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6.8 out of 10

Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9

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Overall 10
10

Excellent Head Phones

Trumpet Soloman, buydig.com
30 June 2012
  • Summary: Great Sound, High Quality & Good Fit
  • Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Value, Great Sound
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

bjmr, head-fi.org
13 October 2011
  • Summary: I purchased the Audio Technica ESW9a. These have African Paduak shells rather than the cherry of the Japanese release. The ESW9a is made in Japan.      Physical:         First, these are most definitely not circumaural headphones. The pads have a slope, the outside edge of which extends to the tops and bottoms of my ears (medium size) if positioned just so. The pads to press your ears down.
  • Pros: Warm but still punchy tone, large soundstage, lightweight, subtle good looks, comfortable
  • Cons: No accessories, disappointing cable, delicate brackets, don't fold for travel
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Overall 8
7.8
Value for money 7
7.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 7
7.0
Durability 8
8.0
Bass quality 7
7.0

User Review

Phkd, Headphone Reviews
13 October 2011
  • Summary: I f'ing love these things. They are my portables of choice. setup: Cowon A2 MP3 player (320 kbps mp3's), Earcandy mini-mini, Ray Samuels SR-71 amp, ATH-ESW9. The bass is AWESOME. so deep and powerful but the driver must weigh next to nothing because it is very accurate. So powerful that they will overwhelm your music if you like to crank the bass. However this is only just a possibility.
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Overall 7
7.3
Value for money 9
9.0
Sound quality 7
7.0
Comfort 6
6.0
Durability 5
5.0
Bass quality 8
8.0

User Review

dalethorn, Headphone Reviews
13 October 2011
  • Summary: Despite some so-so ratings on individual features, the sound is amazingly good for the price. I would rate the ESW9 sound as equal to most headphones in the $400 to $500 range, with the possible exception of soundstage, since in that respect it sounds about like its size suggests.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

stereoguy, head-fi.org
13 October 2011
  • Summary: I might not have gotten these if I had'nt heard them. I was milling around the best buy and put on a few cans. I thought these were the best sounding cans Best Buy had on their wall- portable or otherwise. It was not even that close. Maybe not the ideal comparing circumstance but the ESW9's really impressed me. They had some other AT models, AKG, Pioneer, Bose and B&W for sampling- not sure the models.
  • Pros: Nicely judged tonal balance
  • Cons: Needs some TLC, not a rugged portable
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

BigCabDaddy, head-fi.org
13 October 2011
  • Summary: So do you go with what you like or with what's best for you? I guess at the juncture at most points in my life I've gone with the former. In headphones too that has me going back to the ESW9s again and again. They are NOT my most accurate cans. Even while listening, I know I'm not hearing the whole story. But somehow, the sound of these headphones just grabs me like nothing has so far.
  • Pros: Great warmth of sound. Fabulous looks.
  • Cons: Very cheap, flimsy, and short cable.
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Overall 10
10

ATH ESW9

annie, buydig.com
13 December 2010
  • Summary: Very good sound effect and quality. Perhaps the only problem is that you should take good care of it.
  • Pros: Comfortable
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Overall 10
10

Great headphone

Candc07, buydig.com
27 November 2010
  • Summary: These thing sound great; the best I own.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Durable, Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
  • Cons: Cord Too Short
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Overall 8
8.0

Great portable headphones!

Alco, buydig.com
19 July 2010
  • Summary: I upgraded to these from AT-ES7 headphones and the ATH-ESW9A's are much better in terms of comfort. I can wear these for hours without feeling the pinch on the ears (unlike the AT-ES7). For portable headphones the sound is great and doesn't require an amp. Although closed they don't keep sound entirely out but does do a pretty good job keeping sound in.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Good Bass, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
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Overall 8
8.0

Quality

I love quality sound, buydig.com
21 June 2010
  • Summary: Very comfortable up to 2 hrs. Around 2 hrs of wearing, the cup feels a bit small and I already have small ears. My ears my get tired faster when I wear a hat and the headphones pushes my upper ear into my hat, and that gets kinda tiring. Sound quality is superb. Great mids, highs, and lows. Not the best for sound isolation, but you should know that already. It wasn't meant for sound isolation. Just quality sound, comfort, and portability.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
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