Beautiful, airy, mid-centric headphones.
These are one of the most beautiful on-ear headphones ever made. The Echizen Urushi makes the dark cherry wood grains of the cups appear somewhat 3D. Comfort is somehow a little better than the ESW9, but isolation remains a weakness. It does not isolate as much as say the B&W P5, HD25-I-II or DT1350.
From time to time, I buff and clean them with the same high quality leather conditioner used for my Edition 8.