1. d3njiR1

    Choosing some "nice" cans under $100.

    I would like to buy a nice (at least as nice as you can get <$100) set of cans. I don't really care whether in-ear or over-ear. I mainly listen to instrumental/classical music (ex. ThePianoGuys, Beethoven, Mahler). Right now I am using a pair of Apple earbuds (ick) and I am really getting tired...
  2. Jacktaris

    Suggestions to upgrade from ES-7

    Hi everyone, noobie here. I've recently got into the audiophile world and my previous gears are ath-es7 and m50s.   I have listened to the m50s for awhile and sold them as i do not like the m50 sound signature. Find it to have a bit of recessed mids and i like my es7 more.   So...
  3. billbro

    Purchasing ATH-3000ANV

    Hi head-fiers,   I am just about to pick up a pair of new Audio Technica ATH-3000ANV, I know there is an appreciation thread, but I thought I would throw this out there.   So, as you are all probably aware head-fi is bad for the wallet - after coming back to do some light browsing I...
  4. Profoundsoup

    Best closed back headphones for $600 or less without "Sharp" Treble

    Title says it all :)
  5. Vargulf

    Audio Technica Disappointment Thread

    I have had a pair of ESW9's for about a year but with no more than a month of heavy wear (meaning simply I wear them into the city).   The headphone band supposedly made of a supple lambskin is starting to disintegrate and looks like it is actually a crappy synthetic copy of leather, So only...
  6. meyner

    comfort + high quality non IEM headphones???

    hi, i currently have a ESW9 and i like the headphones quite a lot. However, after wearing them for a couple of hours (usually 2:30 hours to three hours) my ears start to ache some what. When i am at home i use the AD900x so its not a problem but there are times where i am walking around campus a...
  7. BigCabDaddy

    Why so little mention of the SOL Tracks HD?

    As I've mentioned elsewhere, I'm the proud new owner of AT ESW9 headphones. But at Christmas I'd gotten my oldest daughter a pair of SOL Tracks HD before starting this journey back into audiophilia. Just now was the first time we had the occasion to A/B compare the two. For good measure, we...
  8. RugbyPlayer

    Need Some advice

    Hello all, i hate to post a new thread like this however in the big ol 1500+ page long thread I was getting pretty limited feedback   I am looking for a headphone to pair with my incoming cowon Z2 player. I also use a recently aquired Sansa clip which is rockboxed and an ipod classic.  ...
  9. chunli

    Can't find the perfect headphones...Would love some help!

    Hi All,   So I don't know if I can officially categorize myself as an audiophile since oh man are there some crazy music lovers out there. =)  But I come pretty close.  I live in headphones whether its listening to music, watching movies, tv shows, etc.  I feel like I'm going through so many...
  10. SurdifiableOne

    Headphone Recommendations?

    I'm looking for a nice pair of headphones. To be more specific, on-ear or over-ear headphones. I listen to a lot of bass-heavy songs like rap, dubstep, techno, and on occasions I listen to some more instrumental music like Marvin Gaye, metal and rock. I want something that is bass-heavy when it...
  11. Xtralglactic

    Heads up! Dick Smith "Premium headphones VT H68" aluminum and leather construct Just letting headfi know about this possible hidden Gem of a headphone for Australian consumers. Its on sale at $20 now (16/12/14) at DS electronics. These actually remind me of phonak PFE 132's (grey tips) when i listen to...
  12. KT66

    How to change ear pads on Audio Technica ES range of headphones - help needed

    Sorry for my newbie style question but I really don't want to ruin my new and shiny ATH-ES10s.   I have received some ESW9 pads (as recommend on the main ES10 thread)- how do I change them over.?   I know with DT1350s I can just gently pull them off   help please??!!!!!
  13. XiuberHD419

    Good headphone for cello music and rap under $200

    Im looking for a new pair of headphones for under $200, and I like listening to the above to types of music, any suggestions?
  14. dmort

    Gonna spend some money - I don't need advice, just fellow audiophiles to discuss options with up to $500 budget

    Howdy all - like I said in the title, I need to chat with people as opposed to just reading threads....   I have a decent flac collection, foobar, etc. I use a Gilmore lite + psu and an emotiva xda1. My current phones are AKG k601, AT ESW9, JVC HA s500, and a pair of px100s. (I also have the...
  15. bluedolphin

    Audio technica ATH-ESW9 Real vs Fakes?

    I wish to buy a Audio technica ATH-ESW9 fheadphones i think theese one are best priceway I was looking at Ebay prices ranging between 160-320 USD. But which one to trust. The fakes is just plastic-wood while the real is Hokkaido cherry wood tree from Japan.   They mostly shipped from either...
  16. pekingduck

    New Audio Technica Limited Edition Woodies: ATH-ESW9LTD!!

      Product Info The dignified sound rich sound field by Wood housing carved solid teak wood is a natural three major precious wood world. Specially designed φ42mm driver of OFC-6N bobbin-wound voice coil adoption to enjoy hi-res sound source in a relaxed tone that is warm. Adopt permalloy...
  17. bluedolphin

    Audio Technica ATH-ESW9 Real Vs Fake?

    I wish to buy a Audio technica ATH-ESW9 from cherry wood headphones i think theese one are best priceway I was looking at Ebay prices ranging between 160-320 USD. But which one to trust. The fakes is just plastic-wood while the real is Hokkaido cherry tree from Japan.   They mostly shipped...
  18. NJ Hero

    Looking for headphones

    Hi, I'm looking for headphones for my boss. I've bought my headphones with the help of this forum in the past and I'm looking for the same help again. He enjoys Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin, Rolling Stones, Metallica, and Guns and Roses. His budget is around $120-$200.
  19. derpydum

    Closed alternative to Grado?(Closed headphones good for metal/rock)

    So I very recently got some 225is (having no experience in open phones)  and i really like the sound but there are a few factors that are extremely annoying. No isolation at all, making it hard to listen without interruption , Everyone complains about leakage and honestly the comfort lacks(...
  20. klatu10

    Looking to upgrade my Audio Technica ATH ESW9.

    So I have a pair of Audio Technica ATHESW9. Great headphones. Im ready for an upgrade. I really like the sound of Audio Technica-maybe they have an upgraded model?   I picked up Senheiser Momentums. They are great but not comfortable. Any suggestions?   I like in over or around ear. I...
  21. baronkatz

    The Battle of the Portables - A review of my headphones: Audio Technica ATH-ES10 vs. ESW9A vs. Denon AH-D950 vs. Ultrasone Edition 8 vs. Beyerdynamic DT770Pro 32Ohm Limited Edition

    Dear Fellow Head-Fiers,   I wanted to create a list of the various headphones I have to give you an idea of how they differ and chime in on my opinion of them. You may agree or disagree but this is my general view for anyone searching for headphones. This is kind of my way of giving back to...
  22. ajm

    Most Intimate Mids Audio Technica ESW9 vs HIfiman Re262

    I am looking for an iem or headphone that has the most intimate, forward mids with good bass. Treble is not important.  I will be using them with a desktop amp if need be. I will listen to jazz and female vocals. From the research I have done these seem to be the most midcentric headphones or...
  23. LingLing1337

    ESW9A vs ESW9?

    Basically what the title says... what difference is there? The ESW9A are about $50 cheaper than the ESW9 for me. I have heard that the ESW9A is just a different kind of wood, is this true? Thanks.
  24. nero45

    Some Help for a pair of Cans

    Hey everyone!   Looking into getting some cans for my commute and for home use. My music collection is very eclectic and I'm in no way an audiophile, although I do appreciate good quality sound. I'm looking at the AKG K545 and the Marshall Monitors currently but am open to suggestions. I don't...
  25. the search never ends

    Monster Diamond Tears (Review added 10/6)

            A few pics of the cans, my camera skills suck. The cans are by far the most nuetral by monster I've heard.