Summary: For a portable, the ES-10 has surprisingly substantial sub-bass--very similar to the M50, with both able to almost match the D7000 all the way down to 30Hz (although the D7000 does it effortlessly, while the two AT models struggle a little bit more). In fact.
Pros: Warm and balanced sound, authoritative bass extension and weight, non-fatiguing
Summary: I've own most Audio Technica Portables (es7, esw9, esw10jpn, m50) and some other phone (Denon a100, tried Ultrasone 780 & 580). And This is by far my best choice. This may not be as good as esw10 but it is much more comfortable.
Pros: Sound, Comfort, Lightweight, Build quality
Cons: Price, Blink Blink looks might not suit everyone
Summary: I like this headphone a lot.
My initial thoughts are... undertones of cherry walnut, infused with Goji berry from the fifth mountain of Ming valley watercrest, beckoned by the hurricane of Sakura, the tiger can't reach the candle.
Summary: Best sound i ever heard from closed-up portables. Every headphones i have tried after es10, sounds boring, without bass and muffled. I was never after big opened up headphones for home listening. No doubt ES10 cant compete with those. But in category of portable headphones, es10 is the king.
Pros: best sound in portable category, look, easy to drive
Conclusion: Clearly, the natural home of the ES10 is high-octane rock, jazz, pop and similar. It is one of those components that puts in such an energetic performance that minor blemishes in areas like tonality simply cease to matter.
Excerpt: Mens markedet flyder over med hovedtelefoner, som ingen har hørt om før, er Audio Technica for længst blevet et veletableret navn. De laver hovedtelefoner til absolut alt, også til designbevidste musikelskere. Blandt bærbare hovedtelefoner hører ATH-ES10 til i den eksklusive ende.
Cons: Bærbare hovedtelefoner i denne prisklasse burde ikke mangle mikrofon/kontrol. Lyden kunne også være lidt mere frisk, hvis vi skal være kritiske, og de glatte ørepuder sidder ikke altid helt godt på øret.