Been reading this thread for at least 5 times per month. lol. This shootout as well as the IEM's reviews have been fantastic and a great resource for a lot of people.
I'm currently eyeing a good headphone that has good midrange and good balance (and something that looks good) and so far I'm set on taking Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A. Based on your review, ESW9 fits my requirements just fine. Any other headphone that you think are "more worth it" than ESW9 for what I'm looking?