I have been listening to the ESW9's for about 4 days now and I must say I didn't expect them to be this good. For the size of the drivers they sure can pack a punch and deliver sound that is both pleasing and engaging enough without sounding too laid back. Yes the sound is heavily colored but that is what makes these headphones special in my opinion, the majestic mids and cozy sound sig really puts a smile on my face. Considering this headphone is for portable use (which I feel guilty about taking them outside) they convey a sound that is very well rounded and suited to many genres, also they look gorgeous and are decently comfortable. For 200 bucks they are worth every penny and the best praise I can give this little headphone is that they make my K701's sound anemic and desolate in comparison... Highly recommended!
Couldn't have said it better myself! If you are worried about taking them out check out the case I use, it's in my profile. They're so great for nearly all genres and are really fun cans.
I wanted to trade them for some grados but I was so close to them I just couldn't.
Get this, I had some extra invisible shields laying around and I cut them and fit them to the wooden cups, so that they're industrially scratch proof!