I was shocked to see these wonderful phones cropping up all over Head-Fi.org, yet no well-deserved official Appreciation Thread, so I decided to kick one off!
Please post your experiences with these gorgeous woodies, African Padauk Cups clad with Black Dyed Lambskin Leather Pads, in a portable configuration, with flat storing, swiveling cups, and a nice pleather pouch.
Please feel free to post what expectations you held for them. What suprises they held for you, and what disappointments or pitfalls their design/ usability befell you.
Bring up what tonal and soundstaging nuances and characteristics held you cradled in the palm of their hand or running shrieking to another set of cans or vendor...
All in all this thread should be a meeting ground for every single borrower, tester, user, owner (past and present) and place for hopeful owner to glean knowledge from the "ESW9" experience.
Thank You All