ANV can be had now for just shy of $1k. Importers like AudioCubes will likely charge the full MSRP, but PriceJapan will likely have it for less.

 

I predict something in the neighborhood of $600. Hopefully less.

 

Waiting for this to happen....I can't justify the $700+ current price, let alone the pair on fleabay for $1200 lol. Someone in Singapore come bring me a pair please. beyersmile.png

post #110 of 686
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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post

Dang, I really want to jump on the ESW11, but I'm just afraid that it'll sound too familiar to the ES10 with lambskin pads, and then the rest of the decision would come down to whether I prefer the titanium cup or the wood cups.

 

It doesn't sound similar to the ES10. I have heard the demo unit.

post #111 of 686

I am hoping that the upper end clarity is similar. The only thing I dislike about the ES10 is the closed sound and the fact that the headphone leaks sound out and in more than some other portable phones. Otherwise, perfection for me. 

post #112 of 686

A japanese reviewer from the fujiya avic blog wrote that the ESW11 has a clear sound so i think it will be more similar to the W3000ANV than the other ATs.

post #113 of 686
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

It doesn't sound similar to the ES10. I have heard the demo unit.

 

I believe you. ES10 with lambskin ear pads also doesn't sound similar to the original ear pads. Something about the lambskin pads causes the sound signature to clean itself up while retaining the same thickness/weight.

 

How did the demo unit sound?

post #114 of 686

I found a few more photos of the ESW11LTD, I can't wait for the reviews to start coming in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #115 of 686
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

Expat, after using your ESW9, there was almost no going back to the horribleness of the stock ES10 pads. Honestly, AT made one of the best portable headphones at any price (I'd put them on league with the ED8) and strapped it with the worst ear pads. It's like Sleek Audio's excellent custom earphones strapped with the cheapest of cables. Why?

 

Well, 11, here I come!

I have Ed8, esw9 and es10s, and although i really like the AT's, no they are not in the same league in my book by any stretch of the imagination.  Now if you are talking about the W3000anv it's a different story.wink_face.gif

post #116 of 686
My ESW11LTD have already shipped!
Can't wait to get them here in Canada >.<<br />
I'll be sure to post my impressions as soon as I get them.

Unfortunately the only other AT cans I've tried are the a900x and the esw9 (which a lot of people in this thread are talking about so I guess it'd be a good point of comparison).

I've also tried the ED8 recently and owned the T5p in the past so I'll be able to compare to the flagship portable headphones.
Edited by GL1TCH3D - 11/19/12 at 7:20am
post #117 of 686

Well I did my pre-order at PriceJapan. I haven't received a shipping notification yet so I will have to be patient. It seems to me these cans are even harder to get by compared to W3000ANV release.

post #118 of 686

I emailed PriceJapan earlier asking about how soon then can ship if I ordered.  They said they will be getting more stock on 11/22. 

post #119 of 686

going to wait for the price to go down to 40k yen(500USD) mark. It is already at 45k yen(roughly 575USD) on amazon.co.jp

post #120 of 686

The initial batch of ESW11 finished production only around a week ago and now starting shipping out. I will only be getting mine next week :(

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