and a natural progression from the esw9 would be the AKG545.
Also if you want to stay small, a side option is the Mikros90 but modding is necessary to get the comfort and bass but it is very detailed stock..
All other cans I tried had only some attributes but my main attraction to a headphone is realism an life (not dull or lifeless ) and alot of very, very good cans out there do not give realism the same.
many may sound technically correct but still lack some life (example:focal spirit pro & kef m500) only compared to others like the top ones I recommend and if you never compared you would never realize and be happy regardless because ignorance is bliss..
as they are still very good cans but we are talking about top comparisons and they are still above most mid tier headphones
Edited by Maxx134 - 10/11/14 at 2:48pm