Pros: Quality of Materials, Construction, Caliber of Sound Reproduction, Looks
Cons: None so far
Hello Fellow Head-Fi'ers,
I've gotten my pair of Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A's delivered today, and not only am I a changed man by the experience of donning my highest quality pair of cans auditioned; I'm now an A-T man for good.
I first thought they were pretty good looking. Pretty DARN GOOD LOOKING. But what is style over substance?
Fortunately I had my experience with the Victor HP-FX500's to teach me the virtue of Woodie Headphones. Also how fabulous they could be.
Originally I'd intended to get the EARSUIT ATH-ES10 Titaniums. They're supposed to have more HOLY BASS. Much more than the EARSUIT Le Luxe ATH-ESW9A... about TWICE as much.
HOWEVER, being on a budget, and wanting to hear a full-sized pair of woodies, I relented to my instincts and went with these. BOY AM I GLAD I DID!!!
RICH Honeysuckle mids, Caramel mids, Butterscotch and Honey lacquered treble and a dense, stiffly resonant Bass Backbone that echoes through the wood. All with Resolution that soars through the very polite placement of soundstaging.
I couldn't be happier. EVERY TONE SOUNDS PROPER. CORRECT. DELIGHTFUL.
Like I said, I'm now an A-T Man.