Thank you for all the comments!
Sorry the response being late , there is a time difference over the globe ..
> I would say it was quite bass heavy...
> Don't you think so?
I think the bass is strong but not overwhelming like ES7 and it's more articulate. this is good thing IMO.
> What kind of amp is that?
Yes, that is SR-71 as tk3 said so. The setup in the picture is iMod5.5G/Cryo X Silver dock/SR71.
I tried it with MOVE first but efficiency of ESW9 is somewhat lower for the class. My MOVE is set at low gain mode for IEM so hard to get adequate level of volume. With that said, I use SR71.
> So, soundwise how does it compare with the ES7?
> I'd really like to see a comparison between these and the HD25-1's.
I forgot to mention, my ES7 has recabled by Alex(apuresound) so it's not fair to A/B. however, in my opinion ESW9 is better than ES7.
Speaking about the difference to ES7/HD25, I'd rather say it would be a matter of sound signature preference.
I think the preference would be depended on the genre of music. For example, with decent amp being used, ESW9 sounds excellent with orchestral music as its wider open soundstage and airy clear music representation. Instruments timbre is beautiful as well. On the other hand, I guess heavy metal fan may prefer ES7/HD25, but this is just my thought ..
Anyway, on this second day it's getting better, I like this one.