Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9 and ATH-ESW9A Thread
Oct 29, 2017 at 7:30 AM Post #752 of 781

lesiashelby

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The thread seems to be dying. Will try to liven it up: I know there are differences in sound compared to ath es10. Would you recommend buying an es10, if I own an esw9? I love the sound of esw9 for acoustic music and jazz, but need something for aggressive styles of rock.
By the way, mine are still going strong :o2smile:. Second owner, got recabled by the first one. Don't think I'll ever sell them, as it seems to be a museum piece pretty soon.

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Oct 29, 2017 at 7:53 AM Post #753 of 781

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AA90A67C-D01C-46C6-8F09-41BCD1BFC97F.jpeg I covered it early on.

I have had my ATH-ESW9 for Aeons.

I tried the ES10 - but bought the ESW9.

A couple of years later I bought the ES10. Bought leather ATH-ESW11 pads for em. Nope, didnt get better.

Later bought the ATH-ESW11. Much better choice If you love the ESW9 and want something more.

I think I did a big comparison over a few posts in the ATH-ESW11 thread between the three

I recently had the ESW9 repaired and refurbished after one of the swivels broke. New everything.

Get the ESW11
 
Oct 29, 2017 at 8:33 AM Post #755 of 781

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Nov 11, 2017 at 7:32 PM Post #758 of 781

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Mine just gathers dust. Reason for this is the swivel broke on both sides and it was to expensive to buy parts from AT. Can't find any with shooted drivers etc for parts.
No options for me I think, unless I will luckily find one of these knock-offs that were floating few years back
 
Nov 14, 2017 at 11:04 AM Post #759 of 781

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Find someone with a 3D printer, and scan in the original swivel joints?
 
Mar 18, 2018 at 8:47 AM Post #762 of 781

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The swivel joint broke for me too :frowning2: It's the headphone's 6th year with me so while I've had tens of thousands of hours spent with it, I'm still sad to see it finally broke. I wonder if there's anything that can still be done though? Don't really want to purchase a new one so I'd rather find a way to fix it and still use it.

Let me know if you find way of fixing it. I was thinking of replacing whole headband with swivels etc taken from some cheap phones but it's not easy to find correct size (and look)
 

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