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Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9
6.7 out of 10

Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9

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Overall 8
8.0

Luxury Portable

Cynthia W., Newegg
28 December 2012
  • Summary: These are phenomenal headphones, especially for portables. Worth every penny. They are good without an amp, but I have them team with a Fiio E11 which really brings out the bass and mids.
  • Pros: 1) wood driver housings 2) lambskin earpads and protein leather headband 3) butter-smooth midrange 4) tight bass 5) comfort level after break in 6) quality of build materials
  • Cons: 1) highs roll off a bit 2) plastic holding housings to band seems cheap and breakable 3) cost for a portable headphone 4) leather pouch for carrying - a hard case to protect these would beauties would be better
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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.
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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

Great portable headphones!

Alco, buydig.com
19 July 2010
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish, Good Bass
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Overall 8
8.0

Quality

I love quality sound, buydig.com
21 June 2010
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound, Stylish, Lightweight, Compact, Comfortable
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Overall 8
7.9
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 7
7.0
Durability 8
8.0
Bass quality 7
7.0

User Review

Phkd, Headphone Reviews
16 March 2008
  • 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.
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