Summary: As a professional recording engineer & audio purist, I've always wanted a pair of ESP950 headphones. Once I purchased a set, I was mesmerized by the sound quality. If you elect to hear crystal clear music without coloration or over-emphasized bass, then these are the headphones of choice.
Summary: I actually own 2 pair of these and have one hooked to my 2 channel audio only stereo and one to my a/v system. These headphones provide absolutely unmatched sound reproduction at a price that is very low for the technology involved.
Pros: Unparalleled sound reproduction
Cons: initial setup involves more calorie burning than normal headphones
Summary: I have owned these for 10 to 20 years and used the warranty at least once, at which time the drivers were renewed. I felt guilty spending so much on a set of headphones - until I heard them, after which I never regretted the purchase.
Summary: These are some of the best high-end headphones out there. The sound of these phones is full and natural. No heavy bass or bright highs. You can listen all night long. They are very comfortable, and lightweight. Pricey, but there are deals out there.
Summary: I've had these for 20 years now and love them. If you are into private listening with fullness and detail you should have a set of these. I am looking to buy a 2nd pair for my other stereo. They really stand behind the product. I had a problem once and they replaced them no questions asked.
Summary: I tried these at CES. They appeared to be designed as a flat response, extremely low distortion headphone for specialized applications, or by some pocket protected engineers who never took the time to listen to them. Maybe they listened to them but have bad taste.
Summary: May i just add one important factor with these fantastic cans. Please make an attempt to use all battery power when listening despite having the rca cord I was in cloud 9 and did not want to leave sonic heaven Very thirsty for juice but i use rechargable - right to the end of red light- with no...
Summary: For comparason's sake, I've got a Headroom amp I use to power Sony MDR V900's, Grado SR200's & my top dynamic choice: Sennheisser 580's. The sound source for all is a desktop Nakamichi CD system that I use on my nightable. The Koss 950 compares most closely with the Senn's sound.
Summary: First of all, these ESP-950's aren't for your average listener. These awesome headphones produce an accurate, detailed & very transparent sound most audiophiles and many amathur audiophiles (I'm in the later group) will enjoy using.