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post #271 of 687
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Originally Posted by dan_can View Post

Tried momentum today and didn't like it. Prefer my Sony ex1000 to it.
Any comparisons between esw11 and momentum?


Compared it briefly, momentum is darker and have a cleaner sound

post #272 of 687
Does anyone have any comparisons to the DT1350?
post #273 of 687

ESW11 definitely less analytical and more romantic sounding than DT1350

post #274 of 687
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Originally Posted by TheOtus View Post

Doing a compare now...

Thanks for this comparison.

post #275 of 687
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Originally Posted by punks15 View Post

ESW11 definitely less analytical and more romantic sounding than DT1350

 

That is true. It should also be said, that the ESW11 does not sound good with every source. It is rather picky.

 

EDIT: to my ears so far, best source is my Vintag(y) Philips CD-Player.


Edited by RAFA - 1/6/13 at 1:55am
post #276 of 687
Interesting, thanks for the comparisons, I'm going to order a pair soon as well.
post #277 of 687

I forgot who PM'ed me before. But anyways... here is a short comparison between the ESW11LTD and W3000ANV for anyone that is interested. No sophisticated style writing whatsoever as English is not my native language.

 

The W3000ANV wins hands down with a good sized soundstage and imaging, extending well down with control, great dynamics and texture. I used to like the mids on the W3000ANV a lot until I got familiar with the ESW11LTD. Maybe preferences changed over time or I just heard better for myself. The ESW11LTD will sound overall more natural and weighty. The mids are really nice and its strongest trait. The W3000ANV mids may impress you with a drugged like mental state which for my taste may sometimes be a bit too much. So if you are really in the mood for that that might do well or not.

 

Although soundstage and imaging on the ESW11LTD is not as good as the W3000ANV there are no real flaws. I think the only most notably complaint I could give to the ESW11LTD is the bass. The bass quantity is just ever so slightly over the edge of asking the front presentation (boomy). So it would have been better if that was tamed and if it could extent down a little more. Anyone who owns a ESW11LTD noticed it has two tiny 'holes' at the top of the cup? Might serve as a air port? The W1000X I owned had those too.

 

Both woodies are not perfect for my taste. So I am still hoping for Audio Technica to continue with their woodies until I find one that simply understand me. But I will keep these two for now! These are limited wink.gif


Edited by cky8 - 1/16/13 at 1:31pm
post #278 of 687

there is no point of comparing ESW11ltd with high-end and full-size headphones because the price tag clearly targeted at Collectors. Anyone here have any idea how many will ever be produced?

post #279 of 687
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Originally Posted by Meoow View Post

there is no point of comparing ESW11ltd with high-end and full-size headphones because the price tag clearly targeted at Collectors. Anyone here have any idea how many will ever be produced?

 

This number is unknown. Just take a look there: numbers. I guess this number is 2000 pieces.


Edited by asko - 1/18/13 at 6:54pm
post #280 of 687
I read on a site that its limited to 1000. I posted it earlier in this thread.
post #281 of 687
Usually, it's limited to 1000
post #282 of 687

Today I have chance to test ESW11 paired with the latest Ortofon amp the MHD-7, I think they sound wonderful.

 

MHD-7 really bring the magical midrange from ESW11 to another level!, it's so sweet, fluid, and intimate, really special for female vocal. Another addition is for bass impact, which is improve the impact and still clear.

 

If ihave to put the cons, I think it's at soundstage wise, it's not narrow or overly small, it's just not as spacious and large as other amp like Portaphile 627 or RSA SR71A.

post #283 of 687

Is there any comparison to the ESW9? Is the ESW11LTD worth the extra 500+ $?

post #284 of 687
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Originally Posted by wredj10 View Post

Is there any comparison to the ESW9? Is the ESW11LTD worth the extra 500+ $?

I'd like to know this as well, is it a night and day difference because for me it would kind of have to be for the extra 500.

post #285 of 687
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Originally Posted by TheMiddleSky View Post

Today I have chance to test ESW11 paired with the latest Ortofon amp the MHD-7, I think they sound wonderful.

 

MHD-7 really bring the magical midrange from ESW11 to another level!, it's so sweet, fluid, and intimate, really special for female vocal. Another addition is for bass impact, which is improve the impact and still clear.

 

If ihave to put the cons, I think it's at soundstage wise, it's not narrow or overly small, it's just not as spacious and large as other amp like Portaphile 627 or RSA SR71A.


Is the MHD-7 still available on store? I would like to try it

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