Audio Technica product coming my way.
Mar 2, 2006 at 5:23 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 18

boead

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I got a slew of Audio Technica product coming my way.

I have to decide what I want, for myself and what I will want to sell. Its all NEW product.

What Headphones are worth owning? WHich are easiest to sell?
http://www.audio-technica.com/cgi-bi.../headphones.pl

I like Sennheiser HD600's, I don't like Grado.
 
Mar 2, 2006 at 6:32 PM Post #2 of 18

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you want to keep everything except the ones made out of wood - those you can send to me.
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Mar 2, 2006 at 6:35 PM Post #3 of 18

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jahn
you want to keep everything except the ones made out of wood - those you can send to me.
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Yeah the wooden ones suck. I'd be glad to help ya dispose of them.
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Mar 2, 2006 at 8:44 PM Post #5 of 18

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I’m looking closely at these. Can anyone describe what some of these sound like and opinions on. Any other models better for one reason or another?

Also, I thought Audio Technica made much more expensive headphones but I don’t see them. Who sells Audio Technica online?


ATH-EC7 GM (Ear-bud/clip-on Hybrid Headphones)
http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/he...903/index.html
$249 MSRP

ATH-EW9 (Adjustable Wooden Clip-on Headphones)
http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/he...fe9/index.html
$329

ATH-EM9r (Adjustable Aluminum Clip-on Headphones)
http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/he...153/index.html
$299

ATH-AD700 (Open-air Dynamic Headphones)
http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/he...56f/index.html
$249

ATH-A700 (Closed-back Dynamic Headphones)
http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/he...6d2/index.html
$299

ATH-PRO700 SV (Professional Monitor Headphones)
http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/he...07f/index.html
$279
 
Mar 2, 2006 at 8:52 PM Post #8 of 18

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They do sell more expensive headphones. The list you have above is the limited number of headphones audio-technica Americas sells in the States.

audiocubes has a better representation of what's available.

http://www.audiocubes.com/brand/Audi...sort=1a&page=5

But that won't be all that useful to you. The key items of interest recently are

ATH-A900
ATH-AD2000
ATH-W5000
ATH-W1000
ATH-ES5
ATH-ES7
ATH-EW9
ATH-CM7ti

and some others. There are also the discontinued ones, such as the ATH-A900LTD, ATH-L3000. It's these latter ones that are of the most interest.

Best,

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Mar 2, 2006 at 10:00 PM Post #10 of 18

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Don't buy from the USA vendors. The prices are absolutely rediculously marked up, sometimes to triple the original value imported. Audiocubes and jjcha's list is definitely where you want to look...
 
Mar 2, 2006 at 11:02 PM Post #11 of 18

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Don't buy from the USA vendors. The prices are absolutely rediculously marked up, sometimes to triple the original value imported. Audiocubes and jjcha's list is definitely where you want to look...


Yeah, I’m not a vendor or retailer. I may get paid for some work in product from Audio Technica, I’d rather the $$ but whatever gets me paid.
If I get the product, I’ll keep some for myself and sell the rest. I’ll offer it to people here if that’s in good taste, and sell it on Audiogon and possibly eBay (yuck!).

So I need to make a list of headphones that people would want and determine how much I can get for it (obviously undercutting any retail seller).

I’m not very familiar with the sound of Audio Technica headphones, so have no way to choose whats wanted or not and what I may want for myself.

I do think I want a pair of these small earphones made of wood because they look cool. But how do they sound?
 
Mar 2, 2006 at 11:09 PM Post #12 of 18

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Get a pair of ATH-AD2000s :drool:
 
Mar 2, 2006 at 11:48 PM Post #13 of 18

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Quote:

Originally Posted by boead
I do think I want a pair of these small earphones made of wood because they look cool. But how do they sound?


I saw a guy wearing them on our Tube once - I asked him if they had warmer sound and he said "Yes", but that was obviously a leading question.
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I have a pair of AD500s and they are superb for most stuff. I gave my friend (who has some Shure e2c's and Etymotic er4i's) a pair for her to try out and she really enjoys them too. They don't isolate as they are open cans, but they're extremely comfortable, sound good with almost everything, and allow me to locate enemies in BF2 with great precision.
 
Mar 3, 2006 at 12:17 AM Post #14 of 18

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Quote:

Originally Posted by boead
I do think I want a pair of these small earphones made of wood because they look cool. But how do they sound?


The EW9s are the best clip-ons that AT has in terms of sound (and looks IMO). They are a fair bit warmer than its metal counterparts and have fuller bass. That said, I still couldn't get used to em and sold em off (been through em7, EM9d, EW9).
 

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