ES-R10 closed back dynamic headphone Sony R10 Replica Discussion/Impressions
Sep 17, 2022 at 2:14 PM Post #1,336 of 1,389

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How much are the going to sell them at? Direct pricing?
 
Sep 18, 2022 at 5:02 AM Post #1,337 of 1,389

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I'm guessing that's the company that bought 10? ...
It's cool that a company took notice enough to do that. Could only help with brand exposure
Nice! Agree! ESLabs deserves to have its work recognised. :)
 
Sep 18, 2022 at 5:04 AM Post #1,338 of 1,389

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So that’s 10 more gone from ever depleting run. I will need to take a quick decision, also waiting on Caldera and Expanse impressions. Having said that I could always get them at a later date.
That is true… those will always be there. The ES-R10 may not…
 
Sep 18, 2022 at 5:15 AM Post #1,339 of 1,389

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I live in Arizona, and we are just coming out of the monsoons. I notice that due to the wood, the sound will change due to the humidity. As it gets drier here, the sound becomes more open sound, the cups taking on a different quality. It is all good, humid or not and in HK, it is humid most of the time.
Heheh! In Singapore, @justanut and I have to put up with the elevated humidity all year round. :)
 
Sep 19, 2022 at 6:53 AM Post #1,340 of 1,389

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How do these compare to the Meze Liric? in terms of sounds but also comfort and drivability?

I'm surprised there hasn't been a comparison yet considering they are both high-end closed back and almost the exact price.
 
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A few years ago borrowed the Empyrean for a day (I know, not the same). They're very different sounds to be sure, but there's absolutely no question I prefer ES-R10 over Empyrean. The deep wood cups grant a certain magic you're not going to find with flat closed backs.
 
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Sep 20, 2022 at 3:21 AM Post #1,343 of 1,389

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Was so pleased with the 16 core silver cable from AliExpress that I ordered a 16 core UPOCC cable from the same store. Very nice! Whilst there is good clarity/transparency, there is also added note weight and improved timbre. :)

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Was so pleased with the 16 core silver cable from AliExpress that I ordered a 16 core UPOCC cable from the same store. Very nice! Whilst there is good clarity/transparency, there is also added note weight and improved timbre. :)

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Could you please share the link? 🍻
 
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Sep 20, 2022 at 5:24 PM Post #1,346 of 1,389

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Was so pleased with the 16 core silver cable from AliExpress that I ordered a 16 core UPOCC cable from the same store. Very nice! Whilst there is good clarity/transparency, there is also added note weight and improved timbre. :)

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Yeah I’ve been wanting to try solid silver myself, Which frustrated as I used to have that exact cable back in the day for my HE 560 V1
 
Sep 22, 2022 at 8:00 PM Post #1,347 of 1,389

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ES-R10 vs 009/009S

After A/B-ing all three extensively for 5hrs. The ES-R10 is the winner.

ES-R10 has more soul, body. Same resolution, detail as STAX.

The 009s both had better treble, sparkle and somewhat air.

R10 has that hollow arena sound as someone pointed out that makes it having a speical sound point compare to 009s.

So far the R10 is proving not to spend more than $1500 on headphones! 😃 that's the conclusion.
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ES-R10 vs O2-MK1 Please :D
 
Sep 23, 2022 at 10:28 AM Post #1,349 of 1,389

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Cool. Pic is kinda preaching to the choir here as most of us already own a set. I think it's great Headamp took notice and bought a few. It could only help ES Lab, Headamp didn't need to do it. 10 is a low number, sounds like they wanted to have enough for Canjam. Get em quick!
It's a genius move, a surprise black horse and certainly a conversation starter for people who didn't know and thought they had an OG R10 sitting on a demo table.
 
Sep 23, 2022 at 1:51 PM Post #1,350 of 1,389

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It's a genius move, a surprise black horse and certainly a conversation starter for people who didn't know and thought they had an OG R10 sitting on a demo table.
Well put. Sounds like you were there? I didn't even think about the surprise aspect of people thinking it was an OG R10. I bet that was a conversation starter. Hopefully it was received well. Can't imagine it wouldn't be.
 

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