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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

I have the ESW10's and have had them for a long time. I have a number of other phones as well. I find it odd that harshness is being heard with them, unless the music is harsh. I recently had them recabled with TWag v3 OM I think so much of them. Single ended or balanced (they are balanced and can be used single ended with my adapter), they sing. On well recorded live music they are true to the sound and very pure. IMO 

 

edit: at first I was not impressed with the ESW10's and didn't even use them very much. Then I used them to burn in amps and so on. They got many hours on them and the sound changed. They opened up, became very smooth but not lifeless. They are one of my favorite phones and most likely, the last I would ever get rid of. Very hard to find now. I did just order a new set of ear pads, lamb, to make sure I have some for the future. There are many fake ESW10's out there. 

 

Interesting, I thought that was just an issue with the ESW9.

 

I wasn't super impressed with the ESW11 at first listen, but when I came back to them the next day I liked them much better. I think that first day all of the expectations complicated things, as a Sony PH1 arrived at the same time. When I came back and listened less critically I found that the ESW11 hit all the right notes for me, and I am quite pleased with their sound. I still don't like supra-aurals but these are keepers.

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I returned the ATH-ESW11 to their rightful owner. Thank you for the lend Shigzeo....I miss them already `sob`.

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Found cool measurements here (ATH-ES10) and here (W3000ANV). I think it can be interesting for someone here.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks.
heres a few more woodies from the Golden Ears Accudio app and another ES10.

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It's interesting. I thought that the ATH-ESW9 and the ATH-ESW10JPN are identical. It seems that Golden Ears' measurements are correct because they are similar to inner|fidelity's measurements of the ATH-ESW9 and sonove's (ソノベ) FR graph of the ATH-ESW10JPN.

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Too bad there's no ESW11 at there. Still an interesting graph though

post #367 of 670
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Originally Posted by retrophonic View Post

This is exciting, I found a few more photos.

 

 

 

 

A little off topic, but what are the headphones on the left?  Just looking for a little perspective.  Thanks.

 

It looks like the ATH-ES700, but I'm far from sure...


Edited by ButtUglyJeff - 6/16/13 at 5:52pm
post #368 of 670

Yes, it's the ATH-ES700. I'm sure of it.

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How does ATH-ESW11LTD compare to the W1000, W3000 or W5000?

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I would say that it sounds a lot like a D7000, pretty much the opposite of a W5000. When I briefly heard the W1000 it was somewhere in between.


Edited by grokit - 6/30/13 at 12:53pm
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Originally Posted by musicday View Post

How does ATH-ESW11LTD compare to the W1000, W3000 or W5000?

ESW11LTD will be the darkest sounding compare to them, and also has the least spacious soundstage (due the small housing). Keep in mind that the 11 still has really good clarity and doesn't sound muffled at all.

 

Also dare I say that the 11 is the most allrounder from the group.

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Originally Posted by musicday View Post

How does ATH-ESW11LTD compare to the W1000, W3000 or W5000?

ESW11LTD will be the darkest sounding compare to them, and also has the least spacious soundstage (due the small housing). Keep in mind that the 11 still has really good clarity and doesn't sound muffled at all.

 

Also dare I say that the 11 is the most allrounder from the group.

T5P beat them all?

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I would say: Very different taste! biggrin.gif

post #374 of 670
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Originally Posted by musicday View Post

How does ATH-ESW11LTD compare to the W1000, W3000 or W5000?

 

W1000 I haven't heard, but I own W1000X, and I've heard W3000ANV, W5000, and ESW11LTD.

 

As said, ESW11LTD is very dark compared to those 3. Treble is obviously rolled off with ESW11LTD to my ears.

 

But as said, ESW11LTD doesn't sound muddy. That's because the 53mm used is very efficient and fast, and it still allows ESW11LTD to handle complex sound passages quite well.

 

If you want more treble and clarity, ES10 is the better choice.

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When i think of the ES10 i just think of having to adapt to that huge amount of bass.  I don't know if it burned in and toned down or i got used to it.  It matches really well with analytical players though due to that.  I would think the 11's would have more balance.

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